New Starters! May 20th

Welcome to our 6 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Kyeong Eun (Kay) is from Korea. Her interests include swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. She has decided to study here in Byron Bay because she likes the warm weather and beautiful nature. She finds it much more peaceful here than South Korea where it is very busy. She hopes to improve her English for her job when she returns home..

Yoojin is also from Korea. She enjoys reading and riding her bicycle. Back in Korea, she worked as an early childhood teacher. While she is in Australia she wants to sky dive!

Nanami is from Japan. In her free time she likes to play basketball, soccer and baseball. She also likes photography. She was drawn to Australia because of its beautiful nature, wild animals and beaches. While she is here she hopes to see a kangaroo and a koala. In her future she hopes to be a tour guide in her home town, Okinaw.

Luc is from Switzerland. His hobbies include diving, swimming, snorkeling and gaming. He decided to come to Australia to refresh his English because it is the perfect place for him to be able to travel and explore. After his time at Lexis Byron Bay, Luc plans on going to the great barrier reef and then onto Indonesia and other countries in the region, before returning to Switzerland to continue his studies.

Monica is from Brazil. She loves music! In her home town she plays guitar at her church. She also loves to spend time at the beach and is always in a positive, happy mood. She works as a beautician in Brazil. Improving her English is very important for her because she hopes to work in Day Spa’s around the world and on cruise ships.

Eva is from Spain. Her interests include yoga, dancing and anything to do with the ocean, like swimming and surfing. She has been living in Sydney for the past 6 months and has loved it. Her main priority when coming to Australia was to be happy and she is doing exactly that 🙂

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.

Jobs! May 8th

Jobs

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in room 8 then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

Food & Beverage Attendant – Conferencing & Events

Elements of Byron

Casual/Temporary

Since opening in 2016, we have experienced high demand as a conference, event and wedding venue and are now established as the preferred event destination in Byron Bay.

We are looking for energetic and experienced Food & Beverage Attendants to work predominantly on our conference and events. You need to be able to confidently converse with our clients and guests to provide smooth, efficient and positive service. This position requires manual lifting.

Requirements

  • Set conference spaces promptly and accurately to the specifications outlined on the function sheets
  • Handle all conference equipment with care to minimise possible breakages and personal injury
  • Keep the Conference & Events Operations Manager up to date on all critical issues
  • Previous hotel banquet or restaurant experience essential
  • Current NSW RSA and drivers licence
  • High standard of grooming and presentation
  • Strong work ethic and punctuality
  • The ability and flexibility to work various rostered shifts, including late evenings and weekends

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Guest Services – Byron Bay Beach Hotel Resort

Sitting directly overlooking Byron Bay’s Main Beach is the Beach Hotel Resort, a 25 room boutique hotel, part of the iconic Beach Hotel.

Offering a casual position with the opportunity to expand to a full-time position, with the possibility for growth in role for the right candidate.

  • Flexibility to work a rotating roster on weekends, public and school holidays. Shifts between 2-5 days per week – 07.00 – 14.30 & 14.30 22.00.
  • Previous Front Office experience or qualifications within the hospitality, travel or tourism industries required.
  • A high standard of personal presentation.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Handling reservations via telephone, email, GDS and via 3rd party websites.
  • Communicate to both internal and external guests in a polite, courteous and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and balance customer service and time management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong computer skills/knowledge.
  • Assist guests arriving and departing the hotel though the check-in and departure process.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to enhance operational / environmental procedures in the Hotel.
  • Imparting your knowledge and recommendations about the hotel, its facilities and the local area including restaurants and attractions to guests.
  • Make recommendations, upsell hotel features and related services.
  • Handle guest requests, inquiries and complaints effectively and efficiently.

About You

  • Experience in a similar offering is a must;
  • You will have exceptional communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills offering genuine service
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic environment;
  • Detailed awareness of local area is an asset;
  • Aligned personal and company values

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Casual Waiter/Waitress in Byron Bay

Jora Local Byron Bay NSW

Casual/Temporary

A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Waiter/Waitress (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have the right to work in Australia

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Farm Hand/labourer

Goonengerry NSW

Farm/Gardening labourer Byron hinterland

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

We’re seeking cleaning contractors

Beyond Cleaning Group is in need of some new cleaning superstars from Brunswick Heads to Ballina.

We’re a friendly team and value keeping everyone happy. Clients and contractors! You’ll with an agency that cares about its team.

About your role:

• We offer between $25.74 – $30 per hour

• You will work as a contractor. This means you can choose your own schedule! You will be able to pick and choose from a constant flow of jobs.

• We take the hassle out of handling clients with a superhero admin team.

• Efficiency is key which is why we have an app that you’ll use to track all jobs and you are able to chat directly with the admin team, our contractors love it.

To apply, you must tick a few boxes:

•We are proud to be a fun and friendly yet professional group, we would like our

cleaning team to uphold the same values!

• Be ready to offer your cleaning services with an ABN, your own cleaning equipment, products and car. Please don’t apply if you do not have a vehicle.

Beyond Cleaning Group is a fast-growing service business connecting cleaners to clients from South Gold Coast to Ballina. We perform around 200 hours of cleaning per week and receive around 100 new bookings per month, so whether you want to work 1 day, or 7, we’ve got you covered.

Interested or have any more questions?

