New Students

Getting to know the students starting this week at Lexis Noosa.

Today we welcome 7 new students to the Lexis Noosa family. We hope you have a wonderful first day in Noosa!

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Lucas is from Brazil and he is 33 years old. He is here to improve his English and have a good time! Lucas likes to watch Football, movies and just chill out and have fun with friends. Lucas works as a consultant in innovation management.

Paula and Romulo are from Sao Paulo in Brazil. They are both 25 years old and enjoy going to the cinema and gym together. Paula works as an architect and Romulo is a production and management analyst.

Danielle is also from Brazil and has come to Noosa, Australia to improve her English. She enjoys watching movies and having a good time with her friends and family.

Kazone is coming to us from Japan and would like to do some volunteering work while she is here in Noosa. Kazone likes to listen to music, go shopping and improve her English level.

Sayaka is 29 years old and is from Japan, She enjoys going shopping and watching movies. She chose Noosa because it is close to the sea and also the country side and is looking forward to making friends from all the different countries here at Lexis Noosa.

Juhee is 36 years old and is coming to us from South Korea. She works in a financial company as a computer engineer and is looking forward to doing some surf lessons here in Noosa. Juhee also enjoys travelling and exercising.

 

We hope you all had a wonderful first day and we look forward to getting to know you better over the course of your enrollments ūüôā

 

What’s on this Week

Here are the exciting activities that will be done this week at Lexis Noosa.

Looking for a job and need some help writing your resume? Than look no further, our job workshop on Tuesday @ 2.00 pm is the activity that you need to do! We give you helpful hits, correct your resume and even print the finished product for you.

Also on Tuesday at 2.00 pm, we have the amazing Tanya holding a Pronunciation workshop which will help you sound out those difficult words of the English vocabulary. If you haven’t try her class yet, you need to sign up today!!

This week on Wednesday we will be cooking up a storm with our Japanese Students, as they will be taking us on a delicious journey to make Gyoza. Only 20 spots available so sign up quick at reception.

This week, Lexis Noosa will have a beautiful Sunset Picnic for it’s student night on Thursday 15th June 2017 at 4.30 pm. If you would like to watch the sunset over the Noosa River and take some beautiful photos come along to this weeks student night. We will have some delicious snacks for you to try, you can make new friends from the school and have a wonderful evening in Noosa. Sign up at reception so I know how much snacks to buy for the picnic ūüôā

Have you dreamed about painting a masterpiece with water colour? Friday will be the activity for you! Phil, one of our Cambridge teachers has agreed to teach a class of 12 the techniques needed to complete a beautiful water colour painting of a mountain, lake and thunder clouds. Sign up quick if you would like to do his class!

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Hope you all have a wonderful week at Lexis Noosa!

Why Sunset Program Classes?

Traditionally we have offered our Sunset classes (running from 13.15 to 17.30) as a life style alternative, in the hot summer months when the beach and surf are better in the mornings.

However,¬†we are now offering this timetable all year round to meet the increasing demand by students who are finding good jobs on the morning shifts.¬†¬†In the past, Noosa had typical ‘quieter’ and ‘busier’ periods, but¬†we are now seeing good tourist¬†numbers all year round.¬† Many are Australians who now prefer to travel within their own country for safety¬†and cost reasons. There is also an increase in overseas tourists who regard Australia as a safe and peaceful destination. So, there are plenty of morning jobs in the resorts and along our famous Hastings Street restaurants and cafes.

Here is Tom.¬†He is a chef in France¬†and is studying English on a working holiday visa.¬†He¬†is thrilled to be working at Bistro C. One of Noosa’s most famous restaurants.

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Meanwhile, this morning I bumped into Gabriele from Brazil.  After arriving with very little English, he is delighted to be working front of house in the newly opened Japanese restaurant, Maki Moto.  Studying on a student visa, he can work every morning and study English every afternoon. Perfect.

 

Movie Night

Last night Lexis Noosa held it’s very own Cinema experience at the campus.

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Room 12 was converted into a beautiful cinema with twinkly fairy lights, popcorn, soft drinks, lollies and of course chocolate to watch the spectacular movie, Lion.

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Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

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Grammar Workshop: Reported Speech

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Lize told me that she really enjoys teaching reported speech. She insisted on me going to the weekly Grammar Workshop. She said that she always had a great group of keen students who wanted to improve their grammar skills.

The students reported that Lize is a phenomenal grammar teacher and that they thoroughly enjoy her grammar guidance every Thursday. They proclaimed that she always makes different grammar points easier to understand and put into practice. They regretted that the workshop wasn’t everyday.

If you are not confident in Grammar or feel that you simply want to fine tune grammar skills – make sure you go to the Grammar Workshops on Thursday in Room 5.

Ammann Family

Lexis Noosa has had the pleasure of a wonderful family from Switzerland joining our language school as part of the student body for the past three weeks. On Friday, we farewell the Ammann Family as their time remaining in Australia draws close to the end.

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Urs, Eliane, Lisa, Beatrice and Michelle Ammann

They have had a wonderful adventure travelling around Australia and to add to their adventures, their Teacher Jan took them to Acres Nursery where they were able to listen to, and learn about some species of Australian Native Bees.

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The excursion was extremely enjoyable and presented a wonderful language  opportunity with lots of new vocabulary about the Australian environment and the loss of bee habitat.

 

Snap! Snap! Crocodile Alert!!!

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What are the class doing?¬† It’s okay the crocodile is safe and was cubed and put in a delicious marinade!

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We designed three different marinades from fresh ingredients and left the crocodile to tenderise overnight.  We had the stir-fried cubed meat as a kebab with healthy fresh vegetables and rice.  Our chef Karina showed us how to present the rice in an attractive way using a measuring cup to form half a sphere.  This is why she is the professional! Fabulous Karina!

Students thought that the crocodile meat was similar in taste to chicken but had the texture of fish.¬† It is a delicacy in Australia and all the students had a try!¬† It’s good to try new foods when we visit a different country!