Meet our awesome-sauce Teacher Sam!

 

Introducing one of our (best looking) Lexis English Noosa Teachers. SAM THE MAN

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

What Languages do you speak? 

I am semi fluent in British English and my Australian English is at an Upper Intermediate Level.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I am a qualified tour cruise operator and work in the heart of Noosa. O’ Captain, My Captain 🙂

What places have you lived in?

Los Angeles, Heathrow Airport, Singapore Airport, Sydney (Everywhere), Adelaide and of course Noosa.

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

I would definitely have a career that mixes Entertaining and Language/History. So probably travelling around Europe as a tour guide, partying only once a year 😉

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Working on a boat or contemplating writing my novel underneath a tree in the middle of a park somewhere in the heart of Noosa.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Rumba Wine Bar, somewhere along Hasting Street.

What is your favourite food?

I EAT ANYTHING…

What is your favourite pastime?

Making Gelato for a living.

What is your English tip? 

Watch a movie in English without subtitles and write down any words you know or think you know. Before you watch the movie again, see if you can write a brief summary of what happens to each character in the film. Then watch again with subtitles and you’ll probably be quite close with your synopsis.

Particularly, if it is a Superhero Movie.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Sam one of our Legendary General English Teachers at Lexis English 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!

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.

‘Tis the Season

This morning the Lexis Noosa Sunset class students celebrated the 1st of December by making some Christmas pancakes! Enjoying their pancakes with plenty of toppings. They had a choice of strawberries, banana, blueberries, nutella, cream, maple syrup and chocolate chips….YUM.

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas pancakes and are all full and ready for a great afternoon of study before you get excited for the weekend.

Flourine the pancake maker and Kaoru having a great morning.

 

 

 

 

Cooking class – Trifles

This afternoon the students participated in a cooking class.  The students learnt how to make Trifles which is an English dessert that is made up of sponge, cream, jelly, biscuits, cream. custard and fruits.

The students spent up to half an hour preparing and decorating their trifles… best of all we got to sit down and relax while we eat our finished product.

 

 

Cooking Class

Our teacher Sam and his cooking option class tried to make homemade pasta this afternoon for the first time. As a pasta lover i’m happy to say that it looked and tasted very yummy!

 

Cooking up a Storm

We found out that all the cooking class enjoy hot and spicy food!  This week we researched types of curry from around the world and we decided to make curry from India.  Using fresh locally grown ginger from Buderim and green beans from Gympie we made two types of curry with condiments.

Everyone found out how to make naan bread, which is a great alternative when you are travelling and camping as it’s quick and easy to make and you can leave to rise whilst you are driving along!

We had a great time talking about food, describing tastes and aromas and following and adapting the recipes we chose together!

 Now all that’s left to do is eat and enjoy!

Whats on this week!

Are you a student at Lexis Noosa and looking for something exciting to do after school everyday? If so then look so further. This week we have some very exciting activities, check them out below!

Poster Week 2.7

Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Tony is one of these students and he has been generous enough to share his experience with us.

Tony

Tony has been in Noosa since March 2017 and on Saturdays he works at the Eumundi Markets, a popular tourist market in the small town of Eumundi. On  Sundays he  works at the local Noosa Farmers Market in Noosaville where he is responsible for cooking the dumplings and also selling them to customers. He has been working there for one month and likes it because it gives him the opportunity to meet locals and practise his English with them.

If you’re looking for a job in Noosa he recommends writing a really good description of your skills. He recommends asking your friends if they know of any jobs in the area and to also look on a website called Gum Tree. He also believes that local employers are looking for students with work experience who learn really quickly and are hard working.

Tony sent out many resumes and after two months of looking and hard work he found the job that was right for him. He feels that working  your first week with the company is very important as they will be watching and judging if you are taking the job seriously as well as  making sure that you are the right fit for their company.

Snap! Snap! Crocodile Alert!!!

Group group

What are the class doing?  It’s okay the crocodile is safe and was cubed and put in a delicious marinade!

crocodile meat

We designed three different marinades from fresh ingredients and left the crocodile to tenderise overnight.  We had the stir-fried cubed meat as a kebab with healthy fresh vegetables and rice.  Our chef Karina showed us how to present the rice in an attractive way using a measuring cup to form half a sphere.  This is why she is the professional! Fabulous Karina!

Students thought that the crocodile meat was similar in taste to chicken but had the texture of fish.  It is a delicacy in Australia and all the students had a try!  It’s good to try new foods when we visit a different country!