New Starters! 15th January

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

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Christophe is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves doing fitness activities, particularly skiing. He studied electrical engineering for 2 years and has now been working as an electrician for the past 4 years. He wants to improve his English as it will help him with his work in the future!

Marco is from Italy. He served in the military for 1 year, as well as having jobs in construction, distribution of alcohol and an ambulance driver! After studying with us at Lexis for 3 weeks he will move to Adelaide to find work, hopefully with only English speakers so he can continue to improve the language!

Yoran is from New Caledonia. He is currently studying at a large school there, with many cultures, including Malaysian, European, Polynesian, Asian and African. When he has finished his studies he would like to work in a job relating to the environment, and wants a high level of English to be able to do this in other countries!

Momoko is from Japan, and goes by her nickname Momo. Her main passion in life is make-up. She will study with us at Lexis Byron for 8 weeks and is really looking forward to improving her English in this time!

Lars is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys sports, cooking and being in nature. He completed an apprenticeship to be a chef and will start work in the best hotel in Switzerland when he returns! He chose Byron Lexis for his studies because his brother studied here 2 years ago and said it is a great place to be; nice beaches and friendly happy people!

Chantal is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her parents own a restaurant and her father owns a farm there. She works as a cook in hospital and also in a restaurant. Her hobbies include hiking in the mountains, swimming and skiing. After she has completed her 6 weeks of English studies with us she wants to do a farm stay in Australia to work with animals!

Isabel is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. She loves animals and has two adopted cats. She also loves nature and that is why she chose Australia for her English studies! Her other hobbies include walking, dancing, yoga and driving off road with her jeep! She wants to improve her English so she can understand films and music better, and also so she can meet people on her travels!

Sophie is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She has just finished her Bachelor in Graphic Design and now wants to complete a Masters focusing on Graphic Design in the Fashion Industry. She will complete her Masters in Paris as well as an apprenticeship in a fashion studio. She is here studying with us for the next month to improve her English as the course will be in English and many people in the fashion industry speak in English, so it is very important for her career!

Eveline is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys sports activities, including crossfit, climbing, jogging, surfing and hiking. She finished her education to become a physiotherapist last year and worked to save money to travel! She is really happy to be in Australia, to get to know the friendly people, enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and surf in one of the best spots in the world!

Miriam is from Italy, but also speaks Polish as her mum is from there and they visit every year. Her hobbies include volleyball, swimming, singing and yoga. Her main passion is dancing, particularly ballet and modern jazz, both of which she has been practicing for 11 years. She wants to improve her English so she can pass an audition for a drama school in London! She chose Australia for her studies as she is interested to explore the nature and enjoy the sun!

Andre is from Brazil. He is studying business as college in Brazil but is taking a break to improve his English and also complete another course here in Australia. He enjoys riding his bike, going to waterfalls and being at the beach. He chose Australia for his studies because of the friendly people, beautiful nature, warm weather and beaches!

Martina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She works as baker and crates lots of different cakes. Her hobbies include soccer and going out with friends. She chose Byron Bay for her studies after recommendations from friends! Once she has finished her 4 weeks of study with us she will travel the East Coast for 4 weeks!

Kedsarin is from Thailand. Her hobbies include watching television. She wants to improve her English so she can speak with her husband and his family. In the future she would like to find work here in Australia, this is another reason for her wanting to have a higher level of English!

Phairin is from Chiang Mai, Thailand. She would like to be called by her nickname, Magic. She worked a variety of jobs in Thailand to save to come to Australia and live with her friend. She wants to improve her English to better communicate with people from all over the world and also for work!

Rocio is from Barcelona, Spain. She is currently living in Ibiza and working in one of their large nightclubs as a waitress! She studied Social Integration at college and will now study with us at Lexis Byron for 17 weeks. She wants to improve her English so she can find a better job and to speak with people from other countries on her travels!

Axel is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include riding his motorcycle and listening to music. He started an apprenticeship in a bank but didn’t enjoy it, so will start a new apprenticeship for a motorcycle company when he returns home. He chose Australia for his studies because it is a beautiful place with lovely weather!

 

 

 

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! 12 January

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

Daniela

Daniela, from Colombia, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTS class. It has been an absolute joy having her at Lexis Byron; she is a friendly courteous student who was always lovely to speak to! We will really miss you but wish you the best with your future studies, we are sure you will go very far in life!

