News Starters! 26th June

Today Lexis Byron Bay welcomes 8 new starters!

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Renata, from Brazil, has come to Byron to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our lovely Beach town. Living in the bustling city of São Paulo she decided to escape and enjoy the quiet and relaxed lifestyle of Byron Bay. She studied advertising at university and has since pursued a career in it – she hopes that becoming completely fluent in English will boost her career even more.

Silvia, also from Brazil, has come to Byron to enjoy the Australian culture and to rest and relax. She left Brazil to explore the world and has traveled through Asia, starting in Thailand and ending in Bali, having explored the Island on a motorbike.

Gregory, from Paris, decided to come travelling in Australia and New Zealand to improve his English for his career. While he is here he is keen to explore Australia and see some of its many beautiful sights like the Whitsunday Islands.

Victor, from Mauritius joins us for the second time at Lexis Byron Bay, having studied and surfed here for 2 weeks last year. He returns to Byron as he thinks immersing himself in the English language is the best way to learn – that and he is a little obsessed with surfing!

Yanis, also from Mauritius, did not come to Byron for the beach or the sunshine, as they also get plenty of this in their home. He came to Byron to improve his English but most importantly to surf. He would like to continue to travel after he finishes his studies and his is considering going to University in Singapore!

Pierre, from Belgium, was told by his friend that Australia was amazing, and he wanted to come to see it for himself. Pierre had to postpone his trip to Byron, so he has been looking forward to coming here for a long time! He is glad to finally be here to surf and improve his English.

Nozomi, from Japan, has come to Byron to enjoy the chilled lifestyle and the beautiful beaches. She likes to surf and listen to music and she is excited to meet people of various nationalities and learn about other cultures.

We are also delighted to welcome back Desiree, from Spain, after a short break from school.

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.

January Activity Calendar!

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After Christmas we have a short break before returning to school on Tuesday 3rd January. We have an exciting month of activities to kick off the start of the new year! These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students.

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in the garden from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we alternate the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, which gives students the chance to get to know each other while practicing English, with other fun activities. On the first Tuesday back we will have a BBQ to welcome all our new students, then on the following weeks we will enjoy learning to Skateboard with Flavio, Slackline with Olmo and we have an exciting BWT Travel Bonanza day with special deals and travel prizes to be won! We will finish off the month with the 1-hour Surf Lesson.

On Thursdays we start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson with the amazing team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. We have Job Club the following week to help any students looking to work while they are in Australia. Then there is Aussie Cooking where we will bake some yummy Anzac Biscuits. The last Thursday of the month is Australia Day, which is a public holiday so there will be no school on this day.

On Fridays we will be keeping active and heading to the beach as much as possible to enjoy the Summer in Byron Bay! To start the month we have the Table Tennis Tournament to find out who our new Lexis Champion is, then we have Volleyball and the very Aussie game of Cricket on the following weeks before finishing off the month with a Sandcastle Building Competition (with prizes to be won!).

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. 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 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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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.

November Activity Calendar!

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It’s the first day of NOVEMBER and we have an exciting month of activities planned in the mornings and afternoons especially for our Lexis students!

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in the garden from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Lounge, which gives our students the opportunity to practice their English and get to know each other while enjoying great coffee and yummy TimTams!

On Wednesdays we will start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson for our students who want to learn to surf in Byron Bay. The following week we have Boomerang Painting for the morning activity and Beer Tasting in the afternoon. Then there is Skateboarding with Flavio, Flamenco Dance with Alba and we finish off the month with a Poker Tournament!

Every second Thursday we have Job Club for those students looking for work in Byron Bay and wanting extra help with writing their resume, preparing for interviews and applying for jobs. This week we will run a Table Tennis Tournament to see who this month’s Lexis Champion is, and on the other Thursday in November we will have a round of Pizza and Pictionary in the morning and Mindfulness Meditation with Chloe in the afternoon.

On Fridays we start the month with baking Anzac biscuits at Aussie Cooking, followed by Volleyball  in the garden or at the beach the next Friday. Then we have Slacklining in the morning and our next match against the SAE College at the Soccer Challenge on the 18th. To finish off the month and the Cambridge course, we have the End of Cambridge BBQ.

 GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. 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 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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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.

English + Surfing with Dominique and Manuel!

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Dominique and Manuel are from Switzerland and spent four weeks with us here at Lexis Byron Bay. They enrolled in the English in Action – Surfing course for two weeks, followed by another two weeks of General English.

