Vincent from Berlin studied both Cambridge English FCE and CAE with us. He also did volunteer work with the surf life savers and loved every minute of his time in Noosa. Vincent is now traveling around Australia before heading back to Berlin.
Lexis Noosa Teacher, Kerri recently received this nice message from her past student Lisa!
I just wanted to say thank you for your brilliant teaching again. I finally got my CAE test results and I passed!!! So I had to think back to my lovely and amazing time in Noosa last fall… Hope all’s good on the other side of the world.
It’s always wonderful when past students contact us and speak about their experiences and to see what they are up to after they have finished their English studies. Paulo recently contacted Becky (Director of Studies)….read how well he is doing!
“Hi Becky! How are you doing? It’s been quite a long time since I left Noosa, I don’t know if you still remember me hehehhe! I stayed there for 1 year, from July 2011 to July 2012, I gave some troubles to you =) … Now I’m back to Brazil, back to uni, and, thanks to the English which I learnt with you guys, many law firms are requiring me for an internship, I’m extremely happy!!! So, thanks a lot!!!=) .Thanks for everything Becky, a big hug for you, Merilyn, and all staff. You were so kind with me that there is not even one day I don’t remember my days in Noosa.. XOXO “
Thanks Paulo – it’s great to hear from you and good luck
After being at Lexis for six years, Teacher Deborah Glover has retired today. The students and teachers will miss her very much and we wish her all the best in her new ventures!
On another note; Teacher Phil had a lovely surprise today when Jose came back to Noosa to say hello. Jose was one of our very first Brazilian students back in 2004. Jose was delighted that Phil was still teaching with us and told us that he arrived with no English and ‘Phil taught him with patience and laughter and he is so grateful’. He and wife Wilma came for the Australian Open in Melbourne but had to come all the way to Noosa to remember the wonderful times he had here!
My name is Sophie and I’m from Switzerland. I spent 6 months at Lexis English school, where it was really nice. Then I started to travel around Australia by Grey Hound and started at the east coast. The most memorable places where Fraser Island for three days and two nights and Magnetic Island near Townsville, where I worked for 3 weeks as a dish washer for free accommodation and free meals. Then I booked a car relocation with a friend that I met at Magnetic Island from Carnes to Darwin.
My Next stop was 3 weeks in Darwin and I finally took a relocation again from Darwin to Broome with the same friend.
To finish my travel I went to Melbourne, the great Ocean Road and Sydney. I’m back in Noosa now for a couple of days and it’s amazing to remember everything I’ve done and every great person I met.
I’ve already started to look for a job during my trip for when I return home and already have 3 interviews!
I hope this will help the readers and don’t be afraid to start your trip alone! You will never be!
Victoria was an IELTS student at Lexis Noosa and this is what she had to say about her time with us:
I am very thankful to my teacher because I have very interesting and helpful lessons. Apart from the work in the classroom, we had two excursions to the Cheese Making Factory and a Woodwork Museum, after which I had some tasks to do.
There are a lot of shops, supermarkets and cafes near the school. The Main Beach is not far from the school as well.
I had a fabulous homestay family. They were very helpful, funny and interesting host parents who became more than a host family. Now they are like a real family to me. I was really happy to stay with such a wonderful family.
Lexis is a remarkable school which is neither too big nor too small. There are beautiful classrooms and free internet as well. Also, the people are very polite, helpful and open-hearted here. I was able to meet a lot of students from all over the world to communicate with them and make very good friends.
It was the last day of school for our latest Cambridge classes and what better way to celebrate than student night at KBs Noosa! It has been their local party venue for the last 3 months and last night it was time to say their final goodbye. Student night will be very quiet without you guys… you certainly know how to party hard! Enjoy your time travelling around Australia and think of us next Thursday when you are partying in another town.
Patrick works next door to Lexis Noosa and has adopted the name of ‘the best coffee guy in Noosa’ by our students!
During the day he brews the students the best coffee, and at night he dances the night away with them. He is popular with all the students and went to visit a few recently in Switzerland. Jenny and Flavia were Lexis Noosa students at the end of 2010. He showed them the sights of Noosa and now they have returned the favour in Switzerland!
Lexis Noosa students Joonho from Korea and Melissa from Switzerland met at school eight months ago.
They took a liking to each other and in a short space of time their friendship quickly grew into love. When it was time for Melissa to complete her course and travel around Australia, she did so with much dismay as she did not want to leave her gorgeous man behind. Joonho encouraged Melissa to experience Australia and assured her that he would be right here waiting upon her return. It didn’t take Melissa long before she made the choice to return to Noosa to be with Joonho. They both had their hesitations about being together as they are both from different countries. However they made the choice to let their love flourish and take a chance to see where life as a couple will take them. The first step taken was Joonho leading Melissa to Noosa Main Beach at the front of Bistro C where her proposed in the moonlight. She gladly accepted and they celebrated with a holiday in Western Australia before Melissa returned back to Switzerland. Stay tuned for the next chapter of this beautiful Lexis love…
It was a surprise today to see former student Misato Kamei at the Noosa school.
