Plenty of JOBS on offer this week!

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Looking for work? Need extra $$? There are still plenty of jobs available on Seek. Follow this link to see an updated list of new jobs in and around Brisbane. :)

Need help with your resume? Then don’t forget to drop in to the Job Workshops, held every Tuesday in room 3, from 2-3pm. There will be a teacher there to help answer any questions you may have!

Welcome to our lovely new students!

It’s starting to warm up here in Brisbane as we welcome in the summer time. Today, we also welcomed 7 new students to Lexis Brisbane! Be sure to say hi, and show them around their new school. Pictured below (from left to right) we have:
Hyunsun (Sunny) from South Korea, Giovanni from Italy, Laszlo from Hungary, Yoonjoo from South Korea, Haruna who has transferred over from Lexis Perth, but is originally from Japan, Sinae also from South Korea, and lucky last we have Hyanri who also comes from Japan.

Our wonderful new students!

Our wonderful new students!

We hope you enjoy your time here at Lexis, Brisbane and Australia! :)

Congratulations and Farewell to our Cambridge Classmates!

This week marks the end of yet another term for our Cambridge Preparation classes. Over the last 10 weeks, both students and teachers have been putting in 110% with preparing and studying for this very intensive course. During this time, the students have improved their Speaking, Listening and Writing skills, as well as greatly improving their overall use of English – both every-day and professional. The aim of the Cambridge courses is to assist students in improving all the above skills, as well as prepare them for the final exam, which will give them an accredited level by the University of Cambridge. From there, these skills can be very useful with getting a job, study at university here in Australia, or even applying for a visa in the future.


This term, Lexis Brisbane offered 2 Cambridge courses – First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE). These took place every afternoon and was perfect for students who had morning jobs, or those who simply enjoyed a nice sleep in. As a reward for their outstanding efforts, teachers Judy and Paola treated their students with regular afternoon tea, where TimTams were the popular choice of snack – yum!!

CAE students with Teacher Judy at their last afternoon tea.

Some students with Teacher Judy at their last afternoon tea.

The FCE speaking test was held on Thursday 13th of August, and their paper exam was on Thursday the 20th, while the CAE students had their speaking test on Wednesday the 19th of August, and their final paper exam today, the 21st of August. Both classes were very anxious regarding their exams, but they said they were confident and the preparation they received at Lexis Brisbane was superb!

CAE students studying very hard!

CAE students studying very hard!


FCE Class:

Teacher: Judy
Number of students:  12
Student names: Andres (Colombia), Gustavo (Brazil), Maria, Alvaro and Miren (Spain), Jana (Slovenia), Sayaka, Yoshiki and Yu (Japan), Natasha and Chloe (South Korea), and Enea (Switzerland).

FCE students with Teacher Judy!

FCE students with Teacher Judy!

CAE Class:

Teacher: Paola
Number of students: 8
Student names: Beatrice (Italy), Yukina and Teppei (Japan), Bruna (Brazil), Veronica and Oriana (Spain), Stas (Slovenia), and Lara (Switzerland)

CAE students with Teacher Paola!

CAE students with Teacher Paola!


:) We are very proud of our graduating students – best of luck for the future! :)

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CAE students with Teacher Paola. Thank you!!

CAE students with Teacher Paola. Thank you!!

What’s on in Brisbane!

Here’s a couple of  suggestions for you to try over the weekend!


There’s a new Harajuku Gyoza in town, and it’s right around the corner from Lexis!! Taste the flavours of Tokyo and experience the traditional Japanese Izakaya-style environment at their brand new store on Queen Street. Not only do they specialise in gyoza, but you can also try some other delicious Japanese dishes such as Karaage chicken, edamame and even try some Japanese beer, wine and sake.Take a look at the yummy menu here. Feeling hungry? :)
Address: Shop 10-11, Ground Floor, 141 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000


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Love dinosaurs? Then it’s not too late to check out the Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition, on now at the Queensland Museum. Tickets are $13.50**, and you can buy your tickets here, or pay when you get there. This event runs until the 5th of October, so please do go and have a look while you can!
** $13.50 is the concession price. Make sure to take your Lexis student card to get this price. Regular adult price is $15.


eatIf you haven’t heard about the Eat Street Markets yet, you’re missing out! Open again this weekend, Hamilton portside will come alive with various food stalls and live entertainment that will go well into the night. Enjoy some delicious food with friends at this must-see event down by the Brisbane River. Check out their website for more details.


Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Looking for a job? There are plenty available!

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Here are a just a couple of jobs up on offer this week, in and around Brisbane.


Love beer AND food? The Bavarian Bier Café on Eagle Street Pier are looking for their next enthusiastic waiter/bar staff members.  Do you have previous experience working in a fast-paced hospitality environment, with a sound knowledge of beer and wine? There are a variety of positions up for grabs, so why not apply for one, today? Click here for more details.

Situated along the Brisbane River, you’ll find many stylish fine-dining restaurants. One of those is Blackbird, and they’re looking for a lovely new staff member to join their team. If you have a current RSA* (Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate) and 2 years experience in a similar role, then this is the perfect job for you! Follow this link to see the full job ad.
* An RSA is required by QLD Law to work with and around alcohol. For more details on how to get an RSA, go to the Club Training Australia website, or come see one of the Student Support staff for some assistance with applying.


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There are plenty more jobs available out there. Click here for a full list. Remember that every Tuesday afternoon from 2-3pm, we have the Job Workshop in Room 3. There will be a teacher there to help you with your resume, show you how to write the perfect cover letter, and give other helpful advice about finding a job and working in Australia. Best of luck!  :)

WELCOME to our 2 new students!

Last week we welcomed a whopping 14 new students to Lexis Brisbane. This week we only have 2 – but they are very lovely! We are thrilled to introduce Sebastian from Colombia and Yodai from Japan! Say hello to them if you see them around! We hope you have a fun time here in Australia and at Lexis Brisbane! :)

Our lovely new students!

Our lovely new students!

What’s On in sunny Brisbane this weekend!

Don’t have plans for the weekend? Check out what’s happening around Brisbane and have some fun!


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Want to bring in the weekend by cheering for our home team at the footy? The Brisbane Broncos are facing off against St. George Illawarra to keep their place in the number one spot on the leader board. Celebrate a win with our boys tonight at Suncorp Stadium – gates open from 5:15pm, kickoff is at 7:45pm. You can buy your tickets here.


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Haven’t had time to go to the Ekka yet? Don’t fear! You can still go this weekend to stock up on chocolate, pat cute animals and win some prizes at Sideshow Alley. The show runs until Sunday evening, so be sure to check it out! Follow this link to buy your tickets now!
Tickets (adult pass): $30
(unfortunately the Lexis English Student Cards cannot get you the concession pass).

If you do decide to go, be sure to send us your photos! See Tara at reception. :)


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Want to see a show and have have a bit of a laugh at the same time? The QPAC theatre are offering final shows this weekend for their smash hit musical-comedy Anything Goes. Featuring some of Australia’s best musical performers, this show-stopping performance is bound to get you singing and laughing all at once. This weekend marks the final days for the show, so be sure to put it in your diary and check it out! Tickets are on sale on the QPAC website.


There are plenty of things to see and do around Brisbane, but if you’re still stuck for ideas, don’t hesitate to ask the girls at the student support desk/reception.

Have a lovely weekend! :)