Graduation

Today we say farewell to 4 students who have completed their English Courses with us here at Lexis Noosa.

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Good luck to Kana, Nadia and Miyuki from our Intermediate classes and Gabriela from Upper Intermediate.

All the best!!

Teacher Profile – Lize

This week we are introducing our Teacher Lize!

 

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Lize to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Afrikaans.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I learned how to drive when I was 8 years old…… on my grandparents’ farm 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Australia and South Africa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think I would be a professional photographer or graphic designer.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Cleaning my house and doing the laundry or taking my dog for a walk on the beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Samba Grill on Gympie Terrace 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Pap, wors en sous (Polenta with tomato and onion relish and traditional South- African farmer sausage)

What is your favourite pastime?

Photography, scrapbooking, watching TV and reading.

What is your English tip? 

Make friends with people who don’t speak your language so that you are forced to speak it all the time. And also READ READ READ!! For vocabulary extension, watch kids TV programs.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Lize one of our General English teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Welcome to Noosa!

Welcome to our Lexis Noosa Family 🙂

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I would like to give a big welcome to our new students starting at Lexis Noosa today. We have Tomas and Petra from Czech Republic, Hitomi and Mikako from Japan and Miae from Korea. We hope you all have a wonderful time at Lexis Noosa!

Koala Cafe by the Customer Service Class

The Customer Service class put all their practice into a real-life situation today when they made lunch for the students at the Koala Cafe.  The class researched recipes and wrote a menu description for their dishes.  The shopped for food and made delicious dishes for the students and teachers to eat.  The Thai Basil Chicken was very popular and there was a choice of tasty desserts either apple pie or warm pancakes and fresh fruit.  The students were able to greet customers and wait on the tables. The washing-up wasn’t as popular though!

We hope you enjoyed our food!

Teacher Profile – Phil

Introducing our CAE Cambridge teacher Phil!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our Cambridge teacher Phil to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and a little Indonesian.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught many things over the past years. Math, Science, Business and water colour painting. I also have a lot of experience in hospitality and written half a book 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Noosa, Jakarta and London.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think if I wasn’t teaching I would be a lecturer.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you will find me painting, renovating and building.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

The Noosa River is the best kept secret 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Ceviche and Sushi 🙂 Yum Yum

What is your favourite pastime?

I love to paint, travel or anything to do with the outdoors and water. eg. Sailing, camping or surfing.

What is your English tip? 

GET INVOLVED!!!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Phil one of our Cambridge teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Cambridge Graduation

Today we say farewell to our Cambridge students who started their course on the 19th March 2018. We’d like to say thank you for coming to Lexis Noosa and we hope you all had an amazing time here with us. Good luck with your speaking exams tomorrow and other exams over the weekend and next week.

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CPE Class with teacher Tim Bloxsome, Dario, Yanik, Dominik, Mateus, Isabela, Carmela, Roman and Adrien.

CAE Phil

CAE 1 Class with teacher Phil, Santiago, Cloe, Nicole, Max, Nina, Erica, Noee, Pasquale, Tatjana, Sandra, Aneta and Rachel.

CAE Kirsten

CAE 2 class with teacher Kirsten, Guilherme, Sarah, Isabela, Lucie, Marta, Lara, Noelia, Nina, Rafael, Manuela and Lyndon.

FCE Suzie

FCE 1 class with teacher Suzie, Basil, Nerea, Jacqueline, Alex, Celine, Jeanne, Claudia, Marta, Cate, Alejandra, Ria and Kishiko.

FCE Kerri

FCE 2 class with teacher Kerri, Saad, Raquel, Marc, Jeremias, Martin, Ramona, Romina, Oh, Luiza and Jasmin.

We wish you all the luck and happiness in the future!

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WE DID IT!! 🙂

Intermediate Cooking Lesson

Maria and Sam’s class combined forces today and used their English skills to make pasta.  The students made the pasta dough from scratch and made delicious Pici Pasta with basil pesto and cheese.  Everyone enjoyed a break from their books and learning new skills.

