New Starters! 21 January

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

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Rebecca is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys playing floorball, and snowboarding in the winter. She has been working as a painter for the past 3 years and will return to this job after her 6 months in Australia. After her 3 weeks of studying with us she will will work on a farm then travel around Australia!

Patrizia is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She grew up on a farm and her hobbies include helping out on the farm, dancing and reading. She has also worked as a painter for the past 3 years, with Rebecca. They are here to improve their English ready for their farm work and travels in Australia!

Laura is from Spain. She loves live music and walking on the beach with her dog. She works as a marketing manager for a winery. During the summer they have lots of tourists come to visit the winery and part of her job is to lead tours for them; this is one of the main reasons she is here with us to improve her English!

Francesca is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. After completing her studies to become a secretary she traveled around Germany for 6 months, learning German along the way. She now wants to improve her English, and chose Australia as it is so different to Switzerland and she wants to learn about another culture.

Ainhoa is from the Canary Islands, Spain. She loves listening to music, learning English, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. She has a Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources, and has just finished her Masters in Human Resources. She wants to improve her English as she is hoping to find a job in a big company that allows her to travel around the world for work.

Laia is from Barcelona, Spain. Her hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, tennis and traveling. She works in the laboratory of microbiology in a children’s hospital; a job that she loves. She wants to study in Australia because she loves it here and is looking forward to be able to surf lots as well as improving and using her English.

Giulia is from Germany. She loves natures and being outdoors. She has worked for the same sports shop in Luzern for 15 years. She is here with us for the next 4 weeks improving her English so she can then use it on her travels!

Abdallah is from France. He enjoys running, trekking and swimming. He has a wife and two sons; one is a psychologist and the other is a pilot for Cathay Pacific. He is now retired but used to be the director of a moving company and also a personal trainer in the navy. He loves visiting new countries and wants to improve his English as he sometimes has difficulty talking with people.

Isabell is from Germany. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike in the mountains, cooking and meeting up with friends. She is wanting to learn English as it will be important for future work and travels!

 

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! 14 January

Welcome to our fourteen new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Welcome to our 14 General English students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

 

Gilles is 24 and comes from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include snowboarding. He loves to travel with big groups of people and Australia is one of his favourite places! He would like to study here in Australia so he is here to improve his English in order to do so.

Winnie joins us this week from Germany. After travelling for the last three years she has decided to move here permanently and wants to improve her English to do so. She is a passionate musician – playing both piano and guitar. She loves to hold regular jam sessions and believes that happiness is only real when shared with others 🙂 She also enjoys yoga, photography and sunrise at Tallows beach.

Ana joins us from Spain. She came to Australia to improve her English and travel around the world. She loves playing tennis, watching TV and really wants to learn how to surf! She has a degree in Law but works in something totally different – she has her own clothing brand with an online shop. She loves her job! She came to Byron specifically for the way of life and perfect weather.

Jerome is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. He is 23 years old and loves skiing, skating, travelling, dancing and chilling with his friends. Music is very important to him and he plays guitar! His favourite bands are The Doors and the Rolling Stones. His job back home is outdoors which means he cannot work there December – May, due to all the snow. He is here in Australia now until May. He hopes to travel around Australia with his girlfriend, before returning home. He loves Byron as it’s a great place to meet new people from all over the world 🙂

Vadim Thomas joins us from Belgium. He lives in Brussles! He has many interests but his main ones are swimming, going to the gym and photography. He is here to improve his English so he can study Business in Milan and also so he can speak with people from all over the world!

Lucas joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include reading, cooking and working on his PC! He left his job in mechanical engineering to come to Australia for a break and to refresh his English.

Daniel comes from Spain. He loves reading and plays many sports including running, swimming and chess. He loves science and studied Biotechnology at Uni. After a year working in this field, he decided to leave his job, in search of new adventures! He is here in Byron to meet new people, experience new culture and of course, learn English.

Daniel (or Danny) comes from Spain. He is a big lover of sports, particularly all water sports. He loves surfing and kite-surfing. Back home, he enjoyed playing football and hiking. He is here to learn English to help with future employment. He chose to study in Australia to experience our different culture and because he loves it here!

Eloha joins us from France. She is here to study English and surf! She would love to travel around the world. She is still currently in High School back home. She is not yet sure what she would like to study in the future, but just knows she wants more travel! 🙂 She is here because she wants to improve her English to help with her future travels and because she loves Australia.

Ana is from Barcelona in Spain. Travelling is her passion and she works as a flight attendant for a small airline in Spain. She loves all sports, both indoor and outdoor and loves the sea! Scuba diving is her favourite hobbie. Three years ago, when in Thailand, she got her licence to teach scuba diving! She also loves surfing, skating and mountain climbing. She came to Australia to learn English, do yoga and surf 🙂

Alessandro is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Since finishing school two years ago, he has been saving hard to travel! He chose to study here at Lexis as he loves nature and Aussie people 🙂

Tanja is 21 years old and joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are skiing, snowboarding, going to the gym and having lots of fun with her friends! She worked as a hairstylist for five years but is ready for something new now. She is studying English because she loves the language and wants to travel! She also thinks she will need to have English for future jobs.

