New Starters! December 9th

We welcome four new starters this week at Lexis English Byron Bay!

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Thamires is from Brazil. She was born in Rio De Janeiro but now lives with her brother in Sao Paulo. She studies economics and works in a bank. In her spare time, she likes to read, play soccer, and run! Thamires would like to improve her English as her job works with clients from around the world. She came to Australia to study English because it’s a beautiful place, has nice beaches and the people are cool!

Maria is from Switzerland. She studied commerce and worked in a bank for two years but would now like to study naturopathy. She loves cooking and baking and both of her parents are Italian. She came to Australia for the good weather, the biodiversity, and also to learn English. She would love to stay in Australia for as long as possible, working, and studying something she’s interested in.

Marina is from Russia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Switzerland. She has come to Australia to study English which will enable her to have better communication skills which she needs for her job and travel.

Young is from Korea. He likes to listen to music and play sports and lives with his parents, two sisters and younger brother. He majored in material engineering at Dong-A University and would like to speak English fluently which is why he has come to Byron Bay to study English.

 

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.

New Starters! October 14th

This week we welcome 19 new students who are joining us at Lexis Byron Bay.

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Daichi is from Tokyo, Japan. He lives with his mother, father, and younger sister. He works as a Hairdresser in Tokyo and if he moves back to Japan he will open his own salon. Daichi’s hobbies include skateboarding, tennis, and road tripping. He also likes nature and wildlife and is happy to be in Australia where there is lots of wildlife.

Michela is from Germany. Her Mother is a doctor and her Father is an engineer. She also has an older sister. She works as a nurse in a hospital and has just finished her bachelors degree in health sciences. She loves to spend her time with friends and doing sports like zumba or yoga. Michela decided to study English in Australia because she wanted to combine travelling to New Zealand and Australia while improving her English skills.

Dominik is from Switzerland. His uncle lives in Astonville which is about 20 minutes away from Byron Bay. Dominik will stay in Byron for the next 4 weeks and while he is here he hopes to learn how to surf and to better his English. He has one brother and one sister and works as a tax consultant. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and in winter he likes to ski in the Alps.

Katherina is from Germany.  Her hobbies include running, handball, and spending time with her friends. She also has one sister called Jessica. She is in Byron Bay for two weeks to study English and after her course she will travel around Australia and New Zealand. She has been working in a bank and when she returns to Germany she is hoping to find a similar job.

Daria is from Switzerland. She lives with her family and her 3 cats. Her favourite hobby is caring for her cats and meeting with friends. She works in a Hospital as a nurse but would love to work as a doctors assistant in a practice as it has better work hours. She likes the idea of learning English because she will be able to speak to many people from around the world.

Salvador is from Spain. He loves to travel and his hobbies include playing the ukulele and working with wood. He is very keen to learn English in Australia as it is a beautiful country and he is hoping to be able to understand and talk to everyone. He is looking forward to summer in Byron and having a good time.

Melina is from Laax, Switzerland. She usually works for the council office in Laax. Her hobbies include climbing, catching up with friends and listening to music. Melina looks forward to studying English in Australia as it will give her a skill for future use.

Lena is from Switzerland. She lives in a house with her mother and her boyfriend. She loves to play volleyball and is hoping to be able to play while in Byron. Lena works as a medical assistant and just finished her apprenticeship. She loves to travel and after studying in Byron she will travel up the east coast to Cairns.

Celia is from Belgium. She lives with her mother and two younger sisters. She recently finished her studies in social media and when she returns from Australia she will work in this field. Celia is hoping to travel Australia after her course in Byron so she can meet people and progress in her English.

Lisa is from Reunion. Reunion is a small island in the Indian Ocean where she lives with her parents. She has a sister that lives in France and a brother that lives in Quebec, Canada. She loves to travel and wildlife which is what brought her to Australia. Her hobbies are running and surfing. Lisa is here to study English but will also study Biology or Nutrition.

Elvira is from Switzerland. She is a return student to Lexis English. She studied on our English + Surfers programme for four weeks last summer. Now she is back and is hoping to leave with a Advanced level of English after 6 months of study here.

Patrik is from Czech Republic. His hobbies include sport, music, and literature. Patrik and his brother work on project together called ‘The Famous Literary Group’ where they are trying to bring back modern poetry and prose. He likes how relaxed Australia is which is why he chose to study English here.

Magdalena is from Czech Republic. When she was in her country she studied music. Her main subject was singing. She loves Australian music and feels that music helps connect people and words. This is the reason she choose to come to Australia and study English. Her dream is to be creative in English and be fluent enough to write her own lyrics.

Ludovico is from Italy. He is passionate about surfing and nature. He was studying Economics at university but decided to leave and do a bar tending course instead. He choose to come to Australia because of the great surf and amazing beaches. He doesn’t have any plans for the future, but is excited to see where life takes him.

Nolwen is from Reunion Island. Her parents really like to travel, so since she was little, her and her brother have been to many different countries. Her family lived in Australia in 2009 and they have visited every 2 years since. She loves this country and thinks the people are the nicest people she has ever met. She is passionate about music, surfing and the ocean. In the future she would like to study the history of cinema as she loves making film, learning about the process of sound and making stories.

Veronica is from Brazil. Her interests include reading, doing yoga, listening to music, travelling and learning about spirituality. She is an environmental engineer, she typically works with degraded areas and wind farms. She is here in Australia to improve her English so she can confidently work on international projects in the future.

Laura is from Spain. She loves sports, especially trail running and jiu jitsu (martial arts). She studied civil engineering, but currently is not working in this field. In the future she hopes to build a hostel in Spain and attract customers from all over the world, this is why she needs to improve her English.

Miriam is from Spain. Ever since she was a child, she has always loved nature. Her hobbies include trekking in nature and water activities. She also loves to read and listen to music. She has been working as a nurse since 2014 and loves her job. She wants to improve her English so she can become a better nurse and communicate with patients from all over the world.

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New Starters! October 8th

A warm welcome to our 15 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Guilherme is from Brazil. His hobbies include riding dirt bikes and motor cycles. Last year he finished his studies as a mechanic and is now working with his Step Father to build houses. He would like to improve his English so in the future he can run his own airbnb and be able to communicate with people from all over the world.

Juan is from Spain. He loves to travel and meet new people. His hobbies include surfing and exploring new places. He would like to study tourism when he returns to his country and in the future he hopes to be the owner of a hotel. He is very excited to be studying English in Australia as he has dreamed of visiting here since he was a child.

Anna is from Germany. In her free time she loves to act in the theater, spend time with friends and play the accordion. She is lucky enough to have family friends here in Byron Bay so is staying with them while she is here. After studying English she hopes to travel around the country and visit New Zealand.

Tamara is from Spain. She loves music, nature, going out with friends and drinking 😉 During her time in Australia she hopes to surf and practice yoga. In her country she works as a pediatric nurse, she loves working with children. She believes it is important for her to improve her English as she has a lot of patients who speak English, and it is important to be able to communicate with them.

Gabriel is from Brazil. He is very passionate about music. He plays the guitar and drums. He thinks Australia is a beautiful country and everyone should visit at least once in their life time. He is unsure what his future will hold, but for now he is very happy to be studying English here in Byron Bay.

Claudia is from Spain. She has always loved animals and at home she has a dog called Leah. <3 In the future she hopes to work as a Vet with wild animals, like whales and sharks. She believes learning English will help her reach her goals and provide more opportunity.

Sascha is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He enjoys competing in biathlon. This sport includes cross country skiing and shooting. In Winter he is also a cross country skiing teacher in his village. He has just finished his apprenticeship as a mechanic. In the future he hopes to travel all over the world.

Robert is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he likes to participate in active sports like boxing, hitting the gym and running. He has been told many great things about Byron Bay and all it’s magic and now he is very happy to be here studying for 6 weeks.

Enrico is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He enjoys biking, running and playing tennis. He also likes to read a book and spend quality time with his friends and family. He is working as a project manager and has a lot of contacts with international people. He hopes to improve his English for future employment and so he can meet interesting people when he travels.

Javiera is from Chile. She loves to dance! She likes Australia for the beaches, beautiful weather and the people. She was working in a restaurant in her country and when she returns to Chile, she hopes to study.

Regina is from Chile. She loves to read, paint, draw and do yoga. She is here to experience the beautiful beaches and relaxed way of life. She is also hoping to learn to surf while she is in Australia. Regina is not sure what she will do in the future, but for now she is very happy taking life step by step and continuing to grow.

Ana is from Spain. Her hobbies include windsurfing, surfing, reading books and watching movies. She has always lived by the sea and is very passionate about water sports. She was not sure what she wanted to study after finishing high school but was motivated to come to Australia by her teacher at school. She believes English is very important for her future and is very excited to have the opportunity to be studying here in Byron Bay.

Ariadna is from Spain. She is here in Byron Bay with her sister. Her hobbies include cooking and travelling. She decided to come and study in Australia to improve her English as it is very important in her career. She is an industrial design engineer, but also a chef. While she is here she hopes to make many friends. 🙂

Yuske is from Japan. He loves to travel, and so far he has been to 12 countries. He is currently studying commerce. He hopes to be able to speak fluent English so he can travel to many countries and connect with people from all over the world.

Pascal is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include diving, snowboarding and biking. He is very interested in learning English for his future travels, as he loves to meet new people.

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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

 

New Starters! 23 September

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

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Lukas is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include surfing, going to the gym and jogging. He loves the sun, beach and ocean 🙂 and this is why he decided to come to Australia to study. He hopes to surf everyday and improve his English by the time he returns home.

Nicola is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He plays football and inside hockey. In his free time he enjoys catching up with friends,  going to concerts and skating. When Nicola has finished his studies he is going to travel for 5 months through Australia and Thailand. He hopes to improve his English for his future career and also future travels.

Carmen is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She comes from Brunnen, a beautiful city next to a lake and mountains. She likes to practice pole fit, catch up with friends and travel. Next year she plans to study business. She hopes to refresh her English while she is here at Lexis. After her studies is looking forward to travelling through Australia.

Leonie is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys playing sports and  being outdoors with friends. It is a dream for her to study in Australia because she loves the beach and the life style here. After her time at Lexis, she will return to Switzerland to continue studying to become a nurse, she then hopes to be able to travel and see more of the world.

Camila is from Chile. Her hobbies include walking, dance and travel. She has come to Byron Bay with her husband. She has had many friends come here to study and they have all highly recommended Byron Bay as a great place to live! In the future Camila hopes to improves her English and travel to many different countries with her husband.

Camille is from France. She enjoys travelling, sports and has a passion for all things associated with spirituality, massage and alternative medicine. She decided to study in Australia as there are many open minded people here, and she loves the sun, beach and ocean! Her goal while she is here is to improve her English in order to find a good job when she returns to France.

Asuka is from Japan. She loves dogs very much, she has 5 at home. While she is here in Australia she hopes to learn to surf. She enjoys organic food and loves the ocean. During her time at Lexis Byron Bay she hopes to improve her English skills and meet many new friends.

Marta is from Spain. She has studied fine arts at university and is now working to become a tattoo artist. She has come to Australia to improve her English for her career and future travel plans. She believes improving her English will open her up to many more opportunities.  In her free time she likes to surf, run, ride horses and play sports.

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Sushi Making! September 13th

Friday afternoon’s activity was the art of Sushi Making.

