Surprise Visitors! 6 July

Last Friday we had not one, but two, previous Lexis students return with gifts for our Lexis team!

Our remarkable Judit, who studied with us for 10 months and also did a outstanding job as our school cleaner, returned from a trip to Bali and bought myself, Lisa and Koko some beautiful soaps and organic coffee for all the staff.

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Then the lovely Merce came to say a final farewell after 6 months in Byron. She finished our Cambridge First course last month and has just been travelling in Thailand. She brought us in a delicious cake to say thank you to all our Lexis staff ❤

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It’s always so wonderful to have past students pop by and especially to know how much they enjoyed Lexis and appreciated their time and the team here!

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Thank you beautiful ladies! We hope to see you again one day ❤

 

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.

Teen Activity Programme

It’s TAP (Teen Activity Programme) season at Lexis Byron Bay! At this time of year, budding young surfers from all over the world come to join our English and Surfing programme, where they study English in the mornings and have a surf lesson in the afternoons.

Claire, our Student Services and Activities Officer, is amongst the staff members here to welcome them and help them with any questions they may have.

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TAP Surfing Students: Theo, Sacha and Ugo with Claire

We asked Claire to answer the following questions…

  1. What languages do you speak?

Other than English, I speak basic Spanish and French. In the future I would like to try and learn Japanese; so far I can say hello, goodbye and thank you!

 

  1. What countries have you lived in?

I’m from England so lived there most of my life before moving to Australia nearly 4 years ago. I have also lived in Spain (where my dad lives) and worked in Guatemala for 2 months training native speakers for English speaking roles.

 

  1. What do you enjoy most about your job?

The amazing team I get to work with and being part of the student’s journey! We really do have such lovely students who come to Lexis Byron and it’s wonderful to be able to help them and watch their confidence with the language grow. As well as being very rewarding my job is also a lot of fun!

 

  1. What are the most popular things that Junior students in Byron Bay enjoy doing?

Surfing is of course the favourite and Byron is one of the best places in the world for this!

They also enjoy meeting students from other countries and being able to hang out with them at the beach after a morning of studying!

When they’re not surfing or at the beach we also have free afternoon activities they can participate in; with skateboarding, soccer and volleyball being amongst the most popular with the juniors!

  1. What is Byron Bay’s best-kept secret?

Winter is the best time to come to surf! There are far fewer people so it’s much easier to catch your own wave!

 

  1. What is the best advice you could give to juniors and their parents?

Coming to Lexis Byron Bay will be an unforgettable experience they will forever be thankful for!

When they are here they should talk with students from other countries so they can practice their English as much as possible, and have new friends to visit once they return home!

 

 

Thank you for getting to know the staff from Byron Bay! If you are interested in the TAP program or would like for information please head over to our website: https://www.lexisenglish.com/course/teen-activity-program-tap/

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 Travels Student Nights!

Happy Travels are running two awesome party nights for you, our Lexis students!!

Tuesdays: Keg Party!!!

Meet at the Happy Travels shop at 7.30pm and then you’ll all move onto Cheeky Monkeys where you have a free keg of beer to drink!!!

Thursdays: Free BBQ & Cocktails

Every Thursdays is the weekly BBQ party at the Happy Travels shop with DJs and free food! Starting at 7.30pm. After the BBQ head down to Cheeky Monkeys for an hour of free cocktails (or until they run out!).

 

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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.

International Women’s Day! 8 March

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women!

One of our Spanish students, Sandra Rujas Guerrero, took the initiative to get her Lexis school friends and teacher to create a video to support the Global Women’s March, in which Spanish women are participating using hashtag #sinnosotrasparaelmundo

As we have students from all over the world studying here with us, she asked them to translate this hashtag into their own language and made a video of them all proudly holding their translation; which in English means:

Without us the world stops

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Such a brilliant idea and a great way of showing support for women all over the world!

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.

Wine and Cheese Tasting! 9 February

Last Friday we ended the week with Wine and Cheese Tasting!

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There was a great selection of cheeses,  including Creamy Camembert, Tasty Cheddar, Apricot and Almond Cream Cheese, Goats Cheese, Feta and Brie.

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As well as red and white wine, we had grapes and crackers to enjoy with our cheese!

The Apricot and Almond Cream Cheese was a definite favourite and finished within minutes of being put on the table!

Many of the students then headed of to a BBQ at the beach to say a final farewell to some of our students who graduated that day!

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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.

 

January’s Activity Calendar!!

January’s FREE (excluding surfing and BWT trips!) activities exclusively for our Lexis                                                                       Byron Bay students 🙂

January Activities

We have Yoga every Monday at 11am and 2pm in Room 8.

To start the month (and year!) we have a Sausage Sizzle to welcome our new students and welcome back our existing Lexis students!

On the 4th we have a Poker Tournament with beer to be won! 11am and 2pm in the student lounge.

Friday the 5th we have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire, courtesy of Let’s Go Surfing! Meet at reception first and we’ll head down to the beach together!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for just $20 will be on the 10th; sign up and pay in reception. Pick up times from school are 10am and 3pm 🙂

On the 11th we will be cooking a delicious Vegan recipe! 11am and 2pm in the kitchen.

Volleyball will be on the 12th at 11am and 2pm; either in the garden or at the beach, meet at reception first.

The January Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 17th! Can Brice be beaten?! Beer to be won!

We’ll be getting artistic with Boomerang Painting on the 18th and and crafty with Jewellery Making on the 24th!

Friday the 19th we will be sampling some Beers! This will be at 5.30pm so morning and afternoon classes can enjoy a few drinks together!

Olmo will be coming in on the 25th to teach you how to Slackline! This will be at the park so please sign up and meet in reception first.

The school is closed on Friday the 26th for Australia Day!!

On the 31st we’ll have some tasty treats to enjoy at our Beach Picnic!

We continue to have Coffee Club weekly at 2pm, and for our morning students we have a mix of Breakfast Club, Smoothie Club and Coffee Club!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or a teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Lastly, don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

 Have a great month! 🙂

 

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! 27 November

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

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Silvan is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include skiing, fitness and listening to music. After finishing school he worked as a roofer and carpenter but will join the Swiss army for 5 months when he returns. He wants to improve his English as it is the language of the world and he would like to travel Canada, USA and England as well as Australia!

Juliana, from Brazil, enjoys swimming, cycling and watching movies. She also loves going to beach and would like to learn to surf, so Byron Bay was the perfect choice for her studies! She also chose this location because of the beautiful weather that is similar to Brazil. She believes this learning experience will be very important for her future work and life!

Rafael, from Brazil, is the second oldest son in a family of seven men! In Brazil his job was to audit big companies and give them financial advice, but he decided he needed a break from this and that’s what has brought him to Byron! It has always been his dream to come to Australia and he is wanting to improve his English so he can either find work here or further his career in Brazil!

Nana is from Nagano, Japan. They get a lot of snow here in the winter so she snowboards often. She loves animals and has a dog named Sappu and a cat named Hana (flower in Japanese). She is looking forward to studying hard, meeting new people and having a good time whilst here with us at Lexis!

Amanda, from Brazil, loves travelling and experiencing new things! She has just graduated in Chemical Engineering and during her studies worked as an intern at Sandland, a business management consultant company. She wants to improve her English so she can complete a post graduate course in Australia!

Luis, from Brazil, will study with us at Lexis Byron for 24 weeks in General English before starting our Business course at the end of May. Before coming to Byron he also studied at Lexis Brisbane! He is here with his wife and they are both hoping to find work and stay here in Australia for at least 2 or 3 years!

 

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.