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Mount Coolum Climb

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What a perfect afternoon we have yesterday! A group of Lexis Sunshine Coast Students took a challenging walk to the top of Mount Coolum…

As you can see once you get to the top it was sooo worth it! We got to see the spectacular 360 degree views of the coastal area, including Point Cartwright and the Glass House Mountains to the south, the Blackall Range to the west, and Noosa Heads to the north.

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As well as the spectacular coastal views, there were also lots of native Australian plants & wildflowers. Mount Coolum rises 208m above sea level and is visible from many locations across the Sunshine Coast, it is of course the center of the Mount Coolum National Park.

Enjoy some of the photos we took yesterday which show the incredible landscape!

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Make sure you put this on your list of things to do while your here! ⛰☀️

New Students 18/04/2017

A big warm welcome to our new students! We hope you have an amazing first day!

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Here is a little bit about each of them to help you get to know them all…

Nicolas is from Bogota, Colombia where he is a student about to start university. He chose to come to Australia to study English so that he will be able to work as well.

Miho is from Hyogo, Japan where she works as an Occupational Therapist. She decided to come and study English because she wants to speak a language that other countries speak and chose Australia because she is shy and the people are friendly.

Deokyoeng is from In-Cheon City, South Korea and works at the International Airport there. He wants to learn English very well to be able to teach his sons which is why he has decided to come to Australia to study!

Tomoyuki is from Chiba, where he works as a Nurse. He chose to come and study English in Australia because he wants to go to the many beautiful places here.

Maiko is from Japan, where she goes to High School. She chose to study English because her dream is to be a flight attendant and she traveled to Australia last year and thought it was a beautiful place so decided to come back to study.

Rahel is from Sirnach, Thurgau in Switzerland where she works as a Nurse. She wants to study English because she needs it for travelling and came to Australia to do it because she heard a lot of good things!

Eri is from Chiba, Japan where she just finished High School. She chose to come to Australia to study because she wants to speak English well and also wants to work with English in the future.

Ina is from Sao Paulo, Brazil where she works as a Lawyer. She is studying English because she needs it for her job and chose Australia because she has family here.

Nao is from Osaka, Japan where she is at University currently majoring in Business Administration, she is especially interested in entrepreneurship. She wants to use her English skills in her future and she chose Australia to study in because she loves the atmosphere.

Reo is from Nagano, Japan where he was studying Plant Psychology at University. He chose to study English because he wants to work abroad, and the reason he is doing it in Australia is because of the nice weather and his mother’s friend lives here so he gets to stay with them.

Karoline is from Florianopolis, Brazil where she is a Law and Designer Fashion Graduate. She chose to come to Australia to study because it is a beautiful country!

Graduating High School Preparation Students

Last Thursday we said goodbye to two of our High School Preparation Students Alice & Anh who have both been here for a while so it was very sad to see them go!
Best of Luck at your new High Schools & make sure you come and visit 🙂

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Anh is from Vietnam and has been here for six months.

What has been the best thing about coming to Australia/ Sunshine Coast & Studying at Lexis English?
“I have improved English a lot and learned many things since I have lived in Australia and of course, studied at Lexis.”

Has your English improved since starting at Lexis & what tips would you give someone that wants to learn English?
“Yes I have improved English a lot since starting at Lexis. I think that the vocabulary is the most important, so you can use a little notebook to record all the new words that you learn everyday.”

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Alice is from China and has been here for five months.

What has been the best thing about coming to Australia/ Sunshine Coast & Studying at Lexis English?
“The best thing for me is make lots of foreign friends and my English improved.”

Has your English improved since starting at Lexis & what tips would you give someone that wants to learn English?
“Keep practicing you English and speak to different people, watch TV shows and movies, listen music can help you improve your listening.”

Whats On This Weekend…!

Saturday 8 April 2017

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Head to the famous markets. Enjoy the music, food and local crafts! Times: 7am – 2pm

  • Take the Translink bus using your GO Card (see Jane – In the homestay office for times) cost $3.90 each way (requires a change in Nambour)
  • Grab some friends and take an Uber. (approx. $40 – $54 each way for up to 4 people)
  • Or pre book a shuttle bus to take you there approximately $29.00pp (return trip, credit card required)

 

Blended Festival at Tickle Park in Coolum Beach

Blended will be taking over Coolum’s Tickle Park (Next to the Coolum Surf Club) on Saturday, 8th April (2 pm – 9 pm).  The festival will include a full line up of popular bands and soloists performing on two stages. There will be food and market stalls, free skateboarding workshops, cultural and art workshops and activities.

Come along and be a part of the celebration, and support our local young talents.

Time 2pm – 9pm

Free admission

Take the Translink Bus #620 – Departs Maroochydore Station every 30 mins.

Check the bus stop near Tickle Park for return times. ($3.90 each way using your GO Card)

Graduating Students 07/04/2017

A big congratulations to all of our graduating students today! 📚🎈🎉
It has been so nice meeting you all & we wish you all the best in the future!

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Ruedi is from Switzerland & is graduating Melissa’s Elementary Class, he has been in Australia for 50 days.

What has been the best thing about coming to Australia/ Sunshine Coast & Studying at Lexis English?
I like the country & the people.

Has your English improved since starting at Lexis & what tips would you give someone that wants to learn English?
Yes it has improved.

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Danila is from Italy & is graduating Peter’s Upper-Intermediate Class , she has been in Australia for 3 months.

What has been the best thing about coming to Australia/ Sunshine Coast & Studying at Lexis English?
I stayed 2 months in Lexis Noosa and all was amazing & for the last 3 weeks I decided to move to Sunshine Coast because I got an internship at Channel 7 also Sunshine Coast Lexis was good,

Has your English improved since starting at Lexis & what tips would you give someone that wants to learn English?
My English has improved a lot. I recommend to all students who want to study English to have a minimum 12 week course. You can improve a lot.

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Vitorio is from Brazil & was in Simon’s FCE Class, he is transferring to Lexis Noosa to continue his studies! All the best up there 🙂

What has been the best thing about coming to Australia/ Sunshine Coast & Studying at Lexis English?
New cultures, learning a lot & making new friends.

Has your English improved since starting at Lexis & what tips would you give someone that wants to learn English?
Yes a lot! Do the homework! Watch TV in English and try to speak English in every opportunity.

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Sunset FCE Class Trip

The Sunset FCE class had an exciting day at the University of the Sunshine Coast! We attended a lecture about essay and report writing, and continued work on our unit for the week by learning lots of new food and cooking vocabulary and comparing the different eateries on campus. We even saw some kangaroos!  All in all, it was a very successful day.