Goodbye 14.09.18

This afternoon we said goodbye to 7 students from Lexis Noosa!

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The Upper-Intermediate class said goodbye to Lillian from Brazil and Jasmin from Switzerland, the IELTS class said goodbye to Inga from Russia, Intermediate said goodbye to Maud from France, Pre-Intermediate said goodbye to Sabrina from Switzerland and Kyotaro from Japan and Elementary said goodbye to Hikari from Japan.

We hope you all enjoyed your studies at Lexis Noosa and your time in Australia.

Safe travels!

Goodbye to our finishers!

Goodbye to our 12 graduating students at Lexis English Noosa.

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This afternoon we said goodbye to Yuichiro, Nonoka, Peter, Jeong Min, Leonid and Yuka from the Pre-Intermediate classes, Hina and Aya from the Intermediate classes, Franziska from Upper-intermediate and Emily and Max from the IELTS class!

We will miss you all.

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It’s Friday which means that we say goodbye to some students at Lexis Noosa.

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We farewell Kazuki, Beatrice and Mikako from the Intermediate B class with Annette, Neno and Daisy from Upper Intermediate with Michelle and Kerri, Haruka from the Elementary class with Kirsten, Yumi and Kurumi from Intermediate A with Sam and last but not least Sidonia, Madlaina and Tomas from Cambridge.

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Hope you all enjoyed your time at Lexis English Noosa and made many happy memories while you were in Australia!

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Graduation 24.8.18

Today Lexis Noosa says goodbye to 49 students ranging from Cambridge classes right through to Elementary classes. Congratulations on completing your courses and we wish you all the very best in the future!

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Michelle’s Elementary Class – Mizuki, Sayaka, Saki and Kouki.

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Maria’s Pre-Intermediate Class – Maika, Marine, Natsuki, Mahiro and Miina.

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Sam’s Intermediate Class – Rafael, Manon, Cassandra, Larissa and Andrea.

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Annette’s Intermediate Class – Danila and Satomi.

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Kerri’s Upper-Intermediate – Jade, Adele and Silas.

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Anjali’s IELTS Class – Ewan

Suzie’s Cambridge FCE Class – Dominic, Joel, Loredana, Tomas, Rinko, Silvia and Madlaina.

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Phil’s Cambridge CAE Class – Fabienne, Marta, Luiza, Hiroko, Alisson, Giorgia, Aida and Josephine.

 

 

Graduation

Today we say farewell to 25 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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From Elementary classes we have Taiki, Naoto, Tomonori, Kosuke, Momo, Chisato, Urara and So.

From Pre-Intermediate classes we have Koharu, Andrea, Wakana, Motoki, Megumi and Mizuki.

From Intermediate classes we have Will, Pierfilippo, Yutaro, Nadine, Sonja, Juliette, Yuya and Elisabeth.

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From Upper-Intermediate we have Thomas, from IELTS we have Xilin and from Cambridge CAE we have Caroline.

Graduating from Noosa

Today we say farewell to 22 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We have Misato from FCE class, Jessica from CAE class, Julia, Victor, Johanna and Simon from Upper Intermediate, Christina, Louise, Ayame, Vanessa, Elyne and Silvio from Intermediate, Vittorio, Nikorai, Toya and Moe from Pre Intermediate, Kanon, Yui, Sayo, Risa and Gohei from Elementary.

We wish you all the best in the future! Keep in touch.

 

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. 

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!!

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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.

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.

 

Graduation Students

Today we say farewell to 8 Lexis Noosa students. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours and wish them safe travels within Australia and to their home countries.

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We have (Willie) Yong Min and (Harry) Sang Geun from Pre-Intermediate classes, Fabian, Patricia and Chiharu from Upper-Intermediate class, Gabriela from IELTS class and we have Yaar and Elena from our Cambridge CAE classes.

Make sure you keep in touch and let us know how you are going!!

Graduating Students

Congratulations to our graduating students at Lexis Noosa today!

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We say goodbye to Sasha from IELTS, Nadia from Pre-Intermediate, Yara and Rafael from Intermediate, Valentine and Maxime from Upper-Intermediate and Sayaka from FCE. We hope you have enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa. We wish you all the best for the future and safe travels!

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!

Christmas Performance

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Every year Lexis Noosa likes to organise a Christmas performance where each class sings a Christmas carol in front of the school.

This year Lexis Noosa also organised a Pizza lunch for the school to say thank you for all their hard work.

