New Starters! 5 November

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

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Alan is from the Italian part of Switzerland. He loves to travel and discover new places and cultures. His hobbies are listening to music, yoga, trekking and cooking. He studied at hospitality school and has worked in different hotels as a receptionist. He decided to come to Australia to experience something new and create new work opportunities for himself!

Rita is from France. She likes tennis and playing the saxophone. Her biggest passion is traveling and she has visited many countries. Since finishing her Chemistry studies she has been working as a quality engineer in the pharmaceutical industry. English is very important for her job so that is what bring her here to us! She chose Australia for her studies because of the sunshine!

Laura is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her friends and family. She completed commercial training but decided she would instead like to be a school teacher, so is now studying again at the University of Bern. She is here with us at Lexis so she can achieve the Advanced level in English for her studies.

Marcella is from Brazil. She works there as a lawyer. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends. She chose Australia for her studies because of the beautiful weather, wonderful landscape and amazing people!

Patrick is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves to be in nature and regularly goes hiking. He also enjoys playing soccer and floorball (similar to ice hockey but without ice!). After completing his electrician apprenticeship he has been doing the first part of the required 245 day militarily service. He wants to improve his English for his travels around Australia and New Zealand!

 

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

Happy Student – Lucas; Lexis’ most photographed student!!

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The lovely Lucas from Brazil first started with us in March this year, and after a quick break in September decided he missed us too much and wanted to extend his studies and stay in Byron Bay!

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Lucas on his first day đŸ™‚ Him and Dana (centre) are the only two still here!

Lucas comes to many of our free activities so I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him over the past 7 months. He has a great sense of humour and is always smiling, friendly and courteous. Lucas always makes an effort to speak to new students from different countries, and this has helped him to improve his English and make friends from all over the world!

All the teachers agree that it is an absolute pleasure having Lucas here with us at Lexis Byron and it’s been wonderful watching his English grow and grow!

Being that he comes to many of the activities I now believe Lucas to be Lexis Byron’s most photographed student! For this reason, and also because of his cheery demeanor, I asked Lucas to be this month’s Happy Student! He happily obliged, so now you get to read all about his Lexis experience, along with just some of the pictures of him at our activities…

 

Why did you choose to come to Australia and to Lexis Byron Bay in particular?

I chose Australia because my brother already studied here at Lexis Byron and told me about his experience, and because here is paradise! I think I made the best choice. I also came to Australia because the climate and warm weather is similar to Brazil.

 

What are your English goals and how is Lexis helping you achieve them?

I would like to be able to speak English fluently. Here at Lexis I can improve my English a lot and I now believe fluency is possible for me.

  • Lucas started with us in Elementary and is now at an Upper Intermediate level. Go Lucas!!

 

Tell me a little bit about your teachers and classes…

All the teachers are really good. They always help us and make activities interesting. The activities are really fun and good for improving our English.

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You’ve joined in a lot of our free activities. What has been your favourite one so far?

Yes, when possible I try to join in a lot of free activities. I like to do them just to have fun, talk to people and always learn more; it could be a new word or sentence, or about another persons culture.

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Outside of school, what is your favourite thing about Byron?

I like the energy that is here. The people are really friendly and the places are beautiful. I really enjoy going to the beach.

 

You work in one of Byron’s most popular bars. What is your advice to other students looking for work in Byron?

Never give up! Before I started working in the Rails I was everyday trying and finally I got a job! So my advice is never give up and keep trying!!

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You’ve stayed with two host families during your time at Lexis. Can you please tell me a bit about these experiences?

Both experiences were really nice and I had a good time at both. First I was at Veronica’s, who has a beautiful house with swimming pool and my room was very spacious with a bath. She is a lawyer so she taught me about the Australian laws and helped me find a job. I lived there with two other students, Axel from French part of Switzerland and Yves from the German speaking part of Switzerland, so that was really fun. Next I lived with Kathy, who is very kind. I learnt a lot about Australia from her and I could tell her lots about South America too. Again I lived with two other students, Gabriela and Antonio from Spain, which was great. Both host mothers helped me to improve my English and would correct me when I said things wrong.

 

Finally, what would you say to anyone thinking of coming to Lexis Byron Bay?

DO IT!! It’s a great place to improve your English. There are many many people who can help you, especially Claire (Activities and Student Services), and also Lisa (Campus Manager) who has helped me from day one until now. The quality of the teachers is really good and they’re all really nice. Each teacher has a different way of teaching and different accents, which helps you to improve your listening.