There was some discussion in the beginning about the best method to cook the rice. We decided to use the rice cookers and hope for the best. They have proven to be unreliable in the past, but lucky for us, this time, they worked perfectly!! After the sushi rice was cooked, we added rice vinegar, caster sugar and salt to make the perfect sticky consistency for sushi rolls.

While the rice was cooking, we prepared the vegetables, salmon and tuna. We sliced carrots, capsicum, cucumber and avocado into long strips. We also added mayonnaise to the tuna for flavour.

Then it was time to roll..

We used cling film on our bamboo mats to prevent the yaki nori (seaweed) from sticking.

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We placed some rice on the bottom 1/4 of the yaki nori and then added our choice of fillings on top. We then simply rolled the mats to create our masterpieces!

We had pickled ginger, soy sauce, wasabi and mayonnaise to compliment our sushi.

Everyone enjoyed their fresh sushi. Easy to make + delicious! Whats not to love? <3

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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.

New Starters! September 16th

A warm welcome to our 9 new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Anaelle, is from France. She enjoys surfing and skiing. In France, she works as a hostess for a lot of events, including charity fashion shows. Anaelle would like to improve her English because she believes it is very helpful for her future career. It has always been her dream to come to Australia and while she is here she hopes to find a job, surf a lot and have fun!

Elodie, is from France. Her hobbies include drawing mandalas, reading books and spending time with her adorable niece. <3 In France, she studied as an educator for kindergarten children. She is passionate about young children and their development, and is curious to learn about the differences in learning techniques here in Australia. Elodie would like to study English here in Byron, so she can go to University in Australia and continue her studies to achieve a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Malu, is from Brazil. In her free time she likes to do yoga, dance, take photos and go out with friends. In Brazil she studied business and now hopes to improve her English for her future career. She has chosen to come to Australia for its beautiful weather and relaxed way life 🙂

Nicolas, is from the German speaking part of Switzerland.  He is very interested in sports, including football and American football. He has been working at an insurance company but now hopes to try something new and study film and photography. Nicolas hopes to improve his English so he can get more confident speaking and understanding the English language.

Loris, is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His plan to study in Australia was very spontaneous. He originally planned to visit New Zealand, but then decided to combine it with a stay in Byron Bay to improve his English and learn to surf. When he returns to Switzerland, he plans to study social work.

Biel, is from Spain. His interests include scuba diving, surfing and playing football. He came to Australia because it is a very different country and the people are very friendly. His plan for the future is to work for a scuba diving company.

Carlos, is from Spain. His hobbies include surfing, playing basketball, listening to music and meeting friends. He thought Australia was the perfect place for him because he can surf, make new friends and learn a lot about another culture. While he is here he hopes to travel to other cities like Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Lena, is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She has just finished her bachelor in architecture and is taking a break with her studies. She will go on to do her masters in February. She came to Australia to improve her English, and have an adventure travelling around a new country.

Guilherme, is from Brazil. He has just transferred to Lexis Byron Bay after 2 weeks studying in Perth. We look forward to getting to know you during your time here.

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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

 

New Starters – Cambridge First! September 9th

Welcome to our new students starting our Cambridge First Course (FCE) this week and Agustina who is an existing student.

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To get to know the class better, teacher Kathleen, asked the students to interview each other. Read below to find out more about our current FCE class..

Ramona (written by Adamo)

I’d like to introduce Ramona who is from Switzerland. She loves the culture of her country and the food also. Ramona works in a travel agency where she organises trips in Switzerland and Europe. She is doing the FCE to help her to find a good job and she decided to study in Byron Bay because it’s a small, quiet and beautiful place. Ramona loves riding horses, walking on the beach and having a drink with friends. She’d like to excel at riding horses. She told me that, if she was an animal, she would be a bird or a sea animal – like a dolphin – because then she could fly or swim.

Adamo (written by Ramona)

I’d like to introduce Adamo from Brazil. His mother chose this name because she has a good friend with a son named Adamo, and she likes the name so much. Adamo likes living in Brazil because of the culture, the friendly people, the weather and the good food. In his home country, he works as an engineer and has created his own business school. He is doing the FCE to improve his skills. He lived in Perth for 11 months and moved to Byron Bay because it’s small and quiet, and life is simple here. In his free time, he likes walking on the beach, drinking beer and travelling. He’s great at skydiving and, if he was an animal, would like to be an eagle.

Agustina (written by Elena)

I’d like to introduce Agustina to you. She’s 22 years old and comes from Argentina. Her parents named her Agustina because it’s one of her mum’s favourite names. In Argentina, she lives in a little village near Buenos Aires. She likes living there because it’s very close to her family and friends. Also, she loves the many different places like mountains, waterfalls, the desert and a lot more. She has finished a university degree in business management and is doing the FCE because English is an important language for her and the certificate will be good for her career. She chose Byron Bay because she fell in love with the beautiful beaches and friendly people. She’d love to be an excellent surfer. If she were an animal, she’d prefer to be a hummingbird because she loves the feeling of flight.

Anouk (written by Stefan)

Today I met Anouk who is from Vuarrens in Switzerland. What she likes about her country is that it’s small and everything is close. She likes the mountains too. In her home country, Anouk is a secretary. She’s doing the FCE because she wants to get a job that requires it; she’d love to excel in the FCE. In her free time, Anouk likes going out, and go running. If she were an animal, she’d be a cat because it’s an easy life.

Stefan (written by Anouk)

Today I met Stefan, from Switzerland, who lives in the region of Bern in the Swiss-German part of the country. He loves living there because of its mountains and lakes. He works as a mechanical engineer and is doing the FCE because it’s a good qualification for doing international projects in his job.  He’d like to excel in his job and in the FCE exam. He choose to come to Byron Bay because it’s a small town. In his free time, he loves modifying cars. If he was an animal, he would be a bird so that he could fly.

Chinami (written by Romy )

Today, I met Chinami whose name means ‘waves’, and waves are like life. She comes from Japan but will move to Australia because she thinks Japan is too busy. In Japan, Chinami worked in a trading company. Before she came to Byron Bay, she was in Perth for 10 months, doing the General English course. Now, she’s doing the FCE in Byron Bay because she likes it here. Because she likes to be on the beach, Chinami would love to be a great surfer. If she were an animal, Chinami would be a big bird.

Aline (written by Chinami)

I’d like to introduce Aline who is from Switzerland. Aline works in a hospital as a nurse and is doing the FCE because she needs to use English in her job. Some friends recommended that she come to Byron Bay to do the FCE. In Switzerland, she usually spends her free time doing boxing or skiing, or with friends. If she were an animal, Aline would be a lion.

Romy (written by Aline)

Today, I met Romy who is from the German part of Switzerland. She likes living in her home town because there are nice mountains. Romy works as a medical assistant and she is doing the FCE because she needs it for further study. Romy chose to do the FCE in Byron Bay because of the many different opportunities here to spend her free time. Her hobbies are: being in nature, skiing, and reading; and she would like to learn surfing. If she were an animal, Romy would be a cat.

Quentin (written by Stephan)

Today, I met Quentin, who was given his name because his parents like French names. He comes from Switzerland and likes living there because it’s close to the natural world. At home, Quentin is a motorcycle mechanic and, in his free time, he likes to ride his motorbike and go skiing. He likes English and thinks the FCE will be a good challenge. He chose Byron Bay to do the FCE because of the people, place and parties … and he’d like to learn surfing.

Stephan (written by Quentin)

So, today I met Stephan, who comes from Switzerland and lives in a small village near Aarow. He works as an electrician and wants to do the FCE for his job, as it can open a lot of opportunities for him. Stephan chose to do the FCE in Byron Bay for the surf and the parties, and he’d like to become a great surfer. If he had to become an animal, it would probably be an eagle or a dolphin.

Elena (written by Agustina)

I’d like to introduce Elena who is from Berne, Switzerland. She speaks German and a little French. She loves the environment of her country: the mountains and small towns. In her home country, Elena studied nursing and now she is doing the FCE so she can reach a higher level in her career. She decided to study in Byron Bay because it’s a small town and a beautiful place. Elena likes to spend her free time being outside or dancing. While she’s in Australia, she’d like to excel at surfing and English. If Elena could be an animal, she’d be a cat because they can be outside exploring or just sleeping all day.

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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.

 

Cambridge Welcome Sausage Sizzle! September 10th

This week we welcomed 19 new Cambridge students, as well as 12 new General English students!

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To celebrate the start of our high season and Cambridge courses we put on a sausage sizzle for all of our students to enjoy and get to know each other!

Thanks to Harry from Happy Travels and students Nico, Patti and Juhee who helped me out on BBQ duty! I couldn’t of done it without your help <3

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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.

New Starters! September 9th

A big warm welcome to our new General English students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Kento is from Japan. His hobbies are surfing, traveling and hip hop music. In Japan, he lived in Kyoto and worked as a designer and illustrator. His favourite place to visit is Aoshima Beach Park. The designer of the park, Hideo Miyahara, was inspired by Byron Bay beach culture and that is why Kento wanted to come to Byron Bay to study and work.

Ayumi is from Japan. She enjoys drinking beer and socialising with her friends. In Japan she worked very hard at an internet cafe. She was told by her agent that Australia is the best country for her to study in because the weather is good, the people and kind and it has beautiful beaches to enjoy. After studying at Lexis, Ayumi hopes to find work here in Australia.

Davide is from Italy. He has many interests including playing football and reading. He loves to travel and that is the reason he has come to Australia. He isn’t sure what he wants to do in the future but he thinks he will return to Italy and back to his old job working in insurance.

Zenon is from Spain. His hobbies include surfing and playing beach volleyball. He also likes to watch TV series and play video games. He is keen to study English because he thinks it is an important language to communicate with other people when travelling. He also loves the surf and nature here in Australia.

Lara is from Brazil. She has been studying animal science at University. She loves working on farms, especially with live stock and nature. She believes English is important for her professional life and also her travels. She is so happy to be in Australia, especially in Byron bay as she loves the beach and the good vibes 🙂

Ai is from Japan. She hopes to improve her English so she is able to have great conversations and make friendships with people from all over the world.  While she is in Byron Bay she wants to learn to surf and really enjoy the relaxed way of life here.

Camille is from Belgium. She likes many sports, especially boxing and fitness. She also plays tennis with her brother. Her other interest include going out with her friends and eating pizza and pasta 🙂 She has come to Australia to improve her English as she believes it is important for travelling and meeting people. After Camille has finished studying in Australia, she plans on going to The USA and Canada to do community work before returning to Belgium.

Chihiro is from Japan. She likes to listen to music and watch movies. Chihiro believes watching movies is good English practice for her as she watches them in English with Japanese subtitles. She hopes in the future to find work supporting people who want to study or work abroad, this is why it is important for her to improve her English.

Filipa is from Portugal. She loves to go out with her friends and go to night clubs and drink. She also likes to swim and dance. She worked in a post office for 3 years whilst also studying. She thinks Australia is an amazing country and she would like to discover all it has to offer while she is here.

Leslie is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She is interested in photography and in her free time does gymnastics. She has always wanted to study in Australia as she has watched many TV shows that are set in Australia. After her time in Byron bay she will travel to Manly to continue to study and then when she returns to Switzerland she will do an apprenticeship at a radio station.

