New Starters! 17 December

Welcome to our five new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Yuka is from Japan. She works as a dental hygienist and also as a textile artist. Her hobbies are walking and sewing. She last studied English twenty years ago so really wants to refresh her knowledge of the language and learn some new vocabulary!

Fernanda is from Brazil and has come here with her fiance Paulo. She loves to travel, go out for dinner and party with friends. She also likes to do sports and relax at the beach. She studied Biology at university but works as a traffic officer. She wants to improve her English so she has more confidence speaking with other nationalities and also to give her more opportunities in life.

Paulo is also from Brazil. He enjoys sporting activities, particularly working out and CrossFit. He also loves to travel and has visited more than 25 countries. He studied International Relations and works for the government as a foreign trade analyst. He chose Australia for his English studies as it is one of his favoruite countries, because of the nice weather and cool vibes!

Nadine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her parents are both farmers and they grow fruit and vegetables, as well as having pigs and cows. In her free time Nadine likes to sew, knit, draw and see friends. She completed a 3 year apprenticeship as  a pastry chef and would next like to go to a hospitality school. For her studies she needs to speak perfect English, so this is what brings her to Lexis for the next 6 months.

Marina is from Madrid, Spain. Her passion is travelling, and she also enjoys reading and watching TV. After completing her studies in Tourism she worked as a receptionist in a boutique hotel in Ibiza. She is now here in Byron Bay to improve her English so she can find a better job when she returns to Spain.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Graduation! 14 December

Congratulations and farewell to our twelve students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Eva, from Sweden, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Her time with us has been very short but sweet, and we have loved having her here the past couple of weeks! She was very enthusiastic to learn and always happy to contribute in class discussions. We hope you enjoy your travels around Australia with your daughters!

Karsten, from Germany, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. His time with us has also been very short, just 1 week, after joining us from Lexis Brisbane. He worked well in class and participated actively in group discussions. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron and managed to do plenty of surfing!

Laura, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Claudia says it has been lovely having her in class, describing her as an enthusiastic, hard working student who was always happy to contribute to class discussions. She was also a very motivated student and should be very proud of all her improvements! Well done on your much deserved A grade Laura!

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Class farewell drinks for Mary, Cecilia, Madoka and Leo

Mary-Sheila, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She is an extremely diligent and enthusiastic student, which all of her teachers said made her an absolute pleasure to teach! Josie says her positivity and warmth made her a great contribution to the class. Enjoy your travels Mary!

Cecilia, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. Josie described her as a positive and friendly student, with a smile and laughter that always brightened up the class atmosphere! We hope you continue to practice your English and wish you all the best for the future!

Madoka, from Japan, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She had a great attitude to learning and put a lot of effort into her studies. She was always eager and interested to learn and this made her a real asset to the class. All of her hard work paid of with her graduating with a well deserved A!

Leonardo, from Brazil, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him at Lexis. Leo is a very polite, thoughtful and friendly student. Josie said his outgoing and lively character always helped to lighten the class atmosphere and make everyone laugh. Enjoy your break Leo and we look forward to seeing you again when you start our Business Course!

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Lena, from Germany, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She is a focused, diligent, hardworking student. Elizabeth appreciated all of her efforts and participation, particularly her pertinent and passionate contributions in class discussions. Good luck for the future Lena, we are sure you will go on to do amazing things!

Andrea, from the Czech Republic, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She has been a wonderful student; hard working and always friendly. Her English has improved in all areas and she graduates at an Upper Intermediate level with and Advanced in listening. Well done Andrea!

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Ibon at our ‘Make a Bag’ activity

Ibon, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a polite, funny and friendly student. Thanks to his inquisitive nature and participation in activities he has made progress in all areas. We hope you continue to use your new language and wish you the very best for the future!

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Carlos at our soccer match against BBELS

Carlos, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has kept us very entertained during his time at Lexis and we will all miss his bubbly personality when he leaves. He worked extremely well with all his classmates, always bringing great enthusiasm and attitude to class. It has been wonderful to watch his English improve since his first day and he should be very proud of his achievements!

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Armel, from France, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. Serena has loved teaching and says he has become a very important part of the class and Lexis. She is grateful for the laughter and positive attitude he brought to school each day and the whole class will greatly miss him next week! Good luck with finding work in Australia Armel!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we had a delightful morning and afternoon making dreamcatchers!

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I demonstrated first how to make the netting and then assisted the students to do their own (with some needing more assistance than others!)

Using our box of materials, beads, shells and feathers we then decorated our dreamcatchers, with some beautiful results!

