Cheese Tasting

Today our Lexis Noosa students tried 6 different types of Australian and New Zealand cheeses. I wonder what they will think?.?.?

And the winner was…… Mango and Macadamia Cheese!

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE – Australia

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 creamy texture.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT – Australia

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.

 

MAINLAND EPICURE – New Zealand

Our most intensely flavoured cheese – a block of Mainland Epicure cheese has a strong flavoursome bite to it and firm, crumbly texture. This makes it a memorable cheese for those who don’t compromise on taste.

KENILWORTH – Sunshine Coast

A unique blend of mango pulp and macadamia nuts. This cheese is very different and something that every cheese lover should try!

 

MERSEY VALLEY – Australia

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.

KING ISLAND DOUBLE BRIE – Australia

A flagship in the premium Black Label range. This Double Brie blends a rich, creamy Brie style cheese with the unique flora of the earthy Brevi culture to give added complexity to both its aroma and flavour. Made with high butterfat King Island milk, the result is a very special artisan cheese.

Graduating Students

Today we had 16 students finish their English courses at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Mia from Michael’s private class, Kai, Cecile and Sawami from Pre-Intermediate class, Alicia, Ayumu and Reina from Elementary class, Marion, Leonardo, Lupo and Manon from Upper-Intermediate class, Maud and Melanie from Intermediate class, Tanja from FCE class and Svenja from CAE class.

  All the best in the future and always keep in touch!

Mount Tinbeerwah

The Lexis Noosa students spent yesterday afternoon climbing Mount Tinbeerwah and admiring the beautiful views of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

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Mt Tinbeerwah is located just 15 minutes from Noosa Heads in Tewantin National Park and offers a 1km hike to the top. Beyond the first lookout the track climbs to the fire tower lookout perched 265m above sea level – an additional 300m walk. Bring your binoculars and camera to take advantage of the spectacular panoramic 360 degree views with magnificent views over Noosa and the Pacific Ocean. A perfect time to go is late afternoon to check out the beautiful sunsets.

What a wonderful sunny afternoon to enjoy the Mount Tinbeerwah activity! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you on the next activity.

Staff Profiles

Introducing Becky our campus manager!

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We sat down and asked some hard questions of Becky our amazing campus manager to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

English and ‘poor’ German.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught in America, London, New Zealand and Australia. I have been teaching for 42 years.

What places have you lived in?

I grew up in England and moved to Australia in 1982. I have also lived in America and New Zealand.

If you weren’t a campus manager what would you be?

A professional dancer, but I really love my job and really wouldn’t want to do anything else.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Running in the national park.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

There are turtle nests on our beaches. If you are lucky enough you can see them hatching.

What is your favourite food?

Anything crispy! I also love pasta. bread and pastry.

What is your English tip? 

Take risks. Don’t be shy and speak as much as you can.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Becky our campus manager at Lexis English Noosa. 

Courtyard Fun!

It’s always fun to see our classes use the courtyard to do fun English activities for the students.

Today we had our Elementary classes, Pre-Intermediate classes and Intermediate classes using the courtyard at the same time. Such a fun way to learn English!

Welcome to Noosa

Like to give a big warm welcome to the students starting at Lexis Noosa this week.

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We have Elyne and Adele from France, Lucas, Louise and Megan from Switzerland, Seungkyun from Korea and Nonoka from Japan.

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We hope you have a wonderful time here in 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.

Graduating Students

Today we say good-bye to 2 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We have Hitomi from Sam’s Intermediate class and Robin from Kirsten’s Upper Intermediate class.

 We wish them all the best in the future!

Hardworking and Hilarious Option Classes.

This afternoon I had the pleasure of going to all of our Option classes to check in and see how everyone is doing.

All I received was smiles and laughs. 🙂

Our current option classes are:

  • Grammar with the amazing Lize.
  • Current Affairs with the elegant Annette.
  • Customer Service with Kerri the elite laugh machine.
  • Reading and Writing with the radiant Eileen.
  • Survival Speaking with hilarious Kirsten.

Keep studying and having fun.

