New Starters – General English! 30 July

Welcome to our four General English students joining us Lexis Byron Bay today!

Roberta, from Brazil, has been living in Australia with her husband and two daughters since last December. They chose to stay in Byron because they loves beaches and sunny days! Roberta also loves yoga and has been teaching it for the past 5 years. They are very happy here in Byron and hope to stay for a while, describing it as ‘the best place to be’!

Guillermo is from Chile. He has just finished his studies in Civil Engineering. He enjoys spending time with his friends, doing sports, drinking beers and travelling around the world! He came to Australia because of his three main goals: improve his English, surf, and meet new people from different countries and cultures!

Nina is from the West Coast of France. She worked as a nurse in France and then lived on a French island in the Caribbean until it was sadly destroyed by a cyclone. She has just done 2 months work on a pearl farm in Western Australia and is now here in Byron to enjoy the weather, surf and improve her English!

Alya is from France. Her favourite pastimes include drama and the movies. She loves to go to the beach and is taking part in our surf programme while here. Since last September she has been living in Bali where she studies at a French school. She chose to study English in Australia because she thinks it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it will be good for her to improve her English, surf and learn about other cultures.

 

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

 

New Starters! 8th January

Welcome to our eighteen new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Carina, from Germany, enjoys reading, watching films and traveling. She has been a hairdresser for the past 9 years and worked in her mum’s salon. She quit her job to come travelling and when she returns would like to become an air hostess; this is why she needs to improve her English, as it is very important for this industry!

Mara is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are volleyball and swimming. She studied and started working as a dental nurse 2 years ago. She chose Australia for her studies because of the sunny weather and being able to swim everyday!

Sabrina, from Switzerland, is a nurse. Her hobbies include all sports, particularly yoga, and also going out with friends. She wants to improve her English as after her 4 weeks of studies at Lexis she will travel Australia for 6 weeks!

Bettina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She loves to ride horses and be in nature. She is looking forward to her time in Australia because of the beautiful weather and nature we have here. She works as a nurse back in Switzerland but hopes to work on a farm in Canada after she’s finished her studies!

Corina is from Bern, the capital of Switzerland. She works in a retail store and wants to improve her English so she can speak to customers from all over the world. She also wants to learn English for traveling, which she plans to do after her 6 weeks of studies!

Sara, from Switzerland, enjoys gymnastics and running. She works as a medical assistant, which she loves as she enjoys helping others! She will study with us at Lexis for 2 months and is really looking forward to improving her English and making friends from all over the world!

Jion is from Korea. Her hobbies include listening to music and surfing the internet. She came to Lexis Byron Bay after the recommendation from one of our former students, the lovely Bitna! She is really excited to be speaking fluent English by time she leaves us next January!

Sandra is from the French speaking part of Switzerland, near Geneva. She loves riding her bike, going to the gym and running. She also enjoys watching TV series and always watches them in English to help her improve the language! After finishing her studies in March she would like to join the Swiss army.

Felicia is Portuguese but lives in Belgium. Her biggest interest was dancing but now she would like to put together a football team! She is also wanting to learn surfing whilst she’s in Australia, she’s certainly in the perfect place for it! She has her Masters degree in advertising and commercial communication. Whilst in Australia she wants to be able to speak fluent English, make lots of friends and have the best 5 months of her life!

Antoine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. He loves sports, particularly football, American football and tennis! He currently works as a landscape architect but would like to start studying economics. He is excited to be here in a good place with good people learning English!

Oliver is from Switzerland. He loves to be in the beautiful Swiss mountains skiing, hiking and biking. He served in the Swiss army for 10 months but now works as an electrician. He chose Australia for his studies so he can meet people from all over the world and travel the East Coast!

Steffi lives in Champagne, Switzerland. She loves singing and dancing. She works full time as a florist, which she loves! She will study with us at Lexis for 6 weeks and is hoping to learn lots of new vocabulary and make friends she can practice her English with!

Linus is from Entlebuch, Switzerland. In his free time he likes to play football, go swimming and hang out with friends. He has completed an apprenticeship in banking and now works in a small bank. As well as being here to improve his English he is also here to travel, have a great time and make new friends!

Desiree lives in Switzerland, overlooking Lake Konstanz. She is part of gun club so goes shooting in her free time. She works in a Pharmacy as a pharmacy assistant. She needs to improve her English for her job as they have a lot of English customers needing help. It has always been her dream to travel Australia so she is really happy to now be here!

Jonas is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include going to the gym and jogging. His job is to make ceramics for kitchens and bathrooms. He is here in Byron Bay to improve his English so he can communicate easily on his travels around the world!

