Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Today we welcome 20 new General English students and 35 new Cambridge students to our wonderful campus at Noosa.

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General English Students: Yuya, Ayaka, Ami, Yuki, Haruka, and Akira from Japan, Hye Ju, Jae Ho and Ill Sim from Korea, Suvichada from Thailand, Adriana from Brazil, Pere from Spain, Julia, Sereina, Janine, Melissa and Andre from Switzerland and Yu Chun from Taiwan.

10.9.18 Cambridge

Cambridge Students: Samya, Marine, Sira, Janine, Christoph, Andrina, Jessica, Matthias, Julian, Jiska, Celina, Tanja, Ariane, Sarah, Stefanie, Aline, Leon, Celine, Daniel, Gina, Fabienne, Lorena, Luca, Alessandra, Patricia, Dominique, Melanie, Nicole, Celine, Lea and Nina from Switzerland, Carmen from Germany, Josephine from Sweden, Francesc from Spain and Nienke from Netherlands.

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Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon down at Pinaroo Park enjoying some drinks and food while playing volleyball and getting to know one another.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa with us!!

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Today Lexis Noosa is welcoming 7 new students to our wonderful family.

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We have Miriam and Katja from Switzerland, Inga from Russia, Ariana from Andorra, Franziska from Austria and Junki and Mami from Japan.

Welcome to our Lexis Noosa family and we hope you have a wonderful and exciting stay!

Let’s learn some Muay Thai

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students learnt some Muay Thai moves.

The students walked down to Pinaroo Park where the lesson was going to take place. First of all the teacher showed us some moves and quickly ran through the background of the sports so that we could get an understanding of what Muay Thai Martial Arts is and the history behind it.

We love doing these kinds of activities so that the students get to learn about different cultures!

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Hope you all loved learning some Muay Thai.

 

 

Staff Profiles – Cara Student Support

Introducing Cara one our are lovely Student Support staff.

 

We sat down and asked some hard questions of Cara one of our student support staff members to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

Only English but I’m hoping to learn another language in the future.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I’m a mad Queensland Firebirds netball fan!!

What places have you lived in?

I was born in Kingaroy, a country town about 3 hours west from the Sunshine Coast. I have also lived in London, Brisbane and of course the Sunshine Coast.

If you weren’t working at Lexis Noosa what would you be?

A cake decorator. I love making and decorating my niece and nephew’s birthday cakes.

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On the weekend you’ll find me?

Going to watch the Queensland Firebirds play in Brisbane or catching up with some friends.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

To hire a stand up paddle board and explore the Noosa River.

What is your favourite food?

NACHOS!! I love Mexican food.

What is your English tip? 

To come to all of the Lexis Noosa activities!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Cara one of our Student Support staff at Lexis English Noosa. 

Beer Tasting

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, trying some Australian and New Zealand beers with friends. Cheers!!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students tried 5 different beers from Australia and New Zealand.

BEER 1: STONE AND WOOD

Stone & Wood from Byron Bay have burst onto the craft beer scene with some fantastic hand crafted beers including this Pacific Ale which is jam packed full of fresh tropical fruit aromas and flavours. The quintesential summer sessional beer, it has crowd pleaser written all over it.

BEER 2: WHITE RABBIT DARK ALE

Brewed out of the old ‘Little Creatures’ Brewery that was carted across the country from Fremantle (WA), this great dark ale has a great intensity with sweet tones. Medium hops with caramel and toffee notes that lingers for considerable time.

BEER 3: JAMES SQUIRE ONE FIFTY LASHES PALE ALE

James Squire One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale is a crisp finishing, Australian style cloudy Pale Ale with malted wheat for refreshing character and a concoction of hops which create fruity aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus. (Brewed in inner-city Sydney)

BEER 4: CRICKERTERS ARMS LAGER

This easy drinking Cricketers Arms lager was specially crafted to honour friendships and celebrate achievements paying homage to a time where telling stories, cheers and post-match banter was an important tradition. Keepers Lager is crafted using sun-dried malt and infused with citrus Amarillo hops. (Brewed in Laverton, Melbourne)

àLager = effervescent beer light in colour and body

BEER 5: COOPERS EXTRA STOUT

Coopers Extra Stout is a beacon for lovers of a hearty brew. With its robust flavour comprising a blend of fruit, chocolate and hop bitter notes it’s everything a stout should be. Brewed naturally using a top fermentation method, this beer’s unique rich, dark texture comes from specially roasted black malt. (South Australia)

 

Cheers.!.!.! We hope you all had a wonderful afternoon at our Beer Tasting activity.

