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. 

Koala Cafe by the Customer Service Class

The Customer Service class put all their practice into a real-life situation today when they made lunch for the students at the Koala Cafe.  The class researched recipes and wrote a menu description for their dishes.  The shopped for food and made delicious dishes for the students and teachers to eat.  The Thai Basil Chicken was very popular and there was a choice of tasty desserts either apple pie or warm pancakes and fresh fruit.  The students were able to greet customers and wait on the tables. The washing-up wasn’t as popular though!

We hope you enjoyed our food!

Teacher Profile – Phil

Introducing our CAE Cambridge teacher Phil!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our Cambridge teacher Phil to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and a little Indonesian.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught many things over the past years. Math, Science, Business and water colour painting. I also have a lot of experience in hospitality and written half a book 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Noosa, Jakarta and London.

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

I think if I wasn’t teaching I would be a lecturer.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you will find me painting, renovating and building.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

The Noosa River is the best kept secret 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Ceviche and Sushi 🙂 Yum Yum

What is your favourite pastime?

I love to paint, travel or anything to do with the outdoors and water. eg. Sailing, camping or surfing.

What is your English tip? 

GET INVOLVED!!!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Phil one of our Cambridge teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Cambridge Graduation

Today we say farewell to our Cambridge students who started their course on the 19th March 2018. We’d like to say thank you for coming to Lexis Noosa and we hope you all had an amazing time here with us. Good luck with your speaking exams tomorrow and other exams over the weekend and next week.

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CPE Class with teacher Tim Bloxsome, Dario, Yanik, Dominik, Mateus, Isabela, Carmela, Roman and Adrien.

CAE Phil

CAE 1 Class with teacher Phil, Santiago, Cloe, Nicole, Max, Nina, Erica, Noee, Pasquale, Tatjana, Sandra, Aneta and Rachel.

CAE Kirsten

CAE 2 class with teacher Kirsten, Guilherme, Sarah, Isabela, Lucie, Marta, Lara, Noelia, Nina, Rafael, Manuela and Lyndon.

FCE Suzie

FCE 1 class with teacher Suzie, Basil, Nerea, Jacqueline, Alex, Celine, Jeanne, Claudia, Marta, Cate, Alejandra, Ria and Kishiko.

FCE Kerri

FCE 2 class with teacher Kerri, Saad, Raquel, Marc, Jeremias, Martin, Ramona, Romina, Oh, Luiza and Jasmin.

We wish you all the luck and happiness in the future!

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WE DID IT!! 🙂

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.

Movie Afternoon

This afternoon our Lexis Noosa students enjoyed watching The Greatest Showman while eating some delicious popcorn and lollies. Yum Yum 🙂

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

International Lunch Day

Looking to try some amazing and delicious international dishes at Lexis Noosa.           Than look no further!…..

Chicken Karaage

Our wonderful customer service option class will be hosting a lunch opportunity for the                              whole of Lexis Noosa on Friday the 8th June 2018 at 12.15 pm.                                                                        It will only cost you $4 to participate.                                                 Please take your money to the Lexis Noosa kitchen and see the beautiful students from the customer service option class!

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Enjoy your meal and have a wonderful day!

 

 

Welcome 4.6.18

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A huge welcome to Lexis Noosa’s four new students this morning.

We have Nayoon and Hyeon-Tae from Korea, Rika from Japan and Sandra from Brazil. We hope that you all have a great first day at our lovely school.

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See you all at 2pm for the Noosa Local Tour! We will go for a walk around the Noosa Junction and I’ll show you the most important stops around town such as the medical center, banks, good cafes, where to buy a bus card and sim card, the supermarket and loads more.

After the local tour I recommend making your way down to Noosa Main Beach because it will be looking just as beautiful as this picture!

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Goodbye to our graduating students!

Today we are saying goodbye to Ricky, Dong Hee, & Won from South Korea, Yuki, Chika & Kaori from Japan and Yannick & Marc from Spain. It’s a very sad day as these students have been with us for such a long time.

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We will miss you guys! Goodluck with your travels and please be SAFE.

BBQ Party!

Last night we had a great BBQ party to celebrate Cambridge’s last student night with us here at Lexis Noosa as they will be busy next week prepping for their exams.

