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.

 

Fun in the sun!

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding down the beautiful Noosa River.

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Everyone looked like they had a great time!

Hope you all had a nice cool down swim because it was so sunny and hot this afternoon.

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!

Aussie Food Tasting

What a way to spend the afternoon than with a good old Aussie Food Tasting session!

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The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon trying the good old Aussie favourites like Vegemite, Milo, Lamintons, kirks soft drink, Anzac biscuits, Caramello koalas, red frogs and many more.

Unfortunately I don’t think Vegemite was anyone’s favourite………

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I’m glad everyone was having a good time and found something yummy to eat.

See you all on the next activity!

 

Easter Afternoon Fun

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students spent their afternoon making cupcakes! The cupcakes where decorated easter style. The students were able to make three different types of cupcakes.

They all looked great everyone!

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Enjoy your weekend .

Pizza Party

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Last night Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Lions Park to enjoy a night full of Pizza for the monthly Lexis Noosa student night!

Hope you all enjoyed the night filled with plently of laughs, good vibes and beer.

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The sunset was so beautiful.

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Assessment and Reporting Lexis Style

At Lexis, our 360 degree support is also reflected in our Assessment and reporting.  On arrival, student visa holders are given a detailed study plan during their initial interview which is given to their teachers and also forwarded to their agents.

During their second week, all students are given a feedback survey and asked to report on their class, their teacher and the administration staff. We also check if everything is fine with their accommodation and host families. For our student visa holders, this is followed up by a personal interview with the academic manager. This way, any initial problems or worries can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

Every four weeks, all students will have a personal interview with their class teacher and receive a full written report.

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The teacher will address each English skill, and how the student is progressing compared to their initial testing and for the level that they are studying in. They are given academic advice and suggestions for GIL (guided individual learning). The student also completes a report on their teacher and learning. This 360 degree reporting enables us to monitor our students and our academic teaching methods and ensure the best possible outcomes.

Every student will receive a final exit report and certificate in their last week.  The student is asked to complete a detailed exit survey to give us feedback on all areas of their Lexis Noosa experience including accommodation and activities.

Welcome 19.3.18

This morning we welcomed 4 new General English students and 24 new Cambridge students to our Lexis Noosa campus.

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Welcome to our General English starters: Vanessa from Italy, Silvia from Switzerland, Kurt from Switzerland and Sibel from Turkey. 

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And welcome to our Cambridge starters!

Celebrating the first day of Cambridge, the whole school went down to Cornerstone Pub to enjoy a cold beverage and some delicious snacks put on by Lexis English Noosa.

Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon! Don’t forget to say hello to all of our new students when you see them around the school.

Picnic Afternoon!

What could be better than an afternoon of eating food and enjoying the beautiful views of the Laguna Lookout.

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The lookout has an incredible panoramic view that takes in Noosa. You can see the ocean, river and the distant hinterland.

The view will take your breath away.

Looks like all of the students enjoyed their afternoon filled with plenty of laughs, fun and scrumptious food.

Goodbye Cambridge!

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It is always so sad when our Cambridge groups have to leave us after 10-11 long weeks. All the best for the future everyone and of course good luck on your exams!

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CAE 3 Class: Yanik, Mateus, Natallia, Sina, Rebcca, Alexandre, Anja, Katja, Raphael and Noah.

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CAE 1 Class: Claudine, Michelle, Vanessa, Jessica, Helson, Alexis, Carmela, Kohji, Joel, Florine, Samira and Florian.

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CAE 2 Class: Isabela, Jasmin, Ines, Samuel, Jolanda, Sonia, Laura, Maxime and Michaela.

Hope you all enjoy your travels after Lexis! Appreciate all of what beautiful Australia has to offer.

Finding Love at Lexis Noosa

 We love hearing stories that warm our hearts.

Rainer Keller was a student at Lexis English Noosa that studied the Cambridge CAE course with our wonderful teacher Phil back in 2014. Rainer said that when he was studying at Lexis he met the love of his life Keiko who was also studying at Lexis. We are so glad that you both found happiness together.

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This is the beautiful email we received from Rainer Keller:

I’m writing to you 4 years after I left Noosa because Lexis changed my life forever and I wanted to share this with you. At school I met a wonderful girl from Japan, who became my wife just 2 years later. This is me together with my wife Keiko Okuyama at our wedding party in Japan, and 3 other former Lexis students (Miiku Sako and Ayane Kawagoshi from Japan & Donghoon Lee from South Korea).

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Now they are happy parents with a gorgeous baby girl, Yuna.

 

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.

Welcome 13.3.18

Welcome to our 10 new students at Lexis Noosa this morning!

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We are welcoming Nicolas, Sven, Claudia and Larissa from Switzerland. Jeongbong and Dong Hee from Korea. Miko from Japan and Marta from Spain.

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Hope you all have a great time at Lexis English and enjoy your time here in Australia!

Zumba

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

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

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Check out our Facebook page for some great videos!

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

 

Welcome 5.3.18

Good morning Lexis Australia

Lexis Noosa welcomes 16 new students today!