YOU MUST HAVE A CAR TO APPLY. WE ARE IN LOCATED IN BYRON BAY AND THE GOLD COAST.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cleaner position – Byron Area

We are a born and raised Byron bay cleaning company, expanding our operations and looking for a legend cleaner to help us with jobs in the area.

The right person must have an ABN, reliable vehicle and live in the region. We will offer a competitive pay rate and a nice work environment. We are offering a rate up to $30/h for the right person.

We love what we do and we want to you to feel the same…

If you are interested, please send us an email with your details and resume. Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

CLICK TO APPLY

BARISTA/FRONT OF HOUSE TOP SHOP BYRON BAY

The Top Shop in Byron Bay is looking to hire an experienced barista.The successful applicant will:

– have extensive and proven high level barista experience

– be able to work weekdays and weekends

– have excellent food and beverage knowledge

– supervisor and/or hospitality management experience a plus.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Farm Work near Byron Bay – 2nd year Visa ok

Hi, Looking for 2-3 people travelling together for a job on a farm near Byron Bay. Full time or part time hours. Paid work less accomodation costs. Stay in your own private studio with incredible views. Pay slips provided if needed. Please only contact us if you are in Byron to meet for a chat & ready to start this week. No skype interviews & no bookings for the future. Please email each persons resumes to byronbaywork@gmail.com & a brief description of your work experience & skill set. Looking for all types of general farm help & also digital marketing & graphic design/promotions for the farm business. Please also add info about each person- Name, age, nationality, visa, reason for stay, time available to stay, when we could meet, how you know each other etc. All required information criteria must be filled out otherwise your submission will not be considered. This is a magical place & so people with good vibes & a hard work ethic please apply 🙂

CHEF/COOK

We are looking for an experienced chef/cook to work in our fast past kitchen located in beautiful Byron Bay. You need to be highly organised, exceptionally clean, passionate about your work and a loyal team player.

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Massage Therapist Wanted

We are looking for a passionate, skilled remedial massage therapist to join our team at The Haven. Ideally we are looking for someone with the following attributes:– Diploma of Remedial Massage

– Private Health Fund Provider Numbers

– Previous experience in a clinic setting with references

– Some beauty knowledge or other speciaility

– Ability to work in a team environment

– Experience on a reception desk in a clinic setting

– Reeliable, punctual and well presented

– Must have own transport or live locally

– Prepared to work a regular roster 4-5 days per week

– Experince in marketing or social media also a great bonus

In turn we will provide, regular shifts with a daily retainer, all linen, staff uniform, opportunities for further training, a supportive, well organised work environment.

We are a long term established clinic located right in the centre of Byron Bay, with a team of highly skilled therapists and a reputation for high quality remedial massages.

CLICK TO APPLY

Byron Bay Restaurant manager and Bar Superstar positions

Main Street in Byron is looking for a new Restaurant/General Manager and we also have a position for a young enthusiastic bar tender.The management role will require multiple years of experience in the industry in a similar role and you will be responsible for the general running of the restaurant, including rosters, ordering, hiring, etc.

We currently have an amazing team of supervisors and great systems in place so for the right person this is a great job to use your creative side and help grow/manage a successful business.

The Bar role requires someone with experience in a fast pace cocktail and craft beer bar with the enthusiasm to grow within the role.

Both positions offer the chance for growth within the company.

CLICK TO APPLY

Blueberry netting

We need few people to help us for bird netting we will provide you training .and then award wages are set for certain job. Contact -0426727785,0421923153. Just 30 minutes drive from byron bay and 20 minutes drive from lismore.

Travel around Australia – Sales Reps wanted!!

APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO TRAVEL FULL TIME!!

PLEASE EMAIL CVS TO SUKI@FUNDAMENTALWORLDWIDE.COM.AU

Want to explore more of your home country, or make the most out of your working holiday visa? Want to travel and meet new people for a living? See places from Bathurst to Byron Bay, with your accommodation and travel costs covered!

In this role, you will be travelling week to week in different cities, living and working with your team so being a team player is important! Full working rights and availability to work full time is also required.

Fancy a change in career from your retail sales, call centre sales, hospitality or customer service role? Have previous sales or fundraising experience? We are looking for YOU!

About the role

Fundamental Worldwide is an amazing fundraising company that has helped to raise over 100 million dollars for various charities over Australia and New Zealand.

We are looking for passionate fundraisers to speak to and inspire members of the public to become regular donors of some of the most important charities and causes across Sydney and all over Australia!

What we offer

– Hourly rate PLUS commission and super – $$$

– Full time hours guaranteed

– Company hire car

– Travel and accommodation covered – stay anywhere from hostels to Air BnBs!

– Excellent way to save money

– Fun work social events and a great way of meeting new people and making friends

– Ongoing support and training from motivating team leaders

– Opportunities to work across Australia and abroad! (New Zealand, across America…)

– Incentives and prizes such as sky diving, shark diving, trips to Bali… you get back what you put in!

– Progression available to team leading, campaign managing..

– Sponsorship opportunities for the right, driven candidate! Stay in Australia!!

– Working Holiday Visas and backpackers welcome!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Cleaner position – Byron Area

Hi there,We are a born and raised Byron bay cleaning company, expanding our operations and looking for a legend cleaner to help us with jobs in the area.

The right person must have an ABN, reliable vehicle and live in the region. We will offer a competitive pay rate and a nice work environment. We are offering a rate up to $30/h for the right person.