 

 

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! 29 October

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

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Maria is from Barcelona, Spain. She plays handball and likes riding her bike. She works as a hairdresser in Spain. She decided to come to Lexis Byron Bay because of the recommendation from her cousin Pol who studied with us for 5 months in 2016, and also her friend Eric who is currently studying with us!

Gustavo is from Brazil and here with his wife Giovana. His favourite hobby is playing soccer. He works within administration but would like to study business when he returns from Australia. He is looking forward to improving his English over the next 20 weeks with us!

Giovana is also from Brazil. She loves animals and takes care of cats and dogs. She wants to improve her English for new opportunities in her professional and personal life. She chose to study in Australia so she can discover a new country, culture and people! She picked Lexis Byron Bay because her cousin Izabel studied with us for nearly a year between 2016-2017 and said it would be the best place for her!

Celine is from the South of France. She loves sports, with her favourite being volleyball and judo, which she has a black belt in! She has a masters degree in Chemistry and works the CNRS (Central National of Research Scientific). She needs to improve her English as it is very important for her future career.

ChangSeok, nickname Eidan, is from Korea. His biggest hobby is basketball, both playing and watching.  He started his English studies in Sydney but there were too many Korean people, so he decided to move to Byron Bay instead to meet people from other countries and improve his English quicker! When he finished his studies he would like to work in Uluru.

Nicol is from Italy and currently living in the Italian part of Switzerland with her family. She likes to spend time with her friends, playing sports. She also loves to travel, which is one of the main reasons she is here! She has worked as a secretary for 3 years in the state’s office, but is taking a year break to travel and improve her English and German. She chose Byron Bay for her studies as it has always been her dream to be near the sea and surf!

Marta is from Spain. She has been living in Sydney for the last year and a half but chose to move to Byron Bay because of the nature and yoga! She worked as a beauty therapist in Sydney, giving massages and facials. In the future she would like to manage a business focusing on health, yoga, surf and massages.

Silvia is from Italy. She loves travelling, reading and all sports, but particularly surfing! She has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and an after-degree certificate in International Co-operation. It has always been her dream to come to Australia and she wants to be able to surf the beautiful Australian waves! When she has improved her English she would like to do an internship in Civil-Environmental Engineering.

Audrey is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She works with children, as a social worker. She wants to improve her English so she can travel the East Coast of Australia and makes friends with people from all different countries! She is very excited to be here for the Australia summer, especially as it is snowing now in Switzerland!

Elsa is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are drawing, painting, snowboarding and hanging out with friends. She studied applied arts and has worked as a decorator for the past 4 years. She wants to study English in Australia for many reasons; the main one being when she returns to Switzerland she would like to be a snowboard teacher and English is very important for this. She also loves travelling and knows English as important for this, as many people are able to communicate in English.

Yaiza is from Spain. She loves surfing, yoga, running and photography. She has been studying human resources at university and also working as a waitress. She wants a good level of English so she is able to speak fluently with people and get a good job. Her dream job is one which will allow her to work online so she has the flexibility to work and travel at the same time!

Alejandro is from Spain. He has been studying at Lexis Brisbane but decided he wanted to experience Byron Bay, so will now study with us for the next 3 months!

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! 26 October

Congratulations and farewell to our six students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Kana, from Japan, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute joy having her here at Lexis and wonderful to watch her confidence in speaking grow and grow. She has a lovely personality and smile and has made many friends during her time in Byron. Best wishes for the future Kana, we will miss you!

Corentin, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He had made brilliant progress since he started with us in our Elementary class. Mel says he always asked thoughtful questions and got along well with all of his classmates. Wishing you all the best for the future Corentin!

Saskia, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel said she has been a pleasure to teach and a lovely addition to the class. She worked extremely hard in class, so it’s no surprise she’s graduating with a well deserved A; well done Saskia! We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis Byron as much as we loved having you here đŸ™‚

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Dayane, from Brazil, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She showed a good attitude towards learning and participated well in class. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron Dayane and have a brilliant time on the rest of your travels!

Claudia, from Portugal, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has made excellent progress in her 4 weeks at Lexis and has picked up the new language quickly. Her results improved a lot each week and she should be very proud of her achievements. Enjoy your time at Lexis Sydney!

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Vivienne, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Cambridge First class. She has worked very hard during her studies and has proven to be a fast learner who asks intelligent questions. She has made great progress in all areas of her English and graduates at an Upper Intermediate level with a grade A! Everyone enjoyed having her sunny personality in class each day. We are sure you will do well in your FCE exam and wish you all the best!