Samuel is from France. He is passionate about sport, especially football. He was studying at a sports university but had to stop as he injured his ACL. He then decided to come to Australia as he has never been here before. He believes English is an important language to learn for his future goals.

Michel is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. He enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, mountain running, cross fit and downhill mountain biking.  He also likes to cook and hopes to travel the world. He is excited to be in Australia and will begin looking for work here in the Summer.

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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

New Starters! August 26th

A very warm welcome to our 5 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Marta is from Spain. In her free time she enjoys learning new sports, searching for new bands to listen to, second hand clothing shopping and watching movies.  She studied classical and contemporary dance, but unfortunately had to stop due to an injury. She also studied tourism and hopes in the future to work as an air hostess.

Gabriela is from Brazil. She enjoys going to the gym, doing jujitsu and dancing with her friends. She finished her masters degree in Public Administration and worked in this field for 6 years. Gabriela hopes to improve her English to continue her studies when she returns to Brazil.

Romina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland.  In her free time she enjoys skiing and while she is in Byron hopes to learn to surf. She has worked as a medical assistant in a surgery with 6 doctors. Romina’s job was to take blood and analyse it, also take x-rays and make vaccinations. She hopes to improve her English so she can travel alone around Australia and New Zealand.

Masaki is from Japan. He has played baseball from ten years and hopes to learn to surf while he is in Byron Bay. He has chosen to study in Australia because the people are kind, the scenery is beautiful and the weather is lovely. In the future he wants to be an English Teacher in a Japanese Junior High.

Rodrigo is from Brazil. He has transferred schools from Perth. He has a long enrollment with us and we look forward to getting to know him. He is very friendly and we hope he enjoys the Byron Bay way of life.

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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.

New Starters! August 12th

A very warm welcome to our 2 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today and Natalie and Patricia who are returning back to finish their studies with us!

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Eliege is from Brazil. Her favourite activities include diving and cycling. She has always wanted to come to Australia and is very excited to be studying here. While she is here she hopes to enjoy the beautiful nature and improve her English.

Agustina is from Argentina. She loves animals, she has four dogs and also a cat. She also loves the beach and the Summer season. She studied business management and found it very interesting. She is so happy to be in Australian as she loves the nature, amazing animals and way of life. She hopes to get a job in Byron and improve her English before returning home. 

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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

 

Graduation! July 2nd

Congratulations and farewell to our wonderful students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay!

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Hongki from Korea graduated from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been a delight having you as a student. It is marvelous to see how much you have blossomed in your 6 months studying here. You have made us all laugh and you will be missed by many. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia. We wish you all the best 😀

Josefina from Chile also graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. We are all so sad to see you go. I will especially miss your lunch time visits to the office and your contributions to activities! You have a bright future ahead of you and I can’t wait to see what you achieve. All the best on your next journey, keep in touch <3

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Kokoro, Himari, Kosuke, Shuichi, Yoshitomo, Yutaka, Sawa and Yu all graduate from Claudia’s Elementary class. You have all proved to be fantastic, hard working students with a positive outlook. We hope you have all enjoyed your time in Byron Bay and continue to improve your English! We wish you all the best with your future. 😀

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Kota, Daijiro, Yuna, Negai, Suzuka, Miho and Mai all graduate from Josie’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been a great week with you all. We hope you have enjoyed your experience. You are all wonderful students and we wish you all the best with your future studies. <3

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New Starters! August 5th

A warm welcome to our 6 new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Maho is from Japan. Her hobbies include yoga, playing the piano, cycling, walking and calligraphy. She is currently following her fathers footsteps and studying dentistry. She is interested in social humanity and is part of a club at her school.

Lina is from Korea.  She is very excited to be in Australia as she loves the nature and beautiful scenery. Her sister is a doctor and she hopes to improve her English for her future studies.

Vanessa is from Spain. She has worked as a high school teacher for 8 years. She teaches chemistry, math and information technology. She loves her job because she enjoys the challenge of working with teenagers and also the holidays 🙂 She is very excited to be in Australia and is looking forward to exploring the country.

Giacomo (Jack) is from Switzerland. He is very excited to be in Australia and would like to spend a lot of time surfing. In Switzerland he was studying at a sport’s school. He did a lot of sports including biking, skiing and climbing. After his time in Byron Bay Jack will go to Germany to study the language before returning to Switzerland.

Nicolas is from Chile. He has recently finished university and is in Australia to improve his English. His hobbies include sports and travelling.

Emil is from Germany. He loves to play soccer and ping pong with his family. He is excited to be in Australia to learn to surf and improve his English skills. He is also excited to see some native animals. In the future he will work with his father producing regional food.

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Sausage Sizzle! Friday 2nd

Friday afternoon we had a Sausage Sizzle to farewell our Junior students who are returning back to Hiroshima after their week studying with us at Lexis Byron Bay.

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The sun came out to shine as the sausages and onions fried away.

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Thank you to everyone who helped me out with setting up and managing the BBQ! Your help was much appreciated.

We will miss our junior students! We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron Bay and made many friends and life long memories!

Towards the end of the afternoon as we were packing up the BBQ the rain began. We were treated to the most beautiful rainbow! It was a lovely way to the end the week.

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New Starters! 29th July

A warm welcome to our 17 Japanese junior students and Maria, our General English student joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Maria is from Spain. She works as an architect. Her passion is yoga and Pilates. She is a teacher of both and she practices every day. She also loves to walk and swim and enjoy the wild life and nature. She hopes to improve her English to help her communicate with different people and to help her when she travels.

Miho is from Japan. Her hobbies include playing tennis and computer games. In the future she wants to go to university to become a doctor so English is important to be able to speak with foreign patients. She would also like to travel to English speaking countries like America and UK.

Daijiro is from Japan. His hobbies include playing soccer, but he has had an injury and can no longer play.  He still enjoys watching games. In the future he would like to be a chef. He loves eating and cooking and hopes to one day own a traditional Japanese restaurant.

Kota is from Japan. His hobbies include listening to One Direction. His favourite subject is P.E. because he really likes sports. In the future he hopes to be a farmer, for now he is studying about rice to be successful.

Mai is from Japan. Her hobbies include art, especially drawing and she loves animals. She also likes comics including Dragonball Z and Onepiece.  She has always wanted to come to Australia as she has been told by her teachers and friends that it is a great place.

Schuichi is from Japan. He enjoys books and he likes sushi. He has a lot of energy and likes to make people laugh!

Kosuke is from Japan. His favourite sport is baseball. He enjoys playing it as well as watching. He also enjoys comic books. His favourite is ‘My Hero Academy’. He is excited to be in Australia to learn about the culture and nature. He always wants to learn native English. In the future he hopes to work in foreign countries.

Kokoro is from Japan. She has a twin brother. She enjoys playing table tennis, she has played for 6 years! She wants to learn English so she can communicate with people from all over the world and tell them about Japanese culture.

Akane is from Japan. She has 2 beautiful pet birds named Moca and Toto. She enjoys taking pictures of them. She believes English is a very important language and hopes in the future to study animals.

Yu is from Onomichi City in Hiroshima, Japan. There are many temples and the sea is beautiful. He enjoys baseball and supports the Carp team. He would like to learn more about the culture of Australia and in the future hopes to have perfect English.

Sawa is from Japan. Her hobbies include listening to music. Her favourite group is ‘TWICE’. She hopes to one day be a junior high school teacher because she likes English and has had very nice teachers in the past.

Moeka is from Japan. Her hobbies include drawing pictures and oil painting. She is looking forward to seeing the nature in Australia and hopes to draw many pictures of it. She hopes in her future to become an artist. She would like to talk to many people from all over the world.

Himari is from Ehime, Japan. She now lives in Hiroshima.  Her hobbies include playing violin. She is very happy to be in Australia and hopes to improve her English.

Suzuka is from Japan. Her hobbies include playing violin. She also enjoys making sweets and watching baseball. She is interested in Australian culture, history and nature. She hopes to improve her English so in the future she can live in interesting countries.

Nakamoto is from Japan. He enjoys listening to music and playing tennis. He enjoys inventing things that make people smile 🙂 He hopes to make friends while he is here and improve his English.

Yuna is from Japan. She enjoys playing and listening to music. She plays the drums, the trumpet and the Japanese harp ‘Koto’. She wants to improve her English to be able to communicate with people from other countries.

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New Starters! June 24th

Welcome to our 3 new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Antoine is from France. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, especially basketball. He also likes video games. His favourite subjects at school are math and sport, but he is also good at science and English. Antoine hopes in the future to become an architect, an engineer, a scientist and a professional basketball player. To be successful, Antoine believes it is important to have a good understanding of the English language.

Fabiana is from Milan, Italy. In her free time Fabiana likes to go out with friends and enjoys going for runs in the parks in her city. She decided to come to Australia to improve her English because she likes the language and because it gives more opportunity to find a job.  Fabiana plans on staying in Australia until December and in this time she hopes to learn a lot.

Jihyun is from Korea. In her free time she enjoys listening to music to help her relax. She has always wanted to become a teacher since she was young. Jihyun had a friend who studied in Australia for 1 year who recommended her to do the same.  She hopes to have improved her English by the time she returns to Korea so in the future she can teach English to children.

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New Starters! June 17th

Welcome to our 4 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay!

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Lucas is from Brazil. He currently works as a pilot. He fly’s a ‘Grand Caravan’, an aircraft that he says is easy to maneuver.  He hopes in the future to get a good result in the Aviation Test and take-off his career. He is also a keen surfer and hopes to have the opportunity to surf in countries all over the world.

Amaury is from Paris. He really enjoys playing sports and hopes to improve his surf skills while he is in Australia. He has previously been to Melbourne and really loved the city. While he is here this time, he wants to immerse himself within the Australian culture and experience the Australian way of living.

Dave is from Switzerland. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis and basketball. He works as a garden landscaper. He visited Australia in 2017 and loved it and that is the reason he chose to come back to study English here. He hopes to get work here in Australia in the future.

Louise is from Belgium. She loves animals and has always had a passion for horse riding. She was studying communications at University, but felt as if it is was not right for her. Instead she decided to travel abroad, first to Portugal and now Australia, to see if a career involving horses was more suited to her. She is still searching for her right career choice after growing tired of working on farms and for now plans to just focus on her English.

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Soccer Match against BBELS! June 5th

WOOHOOOOOO!! What a great game yesterday! Thank you to everyone who played and everyone who braved the cold to come down and watch!

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It was a well deserved win for Lexis with the final score 4-3! I am so proud!

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Our next rematch will be in 2 weeks at 3.30pm down at the soccer fields. See you there. I will make sure I bring down some snacks for us next time 🙂

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New Starters! May 3rd

Welcome to our 8 new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Julia is from Brazil. She believes Australia has a similar lifestyle and weather than what she is used to so that is why she decided to study here. She currently studies law in Brazil and has some great skills in Portuguese grammar. She hopes to one day be as skilled in English.

Nayami is from Japan. She has transferred to us from Noosa.

Aiko is also from Japan. She is an aunt to three young boys. In Japan she works in real estate. Her hobbies include baking, she finds kneading dough makes her relaxed and she loves the taste of fresh bread. She hopes to improve her English so she can speak directly with her English speaking clients in the future.

Fernanda is from Chile. She loves to spend time with her friends and family and also her beloved dog, Bako. She has been working as a pastry chef in her country. She has also studied English in London. She decided to come to Australia because she has had a lot of people tell her it is a great country. After studying at Lexis she will study environmental science.

