Check out the Friday Jobs below. See Chloe for details.
Resort Cleaner – Noosaville. Must have resort cleaning experience. Please only apply if you are experience in resort cleaning. Cleaning and preparation of units for arriving guests.
Resort Cleaner – Noosa Heads Cleaning guest rooms; Novotel Twin Waters Resort. Housekeeping Attendant – Novotel Twin Waters Resort.
Happy Job hunting everyone.
Lexis Teachers are always keen to learn and improve. Professional development is one of the keys to our academic quality.
Today, our Teacher Training Manager, Dave Fox presented English Australia’s recently released Teacher Professional Development Framework. Dave was part of the committee that wrote the framework so was able to give us an excellent overview of the theory behind the project and of the project itself.
The session was well received and we thank Dave for his time.
It is always lovely to hear that a student has had a wonderful time. It is really special when they write to tell you so.
Today we received a gorgeous ‘Thank you’ card and yummy cookies from Yolanda Manso Barbero. Yolanda arrived from Spain with very little English; just a few words and in twelve weeks is leaving us with a B1 level. She has chosen to do her next twelve weeks at our Sunshine Coast campus to broaden her experience and meet new international students. “I will be out of my comfort zone”, she told me. “It is hard to leave but I think being in a new environment will push my English further again”.
Good luck Yolanda and we are very happy that your time here was so successful.
Do you remember the bakesale fundraiser that Caroline from Student Uni Travel organised together with teachers from Lexis Noosa? The Australian dollars raised translated into $1000 Fijian and were used to purchase hardware and school supplies for families who were hard hit by the recent cyclone.
Thank you to everyone involved!
Students often tell me how nervous they felt on their first day and worried they felt about performing well on the placement interview. Well here are is some information and advice to help you overcome those first day nerves.
Voting has now closed for our “Destination Lexis” Video competition and we would like to congratulate Lorenzo Majolo from Lexis Brisbane on receiving a massive total of 886 likes on his video to take out the prize!
Check out his entry here:
Congratulations and thank you to all contestants!
If you would like to see the other contestants, visit our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/lexisenglish
Seeking a Spanish or Brazilian speaking student for the Noosa Wine Festival.
For more information about this job contact Leoni on 0424 468 190
There are many ways to learn English, but not all are as fun as joining Tanya’s Glee Club.
For Erika, Yolanda, Fabio, Kim, Jin, Heero, Yuka, Daisuke and Kate, Glee Club was a fun way to spend some time after school. However, 6 weeks later they are amazed that they were able to put on a half hour performance in front of the whole school in perfect English.
Thanks to teacher Tanya’s enthusiasm and energy they learnt fifteen songs that they wove into a musical play. They told the story of ‘Michelle’ and ‘Jack’, two lonely people who journey to Australia and to Lexis Noosa, meet and fall in love.
Everyone really enjoyed the performance, spoken in pitch perfect English 🙂 and delivered with confidence and gusto. Well done everyone and thank you.
Spoken Shop by Aylin
On Wednesday 16th of March, we went to Eumundi markets with our Upper-Intermediate B class. Even if it was a rainy day, we really enjoyed this little trip.
But we weren’t there just for shopping…
We were in pairs, and everyone had to interview someone who was working in stalls in Eumundi. When one of us was asking the stall owner questions, the other one was taking some notes so we could write a small report. This blog contains the reports that some members of our class wrote.
We are talking about Eumundi Market, but what’s that?
Eumundi Market is Australia’s biggest artisan market and it’s been running since the 24th March 1979. So you can find a lot of original and different handmade things there!
You can find some artwork, sculptures, handmade jewellery etc… But you can also find some stalls where you can have a massage, which is very surprising in a market !
And of course, there are a lot of food stalls where you can eat food from many different countries.
My interview was with a woman who makes some wooden art. The stall is hers and she works there alone. She has had her stall at the market since 3 years ago and this is her full time job. So she’s at the market every Wednesday and Saturday. Luckily, she lives in Noosa, so it’s not too far to go to the market, because she has to pack up and set up every time!
She really likes her job and getting some good feedback makes her happy because it’s her own product. What she likes the most about working at the market is that she can talk to people, share tips and she can see her customers. The things that she likes the least are the bad weather, because it affects her sales, and also being sick because she has to come or she won’t earn money.
Sometimes she has some weird customers, but this is a part of her job too.
When I asked her how she would describe her products, she said it was « simple art » and I think that’s a great description, because she writes some sentences/words into the wood and the effect is very nice !
So when she’s not at the market, she’s preparing the products to complete her stock.
It takes her around 3-8 minutes to make a product.