Misato visited the school to inform her teacher Anjali and the Director of Studies Becky that because of the English course she completed at Lexis English Noosa, she has now secured an administrative assistant position at Inpex. Inpex is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company ranked in the top 100 global energy companies. She is very happy at her new position and was very thankful to have been given such a great opportunity because of Lexis English. Congratulations Misato… we are so proud of you! And thanks to our friendly and intelligent teachers who make dreams come true…
Today we were fortunate to receive a visit from former Lexis English Noosa students Flurina and Priska.
They both began a FCE course in September 2011 and formed a great friendship almost immediately. They studied hard and partied hard for the three months they were in Noosa. After completing their course they decided to travel together to Northern Queensland and have now made their way back to Noosa. They will travel South and also to the Northern Territory from tomorrow. They said their experience in Australia has been amazing and they are looking forward to the next leg of their journey. Have fun ladies… we know you always do!
Cristian Popescu was a home school student of Lexis English in 2008. He loved it so much that he sent his daughter to study the CAE course at the Noosa Campus in 2010! Now he is back for a visit and has even booked a weekend away with the new Lexis English Explore department specialising in student experiences including travel, activities and nightlife. Have fun in Fraser Island Cristian and thanks for visiting us again!
Global Village English Centres Australia have rebranded today as Lexis English!
Thank you to everyone for your support as we’ve moved through the rebranding process. We’re very excited to be up and running now as Lexis! If you have any questions at all about the new brand, please ask Becky and she will be pleased to discuss it with you.
We are pleased to announce that, from 1st September 2011, Global Village’s schools in Australia will be known Lexis | English.
This exciting new brand has been created to highlight the dynamism and energy of our schools, their unique locations and the high quality tuition, facilities and lifestyle that you enrolled for at Global Village.
You may have already seen our new logo, website, brochure, blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, which we feel reflect your student experience more closely, but other than our name and branding, nothing else has changed.
Our school are still owned, managed and operated by the same caring and supportive teams of academic and administrative staff, who continue to work hard to ensure a smooth transition from GV to Lexis | English.
We hope that you will feel as excited as we do about our new look and feel and that you will take a few moments to join the growing Lexis | English online community via the links below.
Should you have any questions about our new name and what this means for you, please do not hesitate to speak to Becky Cantor, your Director of Studies, who will be happy to tell you more about Lexis | English.
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Stay in touch with classmates and check out some great photos (we’re always looking for more, by the way!)
Today was a big day at Global Village, there were parties being held by classes as they farewelled classmates who are moving on to travel or return home.
Daichi pictured below was loved by his classmates and will be surely missed by his teachers and peers.
Today is also the party for Laura from Switzerland who will be turning 18 over the weekend. Happy Birthday Laura from all the staff and students at Global Village Noosa. We hope you really enjoy your party and weekend.
Currently we have two couples that have come to beautiful Noosa to study English together. They are wanting to improve their opportunities in life and to enjoy learning at such a great place. In actual fact both couples are from Brazil.
If you are thinking about studying English and meeting new people from around the world then GV Noosa is the place to be!
Just like Chantal, Evelyn and Mariana, you will meet and make life long friends from all around the world at GV Noosa. These lovely ladies attended the college three years ago and decided this year to meet up and travel to England for a reunion. They sent us a postcard to say hello and that they are having a great time talking about their experiences in Noosa!
Brazilian student Ananda Assmar Oliveira studied at GV Noosa for over 1 year. At the end of last year many of her friends left the college and she stayed on to finish her BEC course. Today it was her time to go.
Ananda participated in most activities and always put her best effort into her studies. She was a familiar face around the school and no short of friends. Last night over 100 students gathered at a local party to wish Ananda a safe trip home.
Today she visited the school to express her final farewell to what she has known as home for the past year, GV Noosa.
“Just now I realise how hard it is to say goodbye! When I decided to come to Australia to learn English, I had no idea how important it would mean to my life. Living in Noosa and studying at GV made me realise the true meaning of learning English. Learning English helped me not just in my professional life but in my personal life too. Learning English I could make lovely friends, learn new cultures, understand the world better and admire its differences.
I would like to say thank you for everybody who was part of my learning process, my homestay who helped me when I could say nothing, my teacher’s Phil and Tim and the others from the optional classes, the GV management, to my lovely friend Nadia who always helps us with everything and to all my friends from Noosa!
