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

Grammar 2

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Profile – Charmaine Prosser

Introducing our Elementary teacher Charmaine!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Charmaine to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Spanish and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I’m a Kiwi.

What places have you lived in? In Australia I have lived in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia (nearly all the states). Overseas I have lived in New Zealand, South Korea and in Mexico.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would be an artist.

What do you like to do on the weekend? On the weekend you will find me relaxing at home, in the Noosa National Park or at the Eumundi Markets.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Noosa’s best kept secret is to get up early and watch the sun rise and to see the native animals / locals. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is curry. Yum Yum!!

What is your favourite pastime? My favourite pastime is painting, reading, cooking and skiing.

What is your English tip? My English tip to the students would be to find the lyrics to a favourite English song, play the song and read the words and then play the song and sing along. Most of all have FUN!!

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

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.

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Good morning from everyone here at Lexis Noosa!

We have 3 new starters at Noosa this morning. We welcome Deborah from Brazil and Miyuki and Yuki from Japan.

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We hope that you have all enjoyed your first day.

Image result for good morning it's mondayEveryone at school this morning looks very tired and cold as the temperature has dropped to 12 degrees. Hopefully with the sun out it heats up fast!

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.

Goodbye & Good luck

Today at Lexis Noosa we have 7 Graduating students! We hope that you have all enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa and achieved the levels of English that you desired throughout your studies.

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So we say farewell to Sebastian, Mina and Monica from Switzerland, Michina from Japan, Jasmin from Germany, Alexandre from France and lucky last Claudia from Italy. Good luck as you embark on your new journey whether its working, further studies or starting a great travelling adventure.

 

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.

Teacher Profiles – Kerri Deacon

Introducing our Cambridge FCE teacher Kerri!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Kerri to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Strine and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I love to read 🙂

What places have you lived in? I have lived in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Meekatharra, Adelaide, Burra, Julia Creek, England and Scotland.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would still be searching for a career.

What do you like to do on the weekend? I like to spend time with my family and walking my dog.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Shhhhhhh……. Noosa’s best kept secret is the river mouth at sunset. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is anything fresh and tasty!

What is your favourite pastime? I enjoy reading, swimming in the ocean, walking and seeing new places.

What is your English tip? Always try to speak English outside of the classrooms.

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

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!

Teacher Profiles – Maria Mauger

Introducing our Intermediate teacher Maria!

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Maria with her Intermediate A class – May 2018

We sat down and asked the hard questions to Maria to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you know? English and French. I’m trying to learn Spanish 🙂

What is something we don’t know about you? I’ve spent a year travelling around Australia doing volunteer work. Ask me for some travel tips!

What places have you lived in? I have lived in London, Sydney and Noosa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I would be a florist or floral designer.

What do you like to do on the weekend? I like to go to the beach and playing / watching sport with my dogs and kids.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? It’s still a secret that I haven’t discovered yet!

What is your favourite food?  Ooh! I LOVE cooking and baking, there’s not much food I don’t like.

What is your favourite pastime? Talking, reading and eating.

What is your English tip? Talk to someone new each day whether it’s a student at Lexis or a random stranger! You can learn new vocabulary and you may make a new friend!

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

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.

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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

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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

Graduation Students

Today we say farewell to 8 Lexis Noosa students. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours and wish them safe travels within Australia and to their home countries.

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We have (Willie) Yong Min and (Harry) Sang Geun from Pre-Intermediate classes, Fabian, Patricia and Chiharu from Upper-Intermediate class, Gabriela from IELTS class and we have Yaar and Elena from our Cambridge CAE classes.

Make sure you keep in touch and let us know how you are going!!

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.

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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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May Activities

Let’s have a look and see what’s planned for the month of May at Lexis English Noosa.

May Calendar

There’s so many activities to do this month, I’m sure you will find something exciting to do! We’ve even thrown in some more free workshops to help you practice your English. We hope you all have a wonderful time with us here at Lexis Noosa and don’t forget to come to reception and sign on for your activities or if you have any questions about the calendar.

 

Welcome

We are super excited to welcome 4 new students to our Lexis Noosa family!

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We have Beatriz from Brazil and Jasmin from Germany Sherry from Taiwan and Loredana from Croatia. Two more students will be joining us tomorrow – Rafael and Larissa from Brazil.

We hope you have a wonderful time here at Lexis English Noosa. Don’t forget to explore this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast especially through the Noosa National Park.

Mount Coolum

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon on a beautiful walk up Mt. Coolum National Park.

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We love visiting this mountain because it is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular coastal views. The students get to see some of Australia’s rare and threatened plants, wildflowers, birdlife and geology feature on their walk up the mountain.

We hope you all enjoyed the walk! Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday morning.

 

Graduating Students

Congratulations to our graduating students at Lexis Noosa today!

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We say goodbye to Sasha from IELTS, Nadia from Pre-Intermediate, Yara and Rafael from Intermediate, Valentine and Maxime from Upper-Intermediate and Sayaka from FCE. We hope you have enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa. We wish you all the best for the future and safe travels!

Sunset River Cruise

Yesterday afternoon Lexis Noosa students and teachers made their way down to the Noosa River for a sunset river cruise. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet new friends, improve their English and see different landscapes of Noosa Heads.

The students enjoyed some nibbles and drinks while they sat back and relaxed taking in the beautiful sunset.

 

The night was followed with a cozy bonfire, plenty of laughs and all round good vibes.

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Hope you all enjoyed your night!

Travel Diaries

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Wow what adventures Caroline Burri had travelling around Australia.  It was great hearing about all her experiences after she planned them in the travel option class!  Caroline spent two months on the road and managed to cover most of Australia in this time!  She went to beautiful National Parks, swam on both coral reefs and spent time exploring the major cities.  We are lucky to have a travel agent on site who helped her book her tours.  Maria loved chatting to her and seeing her photos.  When she was asked Caroline said that she had really appreciated the friendly people, the amazing adventures and the breath-taking natural wildlife.  If she could change one thing it would be to spend more time travelling!

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Welcome to our four new students at Lexis Noosa!

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This morning we are welcoming Sebastian, Mina, Rachel and Juliette from Switzerland.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English.