New Starters! July 8th

Welcome to our 3 new students starting with us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Marisa is from a small village in Germany. She is currently studying at Police Academy in Lower Saxony. In her spare time Marisa likes to play soccer and other sports. She also likes to read, especially Harry Potter books 🙂 She has always wanted to come to Australia to discover the Australian was of living. Improving her English will help her in the future when she becomes a police officer.

Patricia is from Germany. One of her hobbies is horse riding and she is very interested in travelling. She hopes to visit as many countries around the world as possible. She has always dreamed of coming to Australia and to learn to surf. After her 2 weeks in Byron Bay, Patricia plans to travel around Australia for another three weeks and then spend  one month in Bali.

Andre is from Brazil. His hobbies include mountain biking, skate boarding and photography. This year Andre plans on going back to University to study physiology. He decided to study in Byron Bay because he likes the lifestyle here and he hopes to improve his surfing.

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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

Coffee Club! January 29th

Last week, we had our last coffee club for the month of January! We gathered as usual outside the student lounge, sitting  under shade from the hot sun. We all sipped coffees/teas and chatted about life in Byron. For some of the group, it was their final week (we will miss you guys!) so we chatted about their highlights of studying in Lexis and living in Byron Bay. (There were many! 🙂 )

We also got into a serious game of Jenga! This one is extra fun for our Lexis students as each block has an English question attached to it – perfect for getting to know everyone better 🙂

 

The moment it all came tumbling down… (Sorry Nicol!!! 😀 )

 

Coffee Club happens outside the student lounge every Monday at 11.30am AND every Tuesday at 2pm. Come and join us to chat with new friends and of course, for coffee and Tim Tams! 🙂

 

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.

 

Coffee Lounge! December 6

Being such a hot day in Byron Bay today, a hot coffee wasn’t too appealing! Instead we had a nice cold beer and tried to eat the TimTams before they all melted!

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While enjoying the beers we played a round of Lexis Jenga and learnt a little bit more about each other from the questions on each tile.

 

For example, we found out that Francesco’s dream holiday is to be on the island of Bora Bora, preferably enjoying the company of 17 women! We also discovered Pauline’s most embarrassing moment was when she arrived at school for what she thought was a normal day only to realise she (and her mum) had totally forgotten about her school camp leaving that very morning! There was also a fairly unanimous agreement that if any of us had a billion dollars, it would be spent on travelling the world.

 

Coffee Lounge! November 15

Today at Coffee Lounge we played a game of Lexis Jenga to practice speaking English while enjoying coffee and TimTams!

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The students are getting quite good at Jenga, building precarious towers but being very skilled at extracting the tiles without making it fall!

Eventually it gets to a point when it is impossible to remove any tiles without the whole thing collapsing, despite Maya’s efforts!

In the afternoon we had our coffee and TimTams over a game of Pictionary!

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There were some interesting drawings, some incredible guesses and lots of laughter throughout the game. In the end, the team of Myuri and Mayumi won after leaping ahead by winning five rounds in a row!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Coffee Lounge! November 1

We had two sessions of Coffee Lounge today – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At the morning session, we played Aussie Heads which requires asking questions to discover the identity of the card stuck to your forehead!

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It is a great game to help practice English by both asking questions, giving clues to other players, and guessing the right English word for your card. Everyone did really well with asking the right questions to discover their identity, even with the more difficult cards such as ‘Aussie Dollar’, ‘Great Barrier Reef’ and ‘Sandcastle’.

In the afternoon we played Lexis Jenga, which is just like normal Jenga but with a question written on each tile which the student answered when they had pulled it out.

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The questions help the students to learn some more English words and phrases, and encourage speaking to explain their answers. It is also a great game to help get to know each other – today we found out that Myuri likes to dance in the shower, Mayumi’s favourite movie is Titanic, and Yuki would make everyone visit Japan if he ruled the world!

Some students come along to Coffee Lounge for the conversation, others come for the TimTams…Roman and Pol are definitely here for the TimTams and would do just about anything for one of those biscuits!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Coffee Lounge! October 18

Today at Coffee Lounge we practiced our English conversation skills with a couple of games! Of course, we also had some yummy coffee and TimTams as well!

In the morning, we played Lexis Jenga which is the same as traditional Jenga, but with a question on each tile. After pulling out a tile, you then answer the question.

From today’s questions we found out that Bruna’s favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla, Stefan has been to eight different countries, Saya’s favourite thing to do in Byron Bay is go to the beach, Isabella once got a speeding ticket for R$80 (approximately AU$30 – a cheap fine by Australian standards!), and Othman’s favourite season is Winter because the weather is much cooler then in his home country of Saudi Arabia.

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This game is a great way to practice and learn English words and phrases while also getting to know your fellow students. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Frida, the dog enjoying her coffee in the photo, who was being looked after by Lexis student Isabella!

In the afternoon, we played Charades which involved acting out English phrases for the other students to guess.

Some phrases were quite difficult and were a good opportunity to learn a phrase the students had never heard of before. For example, ‘raking leaves‘, ‘chasing a tornado‘ and ‘landing a plane‘. Others were a bit easier and were a lot of fun to act out and guess, such as ‘milking a cow‘, ‘filming a movie‘ and ‘washing an elephant‘! Every student who acted out a phrase got a TimTam (which is enough to convince even Roman to join the game!) and enjoyed the time learning English and laughing along with their friends.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Coffee Lounge! September 27

Today we held two sessions of Coffee Lounge at Lexis Byron Bay.

At the morning session, we played a very exciting round of Lexis Jenga, building one of  the biggest towers I have seen!

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The students with the impressive tower shortly before it came tumbling down!

The students answered the questions on each brick they pulled from the tower and learnt many new words and phrases along the way, such as ‘advice‘, ‘regret‘, and ‘speeding ticket‘.

As the tower grew taller and taller, each turn became more difficult. The tower wobbled and threatened to fall many times, and nobody wanted to be the one who made it fall!

Eventually, after almost reaching the limit of how tall a Jenga tower can grow, it came crashing down onto the table. The students celebrated with TimTams!

In the afternoon, we enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather and sat out in the garden. The students chatted amongst themselves and as a group, learning about each other’s culture and their experiences in Australia. Having students from Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Korea and Japan, there was a lot to share! We learnt that students in Korea study from 7am until 9pm, which shocked everyone at the table! We also discussed the different accents in Australia and other English-speaking countries, the difficulties with getting Student Visas for Australia, and showed the newcomers how to enjoy your coffee by drinking it with a TimTam straw!

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The students enjoyed their coffee in the sunshine!

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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.