Farewell to our Hiroshima Study Group! 10 August

Today we say farewell to our Hiroshima study group!


We have thoroughly enjoyed having the 11 Hiroshima school students with us for the past 2 weeks!

As well as English classes they also took part in our homestay programme and daily activities.

I have really loved watching their confidence grow throughout the activities and will be missing them all next week!

During their time here we enjoyed a beautiful walk to Byron’s lighthouse, a didgeridoo lesson, volleyball at the beach, Aussie food tasting, boomerang painting , a scavenger hunt, and a sunny afternoon at the beach!

They also got to cuddle koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, go surfing in the one of the World’s best surf spots, and visit an Australian high school to share their culture with the students there.

Mikio, Ryo, Nonoka, Haruna, Rei, Itsumi, Ai, Yuno, Ryuta and Fuki graduate from Kristy’s  Elementary class. Kristy says she has loved teaching them all. They loved the language games they played in class and practiced lots of pronunciation, with them all making big improvements! They were very shy when they first joined us but their personalities all shone through into their second week!


Mana graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says she has a beautiful and graceful approach to learning. Her understanding of grammar and use of vocabulary has been excellent and her speaking has improved during her time with us.


We are sure this has been a wonderful experience for them and one they will remember forever!

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.

Scavenger Hunt! 6 August

On Monday our Hiroshima study group set off on a Scavenger Hunt!

In groups of 3 and one pair they had to get pictures from the below list:

Take a picture of somebody…

  • Eating an ice-cream
  • Drinking a coffee
  • Running in the park
  • Wearing a blue top
  • Jumping in front of the Lexis school sign
  • Sitting below the LOVE sign


  • Surfing in the ocean
  • Doing a Yoga pose
  • Australian
  • On holiday / a tourist


They only had 30 minutes to get as many as they could before meeting me back at the beach. They all did a great job, with every group getting 8 out of the 10 in the short time they had!



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! March 7


It’s a busy day here at Lexis Byron Bay because today we have 10 new starters! We welcome Maito, Kazu, Mac, Nam-Yi, Laura, Floriant, Ravi, Ryoma, Ana and Federico.

Federico Tibuzzi is from Italy and his hobbies are surfing and cooking. He finished high school last year and now he is travelling. He chose Australia because he loves surfing and he enjoys natural places. One of his friends told him about Lexis Byron Bay so he decided to come here to study!

Kazuki Sugata is from Japan. His interests include playing tennis and travelling. He’s studying Medicine and trying to decide which course to major in. He decided to come to Australia to improve his English speaking skills, as he hopes this will help him communicate with any foreign patients who come to see him. He plans to speak lots of English during his time here!

Laura Ponzio is from Switzerland and she arrived in Byron Bay on Friday. In her free time she likes to play tennis or go skiing in the mountains. She used to work in a marketing agency but she didn’t like it, so she decided to quit and come to Australia. She’ll stay here until May and then she’ll fly to Malaysia to travel around Asia with a friend. She’s looking forward to improving her English here and meeting some interesting people.

Floriant Ulrich is from Switzerland and his hobbies include playing soccer, tennis and skiing. In Switzerland he’s a college student but he is here in Australia to improve his English and meet new people from all over the world!

Daekyum Kim (Mac) is from Korea and his interests include music and games. He arrived in Australia last week and he hopes to meet many people and make many friends to practice speaking English with. Mac hopes that learning English will increase his opportunities in the future.

Ravi Aymara Mourao is from Brazil and he has 6 brothers! He enjoys watching movies so at university he studied Cinema and now he is a freelance filmmaker. He decided to come to Byron Bay because the climate is similar to his home in Brazil. After he has finished his studies at Lexis he will travel in Australia making movies!

Maito Suzuki is from Japan and his hobbies are surfing and training. He is a student living in Tokyo. He chose to come to Byron Bay because he loves surfing and Byron has beautiful waves and beaches. In the future he wants to be a firefighter and work at the Tokyo Olympic Games! So he hopes that improving his English will make it easier for him to communicate with people from different countries.

Ryoma Kuzumi is from Japan and he has come to Australia to study English and surf. He goes to a university in Japan where he studies Management, Politics and English. He wants to speak English more fluently and also hopes to make lots of friends during his time here. He hopes to focus on his grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary during his time at Lexis.

Nam-Yi Yang is from Korea and she likes swimming and riding her bike. For fun she is also interested in palm-reading and tarot and she likes to write on her blog. In Korea she works as a Japanese teacher and she likes learning languages. Maybe in the future she would like to study Chinese or French too and if she becomes fluent at English she would also like to teach English.

Ana De Mello Campos is from Brazil and when she was at university she worked as an English teacher, after having studied English for 12 years. She also taught English at a Primary School, teaching children aged 4-9. She has worked in other fields too, but now she has made the decision to focus on teaching so she wants to perfect her English and learn some new teaching skills too.