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.

Lexis English partners with TAFE Queensland!

“TAFE Queensland provides ‘world class’ quality education and training that links with industry and employment outcomes.”                                       

(http://tafeqld.edu.au/resources/pdf/international/international-capability-statement.pdf)

 

Students at Lexis English can gain pathways into TAFE Queensland by studying programs such as – General English, Cambridge English FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS.

130 years and over 230,000 students

TAFE Queensland is the government-owned and operated provider of world-class Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Queensland. In some countries TAFE is also known as a Polytechnic, Technical College or Community College.

TAFE Queensland offers international students:

  • practical, industry-relevant training
  • a network of 6 regions with multiple locations across Queensland
  • a wide range of nationally accredited and internationally recognised courses
  • leading-edge technology and excellent facilities
  • strong links and pathways to university
  • a friendly, safe and culturally sensitive environment
  • underpinning government legislation including the ESOS Act2000 and National Code of Practice 2007.

TAFE Queensland has provided quality training for over 130 years and now enrols over 230,000 students each year, including up to 10,000 international students.

Meet Johana from Colombia!

Hello my name is Johana and I come from Bogota, Colombia.

I am studying General English for 24 weeks at Lexis Noosa. I started my course in the intermediate class and studied at this level for 6 weeks and now I am in the upper-intermediate class. I will join the IELTS preparation course for 12 weeks and hope to strengthen my writing skills and perhaps I will take the exam, but I have not yet decided. In the afternoons I participate in the ‘News’ options class and really enjoy the different use of English this class offers, as it helps to improve my vocabulary and is interesting at the same time. My teachers are great and I like that they are native English speakers from different countries like, Australia, America and the United Kingdom because this helps to get used to different pronunciations, which we have to adapt to in real situations.

I chose to study in Noosa because I think there are a lot of Latin Americans in the bigger cities like Sydney and Melbourne and I wanted to integrate with other cultures and Noosa being a smaller city offers this opportunity. I am very happy with my decision and enjoy the beach, national park and the weekend activities, such as Australia Zoo, Fraser Island and the Aquarium at Underwater World. Noosa is also very touristic, so there are a lot of jobs and I think it’s easier to get hired here than other places. I am working on the weekend at a resort cleaning and a previous Colombian student introduced me to this job. I like it and it’s easy and also good to experience a different job, compared to my profession as a psychologist in Bogota.

I live in a share house with an Australian family and other international students, but I first lived in a very nice host family for my first month. The family was very kind and took me and their other student from Switzerland to many places and was interested in spending time with us. I have really enjoyed my time here so far and met many different cultures and like the experience of learning English from the beginning and seeing my improvements each day – it really works!

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Thanks Johana 🙂

Meet your classmate!

Meet Lucas who is studying and working in Noosa….

“Hi everyone,
My name is Lucas and I come from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. I am studying English at Lexis Noosa for 6 months and I am currently in the pre-intermediate class. I decided to study in  Noosa because my sister lives here and I think it’s a great location to meet local people and have the opportunity to experience Australian culture. I like my teacher and I have made friends with other students from Japan, Korea and Spain, everyone here is happy.

I have a job working at Chilli Brothers, which is a Mexican restaurant. I have enough hours and I work every Wednesday evening and during the weekend. When I finish school I would like to travel but I haven’t made any plans yet. I am just enjoying my time here and the chance to relax and learn English.”

Thanks Lucas 🙂

Lucas

 

Get to know our Activities Coordinator ~ Angela!

Angela is our activities coordinator at Lexis Noosa. In addition to organising sport events, students nights and all the fun stuff that helps our students let their hair down after classes; Angela has extensive knowledge in health and well being, which she has integrated into her activity programs at the school.

“I grew up in the NSW south coast, studied Nutrition and worked as a consultant nutritionist for 7 years. I have furthered my training by becoming a yoga instructor in 2012. In 2013, I completed a masters degree in health promotion. My role at Lexis encompasses my passion for healthy living. My skills as a yoga teacher and in nutrition and promotion are utilised in the services and activities I provide for the students. We now offer yoga classes every Tuesday morning and I will begin ‘Teaching Nutrition Kitchen’ on Tuesday afternoons. This class will start from March and educates individuals on nutrition and cooking healthy foods. I have grown up on the beach and surfing is my passion. I moved to the sunshine coast for the surf and for the lifestyle. I have travelled extensively for surf travel and have experienced cultures from a diverse range of backgrounds. Drawing on these skills and experiences allows me to provide exciting and safe activities in the beautiful beaches and surrounding areas that Noosa has to offer.”