Sophie lives near Zurich, Switzerland. She is interested in traveling and learning about new cultures and languages. She completed an apprenticeship in nursing and has worked in a hospital for the past 3 years. She loves the summer and they have very long winters in Switzerland; that’s why she chose to come to Australia for her studies, to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather!

Karim lives in Wallis and Futuna, a Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean. He is currently studying Sciences and Economics at High School, but is here for 2 weeks to improve his English. He loves sports, with his favourite being basketball. He wants to be a journalist one day and needs English for this, and also to travel!

Elian is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys shooting, listening to music and going on drives. She wants to improve her English as she will visit England with her family for their holidays. She chose Australia for her studies as she is really interested in this wonderful country!

 

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

 

New Starters – General English! 2nd January

Welcome to our nine new starters joining our General English courses at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Laurine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys swimming and listening to music, either at home or going to concerts. After finishing her studies she found a job within children’s education. She wants to improve her English to help her travel around Australia; she is hoping to go to Townsville and the Whitsundays to dive with her PADI license!

Mariela is from Chile. Her hobbies include playing the guitar and listening to music. She works as a fashion designer. It is very important for her job that she has a high level of English as she travels to other countries to put together prices for collections and make changes to clothing and accessories. She is looking forward to be able to speak fluent English after her 18 weeks at Lexis!

Yannik is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include snowboarding, skiing and chilling by the seaside. He has just spent to summer at a surf camp in Portugal and is now doing our English in Action course (15 hours of English and 4 surf lessons a week) to improve his skills even more! His plans for the future are to speak fluent English and save enough money to travel all over the world making friends along the way!

Toni (Antonio) is from Spain. He loves the mountains and will often climb or bike through them. He also loves nature and animals and swimming in the sea, all of which he will enjoy lots of in Byron Bay! He has been working in construction for 8 years, before which he worked in a greenhouse for 4 years. He is excited to have this opportunity to learn English in Australia!

Urs is for the German speaking part of Switzerland, in a beautiful mountain valley. After completing 3 years of studies he is now a full time gardener. In his free time he plays for a soccer team 4 times a week and also enjoys skiing. He would like to one day be a school teacher and it is important for this job that he has a good level of English.

Patrick is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves sports, particularly triathlon and is a member of a club who’s coach has been 15 years a professional and won the championship 6 times in Hawaii! He works as a team leader and car mechanic in a garage. They often have to order parts from England and South Korea so to make his job easier he wants to improve his English! He chose Australia for his studies because of recommendations from friends about how beautiful it is, the lovely weather and friendly people!

Leonardo is from Brazil. He loves surfing, playing guitar and going to concerts. He has just finished high school and would now like to study gastronomy at University. English is very important for his future job so he will spend the next 7 weeks studying with us, whilst also enjoying the surf in paradise!

Isabella is from Brazil. She finished her degree in law at the end of 2016 and will find work as a lawyer, but would also one day likes to work within horticulture. She decided to study in Australia because she can enjoy this beautiful country and the nature whilst also improving her English!

Oceane is from France. She has been studying at Lexis Noosa but now wants to experience beautiful Byron Bay! She will continue to improve her English here with us for the next 4 weeks!

 

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.

Well done Maya!

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Congratulations to Maya who achieved 100% on her weekly progress test yesterday!

Maya is from Japan and is half way through her twelve weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay. Along with her teacher Mel and her classmates, Maya is very proud  of herself and excited to be making such great progress with her English skills. Well done Maya…and Happy Birthday! 🙂

 

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

Welcome New Starters!

We have 42 new starters at Lexis Byron Bay today! The students are starting General English, Cambridge FCE and Cambridge CAE courses.

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The students starting the General English course

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The students starting Cambridge FCE

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The students starting Cambridge CAE

To celebrate the arrival of all our new students, we enjoyed a BBQ in the front garden. Our BBQ Masterchef (and fabulous teacher) Paul cooked up a storm and the students took advantage of the opportunity to meet each other and start practising their English!

We look forward to getting to know you all and hope you have a great time in Byron Bay! 🙂

 

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

 

Happy Students! Vanessa & Richard

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Richard and Vanessa

Richard and Vanessa are from Brazil and travelled to Australia together to study at Lexis Byron Bay. They have been here for nine weeks now and are enrolled to study with us for a total of 24 weeks. They then hope to extend their stay by continuing their studies at Lexis with a Business course later in the year.

Richard has always dreamt of living in a different country and experiencing a different culture. When the two of them realised the importance of learning English to further their careers, they decided to study English in Australia. In Brazil, having a higher level of English often means better opportunities for jobs.

