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.

Paper Free Day!! 7th November

On Tuesday all of our Lexis campuses supported World Paper Free Day!

World Paper Free Day is an annual campaign that aims to reduce the amount of paper generated by people in their everyday work and personal life. Businesses and people are encouraged to stop using paper for the whole day in order to stop them being so reliant on it!

We turned the photocopier and printers off to encourage us all to think about our paper usage and to get our teachers to be even more creative with lesson planning!

For Kathleen’s Intermediate class she used PowerPoint slides and encouraged her students to take pictures on their phones rather than needing photocopies of the slideshow. They then played vocabulary races; where the students were split into teams and had to describe a list of words to the rest of their team members, the winners were the team who guessed all their words the quickest!

Anji took her IELTs class to an internet cafe to research useful sites for IELTs materials. They also did a speaking workshop to help prepare them for their upcoming exams!

Claudia’s Upper Native Speaker options class spent the afternoon in pairs practicing their speaking and conversation skills.

Adrienne had her class explaining how to play different card games to each other for her Conversations options class.

For Michele’s Elementary class she displayed images on the TV and the students had to describe the picture to their partner.

Kristy’s class used the whiteboard for their classes, writing down words to practice their pronunciation!

 

 

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! 6th November

Welcome to our eight new students and one returning student at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Yuumi is from Tokyo, Japan. She has been dancing Jazz since she was 3 and also loves salsa dancing! Her other hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and walking her dog. She works for a health and beauty company, in customer support and event planning. She wants to improve her English so she can find work in Australia and stay here for the next 2 years!

Andreia lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has been studying biology for the last 2 years but is taking a break to now study English! She owns her own cafe in Brazil, selling food, juices and coffees. She loves meeting new people, traveling and going to the beach. She chose Australia for her studies because of the weather, friendly people and good coffee!

Francesco’s biggest passion is football, which he has been playing for 15 years. He plays for a football team in his home country, Switzerland. He studied economics and now works at a print centre as a customer consultant. He is looking forward to his time here at Lexis; learning the grammar of English, meeting new people and having a great time in this beautiful town!

Leonie, from Switzerland, speaks French with her family and German with her friends. It is her dream to learn many languages, with English currently being top of her list. Her hobbies include volleyball and snowboarding. She has been doing an apprenticeship in a hospital as a nurse for the past 3 years. It is her ambition to improve her English so she can go to many countries and help sick people there.

Lurdes (Maria) lives in L’Ametlla De Mar in Spain; a small fisherman village. She loves sports, in particular running. She owns a restaurant in Spain where she serves seafood, tapas and paella! She also works for a tourism office, as their community manager and organising events. She has now decided to take 6 months off to learn English and travel Australia!

Frediane, from Switzerland, lives on a farm up in the mountains. She is a singer and also loves skiing. She works with children and people with disabilities, but also in a restaurant in a ski station! She chose to do her English studies in Australia as it’s a beautiful place and she wants to learn about different cultures. Byron Bay was recommended to her as a great place to learn, make new friends and have a relaxing time!

Yuka is from Japan, where she lives in Nagoya city, the third biggest city in Tokyo. She enjoys singing and listening to music. Before coming to Australia she studied English in the Philippines for 2 months. She would like to work in an English environment so wants to improve her fluency further. Her dream is to become a counselor for other people wanting to study abroad and she will use her own experiences to help them with this!

Manuel, from Switzerland, loves sports; particularly calisthenics and beach handball. He has just finished high school and is on his gap year before starting university. He chose to study at Lexis as he is hoping to make lots of friends he can then travel with! While here he’ll also being doing our surf in action course; 4 surfs lesson a week!

Seohyun is from Korea. She studied here with us at Lexis Byron Bay last year for 18 weeks, and enjoyed her time so much she’s decided to come back again this year for a further 10 weeks!

 

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!! 20th October

Congratulations and farewell to our 5 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!!

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Oriol, from Spain, graduates from Elizabeth and Julia’s IELTs class. His teachers expressed what a pleasure it was to have him in class; he joined in well with all activities and his dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. We are sure you English will continue to go from strength to strength! Well done and good luck for the future!

Lorena, from Spain, graduates from Elizabeth and Julia’s IELTs class.  She has been a hard working and dedicated student. In her short time here at Lexis she has developed her skills a lot and her contributions to class were always greatly appreciated! We wish you the very best for the future!

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Noemi, from Switzerland, graduates from Upper Intermediate. Her teacher Claudia has really enjoyed having her in class and described her as a conscientious student who contributed well to all class discussions. All her hard work and efforts have paid off with her improving all areas of her English during her 4 weeks here at Lexis. Good luck for the future Noemi!

Luke (Kyoung Joo), from Korea, graduates from Mel and Kristy’s Intermediate class. He started studying at Lexis Byron Bay back in January and has progressed from Elementary to Intermediate, with a quick trip home in between! He now leaves us to continue his studies at Lexis Sunshine Coast. We hope you enjoy your time there. It has been a pleasure to have met you, you will be missed!

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Thomas, from Switzerland, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. His teacher Adrienne is very happy with how much he has improved his speaking and listening in his 4 weeks with us, and very pleased to be awarding him his well deserved A grade! We hope you get to use your English plenty on your travels and have an amazing time!

 

 

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.

Brunswick BBQ!! 23rd September

Last month BWT (Backpacker World Travel) arranged a special Brunswick BBQ day just for our Lexis students!!

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They arranged for the bus to pick everyone up from school in the morning to take them all to Brunswick to enjoy a Saturday in the sun with their Lexis friends 🙂

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They stopped at the bottle shop on the way so everyone could stock up on alcohol for the day’s antics!

Once in Brunswick they found a spot on the beach to set up. There they enjoyed drinks, a tasty BBQ and various ball games!

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BWT arranged a competition with a Slip ‘N Slide; the students were split into two groups and had to slide to the end and down a glass of goon. The winners from each turn then went on to compete against the other winners until it was down the last 3!

These three lucky students each won amazing prizes courtesy of BWT!

1st Place: Chris – 3 day/2 night Fraser Island trip!!

2nd Place: Oliver – Kiwi Experience pass for the North Island of New Zealand!!

3rd Place: Louis – Great Barrier Reef trip!!

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BWT will be planning more of these weekend trips in the near future so be sure to sign up! It’s a great way to make the most of your time in Byron (and Australia if you win a prize!!) and make new friends 🙂

 

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.