We love what we do and we want to you to feel the same…

If you are interested, please send us an email with your details and resume. Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

email: impeccablehomeservices@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Impeccable Home Services.

Facebook: Impeccable Home Services.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

Cleaning work available NOW in Byron Bay/Ballina

Strongarm Services has CLEANING WORK available for hard working people, looking for work in the Byron Bay to Ballina, north Coast region. Strongarm Services has been operating for over 18 years, we are a family owned and operated trusted business. We specialise in commercial and holiday let cleaning. All contractors are provided with full on site training, with on going development to be the best cleaners on the north coast. Strongarm provides all required equipment and products needed to complete a 5 star service each clean. We require honest, reliable and hardworking individuals to join our family FUN team. You must be fit and willing/able to do physical work. Must have a willingness to learn and a strong desire to provide an outstanding level of service to our clients. We require an attention to detail and only high Quality work is accepted. We require you to be living in the area for at least the next 12 months and have good communication skills. ABN and Drivers license and own car is required. All work conditions, work hours and payment rates will be discussed at time of trail. Please email strongarmcleaning@hotmail.com with your resume and a brief cover letter. The Strongarm family are looking forward to having some cleaning superstars join our team. Please only serious applicants apply and make sure you meet the above criteria.

 

CLICK TO APPLY

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.

Pot Plant Painting! May 2nd

We had a crafty Thursday afternoon painting terracotta pots!

Once again I was blown away by the creativity and talent of our students.

We discussed what we would do with our pot plant when we had finished and most of us decided we would gift our creation to a friend or our host families.

With our freshly painted pots we then added a beautiful flower. They looked amazing!

Great job everyone, thanks for a super fun afternoon!

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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.

Meet the Staff – This week the “kind and gentle” Michelle!

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“Kind and gentle” is how all of Michelle’s students describe her on their feedback forms! She is also a great teacher with a vast knowledge of linguistics and the English language. We are very lucky to have her here at Lexis Byron Bay, where she has taught for nearly two years. Find out more about her below:

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

2 (English and Japanese).

 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

A rich housewife.

 

WHEN YOU ARE IN BYRON BAY, DON’T MISS OUT….

on watching the sunrise at the lighthouse.

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I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW… I’ve got a pet duck called Alfie.
Michelle

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Camping at the beach in the summer.

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

The Caribbean.

 

WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

I became a teacher because it’s something I’ve wanted to be ever since I was 7 yrs old!

 

WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Make international friends and speak English every day.

 

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 30

Today we have seven students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay.

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Cate, Laura and Michelle with their teacher and classmates

Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class has three students graduating: Laura, Cate and Michelle. All three are from Switzerland and have been a pleasure to have in this class.

Laura is a conscientious student who has worked very hard during her time here at Lexis Byron Bay. She brings a positive attitude to class and her lively nature has lifted the classroom atmosphere on many occasions. She has shown a keen interest in learning which has helped her to improve her English skills.

Cate has made great improvements to her English since starting at Lexis Byron Bay. She has shown great enthusiasm towards her studies and added a positive dynamic to the class. She is a conscientious student and has participated well in class discussions and activities.

Michelle has been a diligent and hard-working student. She shows enthusiasm towards her work and makes great contributions to class discussions and activities. Her conscientious and persistent attitude to her studies has paid off, with her making considerable improvements to her English skills in her time at Lexis Byron Bay.

We wish you all the very best for the future and safe journeys in your onwards travels and return to Switzerland!

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Yuki with her teacher and classmates

Yuki is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. After 24 weeks with Lexis Byron Bay, she is graduating and will be greatly missed by the Lexis family. She has made enormous progress in all areas of English during her time here. In particular, she has become very confident in her ability to speak with people from a wide variety of countries and English levels. She has brought a bright personality, great sense of humour and lovely smile to her classroom. She asks intelligent questions in class and in GIL, which has helped both herself and her classmates to learn more and improve their English language knowledge. Well done, Yuki!

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David and Isaac’s Pre-Intermediate class has two students graduating today.

Felipe is from Brazil and has worked extremely well in his four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. He has shown an excellent understanding of grammar and has improved his confidence in speaking during his time here. His participation in class discussions and activities has been productive and he has shown himself to be a great asset to the class. All the best for the rest of your time in Australia!

Oliver is from Germany and has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for just one week. He has worked very hard this week and has participated well in class discussions and activities. His understanding of English grammar and vocabulary is excellent and we know he will continue to improve in his travels through Australia. Enjoy exploring the beautiful islands off Queensland!

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Katrin graduates from Kristy and Ellie’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been at Lexis Byron Bay for just one week and was a pleasure to have in class for this time. She was an active participant in class activities and grasped the English concepts being studied very well. Have a great time on the rest of your travels up north to the Great Barrier Reef!

 

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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! September 26

We have ten new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week. Welcome!

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Dominique is from Switzerland and has a younger sister called Sabrina. He likes to go mountain biking and also enjoys programming computers. He is working as an Electronics and Systems Engineer for an IT company. He came to Lexis Byron Bay to study English because the people of Australia are nice and easy-going.

