Welcome to Noosa

Like to give a big warm welcome to the students starting at Lexis Noosa this week.

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We have Elyne and Adele from France, Lucas, Louise and Megan from Switzerland, Seungkyun from Korea and Nonoka from Japan.

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We hope you have a wonderful time here in Noosa!

Welcome to Noosa!

We would like to give our new students a big warm welcome to the Lexis Noosa family!

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Starting with us today we have Nadine, Caroline and Dario from Switzerland, Alicia from Brazil, Maiko from Japan, Yujeong from Korea and Giorgia from Italy. We hope you have a wonderful time with us in Noosa!

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Cider Tasting

This afternoon the wonderful students at Lexis Noosa, engaged in an awesome English exercise – Cider Tasting 🙂

With the help of some of our Customer Service Students, everyone was able to indulge in 5 different varieties of Cider.

Lots of happy faces and lots of English was shared.

The ciders that were tasted are listed below.

CIDER 1: CASTAWAY CLASSIC PEAR CIDER  

Castaway Pear Cider is perfectly balanced and proudly produced in Western Australia. Radiating with the smell of crisp fragrant pears this cider is made for fruit-fulled refreshment. It is a crisp, fruity, easy drinking cider. Best enjoyed served over ice on a warm summer day.

CIDER 2:  REKORDERLIG STRAWBERRY & LIME CIDER

Made from the purest Swedish spring water and deliciously ripe summer strawberry flavours, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider is perfect served over ice or mixed with fresh mint for an incredible taste sensation.

CIDER 3: THE HILL CIDER COMPANY – APPLE

Made using only the crispest Adelaide Hills apples, The Hills Cider company apple cider is bright straw in colour displays fresh floral mores with a hint of custard apple and minerals. Crisp green apples on the palate, with layers if lime sherbet, custard apple and sweet vanilla. Serve ice cold. deliciously refreshing!

CIDER 4: 5 SEEDS APPLE

5 Seeds Crisp Apple Cider is a wonderfully refreshing Cider with flavoursome apple characteristics coming through in both the aroma and flavour. 5 Seeds has become one of Australia’s favourite ciders for obvious reasons! Serve on its own over ice or with the addition of some fresh fruit.

CIDER 5: REKORDERLIG PASSIONFRUIT

Lovers of Cheeky Rascal’s refreshing fruit-flavoured ciders are going to fall head over heels for their Passionfruit and Pink Lady Apply cider blend. Power packed tropical flavours courtesy of quality Passionfruit is expertly intertwined with crunchy Pink Lady characters to create a cider destined for a Sunday afternoon.

July Activity Calendar

Check out the new Activity Calendar for Lexis Noosa.

Here you can find all the activities that we will be doing throughout the month of July!

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Next week we have a fun filled week planned for you all to enjoy. Just need to come to Reception and sign up each week for the activities you would like to participate in!

Job Workshop

Every Tuesday from 2pm – Job Workshop

Need help writing your resume, getting a Tax File Number or ABN number or just looking for some jobs online. Come to reception and sign up for the Job Workshop.

 

Strawberry Picking

Wednesday 4th June 2018 – 2pm Meet in the courtyard. Limited Spaces!

Join us for an adventure to the Cooloola Berry fields to pick your own strawberries!

 

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Grammar Workshop – Every Thursday at 2pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

Movie Afternoon

Afternoon Movie help at Lexis Noosa

Looking for an activity that’s exciting and entertaining? Than look no further….. We will be showing a movie from our Netflix collection and also supplying some delicious snacks for you all to enjoy.

Yoga

What a wonderful way to start the weekend than with a yoga lesson.

A great way to relax and stretch your tired muscles after a long and stressful week of studies.

We hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend and see you bright and early Monday morning!

Afternoon Fun at Lexis Noosa

We have a fun filled afternoon installed for Lexis Noosa students! Today the student had 2 activities to choose from, watching Jumanji or a water colour painting lesson with Phil. Which one would you choose?

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Water Colour Painting with our Cambridge teacher Phil!

One of Lexis English Noosa’s must do is to take part in Phil’s water colour painting class.

