New Starters! December 2nd

A very warm welcome to our new starters this week at Lexis Byron Bay!

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Celine is from Switzerland. When at home horse riding and playing the harp are her passions but she is very excited about taking surf lessons while here in Byron. She has come to Australia to better her English, meet new people, and also experience the culture! Celine has been working in a restaurant at home to earn money to pay for university which starts next year but is unsure whether she will study psychology or economics.

Martina is from Italy. She comes from a small village in the north of Italy called Bellagio which is near Lake Como. She lives with her mum and her cat but travels a lot for work. Martina studied to become a pastry chef. Her work is hard but she loves to make dessert and see the end result! When she’s not working she loves to travel, going for walks, and taking photos. She has come here to travel and improve her English. She is hoping to return in the future and work.

Christian is from Switzerland. When he finished high school he did a 2-year apprenticeship as a car mechanic but had to quit as he was required to join the Swiss army. He loves to play football and plays with his village club twice a week. He also loves hanging out with his friends. Christian has family in Australia and wanted to meet them and see how they live. He would like to travel around Australia and New Zealand after he finishes at Lexis Byron Bay and when he returns home he will study to become a teacher!

Lars is also from Switzerland. He has come to Lexis Byron Bay to further his English skills and hopefully travel around Australia after his studies. In the future would like to travel to Nepal and China. His love is football and he is a supporter of FC Zurich where he has a season pass.

 

 

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ūüėéNew Starters! November 11th

A very warm welcome to all new starters this week at Lexis Byron Bay!

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Maya is from Switzerland. She lives with her parents in a small village called Reigoldswil and her two sisters live near-by. Her hobbies are singing and playing the alp horn which is a typical Swiss instrument. This summer, Maya finished her apprenticeship as a medical assistant and has been working in a surgery with 5 doctors. She needs English for her job and is hoping that she will achieve a better level of English after her trip to Australia.

Jo√ęlle is from Switzerland. She finished an apprenticeship in retail sales where her main role was to serve customers. She has a younger brother and a step sister who are both 17. In her free time she likes to practice aerobics and in winter go skiing with her family. Jo√ęlle is in Australia to better her English and will hopefully travel once she has finished at Lexis Byron Bay.

Valeria is from Spain. She has 3 older brothers and her father is from Argentina. Her family own a hotel in Spain where she works. Valeria chose to study English in Australia and believes it’s the most amazing county. Her passion is surfing but is also here because of the culture, animals, beaches, and people. She wants to improve her English and enjoy the experience while here.

Nadin is from Switzerland. She lives in a small town called Graubunden which, is famous for being the highest town in Europe. She lives in an apartment with her sister and loves to mountain bike and go hiking on the weekends. After school she worked as a painter for 3 years but in winter she worked in a restaurant on top of a mountain. Nadin is here to learn English and after 6 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she will move to Sydney.

Xenia is from Spain. She will be studying English at Lexis Byron Bay for the next 8 months. She also loves to spend time with her friends, photography, travel, and reading! Xenia studied early childhood and worked in a kindergarten for the last two years. While in Australia she will hopefully work out her next venture in life.

Mutsumi is from Japan. She is interested in the Byron lifestyle and environment which is why she chose to study English at Lexis Byron Bay . She will be here for 24 weeks and is hoping to improve her English so she can go back to Japan and find a good job. Mutsumi loves to go to the beach and listening to music but also likes jogging, cycling, nature and travelling.

Marta is from Spain. She lives with her Parents and sister in Valencia. She studied nutrition at University and later worked as a nutritional specialist in a health centre. Her favourite sport is cross fit because it’s such a hard sport! She wants to improve her English so she can travel the world without so many problems and is hoping to find a job once she’s graduated from¬†Lexis Byron Bay.

 

 

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! December 2

Congratulations to the 17 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Roman is from Spain and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He has been a pleasure to teach in class. He asks intelligent questions to further his understanding of the English language, especially in reading tasks. He has worked well to improve while studying at Lexis Byron Bay and will no doubt continue to improve his fluency as he keeps speaking English. We look forward to seeing you back here in the new year!

Delphine is from Switzerland and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a great student over the past four weeks. She has improved her English, particularly her grammar and speaking skills, and will easily progress to Intermediate level with continued study. Enjoy using your new language skills as you travel!

Franny is from the Dominican Republic and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class over the past two weeks. Her grammar and speaking skills have improved during that time and will surely continue with her onward travels. All the best for your next adventure!

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Maya is from Japan and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. After starting in the Elementary class twelve weeks ago, she now graduates with a B+ grade and a solid Pre-Intermediate level of English. She has shown a great commitment to learning which has helped her make dramatic improvements to¬†her grammar and speaking skills over the past couple of months.¬†We wish you all the best for the future!

Jenny is from Korea and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved her English skills during her four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay and would soon be ready to move up to the Intermediate level with continued study. Her questions, communication skills and contributions have been valuable for the whole class. Best of luck for the future!

Gaetan is from Belgium and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been an excellent student over the past six weeks. He has made great improvements to his grammar and writing skills, and has gained confidence in speaking. He brings a vibrant attitude to class and is an active participant in activities ¬†and discussions. All the best for your onward travels!

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Lear is from Spain and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a ¬†very capable and enthusiastic student. His positive energy and contributions to class discussions were greatly appreciated and his persistence to learning is commendable. Best of luck with your work in Byron Bay!