Manuel is from Switzerland and Portugal – he has dual citizenship. He is an only child and his parents live in Porto, Portugal (where the famous wine is from!). He enjoys listening to music, experiencing local cultures and being in nature. He is currently doing an internship to become a salesman and will eventually be working for a large European paper trading company. He decided to study English in Australia because he is fascinated by the lifestyle and nature here. He also wants to learn how to surf in Byron Bay. In the future,  he hopes to study Law at university and plans to do a lot of travelling to experience many different cultures.

Ai is from Japan. She is a hairdresser and likes playing sport. She came to Lexis Byron Bay because she wants to learn how to speak English. She hopes to make friends from all around the world!

Andi is from Switzerland and has been working for two years programming industrial machinery. His hobbies are riding motorcycles, snowboarding, skateboarding, building his VW bus and participating in his Youth Group. While here at Lexis Byron Bay, he hopes to improve both his English and his surf skills, meet the friendly people of Australia and see the interesting sites that the country has to offer.

Astrid is from Belgium and is staying in Australia for the next three months. She completed high school in June and is now taking a gap year to learn English, travel, experience different lifestyles and push the boundaries of her comfort zone. She also hopes to figure out what she wants to study at University next year; regardless of what course she chooses, she wants to study in English which is why she is here! She plans to study for two months at Lexis Byron Bay before travelling for another month in Australia, then to Bali, Asia and New Zealand.

Olli is from Germany and travelled to Australia with his wife, Katrin. He works for a power company in Germany and enjoys playing football, golf and tennis. He wants to study English so that he can communicate with others from all over the world when travelling. After studying at Lexis Byron Bay he is heading north to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Katrin is from Germany and lives with her husband, Olli. She has a wonderful garden at their home, with a small pond and Koi fish. She enjoys reading and snowboarding. She works as an Economist for a Distribution Service Operator. Her sister lives in the town of Mullumbimby, near Byron Bay, which is why she came here. After studying at Lexis Byron Bay, she will visit Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Daintree National Park.

Livia is from Brazil and has two brothers and a sister. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She studied Biology at university but has not worked in the area yet. After studying English at Lexis Byron Bay, she hopes to either find work in Australia in the field of Biology or perhaps study a course in Fashion and Design.

Pol is from Spain and studies Sport Science at Barcelona University. He plays Handball at a high level and trains for about five hours on the weekend for this. While studying, he has also been working at Nike in Barcelona for the past two years. He decided to come to Australia to study English because he believes it will help both his life and his career. He chose Lexis Byron Bay for his studies so that he could experience living in a small country town.

Nil is from Spain and has just completed high school. One of his favourite things to do is photography and hopes to one day take the kind of photos that are seen in magazines. He also likes watching films, reading and playing video games. He came to Australia to study English because he believes the language is important to know and wanted to travel far from home. He hopes to learn how to surf while in Byron Bay and in the future would like to study Informatic Science.

 

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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! September 19

Welcome to the six new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Clara is from Switzerland and is in Australia for a few months of her gap year between finishing high school and starting university. She has always liked soccer, and played it from the time she was a young girl. She even played in the national team for two years, which also helped her improve her German and French skills. In recent years she has given up playing soccer to focus on her school and when she returns to Switzerland she will then move to Berlin to continue improving her German. She plans to spend 6 weeks with us here in Byron Bay and another 6 weeks at the Gold Coast before returning home. She has always dreamed of visiting Australia and is very excited to study English here!

Pauline is from Belgium and has a brother and half-sister. She likes sports, such as going to the gym, skiing and handball. She has just finished high school and, when she returns to Belgium, plans to study at university. She is thinking about becoming an airline Pilot. She came to Australia to study English because she has dreamed of coming here since she was 14. She believes it is the perfect destination, as you can travel and learn English at the same time, while making lots of friends from all over the world. After her studies with Lexis Byron Bay, she plans to work and travel before returning home.

Lucile is from Belgium and lives in the capital of the country, Brussels. She loves to dance and has been practicing everyday for the past four years. Last year she was accepted into a dance company by a choreographer, which she is very excited about! She also loves to travel and visited California in the USA last year with her mother. She has just finished high school where she studied languages  (French, German and English) and economics. She came to Australia because she has only ever heard positive things about this country and has always wanted to see it. In the future she wants to become a teacher.

Anna is from Germany and lives in Berlin with her mother. She is a passionate cook and photographer, and also enjoys fashion and culture. She came to Australia to get to know the culture here. She had also heard a lot of good things about the country from her friends and wanted a “seachange”, from the city to the beach, so decided that Australia was the best place for her to learn English. In the future, she plans to study Psychology at university.

Lucia is from Slovakia and is one of five in her family with her parents, sister and brother, plus a dog called Bambi. She likes swimming and cycling. She studied Finance and Investment at university and has worked as a Manager and Interpreter for a local company which conducts business in France. She has been speaking French for five years and is now in Australia to improve her English skills to enhance her job prospects when she returns home. She hopes to speak fluently in English so that she can obtain work as a lifeguard in Australia. She also looks forward to relaxing and having fun during her time here.

Lear is from Spain and is one of four in his family, including his mother, father and younger brother. He works as a chef and cooking is his passion. He also enjoys music, particularly old school rock and roll, and motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson motorbikes. He came to Australia to improve his English and to explore different types of products and flavours to use in his own cooking back home. One day, he hopes to open his own restaurant or to teach others how to be a good, hardworking chef.

 

 

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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 16

This week we have five students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay.