If you need help or assistance with anything don’t be afraid to come into Reception and ask our amazing staff.

🙂

Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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Brian from IELTS class, Fernando from Upper Intermediate, Mio from Intermediate, Paul and Ikumi from Pre Intermediate class.

Enjoy your travels around Australia and please keep in touch wherever life may take you. We wish you all the best!

 

 

Incredible Students

Introducing one of our incredible students at Lexis Noosa, Beatrice from Pre Intermediate.

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My name is Beatrice, I’m French and I have lived in Italy for 34 years.  I learned English at school a long time ago and I sometimes attended English courses.  I speak French and Italian and I’d like to be able to think in and speak English too.

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 I was worried about being an older student, but I am happy that my age is not a problem in Lexis. I am happy and comfortable in the school and have met some nice students.  At the moment my English is very bad, but I am sure that I am making progress with the lessons at Lexis.  I am looking forward to learning more English skills in the school.

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To stay in Australia for 3 months I am going to try to get a job as a masseuse or a cleaner.  Any job will be good for me as long as I can improve my English at the same time.

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Lexis Noosa

Now we’re getting closer to finding out who will be FIFA World Cup 2018 champion!

Here are the results from the round of 16.

Last 16 final results

Quarter Finals are on this weekend so make sure you get some friends together to watch all of the games! All the game times are listed below and can be watched on the SBS channel.

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For all the results from previous games and additional information head to the whiteboard in the kitchen area!

GOOD LUCK!!

Welcome to Noosa!

We would like to give our new students a big warm welcome to the Lexis Noosa family!

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Starting with us today we have Nadine, Caroline and Dario from Switzerland, Alicia from Brazil, Maiko from Japan, Yujeong from Korea and Giorgia from Italy. We hope you have a wonderful time with us in Noosa!

Welcome Lexis Noosa

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.

Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We say goodbye to Mayu and Amparo from Intermediate, Livio and Bartosz from Upper Intermediate and Yutaro from Cambridge FCE class.

We would like to wish our Lexis Noosa students all the best in the future. Good Luck!

July Activity Calendar

Check out the new Activity Calendar for Lexis Noosa.

Here you can find all the activities that we will be doing throughout the month of July!

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Next week we have a fun filled week planned for you all to enjoy. Just need to come to Reception and sign up each week for the activities you would like to participate in!

Job Workshop

Every Tuesday from 2pm – Job Workshop

Need help writing your resume, getting a Tax File Number or ABN number or just looking for some jobs online. Come to reception and sign up for the Job Workshop.

 

Strawberry Picking

Wednesday 4th June 2018 – 2pm Meet in the courtyard. Limited Spaces!

Join us for an adventure to the Cooloola Berry fields to pick your own strawberries!

 

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Grammar Workshop – Every Thursday at 2pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

Movie Afternoon

Afternoon Movie help at Lexis Noosa

Looking for an activity that’s exciting and entertaining? Than look no further….. We will be showing a movie from our Netflix collection and also supplying some delicious snacks for you all to enjoy.

Job Search

Job Search

There are a lot of jobs available online! Just need to submit your resume online. If you need help please come to Job Workshop on Tuesday from 2pm!

Casual Barista in Coolum Beach – Seek 28.6.18

A cafe in Coolum Beach is seeking a casual Barista (up to 35 hours per week) to join our team.
To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Barista
  • Have Australian work rights

 

Housekeeping Attendant – Ingenia Holidays Noosa – Seek 27.6.18

The primary responsibility of the Housekeeping Attendant is to ensure the rooms within the community are clean and in an orderly manner as well as attend to the amenity blocks and common areas.

 

Chef/Cook needed casual 25-35hrs. Eddie Chebba’s – Gumtree 28.6.18

Arcadia St, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

Chef/cook required for Eddie Chebba’s Noosa Junction. 25-35 hrs a week, with more in the coming months. Must be able to work in small team and cover head chefs day off, all with a positive attitude. Great atmosphere and working environment, contribute to menu ideas and grow with the business. Email resumes to tristanmead83@gmail.com Or in person.