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Manuel has always dreamed of visiting Australia. He also loves to surf, having done a surf camp in Portugal, and he enjoys the hippy culture and lifestyle. Byron Bay was the obvious choice for him to visit! Dominique was interested in spending some time overseas to practice his English, and thought that Manuel’s plan sounded pretty good, so came along with him!

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For both of them, their favourite things about Byron Bay includes the lovely, friendly, polite people, although Manuel said they can be a bit too relaxed at times (for example, when they are making your to-go coffee and it takes a good ten minutes!). Dominique also enjoyed the Lighthouse and being able to watch the whales swim past in the ocean, while Manuel loved the beaches, the lifestyle and the positive attitudes of everyone he met.

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Dominique and Manuel felt that they absolutely made improvements to their English skills while they studied here at Lexis Byron Bay. Their teachers were very, very good and were friendly and helpful at all times. They found that the teaching style here is quite different to what they have experienced in Switzerland, which was very helpful in learning new English concepts.

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In addition to improving their English, they also improved their surfing! For Dominique, it was his first time ever to try surfing. Manuel, on the other hand, had tried surfing before at a surf camp in Portugal. Compared to that experience, the lessons he had here with the team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay  were outstanding. The classes were much smaller here, allowing a more personal and attentive method of coaching. Their instructors were great teachers, very motivated and clearly love what they do, which all came together to make a positive and fun surfing experience!

Overall, Dominique and Manuel would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone considering studying English and learning to surf in Australia!

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After completing their studies at Lexis Byron Bay last week, they were flying straight back to Switzerland the day after their graduation. They would have liked to stay in Australia for a longer period of time, but unfortunately had to be back at work this week. Manuel plans to continue his English studies and will be completing the Cambridge CAE course next year in Switzerland, and is hoping to study Law at university, which is a bilingual course. He also hopes to return to Byron Bay in the next few years!

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We truly enjoyed having you both here at Lexis Byron Bay and hope to see you back in Australia again one day! All the best for whatever your futures hold 🙂

 

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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.

 

English+Surfing with Alessa!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and studied at Lexis Byron Bay for two weeks on the English in Action – Surfing course. During those two weeks she studied English in the mornings and learnt to surf in the afternoons.

Her first visit to Australia was in January of this year, when she spent a month travelling with her family. She loved the country and the people so much that she had to come back!

 

She arrived in Australia with an Intermediate level of English and, although her time at Lexis Byron Bay was short, she feels has learnt more and improved her English language skills.

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Alessa (back row, on the right) with the other new students on her first day at Lexis Byron Bay

Alessa had never surfed before, so was quite nervous for her first lesson! Over the two weeks she had eight lessons with the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay who taught her the basics of surfing and helped her to improve. By the end of the eight lessons, she was feeling very good in her ability to surf and hopes to keep surfing when she returns to Europe.

One of Alessa’s favourite things about Byron Bay was the people. In particular, she enjoyed meeting all the people at Lexis Byron Bay and the friends she has made from all  over the world.

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Alessa (second from right) enjoyed the Coffee Lounge conversation activity with other Lexis Byron Bay students

Alessa said she would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone thinking of studying English and learning to surf in Byron Bay. She said the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay  are really nice, very motivated, always have a smile and make the lessons really fun!

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Alessa (centre) with her Lexis classmates on graduation day

Now Alessa is enjoying two months of travelling around Australia. After Byron Bay she is off to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and then Perth before  flying back to Switzerland.  We hope she has a great time travelling around the country and continues to practice both her English and her surfing!

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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.

Surf Lesson! October 6

Today we had two surf lessons with the awesome team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay: one in the morning for the students studying in afternoon classes, and one in the afternoon for students studying in the morning classes!

Four students joined the morning class with instructor Johnny, and twelve students joined the afternoon class with instructors Blake and James.

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Noori, Julie, Mara, Astrid, Jules, Yuki, Pauline, Lucile, Clara, Anna, Jane and Maria at the afternoon class

They first learnt the basics of surfing on the beach before heading into the water to put these skills into action.

The conditions were perfect both in the water and out, and it was a great day for beginners to learn how to surf. After falling off a few times, getting some more tips from the instructors and refining their skills a few more times, the students all caught some waves and had a lot of fun learning to surf!

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Ana, Corinne, Fanny and Leticia at the morning surf lesson

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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.

October weekend activities with BWT!

Check out all the awesome activities BWT has planned for our Lexis students in October!!! There are some great deals on must-do activities this month. See Matt in the Student Lounge every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at lunchtime, or in store at BWT to book all your adventures!

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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.