Aline is from Brazil and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a hard-working, conscientious student who was a pleasure to teach. She has a keen interest in learning which has helped her to make great improvements with her English skills during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She now plans to travel the east coast of Australia, driving from Byron Bay to Melbourne, before heading back to Brazil where she would like to continue her English studies. We hope you enjoy exploring Australia by car!

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Aline with her teacher and classmates

Denise is from Brazil and graduates from David and Isaac’s Pre-Intermediate class. Over the past four weeks, she has shown confidence in her speaking and has developed her English grammar  knowledge very nicely. She works very well with her classmates and has shown great commitment to her studies while at Lexis Byron Bay. We wish you all the best for the future!

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Denise with her classmates

Momo is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has been a lovely student who has made great friends both in and outside of the classroom. During her six weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, she gained confidence and increased her fluency while speaking. She communicates effectively with people from different cultures and levels of English and has worked very hard, achieving an A grade for her effort. She is now off to work on a strawberry farm and hopes to do some travel in Australia before returning to Japan. All the best for the rest of your time in Australia and beyond!

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Momo with her teacher and classmates

Natsumi is from Japan and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been with us at Lexis Byron Bay for just four weeks but has increased her confidence in speaking and shown strong grammar skills in this time. She is a friendly, polite and kind student who has worked well with her classmates. We wish you all the best for the future!

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Natsumi with her teacher and classmates

Rodrigo is from Spain and graduates from Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. He has worked hard and made great progress with his English in his time at Lexis Byron Bay. He participated well in class activities and was very welcoming to new students joining his class. He is now working in Byron Bay and plans to  enjoy the Summer months here before returning to his studies. We look forward to welcoming him back to Lexis in 2017!

 

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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.

Meet the Cambridge FCE class!

This week we had 11 students start in Josie’s FCE class. Read on to find out more about the students studying this Cambridge course at Lexis Byron Bay…

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Beni is 23 years old and works as an IT Scientist. He likes to ride bicycles, go hiking and play guitar. After studying English in Byron Bay, Beni wants to go to Tasmania and then to New Zealand. In New Zealand, he plans to travel by bicycle and sleep each night in his tent.

Jarvis is 18 years old and lives in Germany. He has just completed High School and is in Byron Bay to improve his English skills so he can study Law when he returns to Germany. He has played guitar for ten years and football for twelve years. He also goes skiing in the ski town of Lenzerheide in Switzerland.

Nicole is staying in Australia for five months before spending one month travelling in New Zealand with a friend. She works as a clerk in a bank and in the future plans to study at university. She hopes to travel the east coast of Australia, from Cairns to Sydney, and possibly Tasmania as well.

Stefan is from Switzerland and is 26 years old. He works in an IT company as a Systems Administrator. In this job he creates networks for small offices. He likes to go jogging, cycling and lifting weights at the gym.

Natsumi is 21 years old, is from Japan and has been in Australia for five months. Back in Japan, she has two older brothers and one older sister. Natsumi was in Australia last year and was excited by this country and the natural environment, which is why she chose to come back here. When she returns to Japan, she will continue her studies in Sports Science.

Laetitia is from Switzerland and speaks French at home. She is 19 years old and lives with her parents and her older sister. She studied at Business School for four years. She likes skiing, spending time with friends and travelling the world.

Vanessa is 26 years old and is from the German part of Switzerland, where she lives with her family. She works as a Front Office Manager. She likes snowboarding, travelling, reading books and going out. She would like to live in Sweden one day.

Ivan is from Switzerland and lives in a small village in the countryside, in the German part of Switzerland. He studied Multimedia and likes playing volleyball and soccer. While he is in Byron Bay he would like to learn to surf and to go skydiving.

Ayuko is from Japan. She likes playing soccer, having BBQs and going to the beach. She works as a waitress and barista. In the future she hopes to open her own Sushi Restaurant. During her time in Byron Bay, she would like to try surfing.

Philipp is staying in Australia for six months, until March next year. In this time, he plans to travel to the Outback and the West Coast, and possibly over to New Zealand too. After leaving Australia, he hopes to study to be a carpenter or a teacher. He likes playing the trombone.

Ronja is from Switzerland and last visited Australia when she was just two years old. She used to work as a florist. After her studies at Lexis Byron Bay, she plans to travel to Alice Springs and to drive from Cairns to Sydney in a campervan.

 

 

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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.

Meet our New Starters in General English – September 5

Welcome to the 19 new students starting the General English course this week. Keep reading to find out a little bit about these lovely new students!

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Michelle is from Switzerland and has two older siblings, a brother and a sister, plus their Swiss dog called Xira. She enjoys yoga and going for walks with her dog. She studied Visual Communication (graphic design) before doing an Internship at an Advertising Agency in Switzerland. She chose to study English in Australia for the nice beaches and people in this country.

Noori is from Korea and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and younger sister. She likes Art (drawing and creating things), Education, animals and plants. She studied Environmental Horticulture and has also worked in cafes, which she hopes to continue while in Australia. She hopes to achieve her goals of understanding English movies and learning how to swim while in Australia. She looks forward to experiencing the nature Australia has to offer and is already in love with Byron Bay!