Corsin Andri also joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland! He is 22 years young 🙂 He enjoys all winter sports back home in Switzerland but has had to take time off this season, due to a knee operation. He wanted to study English here in Australia as he knows it will be a cool experience! After his time in Lexis, he is going to continue his travels in New Zeland.

Ana is from Spain. She joins us after studying at Lexis in Perth. She also spent some time living in South Australia and is looking for new experiences here in Byron Bay. Welcome to New South Wales, Ana! 🙂

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.

Sausage Sizzle! 7 January

On Monday we had a Sausage Sizzle to welcome all our new students! It was held in front of school during the lunch break so all of our students could come along and get to know one another.

Whilst it was the first cloudy day we’ve had in a while it was still lovely and warm so the students were able to enjoy their free lunch outside on the grass.

My trusty assistant, student Eric, jumped in to help as the queue for sausages continued to get larger. Within the hour we got everyone fed and back in their classes with full bellies!

 

 

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! 7 January

Welcome to our 33 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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From Korea we have Jungho.

From Switzerland we have Tamara, Natalie, Luisa, Samira, Sarah, Kathrin, Jan, Mathilde, Julie, Samira, Sina, Nicolas, Amelie, Luca, Kevin, Max, Daniel, Silas, Elvira, Sabrina, Vanessa, Marina and Duncan.

From France we have Luka.

From Chile we have Matias.

From Spain we have Noelia, Victor and Enrique.

From Japan we have Yuri. 

From the Netherlands we have Sanne.

From Brazil we have Rejane and Ana.

 

It’s wonderful to welcome you all to the Lexis family! We hope you all enjoy your studies and time in Byron Bay!

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 – Paul’s CAE class! 31 December

This week we welcome some new and existing students to our Cambridge Courses here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Joining Paul’s CAE class we have: (left to right) Teacher Paul, Jessica, Sonja, Laura, Davide, Pirmin, Larissa, Rachel, Nuria and Helene. (Vanesa, Maria and Jeremy missing from photo).

Next week they will be joined by Diana, Dorothea and Ana.

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It’s great to have you all here with us!

 

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 – Kathleen’s FCE class! 31 December

This week we welcome some new and existing students to our Cambridge Courses here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Joining Kathleen’s FCE class we have: (left to right) Carme, Christian, Teacher Kathleen, Estelle, Tania, Tamara, Jessy, Ana, Raphael, Lara and Andres.

Next week they will be joined by Sabrina, Vanessa, Nora and Giorgia.

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To practice their speaking, listening and writing, as well as get to know each other better, they were put in pairs and had to write about their partner. From this we can now learn a little bit about each of them…

 

Carme

I’d like to present Carme, who is named after her mother. Carme comes from Catalonia where she loves the good food and weather, and the different cultures. Carme used to work as a Personal Assistant but she found this boring so she changed her job. Now, she has her own business organising sporting events. (written by Andreas)

 

Andreas

I’ve been talking for a few moments with Andreas who is one of my classmates, from Switzerland. He recommended me to visit there because it is a beautiful country with big mountains and you can enjoy walking around. Andreas was working as a computer machinist but decided to go abroad to improve his English. He chose Byron Bay because it’s very similar to his town. (written by Carme)

 

Raphael

Today I will introduce my new friend Raphael. He is from Switzerland, like me, but in the German part. Next year, he is going to study Facility Management and has to move from Lucerne. It’s very cool because he also likes surfing and going to the beach! (written by Lara)

 

Lara

I’d like to introduce Lara! She is 19 years old and she comes from Switzerland. She likes to spend time with friends and to go cross-country skiing. She’s finished her studies and has to think about what path to choose so she jumped to Australia – like a kangaroo – in order to learn English and decide what to do in her future. (written by Raphael)

 

Christian

Please say hello to Christian who is from a town near Milan in Italy. In his country, he studied cooking and now works as a chef. He’s studying the FCE because he wants to improve his English for the future. In his free time, he likes doing sport or going to the beach. (written by Tania)

 

Tania

Tania is from a small boring town next to Barcelona – she doesn’t enjoy living there L. Like her sister, she wants to study journalism. Her passion is to travel and she also loves the ocean, which is why she likes to spend her free time on the beach or learning to surf. If she were an animal, Tania would be a fish or bird. (written by Christian)

 

Jessy

I’d like to present to you Jessy, from the French part of Switzerland. She is 19 years old and she needs the FCE for her studies next year. In her free time, Jessy loves to hang out with her friends at the beach. At the end of her time in Australia, she wants to be a good surfer. (written by Ana)

 