I had a really wonderful time here in Australia and I owe it all to you guys! I hope to see you again in some part of the world!
WE WILL MISS YOU! TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK!
While teacher Shannon is clowning around these holidays, she wants to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Shannon, there is no doubt that you are extremely talented and we all wish you a wonderful time with your Mother and family at Christmas. We will miss you in person at the Friday concert, lucky we have a video of you to compensate.
There were cheers and tears as we said goodbye to our Cambridge exam classes today; CPE, 3 CAE, 3 FCE, PET and BEC Vantage
It was fantastic to have such a wonderful group of students studying Cambridge this round. Good luck with your exams and keep in touch with your GV Noosa family through our facebook and blog.
If you haven’t joined our Facebook page yet, now is the time…
How else would you know which of your embarrassing Tribal Night photos Nadia has put up….
If you are on Facebook then don’t forget to join our GV Noosa group!
Click on the Facebook button now and join our GV Noosa group. Post photos of your memories in Noosa and Australia for past and present students to see and keep in touch with the students you did meet while you were here. You can also leave comments and tips for future students who will be joining us at GV Noosa and let them know how great it is!
Global Village’s newest school in Australia, GV Perth, will open next week
GV Perth Beach is located at Scarborough Beach, about 15 minutes from the city centre and 2 minutes from the sand!
It is not often that a Father and Son have a chance to be in school together. Daniel and Manuel Michel spoke to activity Nadia today.
Why did you pick GV English College for study?
Manuel: “We had two schools to choose from. One of them was in Surfers Paradise and the other one at Global Village Noosa. My friend in Surfers Paradise, told me Surfers had many Swiss students, and I preferred to study at a school with less Swiss students.”
Daniel: “The company in Switzerland who helps with language schools showed us two films. One film was about Surfers and one was about Noosa. The films showed us information about the schools and the surroundings. After having seen both spots, Manuel said let’s go to Noosa. I wanted to visit a calm town with beach and no skyscraper’s. It is interesting that the agency talked about not so many bars in Noosa but we have found it’s enough to keep us entertained.”
Do you like Noosa?
Daniel: “It’s a paradise!”
Manuel: “It’s a big dream!”
What course are you studying and what do you like most about your course so far?
Manuel: “intermediate. My friends in the class. We have a nice time in the class. It’s very fun. Robert and Michelle are excellent teachers.”
Daniel: “I like that there is students in my class from different countries. I can make different connections with different cultures. I think the education is on a good level. Class tasks are not taught just from grammatical point of views. We do a lot of different tasks to enlarge my grammar knowledge. There is a good atmosphere in the school itself in general, this I really like. I am doing the upper intermediate English course with Sonia. She does it well. Even the substitute teacher we had for one day was good.”
Why are you doing an English Course?
Manuel: “On my first day here at Global Village, I did the test and the teacher told me intermediate was a good place for me to start because it’s not too easy and not too difficult. In my job I work with English letters. I read English letters a lot and I don’t speak English as much. I would like to improve on my English vocabulary skills, this will help me with my job.
Daniel: “I’m here in Australia for three months and then I will go back to Switzerland to my job. Once in a lifetime my job gives me three months of paid leave. In these three months I decided to have one month at the english school in Noosa. My job doesn’t require me to speak much English but on the internet I need to use English a lot. This course will help me with my internet skills at work and in any situation. It will help me in general with reading and marketing books, workshops and studies in english. The style of teaching and learning has changed. It is very nice to use the PC for learning English.”
Daniel: “We are really happy in Noosa at school, and in the town!”
It is wonderful to have you both here!
If so, book yourself and some friends on one of the exciting GV EXPLORE packages.
Designed especially for the students at GV Noosa, the GV Explore packages provide a cheap, easy and fun way to explore different places on the weekend.
Whether you ‘d like to hand-feed wild dolphins, surf sand dunes or swim with sharks, GV Explore has a package for you.
For more details check-out the notice board, or speak to Nadia at the Activities Desk.
Easter is only a step away and GV Noosa is already bunny hopping around!
Finally a long weekend has come for the students and staff to take a little time out and get some R&R (rest and relaxation) over Easter 2010. Not only is Easter recognised for chocolate eggs, bunny rabbits and school holidays, it originally stems from Christianity beliefs and celebrated by churches for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our GV Noosa Bunny bounced around school with a basket of eggs to bring out the easter spirit in us all. This weekend will be memorable for most of the students because of the trips they have planned. Fraser Island is booked out, Sydney Reunion trips are on the go, The Great Noosa Camp Outers are ready to make music and Family and friends will spend quality time together. We look forward to sharing our holiday stories next week.
HAPPY EASTER GV NOOSA & HAVE A SAFE LONG WEEKEND!