Carole is from Switzerland and lives with her mum and older brother in a small town located between the French and German speaking parts of the country, so she speaks both these languages at home. She likes playing football and is addicted to travel – she has trouble staying in the same place for more than a few months! She has just finished an apprenticeship in Media, creating websites and fliers and helping the company build strong communication and marketing strategies. In the future, she hopes to complete a degree in Tourism Management. She chose to travel to Australia and study English in Byron Bay to enjoy some time off to recharge. After a few months studying here at Lexis Byron Bay, she plans to travel around the country for a month before heading to Queenstown, New Zealand to complete the Cambridge Advanced Certificate.

Julia is from Belgium and is one of six in her family, including her mother, father and three brothers. One brother is a pilot in Germany, another is studying Marketing and the last and youngest is still in school. She enjoys swimming, dancing and reading. She has spent the last four years studying Product Design at a University in Paris. She is now at Lexis Byron Bay because she needs a good level of English to continue her studies at a University in Sydney.

Laura is from Switzerland and has one older brother, who lives with his girlfriend in the same city. She is a very active person and enjoys playing tennis, surfing and running on the beach. She studied to be a teacher and then worked in a Secondary School for a year. In this time, she discovered that the students she was teaching preferred to learn English instead of French, which is why she has decided to refresh her English at Lexis Byron Bay. In the future, she hopes to go on to teach both English and French. She chose to come to Australia because she has heard many good things about this country and would like to improve her surfing skills while she is here.

Saya is from Japan and is one of eight in her family, including her two younger brothers. She enjoys playing the guitar and piano. She is studying Psychology at university in Japan. She came to Australia to study English for the great weather and little time difference to Japan. She has also heard that the Australian people like the Japanese, which helped her decision to come here!

Cristina is from Spain and has two younger siblings, one brother and one sister. She completed her studies in Business Administration three years ago and has since been working for an international company in Madrid. She came to Australia to improve her English, which will help in her career, and because she loves the culture, the surf and the open-minded people. After studying here for a few months, she will return to Spain and work in January of next year.

Yuri is from Japan and lives in a country town surrounded by beautiful nature. The town is famous for a food called ‘Katsumeshi‘. She lives with her mother, father, older sister, older brother and their cute but powerful dog. The dog is called Ame, which means ‘rainy’ in Japanese and was named this way because the weather was rainy on the first day they brought her home! Yuri likes playing sport (especially softball and surfing), watching movies and listening to music. She chose to study English in Byron Bay so she could also go surfing, and hopes to make many new friends while she is here.

Fanny is from France and is one of five in her family, including her mother, father and two brothers. She enjoys trekking, interacting with people from different countries and cultures, and discovering new places. She works as a Special Education teacher, helping children with mental disorders and their families to develop independence and socialisation, as well as understanding and acceptance in the community. She has taken time off from this work to travel and has spent the last six months in India. She is now in Australia to improve her English, particularly to have a better understanding of the words and grammar, so that she can travel around the world with more ease.

Samira is from Switzerland and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and younger sister. She likes playing volleyball, going out with friends and family, and travelling to many different countries. She was studying to become a Primary School teacher, but is now reassessing what career she would like to do. During this time, she decided to come to Lexis Byron Bay to study English so she could improve her confidence in speaking the language. She chose to travel to Australia because her parents have visited the country and spoke highly of their experience.

Yran is from Brazil and is the youngest of three brothers. He studied Mechanical Engineering and has worked in this area for ten years, and most recently has been working as a Draftsman for a big car company. He quit his job earlier this year to travel around Brazil before coming to Australia. He hopes to enjoy the warm weather here and improve his English.

Anina is from Switzerland and is one of six in her family, including one sister and two brothers. She has a horse called Tomtom and she loves to go riding with him. She enjoys being in nature and walking through the mountains of Switzerland. She has worked for a few years in an office and has had a few months off to enjoy a long holiday. She is now in Australia to improve her English at Lexis Byron Bay before making her way up to Cairns and stopping at all the beautiful places in between!

Charles is from France and has a great older brother. He loves surfing and playing golf with friends. He is studying Law at University and just this year achieved his license. He chose to study English in Australia because it is the best place in the world to surf and a great opportunity to travel and experience another culture. After travelling in Australia, he will return to France to complete his studies to become a Solicitor.

Pauline is from Switzerland and lives with her mother and twin brother. She likes to watch movies at the cinema, having coffee with friends, surfing and keeping fit. She has been working for two years as a Secretary for the Social Service in Switzerland and loves her job. She decided to study English to enhance her career prospects for the future. She came to Australia for the hot weather and because she enjoys surfing. In the future she plans to attain her certificate in English and move into a flat with her best friend.

Jules is from Belgium and is one of five in his family, including his two sisters. He enjoys making movies, playing rugby, golf and squash, and is also learning the ukulele. He is currently in his gap year after finishing school, so is using this time to travel and learn English. Next year he plans to do a course in Cinematic or Political studies. He came to Lexis Byron Bay because he likes the English language and it helps for travel all over the world.

Thomas is from Switzerland and is an only child. He likes to play sports, such as ice hockey in the Winter and soccer in the Summer, as well as swimming in the lake. He works as a Turner and Miller in the metal industry, helping to build parts for cars. He came to Lexis Byron Bay to learn English for his career and for travelling, so he can interact with people from different countries. He hopes to travel around Australia and America in the future.

Minsik is from Korea. He came to Australia to study English and hopes to improve his language skills during his time at Lexis Byron Bay.