Roslane is from Brazil. She works for Nestle as food engineer, working with chocolate products. She previously worked with ice cream. She loves her job!!! In her free time Roslane likes to go to the beach with her friends, family and boyfriend. She has always thought Australia is a beautiful country and she is excited to have one month here to enjoy.

Titus is from Switzerland. In his free time he likes to play tennis, go for a run, make music and meet friends and family. When he was young he started diving and since then he likes to travel with his father and dive at beautiful places around the world. While in Byron, Titus hopes to improve his surfing skills as well as his English. After studying at Lexis, he plans to travel to Cairns, Sydney and Alice Springs.

Tommaso is from Italy. He is very interested in nature and he loves to surf. He has just finished studying at high school and has worked for the last year as a waiter, saving money for his travels. He believes it is important to study English so he can communicate with people and for future employment.

Naoki is from Japan, he has transferred to us from Perth.

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Graduation! May 31st

Congratulations and farewell to the students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay.

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Jordi, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been so nice to have you at Lexis Jordi, enjoy the rest of your travels and take care in Bali. We will miss you.

Nico, from Chile, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. We have all loved your humour and your million dollar smile. Enjoy Brisbane and the rest of your trip. You will make a great dentist one day. All the best, please keep in contact.

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Aida, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper intermediate. It has been fantastic having you at Lexis, you are such a kind and considerate person and we will all miss you. Good luck with your future and safe travels home <3

Julia, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have been a wonderful student and we are all going to miss your happy and infectious personality. Enjoy your time travelling around Australia, please keep in touch 🙂

Erna, from Chile, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have a great command on the English Language and you have improved in all areas. You should be very proud of what you have achieved. Thank you for being such a lovely student. You will be missed here at Lexis. 🙂

Nuria, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been a delight having you at Lexis. It is marvelous to see how you have blossomed in your 6 months of studying here. Thank you for all your hard work. Enjoy your travels now and take care.

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Lis, from Venezuela, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You have been a wonderful student and have achieved great things while you have been at Lexis. Thank you for always making us laugh. We will all miss you. All the best for the future.

Moises, from Chile, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You always make class so much fun with your jokes and humour, we have all appreciated your happy personality. We will miss you, take care and all the best

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Quientin, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You have been such a character, we have loved having you as a student at Lexis. Thank you for always being polite and positive and always making us laugh. You will be missed, take care and all the best for you and your watch making career.

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Makiko, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. Enjoy your time off now and we look forward to welcoming you back in July 🙂

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Creative Photo Challenge! May 30th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was The Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Students were given the following list of 25 things to snap photos of around Byron Bay. By 4.30pm they were asked to submit their 5 best photos from the list and they would be judged on their creativity, humour and photography skills.

We had some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Happy Travels and Byron Bay Tour Company. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes included a kayaking with dolphins tour, a Nimbin trip, 2x tickets to the Aboriginal Dream Time Festival next month and beer & wine.

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We had some amazing entries.. but the top 3 were exceptional!

First prize went to Josefina and Camila!!

I was so impressed how you managed to include multiple things from the list in all of your photos. I love your wigs and hats, you look like you had so much fun!

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A photo of you on a surfboard,  wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo of you on a playground, wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay, whilst still wearing an outrageous hat!

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(This one made me laugh.. a lot) A photo of you with a happy Grandpa, who also happens to be a very Australian looking man, admiring a native Australia tree, whilst wearing another outrageous hat!!

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A photo of you under an umbrella, and talking on a public phone, whilst still wearing the outrageous hats!!

Second prize goes to Nami and Hinako!

Your photos are beautiful! Well done girls!

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A photo with a friendly dog

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A photo with you and the most Australian looking man

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A photo of you on a public phone

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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WOW!! A photo of you doing a yoga pose on the beach

Third prize goes to the wonderful Ayumi and Gabi

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay

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A photo of you enjoying a street performer

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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A photo of you admiring an Australian bird

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A photo of you with a rainbow

 

Special mention to all these other great entires. It was a hard task to judge! Thank you to everyone who got involved. I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had receiving them 🙂

 

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June Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in June!

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

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We have free Yoga with Jimmy every Monday at 2pm in Room 8.

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s at 2pm; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free Guided Meditation on Wednesday morning between 8-8:30am in room 8. (Except for Wednesday 12th, as the class room will be occupied)

We continue our friendly Soccer Match with Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) every second Wednesday at 3:30pm. Meet in front of the school around 3pm and we can all walk down to the soccer field together. Help us claim back the trophy!

We have a couple craft-ernoon activities for you to make something special for a loved one or something you can keep to remember your time here at Lexis. Jewellery Making on Thursday June 6th and  Hand Made Gift Cards on Friday 21st June. Everything will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own materials to use if you wish.

On Wednesday 12th June Join Yuka for a very special one off High Intensity Interval Training Pilates Class in room 8. One hour that is sure to get the blood flowing and get you warmed up on a chilly winters afternoon.

On Thursday 13th June come along and try a variety of Aussie food – from lamingtons to vegemite sandwiches. You might just surprise yourself by what you enjoy.

Thursday 14th May we have another Table Tennis Tournament with fantastic prizes for the winner of course!

I am really looking forward to Baking Koala Cupcakes on Thursday 20th and then Making Pizzas the following Thursday 27th. YUMMMMM!

We also have our 1 Hour Surf Lesson for $25 on Wednesday 26th and on the last Friday of the month we will have a hit of backyard cricket and some fun playing Garden Games.

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We also have some INCREDIBLE weekend activities to get involved with thanks to Byron Bay Touring Company and Happy Travels! Make sure you see Dee or Mark to sign up.

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Have a fantastic June everyone!!

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It’s the Weekend! May 31st – June 2nd

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THURSDAY NIGHT:
Student Party Night! Meet at Happy Travels (Byron Bay, New South Wales) at 8pm for free drinks and pizza with heaps of prizes and party games plus a live DJ. Then on to Cheeky Monkeys!
SATURDAY:
Kangaroo National Park tour/ 8am-6pm. If you have not seen a kangaroo yet then sign up for this trip of a lifetime, only $45pp (transport and National Park fees included)… limited spots!! So come see us ASAP to secure a seat on the bus.
SUNDAY:
Byron Craft Markets. FREE! Meet outside Happy Travels at 10am and go as a group to explore the many stalls! Make sure you go with an empty stomach as there are loads of good options there.

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FRIDAY:
EPIC @ Railway Hotel
 Velvet Trip, Iluka, Stoker @ Hotel Great Northern
 4:00pm Steve Tyson @ Fresh
 5:00pm Jock Barnes @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Manoa @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun
 7:00pm The Paddy Cakes + GOSH @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Imperfect Worlds – 2019 Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Barefoot @ Beach Hotel
SATURDAY:
 Marshall & The Fro @ Hotel Great Northern
 King Coaste, Visas & Flat bickie @ Hotel Great Northern
 1:00pm All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson – National Theatre Live @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 6:30pm Winter Wildlands Alliance Film Festival – An initiative to get kids outdoors @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm Warren Earl Band @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Middlewing + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm DJ Reflex @ Beach Hotel
SUNDAY:
 Ben Camden @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Woodfired Sounds – Live: Sophie Ozard, Nick Cunningham, Matthew Armitage DJ set from Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:00pm Slim Pickens @ Fresh
 4:30pm Goodrich @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm James Scott @ The Sun
 8:00pm DJ Pixhit @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

CINEMA

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New Starters! May 27th

Welcome to our 2 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Jina is from Korea. She lives in Ballina and works at the sushi shop in the shopping center. She studied cooking in Korea and has catered for weddings and big events. When she was 8 years old she came to Australia with her family and had a great time, this is the reason she wanted to come back. Jina wants to improve her English so she can communicate with people from all over the world.

Nathalia is from Brazil. She enjoys playing tennis and watching movies. She decided to study in Australia because she loves this country and the beautiful nature. She is lucky to  have a friend who has been living here for 6 years, so while she is in Byron Bay she is staying with her. She hopes to improve her English before she reruns to Brazil to continue her studies.

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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 🙂

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Its the Weekend! May 17th – 19th

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HAPPY TRAVELS & BRYON BAY TOURING COMPANY

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See Dearne or Mark  to sign up for the weekend trips! They will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into the Happy Travels Store on Jonson Street!

Saturday:

Mullum at Night: Food & Music Festival $20 per person

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Sunday:

Trip to Broad Beach – stopping at Pacific Fair first to go shopping and then enjoying the Blues festival!

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Friday:

 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Surf Club
 7:00pm Dennis Wilson Band @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm Love Smith & Billy Bailey @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm Jon J Bradley @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Stephen Lovelight @ The Sun
 7:00pm Jez Mead @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Gaspar Sanz + Pure Milk + Sophie Ozard @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm The Celtic Tenors – The Irish Songbook Tour @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Fat Albert @ Beach Hotel
Saturday:
 7:00pm Goodrich @ Railway Hotel
 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Surf Club
 8:00pm Gonzo, Donny Love & Baby @ Hotel Great Northern
 9:00am Exceptional Life Blueprint @ Byron Theatre
 1:00pm The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 7:00pm Nicole Brophy @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Allensworth @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm Jonny Drama @ Beach Hotel
Sunday:
 8:00pm Nick Cunningham @ Hotel Great Northern
 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Bay Surf Club
 7:00pm The Propellers @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Eva J & Vinnie LaDuce (DJ set) @ Treehouse
 4:00pm EPIC @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Leigh James @ The SunAdd
 7:00pm Kyle Lionhart @ Byron Bay Brewery
 8:00pm DJ My Happy Place @ Beach Hotel
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Coffee Club! May 14th

It was a great turn out for this weeks coffee club! We had our usual selection of delicious coffee’s and of course everyone’s favourite, Tim Tams.

It was nice to have a catch up with everyone about their weekend and life in Byron. Then we got stuck in to a very serious game of Jenga.

Lexis Jenga is exceptionally fun because each block piece has a question on it so we can all get to know each other better whilst we play.

Serious concentration was required.

Then it was Talita’s turn …. the moment it all came crashing down!

So we played another round while we continued to sip our coffee’s..

Until it was Talita’s turn again…

Haha sorry Talita, but thank you for making us all laugh!! 🙂

Coffee Club happens outside the student lounge 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.

New Starters! May 13th

Welcome to Akane, our new student joining us at Lexis today, also a big welcome back to the lovely Surim and Marcella who are returning back to us today.

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Akane is from Japan. She has moved to Byron Bay with her 2 year old daughter and her husband. She was working as a graphic designer before giving birth to her daughter and now she is an abstract artist. She is here to improve her English and hopes to study design or painting after her time at Lexis.

 

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.

New Starters! May 6th

Welcome to our 3 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today, and Camilla, who is returning to study with us after 4 years!

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Julia is from Switzerland. Last year she graduated from high school and in September this year she will begin University. She is in Australia to improve her English but also to explore and see how different life can be. Her hobbies include kickboxing, dancing and swimming.

Camila is from Brazil. She loves to dance, travel and spend time at the beach and gym. She chose to study in Australia because she likes the warm weather, the beautiful beaches and the way of life here. She is interested in experiencing the Australian culture and hoping her time here will help her see the world through different eyes.