Movie Afternoon

This afternoon our Lexis Noosa students enjoyed watching The Greatest Showman while eating some delicious popcorn and lollies. Yum Yum 🙂

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

International Lunch Day

Looking to try some amazing and delicious international dishes at Lexis Noosa.           Than look no further!…..

Chicken Karaage

Our wonderful customer service option class will be hosting a lunch opportunity for the                              whole of Lexis Noosa on Friday the 8th June 2018 at 12.15 pm.                                                                        It will only cost you $4 to participate.                                                 Please take your money to the Lexis Noosa kitchen and see the beautiful students from the customer service option class!

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Enjoy your meal and have a wonderful day!

 

 

Welcome 4.6.18

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A huge welcome to Lexis Noosa’s four new students this morning.

We have Nayoon and Hyeon-Tae from Korea, Rika from Japan and Sandra from Brazil. We hope that you all have a great first day at our lovely school.

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See you all at 2pm for the Noosa Local Tour! We will go for a walk around the Noosa Junction and I’ll show you the most important stops around town such as the medical center, banks, good cafes, where to buy a bus card and sim card, the supermarket and loads more.

After the local tour I recommend making your way down to Noosa Main Beach because it will be looking just as beautiful as this picture!

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BBQ Party!

Last night we had a great BBQ party to celebrate Cambridge’s last student night with us here at Lexis Noosa as they will be busy next week prepping for their exams.

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We enjoyed a lot of great food, drinks and a whole lot of laughs.

The night was crisp so of course the dance moves had to make an appearance to warm everyone up haha! Hope you all enjoyed the night.

Ping Pong Competition!

30.5 4This afternoon Lexis Noosa students participated in a Ping Pong Competition. We had 32 players all together and played off until we reached 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Great job to everyone who came along and participated in the tournament.

Congratulations to the boys who finished in the top three!

Max 3rd place, Yanik 1st place and Dario 2nd.

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Welcome

A big warm welcome to our 5 new students starting at Lexis Noosa today!

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We have Tommaso from Italy, Tanja, Svenja and Simon from Switzerland and Nahee from South Korea. We hope you all have a wonderful first day here in Noosa and look forward to you all improving your English!

Graduation!

Congratulations to our 7 Graduating students at Lexis Noosa this afternoon. We have Vera and Adilton from Elementary, Kanna from Pre Intermediate, Sibel, Stella and Nicolas from Intermediate and Chloe from FCE!

Goodluck with everything in the future!

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Check Out Next Weeks Activities!

Have a look and see what activities Lexis Noosa is offering this week!

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Job Workshop

On Tuesday the 29th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have our wonderful Job Workshop with Sahra. She will help you write your resume, practice interview questions and look for jobs. Don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

EnglishConversation Club

On Wednesday the 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have a conversation club where students can enjoy something to eat while practicing their English.

Table Tennis

We also have a Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm. Who will be crowned champion of Lexis Noosa?…… Turn in next week to find out.

Thursday 31st May 2018

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On Thursday we have our wonderful Grammar class with Lize. Looking to improve your English for FREE! Why not come along and try our Grammar Class, it’s run every week on Thursday and don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Thursday 31st May 2018

Night

We say farewell to our Cambridge students with a Aussie BBQ at Lions Park!

Friday 1st June 2018

Belly Dancing

If you haven’t experienced Bel’s Belly Dancing before than Friday is the day for you. Come along for some fun and exercise in Room 12 at 2.00 pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga in the Park

What a gorgeous afternoon to relax and have fun at Pinnaroo Park doing a Yoga class.

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students spent their time enjoying a Yoga class done by an old teacher Joti. We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and look forward to seeing you on the next activity.

Boomerang Painting

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon relaxing & listening to some music as they paint their awesome boomerangs.