Anna

Anna on her first day; front row, far left

Anna, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. She is a hardworking student who’s efforts have paid off with her improving in all areas. Claudia really enjoyed having her in class and said her enthusiasm and contributions to group discussions were always greatly appreciated! We wish you the very best for the future!

Miguel

Miguel, from Spain, graduates from our Intermediate class. His teacher Kristy says he is an excellent student because he seeks to understand anything he is unsure of. He is great at making conversation and tries extremely hard to speak fluently. He has a brilliant attitude to learning and will be missed by all his Lexis friends! Good luck for the future!

Sharon

Sharon’s first day back in October last year! (third from right)

Sharon, from Switzerland, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Adrienne described her as a fun student with a great sense of humour! Her speaking skills have improved a great deal with her always making an effort to talk with English speakers. Adrienne says her last piece of writing was also superb! We hope you enjoyed your 12 weeks here in Byron and wish you the best for the future!

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 – Renata!

Renata, aged 25, is from Brazil. For most of her life she lived in São Paulo, where she completed her degree in Marketing and also worked in an advertising agency for a couple of years. Despite loving her job, she was very tired of her life always being centered around work, so she decided to accomplish an old dream of living in Australia, not only to improve her English but also to change her lifestyle. She has now been living in Byron for 6 months and says she still catches herself impressed by the beauty that surrounds her and couldn’t be more thankful.

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It has been an absolute joy having Renata study here at Lexis Byron with us; she is always smiling, positive and friendly. She is also a hard working student, who has studied for 12 weeks in our General English classes as well as a further 12 weeks completing our Cambridge First course! She took a little break to explore some more of Australia and is now back doing our Business course for the next 30 weeks!

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Renata, classmates and teacher Claudia at her General English graduation!

I have personally loved getting to know Renata, as have her fellow students and teachers, and am always happy to see her at the out of class activities! In her time here at Lexis she has participated in many of these, including skateboarding, cooking classes, tie dye, pizza & games, and plenty of coffee clubs!

 

Being the lovely person that she is, Renata kindly agreed to take the time to answer some questions about her time studying at Lexis and living in Byron Bay!

–       Why did you choose Byron Bay?

When I decided to live abroad, I knew that I wanted to come to Australia but I would like to live in a city which could provide me a life that wasn’t possible to have in São Paulo, such as stay closer to nature, enjoy a morning life, no traffic around and, overall have a quieter and relaxing life. Here I can get around the whole town by bike, and since we are close to nature I also get motivated to be healthier and practice sports. However, the most important thing is that you don’t live under the impression that life is passing you by. Even working and studying, I still have time to enjoy my life and take care of me.

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–       What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

First of all, I didn’t have much practice as I only had classes twice a week, for 1 hour and 40 minutes each. I also didn’t learn any idioms and nearly nothing of phrasal verbs, which is essential for being able to speak as a native.

 

–       Tell me about your teachers and your classes…

My teacher Paul was by far the best one I’ve ever had. I did the Cambridge Course which was also the best choice that I’ve made in my program. It has helped me a lot to fix my mistakes, especially my lack on grammar. The classes were very dynamic, we worked very hard to improve all the skills: speaking, writing, use of English and reading. In spite of that, we always had time to have some fun too.

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Renata at her Cambridge graduation with teacher Paul!

 

–       What was your favourite activity?

Cooking activities were my favorite ones because it was an opportunity to taste something that you’ve never had before. At the end, we always had good food.

 

–       Tell me about your accommodation (homestay arranged by Lexis)…

I was really lucky to stay in such a good homestay. My family was made up of a couple, two kids, a dog and a cat. They were really kind and supportive, which made me feel like I was at home. The dinner was always something different, always delicious though. They had a cute daily habit to share during the dinner the best part of their day which for me was nice because we always had something to talk about, besides the beautiful practice of learning to be thankful every single day.

 

–       What are your favorite things to do in Byron?

Going to the beach (you never get sick of it), having a coffee at some cute Café (there are heaps of them), cycling around Byron, and last but not least, doing yoga. This one is definitely my favorite one. (Renata regularly attended our free yoga classes at the school on Mondays!)

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–       What is your most magical moment in Byron?

I’m not sure if I had a magical moment but lots of magical experiences. Just waking up every day and going to school and work by bike it’s already a magical moment to me. It doesn’t need to be something unique to be special. My routine is magical.

 

–       What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?

Go for it!

 

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.

Bodyboarding! 5th January

Last Friday we had free bodyboard hire courtesy of the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing!

