Volleyball

What a beautiful way to start the weekend! The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon playing volleyball at our local watering hole, KB’s Backpackers.

Competition was fierce as the students played against each other to see which team would be victorious. Good luck!

We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and can’t wait to see you on our next activity.

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!

Welcome 26.3.18

This morning we welcome 7 new General English students and 6 new TAP (Teen Activity Program) students to Lexis Noosa.

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We have our 6 new TAP students all from Japan – Kanon, Suzuka, Ayana, Yusuke, Karen and Okutani. And then we have our 7 new General English starters – Shima, Sono, Moe and Kana from Japan, Sylvio from Germany, Seunghan and Yeong Ju from Korea.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here at Lexis Noosa!

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.

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.

 

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!

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.

Sandcastle Competition

Congratulations to our Winners!

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon building sandcastles on our beautiful iconic Noosa Main Beach.

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Students from Kindai High School building sandcastles and enjoying the beautiful weather Noosa has to offer.

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It was really hard to choose a winner as there was so many good sandcastles to pick from!

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We hope you all had a wonderful time at our activity and can’t wait to see you on the next one 🙂

Noosa National Park Walk

What a beautiful day to walk through the Noosa National Park. Our new TAP (Teen Activity Program) students enjoyed their afternoon walk and was even lucky enough to spot a koala relaxing in the trees above.

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.

 

Welcome

Welcome to all the new students starting at Lexis Noosa this week 🙂

Jacqueline, Michelle, Nicole, Silvan, Caroline and Jan from Switzerland, Patricia, Lucas, Gabriela and Felipe from Brazil, Amaury and Solal from France and Sari from Japan.

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We hope you all have a wonderful first day and enjoy your time here at Lexis Noosa!

New students!

It’s Monday and Lexis Noosa have 11 new students! 

Today we welcome Helson, Matheus & Ricardo from Brazil, Janine, Daria, Timon & Doris from Switzerland, Yuri, Kaoru & Rei from Japan and Noelia from Spain.

We hope that you all enjoy your studies at Lexis and have a great time exploring Noosa.

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Surfing

Lexis Noosa students enjoying the long awaited sunshine as the spend the afternoon surfing.

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What a beautiful activity to end the long school week with!

 

 

We hope you all enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts and hope you have an exciting weekend!

 

October Activities

Come and have a look at our exciting activities for the month of October. There is an activity to suit everyone. So make sure you get in fast and sign up at reception each week! See you all there 🙂

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Welcome

Like to say a big warm welcome to the new students starting today at Lexis Noosa!

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We have Erwan and Tania from France, Natalia D, Marc D, Victor, Natalia G and Ana from Spain, Shoko from Japan, Marc K from Germany, Gyeongmok and Hyun Kyo from Korea, Loane from Sweden, Rebecca from Italy and Pascal, Jolanda, Quentin, Florian, Maxime, Lena and Lea from Switzerland.

Hope you all had a wonderful first day!

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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First Day

Welcome to all the new students at Lexis Noosa

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Yesterday Lexis Noosa was super excited to welcome 102 new students to the campus. Most of the students have enrolled to complete a 12 week Cambridge course finishing on the 24th November.

32 of these students have joined us to compete their General English courses and improve their English.

To celebrate in Lexis Noosa style, we made our way down to Lions Park for an Aussie BBQ, Cheers Mate!!

We hope that you enjoy your studies at Lexis Noosa and your time in beautiful Noosa.

What a Cheesy Afternoon!

 

What a beautiful way to start the weekend than with a Cheese Tasting session.

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Our lucky Lexis Noosa students were able to try 5 different types cheeses from our region and see how it compares to their countries.

Cheese Number One:

JINDI TRIPLE CREAM BRIE

As a dessert cheese, the Jindi Triple Cream is very rich and full flavoured. Its butter-like texture melts in your mouth and the taste lingers for some time. Beneath the white mould bloom lies a glorious golden interior.

Cheese Number Two:

TRILOGY CLUB CHEDDAR

This trilogy club cheese takes vintage cheddar and pairs it with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like summery herbs and sundried tomatoes. Just one nibble will have you hooked. The South Cape Trilogy range includes 3 cheeses, each cleverly combined with a selection of unique flavours.

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Cheese Number Three:

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE

Blue vein cheese is a unique category of mould ripened cheese as it ripens from the interior, as opposed to the exterior (like soft white cheese). Blue vein has a strong tangy flavour, a pungent aroma and a smooth and creamy texture.

Cheese Number Four:

MERSEY VALLEY CHEDDAR

Mersey Valley is Australia’s best loved vintage club cheddar! Mersey Valley vintage club cheddar was created over 35 years ago. Mersey Valley Classic has an extra strong bite, which is balanced with a crumbly melt-in your mouth texture. Mersey Valley Classic is a very versatile cheese that is perfect for a platter, as a snacking cheese or for use in cooking.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT

Tasmanian Heritage Camembert has a wonderfully satisfying smooth, mild and delicate flavour. Its rind has a dense, even white mould covering, with a slight mushroom aroma, revealing a silky yet firm and pale centre.

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Hope you had a cheese-tastic afternoon trying the beautiful cheeses from Australia 🙂

New Students

Welcome to Nagisa, Sanghun, Michele & Stefan. Hope you’re enjoying your first day at Lexis Noosa 🙂

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Our beautiful, happy Monday starters

Welcome to Elena, Luisa, Chin & Luh Putu. It was great to meet & chat with you all this morning!

Such a fantastic and happy bunch of students

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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.

Orientation – 12 October 2015

So many happy new smiling faces enjoying the beautiful ‘spring’ weather in Noosa!

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