The students thought of some great designs! They could be the real deal ;).

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Hope you all had a great afternoon. You now have a great souvenir to take home with you to remember your fantastic trip to Australia annnnd remember us here at Lexis English Noosa hehe.

Activity sneak peak!

Ooooh check out our activities for next week.

On Monday we will welcome all of the new starters with a local tour showing them around the Noosa Junction area. Tuesday consists of Job Workshop with Zapala People. Wednesday we have Yoga in Pinaroo Park. Thursday is Grammar Workshop and Friday we have Dodgeball at Pinaroo Park. Lost of great activities this week!

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Don’t forget to come into reception to sign up everyone. Have a great weekend!

Customer Service Option Class

This afternoon in our customer service option class with Maria our students prepared a speech to advertise our new Beauty House Academy courses.

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Their speech consisted of 3 parts:

1. Introducing themselves.

2. Explain why they have come to visit.

3. Thanking the customer for their time.

They spent the afternoon practicing their speeches in class and with a partner before heading out and talking to people in Noosa Junction.  The class had a lot of fun rehearsing their speeches and refining their language before they met people. The class have looked at customer service in different situations such as a hotels, restaurants and clothes shops.  It’s a great way to learn some new skills and improve our speaking.

Badminton

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students enjoyed playing Badminton in the park.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came to our afternoon activity! We look forward to having you on the next one!

Poker Face

It’s getting serious at Lexis Noosa for the Poker Tournament as the students spend their afternoon playing a game of Texas Holdem Poker.

We saw many poker faces but also a lot of smiles as friends try to out bet each other.

Hope you all enjoyed the activity.

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Goodbye! 11.5.18

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Today we say farewell to 7 great students at Lexis Noosa. Most of the students have been with Lexis for over 20 weeks so it is very sad to see them go today.

Today we have 3 students graduating from their IELTS course; Francesco, Lucas and Felipe. Xavier from FCE 2, Laura from CAE and Misaki and Irma from Upper Intermediate.

See ya later alligators. Good luck with everything in the future!

Surfs up in Noosa!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Noosa Main Beach for an afternoon of surf lessons and a whole lot of fun!

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The surf lesson is for 2 hours which includes a safety talk and a quick demonstration on how to paddle and stand up.

Music Workshop

What a wonderful way to learn English than with a musical workshop!!

Thank you to our teacher Sam for putting together a Musical Workshop so that our students could improve their English. Our Lexis Noosa students learnt the song “Stand By Me” by Ben E King in the workshop and then performed it in front of a live audience.  Thank you for the wonderful performance!

Welcome 8.5.18

A very warm welcome to all of the new students this morning at Lexis English Noosa!

We are welcoming Victor from Spain, Jeremias, Max, Camille, Nadia and Livio from Switzerland, Vera, Adilton and Rubens from Brazil.

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Enjoy your very first day at Lexis Noosa and we hope your journey in Australia is everything that you expect and more. Let’s hope that this weather clears up and you can explore all of Noosa’s best kept secrets.

First week in Noosa?                                                                   

This is what you need to see, know and do:

Laguna Lookout Sunset

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Pack a picnic and head up to Laguna Lookout for one of the most amazing Australian sunsets you will ever see!

 

 

Noosa National Park

Woman walking on track in Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track Sunshine Coast

 

Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track is one of the great walks of the Sunshine Coast. You’ll see turquoise water, white sand, frolicking dolphins and a native forest with koalas.

 

Noosa Main Beach

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Make your way down to Hastings Street and grab an ice cream of your choice and melt away while you stare into the magical waters of Noosa Main Beach.

Say Cheeeese!!!

Lexis Noosa students had a great afternoon tasting some of Australia’s awesome cheeses along with a little bit of wine of course!

