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. 

One last visit

We love visits from our old students! Elisa studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 Weeks before graduating at an Intermediate level. She has been working in Australia since she finished her studies in August 2017. Elisa is finishing her Australian Journey with one last visit to her favourite teachers before returning to Korea to create new memories with her best friend that she met through Lexis Noosa.

Elisa will travel over to France to visit her best friend. They have always talked about travelling to France together and now that it is finally happening they can’t be happier! It’s great to see that you two have kept in contact and are perusing your dreams. Goodbye Elisa and good-luck on your new journey with your friend!

New and improved Job Workshop!

Lexis Noosa has partnered with Zapala People to create the best Job Workshop for the Lexis Noosa students. Zapala is a “Happy small team, focused on recruiting, training and placement of awesome talented people across the logistics, hospitality and housekeeping industries”.

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Lexis Noosa couldn’t be happier to be helping our students as much as we possibly can. Zapala will be helping our students to write their resume, get their TFN & ABN, fill out new employee forms, help with superannuation and of course help finding them a job.

 

Welcome 9.4.18

This morning Lexis Noosa welcomes 11 new students to join the Lexis Family!

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We welcome YooJeong, Sang Geun, Yong Min and Won Yeong from Korea. Yutaro, Mayu and Shiori from Japan. Ampardo and Yannik from Spain. Lara from Germany and Lydia from Switzerland. I hope you all have a great first day. Enjoy Noosa Heads as much as you can while you are here because when you leave I promise you will miss it a lot!

Jobs Hunting

Job Search

Looking for jobs in the Noosa area? Here is a list of jobs that have been on the Gum Tree website.

1. Travel Company Wants You! – Listed 28.3.18

$20/hr + incentives

If you are a young energetic traveller, that likes working in the travel industry, we want to hear from you! We need travel lovers to promote our Travel App called Travello.

Pay is $20/hr some incentive bonuses.

Travello is a social network for travellers used in 180 countries, it’s free to download on iPhone & Android. The app shows travellers around you, has a feed of local travellers pictures and also has local deals etc.

We need people to promote the app around Noosa & surrounds. You will need to have tried the app and know what it does, because you may need to show people on your phone.

So if you love travel and love chatting to travellers – we want to hear from you!

Job can start asap. Call Ryan Hanly on 0415 214 215

 

2. Miss Moneypenny’s is looking for a Chef, Host and a Bartender – Listed 26.3.18

Miss Moneypenny’s is a high volume venue that is open all day, seven days. It is high end, yet accessible and non-pretentious.

It showcases an international bar menu including traditional Napoli style pizzas, and a core lunch and dinner menu which is based on Mediterranean/coastal home style food. We focus on quality ingredients, beautifully seasoned food, consistency and meticulous detail.

This is an opportunity for casual chefs to come on board to produce high quality food, and learn from our new Heads Chef, who is one of the very best in the industry.

Successful candidates will ideally possess:

· Experience in high volume restaurants

· Experience with Mediterranean coastal food

· Excellent presentation, time management, reliability and communication skills

· A genuine passion for good food

· Meticulous attention to detail and consistency

· Ability to communicate with large teams inclusive of wait staff

· A passion for hospitality and people

Miss Moneypenny’s offers excellent working conditions in a fun team environment … in one of the most prestigious and beautiful streets in Australia.

Applicants should have the expectation for long term employment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Call Gene on 0420862234 or head in to Miss Moneypennies to hand in your resume.

 

3. HASTINGS ST BAKERY – Bakery Staff wanted Listed on 24.3.18

We are looking for a shop assistant who has excellent customer service, enthusiastic, hard working and reliable to join our team.

If you are flexible with hours and available school holidays please come into the bakery, introduce yourself with a copy of your resume any day before 11am.

Call Hayley Hunter on 0418865611

 

4. Haru Korean Kitchen is looking for a Korean waitress – Listed 20.3.18

Haru Korean Kitchen in Noosa Junction is looking for a Korean waitress.

– Mon ~Sat / 6pm~ late

– Customer service and simple kitchen assistance

Please send your resume haruasiankitchen@gmail.com or contact 0411 042 922

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs List!

Are you studying at Lexis Noosa and looking for Part-time work? You have come to the right place. Have a look through this jobs list to see what jobs are on offer in the Noosa area this week.

1. HOUSEKEEPING – Premium Resorts Noosa

Job description:

Are you keen to earn money around school hours? Contact me if you are interested in housekeeping in major resorts in the Noosa area. All equipment is provided and no transport required. Start now! Call Peter Mead on 0408 726 696 or email on petermead@resortaustralia.com.au

2. EXPERIENCED FLOOR STAFF REQUIRED – Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Job description:

Are you an experienced Waiter or waitress? Do you speak high English and have good communication skills with all types of customers? Well read on…. We are looking for someone that is able to work weekdays and weekends at our busy café bar. You must have previous experience in the hospitality industry ideally in Australia. You will be able to take customer orders, up sell and provide excellent levels of service. Knowledge of a point of sale system is advantageous. There are lots of hours available for the right candidate. If you are on a working holiday visa we ask that you have at least 6 months remaining on your visa. Call or Text Louise Thomas on 0406788159 if you are interested. 