Cider Tasting

This afternoon the wonderful students at Lexis Noosa, engaged in an awesome English exercise – Cider Tasting 🙂

With the help of some of our Customer Service Students, everyone was able to indulge in 5 different varieties of Cider.

Lots of happy faces and lots of English was shared.

The ciders that were tasted are listed below.

CIDER 1: CASTAWAY CLASSIC PEAR CIDER  

Castaway Pear Cider is perfectly balanced and proudly produced in Western Australia. Radiating with the smell of crisp fragrant pears this cider is made for fruit-fulled refreshment. It is a crisp, fruity, easy drinking cider. Best enjoyed served over ice on a warm summer day.

CIDER 2:  REKORDERLIG STRAWBERRY & LIME CIDER

Made from the purest Swedish spring water and deliciously ripe summer strawberry flavours, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider is perfect served over ice or mixed with fresh mint for an incredible taste sensation.

CIDER 3: THE HILL CIDER COMPANY – APPLE

Made using only the crispest Adelaide Hills apples, The Hills Cider company apple cider is bright straw in colour displays fresh floral mores with a hint of custard apple and minerals. Crisp green apples on the palate, with layers if lime sherbet, custard apple and sweet vanilla. Serve ice cold. deliciously refreshing!

CIDER 4: 5 SEEDS APPLE

5 Seeds Crisp Apple Cider is a wonderfully refreshing Cider with flavoursome apple characteristics coming through in both the aroma and flavour. 5 Seeds has become one of Australia’s favourite ciders for obvious reasons! Serve on its own over ice or with the addition of some fresh fruit.

CIDER 5: REKORDERLIG PASSIONFRUIT

Lovers of Cheeky Rascal’s refreshing fruit-flavoured ciders are going to fall head over heels for their Passionfruit and Pink Lady Apply cider blend. Power packed tropical flavours courtesy of quality Passionfruit is expertly intertwined with crunchy Pink Lady characters to create a cider destined for a Sunday afternoon.

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. 

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.

Cloe’s Lexis Noosa experience!

My name is Cloe Barnet, I am from Nendaz in Switzerland

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How did you find your first couple of weeks on the Noosa campus and Lexis?        

My first couple of weeks in Lexis was amazing! Everyone at Lexis was very welcoming and the weather was truly stunning.  I arrived in February and was surfing at Noosa beach in my very first week!  That was a pretty cool experience!

Why did you choose Noosa to study?

I really wanted to avoid an Australian capital city and Noosa is famous for amazing beaches which is what I was looking for!

What do you like most about Lexis and Noosa?

The teaching staff and support staff were really friendly to me and I like the chilled out environment of Noosa.

How is your classroom experience at Lexis?

I am studying towards my Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate and the classroom experience is really challenging however my teacher introduces interesting activities and games to assist in my learning.  

What are your future plans when you finish your Lexis English studies?

I am travelling to New Zealand when my course finishes and then I will return to Switzerland to commence my Bachelor in Zoology  

My passion is to work with polar bears and travel to Alaska to assist in the conservation challenges this amazing animal faces. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I like exploring so I have been through Fraser Island, Australia Zoo, through the amazing National Parks and beaches here and normally on a Thursday or Friday night I go out with my friends to dance and catch up!

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!

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.

What to do this weekend…..

Here are some ideas for you to do over the weekend. Have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast.

THE ORIGINAL EUMUNDI MARKETS

Eumundi Markets

 Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary – open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday.

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

 AUSTRALIA ZOO

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Australia Zoo – Your ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination!

Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.

Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!

Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.

You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!

 

 

SEA LIFE – Mooloolaba

Underwater world

Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in our 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. With 14 fun talks and animal feeds, including our family favourite seal presentation, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

 

Noosa National Park

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Walk in the Noosa National Park. Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Noosa National Park is at the end of Hastings Street and features spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many animals including koalas and birds.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Thursday Fun

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

This morning Lexis Noosa students received a visit from the easter bunny. Each class were given easter eggs to nibble on in class!

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Hope you all have a fabulous long weekend. Don’t eat too many chocolates!