Josefina is from Chile. For the past 2.5 years she has worked as a nurse in Chile in a pediatric emergency department. She came to Australia back in 2017 where she spent 7 months of her time in Byron Bay. She has decided to come back to Byron and study at Lexis to improve her command on the English Language, before beginning a 3 year course on sustainability in environmental technology. Improving her English is important to Josefina for her future studies and also for travelling the world.

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.

New Starters! April 29th

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

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Simon is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys playing Floorball. This is a game you play in a sports hall, with a small white ball  and a plastic stick. Simon is an apprentice house drawer and he will continue to study architecture when he returns home. He has chosen to study in Byron Bay as he likes the relaxed nature of the small town. After studying at Lexis, Simon, is going to travel the East Coast and continue to explore Australia.

Tommaso is from Italy. He has played guitar since he was young and started to play piano last year. Music plays a fundamental role in Tommaso’s life. In his spare time he also likes boxing, hiking and surfing. He finished high school last year and is now studying at University. He is in Australia to improve his English because he will need it for future employment.

Jvana is from a small town in the mountains of Switzerland. In her spare time Jvana likes to play football and all types of sports. In winter she enjoys, skiing, ice skating and boarding. She is excited to be in Australia to explore the country and improve her English.

Sagiri is from Japan. She has played the piano since she was three years old. She loves listening to music and going to live music concerts. Sagiri is very happy to be in Byron Bay, as she loves the sea and she thinks the town is very beautiful. While she is in Australia she wants to go to Uluru and also hug a koala.

Masato is from Japan. His hobbies include growing vegetables, making sweets, doing ‘Aikido’ and yoga. He is interested in agriculture. He would like to become a farmer in the future, he currently works as an insurance broker. He hopes to make a lot of friends from all over the world.

Nino is from Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys gaming and comics. He worked in civil construction for the past 20 years, so he has not been in a class room for a long time! He decided to study in Australia because of the beautiful landscape and the opportunity to work. He is hoping to improve his English on this trip and return to his country with a better understanding of the language.

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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.

Hiroshima Juniors New Starters! March 18th

Today we extend a very warm welcome to our junior students, all joining us from Hiroshima, Japan!

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Saho loves playing the piano. Her favourite subjects in school are Maths and English. She finds the English language very interesting and also studied it in Canada last Summer! She would like to improve her English speaking so she can work in other countries in the future.

Hisatoshi comes from a family of  five. His hobbies include listening to music and watching music videos on YouTube. He would like to be a doctor! He has studied English for fourteen years but really wants to improve his speaking skills for the future.

Taisei loves listening to music, reading, eating and is a keen tennis player. He is part of a tennis club in his High School back home. He would like to study English here in Australia so he can speak with many new people and feels that this experience will really improve his level of speaking. He would like to work all over the world in the future, so learning English is very important for him.

Momoka is 18 and has one sister who is a dance instructor. She loves watching videos on YouTube, finding it both fun and relaxing. She loves exercise, especially soccer and basketball and plays on a team for both sports back home.

Eriko (or ‘Eri’ as everyone calls her!) comes from a family of four. Her main hobby is dancing and she particularly loves dancing to Japanese and Korean Idol groups. She goes to an all-girls school and really enjoys her school life in Japan. She does six English classes a week at school and is looking forward to improving her language skills here at Lexis Byron Bay.

Misuho is part of a brass band club in her school and plays the trombone! Her hobbies are reading and playing games. She has a great love for plants. She really wants to improve her English so she can be friends with people from all over the world.

Taiki is a 17 year old High School student. He loves drawing – particularly cartoon characters such as Disney and Pokemon. He really wants to learn more English to make many friends here. He is trying to make a big effort with his listening, writing and speaking in order to do so.

Kanon comes from a family of four – and a cat! She loves playing tennis, piano and collecting precious stones. She is in the tennis club at her school and usually plays after classes. She wants to go to University and is interested in jobs which use the English language, so it is very important to her to improve her English speaking skills while here in Australia.

 

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.

New Starters! 14 January

Welcome to our fourteen new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Welcome to our 14 General English students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

 

Gilles is 24 and comes from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include snowboarding. He loves to travel with big groups of people and Australia is one of his favourite places! He would like to study here in Australia so he is here to improve his English in order to do so.

Winnie joins us this week from Germany. After travelling for the last three years she has decided to move here permanently and wants to improve her English to do so. She is a passionate musician – playing both piano and guitar. She loves to hold regular jam sessions and believes that happiness is only real when shared with others 🙂 She also enjoys yoga, photography and sunrise at Tallows beach.

Ana joins us from Spain. She came to Australia to improve her English and travel around the world. She loves playing tennis, watching TV and really wants to learn how to surf! She has a degree in Law but works in something totally different – she has her own clothing brand with an online shop. She loves her job! She came to Byron specifically for the way of life and perfect weather.

Jerome is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. He is 23 years old and loves skiing, skating, travelling, dancing and chilling with his friends. Music is very important to him and he plays guitar! His favourite bands are The Doors and the Rolling Stones. His job back home is outdoors which means he cannot work there December – May, due to all the snow. He is here in Australia now until May. He hopes to travel around Australia with his girlfriend, before returning home. He loves Byron as it’s a great place to meet new people from all over the world 🙂

Vadim Thomas joins us from Belgium. He lives in Brussles! He has many interests but his main ones are swimming, going to the gym and photography. He is here to improve his English so he can study Business in Milan and also so he can speak with people from all over the world!

Lucas joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include reading, cooking and working on his PC! He left his job in mechanical engineering to come to Australia for a break and to refresh his English.

Daniel comes from Spain. He loves reading and plays many sports including running, swimming and chess. He loves science and studied Biotechnology at Uni. After a year working in this field, he decided to leave his job, in search of new adventures! He is here in Byron to meet new people, experience new culture and of course, learn English.

Daniel (or Danny) comes from Spain. He is a big lover of sports, particularly all water sports. He loves surfing and kite-surfing. Back home, he enjoyed playing football and hiking. He is here to learn English to help with future employment. He chose to study in Australia to experience our different culture and because he loves it here!

Eloha joins us from France. She is here to study English and surf! She would love to travel around the world. She is still currently in High School back home. She is not yet sure what she would like to study in the future, but just knows she wants more travel! 🙂 She is here because she wants to improve her English to help with her future travels and because she loves Australia.

Ana is from Barcelona in Spain. Travelling is her passion and she works as a flight attendant for a small airline in Spain. She loves all sports, both indoor and outdoor and loves the sea! Scuba diving is her favourite hobbie. Three years ago, when in Thailand, she got her licence to teach scuba diving! She also loves surfing, skating and mountain climbing. She came to Australia to learn English, do yoga and surf 🙂

Alessandro is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Since finishing school two years ago, he has been saving hard to travel! He chose to study here at Lexis as he loves nature and Aussie people 🙂

Tanja is 21 years old and joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are skiing, snowboarding, going to the gym and having lots of fun with her friends! She worked as a hairstylist for five years but is ready for something new now. She is studying English because she loves the language and wants to travel! She also thinks she will need to have English for future jobs.

Corsin Andri also joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland! He is 22 years young 🙂 He enjoys all winter sports back home in Switzerland but has had to take time off this season, due to a knee operation. He wanted to study English here in Australia as he knows it will be a cool experience! After his time in Lexis, he is going to continue his travels in New Zeland.

Ana is from Spain. She joins us after studying at Lexis in Perth. She also spent some time living in South Australia and is looking for new experiences here in Byron Bay. Welcome to New South Wales, Ana! 🙂

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! December 5

Welcome to the 16 new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Back row (left to right): Roy, Ana, Tina, Mariana, Simon, Stefanie, Valerie, Marion, David, Yuki; Front row (left to right): Julia, Karise, Katuicia, Simone, Silvan, Ayumi.

Valerie is from Switzerland and lives in the town of Lausanne. She works as a Pastry Chef, which she is passionate about and loves her job. She also likes swimming and photography, taking photos of nature, animals and people. She has an older brother who has lived and worked in Thailand for the past three years and will hopefully come visit Byron Bay! She came to Byron Bay so she can study English, which she hopes will help with her career in future.

David is from Bordeaux in France, which is an area famous for red wine. He is one of four siblings, with two brothers and one sister. He enjoys playing sports, like running or swimming, going to the cinema and watching TV. He works as a Lifeguard at the beach during the Summer. He wants to study English because it is the most important language to be able to communicate with people from around the world. He chose to study in Byron Bay because it looks like a beautiful place with awesome weather.

Simone is from Switzerland and believes English has become one of the most important languages in the world. She is currently studying Veterinary Medicine and has worked with people from all over the world. Through this she has realised how important it is for her to be able to speak English. She will also need to be able to read medical papers and do presentations in English for her work. She is very keen to learn as much as possible in the next few weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay and hopes to one day be fluent in English. She chose to study in Australia for the great people and the natural beauty of this country.

Mariana is from Brazil and is one of five in her family. She is the middle child, with one older and one younger sister. She is studying at university, which takes up most of her time, but in her free time she likes to practice yoga, go to the beach, travel and spend time with family and friends. She came to Australia for the great beaches and beautiful nature. She hopes to improve her English so that she can get a good job when she returns to Brazil.

Stefanie is from Switzerland and is one of six in her family. Her parents are farmers and have a lot of animals on their farm. She also has three younger sisters. She enjoys snowboarding, travelling and likes to ‘go with the flow’ in life. She hopes to improve her English, gain confidence, find herself and learn how to surf while in Australia.  In the future she wants to start a family and enjoy a happy life.

Ayumi is from Japan and is one of six in her family, with her parents, two brothers and one sister. They are also a host family and have friends or students from other countries or prefectures stay with them. She has been working as a Teacher in a day care centre for children under the age of five. She has worked in this job for nine years and loves it. She decided to come to Byron Bay for the good beaches, the organic foods and the quiet, calm lifestyle. She wants to improve her English and hopes to also work in Byron Bay.

Karise is from Brazil and is one of four in her family with her parents and older brother. She loves photography, surfing and being active. She works as a Fashion Designer, creating surf clothing and swimwear, for her mother’s company as well as doing some freelance work for other companies. She chose to come to Australia for the lifestyle, the surf and to improve her English. She is excited to be living in a country with a great range of sports and with such good weather. She also believes that improving her English will help her career because she can travel the world to study and bring new trends back to her home country. She hopes to one day create her own line of clothing.

Marion is from Germany and has three children – two sons and one daughter. She works as a Flight Attendant and loves to travel and visit new countries. She also enjoys reading, music, yoga and walking. Her daughter has been at school in Queensland for the past five months so Marion is here to join her daughter for the end of her Australian trip. She hopes to do some surf or riding lessons while here in Byron Bay. They will be joined by her husband and one of their sons for a family trip to the Whitsundays and Sydney before returning to Germany.

Tina is from Switzerland and is one of five in her family, including her mother, father, sister and brother. She likes snowboarding, skiing and being outdoors in nature. She completed training to become a Plastic Technician and a Salesperson. She chose to study in Byron Bay because she loves the small town and she would like to improve her English. She hopes to travel all around the world and is thinking about doing an English exam here.

Katiucia is from Brazil where she works in the Fashion industry as a Photographer.She decided to study in Australia so she can learn to speak English, which will help her career. She is looking forward to meeting new people and learning about different cultures. When she returns to Brazil, she plans to resume her work in Photography using her newly acquired English language knowledge in her job as well.

