Coffee Club ☕ December 9th

Recently we’ve introduced Coffee Club on a Monday afternoon at Lexis Byron Bay! ☕

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Or in Christian’s case today, ‘tea time’. He even had his little pinky finger out for the occasion 😋

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Fabian joined in with a coffee.

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And Eglantine had a mocha for the first time with us. She doesn’t usually like coffee, though this one was okay because it had chocolate in it too! 🍫

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The game of choice today was Jenga with the questions on each piece.

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There were fiery conversations about some of the topics that came up! Examples that stirred debate we’re about politics and the death penalty. However, it was nicer to speak about trivial subject matters like our dream holiday destination or our favourite flavours of ice-cream! 🍦

Join us tomorrow morning at 11.30am for Coffee Club!

 

 

 

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Coffee Club ☕ November 5th

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Club at Lexis Byron Bay!

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We decided not to play Uno this week because it was so windy outside and we thought that the cards might blow away 🃏🌪️

Though Tim-Tams and hot tea went down a treat!

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Join us next week when hopefully the weather is better 🙂

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Graduation! October 4th

Congratulations and farewell to our 5 students who are graduating today from Lexis Bryon Bay!

WIJS6039Pit, from Thailand, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you. You have been an important part of the school for the last year, and we’ve been impressed by your tenacity and persistence – you never give up!! We know you will continue to improve as you listen and speak more of the language. We wish you all the best for your future and hope to see you again. <3

Nico, from Chile, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It is very sad to say good bye. You have been a wonderful student and have made many friends here in Byron Bay. All your teachers would agree, it has been a pleasure to teach you. We hope you continue to improve. We wish you all the best with your future, and hope to see you again 😀

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Camile, from Belgium, graduates from Claudia’s Pre-Intermediate class. You have improved all of your skills in the last few weeks here at Lexis. Especially your confidence in speaking has increased a lot! You are always very attentive, focused and you got on well with all students. We will all miss your sense of humor. All the best for your future <3

Ayumi, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been lovely to have you as a student. Your positive attitude is always very much appreciated. You have put in a lot of effort these past few weeks to improve you English and you should be very proud of yourself. We wish you all the best for your future. 🙂

Kento, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Pre-Intermediate class. You have been a conscientious student and you have worked well to improve your English skills. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Byron Bay. Good luck for your future goals Kento! 😀

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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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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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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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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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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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Coffee Lounge! September 13

Today we held two Coffee Lounge sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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The morning students enjoyed the challenge of Lexis Jenga, building a tall and precarious tower and answering the questions on each piece.

Through these questions, we discovered that Barbara has been to fourteen different countries, that Julie sings in the shower and that Yuri would travel the world if she won a billion dollars.

The afternoon students had fun with a game of Aussie Heads while enjoying their coffee and TimTams, with everyone taking turns asking YES or NO questions to figure out what the card on their forehead was.

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Each student did really well, deducing what their card was with minimal hints, but Samira  gets a special mention for figuring out that she was the Aussie Dollar so quickly, which is a notoriously difficult one to guess!

 

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Coffee Lounge! September 6

Today we had some great conversation while enjoying coffee and TimTams at Coffee Lounge.

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We chatted and got to know each other, then had a long game of Lexis Jenga. The Lexis version of this game includes answering the question written on the tile you remove from the tower. For example, there were questions like “Do you sing in the shower?”, “What is the government like in your country?” and “Do you like Vegemite?”. We found out that Jain’s favourite pizza topping is kimchi, that both Saki and Vanessa are not likely to survive long in the desert without water, and that Yuki would remove the need for Visas when travelling if she ruled the world!

After a few precarious attempts to continue building the Jenga tower, it all came falling down with a small bump of the table…

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…and a lot of laughter to follow! 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! July 5

It’s a cold and rainy Winter’s day in Byron Bay, one of the few we have had so far this year!

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We spent the afternoon warming up with some hot coffee and devouring the delicious TimTams while enjoying great conversation over a game of Lexis Jenga.

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The students showed off their steady hands as the Jenga tower grew tall and wobbly before the inevitable collapse.

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There were lots of laughs at Coffee Club today – thanks to all the students who joined in!

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Coffee Club! June 14

There was a great turnout for Coffee Club today, with eleven students joining me for the activity.

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We enjoyed a couple of rounds of Lexis  Jenga while enjoying coffee, TimTams and great conversation. We learnt that while some students believe in love at first sight, others don’t, and that everyone loves ice cream and dislikes their government.

It was a fun afternoon and a great opportunity to practice listening to and speaking English!

 

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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 Club! May 31

This afternoon we enjoyed our coffee and TimTams in a truly Australian style – using the TimTams as straws to drink our coffee through!

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To try this at home (which I highly recommend), bite each end off your TimTam then submerge one end into the coffee (or tea or hot chocolate…any hot drink!) and suck through the other end. Enjoy the coffee and the yummy, gooey taste of a melting TimTam! Just make sure to eat the TimTam before it melts completely and falls in your drink!

We also had some great conversation over an awesome round of Lexis Jenga. 🙂

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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 Club! April 26

Today in Coffee Club we tackled some of the world’s problems. We answered a range of questions – from what we would do if we ruled the world, to our view of politics and our own governments. Of course we also covered other very important issues such as our favourite ice cream flavours and singing in the shower!

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Natsumi showed off her superior skills in the first round, building a tall and precarious tower before it fell to the ground. Inola played her first ever game of Jenga with Marina and myself, enjoying the challenge and learning the tricks of the game quickly!

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Above all, it was an enjoyable afternoon of chatting and getting to know you all. 🙂

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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 Club! April 12

This afternoon I was joined by seven Lexis Byron Bay students and one Lexis Perth student! We enjoyed coffee and Tim Tams, plus some bonus chocolate, with a rowdy game of Lexis Jenga.

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While everyone tried their best to be careful, the Jenga tower fell 5 times! Each time, the person who made it fall had to try some Vegemite straight out of the jar… EmikoMayumi and Noriko were not impressed with the Vegemite but Kim and Shin thought it was pretty tasty. Bernarda and Yuki (and Adrian from Perth) also played but were skilled enough to avoid the Vegemite tasting this time round!

 

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you all enjoyed your coffee, Tim Tams and Vegemite!

 

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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.