 

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.

Lessons in the sun!! 19 October

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Byron Bay on Friday so many of our teachers decided to teach their classes in the glorious sunshine; Serena being one of them!

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Her Elementary class had a fun afternoon playing board games outside to revise what they had learnt that week about verb patterns.

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! 2 October

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

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Eloise is from France. Her passions are discovering new things, new countries and new cultures! She studied Management for 4 years and having now completed her Bachelors, has decided to do some travelling and learn English! She chose Bryon Bay for her studies because of how beautiful it is and she feels our school will be the best fit for her!

Fiona is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She is a very active person and loves doing all different types of sports, particularly skiing. She also loves to play the piano. She is taking a gap year to have some time to think about what she would like to do in the future; she is thinking of perhaps studying medicine. She came to Australia for her studies because she loves the breathtaking scenery and relaxed lifestyle and people.

Eva is from Barcelona, Spain. She works in human resources and also as an events planner! In her free time she likes to go to the gym and salsa classes. She studied Labour Relations at University and has 2 Masters; one in Public Relations and one in Human Resources. She needs to improve her English for her event planning job, as many of her clients come from other countries!

Michele is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She loves to travel and is looking forward to being in Australia for 3 months meeting people from all over the world. She works as a medical assistant in a doctor’s office in Zurich. After 6 weeks of study with us she is hoping to find someone she can then travel Australia with!

Patricia is from Spain. She enjoys going to gym and travelling. She works in a pediatrics, caring for babies and children. Since she was little she also wanted to explore Australia, and now she has decided to combine that with learning English! She is wanting to improve her English so she can then travel to more countries and meet new people and learn about their culture.

Bastien is from the Marseille, in the South of France.  He loves water sports, particularly surfing and wind surfing!  He also likes rugby, riding his motorbike and playing guitar. He has just finished in studies in water sports and  boating. He chose Australia for his studies because of the obvious reason; the number of water related activities! He is looking forward to doing lots of surfing as well as improving his English so he can find work here.

Fernanda is from Brazil. She loves cooking for her friends and family. She works within the IT department of Carrefour, managing projects and apps. English is important for her job so she is here to improve her level and also visit her sister who is now living here!

Eli (Elea) is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In her free time she likes to stand up paddle board on Lake Zurich, and is also in a scouts group. She works as a nurse in a children rehabilitation hospital. There is a lot of international patients coming into her work so it important she has a high level of English. She chose Australia for her studies so she can also surf and visit her cousins in Sydney.

Maite is from Ibiza, Spain, but is now living in Madrid. She completed her Degree in Journalism and was working as a journalist for a Spanish news agency. She decided to quit her job and move to Byron Bay! She wants to improve her English so she can work as a travel reporter. Since arriving last week she has been loving the positive and amazing energy of Byron!

Teresa is from Spain. She loves going to the beach, singing, surfing and yoga! She needs to pass the IELTs exam so she can go to London and study fashion styling and creative direction at University. She chose Byron for her studies because of the nice weather and wanting to travel around the surrounding areas!

Christelle is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her interests are travelling, psychology, meeting and learning about new people. In her free time she likes to relax as she studies and works hard. She has just completed an apprenticeship and is now taking a break to gain new skills and improve her English before staring University. She chose Australia to study because it is a beautiful country with nice weather.

Claudia is from Portugal. She likes art and going to the gym. She works for a sports medicine company, within the manufacturing department. She wants to improve her English so when she returns to Portugal she can find a job within the tourism industry.

Jose is from Malaga, Spain, but lives in Barcelona. He likes to go out partying and for dinner with friends. He was working for a gas company, maintaining installations and repairing machines. He will be with us here at Lexis Byron for 6 months to improve his English for travelling and work.

Karin is from Japan. She likes listening to music and watching movies. She loves her dog, Hime, who is 13 years old. She is very happy to be here studying English and living in a homestay.

Carlos is from Spain. He loves to surf and is looking forward to improving on a shortboard here in Byron. He also really enjoys reading. He works as a nurse in the emergency department of a hospital. English is very important for his job, so he will spend the next 6 months improving it with us! After his studies with us he will travel Australia and Asia.

 

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.

Coffee Club! 25 September

It was lovely to see some new faces at Coffee Club yesterday, as well as some regulars đŸ™‚

Coffee Club is every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm đŸ™‚ Join me for a variety of coffees, Tim Tams and games!

 

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.