Charlotte is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. She is a conscientious student with a keen interest in learning. Her positive attitude and lively nature has lifted the atmosphere in the classroom. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

Maito is from Japan and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a dedicated and hardworking student who has put in a lot of effort over the past few months. His English has improved a lot since he first started at Lexis Byron Bay in the Elementary class, particularly in his vocabulary and speaking skills. We wish you all the best for your future!

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Othman is from Saudi Arabia and graduates from Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. His English has improved in all areas, particularly his pronunciation, over the past 16 weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay. He has applied himself to his studies in recent weeks which is reflected in his excellent test results and lately has been the first student with the correct answer to any questions. He has participated well in class discussions and at the morning Lexis activities which has helped him to improve his speaking skills. Enjoy your next two months in Brisbane and remember to keep speaking English as much as possible!

Shiori is from Japan and graduates from Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Over the past four weeks she has worked hard to improve her English skills in all areas. In particular, she has made great progress with her grammar skills which is reflected in her test results each week. Have fun back in Japan for the next couple of months and all the best for your continued English studies at the Sunshine Coast campus!

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Leticia is from Brazil and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved a lot in all areas of her English skills, particularly in her grammar and writing skills. She has gained confidence in speaking and her questions, communication skills and contributions to class activities and discussions have been highly valued. We wish you all the best for your return to Brazil!

Julie is from Switzerland and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She is a lovely person and a very clever student. She always stays focused on the task at hand and shows great perseverance on challenging grammar points. She has made great progress on her English skills during her time at Lexis Byron Bay, with particular improvements to her grammar, speaking and writing skills. Have a great time on the rest of your travels!

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Carolina is from Brazil and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been an enjoyable to student to teach. Her grammar and speaking skills have both improved a lot since she arrived at Lexis Byron Bay eight weeks ago. She has worked well in class and would no doubt be moving up to the Intermediate class with continued studies. Enjoy your travels to New Zealand!

Paulo is from Germany and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class and is a great student to teach. He always has a positive attitude and participated well in class activities and discussions. Over the seven weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay, he made great improvements to his English skills across all areas. Well done!

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Pol is from Spain and graduates from Kristy and Sue’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class over the past ten weeks. He has improved his grammar and speaking skills, and has become more confident in his listening. He is a great student to have a conversation with and will be missed in his class. Enjoy your travels to Bali and around Australia! We look forward to seeing you back here next year.

Minsik is from Korea and graduates from Kristy and Sue’s Pre-Intermediate class. After twelve weeks at Lexis Byron Bay he has made great progress with his English skills. In particular he has improved his English writing skills and has gained confidence in his speaking ability. He is a lovely student to have in class. He participates well in class activities and discussions, and keeps his classmates entertained with his jokes. Best of luck in Brisbane!

 

 

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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 Рhe 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.

New Starters! September 12

Today we have seven new starters at Lexis Byron Bay.

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New starters Hiro, Roman, Flurina, Fanny (who started at Lexis last week), Maya, Julie, Jana and Barbara.

Hiro is from Japan and has been studying English with Lexis up at the Sunshine Coast school. He has now transferred here to discover a different part of Australia and the unique Byron Bay lifestyle. He hopes to improve his English skills over the coming nine weeks here at Lexis Byron Bay.

Roman is from Spain and is one of four in his family, with his parents and his younger brother. He likes to go out with friends, play tennis, watch movies and go to the cinema. He has just completed a degree in Business Administration at university and decided to come to Australia to improve his English before looking for a graduate job. He has previously worked as a beach lifeguard, a waiter, and as a tennis coach. He chose to come to Australia for the great weather and believes that Byron Bay will be the perfect place to improve his English and meet many new friends from different cultures.

Flurina is from  Switzerland and is  joining the Cambridge FCE class. She enjoys going to the beach and surfing. She wants to improve her English to enhance her future career opportunities and she decided to study in an English-speaking country to see a different culture. After considering England, America and Australia, she chose to come to Australia for the way of life, the friendly people and the sunny weather.

Maya is from Japan and has three sisters and a brother in her family. She grew up in a temple and is a Buddhist. She decided to study  English at Lexis Byron Bay because she would like to travel more and make friends all around the world.

Julie is from Switzerland and is one of five in her family, including her mother, father, older brother and older sister. She likes skiing and wakesurfing on the lake, flowers, and being in nature. She has been completing an apprenticeship with the Town Council back in Switzerland before coming to Australia. She is hoping to improve her English while in Byron Bay.

Jana is from Germany and lives in the south of the country with her parents. She also has a sister who lives nearby with her fiance. She enjoys hanging out with friends and playing sports, such as tennis in the Summer and skiing during Winter. She is studying at university to become an English and History Teacher. She has also been working in a factory and as a Ski Instructor in Austria while completing her studies. She decided to study at Lexis Byron Bay so that she could improve her English for her studies and future career.

Barbara is from Brazil and has a beautiful daughter called Ana Luisa. She likes eating, doing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. She studied Pedagogy and enjoys discussing education. She works with delinquent teenagers in Brazil and loves her job! She also loves to travel and decided to study English at Lexis Byron Bay to improve her language skills so she can know more cultures around the world. In the future, she hopes to travel the world with her daughter, discovering new cultures and meeting new people from many different countries.

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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.