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MERSEY VALLEY CHEDDAR

Mersey Valley is Australia’s best loved vintage club cheddar! Mersey Valley vintage club cheddar was created over 35 years ago. Mersey Valley Classic has an extra strong bite, which is balanced with a crumbly melt-in your mouth texture. Mersey Valley Classic is a very versatile cheese that is perfect for a platter, as a snacking cheese or for use in cooking.

TRILOGY CLUB CHEDDAR

This trilogy club cheese takes vintage cheddar and pairs it with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like summery herbs and sundried tomatoes. Just one nibble will have you hooked. The South Cape Trilogy range includes 3 cheeses, each cleverly combined with a selection of unique flavours.

JINDI TRIPLE CREAM BRIE

As a dessert cheese, the Jindi Triple Cream is very rich and full flavoured. Its butter- like texture melts in your mouth and the taste lingers for some time. Beneath the white mould bloom lies a glorious golden interior.

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE

Blue vein cheese is a unique category of mould ripened cheese as it ripens from the interior, as opposed to the exterior (like soft white cheese). Blue vein has a strong tangy flavour, a pungent aroma and a smooth and creamy texture.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT

Tasmanian Heritage Camembert has a wonderfully satisfying smooth, mild and delicate flavour. Its rind has a dense, even white mould covering, with a slight mushroom aroma, revealing a silky yet firm and pale centre.

KENILWORTH CHEESE

Cheese has been made in Kenilworth for more than 60 years. The Cochrane family, dairy farmers in the region for six generations. They recently purchased the Kenilworth cheese factory and it is now known as Kenilworth Dairies. The Cochrane farms provide the freshest, highest quality milk from their farms, a short distance away in the Mary Valley. This milk is made into the delicious cheese, yoghurt, mousse, and ice cream produced at Kenilworth Dairies.

Hope you all had a great afternoon. Enjoy the long weekend

Tie Dye Party

We had such a wonderful night at the Lexis Noosa Tie Dye Party!

Our Lexis Noosa students spent the previous afternoon dying their own T-shirts beautiful different colours so that we could wear them to the Cornerstone Pub for our Tie Dye Party. Looks like everyone was having a wonderful night making friends, listening to music and playing pool.

Looking forward to our next student night!! 🙂

Teacher Profile – Chris Orvis

Introducing our Academic Manager Chris!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to some of our Teachers to find out a little bit more about them.

What Languages do you know? English and a tiny bit of Japanese

What is something we don’t know about you? I used to be a Kindergarten teacher

What places have you lived in? Canada, Japan and now Australia

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? A boat driver

What do you like to do on the weekend? Checking out a different local market early on a Saturday morning

What is Noosa’s best kept secret is? A dessert shop called Fiona’s Fancies very close to our school

What is your favourite food?  Pumpkin Pie

What is your favourite pastime? Golfing, fishing and watching TV

What is your English tip? Live and work with people from different countries and force yourself to speak English.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know some of our teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Happy working Girls

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Congratulations to Diana and Chiharu for getting a job so quickly!

We can’t thank Sahra from Zapala People enough for helping our students. Diana and Chiharu went for a job interview 2 Weeks ago and got called back for a second one to then be told that they got the job at the new Teppanyaki restaurant in Noosa Junction.

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Exciting days!!!

Let us know how you like working here in Australia. Can’t wait to see how much you improve your English.

Afternoon Fun at Lexis Noosa

Colourful Afternoon

Our Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon mixing colours and coming up with the perfect colour combinations for their Tie Dye T-Shirts.

Tie Dye 2.5.18 1  We showed them how to do 2 different types of designs for their Tie Dye shirts, a swirl pattern or classic stripes.

In true Lexis Noosa tradition, we will wash our shirts off tonight and wear them to school tomorrow and also down to our local pub for our very own Tie Dye Party!! WooHoo!!

 

Aussie Adventure

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students also had a Aussie Slang Workshop to help them understand our tricky accent. Our teacher Sam showed them the classic Aussie slang that can be heard around the Noosa area and also had time to show them how to use a stock whip.

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