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We enjoyed a lot of great food, drinks and a whole lot of laughs.

The night was crisp so of course the dance moves had to make an appearance to warm everyone up haha! Hope you all enjoyed the night.

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!

Staff Profile – Cathy

Introducing our Homestay Manager Cathy!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our staff member Cathy to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Welsh.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is actually a name of a town in Wales and it is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the place with the longest name!

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Wales, Bahrain and Australia but my favourite one would have to be beautiful Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

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

I would definitely be a News Reporter.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you’ll find me on the Noosa River or at the Beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

A secret car park in Hastings Street… but I’ll never tell you exactly where haha!

What is your favourite food?

Vegetables and salad.

What is your favourite pastime?

I love exercising and socialising.

What is your English tip? 

Just keep practicing!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Cathy one of our staff members at Lexis English Noosa. 

Ping Pong Competition!

30.5 4This afternoon Lexis Noosa students participated in a Ping Pong Competition. We had 32 players all together and played off until we reached 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Great job to everyone who came along and participated in the tournament.

Congratulations to the boys who finished in the top three!

Max 3rd place, Yanik 1st place and Dario 2nd.

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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!

Graduation!

Congratulations to our 7 Graduating students at Lexis Noosa this afternoon. We have Vera and Adilton from Elementary, Kanna from Pre Intermediate, Sibel, Stella and Nicolas from Intermediate and Chloe from FCE!

Goodluck with everything in the future!

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Check Out Next Weeks Activities!

Have a look and see what activities Lexis Noosa is offering this week!

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Job Workshop

On Tuesday the 29th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have our wonderful Job Workshop with Sahra. She will help you write your resume, practice interview questions and look for jobs. Don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

EnglishConversation Club

On Wednesday the 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have a conversation club where students can enjoy something to eat while practicing their English.

Table Tennis

We also have a Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm. Who will be crowned champion of Lexis Noosa?…… Turn in next week to find out.

Thursday 31st May 2018

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On Thursday we have our wonderful Grammar class with Lize. Looking to improve your English for FREE! Why not come along and try our Grammar Class, it’s run every week on Thursday and don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Thursday 31st May 2018

Night

We say farewell to our Cambridge students with a Aussie BBQ at Lions Park!

Friday 1st June 2018

Belly Dancing

If you haven’t experienced Bel’s Belly Dancing before than Friday is the day for you. Come along for some fun and exercise in Room 12 at 2.00 pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

Monday Starters 21.5.18

Good morning from everyone here at Lexis Noosa!

We have 3 new starters at Noosa this morning. We welcome Deborah from Brazil and Miyuki and Yuki from Japan.

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We hope that you have all enjoyed your first day.

Image result for good morning it's mondayEveryone at school this morning looks very tired and cold as the temperature has dropped to 12 degrees. Hopefully with the sun out it heats up fast!

Boomerang Painting

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon relaxing & listening to some music as they paint their awesome boomerangs.

The students thought of some great designs! They could be the real deal ;).

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Hope you all had a great afternoon. You now have a great souvenir to take home with you to remember your fantastic trip to Australia annnnd remember us here at Lexis English Noosa hehe.

Goodbye & Good luck

Today at Lexis Noosa we have 7 Graduating students! We hope that you have all enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa and achieved the levels of English that you desired throughout your studies.

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So we say farewell to Sebastian, Mina and Monica from Switzerland, Michina from Japan, Jasmin from Germany, Alexandre from France and lucky last Claudia from Italy. Good luck as you embark on your new journey whether its working, further studies or starting a great travelling adventure.

 

Teacher Profiles – Kerri Deacon

Introducing our Cambridge FCE teacher Kerri!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Kerri to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Strine and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I love to read 🙂

What places have you lived in? I have lived in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Meekatharra, Adelaide, Burra, Julia Creek, England and Scotland.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would still be searching for a career.

What do you like to do on the weekend? I like to spend time with my family and walking my dog.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Shhhhhhh……. Noosa’s best kept secret is the river mouth at sunset. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is anything fresh and tasty!

What is your favourite pastime? I enjoy reading, swimming in the ocean, walking and seeing new places.

What is your English tip? Always try to speak English outside of the classrooms.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Kerri one of our teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Badminton

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students enjoyed playing Badminton in the park.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came to our afternoon activity! We look forward to having you on the next one!

