National Park Walk

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Yesterday’s activity was a walk through Noosa’s beautiful National Park. With quite a few new students in the group, it was a great chance to meet some new people and explore a new part of Noosa.

The weather was sunny, but we were lucky enough to have a breeze that made our walk refreshing rather than sticky! After having a look at the map to see our route through the park we set off along the path to see what we could spot.

We were passed by lots of friendly people and a couple stopped to tell us they had just seen a Koala around the corner at Tea Tree bay. After a few minutes of wandering around with our eyes firmly on the tree tops we found a man taking a picture of a tree- the students raced towards him and we were all happy to see a sleepy koala, high up on a branch.

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After the excitement, we carried on through the park swapping stories and getting to know each other, stopping to take in the fantastic views along the coastal path.

When we reached Hell’s gate we stopped for a rest and to take some more photos and just before we were leaving, we spotted some turtles swimming about, bobbing up and down in the waves.

We decided to head back out of the national park and just a few minutes later we were amazed to see some dolphins playing at the bottom of the cliffs, there were 11 of them that we could count! We headed back towards main beach with a spring in our step- all happy that we got to see so many animals, meet so many people and enjoy another beautiful day in Noosa!

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Meet your classmate!

Giuliana has joined us at Lexis Noosa and comes from beautiful Buenos Aires in Argentina….

Hello everyone my name is Giuliana and I come from Buenos Aires in Argentina. I am currently studying General English at pre-intermediate level and it’s been very good. I have a great teacher and nice classmates. I am hoping to improve my English language, so I can go onto study a degree at USC, or enrol in a course at TAFE. I love learning languages and have previously studied French (in France) and hope one day to work in translations, or become a sports and fitness teacher, or maybe I can combine the two somehow. I love feeling motivated and energetic and want my career to have this, so the first start is to learn English and then studying in a place like Noosa, also provides a natural and healthy living environment.

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Learning English in a real environment

Teaching English outside the classroom can turn a mundane exercise into something vibrant and lively. It also gives students the opportunity to use language in a ‘real life’ situation and interact with different people.

Part of our Intermediate course this week is ‘Describing People’.   After presenting and pre teaching the language needed, teachers Michelle and Dionne took their students to Eumundi Markets with a real life task.

Here is the work sheet the students were given and a great example of descriptive language by Andrea Nino

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Hatsushiba Hashimoto student Kotaro enjoying his time with the Rewell family

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One of our new students from Hatsushiba Hashimoto High School, Kotaro was welcomed with a big cake by the Rewell family!

Michelle, the host mother says Kotaro and her children are having a great time together! We hope his English improves while he is with the Rewell family and Lexis Sunshine Coast!

Hatsushiba Hashimoto Students first day at Lexis English

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Yesterday the students from Lexis Sunshine Coast enjoyed a game of Beach Volleyball down on the Cotton Tree Beach.

It was a lot of fun for the students from Hatsushiba Hashimoto as they got to experience the great Australian winter (25 degrees!) and meet students from other nationalities. 

What a great first day!

Work Available

Rock Salt Restaurant, Quamby Place, Noosaville is looking for a Dishwasher 5 nights per week.

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If you are still looking for work, join the Lexis Workshop, every Thursday at 2 pm. Local businesses call us regularly looking for staff and you will be top of the list.

 

Making learning English Fun

Five hours of English study can be tedious, so we love playing games in class.

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Here are Lucas and Naoko, Jerome and Izumi and Sun and Ai  having fun in Michelle’s option class “Listen and Talk”.

Being blindfolded they’d better listen to the directions given by their class mates!