Silvan is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family. His father works as a Production Manager and his mother works as a Secretary. He has an older sister who works as a Travel Agent. He enjoys playing football, hanging out with friends and, in the Winter, he likes skiing in the mountains. He trained as a Bricklayer before doing his time in the Swiss Army, which he has just completed. During school he studied English but has not used it in the past four years. He hopes to improve his speaking and writing skills while studying at Lexis Byron Bay.

Yuki  is from Japan where he is a High School student. He is one of four in his family, including his mother, father and sister. He has travelled to America twice and decided to come to Australia because his sister recommended it. He likes watching movies, playing sports and is currently enjoying watching the TV show The Walking Dead. He practiced Karate for ten years and has a black belt. While in Australia he would like to learn to surf. He loves visiting foreign countries and would like to live abroad in the future.

Julia is from Brazil and is the middle child of three siblings, with one older sister and one younger sister. She enjoys going to the beach, going to the cinema, hanging out with friends, spending time with family and travelling. She has already visited about 15 countries across the world! She has worked for a Petroleum company in Human Resources for the past five years. She decided to study English to help her communicate with people from different countries when she travels. She chose to study in Australia for the beaches and to meet new people.

Roy is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, who are very important to him. His mother works in a restaurant and his father works as an Electronic Engineer. He has a younger sister called Celine who works as a Nurse in a hospital. Roy works as a Polymechanic Engineer. He loves sport, either watching or playing, and enjoys playing football, going to the gym or hanging out with friends in his free time. He came to Australia to improve his English speaking skills, which is the most important aspect for him at the moment. He would like to be able to talk with people from all around the world and learn about different countries. He is hoping to learn a lot at Lexis and is excited to be in Byron Bay.

Ana is from Brazil where she lives with her mother, younger brother and her grandparents. She is studying Law in Brazil and plans to focus on Corporate Law when she finishes university. She likes going to the beach and works part-time as a model. She decided to study English in Australia for the beautiful beaches and the nice people.

Simon is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, including his brother. He enjoys Thai boxing, windsurfing, diving and snowboarding. He currently works as a Truck Driver in Switzerland and, when he returns, will study something like Social Work. He is studying English in Byron Bay for the beautiful nature and so that he can also complete his Dive Master, which he plans to do in Thailand after his time in Australia.

 

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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! November 28

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

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Romain is from Switzerland. He has been studying at Lexis Perth over on the west coast of Australia and is now looking forward to enjoying Lexis Byron Bay on the east coast!

Estelle is from Switzerland where she lives with her parents and older sister called Laura. She is passionate about gymnastics, which she has practiced since she was a child. She has worked for four years in Real Estate and is now hoping to change into a different career, but she is unsure in what area yet. She decided to study in Australia for the weather, the beaches and because it has been her dream to travel here! In the future she hopes to work in other countries.

Raphael is from France. He wants to improve his English because he believes it is important for his future career and is a useful language to know. He chose to study English in Australia for the weather, the people, the beaches and the lifestyle. He does not know what kind of job he would like to do in the future, but is hoping this experience in Australia will help him find his way!

Sibille is from Switzerland. She has been studying at Lexis in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, and now joins us at Lexis Byron Bay to continue her studies. She is looking forward to improving her English skills and learning how to surf in Byron Bay!

Axel was born in Switzerland to his French parents and speaks French. He is one of four in his family, with an older sister called Leslie. He plays football for both enjoyment and for his job. He trains or plays five days a week usually, but they have a break at the moment for two months. He is making the most of this break with a trip to Australia to learn English at Lexis Byron Bay!

Kunkae was born in Korea but lives in Japan with his parents and speaks Japanese. He came to Australia on a Working Holiday visa and hopes to improve his English while studying at 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 Starters! November 21

Welcome to the four new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Laura is from Colombia but has spent the past six years living in Germany. She is the youngest of her family and her parents, older brother and older sister all still live in Colombia. She loves sports, such as playing volleyball or watching soccer, and enjoys dancing to latin music including the salsa, merenge and bachata. She has just completed her undergraduate studies in Germany, in International Business with Event Management. She plans to start her Masters degree next year in Sport Event and Marketing Management in Berlin. She decided to study in Australia to improve her English to help her future studies and career. She also has a keen interest in other cultures and has always wanted to visit Australia to see the beautiful nature and beaches.

Marta is from Spain and lives on the island of Mallorca with her parents. She is an only child but has a lot of cousins in her extended family. Last year she completed her studies to become a teacher, with her final training taking place in Morocco. This was a life-changing experience for her and has inspired her to travel around the world helping children without easy access to education. She is planning to spend nine months in Australia and hopes to improve her English while meeting lots of people from all over the world and enjoying the beautiful environment of the country.

Kazuma is from Japan and is one of six in his family. He enjoys playing and watching sports, especially baseball, but is a bit disappointed that this is not played much in Australia! Instead, he is looking forward to learning how to surf and possibly making this his new favourite hobby. He decided to study at Lexis Byron Bay to improve his English because he wants to work as a nurse in Australia. For this he plans to study hard so that he can achieve a high score on the IELTS test. He also wants to be able to speak English well so he can communicate with others easily and enjoy his life here in Australia.

Sayuri is from Japan and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and younger sister. She has been wanting to study English overseas for a while now so is very happy to be here! She likes swimming, walking, travelling and photography, and enjoys her annual trips to the beach with her family. She studied English for 12 weeks in the Philippines and, though she learnt a lot there, is now looking forward to building on that knowledge and improving her speaking and listening skills. She decided to study in Australia because she loves Summer, the sea and warm places, and because she wanted to experience living in another country.

 

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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! November 14

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

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Gaetan is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, including his mother, father and brother. He likes riding bikes, playing video games and, above all, doing these things with friends and family. After high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic before then studying Engineering. He is now studying English in Australia to enjoy the sun and the beach before returning to Switzerland to do his time in the army. In the future he hopes to do a Masters in Mechanics.

Franny is originally from the Dominican Republic but she now lives in Switzerland. She is one of eight in her family, with her mother and two of her brothers also living in Switzerland, and her father, sister and two more brothers still living in the Dominican Republic. She enjoys learning and speaking different languages, going to the beach, playing sport and cooking. After completing her studies and then working for a year at a university, she decided to study English in Australia for a new experience. She will be with us at Lexis Byron Bay for three weeks before travelling for another month.

Beatrice is from Switzerland and is one of three siblings, with a sister and a brother. She loves music, playing sport and enjoying life as much as possible! She completed high school two years ago and is now a professional Skier. Skiing is her passion and also her job, but right now she is injured so decided to travel to Australia. She would like to improve her English and learn more about different people and cultures. After five weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay she will return home to begin her rehabilitation and hopefully her skiing comeback!

Estefania is from Spain and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and younger brother, plus her grandmother who is like her second mum! She loves sports and usually starts the day with an early morning run. For the past ten years she has worked as a model and hostess which allowed her to meet a lot of interesting people from all around the world. Last year she started studying Interior Design and is now taking a break to improve her English and hopes to become fluent. She decided to study in Australia to discover another way of life while being able to continue enjoying her fit and healthy lifestyle.

Karla is from Brazil and lives with her parents and younger sister. She enjoys going to the beach and watching movies. She studied Advertising and has a postgraduate degree in Cultural Production, and is partway through a second postgraduate degree in Quality Management which she will complete when she returns to Brazil. She chose to study in Australia because it is a safe country with lots of beautiful nature. She also wanted to experience living in a small town, so different from her big city, which is why she came to Lexis Byron Bay.

Emiko is from Japan and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and older sister. She also has a cute dog called Annie and some fish. She likes cooking, drawing, latte art and spending time relaxing. She studied English for two months in the Philippines and came here to continue improving her knowledge so that she can make friends with people from all over the world. She is looking forward to exploring the town of Byron Bay and hopes to find work in Australia, either here or in Brisbane. She also hopes to spend lots of time at the beach with friends making lots of wonderful memories of her time here!

Bruno is from Brazil and has a sister (who speaks English very well) and a lovely dog called Rocky. He loves sports, though he watches more than he plays now, an also likes reading, bike riding, playing video games and going out for dinner or to the movies with his girlfriend. He studied Physical Education and Industrial Design and has worked as a Personal Trainer, a Pilates Instructor and a Gym Instructor. He decided to study in Australia because it is one of the few countries that allow you to work while you study and he also has a network of friends here. He hopes to speak English very well so that he can travel and live in any place in the world.

 

 

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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! November 7

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

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Sandro is from Switzerland and lives with his family in Zurich. His family consists of his mother, father and sister. He enjoys playing soccer for his local club and works for the Swiss postal service. He decided to study English at Lexis Byron Bay after his sister visited Byron Bay and told him how wonderful the town is. He will be in Australia for the next three months before returning to Switzerland to do his military service.

Michelle is from the beautiful city of Zurich in Switzerland. She is an only child and likes to draw, read books and spend time with friends. She works as a Draughtsperson and Site Manager for an architecture company. She decided to study English in Australia because her aunty lives here, in the Mount Burrell area between Nimbin and Uki, and has spent the past two weeks with her there. She plans to stay in Byron Bay for the next three months before travelling around Australia.

Delphine is from Switzerland and is the middle child, with an older brother and a younger sister. She enjoys spending time with friends and keeping active with crossfit, running and cycling. She works as a Secretary for a food company in Switzerland. Ten years ago she lived in Germany so that she could learn German which she needs for her job. She has always dreamed of visiting Australia which is why she decided to study English here, and chose Byron Bay for the small town and open space. She hopes to do a little bit of travel after her studies to see the Australian lifestyle and to learn how to surf.

Maxime is from Switzerland and is the youngest of four brothers in his family. He has a lot of hobbies, one of which is playing soccer for a local team. He studied at High School for three years but found it very boring and felt it seemed more like ten years! He came to study in Australia so that he could improve his English to help with travelling and because he wants to become a teacher when he returns home.

Rosa is from Spain and is one of five in her family including her mother, father and two younger brothers. She is originally from Valencia but has lived in Ibiza for the past three years. She likes animals, gastronomy, sports and history. She came to Australia to learn English and chose Byron Bay for the beautiful beaches and people. She hopes to improve her English so that she can work here and in other cities that she visits as a tourist.

Alejandra is from Spain and lives in Ibiza. She is youngest of three siblings, with her parents and brother living in Castellon and her sister living in Valencia. She works as a Physiotherapist and would like to study to become a Personal Trainer. She loves playing sports, cooking, reading about nutrition and medicine, nature and films. She decided to study English in Australia because it is the most difficult accent for her to understand and chose to live in Byron Bay because it is quite similar to Ibiza. She plans to find a job and a place to live here in Byron Bay and hopes to stay for a year so that she can learn as much English as possible!

Barbara is from Brazil and is one of six siblings in her family, with her four sisters and one brother. She lives in her own place and has two cats who she loves! She works as a Branch Manager for an Education Agency and her job is to help students who want to study abroad. She chose to come to Australia so that she could use her holidays to study English while also enjoying the beaches and atmosphere of this amazing country. She hopes to improve her English while she is here as she uses the language a lot at work. In the future she plans to take an English exam such as Cambridge CAE or IELTS.

