Graduation! 8 February

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

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Tanja, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been wonderful to have met her; she is an optimistic person who is great at making conversation with others. She used all her new grammar and vocabulary well and graduates with a much deserved A! We wish you every happiness with your future travels Tanja.

Daniel, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. Kristy said he was a pleasure to teach, and his positivity and warmth was always communicated through conversations with others. He used his new vocabulary and grammar well and was good at self correcting himself. We wish you all the best for the future Daniel!

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Sara, from Italy, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has been a lovely, friendly student and made lots of friends in her 6 weeks with us. She has made great progress in all areas and has worked really hard to improve her pronunciation. We wish you all the best for the future!

Ana, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has worked very hard to learn all the new grammar and vocabulary taught in class. Her speaking has improved significantly and she has been practicing it lots with her new friends from different countries. All the best for your future endeavors Ana!

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Bastien on his first day (boy in back row!)

Bastien, from France, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He has improved in all areas during his 17 weeks at Lexis, particularly his speaking ability. We are glad he made the most of his time in Byron and will continue to do so for the remainder of his time in Australia!

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Maria on her first day (far right, front row)

Maria, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel really enjoyed having her in the class because of her good nature and positive attitude, adding that she was able to combine a serious approach to learning with a great sense of humor. We are glad this isn’t goodbye as Maria will join us again in March for our Cambridge course! Enjoy your break Maria!

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Mai, from Japan, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has made brilliant progress during her time with us, with her test results reflecting this and her graduating with an A! Well done for all your hard work Mai. We hope you continue to practice your English in Japan and wish you well for the future!

Cynthia, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has been a respectful and hardworking student. She has made great progress in all areas of her English, particularly her speaking and listening skills. Good luck with your farm work and enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

Gilles, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. He has made progress in all areas of his English during his short time with us. He participated well in class and would always ask questions if he was unsure – a great way to learn! Enjoy Noosa and your travels around Australia!

Eloha, from France, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has been a diligent and hardworking student, as well as always positive and respectful. She achieved excellent results in all her tests and graduates with an A! Good luck with your future endeavors Eloha!

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Anaid, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class. She was a hard working, focused and diligent student. Claudia loved having her positive attitude in the class. It’s been great to see how much her English has improved thanks to her hard work. Enjoy Lexis Perth Anaid and we’ll hopefully see you again one day!

Jenn (Jeonghyeon), from Korea, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class.We have loved having Jen with us at Lexis for the past 6 months. She is a kind, sweet and positive person who was always lovely to everyone she met. She was also a motivated student who always participated well during class activities. We hope you enjoy Lexis Noosa as much as you enjoyed Byron!

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Lucas, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him here at Lexis. He has been with us since March and I loved him being a regular at many of our out of class activities. He always made an effort to make new students feel welcome and made many friends with students from all over the world. He will be very much missed, but we’re hopeful we’ll see him again one day!

Maria, from Chile, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. Her teachers loved having her in class, describing her as a great student who participated well in group discussions. She has a brilliant attitude so we are sure will continue to do well in future!

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Helene, from Belgium, graduates from Paul’s Cambridge Advanced class. It has been a joy having her here with us the past 19 weeks. She was a sweet, friendly student with a positive attitude and lovely bright smile. Her teachers say she was a conscientious student who was a pleasure to teach. She graduates at an Advanced level and we are sure will do well in her upcoming Cambridge exam. You will be missed Helene!

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Jerome, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle loved having him in class for many reasons; he worked hard, participated well in class discussions (with a great combination of intelligence and humour), was always respectful and helpful to other students. We wish you the very best for the future Jerome!

Rebecca, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. During her short time with us she made excellent progress and achieved good results in all her tests, giving her a well earned A! We hope you enjoyed your time here in Byron and continue to use your new language!

Patrizia, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has only been with us 3 weeks but has made great improvements in all areas, with excellent knowledge of grammar. Well done on well deserved A grade Patrizia! Good luck for the future!

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Ramona, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. She was only here with us for a short 2 weeks, after transferring from Lexis Perth, but it was lovely to have met her. She was a friendly, polite and respectful student. We hope you have an amazing time on your travels around Australia and Bali!

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Silas, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has made excellent progress in his 5 weeks at Lexis and should be very happy with the level his English is now at. Enjoy your trip up the East Coast of Australia!