Hula Hooping

What a wonderful activity to do after a long day of studing English. A great way to relax, unwind and just have FUN!

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Inga from In Your Flow is our beautiful instructor today. She is teaching our Lexis Noosa students how to hula hoop with some special tips and tricks.

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Don’t forget to check out our Hula Hoop videos on our Facebook page 🙂

 

Never Too Late To Learn English

Sabina and Jacki

Jaqui and Sabina are studying at Lexis Noosa in General English.  Although it’s a while for both of them since they have studied they are both enjoying the challenge.  Jaqui enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the classes and thinks that speaking with different nationalities is a good idea.  Sabina has been away for the weekend with students of different ages and is looking forward to travelling around Australia after she finishes her course.  Both students have tried different sporting activities and Jaqui has enjoyed the beach lifestyle in Noosa.

Akiko Miyamoto

We love getting visits from old students.

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Akiko studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 weeks back in 2015. After her studies Akiko completed farm work to get her second year visa to then move up to Cairns. In Cairns Akiko got a housekeeping job and worked on an overnight boat for a year. The job was 5 days on and 3 days off and her job consisted of housekeeping duties, kitchen hand and training for her dive master to then be a tour guide for the scuba divers.

Akiko said that the best part of her job was the free scuba diving everyday!

She met people from all over the world and absolutely loved her job. Now Akiko is moving to New Zealand to work on a ski resort on the South Island. We love hearing happy and exciting travel adventures from our ex-students.

Thank you for visiting Akiko Miyamoto.

Zumba

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students got to join a Zumba class with NoosaZumba’s amazing teacher Nella! Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring ovements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

The class was filled with plenty of laughs and smiles which shows that Zumba is a fun and exciting way to work out!

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Check out our Facebook page for some great videos!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lexisnoosa/

 

Travelling Australia

The afternoon option class Travel Australia have enjoyed sharing travel stories and advice.  They explore different places to stay as well as information and tips on staying healthy as they travel. Many students plan a two or three month holiday after their English courses.  Ramona recently returned and met up with fellow student Patrick to swap stories.  Ramona said that three months travelling around Australia was not enough as she still wanted to visit Tasmania.  She is planning to return in 18 months with her sister and study more and travel. The best tip she gave Patrick was not to drive at night on rural roads.  She mentioned that there was so much amazing wildlife that can be injured at night.maria blog

Their teacher Maria spent 2015 with her family driving around Australia and doing farm and voluntary work.  There is also an on-site travel agent at Noosa who has a wealth of knowledge to share.  It’s a great opportunity for students to plan their adventures!

Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum is such a beautiful walk we decided to run this activity again! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 🙂

Perfect afternoon to climb Mount Coolum located on the Sunshine Coast near Coolum Beach. Spectacular views of the entire Sunshine Coast could be viewed from the very top of the mountain.

We hope you all had a wonderful time on your afternoon activity and look forward to seeing you on the next one 🙂

Welcome to Noosa

A big warm welcome to our new students starting this week at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Guilherme, Pedro and Luciana from Brazil, Carlos, Anna, Marta, Gabriela, Miguel and Marta from Spain, Beat, Andrea, Leandro and Manuel from Switzerland, Misaki, Yuki, Natsumi and Marina from Japan, Lucile from France and Vincent from New Caledonia.

We hope you all have a wonderful time in Noosa!

Markets around the Sunshine Coast

Eumundi Markets

  • Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi
  • When: Saturday 7am to 2pm

The Eumundi Market is the biggest on the Sunshine Coast and one of the biggest in Queensland. Any Wednesday or Saturday of the year around 10,000 locals, interstate and international tourists come to enjoy the atmosphere, the fun and of course the multitude of arts, crafts and produce on display, over 300 stalls of them in fact, as well as music and street theatre.

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Noosa Marina Markets

  • Where: 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
  • When: Sunday 8am – 2pm

The Noosa Marina art, craft and local produce market has an idyllic setting on the deck, overlooking the Noosa River.