Yurina is from Japan and is one of five in her family, including her mother, father, brother and sister. She enjoys watching movies. She came to Australia to study English because she wants to improve her speaking skills. She hopes to work in Australia but wants to improve her English so that one day she can speak more fluently.

Emi is from Japan and lives with her mother, brother and grandmother. After her father passed away one year ago, she decided to do the many things that she wants to try in life. She loves travelling, in Japan with her family and overseas. She also likes playing sports such as basketball, tennis and yoga. She works as a banker and enjoys talking with her customers and helping them plan for their financial future. She enjoys studying and learning new things, and decided to study English so that she can talk with people from all over the world. She likes the Australian people, the warm weather and would like to visit Ayers Rock which is why she decided to study English in Australia.

Shirori is from Japan. She studied English at Lexis Perth for four weeks before transferring to Byron Bay to see the other side of the country. She hopes to improve her English and is looking forward to her time 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.

New Starters! October 24

Welcome to our ten new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Elena is from Barcelona, Spain. She loves surfing and eating healthy food, which is why she chose to come to Byron Bay. She works as a Pre-school Teacher and loves her job because every day is different, there are many personal development opportunities and above all, the children’s smiles are the best thing in the world! She came to Australia to study English because it is important for travel and for her professional career.

Maria is from Spain and lives with her parents and brother in a National Park near Portugal. Her parents are Yoga Instructors and Maria enjoys doing yoga every morning at the beach. She has just completed a University degree in Economics and worked at a bank over the Summer. She chose to study in Australia for the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. She already loves this country and hopes to improve her English so she can travel to many wonderful places!

Lou is from Switzerland and is part of a big family. She enjoys sports and hanging out with friends. She works as a Hairdresser in Zurich and loves her job, but has found English to be important in a city with many people from all over the world living and travelling through. She decided to study English in Australia because she likes the country and has heard great things from her sister and cousin who both travelled here and loved it. She hopes to learn a lot and improve her English during her time here, and also plans to do some travel in Australia, Bali and Fiji.

Iris is from Belgium. She likes listening to music and hanging out with friends. She finished High School earlier this year and came to Australia to improve her English before starting university, as she believes this will help her in her future career. She will be studying at Lexis Byron Bay for the next three months and plans to do some travel through Australia and Thailand afterwards.

Clara is from Italy. She came to Australia on a school exchange program two years ago and lived with a family in Byron Bay. When she left, she felt that she was leaving a little piece of her heart here too! She decided to return to Australia as soon as possible, which is how she ended up at Lexis Byron Bay. She hopes to improve her English speaking skills while she is here so that she can find work and live in one of the major cities of Australia. She plans to work and save money during her time here so that she can do some travel as well. She believes this trip will enrich both her soul and her English skills, as she hopes to meet lots of new people and speak only English for the next year.

Laura is from Zurich, Switzerland. She likes to play hockey, ride horses and hang out with friends. Earlier this year she completed her Diploma in Nursing. She chose to study in Australia because it is a beautiful country with lots of nice locations, wonderful beaches and friendly people. After completing her studies at Lexis Byron Bay she plans to travel the east coast of Australia with her boyfriend before returning to Switzerland.

Yuu is from Japan and works as a waitress. She enjoys watching sports, especially watching football. She has been learning English for many years, through her schooling, but never had the opportunity to build her confidence in speaking the language. She came to Australia on a working holiday. She chose Byron Bay because she wants to stay in a small town which might offer more opportunities to speak will the local people. She is also interested in exploring the outdoors while here. She plans to find a job after finishing her studies with Lexis Byron Bay.

Yuki is from Japan. He is one of four in his family, with his mother, father and sister. They also have a lovely pet dog. He came to Australia to study at Lexis Byron Bay so that he can improve his English.

Fuensanta is from Spain. She has been studying English at Lexis Noosa for a few weeks and now joins us at Lexis Byron Bay for the next four weeks. She already loves it here in Byron Bay! While here, she hopes to improve her English, particularly her speaking skills.

Francesco is from Switzerland and lives in the centre of the Swiss Alps. He is one of six siblings, with three brothers and two sisters. He enjoys doing outdoor activities such as skiing, swimming, jogging and keeping fit. He studied a multilingual Economics course, which he finished last year before  completing his compulsory Swiss Army placement. This experience was intense but interesting, with achievements including marching 100km in 21 hours! He decided to study English to help his career, as it is very important to have a good level of English when working in Economics. He chose Lexis Byron Bay because the school is of a high standard, it is in a small town and is on the coast of paradise. After his studies here, he plans to return to Europe to live in Germany and improve his German language skills.

 

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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! October 17

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

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Maurizio is from Genova, Italy. He enjoys horse riding, fishing, being in nature and around animals. He loves to travel and over the past five years he has visited more than 20 countries, all with a wide varieties of cultures and foods. He has been working with his cousin as a waiter for a pizza catering business and hopes to get sponsorship to stay in Australia. For this, he needs to pass the IELTS test which is why he chose to study English at Lexis Byron Bay.

Alexandra is from Germany. In her free time she likes to go out with friends, listen to music and read books. She also learns the flute and is part of a choir. She has worked as a nurse for four years and enjoys working in her local hospital. She came to Australia to study because she wants to improve her English to help when travelling and listening to music. After four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she plans to travel for two weeks before she has to return home. It is such a short visit, but she hopes to return again next year to see more of the country!

Ji-Young is from Korea and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and younger sister. She has many hobbies that she enjoys, such as travelling, watching movies and listening to music. She studies Environmental Planning at University and has done research on the environmental effects in her city. Ji-Young has travelled to many places but has never lived in another country. She decided to live in Australia so that she could improve her English while also enjoying warm weather, seeing dolphins here in Byron Bay and learning to surf.

Sheryl is from Switzerland. She likes to keep fit, hang out with friends and travel. She came to Australia to learn English in Byron Bay for four weeks before travelling the east coast. She is looking forward to experiencing a new country and a different lifestyle. She hopes to have a great time and meet lots of people in Australia and her onward travels in Fiji. Her future plans include travelling to many countries, getting married and living a happy life with family and friends.

Janine is from Switzerland and lives with her family including her parents and younger brother and sister in a small village near Lucerne and the Swiss mountains. She works as a draughtsperson for an architectural office, drawing plans for people building houses. In her free time she plays the clarinet and trumpet. She decided to come to Australia to experience a new place and a beautiful country. She flew over here with her friend and, after six weeks of studying English, they will meet up again in Brisbane to travel. They plan to rent a campervan and drive to Cairns, spend a week there and then drive back down to Sydney to fly back to Switzerland.

Julie is from France and is one of five in her family. All her family members live in different locations – her mother in Montpellier, her father in Bordeaux, her sister in Marseille, her brother in Milan, Italy, and now herself in Byron Bay, Australia! She loves to travel and would be very happy if she could travel for the rest of her life. She also enjoys reading, going to the cinema, having fun with friends, and keeping fit with running, going to the gym or swimming at the beach. She works in sales and has been in her job for six years. She wants to improve her English because it is spoken so widely across the world and is helpful for travel, and she is also planning to work in Australia.

Stefan is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, with his mother, father and older brother. He likes to play field hockey with his team every week, though he says they are not doing too well this season! After finishing high school, he has worked for a few years as a Landscape Gardener and completed his one year of Military Service. He is interested in plants, animals and other cultures. When deciding to study English, he chose to come to Australia so he could experience the beautiful plants, animals and landscapes of this country. He would also like to learn how to surf while he is here. Stefan wants to learn English to help with travelling and to enable him to teach German to the refugees in his town.

Gaetan is from Belgium and lives with his family, including his mother, father and older brother, near the city of Brussels. During his free time he likes to participate in many different sports, such as hiking, soccer or going to the gym. While studying at a Physical Education school, he has also been working many different jobs in his holidays to save up for his trip to Australia. He wants to study English because it is widely spoken around the world and could be beneficial for his career. He decided to study in Australia because it is a beautiful place that he has never visited before. He also likes to surf, which Australia is perfect for!

Ai is from Japan. She came to Australia on a Working Holiday visa and hopes to learn enough English to travel and work here for the next year.

Paulo was born in Brazil and lived there until he was 27, when he moved to Germany to study. While studying in Germany, he met his wife and they now live together in Germany with their three children. He also has a father and brother living in Brazil, and another brother living in Perth, Australia. Paulo likes to go surfing, mountain biking and travelling. He works for DHL, which is a German logistics company, in the IT Department. He enjoys his work and has a lot of fun in the workplace. This company is international, with colleagues working in many different parts of the world, which is why he wants to improve his English. He decided to study in Australia so that he could also visit his brother in Perth, surf the many great beaches and to see the beauty of this country.

 

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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! October 10

Meet our new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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L-R: Paolo, Carolina, Alba, Gwen, Bruna, Charlotte, Leonie, Chiara, Miji, Bettina and Liu

 

Alba is from Spain and is one of five siblings in her family including two brothers and two sisters. She works as a bartender and likes snowboarding, watching TV, going out and listening to Techno music. She came to study English in Australia for the beaches and the people, and a lot of her friends travel here too. She hopes to work in Australia so she can practice speaking English and meet people during her time here.

Gwen is from France and arrived in Brisbane last week to visit her step-brother. She also has another step-brother and a step-sister. She loves being outdoors and experiencing local activities, such as surfing in Australia! She also likes to read, do yoga and practice meditation. She worked as an Event Project Manager for a Swiss company, organising weddings, birthday parties, after-parties, team building challenges, and other events. She loves her job but has to work a lot! She is studying English so that she can get a promotion to a better job in Geneva, which requires her to speak English. She has also always dreamed of travelling to Australia and doing a road trip with friends in a van. She hopes to enjoy her free time and meet lots of other travellers to make the most of her experience here.

Leonie is from Germany and has just completed High School. She lives with her mother, older brother, younger sister and younger brother. In her free time she likes to spend time with her friends and family, or go travelling with them. She chose to study English in Australia for her first solo trip because she thinks it is a great country with nice people. She hopes to travel through Australia and possibly work somewhere along the way. She would also like to try surfing while she is here. When she returns to Germany she plans to study Economics at University.

Bruna is from Brazil and is one of six in her family, including two brothers and a sister. She likes to go to the beach, be in nature and take her dog for a walk. She works as a Biologist in Brazil and has come to Lexis Byron Bay to learn English for better career opportunities in future. She chose to study in Australia for the hot weather, beautiful country, the many beaches and the access to nature.

Charlotte is from Germany and lives in the city of Munich. She likes playing guitar, windsurfing, skiing and swimming. Two months ago she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and plans to continue on with her studies in a Masters degree. For this, she needs a good level of English which is why she decided to study in Australia. She chose Lexis Byron Bay because, though it is important to her to learn and improve her English, she also enjoys relaxing on her break from University. She thought Byron Bay would be a perfect mix of relaxing holiday time and learning English. After studying in Byron Bay for two months, she is going to Melbourne for two weeks and then to visit a friend in Hong Kong on her way back to Germany.

Chiara is from Belgium and is  one of five in her family, with her mother, father and two brothers, plus their dog called Pazzo. She enjoys travelling, photography, scouts, jogging, swimming and horseback riding. She has just finished High School and is taking a gap year before going to college next year. She would like to improve her English speaking skills to become more fluent and with a better accent. After studying for a month at Lexis Byron Bay she is going to do some volunteer work in Australia before travelling to Fiji and then Florida.

