Hiroshima Juniors final Coffee Club! (and announcement of Scavenger Hunt winner) -March 29th

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Today we had our final Coffee Club for our Hiroshima Juniors group! We had our usual favourites – delicious coffees and TimTams, as well as a very fun game of Uno. We all chatted about what everyone did yesterday evening and took the time to reflect on their two-week trip so far. Everyone agreed that they would like more time here at Lexis Byron Bay as they are enjoying it so much!

We also announced the winner of our recent Scavenger Hunt photography challenge – it was the amazing group Yoga shot, taken by Kanon. Well done Kanon!Β πŸ˜€ See her winning shot below and her accepting her prize – TimTams! πŸ˜€

 

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.

Aussie Food Tasting! February 8th

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Last Friday, we kicked off the weekend here at Lexis with some Aussie Food Tasting!Β We had a separate tasting for both our morning and evening students, at 11.30am in the student lounge and 2pm in room 2, meaning LOTS of food for everyone! πŸ™‚

We had a range of delicious (and some not so delicious…!) foods to try:

  • Fairy Bread (white bread with margarine/butter and sprinkles)
  • Musk Sticks (pink semi-soft sweet stick with floral, musk flavours)
  • Allen’s Red Frogs (chewy jelly treats)
  • Macadamia Nuts (found in both New South Wales & Queensland)
  • Anzac Biscuits (oat biscuits)
  • Vegemite (yeast extract spread, popular with toast!)
  • Mini meat pies (pastry pies filled with meat, gravy, onion, mushrooms & cheese)
  • Sausage Roll (savoury pastry snack & popular party food)
  • Caramello Koala (chocolate bar filled with caramel)
  • Tim Tams (I think we all know what these are!! πŸ˜€ )
  • Lamingtons (a small sponge cake square coated in chocolate and coconut)

 

 

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This is what tasting Vegemite for the first time looks like!!

 

Some shots from both our morning and afternoon tasting πŸ™‚

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Aussie food tasting was lots of fun! All of the food was finished….. except for the Vegemite! πŸ˜€

 

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! January 29th

Last week, we had our last coffee club for the month of January! We gathered as usual outside the student lounge, sittingΒ  under shade from the hot sun. We all sipped coffees/teas and chatted about life in Byron. For some of the group, it was their final week (we will miss you guys!) so we chatted about their highlights of studying in Lexis and living in Byron Bay. (There were many! πŸ™‚ )

We also got into a serious game of Jenga! This one is extra fun for our Lexis students as each block has an English question attached to it – perfect for getting to know everyone better πŸ™‚

 

The moment it all came tumbling down… (Sorry Nicol!!! πŸ˜€ )

 

Coffee Club happens outside the student loungeΒ every Monday at 11.30am AND every Tuesday at 2pm. Come and join us to chat with new friends and of course, for coffee and Tim Tams! πŸ™‚

 

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.

 

Morning Coffee Club! 4 December

This morning, we had our first coffee club of not only a new month, but a new season! Summer is finally here! πŸ™‚ It’s a bit cloudy here in Byron today but still beautifully warm, with a soft breeze blowing to keep us cool while we sipped our coffees and played………Jenga!

It was Tassia’s first time to play Jenga so she was super excited! πŸ™‚

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Look at that concentration…

And then it was all over!

We are here for Coffee Club EVERY TUESDAY (11.30am for the afternoon students & 2pm for the morning students)Β so be sure to join us for some fun chat, games, coffees and Tim Tams! πŸ™‚

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! 9 October

Summer is definitely on it’s way here in Byron Bay! It was a beautifully warm day so we enjoyed today’s Coffee Club in the sunshine <3

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The Tim Tams had to be eaten very quickly as they were melting in the heat, but luckily the students were happy to help out!

We were all amazed that Sacha has been in Australia one month and this is the first time he’s had Tim Tams?! He now loves them almost as much as the other students and said he’ll be coming back to Coffee Club again next week πŸ™‚

We had lots of fun playing Jenga with questions, until Sacha knocked the tower over and had to do 10 push ups!

 

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.

Coffee Club! 25 September

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

Coffee Club is every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm πŸ™‚ 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.

Coffee Club! 18 September

Today at Coffee Club we played Jenga with questions!

Each block has a question for the player to answer before placing it back on top of the tower. It’s a great way of learning new and interesting things about eachother!

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.

Coffee Club! 4 September

It was a rainy day here in Byron, making Coffee Club the perfect activity!

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We all warmed up with some coffees accompanied with Tim Tams.

It was great to see lots of our new students there getting to know eachother!

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, some of our students were making a cake with the lovely Mary to celebrate her birthday!

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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.

 

Aussie Food Tasting! 3 August

Today’s activity was Aussie Food Tasting!

The students were able to try Aussie favourites: Vegemite, Lamingtons, Tim Tams, Macadamia nuts, Allens red frogs, Musk sticks, Caramello koalas, Anzac biscuits and Fairy bread!

Nobody was a fan of Vegemite! It’s always great to see people’s reactions when they try it for the first time!!

The clear favourite was Tim Tams, which all the students were already very familiar with!

There were some the students hadn’t heard of, like musk sticks, but they were happy to give everything a try!