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The waves weren’t very big but this was perfect for the students, as it was the first time any of them had tried bodyboarding!

The sea looked so beautiful and inviting  ❤️

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It was a hot summers day and the water was lovely and warm, so the students didn’t hesitate in rushing into the ocean for some fun in the waves!

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.

It’s the Weekend! 12 – 14 January

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weekend Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 12
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM PIST IDIOTS, ISRAELI CHICKS, FLYING MACHINE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY KIMMY & CREW
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM ALBION PLACE, 9PM RHYS BYNON
BYRON BAY BREWERY JESSE MORRIS BAND
BYRON THEATRE 10.30AM CHILDREN’S AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOP WITH GABRIEL OTU
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM UPSTAIRS DJ PARTY 9.30PM BIGGY P
THOMGALLERY, BYRON BAY 6PM SHANNON ALEXANDER MURPHY EXHIBITION
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM EKKI AND THE SCATTERBRAINS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM PHIL & TILLY

SATURDAY 13
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM PARCELS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BLUES ARCADIA
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 6PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM TOM & JARRY DJS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM THE SWAMPS
BYRON THEATRE 7PM PINK MATTER PRESENTED BY WANIDA SERCE
APEX PARK, BYRON BAY 10AM WEEKEND MORNING DANCE PARTY
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT, 7PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM ST JOAN
WOODY’SSURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM STU HARCOURT

SUNDAY 14
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY SHAKE & BAKE: BOO SEEKA, BOOTLEG RASCAL, GOLD MEMBER
THE BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM GOODRICH, 8PM SNEAKY SUNDAYS
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM LIVE MUSIC
FOXY LUU’S EATERY, BYRON BAY 12PM YUM CHA FEAST WITH DJ MONSIOUR DIOP’S DEEP HOUSE ORIENTAL BEATS
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM JON J BRADLEY
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJ DANGEROUS COBRA AND EVA J
BANGALOW HOTEL 2PM LIVE MUSIC
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 4PM BEARFOOT

 

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Byron Flea Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

Cinema

 

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.

 

It’s the Weekend! 5 – 7 January

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weekend Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 5
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WITH ANIMAL VENTURA
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SOUL’D
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM INO PIO 9PM MADISON KAT
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM 420 SOUNDS WITH KIMMY & CREW
BYRON THEATRE 11.30AM THOMAS THE BREAK – KIDS CIRCUS SHOW + CIRCUS WORKSHOP 7.15PM RISING APPALACHIA WITH MATIU TE HUKI & MURRAY KYLE
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM BENJAMIN WALSH 7PM UPSTAIRS DJ PARTY
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM SHANNON WATKINS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY ADAM HARPAZ
BANGALOW A&I HALL STARLIGHT FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 6
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 8.30PM TIJUANA CARTEL
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAVE ORR BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 6PM DJ LONGTIME 9PM DJ CASIMIR
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM DONI RAVEN + CAPTAIN SQUIDLICKERS
BYRON THEATRE 11.30AM THOMAS THE BREAK – KIDS CIRCUS SHOW + CIRCUS WORKSHOP 7.30PM VARIETYVILLE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS 7PM UPSTAIRS DJ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM PAULINA
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
BANGALOW A&I HALL STARLIGHT FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 7
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE SWAMPS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY POMANIANCS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LIVING IN THE 70S 9PM SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM FIONA BOYES & JONNY SANSONE
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET SUNDAY 9AM OKA, JUZZIE SMITH, GUY KACHEL, DIGERA
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM GREG LYON & THE HIP OPERATION FEAT KIRK LORANGE AND MICHEL ROSE
FRESH, BYRON BAY 4PM SLIM PICKENS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM UPSTAIRS DJ SUNDAY SESH
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJ DANGEROUS COBRA AND EVA J

 

CINEMA

Cinema

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

 

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! 22 December

Congratulations and farewell to our twenty students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay last week!

Charlotte, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. In her 14 weeks here at Lexis she has made improvements in all areas of her English, particularly in her speaking and listening skills. We are glad this isn’t goodbye as Charlotte will be back next year for our Cambridge course!

Lydie, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has worked hard to improve her English and has a great ability to understand the underlying concepts of grammatical structures. Lydie will also return for our Cambridge course next year! We hope you enjoy your Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in January!

Tifany, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has made incredible progress in her 10 weeks studying with us. She shows particular strength in her writing and understanding of grammatical structures. Given her aptitude and determination we are sure she will do well in our Cambridge course next year! Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in the new year!

