Friday Jobs

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.

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Happy Job hunting everyone.

Teacher Professional Develoment

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.

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The session was well received and we thank Dave for his time.

A nice Farewell

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.

A Big Thank You from Fiji!

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!

Your First Day Interview

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.

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Annette and Jakilini, first day interview.

  1. Your interview will be done after your initial one hour grammar and writing test. So we already have an idea of your ability and will take this into consideration.
  2. You will be interviewed by Becky or Annette or Tanya. We are REALLY  REALLY nice!  So we will do our best to make you feel comfortable.   We smile and laugh a lot.
  3. You will not be alone as there is always a nice group of new students all feeling nervous together.
  4. We first check that all the personal information that we have is correct; your name, your course, your length of study etc. So this is easy and should help you feel at ease.
  5. Then we will ask you about your accommodation to check that you are happy and satisfied with your homestay or student house.
  6. We then chat about your grammar score and your writing  and we might ask you to tell us about your life in your country or your plans for Australia and about why you need to learn English.
  7. Finally we will suggest the best class for you, give you your books and explain the timetable so that you have all the information that you need.
  8. If you are going to study for twelve weeks or more, a detailed study plan is written for you and your teacher so that everyone knows your pathway and plans.
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Becky and Felipe, first day interview

TIPS

  1. RELAX! Be yourself and don’t try too hard. We will guide and help you.
  2. If you are really worried, practice introducing yourself in front of a mirror or even better with your host mother or father.
  3. If there are some important things about yourself that you want to tell us, make some notes that you can use to help remember.
  4. RELAX! You are not alone. This is a very friendly school and by next week you will settled in and feeling sorry for the next new group of ‘newbies’.
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Tomoka and Becky after their interview. Becky is not good at taking selfies. 🙂

Congratulations Lorenzo – our “Destination Lexis” Video Competition winner!

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