When chatting to our Lexis Students, we are always finding out some really interesting stories….take Karen for example!
Where in Switzerland are you from?
Close to Zurich
What is your occupation there?
I am a Physical Education Teacher for Secondary school (ages 12-16 years), and I also train recruits at a Police Academy.
Which Lexis English course are you studying?
English and Surfing for 1 month
Are you enjoying surfing?
Yes, I really like the surfing lessons. My instructor is so helpful, and makes me feel safe in the ocean.
What do you think about the local beaches?
I like that there are two different beaches here – Main beach, which is more protected and Sunshine Beach, which is rougher. I really like that both beaches are connected by the National park, the walk is beautiful. The beach amenities are great as well; you can take a shower and even drink the tap water.
Which class are you in?
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Have you made a lot of friends at Lexis?
Yes, we are all a close group and there is a good Nationality mix in my class.
Are you living with a host family?
Yes, I live with my hostfamily in Noosaville near the river. I am totally happy with my family and living with a hostfamily has helped with my English conversation.
Have you enjoyed your study and lifestyle in Noosa?
Just yesterday I said to my friend I could live here forever!
Where will you go from here – any travel plans?
I will go on a sailing trip to Airlie Beach and then to Cape Tribulation
What do you hope to achieve from your Lexis English course?
A wider range of job opportunities. I hope to become a Secondary English Teacher one day, and studying English and the experience of living in an English Speaking Country will help me achieve my goal.