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Big Pineapple Growers & Artisans Market

  • Where: Big Pineapple, Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye
  • When: Saturday 6.30am – 12noon

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Caloundra Street Fair

  • Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra
  • When: Sunday 8am – 1pm

Located in the heart of Caloundra, Markets on Bulcock is a ‘must do’ for locals and visitors. Browse the handcrafted, locally made products and art, enjoy the live entertainment, buy fresh produce, and a range of tasty food options. Set in the main street, the market is surrounded by cafes, boutiques and specialty shops – and it’s all only two blocks from beautiful Bulcock Beach. For stall enquiries phone 0488 222 805, and for general enquiries phone 07 5492 5977

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Cotton Tree Markets

  • Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore
  • When: Sunday 7am to noon

Cotton Tree Markets offers something for everyone. For more than 22 years the Market has featured local artisans, designers or inventors selling their own unique and creative works within a precinct of fine cafes, fashion and wares. You’ll find fashion, jewellery, original artworks, sculptures, skincare, pottery, shells, plants, baking, homewares, kids toys and more. Soak up the friendly market atmosphere and be entertained by local performers. By supporting the Cotton Tree Markets you’re not only supporting the Sunshine Coast’s local artisan’s, designers and inventors, you are also supporting people living with cancer.

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Noosa Farmers Market

EVERY Sunday at The Noosa Australian Football Club on Weyba Road, Noosaville between 7am and 12pm where we showcase some of the finest and freshest produce in the region.

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Hope for have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast and everything this region has to offer! 

Noosa Activities – January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back to Lexis Noosa for another wonderful year! We have another action packed month of activities for everyone to join and have fun!!

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Don’t forget if you would like to come to an activity or student night come to reception and write your name on the sign up sheet.

Can’t wait to see everyone smiling faces on this months activities 🙂

Welcome 8/1/18

Welcome to the new students starting at Lexis Noosa!

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Florian, Corina, Gina, Stefanie, Livia, Sven, Patrick, Vanessa, Catharina, Fabienne, Nicole, Daniel, Adrian, Martina, Sara, Dario, Sabina, Tim, Samuel and Amaranta from Switzerland, Eliot, Clement and Theo from New Caledonia, Karim, Estelle, Jules, Etienne and Achille from France, Marco from Germany, Valentine from Belgium, Santiago from Colombia, Rafael from Brazil and Eva from Portugal.

We hope you all have a wonderful time in Noosa.

 

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

What an amazing way to start the new year than with 87 new students starting with us here at Lexis Noosa! We are welcoming students from all over the world with us today.

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 Our General English course has 18 new faces.

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And our new Cambridge course which will run over the next 12 weeks, has 69 new students.

As a Lexis Noosa tradition we like to head down to our local park and cook up a Aussie BBQ for our new students to try and experience 🙂 Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

We hope you all enjoyed your afternoon at the park and have a wonderful time at Lexis Noosa!

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

We would like to give a big warm welcome to the new students starting with Lexis Noosa this morning.

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Yuka and Yurie from Japan, Dahye from Korea, Flavia from Brazil, Dadian from Colombia, Petra from Czech Republic, Luca from Germany,  Larissa from Switzerland, Abdulaziz, Abdullah, Ibrahim, Khalid, Salman. Rayan, Mamdouh and Ziad from Saudi Arabia.

We hope you all have a wonderful first day at Lexis Noosa!

Yoga

What better way to spend the afternoon than having a relaxing session of Yoga in the park.

Lexis Noosa students had the opportunity to relax, breath and stretch their tried muscles from a long week of learning and practicing their English.

   We hope you all had a wonderful Yoga class and look forward to seeing you on the next activity!

Christmas Card Workshop

Today Lexis Noosa students enjoyed an afternoon of fun while making some incredibly crafty Christmas Cards.

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A great gift for their friends, host families, teacher or family back home as Christmas is just next week!

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Salsa & Sangria

What better way to end the day than with a glass of sangria and learning to dance the Salsa!

Noelia from our LTTC Business Course and Miquel from Intermediate A class kindly agreed to teach the Lexis Noosa students how to salsa. The dance of love!!

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Welcome to all the new smiling faces at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Jose Manuel, Julia and Carolina from Spain, Noriko, Yujio and Arisa from Japan, Stephanie, Jessica, Matthias, Sarah and Bryan from Switzerland, Jules from New Caledonia, Ragna from Germany and Yein from Korea.

We hope you all have a wonderful first day at Lexis Noosa!

Noosa National Park

We had such beautiful weather last Friday for our Noosa National Park walk.

Happy Birthday Simara 🙂 We hope you enjoyed walking through the Noosa National Park!