We said a sad farewell to eight lovely students this week: Mariana, Hiroko, Andjelina, Haruka, Kainoa, Hugo, Martin and Jean.
Haruko and Hiroko are both from Japan, and have both been at Lexis English for 12 weeks. When Haruka arrived she was really shy and tested at Elementary level. Now she is leaving Lexis as a strong Pre-Intermediate level student and has a job waitressing at Oh Sushi, a local restaurant.
Hiroko, on the other hand was a strong student on arrival and has simply got better and better. She used the idiom “time flies” in her graduation speech, which was very impressive. “Cheeky” Hiroko was very sad to be leaving, and her teacher and classmates were close to tears too.
Brazilian Mariana, unfortunately wasn’t at Graduation today, but studied at Lexis for six months, culminating in taking the FCE exam. Fingers crossed for your results Mariana.
Andjelina, from Switzerland, studied in Julia’s class for four weeks, was a lot of fun, and is now heading back to Switzerland before going on to Croatia.
Jean and Kainoa from Reunion are off to check out the surf at Bondi Beach. Julia thanked Kainoa for his storytelling skills and Kainoa thanked Phil, our bike man! I think this was a first at graduation but should happen more often.
Finally, Martin and Hugo, also from Reunion Island, said that they had learned a lot about surfing and loved everything about Byron Bay, including their teacher. Did you train them to say that Kathleen?
Good luck all of you and don’t forget to join Lexis Byron Bay on Facebook, if you haven’t already, so that you can keep in touch with your new friends from all over the world.