3. JAPANESE RESTAURANT NOOSA JUNCTION

Job description:

Do you want to work in Noosa’s newest Japanese teppanyaki and a la carte restaurant? Looking for front of house, bartenders, dishwashers, and kitchen hands. Must be hard working , have a good attitude and present well. Applicants must speak both English and an Asian language. Full-time or part-time and casual positions. Please send your resume plus a recent photo and tell us about your hospitality experience. E-mail us at Japaneseinnoosa@gmail.com

4. NEW CAFE LOOKING FOR STAFF – NOOSA HEADS

Job description:

We are opening a brand-new café at : shop 29/18 Hasting Street, Noosa Heads, 4567

We are looking for Full time/Part time staffs to join our team in a thriving environment.
 Highly motivated and passionate
 Able to work under pressure with good attitude
 Weekend availability essential
 Hard working
Positions available:

 Barista
 Wait Staff
 Café all rounder
 Cook
 Cook Assistant
 Kitchen Hand
Please send your resume to: frankzhangbusinessbne@gmail.com
Thank You – Frank, Cafe63 Noosa

5. DISHWASHER JOB 5 NIGHTS/WEEK – NOOSAVILLE

Job description:

Busy Noosaville restaurant seeking dishwasher for night work only. Wednesday to Sunday 6.30pm start approx 3 hrs per night. MUST have experience doing dishes in busy fast paced commerical business before. Immediate start! Message Michelle on Gumtree by clicking on this link!

6. CASUAL DISH HAND – SIROCCO NOOSAVILLE

Job description:

A bar/cafe/restaurant in Noosaville is seeking a casual Dish Hand (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have Australian work rights

To apply for this job click on the link | Sirocco Noosaville Job

Don’t forget to look at websites such as ‘Gumtree’, ‘Seek’, ‘Facebook – Job pages’ when searching for jobs!

Happy job hunting.

Student Night – Lexis Noosa

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Last night we showed the Lexis Noosa students how to play Ten Pin Bowling.

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The aim of the game is to bowl a ball towards 12 pins at the other end of the alley and knock as many pins over as you can.

Everyone enjoyed the evening! Especially trying to figure out who would be crowned the champion of Lexis Noosa!

And of course everyone was a winner on the night! Congratulations to everyone for playing and trying something different!

Whats on this week

Are you wondering what activities you can get up to after school and on the weekend? Check out our awesome activities that we have on offer for this week.  They are looking pretty good to me! Please don’t forget to sign up at reception. 

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Whats on this week!

Here are the exciting activities that will be done this week at Lexis Noosa.

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.

This week on Wednesday we will have a game of Volleyball. Come along to play or just watch the game while you soak up the Australian winter sun. Sign up at reception if you want to participate!

This week, Lexis Noosa students will be meeting up at Lagarto Lounge for some drinks! Lagarto provides a perfect atmosphere for student night. Loud music, amazing drinks and plenty of dancing. Sign up at reception!

Are you a crazy cheese lover? If so then this Friday afternoon is the activity for you to participate in. We will be trying some of Australia’s very own cheeses along side of some beautiful red & white wines. Sounds like a perfect Friday afternoon to me!

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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.

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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.

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. Mireia is one of these students and she has been generous enough to share her experience with us. 

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Mireia has been in Noosa since December 2016 and she works at the Boathouse, a popular riverside restaurant on the shores of Noosa River. She has been working there as a dish-washer since January and she likes it because she has the opportunity to meet locals and because they sometimes give her food.

She works about 20 hours a week and feels that the job has helped to improve her English because she has to speak English in the kitchen with the other staff. If you’re looking for a job in Noosa she recommends writing a really good description of your skills. She also believes that local employers are looking for hardworking and flexible employees.

She sent out many resumes and after a month of looking got the job through a friend who was working there. She feels that working as a dishwasher was much more difficult than what she expected beforehand.

Job Workshop In Action

FullSizeRenderToday we only had one student sign up for the Job workshop but fortunately seven happy job seekers came in to prepare their English resumes so they can enter the job market here in Noosa. Jace Park who has studied Hotel Management back in Korea has completed his resume (which looks and sounds fabulous) and is now ready to start handing it out to as many companies around Noosa as possible – we hope he finds the best job possible!

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IMG_3265Two students applied for their Tax File Numbers and the rest started the process of getting their information together.

Claudio was also spotted at The Cooking Company working hard. Many students here are such inspirations, they study hard in the mornings and then rush off to work in the afternoons of evenings and they still get their homework done.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.

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To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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Lexis WorkShop with Mya – Job Ready ASAP

It is the start of High Season for Noosa Tourism and there are plenty of Jobs around town.

Mya has been busy running our Lexis Workshops to get students (even elementary students) into the workforce as soon as possible. She organizes Tax File Numbers and Australian Business Numbers for students, as well as proof reading resumes and printing out copies.

Students are matched to potential jobs and given the English needed to apply and cope with an interview. When meeting a frantic chef in a busy restaurant, he is not interested in your engineering qualification but wants to know that you are available, that you can work hard under pressure, will be able to understand instructions and do a good job cleaning dishes.

Sign up for Lexis Workshop today.

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WWOOF and extend your Working Holiday Visa

Sakura Hirokawa came back to say hi and proudly show her 1 year extension Working Holiday Visa.

Sakura proudly shows her immigration papers for her extra year in Australia.

Sakura proudly shows her immigration papers for her extra year in Australia.

Like many of our students, Sakura combined a mixture of paid work and voluntary work and all in the Noosa area. WWOOF stands for Willing Workers on Organic Farms and these can be quite small farmsteads and garden centres. You need only do 88 days to qualify for the extra year on your visa and it is a wonderful way to become part of a small local community.

Sakura did her voluntary work at Inner Glow Health products at Tewantin whilst working at a local Japanese restaurant in the evenings. She met other young international people at the farm and the work was enjoyable and not hard.

She was happy that she had gained enough English first ,(thank you teachers Lize and Nicola) to feel confident in the work place.

If you are interested in the WWOOF program check out    www.wwoof.com.au

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