Welcoming Livia, Nadia, Yara, Maxime, Daniela, Alexandra and Jasmin from Switzerland. Kana, Momoka and Mika from Japan. Mathilde from France, Luiza from Brazil, Yue from China, Lide and Elene from Spain and last but not least Hyomi from Korea.

Hope you all enjoy your time in Noosa!

Afternoon Beach Soccer

On Friday afternoon the Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a great game of beach soccer. A perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon if you ask me! Surrounded by good mates, sunshine and the beautiful blue water.

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A perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon if you ask me! Surrounded by good mates, sunshine and the beautiful blue water.

Perfect conditions for a game of beach soccer as the tide was very low. After a good hour of playing the students made their way over to the red and yellow flags for a cool down swim.

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!

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Welcome to Lexis Noosa!

This morning we welcome five new students. Maho, Kai and Takaya are from Japan & Severin and Jonas are from Switzerland!

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We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English Noosa. And don’t forget to speak ENGLISH!

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Arts & Crafts

This afternoon Lexis English Noosa students made some D.I.Y (Do it yourself) candle jars. For this activity the students were given plain glass jars, a tea light and lots of different materials and accessories.

All of the jars looked so cute. They will look even better once you light the candle.

Looks like everyone had a great afternoon!

Surfing

Yesterday afternoon Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a surfing lesson. The weather conditions weren’t the best but everyone still had a blast and enjoyed the activity.

Even though it was rainy weather the beach was still beautiful, the waves were great and the water was nice and warm! Hope you all had a great time trying to stand up and show us some great moves on the waves.

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Thanks again to all of the staff from Learn to Surf Noosa for teaching the Lexis students beach safety.

 

 

Welcome to sunny Noosa Heads

This morning we welcome 14 new students to Lexis English Noosa!

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Wow, we have students from 5 different nationalities starting today! We are welcoming Sarah, Carina, Yanik, Rahel, Nico and Mirjam from Switzerland. Natsuka, Tomoko, Akiho, Arisa and Rinko from Japan. Christine from Italy, Eunsoo from Korea and Brice from France.

We hope that you all enjoy your studies at Lexis English and get to explore the beautiful town of Noosa.

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New Staff at Lexis Noosa

We welcome Chris to the Lexis Noosa team as the new Academic Manager!

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, DELTA
Passions: Watching movies, listening to music and anything Elvis related.

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“I started teaching Kindergarten in Canada before moving to Japan to start a career in International Education.  After 4 years in Japan, I travelled to Australia on a working holiday visa and ended up staying.  While in Australia I have been fortunate to work as an English Teacher, TESOL Trainer and Academic Manager with some fantastic people and amazing students.  My wife and I lived and worked in Brisbane for 12 years and decided to make a Tree Change and I was fortunate to join the Lexis Noosa Team in early 2018.”

Welcome to the team Chris and we hope you love working at Lexis English Noosa!

Yoga & Movie afternoon

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon practicing their yoga moves. Our wonderful yoga teacher Inga taught an hour session including different breathing techniques, stretches and mindfulness.

Hope you all had a great afternoon!

Our Kindai students spent the afternoon watching one of their favourite movies ‘Happy Feet’. Along with a lot of laughs the students enjoyed some popcorn and lollies.

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Welcome 22.1.18

Welcome to our 6 new students starting at Lexis Noosa this morning!

We welcome Michina from Japan, Juan from Spain and Martina, Ria, Prisca and Dominik from Switzerland.

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This morning we also welcome 24 Japanese students from the Kindai High School in Higashi-osaka, Japan. The high school studies at Lexis Noosa for a total of 3 weeks and participate in the school activities.

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The students are so lucky to have the opportunity to study here in Noosa! They get to enjoy the beautiful beaches, national park walks, waterfalls, the great atmosphere that the cafes & restaurants have to offer and much more!

Boomerang Painting

Our Lexis Noosa students trying their luck at painting traditional boomerangs.

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Our creative students were given traditional Aboriginal symbols, beautiful coloured paint and wooden boomerangs to have their take on some Aussie artwork.

They look amazing! Was a very busy afternoon with around 40 students signed up to participate. Such a great souvenir or a great present for somebody special when you return home.

Hope you all enjoyed the creative afternoon. Let us know what activities you would want to try out on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lexisnoosa/.

A very Merry Christmas

Lexis Noosa enjoyed their last student night of the year!

The winner of the Christmas competition was Mo from Upper Intermediate with the guess of 287. Congratulations on winner your lollies and boat trip.

The students got to enjoy platters of shared nibbles, some drinks and great company.

Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year!

 

 

 

ESL – Certificate of Excellence

Lexis English Australia is over the moon with our rating from the ESL students. 

ESL Education is one of the biggest agency’s that support Lexis English Australia with ongoing International students coming to Australia to learn or improve their English. The ESL Certificate of Excellence award is 100% based on student feedback’s so when Lexis Noosa received the ESL Certificate of Excellence award of 4.2 out of 5 the school was extremely proud.

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Director of studies Becky Cantor very excited about the school’s award.