Surfing! 8 February

Last week we had our 1 hour surf lesson special with Let’s Go Surfing!

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This 1 hour taster class is a great way of finding out if you’d like to book onto a longer lesson!

Don’t worry if you missed out,  we’ll be offering another one in March, or you can book the 2 hour lesson any day for the discounted price of $50!

Let’s Go Surfing offer lessons in the morning and afternoon; come see me in reception to book!

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.

December in Photos!

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING!

 

BODY BOARDING!

 

TIE DYE!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

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December’s Table Tennis Champion: Brice

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

CHRISTMAS COOKING!

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING!

 

STAFF PANTOMIME!

 

TRADITIONAL FOOD FAIR AND CHRISTMAS TRIVIA!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

15 NEW STARTERS!

 

49 GRADUATES!

 

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.

 

TAP STUDENTS – TEEN ACTIVITY PROGRAMME!!

Last month we had a group of TAP students here with us at Lexis Byron Bay – this is our Teen Activity Programme that includes 4 surf lessons a week alongside 15 hours of English lessons.

I asked each of the students to tell me a little bit about their experience and their thoughts on the school, surf lessons and Byron Bay!

Francois, the youngest of our TAP students at just 13, said:

‘the age gap between myself and my classmates was never a problem; we all got on great and everyone made a huge effort to make me feel welcome. All of the staff at Lexis were excellent, so friendly and happy to help. My teacher Mel was brilliant; our lessons were the best kind of lessons as they combined work and fun, and I really enjoyed being Mel’s teaching assistant! I have loved my time at Lexis and in Byron Bay and would recommend the school for anyone wanting to improve their English. I also really enjoyed the surfing; everything was well organised and all the instructors were funny and great surfers!’

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Ferran studied with us at Lexis last year and had such a great time he decided to return again this year! He said:

‘I love Byron and it was great to come back and study at Lexis again; it’s a really good place to learn and make new friends. My teacher Claudia was so friendly and helpful.

I’ve surfed a lot before and done the surfing programme last year with Lexis, but Let’s Go Surfing were able to adapt the lessons to my level so I still found them useful and fun!’

 

Nicolo, 17 from Italy, said:

‘Everyone at Lexis is so friendly and helpful. I’ve had such a great time and it now feels like home to me. My teacher Kristy is such a good teacher, she was always so patient and if there was anything you didn’t understand she would stay with you until you did. I really enjoyed the surf lessons too, Byron Bay is an amazing place for it!’

 

Zoe, 15 from France, says:

‘Lexis is a very nice place to learn English and meet people from everywhere. My teacher Josie was very funny and nice; she would always take the time to explain anything we didn’t understand. I’m going to miss her! It’s so great that we’re free to come to school or not, but we want to come! The surf lessons were really cool too; the teachers were always smiling and joking, but also really careful’

 

Isaure, 16 from France, said:

‘Lexis is a great school, I have spent a very good time here. Even though I miss home I’m very sad to be leaving this place. I really like that you get to meet people from all countries of all generations, there’s a great mix here. Our teacher Josie was really good and I always enjoyed our class activities; it’s a fun and cool way to learn English. I will definitely recommend Lexis to friends, it’s a really nice place and I’ve had a lot of good moments here. I especially liked that I was able to learn surfing and English at the same time. I really enjoyed my surf lessons, the teachers are really friendly and we had choice over our board, where to surf… Thanks for everything!’

 

Beatrice, 18 from Italy, said:

‘I love this time in Byron, my host family was really good, and I want to come back again! Thanks for everything!’

 

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.

April in Photos!

April was another fun month here at Lexis Byron Bay!

With it being the month of Easter we had a few Easter themed activities, including….

Easter Cooking, where we made delicious chocolate nests and choc chip cookies!

Easter BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt!

and an Easter Coffee Lounge with Hot Cross buns!

We also had a few of our regular Coffee Lounges with Tim Tams!

 

Helder won our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

Who will be May’s champion?!

Olmo came in to show you some Slacklining skills!

Lots of you enjoyed Surf Lessons with Let’s Go Surfing, including the Lexis special 1 hour lesson for first timers!

 

Plenty of time was spent at the beach, including an afternoon of Beach Games!

We won against SAE  College in the Soccer Challenge!

Go Team Lexis!

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We welcomed thirteen New Starters!

And sadly said farewell to twenty seven Graduates!

 

We have another great month planned for you in May; check out the activities calendar here: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2017/05/01/may-activity-calendar/

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.

Surfing! 19th April

Yesterday Jang, Jessie, Hanna, Nami and Elena went on Lexis’ special 1 hour lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing!