If you want to know more about her products, you can check her out on Instagram or Facebook, the name is : spokenshop.
We can buy her products at the Eumundi market or via her online shop in her website : www.spokenshop.com.au and the price of one is $35 or two for $60.
Little Miss Belle Designs by Salome
While I was walking through the market I discovered the stall “Little Miss Belle Designs”. I really liked the style of its products and decided to buy one of the cards. The man who was working on this Wednesday is called Andrew. His wife is a graphic designer and she designs the cards, posters and much more on her own. They produce the printed material at a printing company. I like the style of the products because the graphics are straight forward and reduced.
Andrew works part-time for “Little Miss Belle Design”. He is also a musician and he only goes on Wednesdays to the Eumundi Market to sell their products. They have been doing this for 10 months. They have some regular customers at the market but they receive more orders through their online shop. (www.littlemissbelledesigns.com.au). you can order all of their products from their online shop. They also have some retailers who sell their products.
Andrew is a very kind person and I hope he and his wife can sell a lot of their wonderful products.
Donut Kitchen by Carmen
Life is short, eat dessert first.
This was our first thought while standing in front of the Donut Kitchen at the Eumundi Market last Wednesday morning. All the donuts looked so delicious and tasty.
Jamin Best is the stall holder and shop owner of the Donut Kitchen. His stall is a mobile store so he just travels with a trailer to different markets. His entire stall is self-made, especially the donuts. Every time before a market starts he and his employees prepare some of the donuts – everything is freshly made.
We had the opportunity to talk to one of his employees Julia Neubauer who is from Switzerland. She came to Australia as a backpacker in January 2014 and really enjoys working at the markets. She loves meeting different people and speaking to them. So you will not only taste delicious donuts, you will also meet an enthusiastic, kind and welcoming team.
If you don’t have time to visit the Eumundi markets you can also find the Donut Kitchen at the Marcoola Friday Night Market at Marcoola Beach and at the Twilight Market in Coloundra.
Guys go there, until everything is eaten up!!
Art Store by Rebecca
On Wednesday our class visited the Eumundi market, which runs twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. We spoke to a stall owner and asked him about his work and experience at the market. When we entered, the typical middle aged man was very kind and took the time to talk to us.
The stall was full of Aboriginal painting so naturally we asked him if had painted them himself. To our surprise he hadn’t. He was the co-owner of the store and he switches with his partner every week. He has just written a book, “White Fella Awakening” which is about his spiritual journey. His partner Terry Saleh who is Aboriginal painted all the paintings. Despite being copies they are beautiful. There are 12 drawings for every month with typical Australia animals which have a similar meaning as the star signs. For example, the Goanna for September means that you can get what you want but you have to be careful because you’re stubborn.
We asked him how a day at Eumundi Market is for him. Normally he has to wake up at 5am to set up his stall which takes and hour and a half. He pays $65 a day to rent the market space, which as he said was quite a lot because he hadn’t sold anything so far. But on other days of the week he works as an engineer to earn his money. Eumundi is more spiritual for him because he likes to help people and he’s not there to earn money. He says that life is a gift from the universe and you have to take everyday as it is so nothing really annoys him. He believes strongly in what he has written in his book and wants to talk to people about it as often as possible.
His most interesting moment at the market was when two butterflies were dancing around each other. Seeing this game him a sense of how transitional life is.
This was a very interesting talk because we hadn’t expected such content.
Today at 1.27pm I decided to go around the school and investigate what was happening in and out of class among the Noosa student body. I first came across the CAE class practicing for the speaking exam outside in the courtyard. They were discussing stories and the different ways of presenting a narrative.
Upon entering the school the first classroom I saw in action was the Phrasal Verb Option class. The students were trying to work out the meaning of a number of slightly tricky phrasal verbs through their context.
I then found a very in depth discussion happening between a CAE teacher and student. I didn’t dare ask them what grammatical form they were dissecting.
The IELTS students were very busy discussing the effects that Global Warming has on our environment and it seemed to have altered their mood quite a bit.
Whilst these two IELTS students were having a fairly heated conversation about the same topic without the supervision of Anjali.
As I was heading past room 15 I noticed a that the learners looked rather engrossed in analysing what their newly acquired vocabulary was in their languages.
Other students were seriously critiquing the sentence structures.
SO if you were as curious as I was, now you know!!!
It was a stressful couple of hours at our Noosa campus yesterday. Our students and teachers were up against each other attempting to take the title of the greatest table tennis player. Michael was dominating every round, and finally after many tense games claimed victory!!
Never a dull moment in Coffee Club
Welcome to all the new starters. It was a pleasure meeting with you, and finding out reasons why you decided to come to beautiful Noosa!!
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