Coffee Club! October 29th

We had Coffee Club this morning down stairs in the common area! Of course the Tim-Tams didn’t last long 😋

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We played an intense game of Uno. It was interesting playing against others who grew up with different rules to the game 😁

It got a little bit competitive!

Then we ended with a bang playing ‘Get-to-know-you’ Jenga 💥

 

 

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 Student – Miyu

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Miyu, from Japan, joined us at Lexis Byron back in October last year. She started in our Pre-Intermediate class but after completing our Cambridge First Course with much-loved teacher Paul she finished at an Upper Intermediate level. It has been a joy having her here at Lexis. She has been a kind, respectful, hardworking student who has made lots of friends during her time in Byron. Her teachers all say she was a pleasure to teach and I have loved getting to know her during the activities and her visits to reception!

Before she left Byron she kindly answered some questions for us…

Why did you choose Byron Bay for your studies?

I came to Byron because it is very different to my experience of living in a big city in Japan (Miyu lives in Kobe). I was really excited to try something new and experience a different way of life. I wanted to be able to live my life my way without any expectations.

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Why were you wanting to improve your English?

I had always wanted to study English, but the Japanese education system doesn’t put much emphasis on teaching it. I decided to come here and study so I could have an adventure at the same time as improving my English! I know having a higher level of English will help me find work and will also help me with travelling.

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What’s the best thing about Byron?

The people! The people are all so nice. I have been working as a massage therapist here and everyone is very friendly. Any time I’ve ever needed help there has always been someone happy to help me. I also love the nature in Byron and the amazing beauty of the ocean!

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What’s your advice for anyone coming to study English abroad?

Don’t hang out with students from your nationality. Always try to speak English. I don’t have any Japanese friends here because I wanted to speak as much English as possible. I made mostly Spanish, Brazilian and Australian friends. I’m even travelling to Spain when I leave Australia so I can meet up with the Spanish friends I made at Lexis!

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With her Lexis friends!

Tell us about your experience at Lexis…

Lexis was amazing! I really appreciate coming here and all the help I got from everyone. The teachers are always helping and finding creative ways for you to improve your English. I loved all of my teachers. They were all fun and really caring. The admin staff are all super friendly and always there for you. My English has improved so much. I started in Pre-intermediate and finished at an Upper-intermediate level.

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With her Cambridge First Class

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Her last day at Lexis!

What are your recommendations for anyone coming to study at Lexis?

Get involved in the free activities! I loved all the activities at Lexis; it was great to having them every day and encouraging students from different classes/levels to all communicate together. I really enjoyed the activities with students from other schools, like the soccer competition, as they were really useful for meeting new people.

Also, stick to the English ONLY Policy! I really loved this rule because it helped me make a lot of international friends. It was really hard at the beginning but after a while it became natural and I feel I really benefited from it. I made many friends in my time at Lexis and am really grateful for that <3

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At our Lexis Sweet Exchange Charity Bake Sale!

 

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Cheese and Wine Tasting activity!

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! September 23

We have two students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week.

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Emiko with her teacher and classmates

Emiko is from Japan and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She started in Pre-Intermediate and, over the 24 weeks she has spent here at Lexis Byron Bay, has worked her way up to the Upper Intermediate class. She has been a dedicated and hard-working student, improving her English skills and gaining confidence in speaking both in class and out. Emiko has made great friends during her time here and will be missed by staff and students alike! She is now off to travel through Cambodia and Vietnam before returning home to Japan. When she gets home, she plans to work and save up to come back to Australia, to travel to Uluru, Cairns and Tasmania. We look forward to seeing you again in Australia some day Emiko!

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Anina with her teacher and classmates

Anina is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been studying at Lexis for just three weeks but has made great progress in that time. Anina has increased her confidence in speaking and shows strong grammar skills for this level. She is a kind, polite student and works very well with her classmates. We wish you all the best for the future Anina!

 

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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.

Graduation! September 9

We have just one student graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Yoshi (looking so very excited about graduating!) with his classmates

Yoshi is from Japan and graduates from David’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a valuable member of the class, working well with other students and contributing to class discussions. His confidence in speaking and writing English has developed greatly in his time here and he has worked hard both in class and at home to improve his language skills. Great work, Yoshi! We wish you all the best for the future.

