Our Excellent Eumundi Excursion

img_2998On Wednesday, 16th November 2016 we made a trip with our Lexis Upper Intermediate A class to Eumundi Market. We caught the bus at 8.55am in Noosa Junction with our teacher Olly. There we made some teams and he gave us some instructions.

Our team had to do an interview with a seller from the Market. While we were walking Kim disappeared and we found him in a clothes’ store.

img_3001That is how we met Scott, a 55 old Australian who lives in Coolum. He has been working there for 25 years every Wednesday and Saturday with his wife. He also has another store in Caloundra, where he works every Friday. He was very friendly and open-minded and he told us he really likes working at Eumundi Market because he can meet a lot of people and interact with them. He said we were good guys and he enjoyed talking to us. 

We had an amazing time there and saw many different and interesting things. We saw a lot of hand-made things, artistic people and all different kinds of international food.  We met a lot of warm-hearted people who gave us the opportunity to speak with them.

We hope you enjoy our text a lot. 

See you on the next trip!!!!!

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E xcellent opportunities to buy special “Aussie” things

nique atmosphere surrounded by the melody of the didgeridoo 

arvelous smells of international food, spices, leather, candles and flowers

nbelievable, friendly and warm-hearted sellers

ice weather with a fresh breeze for browsing the shops

elicious flavors of pancakes with chocolate and cream

nspiring place, people and creations

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Eumundi Market: Then and Now

The first Eumundi Market took place on Saturday 24th of March in 1979. The whole market included 3 stalls and 8 people went to the market. Originally the market was created for the local artists who wanted to sell their handmade products. The original Eumundi Market was expanded in 2002 to include a Wednesday market. In 2009 the stalls were expanded to more than 600. Today approximately 1.6 million people visit the market each year. One of the first sellers was Christa Barton. She still produces beautiful pottery but she left the market in 2004 and moved to Tasmania. Eumundi rocks!

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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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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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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.