Ana

I would like to introduce Ana who is 26 years old and comes from Spain. She’s named after her aunt. Ana works in Madrid in Human Resources. In her free time, she likes to chill out with her friends and drink beer … and she likes photography as well. Ana is doing the FCE because she thinks it’s important for her career and life in general. (written by Jessy)

 

Tamara

Today, I met a new student – Tamara – who is named after a professional skier from a long time ago. In her home country, Switzerland, she lives in a small village, which she likes because it’s calm. Tamara would like to excel at surfing and I think she’s chosen the best place to learn! (written by Stella)

 

Stella

I’d like to present Stella, from the French part of Switzerland. She is 20 years old and has already travelled a lot. In Switzerland, she works in a real estate agency. Now, she is here to improve her English because she needs it for her work, and for herself. She loves surfing and the vibe of Byron Bay. (written by Tamara)

 

 

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 – Josie’s CAE class! 31 December

This week we welcome some new and existing students to our Cambridge Courses here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Joining Josie’s CAE class we have: (left to right) Elsa, Teacher Josie, Eric, Sven, Louise, Daniel, Paulo, Maite, Andrea and Elisa. 

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To practice their speaking, listening and writing, as well as get to know each other better, they were put in pairs and had to write about their partner. From this we can now learn a little bit about each of them…

Maite is from Ibiza, Spain and she is in Byron Bay to learn English and travel. She has been studying English at Lexis for about 2 months. She is working to save money for traveling. She thinks that learning English allows her to talk and to know people better. She loves to experience new things and for her material things don’t bring happiness.

 

Sven arrived a few days ago. He’s a guy from Switzerland. He lives in Bern, the capital city, in a small village called Schmitten. He has been studying English for 7 years. Sven lives a a healthy life. Once a week he does crossfit, goes to the gym or plays tennis. He is the kind of person who is shy in meeting new people, but then he’s going to be open minded. His perfect day in Australia: going to school in the morning, after that he would go to the beach with friends. In the evening he would go out to eat a burger with some beers. After that he would go to the beach and enjoy the time.

 

Elisa lives in Geneva in Switzerland. Her mother language is French. Before arriving here 3 months ago she was in high school. She really likes meeting people and learning about them, listening to their stories, learning their way of thinking. She hates repetitive things and that’s why she thinks it is really important to have a job she likes with new things all the time. Elisa used to do contemporary modern lessons in Switzerland. She also loves skiing (as every real Swiss person!) and hanging with friends.

 

Eric is from Spain and he can speak Catalan, English and French. He is the kind of person who you can trust and who helps others. This reliable person has also a very optimistic mind. This way of thinking can reassure who don’t see hope where there is. For example, when there is a problem, he will do his best ti find a good solution. Greece is his favorite country because of the historical monuments and the sympathetic people. The last thing I would say is that he doesn’t want to be famous in a superficial way but for what he is, his actions and his virtue.

 

Daniel wants to be a high school teacher back in his home country Switzerland. For that he needs the Cambridge Advanced Certificate. But that’s not the only one reason; he likes to travel and wants to have the opportunity to fluidly talk with all kinds of people and cultures around the world. On his bucket list Thailand and other Asian countries stay at the top. So Daniel is an open minded person and likes to get to know new people. Here in Australia he will use the chance and will live his perfect days with them. Part of these are to enjoy the beaches, make sports and go out in the evening.

 

Andrea is from the Czech Republic and has already arrived a couple of months ago. She loves the nature, listening to music, traveling and napping. She is open to meet new people but she is not a big fan of small talk. Lately she has been travelling a lot and has not been home for a long time. Her ideal destination for a future holiday would be the Tonga Islands, where she would love to scuba dive.

 

Louise come from Switzerland, from Bern, where she is very happy to live in. Although she loves Australia after only 3 days and considers it as a memorable place! She loves taking naps and she would spend her ideal day with friends chilling, sharing drinks and have a good laugh on the beach. She wants to learn to surf and visit America.

 

Paulo is from Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, and he is 31 years old. He came to Australia almost three weeks ago with his fiancee. They came to the Kangaroo Island to travel around the country and to improve their English. To keep fit Paulo does crossfit and sometimes he challenge himself doing skydiving, scuba diving or even bungy jumping. A perfect day for him would start doing some sport, having a good lunch and glass of wine in a restaurant on the beach and finishing the day at a sunset party, which seems to fit perfectly at Byron Bay. He pictures himself in five years working at the same job as a Government consultant and raising a couple of kids.

 

Elsa is a beautiful Switzerland girl and so sweet. She was working and studying at the same time as being an interior decorator. She came to Australia to visit and learn English for her studies, but now she change her mind and she wants to be a skiing teacher. As an adventurous girl she wants to go to India and South America. At the moment she speaks almost three languages: French, English, a bit of Catalan and also a bit of German.., but she wants to learn Spanish and improve her Catalan and German. She loves music and it helps her to be more confident and share herself with people and also find herself.

 

 

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.