Felipe is from Brazil and has a brother, mother and grandmother. He likes sports, such as basketball, and outdoor activities, like climbing, hiking, bike riding, scuba diving and being in nature. He studied Business Administration and now works as a Sales Supervisor for a large beer company. He has always dreamt of coming to Australia to experience the lifestyle and the people. Studying English while he is here will help with his career, but his main motivation was the experience of travel and meeting people from around the world.

Anja is from Switzerland and lives with her boyfriend in Zurich. She works in Sales for the Swiss Postal Service. She came to Australia to learn English and to travel, and plans to stay in the country for the next six months. She is very excited and happy to be living here 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.

Soccer! September 2

We had a friendly game of soccer in the garden this afternoon, enjoying the sunshine and having a laugh with friends.

The teams were Girls vs Boys, with five players on the girls team and three on the boys. They were fairly evenly matched and went goal for goal until finally the Girls team won by one goal! The beer as shared between both teams as they relaxed in the sun after the match.

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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.

September Activities Calendar!

It is the start of SEPTEMBER which also brings the start of the Spring season! Check out the amazing free activities we have planned for our Lexis students this month…

Our students in afternoon classes have an exciting month of activities ahead, which take place from 11am-12pm every morning.

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Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Fee in Room 8.

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Lounge with coffee, TimTams and conversation.

On Wednesdays we will start the month with a Table Tennis Tournament to find out who will be the next Lexis Champion! We will be screening a Blockbuster Movie for the students, with free pizza while they watch one of the latest new releases. For students wanting to explore Byron Bay and beyond, there will be a BWT Travel Bonanza with a free sushi lunch and great deals on travel and activities! Then we will finish off the month with some yummy Aussie Cooking.

On Thursdays we will Learn to Skateboard with Flavio and do some Mindfulness meditation with Chloe. There will also be Job Club every second Thursday for any students wanting help writing their resume and applying for jobs in Byron Bay.

On Fridays we will end the first week with Boomerang Painting to learn a bit about Aboriginal Australian art. The following week we have the 1-hour Surf Lesson for only $20 which is a great opportunity to try out surfing! We will meet a little earlier for this one, at 10am, to give us enough time to make our way to the beach for the lesson before returning with plenty of time to relax before class. We also have Olmo coming along to help us Learn to Slackline in the garden. Then we will finish off the month with a friendly game of Soccer.

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

 

The students in morning classes will also enjoy lots of exciting activities from 2-3pm every day for the month of September.

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Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Fee in Room 8.

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Lounge with coffee, TimTams and conversation.

On Wednesdays we will start the month with a Table Tennis Tournament to find out who will be the next Lexis Champion! There will be a Business Course Information Session for any students interested in finding out more about continuing their studies with Lexis, and there will be free pizza for them to enjoy! For students wanting to explore Byron Bay and beyond, there will be a BWT Travel Bonanza with a free sushi lunch and great deals on travel and activities! Then we will finish off the month with some yummy Aussie Cooking.

On Thursdays we will start the month with the popular 1-hour Surf Lesson for just $20. This is a great opportunity to give surfing a try and we will meet at 3.30pm for the lesson. We will run a Trivia quiz with prizes to be won! There will also be Job Club every second Thursday for any students wanting help writing their resume and applying for jobs in Byron Bay.

On Fridays we will end the first week with a Sandcastle Building Competition down at the beach, with a prize for the best sandcastle! The following week we will head to the beach again for the very Australian game of Beach Cricket. We also have Olmo coming along to help us Learn to Slackline in the garden. Then we will finish off the month with the Soccer Challenge, playing against another school in Byron Bay. Last time we had a great match but unfortunately lost, so this time we hope to win back the trophy! Sign up at Reception to join the team!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50.

 

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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 15

Welcome to the five new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week: Yoshi, Vanessa, Priscilla, Ethan and Othman.

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Yoshi is from Japan and is one of six in his family, including his mother and father, two sisters and one brother. He likes to ride his motorbike and enjoys drinking a beer with his awesome friends. After finishing High School earlier this year, he then worked in a restaurant before travelling to Australia. He chose to come here for the great weather, beautiful beaches and hopes to work on a farm. In the future, he would like to live and work  in London.

Vanessa is from Switzerland and is one of four in her family with her parents and an older brother. She enjoys swimming, reading, hanging out with friends, snowboarding and travelling. She worked as a Front Office Manager in a hotel before following her dream to travel to Australia. She is studying English at Lexis to improve her travelling experience while in Australia! In the future she hopes to move to Sweden to live and work.

Priscilla is from Switzerland and lives with her family of five including her mother, father and two younger sisters. She likes travelling, cooking, gymnastics and going to the beach, and works with young children in a kindergarten. She decided to study English here so that she can meet her relatives in Australia. She would also like to learn to surf in Byron Bay! She hopes to  do two more years of study when she returns to Switzerland, before settling down and starting a family.

Ethan is from Korea and lives with his family in Seoul. He likes to go to the beach and swim, and would like to learn how to surf during his time here in Byron Bay. He studied English in High School and hopes to continue improving on what he has learnt. When he was a child, Ethan visited Australia for one month and felt it was a very good country. He now returns to learn English and chose Byron Bay for the variety of foreigners who live and travel through this area.

Othman is from Saudi Arabia. He enjoys football, tennis and PS4, as well as going to the beach with his family. He came to Australia to learn English, which he needs in order to study at university. He chose to spend his time with Lexis in Byron Bay because he is the only  student from Saudi Arabia here, so he will be able to totally immerse himself in the English language.