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We do this $20 special monthly so if you haven’t tried surfing yet it’s a great and cheap opportunity to give it a go!

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Byron Bay is one of the best places in the world to surf so I definitely recommend everyone give it a go while you’re here; you’re guaranteed to have fun!

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You can also book 3 hour lessons (2 hours in the water) for $50 through me or discounted packages if you’d like to do a few lessons!

 

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.

Happy Student – Tito!

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Tito is from Switzerland – the small village of Malvaglia. He arrived in Byron Bay 6 months ago and enrolled at Lexis, starting in the Upper Intermediate class. After several months studying General English, he went travelling round Australia in his van, with friends he had met at Lexis. He traveled down the East Coast, into the outback and finally to Sydney, before returning to Byron. He is now knuckling down to study for his Cambridge Advanced Qualification. Tito has become part of the furniture here at Lexis Byron Bay; you will often find him waxing his surfboard, skulking around reception looking for Tim Tams or involved in a heated table tennis match. Tito is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have at school, he is loved by fellow students and teachers alike.

I decided to interview Tito to find out a bit more about his experience here.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

I chose Byron because I didn’t want to live in a big town with all the hustle and bustle – I wanted to live in a small town – here with the waves I can find peace, enjoying the sunny weather and the fresh sea air. I think I would to define Byron Bay as an open minded and multi-cultural place.

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

I was a little bit rusty in everything concerning grammar – for this reason it was essential to go on a formal English course. Being here for 6 months, using the language has become natural – I think it is a process which takes time, but you can really see your improvements by being fully immersed in a situation where the use of this language is required.

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I have been enrolled in upper intermediate and then advanced, where I had the opportunity to meet the amazing teachers Claudia and Josie – Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable teacher and I liked her way of explaining a lot of grammar rules which before were difficult for me to understand. Whereas Josie is the most motivating teacher that I have ever had and it’s a great pleasure to learn such a challenging syllabus with a teacher who makes it seem so easy and enjoyable.

What is it like living in our onsite Accommodation?

It’s an extremely comfortable and familiar place to live – there is a very sociable environment, it is very easy to make friends and as soon as you arrive you become part of the onsite family. It is always possible to go out of your room and hang around in the common area, seeing all of your friends. Since my arrival I’ve met a lot of gregarious people with whom I have organised many dinners, for example the Easter Sunday dinner where almost all the residents (50 people) cooked delicious dishes to share in a friendly and pleasant environment. Many students from around the world made different dishes from their home countries. I made a pizza from scratch, inspired by my Swiss Italian heritage – so tasty.

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What is your favourite activity that we run here?

The most attractive activity is undoubtedly the table tennis tournament, where only the student with the best skills can win the title and of course the beer. It is always full of cheering crowds, the competition gets very heated. Romain is better than me, so he usually wins, but I win second place, which is also an impressive accolade. Don’t worry if you think you are not going to win, we will still share the beer with you!

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

Most days I enjoy spending my time at the beach, surfing, sunbathing and playing beach games such as Frisbee and Volleyball. It is wonderful to live and study right on the beach. I will never forget the time when a dolphin passed right under my surfboard, what a breathtaking moment! I often see dolphins when surfing, during the Summer it is as common as seeing bushturkeys. You also can’t leave Byron without experiencing the nightlife of this delightful town; Sticky Wicket, Lala land, The Rails and of course Cheeky Monkey’s are all lovely pubs/clubs where you can meet local people and share drinks and great discussions with your friends. A warning though: Do not abuse alcohol; otherwise you will pay the consequences the next day at school!

 

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March in Photos!!

Another great month of activities here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Our Cambridge students finished their exams so we had an End of Cambridge Party to celebrate and wish them farewell!

The students enjoyed sushi and a game of soccer in the sun!

We then welcomed our new Cambridge Students with our Cambridge Welcome BBQ!

With another BBQ the following week to celebrate the End of Course!

We had our weekly Coffee Lounges where we enjoyed games of Uno and Jenga (with questions!) accompanied with coffee and tim tams!

Bruno won our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

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Who will be April’s champion?!

Lots of you enjoyed surf lessons with Let’s Go Surfing, including the Lexis special 1 hour lesson for first timers!

Olmo came in to teach us some Slacklining skills!

 

We had a Friday afternoon Wine Tasting session, where the students sampled 6 different wines, naming the Sia Moscato as our favourite!

 

We made our own delicious Sushi for our cooking activity!

 

The students got creative with Boomerang Painting!

 

We welcomed 32 New Starters!

And sadly said farewell to 84 Graduates!

Looking forward to another fun-filled month in April 🙂

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.