 

Job vacancy – Coolum Beach, QLD – Gumtree 27.6.18

Cook required for busy cafe / takeaway, casual position that could become permenant part or full time for the right person. Duties include preparation of base commodities, cooking of snacks, baking, cooking of  meat and seafood.  Must be able to work under pressure to produce meals in a timely manner. Our trading hours are 8 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week. Must be clean,attentive to detail, willing to learn, easy going personality. Flexible working hours to suit both the business and the employee. The business is a well established over 15 years, recently relocated to new and larger premises due to our growth and expansion of offering, we require the right person.

 

Busy fast paced restraunt looking for kitchen hand ! – Gumtree 27.6.18

Fast paced, young and reliable kitchen hand needed for busy restaurant on Thomas street. To be suitable for this role you must: -be available Tuesday and Thursday nights -be willing to learn -be reliable This job offers 8-12 hours per week.

 

Breakfast cook for Italian coffee shop in Noosa – Gumtree 26.6.18

Well know Noosa coffee icon require a cook / breakfast chef will be prepared to be versatile and work in different sections of the kitchen, both independently and as part of a team.

5 morning shift (8-1pm) preparing pre made meals and make breakfast

3 evening shift (5-10pm) help the Head chef during service

To be successful in this role you Must:

– Have 2 years of experience in a similar role

– Be punctual and reliable

– Be available to work on a 5 or 6 days roster (weekends are a must)

– Be passionate about cooking with fresh produce, working in a team environment and delivery a premium product on the table to each and every customer

– Enjoy working in a busy environment with a true passion for Italian cooking

– A keen eye for detail and a positive and proactive approach

– Have the ability to step up, show your creative flair and back up the Head Chef when required.

-Experience in fresh pasta making and pizza making highly preferred but not essential for someone willing to lear.

This is an excellent opportunity for a career minded individual with a strong work ethic and passion for food. Experience in Italian dining is preferable. Remuneration based on skills and experience. Regional sponsorship available for the right candidate. To apply to this job please send us your Resume. Please note applications without resume won’t be consider. We will contact the right candidate. You must have the rights to live and work in Australia.

 

KItchen staff required – Noosa Heads 26.6.18 Gumtree

We are looking for a strong, reliable and dedicated Kitchen Staff to join our kitchen team on a casual basis. Approx 15-20 hours per week and required knowledge and experiences of Korean food and ingredients

haruasiankitchen@gmail.com

한국분들 환영합니다. 연락 많이 주세요

 

Waiting position available – Gumtree 26.6.18

A traditional Italian Restaurant is seeking an industry professional with a passion for food, wine and service to support our Restaurant .

This water view restaurant is located in the touristic Noosa Marina and our customer base is varied so service can be fast paced during peak season and school holidays period.

This is a casual position with variable number of hours available (10 h/w to 20-25h/w) and you will be required to be available on week days night time and on weekend.

To be successful in this role you MUST have:

  • Good floor skills and amazing customer focus
  • Italian food and wine knowledge, preferred but not essential if you are a fast learner
  • The ability to provide smooth dining experience for customers
  • Ability to communicate clearly, to work in a team and BE RELIABLE.
  • QLD RSA certificate or willingness to get one

What we offer:

  • Friendly team and work environment
  • No early starts

If you think to have what it takes for this position send us your Resume and be ready to come in for a trial shift.

Ciao!

 

 

Aussie Afternoon

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students had the opportunity to join our action packed Aussie afternoon of food tasting and slang.

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By the end of this afternoon we had everyone speaking like a True Blue Aussie. G’Day mate, How’s it goin?!?!

Some of the delicious Aussie food that we tried this afternoon included; an oldie but a goodie – Vegemite, fairy bread, Anzac biscuits, Tim Tams, musk lollies, red frogs, Lamingtons,  Caramello koalas, Macadamia nuts and to wash it all down we tried some Pasito.

 

 

FIFA World Cup 2018

⚽️ For all your FIFA World Cup 2018 information please head to the whiteboard in our common room! We hope you enjoy watching all the games! ⚽️

Round 3

Make sure you cheer on you team while watching them on the TV via the SBS channel.