Carlos showed us just one of the many things they can now do with their dreamcatcher…

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Previously students have given them as a gift (often to their homestay families!), hung them in their vans before going off traveling, decorated their bags with them, and taken them home as a souvenir of their time in Byron! Or they can use them for their original purpose and simply hang them in their rooms to protect them from bad dreams!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Native Speaker – Adrienne’s Options Class

Teacher Adrienne is famed for making all her lessons fun and interesting, and her feedback comments very often include both these words, along with ‘she really cares’ and ‘she has helped me so much’. Her students love her enthusiasm and passion for teaching and we love finding out what they’ve been up to in class…

For one of Adrienne’s recent Native Speaker options classes, which teaches phrasal verbs, idioms and slang, the focus was on ‘getting directions’.

In pairs the students had to take it in turns to give each other directions. To make it more fun and challenging the person getting directions was blindfolded and an obstacle course was created!! Using equipment they found downstairs, including a trolley, exercise ball and hula hoop, the students got creative directing each other around the garden.

The hour lesson was filled with lots of laughter, making it a memorable way for the students to remember the new vocabulary and phrases they had learnt!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Travels Welcome Walk!

Every Monday at 2pm the lovely Sarah from Happy Travels leads a small tour around Byron town!

It’s designed to help our new students find all the important places; banks, supermarkets, phone shops, and of course, Cheeky Monkeys and the beach!!

Existing students are also welcome to join; it’s a nice way of meeting the new students, having a nice walk with some laughs along the way, and perhaps discovering a new place you didn’t yet know of!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters! 10 December

Welcome to our eight new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Ana is from Madrid, Spain. She loves going out with friends, discovering new music and taking photos. She studied Psychology at university and worked as a Human Resources specialist. She also did an internship in a hospital, helping children with social disabilities. She decided to study in Australia so she could learn about other cultures and enjoy the wonderful nature here!

Anselmo is from Italy. His passions include cooking, drawing and listening to music. In his summer vacations he enjoys going sailing. His mum and dad are both architects and design furniture, and he has worked in their office for the past 2 years. There are many reasons why he chose Australia for his studies and he is very happy to be here for the next 17 weeks!

Maria is from Chile. She loves hiking, going to the beach, traveling and meeting new people. She studies Law at university and is taking a short break before she finishes her last year and finds a job. She chose to study English in Australia because it is a beautiful country full of good vibes and people!

Pol is from Spain. He lives close to the beach and loves water sports. He has also been skating for 6 years. He has just finished High School and started  a degree in International Commerce. He has worked for a phone company for the past 3 years but has just quit to learn English to help him find a better job!

Jack is from Belgium. His hobbies are sports and traveling. He wants to study International Business and Management, which is taught in English, so first he will join us for 15 weeks to improve his level. He chose Australia for his studies because it is far from his country and a good growing experience for him.

Tomas is from Spain. He loves all types of sports, particularly skiing, surfing, paddling and sailing. His other passion is traveling, and that’s what brings him to the other side of the world to learn English! In his short time in Australia he says it has already made a big impression on him and he is very excited to be here!

Maria is from Spain. She loves swimming, listening to music and writing. She studied Dentistry at university and then a Masters in oral surgery. She has worked as a dentist for the past 4 years but has now decided to take a break here in Australia! She will study with us for 6 months and would then like to return to Spain and open her own dental clinic with her sister.

Karsten is from Germany. He has just transferred to us from Lexis Brisbane. He will only be with us for 1 week but is looking forward to learning to surf during this time and improve his English further! He goes straight into Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class.

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Graduation! 7 December

Congratulations and farewell to our five students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Marisa, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne loved having her in class and really appreciated her eagerness to learn. She worked hard to improve in all areas and it’s no surprise she graduates with A! Well done Marissa 🙂 We wish you the very best for the future.

Remi, from France, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He was a hard working, polite student. He participated well with his classmates and all of his contributions in class discussions were greatly appreciated. Have an amazing time on your travels around Australia Remi!

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Patrik, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him here at Lexis. He always has a smile on his face and has been a diligent, motivated student. You should be very proud of all the progress you’ve made Patrik! Best wishes for the future!

Pablo, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been lovely getting to know him over the past 12 weeks. He is a friendly, enthusiastic and hard working student. His commitment to his studies has paid off with him graduating with an A grade! Good luck for the future Pablo and I look forward to seeing you in Spain next year!!

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Jael, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made excellent improvements in all areas of her English during her 3 weeks with us, particularly in her vocabulary and grammar. It has been lovely to see her progress and we hope she continues to use her new language! Best of luck for the future Jael!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.