Heitor, from Brazil, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. In his 19 weeks here at Lexis he has made many friends and provided much entertainment! He has also worked hard and progressed from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate with an A! We will miss your sense of humour Heitor and hope to see you again one day!

Gioele, from Switzerland, graduates from our Upper Intermediate class. His teacher Kathleen says he had a great attitude in class and demonstrated a solid command of the English language. His spoken English is fluent and shows intelligence and humour! Best of luck for the future Gioele!

Diego, from Brazil, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. He has made amazing progress in his 20 weeks here with us at Lexis, starting in Pre-Intermediate and graduating from Upper Intermediate with an A! His participation in class and out of class activities is excellent and he is always ready with intelligent ideas and suggestions! We are very glad you’re staying in Byron, so this isn’t goodbye yet!

Nana

Nana, from Japan, graduates from our Elementary class. Her teacher Michelle describes her as a polite courteous student who always participated well with her classmates. We have seen her speaking confidence grow significantly in her 4 weeks with us. She graduates with an A, which she should be very proud of!

Adrienne

Julieta, from Argentina, graduates Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne says Julieta has exceeded her expectations and sailed ahead of the level, something she should be very proud of! Everyone has loved having her in class and she will be missed greatly! We hope you enjoy your farm work in Tasmania and the rest of your travels!

Serena

Joel, from Switzerland, gradates from Serena’s Pre-Intermediate class.  He has improved in all areas of his English in his 5 weeks here at Lexis Byron and should be very proud of his achievements! His teacher Serena described him as a diligent and polite student. We wish you all the best for the future!

Takako, from Japan, graduates from Serene’as Pre-Intermediate class. In her 24 weeks here at Lexis we have seen her English and confidence improve immensely. She was always very diligent and polite and a pleasure to be around. I will miss you at the activities, as will all your classmates and friends you have made at Lexis! Wishing you the very best for the future Takako!

 

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Leonie, from Switzerland, graduates from our Intermediate class. Her teacher Kristy says it has been a pleasure having her in class and her pronunciation is very clear and easy to understand. We hope you have enjoyed your time here in Byron and have a great time on your travels around Australia!

Alessia, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has been a great student who studies hard and seeks to understand anything she is unsure of. She has achieved consistently high results and we are sure she will do very well in the Cambridge course! Enjoy Lexis Perth and good luck with FCE!

Oxel, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy to have him here at Lexis; he is always polite and friendly. He has also been a very good student, asking useful questions and making conversation with everyone in class. Well done for all your hard work and graduating with an A. Best wishes for the future!

Veronica, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been a pleasure having her here at Lexis. She is a very friendly student who is good at making conversation and trying to speak English fluently. We hope you enjoyed your short time here and the trips you managed to squeeze in! Good luck for the future Veronica!

Claudia

Gieorgia, from Italy, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. It has been really great having her here at Lexis; she is always friendly and good to have a chat with! Her level of English is excellent and she graduates Advanced level with an A! Best of luck with your future studies and we look forward to still seeing you in Byron!

Gustavo, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. He started with us 24 weeks ago at Pre-Intermediate level, and has now completed the Cambridge course and graduates at an Advanced level with an A; you should be extremely proud of yourself Gustavo, we are! Luckily we don’t have to say goodbye to his sense of humour and kindness just yet, as he will continue to stay in Byron!

Nadja, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class with an A! It has been wonderful having Nadja at Lexis Byron; she always has a smile on her face and a positive energy. Nadja is a very intelligent girl who we are sure will go on to do very well in the future! We wish you the very best with this, you will be missed!

Irina, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. After already completing our Cambridge course Irina has an excellent level of English. Claudia says her enthusiasm and contributions to class discussions were all greatly appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your time in Byron, we look forward to still seeing you around!

 

IELTS

Lucas and Yuta (far right) . Neither were around for their graduation photo so here they are at Maxime and Rafa’s graduation!

Lucas, from Brazil, graduates from our IELTS class. He has only been with us at Lexis for 2 weeks but in this time he has worked very hard and improved his English in all areas. His teacher Josie says it has been a pleasure to have him in the class and wished he was staying longer! We hope you have an amazing time on your travels Lucas!

Yuta, from Japan, graduates from Josie’s IELTS class. He is an extremely hard working student and has a great attitude to learning. He participates well in class and out of class activities. We are happy he will return to us for the Cambridge course and are sure he will do very well!

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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.