 

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New Starters! 11 February

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

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Kana is from Japan. She enjoys watching movies and going to the museum. She wants to improve her English so she can help overseas tourists when they visit Japan for the 2020 Olympics. She chose Byron bay for her studies because her friend lived here for a year and absolutely loved it! We are hoping Kana will enjoy it just as much 🙂

Sandro is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves going hiking and biking in the summer. In the winter he enjoys going skiing and going on ski tours. He studied car diagnostics for 2 years and now works as a car mechanic. He wants to improve his English so he can speak to people from all different countries!

Makiko is from Japan. She likes going to the beach, gardening and yoga. She works as a massage therapist and is very interested in learning about health and natural medicine. She would like to improve her English so she can learn many healing skills from all over the world.

Carina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are swimming and doing yoga. She also loves to meet up with friends and go to concerts. She completed an apprenticeship as an early childhood teacher and loved her job working with children. She is now taking a few months out to travel around Australia and Asia, learning English and making lots of friends along the way!

Jun is from Japan. He works in a Junior and Senior school as teacher of the Japanese language and also in charge of the drama club. He is really looking forward to trying surfing whilst here in Byron and will be taking part in our English + Surf programme. He wants to improve his English so he can teach foreigners about the history of Okinawa, his home town.

Pascal is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His biggest passion is motorcycling, but he also enjoys climbing and hiking in the beautiful Swiss mountains. He works as a certified metal worker, a job he really enjoys. He is here with us to improve his English for traveling!

Sirilak is from Thailand. Her family run their own business; a farm, small restaurant and shop. Her interests include drawing, painting, visiting art galleries and cooking. She is here to improve her English so she can get her dream job as a flight attendant. She chose Australia for her studies because she loves to travel and knows talking with native speakers will help her improve her English quicker

Thomas lives in the Swiss mountains, in a town called Frutiga. His hobbies are soccer, skiing, motorcycling and going out with friends. He has just completed his apprenticeship as a Poly Technician. He needs to improve his English as he will travel to Russia in August for a competition relating to his profession and will need to speak in English. He chose Byron for his studies because it is a beautiful and relaxed town and he would love to learn to surf!

Rahel is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her interests include sports and travelling. She is taking a gap year to travel and will then study architecture at University. She decided to study in Byron because of the beaches, surfing and warm weather, and is already in love with the nature and easy going lifestyle!

Maria is from Spain. In her free time she enjoys cooking and enjoying food and wine with her friends and family. She works in Human Resources for a Spanish hospitality company. She wants improve her English so when she returns to Spain she can find a new position as a General Manager in a hotel. She chose Australia for her studies as it has always been her dream to visit and she is looking forward to meeting people from all over the world.

Noemi is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She likes to go swimming and on adventures! She works as a nursery nurse and works in kindergarten. She is here with us at Lexis Byron so she can refresh her English and have a holiday at the same time!

 

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Soccer Match against BBELS! 6 February

On Wednesday we played a Soccer Match against BBELS School. The students always really enjoy this activity; it gives them a chance to show off/practice their skills, interact with students from another school, and represent Team LEXIS!

Every time we have a match I am so impressed by the level many of our students play at, and also those who haven’t played much before but get involved and give it their best!

We had a brilliant turn out, with over 20 of our students wanting to play and represent their school. We started with 11 on each side and Jeff did a great job of swapping players on and off to make sure everyone got a turn on the pitch.

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We won 4-3, with Jeff and Gustavo each scoring 2 goals!

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Gustavo was very humble celebrating his goals, as you can see below… 🙂

Although both teams played competitively, and of course wanted to win, there was a good friendly atmosphere and everyone shook hands after the match and got together for a group photo!

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Meet Sam! Lexis’ new Travel Specialist :)

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Sam has just recently joined us, taking over from the lovely Sarah! He is part of the Happy Travels team and is our own Lexis travel specialist. He wants to help you have a memorable experience here in Australia and can be found at our Happy Travels desk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12 and 3pm. Sam can help you book many weekend activities and trips around Byron but also around the rest of Australia (for great prices!). Go say hi! 😉

 

Here are a few things about about Sam and his travels…

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

Half an hour north of Birmingham in the middle of the UK. A small town called Stone.

 

2. WHICH LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?

English and a bit of French and an even smaller bit of German and Italian.

 

3. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?

France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Australia

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4. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?

The UK and Australia

 

5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

The coast of Bamburgh in the North east of the UK – its rugged, desolate, and has great pubs.

 

7. TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA

– Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Tower – cheaper than a climb, much more fun!

– Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – the only hospital for Koalas that is run completely by volunteers

– Fraser Island – 90-mile beach in particular

– Airlie Beach – go for a tour of the Whitsundays, it is stunning

– Cronuts – a kind of weird blend of doughnuts and croissants

 

 

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN BYRON?

