Great day for Lexis Sunshine Coast… Senior teachers unwrapping our beautiful new chairs. Students also have a huge new world map in the common room to look at, it is just perfect to dream about future trips that can eventually be booked with Beth at the SUT/BWT (Student Uni Travel/ Backpacker World Travel) travel desk on the 2nd floor here at Lexis Maroochydore.
Teacher David, Administration Officer Andrea and Academic Manager Sharon working on our brand new chairs.
Our brand new world map in the common room presented by Andrea. Lexis Sunshine Coast is definitely putting on an international language school look! Enjoy
Risa is very happy to share her personal Lexis Sunshine Coast experience with us:
(Paolo, Luca, Risa, Yazeed and Kroos)
“Hello, my name is Risa. I’m 18 years old and from Japan. The reasons why I learn English are that it is main language in the world. I want to go to university here and make a lot of friends who are from different countries.
At first, I wanted to live in Gold Coast where is close to the beach. However, there is no university where I can study about tourism, and then I was told that Sunshine Coast is beautiful place and good to study English. So I chose here.
The best point of studying at the Sunshine Coast campus is close to the beach. As soon as school is finished, you can go to the beach on foot. I recommend studying here because the teachers and students are friendly and helpful and also if you like going to the beach, here is the best place. I will go to university and look for a job with the English I learned.”
The adrenalin packed wake-boarding activity is a perfect way to enjoy the sunshine and water here on the Sunshine Coast. Wake-boarding is one of the most popular activities for all Lexis Maroochydore students.
(Left: Michaela. Top right: Tristan. Bottom right: Caspar.)
(Left: Sabrina. Top right: Moha and Rayan. Bottom right: Remy, Daniel and Dominique.)
When the weather is so nice, Lexis teachers are more than happy to combine learning English with the beautiful sunshine. The students at Lexis Sunshine Coast were so happy to have class outside this morning.
Robyn’s Pre-Intermediate class: Roselie, Julia, Angelina, Luca, Anita, Sayaka, Max, Yuzo, Adrian, Tiger, Ian, Patrick, Alberina and teacher Robyn.
Great to see Simon’s Intermediate students enjoying a class in the courtyard today!
Simon’s Intermediate class: Corina, Dominique, Valerie, Linda, Cyril, Rayan, teacher Simon, Bella, Biao, He Ya, Sakura, Phatsita and Phanky.
Let’s meet teacher Jenny who has been teaching at Lexis since 2006.
Why did you choose teaching as your career?
“Because I love working with people and I wanted to work in developing countries.”
Which class are you teaching at the moment?
“The lovely FCE class.”
How long have you been teaching at Lexis Maroochydore for? What did you do before you worked here?
“I started at Lexis in Noosa in 2006. I’d just come back from teaching in China and prior to that I’d been teaching at the Sunshine Coast uni.”
Do you speak another language? What was your biggest challenge when learning it?
“I speak basic French, some German, Swahili and Hausa. I’m currently learning Spanish and I’m fluent in Bislana. My biggest challenge is finding enough time to practice it.”
What do you like the most about your job?
“I love the interaction with students (and staff!) and I love the challenge of helping students understand.”
In your opinion, what is Maroochydore’s best kept secret?
“The view across the water from -The Boat Shed- at Cotton Tree on a sparkling, clear day.”
If you were not a teacher, what job would you have now?
“Either something in sport or an aid worker.”
Thank you Jenny!
Lexis Sunshine Coast is happy to welcome our new EAP students: Sanju, Binu, Bibitha, Jaspreet Kaur, Linu (India), Lina Marcela (Colombia), Ann and Lucie (China). All the Lexis Sunshine Coast staff wishes you the best with your studies.