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 Advanced! September 9th

A warm welcome to our new students starting our Cambridge Advanced Course (CAE) this week – Tamara, Sarah, Chloe, Celine, Francesco, Florian, Yves, Sara, and Ivan and our lovely existing students Camila, Gina, Juhee and Naoki.

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Good luck over the next 12 weeks of studying. We look forward to getting to know you all during your time at Lexis! 😀

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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.

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