Fast Track Pre Intermediate Starts

The new Sunset Fast Track general English class started today with teacher Simon Burrough.

One of four sunset classes running from 1pm to 6.20 pm, this class will cover the pre intermediate course over the next six weeks instead of the usual twelve. The course is intensive, fast paced and guarantees 24 face to face teacher hours per week plus one self study session.

From the laughter coming from the classroom this afternoon, it seems to be intensive, fast paced and fun.

The class is currently full. Next start date is March 7.

Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.



To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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Lexis Student Say-So!

First, let me introduce myself, my name is Katerina but my friends call me Katy. A month and a half ago I came to Australia to study IELTS. Lexis English asked me to publish a weekly article on what it is like to be an international student in Australia and in particular here in Noosa, a holiday resort in Queensland.

In the coming weeks I plan to interview the students of Lexis English in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. I will do my best to explore for you why they decided to study here and why they did not go to any other place. Why Australia and why Noosa or the Sunshine Coast out of all places? What is their life here as compared to their life home? What do they enjoy here best?  First, however, I would like to answer these questions for myself.


As we are likely to meet quite often here I would like to tell you a few things about myself. I come from the Czech Republic – a country which is located in Central Europe. I live in Prague – the capital of this country.  There are local people who immediately know where the Czech Republic is to be found and many of them share my passion for Prague, which they find to be an amazing city with a truly magical atmosphere and a rich history.

As early as in the first years at university I started to collaborate with a Radio station in Prague and soon I fell in love with journalism


Having decided to travel 16000 km from my home to Australia, I was still pondering which place to go. Most people go to Sydney, Melbourne or perhaps Perth but my preference was to get to know better something of the real country life in Australia.  I wanted to go to a place which many of my countrymen may have never heard of. Noosa was recommended to me as a local jewel, as a small paradise on the Earth. I must testify to this now. I believe that the other students will support me in this. If the words are not enough just please look at the pictures and view my interviews over the next coming weeks.

Have a nice week and visit soon!




Cooking up a Storm to Improve Your English

A common reaction to “do you want to choose the cooking option” is, “I can’t cook”.

Well, although there is a lot of enjoyable eating, this option is not so much about how to cook but about ‘learning the English for working in kitchens, cooking with friends and shopping for food’.

The students cooking pikelets in our kitchen this afternoon were certainly having fun, but they had also learnt a lot of new vocabulary and spent time using social English together whilst they cooked.


Teacher Kerri with Jessica, Valeria, Lina, Dafine, Jella and Syunya.


OH, and if you are not sure what a pikelet is? Join the cooking option next time.

Meet our Cambridge Advanced Candidates

It is only two weeks since our Cambridge Advanced Exam preparation course classes started but they already feel like ‘one big family’.

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Teachers Anne Potter, Kirsten Aldridge and Phil Egan with their students from Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Germany and Austria

Teachers Phil, Anne and Kirsten have over 60 years of experience between them. They believe in working closely together  sharing expertise and ideas.  Classes work closely together to keep the lessons vibrant and to ensure equality of tuition.

Their weekly after class ‘Advanced lectures’ are well attended with over 39 students participating this week. Topics include specific grammar challenges, writing genres, vocabulary extension and exam techniques.

It is not all work however. As well as the Monday and Thursday student nights, the Cambridge teachers will be taking their students on a sunset Noosa river cruise soon.  Watch this space. 🙂

Lexis English partners with TAFE Queensland!

“TAFE Queensland provides ‘world class’ quality education and training that links with industry and employment outcomes.”                                       



Students at Lexis English can gain pathways into TAFE Queensland by studying programs such as – General English, Cambridge English FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS.

130 years and over 230,000 students

TAFE Queensland is the government-owned and operated provider of world-class Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Queensland. In some countries TAFE is also known as a Polytechnic, Technical College or Community College.

TAFE Queensland offers international students:

  • practical, industry-relevant training
  • a network of 6 regions with multiple locations across Queensland
  • a wide range of nationally accredited and internationally recognised courses
  • leading-edge technology and excellent facilities
  • strong links and pathways to university
  • a friendly, safe and culturally sensitive environment
  • underpinning government legislation including the ESOS Act2000 and National Code of Practice 2007.

TAFE Queensland has provided quality training for over 130 years and now enrols over 230,000 students each year, including up to 10,000 international students.

Work Available

Bistro C is looking for dishwashers for daytime and night shifts starting this Saturday January 9th.  If you are interested send the following text message to Dale on  0422790229
Hi Dale, I am interested the job at Bistro C. I am hard working and have a TFN. YOUR NAME
You will need to have an Australian mobile number.
Check out the restaurant here:  
Good luck.

The Class of 2016

We welcomed our new Cambridge Advanced exam preparation students on Monday January 05 and they have survived their first week.

Here they are with teachers Phil, Anne and Kirsten, all smiles and ready for ten weeks of study and fun in the sun ahead of them.

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The Cambridge Advanced written exams will be held here at Noosa on Saturday 12th March with the speaking exam the week before.




Sunset Classes at Noosa- 12.50 to 18.15

For some students , those bright, clear, calm mornings with perfect surf are the best time of day.  For these and others with morning work commitments, Sunset Classes are the perfect answer.

We are currently running three classes Sunset Classes. The first is a fast track intermediate class. This is for general English students who want to progress more quickly and need to concentrate on the grammar and vocabulary rather than the communicative skills. Two units of the text book are covered each week and the course is completed in half the time.

The other two classes are open Cambridge classes. A Cambridge  First exam preparation and a Cambridge advanced exam preparation class. Ideal for students who can’t join the traditional closed classes or who want a strong academic focus without the pressure of a set exam date.

The teacher is available for an extra hour after the face to face lessons for intensive one on one help and skill based tutorials. This combined with the small numbers is particularly useful for weaker students.

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Lexis English receives Bildungsurlaub recognition!

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Lexis English is delighted to announce its recent accreditation by German educational body, Bildungsurlaub. Lexis English offers a range of language courses, which include General English, IELTS, EAP, and also specialises in Cambridge English programs – guaranteeing FCE, CAE and CPE.

For German students who would like to spend their Bildungsurlaub abroad and improve their English language skills with us, Lexis English is always working towards meeting our clients’ language needs.

Attaining the Bildungsurlaub accreditation serves to further validate our leading English Language Courses across Australia, as the Bildungsurlaub institution recognises language schools across the world that successfully meet the standards of professional teaching.

If you are working in one of the following federal states of Germany, we would love to welcome you to one of our schools under the Bildungsurlaub scheme:

  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Hamburg
  • Hessen
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Niedersachsen
  • Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Saarland


If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welcome to Lexis Noosa and a New Year!

Today, we welcomed 128 new students from all over the world!

Our new students had some serious tasks this morning with pre-testing, followed by interviews with the Academic staff and a very informative orientation session….but then it was time to chill out, relax and enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ and beer 🙂