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.

 

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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

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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.

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!

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.

 

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!

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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!

Whats on this week

Are you a Lexis Noosa student looking for some awesome activities to partake in this week? Look no further because we have it sorted for you!

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Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Mireia is one of these students and she has been generous enough to share her experience with us. 

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Mireia has been in Noosa since December 2016 and she works at the Boathouse, a popular riverside restaurant on the shores of Noosa River. She has been working there as a dish-washer since January and she likes it because she has the opportunity to meet locals and because they sometimes give her food.

She works about 20 hours a week and feels that the job has helped to improve her English because she has to speak English in the kitchen with the other staff. If you’re looking for a job in Noosa she recommends writing a really good description of your skills. She also believes that local employers are looking for hardworking and flexible employees.

She sent out many resumes and after a month of looking got the job through a friend who was working there. She feels that working as a dishwasher was much more difficult than what she expected beforehand.

Lexis English Noosa Awarded ESL Certificate of Excellence

We were honoured today to hear that Lexis English | Noosa has been awarded with ESL’s Certificate of Excellence for 2016!

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The ESL Certificate of Excellence is one way for you to know that a school offers students a first-class experience and recognises schools that consistently deliver a high quality service.

Congratulations to all!

A Remarkable Journey – Leonore’s Story

This is Leonore’s story in her own words. I am sure it will bring a smile to your heart as it did ours. 

“From an early age I have wanted to come to this far far away country named Australia. Not only for the beautiful scenery but for culture. Also Australia is a really young country compared to most countries in Europe, and has a lot to show the world. Many people believe that Australia will be one of the up and coming countries in the next few years. It is for these reasons and for many others that I decide come learn English in Australia.

I would not say that my first couple of weeks were easy because I could not speak A WORD of English and still a young person. I found out that the hardest parts of living far away from home are during the events like Christmas or family birthdays.

However, after a few weeks I has some really nice friends who made me feel like in France. And then everythings every days went quickly, that how a totally unknown place became my new home. I am really thankful to my parents who gave me the opportunity to make my dream come true, which has been totally amazing. I learned so much, not only about the language but also about the culture, as well as know more about who I am and who I want to be.

After these 10 months in Australia I feel changed in a good way and proud of myself because the hugest achievement for me has to been to get my Cambridge FCE certificate. Passing this exam was my main goal and with the help of all the wonderful teachers I had I finally achieved it.

But now it is time to go back to where I came from (home) to end my trip, my experience, and my Australian life. I will miss everything here, not only the beach, the ocean but also all people I have met here and my wonderful host mother who made my stay in her home just perfect.

This is not goodbye from me, but simply Au Revoir.”

Leonore Convert, 14th November to 20th July

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A nice Farewell

It is always lovely to hear that a student has had a wonderful time. It is really special when they write to tell you so.

Today we received a gorgeous ‘Thank you’ card and yummy cookies from Yolanda Manso Barbero.  Yolanda arrived from Spain with very little English; just a few words and in twelve weeks is leaving us with a B1 level.  She has chosen to do her next twelve weeks at our Sunshine Coast campus to broaden her experience and meet new international students. “I will be out of my comfort zone”, she told me.  “It is hard to leave but I think being in a new environment will push my English further again”.

Good luck Yolanda and we are very happy that your time here was so successful.

IELTS SUCCESS

Diego Luvckx is all smiles this morning having received an IELTS 6.5 result.

Diego came to Lexis Noosa from Belgium in October 2015 to study for 14 weeks. He arrived with a B1 (Pre intermediate) English level and was determined to make the most of his time here. He fell in love with the beach life style, especially surfing but didn’t lose sight of his English goals.

This morning he delighted his IELTS teacher, Anjali by coming back to show her his results. Hugs all round 🙂  Well done Diego, very proud of your efforts.

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Welcome New Students

A sunny Noosa welcome to our new students from Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Italy, France and Serbia tody.

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Emiko, Miho, Mari, Laila, Sandra, Suzuho, Stefan, Yoko, Misaki, Yu Bin, Changwoo, Melania, Fabia, Viviane, Tomoko, Milica

Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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TAP to IELTS – Brendan’s Story

Brendan-Naoyka Murtegh Oshima first came to Noosa as a shy 12 year old.

Brendan joined our Teen Activity Program in July 2010 and studying English every morning, and enjoying teenaged themed activities every afternoon.

He enjoyed the experience so much that six years later he has returned to study with us again. This time he has enrolled for IELTS exam preparation, head down and serious study from 9 to 3!  It seems he is still enjoying the experience. Great to have you back Brendan.

 

 

 

IELTS students visit the Maleny Cheese factory

At Noosa studying English is not only about sitting in a classroom,  the students also have an opportunity to get to know  the local life more closely by participating in a variety of outdoor activities where they have a chance to practice their English in real life settings.