To accompany their snacks we had a selection of Kirks soft drinks (Creaming soda, Lemon and Pasito flavours) and Milo (chocolate and malt powder mixed with milk), both popular here in Australia!

 

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.

Coffee Clubs – July!

Throughout July we continue to have Coffee Club every Tuesday, affectionately known as Tim Tam club to many!

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Join me in the student lounge for coffees, Tim Tams and games!

Everyone’s favourite is Uno, but there’s always other options for the students to chose!

It’s lots of fun and a great way to meet other students!

Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

 

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! 19 June

Yesterday at Coffee Club we played Heads Up!

Heads Up is a great app you can download on your phone, where you have to guess the word showing on the screen (which you hold up to your forehead) from clues being given to you!

There’s lots of different categories, including accents, animals, act it out (where you can’t speak!) and just for kids (which was our favourite)!

We had lots of fun working as a team to describe and act out the words to eachother!

 

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! 5 June

Tuesday was a little chilly here today in Byron, but perfect weather for a nice warm coffee!

Keigo and Asana chose to have their mochas soup style!

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Β We had great fun playing Coffee Club favourite, Uno, out of the cold!!

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! 22 May

Today we played one of our Coffee Club favourites while we enjoyed our lattes and Tim Tams!

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UNO!

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Coffee Club! 15 May

It’s so lovely to be back at Lexis Byron after a little trip back to the UK! I feel extremely lucky to have a job that I can look forward to coming back to, this is all thanks to the wonderful staff and students I get to spend my days with πŸ™‚

Today at Coffee Club Judit, one of our Spanish students, shared two games with us.

I won’t go into details as it involves everyone having to work something out, and we can hopefully play it again one day with some new students! Let’s just say lots of fun was had, especially when most of the group had figured out the pattern!!

Join me next week for more games, coffee and Tim Tams!!

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.

 

 

Coffee Club! April

We continue to have our weekly Coffee Clubs!

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Join me for coffees (cappuccino, latte, chocolate brownie are just some on offer!), Tim Tams and games!

The past few of weeks we’ve played Uno, President and Jenga with questions!

Always an enjoyable afternoon πŸ™‚

 

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!

We continue to have our weekly Coffee Club!

Every Tuesday (occasionally Wednesdays, check the activity schedule!) join me for Coffee (Latte, Cappuccinos, Mochas!), Tim Tams and games!

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Uno always proves to be the most popular but we’ll be trying some new games in the coming months! Suggestions welcome πŸ™‚

 

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.

Coffee Club! 16th January

Today at Coffee Club we played President (known by the students as asshole!)

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Many countries have their own variations, but you can find the general rules here:Β https://www.pagat.com/climbing/president.html

We played the German version as it was Dano who first explained the game!

The game was of course accompanied by Tim Tams and Coffee!

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.

Christmas Coffee Club! 19 December

Today we had a festive themed Coffee Club!

As well as the students favourite Australian sweet, Tim Tams, we also had some delicious mince pies with our coffees!

We played a Christmas themed game of ‘Who/What Am I?!

We each had a Christmas object or person stuck to our head and took it in turns to each ask a question about who/what we were that could only be answered with a yes or no!

Some were quite quick to guess but others took quite a lot of questions and clues!

It was a really fun and festive afternoon; thank you to all the students who shared it with me!

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! 5th September

It was great to have lots of our new students come along for Coffee Club today!

For a lot of them it was the first time they tried the popular Australian chocolate treat Tim Tams; the feedback was of course positive!

We played Uno and then Jenga with questions! This is always a good game for getting to know each other as each block has a different question on that the students have to read out and answer!

I left them all planning their night out to Cheeky Monkeys! Have fun guys, I hope class isn’t too much of a struggle for you tomorrow!

 

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.

Coffee Club! 23rd August

At today’s Coffee Club the two Gustavo’s from Brazil taught us how to play Truco; a card game that is popular in Brazil and Spain!

I still don’t understand the rules well enough to explain, but me and Richard were the winners!

As it is such a beautiful winters day everyone then headed off to the beach… not before finishing all the Tim Tams of course!!

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 Lounge! 15th August

It was just myself, Maya and Munae at Coffee Lounge today as everyone else had gone surfing!!

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This meant plenty of Tim Tams for each of us!!

We played a game of Uno which I quickly won, but Maya and Munae continued for what seemed to be a never ending game! They each kept getting down to their last card before then having to pick up multiple cards, numerous times! Munae eventually won second place and they then headed off to join their friends at the beach!

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 Lounge!! 18th July

We’ve been enjoying some beautifully warm and sunny winter days here in Byron Bay!

Today we sat in the sun for Tim Tams, Jenga and Scattergories!!

Whilst us girls enjoyed our chocolates and chats the boys had fun practicing their soccer skills!

We’re all looking forward to this glorious weather continuing!

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 Lounges – May!

Throughout May we’ve continued to have our weekly Coffee Lounges!

I’d really like to think the students just come to spend time with me, playing games and having conversations, but I have a sneaky suspicion Tim Tams and doughnutsΒ may have something to do with it……….

We’ve played games including President,

Jenga with Questions,

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