He teaches you all the techniques needed to complete a water colour painting. Step by step you will be painting a lake, mountains and storm clouds and to finish it off you will need to draw some birds, a boat and cabin in the mountains. Sign your picture and then you are finished!

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Good work everyone! Your water colour paintings look amazing!!

Graduation

Today we say farewell to 4 students who have completed their English Courses with us here at Lexis Noosa.

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Good luck to Kana, Nadia and Miyuki from our Intermediate classes and Gabriela from Upper Intermediate.

All the best!!

Teacher Profile – Lize

This week we are introducing our Teacher Lize!

 

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Lize to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Afrikaans.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I learned how to drive when I was 8 years old…… on my grandparents’ farm 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Australia and South Africa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think I would be a professional photographer or graphic designer.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Cleaning my house and doing the laundry or taking my dog for a walk on the beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Samba Grill on Gympie Terrace 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Pap, wors en sous (Polenta with tomato and onion relish and traditional South- African farmer sausage)

What is your favourite pastime?

Photography, scrapbooking, watching TV and reading.

What is your English tip? 

Make friends with people who don’t speak your language so that you are forced to speak it all the time. And also READ READ READ!! For vocabulary extension, watch kids TV programs.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Lize one of our General English 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. 

Check Out Next Weeks Activities!

Have a look and see what activities Lexis Noosa is offering this week!

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Job Workshop

On Tuesday the 29th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have our wonderful Job Workshop with Sahra. She will help you write your resume, practice interview questions and look for jobs. Don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

EnglishConversation Club

On Wednesday the 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have a conversation club where students can enjoy something to eat while practicing their English.

Table Tennis

We also have a Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm. Who will be crowned champion of Lexis Noosa?…… Turn in next week to find out.

Thursday 31st May 2018

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On Thursday we have our wonderful Grammar class with Lize. Looking to improve your English for FREE! Why not come along and try our Grammar Class, it’s run every week on Thursday and don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Thursday 31st May 2018

Night

We say farewell to our Cambridge students with a Aussie BBQ at Lions Park!

Friday 1st June 2018

Belly Dancing

If you haven’t experienced Bel’s Belly Dancing before than Friday is the day for you. Come along for some fun and exercise in Room 12 at 2.00 pm! Sign up at Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Profile – Charmaine Prosser

Introducing our Elementary teacher Charmaine!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Charmaine to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Spanish and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I’m a Kiwi.

What places have you lived in? In Australia I have lived in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia (nearly all the states). Overseas I have lived in New Zealand, South Korea and in Mexico.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would be an artist.

What do you like to do on the weekend? On the weekend you will find me relaxing at home, in the Noosa National Park or at the Eumundi Markets.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Noosa’s best kept secret is to get up early and watch the sun rise and to see the native animals / locals. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is curry. Yum Yum!!

What is your favourite pastime? My favourite pastime is painting, reading, cooking and skiing.

What is your English tip? My English tip to the students would be to find the lyrics to a favourite English song, play the song and read the words and then play the song and sing along. Most of all have FUN!!

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

Yoga in the Park

What a gorgeous afternoon to relax and have fun at Pinnaroo Park doing a Yoga class.

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students spent their time enjoying a Yoga class done by an old teacher Joti. We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and look forward to seeing you on the next activity.

Badminton

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students enjoyed playing Badminton in the park.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came to our afternoon activity! We look forward to having you on the next one!

Mount Coolum

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon on a beautiful walk up Mt. Coolum National Park.

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We love visiting this mountain because it is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular coastal views. The students get to see some of Australia’s rare and threatened plants, wildflowers, birdlife and geology feature on their walk up the mountain.

We hope you all enjoyed the walk! Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday morning.

 

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!

Sunset River Cruise

Yesterday afternoon Lexis Noosa students and teachers made their way down to the Noosa River for a sunset river cruise. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet new friends, improve their English and see different landscapes of Noosa Heads.

The students enjoyed some nibbles and drinks while they sat back and relaxed taking in the beautiful sunset.

 

The night was followed with a cozy bonfire, plenty of laughs and all round good vibes.

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Hope you all enjoyed your night!

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!