Katerina would like to share her impressions and photos from a recent trip she took part  in along with her fellow students…

 

There are many businesses in Noosa area which make  traditional foods from local products. One of them is Maleny Cheese factory that we had a chance to visit on Wednesday morning with our teacher – Anjali. Initially we were welcomed by the factory employee who briefed us about the factory history and products they are making there. Everybody could taste various sorts of cheese, yogurts and  learn how this factory operates and how special sort of cheese is made there.

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Having watched several short films on cheese production, the visit was completed. The rest of the day we spent by exploring the amazing nearby area. Some of the students could not help themselves and took a dip in a local  waterfall.

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To make sure that none of our impressions and information about cheese making was forgotten, the following day we had to face a school assignment, in which we were asked to write a short essay on the excursion.

 

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Thanks Katerina for a great article  🙂

Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.

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To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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Meet our Cambridge Advanced Candidates

It is only two weeks since our Cambridge Advanced Exam preparation course classes started but they already feel like ‘one big family’.

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Teachers Anne Potter, Kirsten Aldridge and Phil Egan with their students from Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Germany and Austria

Teachers Phil, Anne and Kirsten have over 60 years of experience between them. They believe in working closely together  sharing expertise and ideas.  Classes work closely together to keep the lessons vibrant and to ensure equality of tuition.

Their weekly after class ‘Advanced lectures’ are well attended with over 39 students participating this week. Topics include specific grammar challenges, writing genres, vocabulary extension and exam techniques.

It is not all work however. As well as the Monday and Thursday student nights, the Cambridge teachers will be taking their students on a sunset Noosa river cruise soon.  Watch this space. 🙂

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.

TAFE East Coast – Travel Expo

TAFE East Coast are very excited to be supporting the amazing YOLO Travel Expo event at their Mooloolaba campus on October 22!

Flyer-final-digitalThe expo will host over 20 exhibitors of travel professionals with great deals on the day, some wonderful prizes, food stalls and entertainment! The event is created by students for students and young travellers within our Sunshine Coast region and is a first time event.

Get bitten by the travel bug and get inspired to see the world. Checkout Yolo Travel Expo’s Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/yolotravelexpo
See you there!

100% pass rate for our latest CPE students at Lexis Noosa!

 A BIG Lexis congratulations to our CPE students who all passed their exams with great results and not to forget an outstanding mention to Cambridge CPE teacher, Tim!

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Warm (chilly!) Noosa welcome to our new students!

Noosa is putting on a spectacular winter, just for our new students!

Virginie (Switzerland), Monteserrat (Spain), Babiana (Spain), Berta (Spain), Xavier (Spain), Sam (Switzerland), Sang-Hyuk (Korea), Mileine (France), Markus (Switzerland), Seline (Switzerland), Leandro (Brazil), Nahir (Spain), Jeewon (Korea)

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Rainy Friday: A Poem.

When the rain comes down
On this little town
Students open their books
And give them a look
Notes displayed and pens at the ready
All this knowledge can get kind of heady
Fluency and skills are what they yearn,
So Lexis is the place where they come to learn
And when 12:15 arrives at the end of the week
The students close their books and begin to speak
“Lets go to a bar, lets go have a drink!,
Rolling Rock? Sogos? What do you think?”
No matter the answer, teachers and students all have to say,
“Who cares about the rain, thank god its Friday!”

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Welcome back!

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IELTS to Marine Biology!

Look where IELTS can take you!

Jose Ramon Estevez Melgarejo, from Spain finishes his IELTS exam preparation course this week and is heading to James Cook University in Townsville, to study a Masters in Marine Biology!!

James Cook University is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. It is recognised in the top 4 of universities worldwide with campuses in Queensland and Singapore.

Good luck with the fishes Jose!

Congratulations Jose anJose Ramon we wish you all the best for your future studies.

Welcome New Students

A warm welcome to all our students starting at Lexis Noosa today.

Gustavo (Brazil), Stafano and Valaria (Italy), Alex (Spain), Francisco (Chile), Shahram (Iran), Naoki, Emika and Kanako (Japan) and Tina from Switzerland.

Gustavo (Brazil), Stafano and Valaria (Italy), Alex (Spain), Francisco (Chile), Shahram (Iran), Naoki, Emika and Kanako (Japan) and Tina from Switzerland.

It was so interesting to talk to everyone today and especially to hear about Francisco who grew up on Easter Island. I didn’t realise that there is such good surf there.

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It was lovely to meet such a bubbly, happy group this morning.

A big warm Noosa welcome to; Chang Hoon Lim and Byun Jun Kim (Korea), Ramona Keil (Germany), Yuki Hashimoto and Izumi Tahara (Japan), Vreni Schmid (Switzerland), and Tatian Valentim Passos (Brazil)

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TAFE Queensland East Coast Visit

TAFE Queensland East Coast will be visiting Lexis Noosa on Thursday, 4 June at 2pm.

TAFE Queensland East Coast - Information Session ImageCome along and find out about further study options in Australia at TAFE Queensland East Coast – Room 10!

Find out more information at TAFE East Coast