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First day at school – Richard and Vanessa starting with five other new students

Both Vanessa and Richard are enjoying their time in Byron Bay. For Vanessa, one of her favourite parts of living here are the beautiful beaches. She said that even if you go to the same beach every day, each day is completely different – whether it be the water, the sky, or the sunset, it is a different place every day. She finds the beaches here very peaceful. She also loves the night sky in Byron Bay, with so many stars that can be seen so clearly, it is a beautiful night view. Richard is a big fan of the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse. He enjoys the walk through the National Park area, which always delivers close encounters with the local wildlife including wallabies, rabbits, whales, dolphins, parrots, bush turkeys, lizards and turtles.  Richard has been impressed by the respect that Australians show for wildlife in this country, which he feels is a huge cultural difference between here and Brazil.

Having been studying for nine weeks already, both Richard and Vanessa feel that their English has greatly improved already. They both agreed that studying at Lexis has really helped them improve their grammar skills, and that meeting other students and people in Byron Bay has helped them improve their speaking skills as they use English in all their social situations. Vanessa has found all the people in Byron Bay to be very friendly and believes we live in a little piece of paradise. Richard would recommend others to study here as it is a unique experience and life is short! Both said that the staff at Lexis, both in the office and all the teachers, are all gentle, kind, helpful and friendly too. They have both learnt a lot from their teachers and find that each teacher helps them to understand English in new ways.

When they first arrived, Richard and Vanessa lived with a Homestay family for the first two months. They thoroughly enjoyed this experience, as they felt very at home with their host family who were very friendly and great cooks! Initially they found it a bit difficult to adapt to the cultural differences and different house rules compared to Brazil, but before long they had settled in and quickly felt as though they were part of the family. They have just moved into a rental property – right next door to their host family. They have been lucky enough to share their property with an Australia local too – a friendly koala who is living in a tree in their garden!

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Vanessa and Richard enjoyed Coffee, TimTams and conversation at Coffee Club

After completing their current English course, Vanessa and Richard hope to continue studying here for an extra six months before travelling around Australia. They would like to visit Tasmania, Cairns, the Outback, Sydney, Melbourne and many other places across the country before returning to Brazil and to work.

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We are very happy to have you both in the Lexis Family at Byron Bay and hope you continue to enjoy your time here at school, in Byron Bay and wherever your travels eventually take you! 🙂

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

Happy Student – Paola!

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Paola is from Brazil and is in her ninth week of studying General English at Lexis Byron Bay. After completing 14 weeks in this course, she plans to study both the Business and Cambridge courses at Lexis before returning to Brazil around mid next year.

Paola had always been interested in visiting Australia for the beautiful weather, people, beaches and places, as well as the proximity to New Zealand, a country she would also like to visit. Back in Brazil, Paola completed a Masters in Forestry and is planning to continue her research with a Doctorate in Forestry when she returns. In order to undertake the Doctorate, Paola needed to study English and she took the opportunity to combine this with a trip to Australia!

Paola feels that her English has definitely improved during her time here, through a combination of learning at school and practicing with friends and locals outside of school. She has been enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Byron Bay, including the beaches and the people, as well as the healthy lifestyle and organic foods available in the area. She says that Byron Bay is an amazing place to study, live and experience!

Poala would recommend studying at Lexis Byron Bay, and says that it is a good school with great teachers. She likes the diversity of nationalities among the students, allowing them to not only learn English, but also to learn about other customs, foods and behaviours from across the world. She enjoys the activities available for the students each afternoon, with her favourites including Coffee Lounge, Surfing, Table Tennis and Skateboarding. Paola also believes having the onsite accommodation attached is a big plus too, as there are often Australian people living there which enables students to speak with and learn from the locals.

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We hope you continue to enjoy your time in Byron Bay and Australia, and are very happy to have you as part of the Lexis Family in Byron Bay! 🙂

 

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

New Starters! April 18

We have five new students at Lexis Byron Bay this week. Welcome to AlbertAlineMarcoDavid and Yuki!

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Albert is from Spain and is joining the Cambridge CAE course.

Aline is from Brazil and is from a big family. She is a Physical Therapist, specialising in orthopedic spinal problems.

Marco is from Switzerland and has two siblings – a sister and a brother. He spends a lot of time in the mountains, with his hobbies including skiing, ski touring, mountaineering and climbing. He has done an apprenticeship in Metal Construction.

David is from Switzerland and is one of six in his family. In the Winter he enjoys snowboarding and skiing, and in the Summer he enjoys shooting and fishing. After finishing school he then spent 3 years learning to become a Lumberjack.

Yuki is from Japan and is one of seven in her family. Her family includes her grandmother, father, mother, two brothers, her sister-in-law and her nephew.

We hope you enjoy your time in Byron Bay!

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