Volunteering is a Great Way to Improve Your English

If you have a love of the environment and  wish to make friends with local people, this is the perfect opportunity.

Join a group of volunteers for Noosa’s Biosphere day. It will be a fun day of music, arts and environmental awareness raising. Some of our students joined last year and said it was a great experience and opportunity. 

If you are interested or just want more information, talk to Becky or contact;

Wendy May

Project Officer

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association

Shop 20, Noosa Marina, Tewantin, QLD, 4566.

ph/fax: (07) 54499650, mob: 0409 543 565

email: project2@noosariver.com.au

Friday Jobs

There is plenty of work available around Noosa right now. Join Robert’s  Workshops to prepare your resume and interview skills.

Dishwasher wanted for Humid Restaurant at Noosaville. Friday and Saturday nights.Phone Michelle on 54499755

Check out http://www.jobsnoosa.com.au/ 


Noosa Junction bus station opening 29 August 2011

On Sunday 28 August from 10am to 2pm, there will be a community opening at the new bus station to thank the local community and traders for their patience.







Students will be able to have a look around the new station and find out how the new services will operate. Practice your English by talking to the information officers. Ask them lots of questions:)

For more information visit the Translink Website:


Next Cambridge Courses Starting Soon



The next round of Cambridge courses start on Monday September 12th. See Becky or Nina for more information or the student notice board to sign up.

Cambridge English Preliminary Certificate                       PET

This is an intermediate level qualification in English that will help you improve your English for work, study and travel. A perfect preparation for students considering higher level Cambridge exams in the future.


Cambridge English First Certificate                                   FCE


The first certificate is an upper intermediate level exam which requires students to be able to cope confidently with a range of written and spoken communications. A pass at this level indicates proficiency in English for use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, particularly tourism. It is also useful for academic courses such Vocational Training courses which are offered at our local TAFE campuses.


Cambridge English Advanced Certificate                         CAE


Studying for CAE helps you to improve your English in a wide range of contexts. The exams are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical and academic situations. If you are successful, you’ll be able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly, and be able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. You’ll also be more than capable of following university courses taught in English.


Cambridge English Proficiency Certificate                       CPE


Studying for CPE helps you to improve your English and use it at the highest levels, including postgraduate and PHD programmes.  In the business world, it prepares you to lead, negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings. 


International  English Language Testing System                        IELTS


The IELTS course is an intensive academic English course. Choose this course if you are intending to study at at University or TAFE colleges or need professional registration, e.g. nursing.



Wanted For Immediate Start – Kitchen Hand

 Berardo’s restaurant is looking for a kitchen hand NOW!

Situated in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads and within walking distance of our student houses.

Contact: Jeffery or Shane. Jeffery is French  Ph 5447 5666.

Work Available

Dishwasher Required for Noosavile Restuarant.

Nights only, starting at 6 pm.  Phone Bruce on 0411016315.

If you need help with phoning for a job, emailing for a job, or writing a resume, sign up for  Lexis Workshop. Wexis Workshop is presently running every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm

Outstanding CPE Results!

A top effort from our high-performing CPE class!

There is no more challenging English course than Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), so it’s with all the more pleasure that we give a big ‘well done’ to our March session class, who achieved a remarkable 100% pass rate!

A special mention to Lenka, from the Czech Republic, who achieved an ‘A’ grade!

Well done to everyone, and I hope you had a great time studying CPE here in Australia!

Lamingtons at Lexis Noosa


The great Aussie lamington took a hammering from the crew of Japanese boys. The poor, old lamington will never look the same, however the girls prepared lamingtons that looked as though they had come out of our Mother’s kitchens – well done girls. Lot’s of fun was had making them and even more fun eating them!

Sun, Sand and Volleyball spikes!


Volleyball at Nomads was a huge success with lot’s of fun, plus a few great techniques from both teams. There were also a few soft landings on the behind by group organiser -> Shoji, along with a couple of great nose dives into the sand by -> Ogata. The ball found itself in a couple of unusual locations, such as a dive into the icy water of the pool and an unexpected resting in a tree branch. Both teams finishing off the game with lots of sandy bottoms.

Grand slam at Lexis Noosa!


Fun was had by all of the students who attended the tennis afternoon at Noosa Tennis Club. We had a couple of potential tennis pro’s from Japan -> Keigo Nakamura and Kazuki Ozawa, who showed us how we should be playing the game!

New brand for Global Village

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.


This is how our students looked at the start of the March to June Cambridge session.

And they are still smiling !!!

Congratulations to all our Cambridge students on your EXCELLENT results.

From your teachers Sharon, Anne, Tim, Jonathan, Mary, Bronwen, Merrilyn and the whole GV team.


Read what FCE student Sebastian Schuth has to say:

After four and a half weeks full of hard work in order to prepare for our exam at the end of August, we, the FCE Course of Noosa and our teacher Sharon decided that it was time to have some fun.

What happened was that we spent one class period making pancakes. Sharon split us into two teams, who had to compete against each other like in the TV show – Masterchef. The strong pressure to win this competition (the losing team had to do the washing-up!) made both teams try various kinds of spices to impress the judges – Sharon and Nina.

On the one hand there were scary burnt and strange tasting pancakes and on the other hand absolutely delicious and great looking ones. Anyway, each team managed to serve two perfect pancakes and it was very difficult for the judges to decide, who the winner was.

All in all it was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get new energy for the final period before the exam.

The Chefs

The Judges

Wii Wars

Our regular Wii Wars game saw some new competitors.  The girls playing against boys was a stiff battle.  In the end however, the boys won.  Jacob an Aussie flag to fly when he gets home and Sebastian a Hervey Bay Whale Watching tickets thanks to Tribal Travel.  This prize is awesome!!!  Complete with transfers from the Sunny Coast!

Congratulations Sebastian!  We want to see the photos asap!