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.
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 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.
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.
It is only two weeks since our Cambridge Advanced Exam preparation course classes started but they already feel like ‘one big family’.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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:
If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
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 🙂