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

Noosa National Park

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!

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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!!

Welcome

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!

Goodbye Lenka

Today we say goodbye to Lenka Kulendikova from the Czech Republic!

Lenka studied at Lexis Noosa from March 2017 to November 2017 for a total of 30 weeks. While she was here she lived in the beautiful sea side village of Sunshine Beach. She would cycle to school while taking in the wonderful views Noosa had to offer. Lenka worked at Sax’s Resort on Hastings Street every morning so she really appreciated the Sunset Cambridge First program that Lexis Noosa has which allowed her to work in the mornings and study in the afternoons.

Now she is travelling around Australia with her lovely boyfriend Ladislav.  We hope you have a wonderful time travelling around Australia and good luck for the future.

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Boomerang Painting

Lexis Noosa students had a wonderful afternoon painting boomerangs.

The students were learning how to paint traditional and contemporary Aboriginal designs and symbols onto wooden boomerangs.

We hope you all had a wonderful time this afternoon and can’t wait to see you on the next activity!

What’s on at Lexis Noosa

Have a look and see what the Lexis Noosa students will be doing next week after school!

Looking for a job and need some help writing your resume? Than look no further, our job workshop on Tuesday @ 2.00 pm is the activity that you need to do! We give you helpful hits, correct your resume and even print the finished product for you.

Anyone wanting to play beach soccer or climb Mount Coolum? Wednesday afternoon is the day for you! Sign up at reception to reserve your spot.

Lexis Noosa students will be meeting up at KB’s for Glow Party at 9pm! KB’s provides a perfect atmosphere for student night. Loud music, amazing drinks and plenty of dancing. Sign up at reception!

Anyone wanting to try some cider from around Australia? Friday afternoon is the day for you! Sign up at reception to reserve your spot only 30 available!

Sounds like a perfect week of activities to me!

 

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Surfing lesson

Surfing has been so popular lately that we just had to do another lesson!

This afternoon the students at Lexis Noosa  practiced their surf skills while they got to enjoy the refreshing water.

What could be better then an afternoon at the beach!

October Activities

Come and have a look at our exciting activities for the month of October. There is an activity to suit everyone. So make sure you get in fast and sign up at reception each week! See you all there 🙂

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Aussie Food Tasting

Our Sunset classes got to enjoy the amazing Aussie food tasting this morning as their Wednesday activity! The students get to try out Australian Musk sticks, Caramello Koalas, Tim tams, Anzac biscuits, Lamingtons, Sausage rolls, Vegemite and lastly Fairy bread.

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It’s great to see our students speaking English and trying good old Australian food!

I’m sure you can guess everybody’s reaction to Vegemite!

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Hope you all enjoyed your activity and can’t wait to see you on the next one!