 

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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! August 29

We have three new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week. Meet Miki, Erika and Yuki!

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Miki is from Japan. She likes drawing, watching movies, skiing and swimming. She is in her fourth year of University, studying Architecture. She hopes to travel around Australia to see beautiful or amazing buildings, such as the Sydney Opera House. She would like to improve her English skills to the point of being able to think in both Japanese and English. She would also like to travel and explore this big world that we live in.

Erika is from Brazil. She likes music, especially reggae and electronic music, and enjoys camping at music festivals. She also likes the beach and reading about psychology and psychoanalysis. She has worked as a Hotel Receptionist and as an Assistant Administrator. She hopes to study hospitality in the future to help gain work back in Brazil. In the meantime, she came to study English in Australia because she loves Byron Bay!

Yuki is from Japan. He really likes to travel, most recently he visited India, and he also enjoys playing football.  He is in his third year of studing Economics at university, majoring in International Economics, which includes electronic products of China and Korea, the European economy and the American economy. He enjoys speaking English and came to Lexis Byron Bay to improve his skills so that he can work in different countries in the future.

 

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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 26

This week we have four new students at Lexis Byron Bay. Welcome to LucasPedro  Natsumi and Marina!

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Lucas is from Brazil and is an artist. He completed a Graphics Design course and works as an Illustrator and Tattoo Artist. He came to Australia because it always seemed like a great place to visit, and was drawn to the beach at Byron Bay. Lucas hopes to extend his student visa to study an Arts course in painting and other new techniques.

Pedro is from Brazil and worked as an Electrical Engineer. He enjoys exercising every day and loves to cook, and is hoping to get some work in a restaurant, bakery or coffee shop during his time here. He came to Australia because he thinks it is an amazing country and he has some friends living in the area who are enjoying the great Byron lifestyle! Pedro hopes to become fluent in English and possibly apply to study at a Cooking College or similar.

Natsumi is from Japan and grew up in Amami-ohshima, an island off the south of Japan. She is the youngest in her family of six. Natsumi studied Sports Science and enjoys going for walks, reading books and watching movies.

Marina is from Switzerland and is living in a small village called Saas-Fee. There are no cars are allowed in the village and she prefers the clean air of the village compared to living in a larger town or city. She used to work as a Sales Assistant before but now enjoys her job as a waitress in the tourist town. Marina is in Australia for just six weeks and after her four weeks with Lexis she plans to do some travelling up the east coast.

 

We hope you all enjoy your time in Byron Bay with the Lexis family!

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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.

Coffee Club!

This afternoon Iara from Brazil and Minato from Japan joined me for Coffee Club. While enjoying coffee and Tim Tams, we chatted about different topics such as skydiving, Australian hospitality, BBQs and popular food in our countries. It was a good opportunity to get to know each other better and practice speaking and listening. Thanks for joining me, Iara and Minato!

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Well done Minato!

Minato is from Japan and this is only her second week at Lexis Byron Bay, but yesterday she scored 100% on her weekly progress test. Congratulations, Minato, keep up the good work!

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TAP’s Residential Surf Campers go Exploring!

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Today we went for a little adventure to see some of the surf spots around Byron and to learn a bit more about surfing. We even hiked to a secluded beach and to the light house and saw some dolphins and even whales!!!

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The boys looking for whales and just seeing Mirko’s tongue!

At the Light house the boys got some Ice Cream and were on the hunt for whales and dolphins. It was a long hike with a lot of stairs and we even went to the most easterly part of all of Australia! We watched a few pods of dolphins playing and saw some whales breach and splash their tails!

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S for Surfing!

At little Watego’s the boys posed for some pictures at a beautiful beach on a great sunny day!

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Adventuring around Little Watego’s!

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Break Time!

We stopped in at the local surf shop C-Skins and the manager Tom told the boys about surfing and surfboards! They even had some time to do a little shopping as well!

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The boys learning about boards from Tom, manager of our local shop C-Skins!

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Rodolphe and Yuki striking poses!

It was a great day and the boys had a lot of fun!

Japanese Cooking at Lexis English | Byron Bay!!

Japanese cooking 18 June

Yesterday Hiroko, Miho, Mika, Megumi, Midori and Haruka threw a Japanese cooking workshop – where they made an amazing meaty miso soup – perfect for a winter day! It was AWESOME!!!