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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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 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. ❤ 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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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? ❤

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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. ❤ 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 ❤

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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.