The weekend markets and street food – it’s crazy how good the selection and quality is. Also a pint at the Rails.

 

9. WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU AT 11PM ON A SATURDAY?

At a house party, probably in the kitchen with a bottle of rum, talking to strangers about how terrible Brexit is.

 

10. AND 8AM ON A SUNDAY?

Either hanging horribly from the night before, or trying to cook up some pancakes and eggs!

 

11. TELL US SOMETHING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST LAST YEAR

Finish my PhD and quit academia, work for a charity, and then move to Oz!

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12. AND SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TICK OFF THIS YEAR

See the sunrise from the Lighthouse, I always have the best intentions but other plans always seem to get in the way!

 

13. TOP TRAVEL TIP

Book early – its mad how quickly things get booked on the east coast – I’ve had my fair share of last minute scrabbling!

 

6. DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Morelia, Mexico – I really want to learn how to make the perfect carnitas and they’re supposed to do the best!

 

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

 

Volleyball! 1 February

Last Friday we headed to Byron’s main beach for a game of Volleyball!

After a week of glorious sunshine the sky was slightly overcast, but the temperature was still very high, with the students having to take a dip in the ocean to cool down between games.

There were 22 students who came along to play so they were split into three teams, taking it in turns to play against one another.

We got to the beach just after 2pm and the students were having so much fun they had to rush back when they realised it was nearly 6pm and the net had to be returned before school closed!

 

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.

January in Photos! 2019

BRAZILIAN COOKING!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

 

BOOMERANG PAINTING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

MEXICAN COOKING!

 

BODY BOARDING!

 

WINE TASTING!

 

BEACH PICNIC!

 

JEWELLERY MAKING!

 

FRASER ISLAND WEEKEND TRIP!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

61 NEW STARTERS!

 

27 GRADUATES!

 

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.

Graduation! 1 February

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

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Elvie, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It was a joy having her here at Lexis. She always had a lovely positive energy in and out of class. Her English is at a great conversational level, ready for her travels around Australia! Enjoy your trip Elvie and we look forward to seeing you when you pass back through Byron!

Jungho, from Korea, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. His class will all miss his great sense of humour and him making everyone laugh. Kristy said it was fun answering his complicated questions and she loved his way of answering questions using as much language as he could! Enjoy your travels around Australia Jungho!

Corsin, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. He brought a lot of laughter to this class with his jokes and cheekiness. He improved in all areas, but speaking is his strength, with him learning lots of English/Australian idioms and slang! We hope you have an amazing time on your travels Corsin!

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Rejane, from Brazil, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. She was a positive, friendly student and her teachers loved having her in class, saying her laughter and smile always improved the class atmosphere. We wish you the very best for the future Rejane!

Noelia, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. She has a lovely personality and her teachers loved her positivity. She has made lots of friends at Lexis during her short time with us, and everyone enjoyed her jokes and sense of humour. We will miss you Noelia!

Luka, from France, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. Mel said he was great at giving his opinion and discussing topics in class, and connected and participated well with all his classmates. Congratulations on your well deserved A grade Luka! Wishing you all the best for the future!

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Nicol, from Switzerland, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. It has been an absolute joy having here at Lexis. She was always smiling, chatty and friendly to all students and staff. She was also a diligent, hard working student and should be proud of all her progress since she first started. Wishing you the very best for the future!

Alan, from Switzerland, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. We have loved having him here at Lexis, he is always interesting to have a conversation with and we will miss him stopping by reception! Claudia says he worked extremely hard to improve his English in all areas. Good luck with the future and your IELTS exam!

Iero, from Brazil, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. It has been wonderful getting to know him during his 16 weeks at Lexis. Claudia says he made improvements across all skill areas and always made valuable contributions to lessons. He was a hard working, enthusiastic and conscientious student. Good luck for all you do in the future Iero!

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Samira on her first day (fifth from left)

Samira, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She improved in all areas during her 4 weeks with us and her English is now at a good level for her travels. We hope you continue to practice your new language with your friends and enjoy using it 🙂 Best of luck for the future!

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Nicolas, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been a great student and participated well in group discussions. He is a hard worker and we are sure he will achieve everything he sets his mind to! Enjoy your travels around Australia and best wishes for the future!

Valeria, from Columbia, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. All of her teachers have loved teaching her, saying she is a diligent and hard working student. She should be very proud of all of her accomplishments since she joined us 18 weeks ago. Best of luck for the future Valeria!

 

 

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.