A Rewarding Homestay Experience

Hello,

Just thought I would like to share this with you.  We sent Anya home with a bottle of our honey from our own bees with a note to her parents to thank them for sharing their daughter with us.

Recently we received this card from Anya’s parents:

AnyaAnya was the first (and oldest) international student we have hosted with such impeccable English and it led to some rewarding ‘in depth’ discussions.

 Looking forward to hosting the next student,  Suzanne Lee.

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Happy Birthday – Lexis Style

A very big Happy 27th Birthday to our Teacher Matt!
We hope you have a wonderful day!! 🙂 12299311_10206689011176666_4324959646093653221_n.jpg

How to Choose the Best Option Class For You

Every three weeks students have the opportunity to choose a new afternoon Option class. They often ask their teachers what they should consider when choosing an Option. Here is my advice:

  1. Choose a skill area that you feel the least confident in, rather than the one you enjoy the most.
  2. Remember that you can choose a skill level that is higher or lower than your morning class.
  3. However, choose a level that is ‘attainable’. Don’t choose an advanced level speaking class if you are in a pre intermediate morning class.
  4. Don’t forget to make three choices in order of preference, 1-2-3 on the form. If you don’t get your first preference this round, you will be given priority next time.
  5. If you are a long-student, don’t keep choosing the same skill area. Choose a new skill area each time or try a ‘fun’ class such as ‘English in the Kitchen or ‘Singlish‘ every once in a while.
Elementary Speaking Option Class

Elementary Speaking Option Class

Orientation – more new smiling faces!

Please make very welcome our newest Lexis Noosa students who started today!
They’re from New Caledonia, Korea, Switzerland, Japan, France and Brazil!

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Happy Birthday Eileen!

Today is our beautiful teacher Eileen’s birthday, so her class surprised her with an amazing cake!!

Happy Birthday from your Lexis family Eileen!!! We hope you have the most wonderful day 🙂

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Lexis WorkShop with Mya – Job Ready ASAP

It is the start of High Season for Noosa Tourism and there are plenty of Jobs around town.

Mya has been busy running our Lexis Workshops to get students (even elementary students) into the workforce as soon as possible. She organizes Tax File Numbers and Australian Business Numbers for students, as well as proof reading resumes and printing out copies.

Students are matched to potential jobs and given the English needed to apply and cope with an interview. When meeting a frantic chef in a busy restaurant, he is not interested in your engineering qualification but wants to know that you are available, that you can work hard under pressure, will be able to understand instructions and do a good job cleaning dishes.

Sign up for Lexis Workshop today.

PicMonkey Club ollageA full Lexis Workshop today in the Cambridge Computer Suite.

Watercolour Painting Class

After the roaring success of last month’s watercolour painting class, and numerous requests for us to hold it again, the lovely Phil will be hosting another class next week. There are limited places available so please put your name on the activity sign on sheet asap!
Mya 🙂

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Welcome to our New Students!

Another Monday, another smiling group of new student at Lexis English!! 12212206_10154255555454692_258926763_n

Letter from a Host Mother

From: Suzanne Lee          Subject: Home Stay from Hiroshima YMCA

Thank you Lexis for the opportunity to home host Ryunosuke, Takumi and Atsuki.

It was the best experience we have had with home hosting over the past few years.

They were easy to entertain,  were helpful and always ready on time and kept their room tidy.  I couldn’t believe that they even put their washing in the laundry each night, helped to set the table and cleared after, and carried my groceries when we went shopping.  Makes me wonder where we went wrong with our own children!!

Their families should be very proud of them.

Thank you again and we look forward to the next lot!

Sincerely,   Suzanne Lee.

Hiroshima YMCA