Miji is from Korea and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and brother. She has always enjoyed make-up and went to Makeup School after finishing her High School studies. She has always wanted to travel overseas. She wants to learn English and travel all around Australia. In the future, she plans to go to a Makeup School in New York.

Bettina is from a small village near Zurich, Switzerland, where she lived with her mother, father and two brothers. She now has a sweet apartment in Zurich where she lives with a friend. In her free time she likes to go out with friends, go snowboarding and generally spend time in the Swiss mountains. She has just completed studies in Social Work last month and is now looking forward to her time in Australia. Her first impression is that it is awesome here!

Liu is from Beijing in China but has lived in New York for the past three years. He has recently become a father to a little baby girl who is now 10 weeks old. His daughter was born in America and he hopes to be able to speak both English and Chinese with her. He loves being in Australia for the nice people, safe food and clean air. He chose to study English in Byron Bay because he believes it is the best location in Australia!

Joane is from Spain and has just arrived in Byron Bay. She hopes to improve her English while here to enhance her future job opportunities and make it easier to communicate with people all over the world when travelling. She is a very active person and enjoys activities such as surfing, sports, photography and managing her website. She has been studying Architecture at University in Barcelona for a few years but there is little work in this area in Spain at the moment. For this reason, she decided to travel to Australia to explore the job prospects in architecture here.

Paolo and Carolina are from Brazil and travelled to Australia together. They are living in the beautiful town of Lennox Head, near Byron Bay and are studying at Lexis to improve their 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 Lounge! October 4

At Coffee Lounge we played a game of Aussie Heads while enjoying coffee and TimTams!

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The game involves sticking a card on your forehead (without looking at what is on it) and then asking yes/no questions to discover what you are!

From crocodiles and sandcastles to the Aussie flag and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the students gradually asked the right questions to find out what card they had stuck to their head, with many laughs in the process!

 

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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! October 4

We have fifteen new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Danny is from Switzerland and lives on a country ranch with 70 horses. He likes diving and playing sports. He has spent the past three years training and working as a gardener, but now wants to travel the world and go diving in many beautiful places. He decided to study English at Lexis Byron Bay to help become a Diving Instructor. He chose to come to Australia for the beautiful country, the great travel options for backpackers, and for the excellent diving locations. In the future he hopes to be diving every day, and his dream is to go cave diving in Mexico and become a Cave Diving Instructor in different locations around the world.

Ana is from Brazil and lives in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. She has been working as an Engineer for four years but now wants to change her career to become a Geography Teacher. Along with this change in career, she also decided that she wants to improve her English, which is why she came to Lexis Byron Bay. She chose to come to Australia because she really likes the culture and the people are happy and respectful of travellers from other countries.

Alessa is from Switzerland and has a huge family, with two sisters and two brothers, plus two adorable dogs. She likes to have fun, laugh, hang out with friends and play sports. She works in Human Resources and is taking five months off work now to travel and enjoy new experiences. She came to Australia to improve her English for both travel and work purposes, and chose to come to Byron Bay because she has heard many good things about this town.

Francesco is from Italy and is one of four in his family. His parents are both retired teachers and his older sister lives in Florence. He enjoys sports, including volleyball, soccer, skiing, swimming and surfing, music and playing the guitar, watching movies, and photography. He studied at the University of Pisa and worked as an Engineer. He decided to quit his job and learn English, and thought, “Why not study in such a great country?”, which is how he ended up in Australia!

Thomas is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, with his mother, father and sister. He lives in the city of Zurich and works in Security at banks and museums. He enjoys riding motorbikes, travelling, diving, keeping fit and going out to clubs and bars with his friends.  His sister travelled to Australia three years ago and had only positive things to say about her experience. He decided to come to Australia as well to improve his English to help his future studies in Switzerland.

Nicole is from Switzerland and has already spent six months in Perth, about two years ago. She spoke a lot of Swiss German during that time, so has returned to Australia improve her English. After her time in Australia she hopes to find a job back in Switzerland. She really enjoys playing soccer.

Celine is from Switzerland and lives with her family of five. Her father is a farmer, so they have a lot of animals at home. She has just finished her apprenticeship as a nurse. Her hobbies are playing volleyball and skiing. Next year she plans to study Physiotherapy and decided to improve her English before starting this course. She chose to study in Australia to learn a new culture and meet lovely people. She plans to travel for one month in Australia, to Uluru, Sydney and Cairns.

Nozomi is from Japan and is the youngest in her family of five, including an older sister and brother. She enjoys playing sport, watching sport and eating delicious food. As a high school student, she played softball for three years and also played baseball. She also likes photography, using her phone or her favourite camera, and listening to music. Recently she has started listening to English music, such as The Beatles and The Carpenters, to help her learn English. Before coming to Australia, she worked in a Lolly Shop, selling many different types of sweets that she gift wrapped and displayed in the store. She studied English at University, but had trouble with the speaking skills, which is why she decided to come to Australia. She also likes being in nature and living in smaller towns, which is why she chose to study in Byron Bay.

Ana is from Spain and lives in the city of Madrid. She loves playing piano, which she has been taking lessons for over the past year. She also likes spending time with friends, going to the nice bars and cultural locations that Madrid has to offer. She has been working as a nurse in a large hospital but is now seeking new opportunities overseas. It is for this reason that she came to Australia (instead of rainy Great Britain!), to improve her English and, in turn, her future career opportunities.

Corinne is from Switzerland and lives with her mother, younger sister and her two cats, Gigi and Romeo. She loves animals, swimming, reading, listening to music, sunbathing and travelling. She has been working in a hotel for the past three years as a receptionist, breakfast server and servicing rooms. She came to Australia to study English because she likes travelling and meeting new people, and thinks English is a beautiful language. She hopes to continue working in hotels and travelling, meeting people from all over the world.

Lukas is from Switzerland and is one of five in his family. His mother is a nurse and his father is a carpenter. He also has two sisters, who are both studying. Lukas has been working as a mechanic and spent the last nine months on the road helping people with broken down cars after accidents. He has just quit this job to go travelling and is starting his journey at Lexis Byron Bay to refresh his English skills. While in Australia he wants to learn how to surf and plans to backpack his way around the country.

Myuri is  from Switzerland and lives with her family, including her three younger brothers who she enjoys playing basketball and football with. Her favourite things to do in her free time are playing music and dancing. She has been playing piano for many years, has played guitar and drums a little, and loves to sing in a choir. She also likes riding her bike and being in nature. She has just completed her High School exams and is going to study to become a Primary School Teacher next year. She chose to come to Australia for the warm weather, beautiful landscapes and the natural countryside. In the future, she hopes to pass the Cambridge CAE exam, which is why she is studying at Lexis Byron Bay.

Luisa is from Spain and has a big family, including her parents and three brothers. She likes to play tennis, go running, and travelling. In Madrid she completed her studies in Business. She then decided to come to Australia to study English, for the beautiful country and the cool people. After finishing her English course, she plans to travel through more of Australia, then to New Zealand and Asia.

Mara is from Switzerland and lives with her mother and sister in the lakeside town of Lugano. She loves to play sport, read and go out with friends. In her free time, she usually does a pilates or yoga class, goes for a walk or reads a book. She has just graduated with a degree in nursing and plans to work as a nurse when she returns to Switzerland. After working for two years, she hopes to complete her Masters so that she can then work with a world-wide association. She came to Lexis Byron Bay to learn English to help her reach this dream of working as a nurse in many places around the world. She chose to study in Australia because of the beautiful country with many activities to do, such as diving and surfing.

Ayaka is from Japan. She has spent a few months in Australia already and started her English studies at Lexis in Noosa. She has now transferred to Lexis Byron Bay to study the IELTS course and is looking forward to enjoying her time here with her 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.

It’s the LONG Weekend! September 30 – October 3

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIG GUIDE

FRIDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – TIJUANA CARTEL
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM RAGGA JUMP
BEACH HOTEL – 5PM JOCK BARNES 9PM PINK ZINC
RAILWAY PARK – 9AM PICNIC FOR PEACE IN THE PARK
BYRON BREWERY – 8PM DJ FLASHDANCE
BYRON THEATRE – 7.30PM THE BREAKFAST CLUB
STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM CLUB RAIDERS DJS
TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM DUSTY BOOTS
KULCHAJAM – 6PM HARMONISING THE ANCIENT VOICE
SUN BISTRO – 5PM HAYLEY GRACE
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM GUY KACHEL

 

SATURDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – THE BLACK SEEDS
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM DEVILS KIOSK
BEACH HOTEL – 9PM DJ DISCROW
YAC – 8.30PM MOONDANCE
BYRON BREWERY – 8PM LUKE & SEBASTIAN
BYRON THEATRE – 3PM LIBERTY EQUALITY FRATERNITY 6.30PM LOUDER THAN BOMBS
STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM DJ JAMIE
TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM THE OCEAN PARTY
KULCHAJAM – 10AM HARMONISING THE ANCIENT VOICE
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM KATIA DEMEESTER

 

SUNDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM ANDY JANS-BROWN
BEACH HOTEL – 4.30PM DU’EAST DUO, GANGGAJANG 8PM DJS LONGTIME & FONZAIUS
BYRON MARKET – 8AM HUNTER & SMOKE, RAKU O’GAIA
BYRON BREWERY – 2.30PM BREWERS CIRCUS
BYRON GOLF CLUB – 4PM OOZ
BYRON THEATRE – 2PM & 6.30PM PETER PAN JR
TREEHOUSE – 2PM DJ OCTAGON & DJ EVA J
KULCHAJAM – 10AM HARMONISING THE ANCIENT VOICE
SUN BISTRO – SUNRISE ROD MURRAY
BANGALOW A&I HALL – 2PM SUNDAY SAFARI WITH THE BABE RAINBOW, WORLD CHAMPION, SEASIDE, ISRAELI CHICKS, GALAXY GIRLS + DJS

 

MONDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – DAN CLARK
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM JAX HAZE
BEACH HOTEL – 8.30PM REGGAE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM DJ OVAL

 

EVENTS

spring-2016

 

 

 

Spring in Bundjalung Country

Art Exhibition @ Byron Community Centre
29 September – 9 October

 

 

 

 

Moonfire
Trance Dance Night under the New Moon!
Byron Bay YAC at 8.30pm13584666_558274497714626_2090767009654047550_o

 

MARKETS

FRIDAY

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

SATURDAY

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

 

SUNDAY

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market 

Ballina Missingham Farmers Market

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

FRIDAY

Kubo and the Two Strings 12:10pm
The Secret Life of Pets 2:10pm
Nerve 4:00pm
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD 6:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. 8:00pm

 

SATURDAY

Kubo and the Two Strings 12:10pm
The Secret Life of Pets 2:10pm
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 4:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. 6:00pm
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD 8:45pm

 

SUNDAY

The Secret Life of Pets 12:10pm
Kubo and the Two Strings 2:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. 4:00pm
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 6:45pm
Nerve 8:45pm

 

MONDAY

Kubo and the Two Strings 12:10pm
The Secret Life of Pets 2:10pm
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 4:00pm
Nerve 6:00pm
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD 8:00pm

 

 

*** Don’t forget… DAYLIGHT SAVINGS starts this weekend! ***
On Saturday night/Sunday morning put your clocks FORWARD one hour and enjoy an extra hour of sun in the evenings!

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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!