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Sunset cruising the Noosa river!

Cambridge students’ left their books behind and hit the deck on a sunset cruise along the stunning Noosa river!

Afterwards, the Cambridge students headed off to the Sogo bar for $4 drinks and $5 pints of beer all night (not forgetting the yummy $10 meals for our hungry students). It was a big night with lots of fun!

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Meet the lovely Manon!

It is Manon’s last week at Lexis Noosa, so we thought we would have a chat about her time here and see what she is up to next 🙂

“Hello, my name is Manon and I come from Montreux, Switzerland.

I am studying a total of 6 months in Australia, now I am in Lexis Noosa for 3 months and after I will move to Sydney for the remaining 3 months. I am currently in an upper-intermediate class and both of my teachers; Dionne and Eileen are fantastic and have been supportive during my course. I choose to study in Noosa because it seemed to be a really nice place, with a beautiful ocean and lots of nature. At first I thought I would stay in Sydney the entire 6 months, but I am glad I choose to try something different and experience Australian culture in a smaller location first. I first saw Noosa in a brochure at my agencies office and their staff then advised me of the location, as they have personally experienced Noosa and recommended it to me. I am very happy with my course structure and think it is perfect for me and I have really improved my speaking and vocabulary. Sometimes the lessons have been quite easy for me, but it is also good to revise the basics that I already learnt in my home country.

I am living in homestay accommodation and am very happy. My homestay family is approximately a 5 minute walk to the school, which is nice. At first, I was surprised by some cultural differences, but now that my family and I have gotten to know each other, those differences are not so obvious anymore. There are a lot of activities to do in Noosa if you enjoy the outdoors. During my time here I have enjoyed BBQ’s, national park walks, lots of outdoor activities, but especially surfing.  I will take home many wonderful memories and have met a lot of friends both international and Australian, I love the Aussie accent! I think Noosa offers a sunny life and everyone is very open, warm and friendly. People in Australia seem genuinely interested in meeting different cultures, which is nice. After my courses, I hope to travel part of Australia with some friends and maybe hire a van; I would really like to see Alice Springs. My main purpose in achieving an English qualification is so I can travel most places and be able to communicate. I think it is important to be bilingual and with English you can use it mostly everywhere. My goal is to study medicine and I hope to use my English to volunteer in a program, such as Doctors without borders. Thank you to everyone who helped with my Australian journey!”

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Thanks Manon and we wish you all the very best….

 

Former Student from 2010 returns to Lexis Noosa!

Former Student Masayo Uesugi was a student at Lexis Noosa from January to August 2010.

Today she returned as a newly wed and brought along her husband to show him the school. Masayo remembers her lovely teachers Phil, Suzie and Tim. Masayo had such happy memories of Noosa, that she choose it for her honeymoon destination 🙂

Her English improvement led to her being able to train in accountancy in Singapore and she now works for an account firm in Tokyo, which is where she met her husband.

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It was great to meet up with Masayo again!

Welcome back Ladina and Désirée!

We had a wonderful visit today from past students – Ladina and Désirée!

The beautiful Ladina, Désirée and their friend Flurina from Switzerland are visiting Australia for their holidays. Ladina has now studied at Lexis Noosa twice (this being her third visit) and her friend Flurina is experiencing her first trip down under and is off to Fraser Island tomorrow! Désirée is visiting and staying with her past homestay family, who she has kept in contact with for over 8 years….how cool is that! We wish you all the best girls, fantastic travels and hope you keep in contact with your Australian home 🙂

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Meet Katya

Katia Leite de Araujo arrived in Australia last April with her husband Marcel and daughter Bruna. They had made the decision to leave good jobs and a comfortable lifestyle in Brazil to give themselves and more importantly their daughter the opportunity to attain fluency in English.

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When Katia arrived she could not communicate in English at all. Husband Marcel studied by day and  worked hard at night in the local restaurants. Daughter Bruna attended Sunshine Beach Primary school.In a short space of time Bruna had Australian friends and was chatting in English. Marcel took pride in seeing the progress that his family were making and knowing that his sacrifice was worthwhile. Katia is leaving with good English and says that the experience has been wonderful.  It was sad to say goodbye to this wonderful family and we wish them every joy in the future.