The Great Australian BBQ

What better way to wind down and kick off the weekend than with a BBQ the Australian way. For today’s activity, The TAP and General students cooked up a feast of sausages and burgers, played soccer and relaxed in the sun at the Noosa Lions Park. The river was glistening and the students enjoyed feeding the ducks as they swam on by.

Life’s pretty good being a Lexis student!

Have an awesome weekend everybody 🙂

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Zumba with Nella

 We had a large group of students gather in the common room this afternoon, for a FREE Zumba class. Venezuelan born local lady, Nella, came in to teach a Zumba class, and with six years experiences, she had almost the whole Lexis Noosa students and staff on their feet dancing around. The Latin American students were thoroughly enjoying this activity, dominating the dance moves. Thanks for a great afternoon of dance, Nella!!!

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Ping Pong Wednesday

Grey clouds rolled in and beach cricket quickly turned to a mighty battle on the ping pong table for this afternoons activity. 

Everyone gathered around for an individual tournament playing for the ping pong crown and a big bag of chocolate koalas.

Congratulations to Patrick for wining the title and thanks for sharing your chocolates 🙂 

See you all Friday for a BBQ in the park the Aussie way.

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Meet Johana from Colombia!

Hello my name is Johana and I come from Bogota, Colombia.

I am studying General English for 24 weeks at Lexis Noosa. I started my course in the intermediate class and studied at this level for 6 weeks and now I am in the upper-intermediate class. I will join the IELTS preparation course for 12 weeks and hope to strengthen my writing skills and perhaps I will take the exam, but I have not yet decided. In the afternoons I participate in the ‘News’ options class and really enjoy the different use of English this class offers, as it helps to improve my vocabulary and is interesting at the same time. My teachers are great and I like that they are native English speakers from different countries like, Australia, America and the United Kingdom because this helps to get used to different pronunciations, which we have to adapt to in real situations.

I chose to study in Noosa because I think there are a lot of Latin Americans in the bigger cities like Sydney and Melbourne and I wanted to integrate with other cultures and Noosa being a smaller city offers this opportunity. I am very happy with my decision and enjoy the beach, national park and the weekend activities, such as Australia Zoo, Fraser Island and the Aquarium at Underwater World. Noosa is also very touristic, so there are a lot of jobs and I think it’s easier to get hired here than other places. I am working on the weekend at a resort cleaning and a previous Colombian student introduced me to this job. I like it and it’s easy and also good to experience a different job, compared to my profession as a psychologist in Bogota.

I live in a share house with an Australian family and other international students, but I first lived in a very nice host family for my first month. The family was very kind and took me and their other student from Switzerland to many places and was interested in spending time with us. I have really enjoyed my time here so far and met many different cultures and like the experience of learning English from the beginning and seeing my improvements each day – it really works!

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Thanks Johana 🙂

Jobs Available

Caali Indian Restaurant on Hastings Street is looking for wait staff and dish washers for weekends and nights.

Call Nitin Arti on 0432 741 204

If you have a student visa or working holiday visa, there are plenty of jobs coming up.

Our busy tourist season starts soon. If you need help finding employment attend our Lexis Workshop. Sign up on the student notice board today.

 

A warm welcome to our new students!

On this sunny (and almost Spring) Monday we are pleased to welcome:Iori, Atsuko, Yumie and Wakana from Japan. Sam and Johnny from South Korea. Diana from Colombia and Peter from the Czech Republic. 

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We hope you have an amazing time studying at Lexis English and enjoy your stay in Australia!

What’s That Smell and Taste?

Today’s activity saw the TAP and general students combine to test their taste buds and sense for scents. Everybody was blind folded with jungle animal masks before braving the spoon for eight different foods in which they tried to guess correctly. The food selection ranged from delicious nutella and strawberry jam to the not so popular vegemite and vinegar. A great effort by all the students but congratulations to will (Brazil) who came out on top rewarding his taste buds with a big box of chocolates. Have a great weekend everybody.

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