Job Success

Another happy success story from Job Workshop. After many job trials and interviews with establishments all over town, Barbara Furtado has been offered an amazing job close to school to develop her range of many skills in the hospitality industry. Great Job Barbara. Don’t forget to come to Job Workshop to enhance your resume or to get help finding a job.

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Staff Profiles – Cara Student Support

Introducing Cara one our are lovely Student Support staff.

 

We sat down and asked some hard questions of Cara one of our student support staff members to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

Only English but I’m hoping to learn another language in the future.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I’m a mad Queensland Firebirds netball fan!!

What places have you lived in?

I was born in Kingaroy, a country town about 3 hours west from the Sunshine Coast. I have also lived in London, Brisbane and of course the Sunshine Coast.

If you weren’t working at Lexis Noosa what would you be?

A cake decorator. I love making and decorating my niece and nephew’s birthday cakes.

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On the weekend you’ll find me?

Going to watch the Queensland Firebirds play in Brisbane or catching up with some friends.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

To hire a stand up paddle board and explore the Noosa River.

What is your favourite food?

NACHOS!! I love Mexican food.

What is your English tip? 

To come to all of the Lexis Noosa activities!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Cara one of our Student Support staff at Lexis English Noosa. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Teacher Profile – Chris Orvis

Introducing our Academic Manager Chris!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to some of our Teachers to find out a little bit more about them.

What Languages do you know? English and a tiny bit of Japanese

What is something we don’t know about you? I used to be a Kindergarten teacher

What places have you lived in? Canada, Japan and now Australia

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? A boat driver

What do you like to do on the weekend? Checking out a different local market early on a Saturday morning

What is Noosa’s best kept secret is? A dessert shop called Fiona’s Fancies very close to our school

What is your favourite food?  Pumpkin Pie

What is your favourite pastime? Golfing, fishing and watching TV

What is your English tip? Live and work with people from different countries and force yourself to speak English.

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

Happy working Girls

3.5.18

Congratulations to Diana and Chiharu for getting a job so quickly!

We can’t thank Sahra from Zapala People enough for helping our students. Diana and Chiharu went for a job interview 2 Weeks ago and got called back for a second one to then be told that they got the job at the new Teppanyaki restaurant in Noosa Junction.

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Exciting days!!!

Let us know how you like working here in Australia. Can’t wait to see how much you improve your English.

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!

Lexis Style

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 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!

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!

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.

 

Graduating Students!

A huge congratulations to our 7 graduating students today at Lexis Noosa! We are so proud of these boys Mubarak, Faris, Mohammed, Hussain, Abdulkarim, Abdulaziz & Khalid. The Saudi Arabian boys will now go to Beckers to complete flight school for their Military. Goodluck for the future boys! We will all miss you here at Lexis Noosa.

Yoga at Pinaroo Park

Beautiful afternoon at Pinaroo Park practicing our yoga! The best way to relax on a Friday afternoon🌞. Have a great weekend everyone🙌🏽

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Meet the Homestay Team

We have a phenomenal Homestay Team at Lexis Noosa. Cathy, Simona and Mark are responsible for placing students with a suitable homestay family and they often perform miracles. As we love them we thought we’d share some information about them with you.

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Cathy has been working here at Lexis Noosa for 10 years. She’s originally from Wales but moved to Australia 20 years ago. She enjoys her job because of the variety of tasks that it encompasses – no two days are the same. When she is not with us at work she is kept busy with her three teenage children. She loves living in Noosa because of the carefree and relaxed lifestyle it offers. She is passionate about the beach and watching surfing and she couldn’t imagine living and working in a more ideal place.

Simona moved to Noosa 4 months ago from London, where she lived for 7 years. She is originally from Romania and has been an intrepid traveller since she was quite young. When she was at university, she used to travel to the USA every summer on a “Work & Travel” program – this is one of the reasons she loves helping students find a perfect place to spend their time here in Noosa, she knows what it is like to be away from home for a period of time. She is thoroughly enjoying living in Noosa as she leads an active and healthy lifestyle.

Mark recently returned home to Australia after having lived in Canada for 2 years. While he was there he assisted Athletes with their accommodation at the Legacy Olympic Venue. He is an adrenaline junky and loves snowboarding, skydiving, climbing, bungee jumping and any other extreme sports that gives you that adrenaline kick. When he is not being and adventurer or assisting students with their accommodation, he is a DJ. In fact, he’ll be playing at Cafe Le Monde (a very trendy bar/restaurant on Hastings street) this Friday.