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Welcome to the 8 new students at Lexis Noosa this morning and the 3 returning students!

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We welcome Jaehee from Korea, Mio, Ayu, Aoi(Emily) and Eunji from Japan, Jan from the Czech Republic, Jessica from Switzerland and Seksan from Thailand.

Lucas is from Brazil and he is returning for another 6 weeks of General English. Fabio is also from Brazil and is returning for a further 6 weeks of IELTS. And last but not least we have Livia from Slovakia that has returned to study 4 weeks of IELTS.

Hope you all enjoy your fist day at the school and if you are a returning student your first day back! Enjoy the sunny weather and the crisp temperature.

 

Poker Face

It’s getting serious at Lexis Noosa for the Poker Tournament as the students spend their afternoon playing a game of Texas Holdem Poker.

We saw many poker faces but also a lot of smiles as friends try to out bet each other.

Hope you all enjoyed the activity.

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Goodbye! 11.5.18

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Today we say farewell to 7 great students at Lexis Noosa. Most of the students have been with Lexis for over 20 weeks so it is very sad to see them go today.

Today we have 3 students graduating from their IELTS course; Francesco, Lucas and Felipe. Xavier from FCE 2, Laura from CAE and Misaki and Irma from Upper Intermediate.

See ya later alligators. Good luck with everything in the future!

Surfs up in Noosa!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Noosa Main Beach for an afternoon of surf lessons and a whole lot of fun!

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The surf lesson is for 2 hours which includes a safety talk and a quick demonstration on how to paddle and stand up.

Music Workshop

What a wonderful way to learn English than with a musical workshop!!

Thank you to our teacher Sam for putting together a Musical Workshop so that our students could improve their English. Our Lexis Noosa students learnt the song “Stand By Me” by Ben E King in the workshop and then performed it in front of a live audience.  Thank you for the wonderful performance!

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A very warm welcome to all of the new students this morning at Lexis English Noosa!

We are welcoming Victor from Spain, Jeremias, Max, Camille, Nadia and Livio from Switzerland, Vera, Adilton and Rubens from Brazil.

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Enjoy your very first day at Lexis Noosa and we hope your journey in Australia is everything that you expect and more. Let’s hope that this weather clears up and you can explore all of Noosa’s best kept secrets.

First week in Noosa?                                                                   

This is what you need to see, know and do:

Laguna Lookout Sunset

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Pack a picnic and head up to Laguna Lookout for one of the most amazing Australian sunsets you will ever see!

 

 

Noosa National Park

Woman walking on track in Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track Sunshine Coast

 

Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track is one of the great walks of the Sunshine Coast. You’ll see turquoise water, white sand, frolicking dolphins and a native forest with koalas.

 

Noosa Main Beach

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Make your way down to Hastings Street and grab an ice cream of your choice and melt away while you stare into the magical waters of Noosa Main Beach.

Say Cheeeese!!!

Lexis Noosa students had a great afternoon tasting some of Australia’s awesome cheeses along with a little bit of wine of course!

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MERSEY VALLEY CHEDDAR

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.

TRILOGY CLUB CHEDDAR

This trilogy club cheese takes vintage cheddar and pairs it with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like summery herbs and sundried tomatoes. Just one nibble will have you hooked. The South Cape Trilogy range includes 3 cheeses, each cleverly combined with a selection of unique flavours.

JINDI TRIPLE CREAM BRIE

As a dessert cheese, the Jindi Triple Cream is very rich and full flavoured. Its butter- like texture melts in your mouth and the taste lingers for some time. Beneath the white mould bloom lies a glorious golden interior.

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE

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 and creamy texture.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT

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.

KENILWORTH CHEESE

Cheese has been made in Kenilworth for more than 60 years. The Cochrane family, dairy farmers in the region for six generations. They recently purchased the Kenilworth cheese factory and it is now known as Kenilworth Dairies. The Cochrane farms provide the freshest, highest quality milk from their farms, a short distance away in the Mary Valley. This milk is made into the delicious cheese, yoghurt, mousse, and ice cream produced at Kenilworth Dairies.

Hope you all had a great afternoon. Enjoy the long weekend