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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 8

We have two new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week.

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Momoko is from Japan and loves to travel. She travels once or twice each year, and has visited many different places in Japan including Okinawa, Hokkaido and Hakone. In Japan she works as a Care Worker for handicapped adults and children at a hospital. While it is a difficult job, she loves it and is already looking forward to seeing her patients again when she returns home. Momoko chose to study in Australia to take advantage of the Working Holiday Visa. She hopes to visit lots of different places in Australia and to really experience the Aussie culture.

Nuria is from Spain and is a returning student at Lexis Byron Bay. Since graduating from her previous course with us in May, she travelled and studied in many different places around Australia, such as up the Queensland coast to Cairns and Port Douglas. Even after seeing so much of the country, she still loves Byron Bay so much that she wanted to finish off her studies with us here!

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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.

Trivia! June 7

Today we tested our knowledge with a trivia quiz in the garden!

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The teams answered four rounds of questions about Science, Geography, Sports and Music.

In the end, the scores were tied between two teams – Simone & Audrey and Blanka & Erika – so they shared the prizes of beer and TimTams with everyone! 🙂

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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! June 6

Today we have eight new students joining the Lexis family in Byron Bay!

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Barbara is from Switzerland and has moved to Australia with her family of four. She worked in Social Work back in Switzerland and hopes to do something similar here. Barbara is studying at Lexis Byron Bay because she wants to improve her English for living in Australia.

Seohyun is from Korea and is one of four in her family. She enjoys singing. She needs to learn English for her job and would like to develop her confidence in using English during her time at Lexis Byron Bay.

Isabella is from Brazil and lives with her family near Sao Paulo. Her parents run a marina and hotel, which Isabella also works at. She has always enjoyed water sports such as skiing and wakeboarding, and also enjoys cooking in the restaurant. She studied Food Engineering at University but decided she does not want to work in the industry. Isabella wants to improve her English and find some work with food while in Australia, to see what opportunities come her way. She is also here to travel, meet new people and absorb as much culture as she can.

Victoria is from Spain and is one of four in her family, who are very important in her life despite living so far from them. She studies Law and Business at Madrid University and though she enjoys it, she is not sure that she wants to be a lawyer or business-person. She loves nature and living a simple, healthy life. She likes to learn through experience instead of books and is looking forward to improving her English in the interesting, fun and beautiful place of Byron Bay, Australia.

Younes is from France and lives with his father, mother, older brother and younger sister. He is a High School student and hopes to one day be a pilot. Younes likes to play tennis, computer games and sports in general. He is studying English in Australia because of the good weather and wonderful views, and he would like to surf while he is here.

Richard is from Brazil and likes to go skydiving and travelling. He studied Computer Science and worked as an IT Analyst in Brazil. He is studying in Australia so he can learn English and work towards becoming fluent, which will help him get a better job back at home.

Vanessa is from Brazil and studied Administration at University. She worked in Human Resources before coming to Australia. Vanessa enjoys living near the beach, meeting new people and appreciating the sky, sun and smiles on people’s faces. She came to Byron Bay to study English because it is a small town which is calm, very green, has beautiful beaches and is peaceful. In the future, she hopes to speak English very well!

Alexia is from Brazil and is going to live in Australia for the next year and a half. She has also lived in France, South Africa and Malta. Alexia wants to learn how to speak English very well while she is living in Australia and, afterwards, hopes to move to Europe.

Welcome to Lexis 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 Starter! May 23

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Welcome to our new starter this week, Naoko! She is from Japan and transferred here from Lexis Perth. Naoko is already enjoying the Byron Bay lifestyle and hopes to visit the Nimbin markets and learn to surf while she is here. She will be with us at Lexis for four weeks and hopes to find work so she can continue living in this beautiful corner of Australia.

Enjoy your time at Lexis and in Byron Bay, Naoko!

 

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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.

 

Well done Emiko! May 23

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Emiko is from Japan and has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for 6 weeks. Today she achieved 100% on her progress test! Great job Emiko, keep up the good work! 🙂

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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.

Kristy’s Class are Movie Stars!

Kristy’s Pre Intermediate class has been studying the present perfect this week.

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Here they doing an activity that involved dressing as movie stars and asking each other questions about their movie-star lives. For example, ‘Have you ever cried at an awards ceremony?’  They also had follow-up present simple questions.

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Don’t they look amazing? They are all doing so well at speaking English too!

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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! March 24

We have 5 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week – RonnyIara, Rebecca Laura and Sarah.

Ronny is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. Claudia says it has been a real pleasure to have Ronny in her class and that he has been an active, conscientious student. Ronny has worked hard and improved his English in his time here at Lexis. All the best for the future, Ronny!

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Iara is from Brazil and graduates from the Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Anji says she is an amazing student and has really enjoyed having her in her class. Iara’s hard work and dedication during her time at Lexis has paid off, as her English has improved drastically. Iara now feels confident to travel independently and talk with others. Well done Iara!

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Sarah, Laura and Rebecca all come from Switzerland. Laura has been at Lexis for only three weeks while Sarah has been here for five weeks and Rebecca 12. All three students were praised by their teachers for their hard work and all graduated with an A. We will miss them at Lexis but this isn’t the end of their Australian journey as they are all now embarking on exciting travel plans. Happy holidays to you all!

 

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.