Good Luck!

Welcome to Noosa!

🤩🎉 Welcome to our new students starting at Lexis Noosa today! Kyotaro, Rumi and Ayumu from Japan, Beatrice and Mathis from France, Sunghyun and Woojin from Korea, Jessica from Brazil, Alba from Spain, Jokab from Germany and Mevelyn from the Philippines. Enjoy your stay!!!

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25.6.18 TAP

Welcome to our new TAP students!

Yoga

What a wonderful way to start the weekend than with a yoga lesson.

A great way to relax and stretch your tired muscles after a long and stressful week of studies.

We hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend and see you bright and early Monday morning!

Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our students!

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Flavia, Livia and Oh from our IELTS class and Lucas and Juan from our Intermediate class.

We wish you all the best in the future and good luck with all your travels and studies.

It’s the Weekend!

Looking for some fun ideas to do this weekend?

 

Weather Forecast

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Noosa Junction Cinema – Saturday Timetables

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Saturday: The Original Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets

Come enjoy the enchanting experience of the world famous Original Eumundi Markets – renowned for locally made artisan treasures. You’ll find handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, and cutting-edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, along with a wealth of fresh produce and gourmet delights. When you need a break from shopping, indulge in a massage, have your palm read, or just be entertained by a stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. Step into a world of original design at the best art and craft market in Australia – and meet the artisans face-to-face every Saturday and Wednesday, rain, hail or shine.

 

Saturday or Sunday: Australia Zoo

Koala Australia Zoo

Wildlife in this popular zoo was captured by Australia’s famous “Crocodile Hunter,” a legendary herpetologist excelling in snake and crocodile capture techniques. There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see.

Noosa National Park Walk

Noosa National

Noosa national park features the spectacular coastal scenery of Noosa Headland, and nearby areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum. Surrounded by development, this park is a wildlife sanctuary, protecting beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland and pockets of dense vine-strewn rainforest.

 

 

 

 

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. 

Farewell Romulo and Paula

Today we say farewell to two of our long studying students Paula and Romulo. They have been with us for 47 weeks and we wish them all the best in the future.

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Good Luck!!

Afternoon Fun at Lexis Noosa

We have a fun filled afternoon installed for Lexis Noosa students! Today the student had 2 activities to choose from, watching Jumanji or a water colour painting lesson with Phil. Which one would you choose?

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Water Colour Painting with our Cambridge teacher Phil!

One of Lexis English Noosa’s must do is to take part in Phil’s water colour painting class.

He teaches you all the techniques needed to complete a water colour painting. Step by step you will be painting a lake, mountains and storm clouds and to finish it off you will need to draw some birds, a boat and cabin in the mountains. Sign your picture and then you are finished!

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Good work everyone! Your water colour paintings look amazing!!

Farewell Sandra

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Today the Upper Intermediate class said goodbye to Sandra who was visiting from Brazil. Sandra was with our class for only 3 weeks but hopefully she will be back again to study very soon. You will be missed from our class and we wish you all the very best in the future.

Welcome to Noosa

Welcome to all of our new students starting today at Lexis Noosa!

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We have 8 new general English students starting today. Bartosz from Poland, Hina and Aya from Japan, Jeong Min and Sangyeop from Korea, Silvio and Vanessa from Switzerland and Leonid from Russia.

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And then we have 7 new students doing our Cambridge course for the next 10 weeks. We have Alisson, Fabienne and Joel from Switzerland, Aida from SPain, Hiroko from Japan, Aaron from Malaysia and Josephine from France.

With our new students we decided to play a game or two of Jenga and have some delicious afternoon tea. Yum Yum!! What a wonderful way to relax and make new friends.

   We hope you all had a wonderful time getting to know one another and hope you enjoy your time at Lexis Noosa!

Graduation

Today we say farewell to 4 students who have completed their English Courses with us here at Lexis Noosa.

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Good luck to Kana, Nadia and Miyuki from our Intermediate classes and Gabriela from Upper Intermediate.

All the best!!

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.