What’s on in Brisbane this weekend!

With the weather predicted to be beautiful and sunny this weekend (exciting!) I’m sure many of you will take the opportunity to head off to places like Moreton Island with Student Uni Travel, but if you decide to stay in Brisbane there is still plenty to do :)

Why not Start Friday with a classic movie? Top Gun is playing at the Moonlight Cinema- where you sit outside under the stars to watch the movie. Or, if Top Gun is not your style, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is playing on Sunday. Find more information here.

On Saturday in Bowen Hills (just near the city!) we have the popular St Jerome’s  Laneway Festival. It’s a cool music festival with plenty of Australian alternative and indie bands in a funky laneway setting. More information here.

GOMA (The Gallery of Modern Art) is showing a bunch of interesting things at the moment. There’s an exhibit on Japanese Art, and a series of movies about Myths and Legends. This weekend it’s showing movies like E.T. and The Mark of Zorro. More details here.

And to wrap up a great weekend, why not spend a relaxing morning at the Northey Street Markets? It’s a beautiful market set in a wonderful community garden, where local people grow their own fruits and vegetables. Go and have a look around- or buy some beautiful food! More details here.

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy yourselves whatever you choose to do :)

Lexis Success! -Yui Shibuya

We spoke to Yui Shibuya from Japan, who graduated last week, about her experience here at Lexis. Yui originally planned to be here for just three weeks before Christmas, but she enjoyed her time here so much that she extended into the new year! Yui was a lovely student who was very quickly a part of the Lexis Family.

Yui came with us to Mt Coot-Tha, sang for the whole school in the Christmas choir, and made so many friends in her class- she always there for early morning chats with the other students! We were so glad Yui enjoyed her time at Lexis Brisbane, and we were sad to see her go. All the best, Yui! We hope to see you again soon!

Sixteen Sensational Students Arrive at Lexis Brisbane!

27012015A big intake today of a group of marvelous students from all over the globe. The short week seemed to make them all the more enthusiastic to start and so we moved quickly into getting to know each other and getting the students into their classes!

Welcome to Ricardo, Camila, Danilo, and Guilherme from Brazil, Saem and Ilseong from South Korea, Barbara, Andrea, Davide and Sara from Italy, Marta and Silvia from Spain, Yukina and Minami from Japan, and Catalina and Daniela from Colombia.   Hope you all enjoyed Australia Day and have a great first week at Lexis Brisbane!

What’s On In Brisbane this Weekend

This Australia Day weekend is the perfect time to try something different in Australia! Monday will be a big day everywhere with lots of pool parties, lots of events in pubs and bars- plenty to keep you having fun! Have a look at some of these ways to spend your Australia Day :)

The first place you’ll want to check out is South Bank. They have events, parties and food festivals on all weekend! Click here for information on the food festival- Great Australian Bites. Or, if you’re more interested in free live music or fireworks, click here!

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If you feel more spiritual, there is a fascinating Tibetan Festival on at the Powerhouse in New Farm. Come and see the amazing displays and find painting, meditation, contemplation, lectures and talks, and Tibetan dumpling cooking demonstrations! More information here.

For a something a little strange, on Sunday there is a beauty contest for men with beards. This contest is all about the most beautiful beard, and there is certainly a lot of competition! Come see all of the wonderful facial hair on Saturday here.

For Australia day itself (on Monday) there is so much happening. You could try one of a million bars or pubs, or try an organised party like this one at Kangaroo Point. They have DJs, a surf machine, a delicious spit roast and plenty of drinks to keep you cool.

Finally, what is a more Australian way to spend Australia day than by going to Australia Zoo? There’s all the usual animals and crocodile shows, but with some extras- there will be damper (special Australian bread) and a pie eating contest! Check out all the information here.

Hope you all have fun this weekend! Happy Australia Day!

Learning English: Realising the Dream

We just heard the most beautiful feedback from a student about his experience of learning English. Alex told us this morning that “Learning English has always been my dream, and now this dream is being realised.”

Alex arrived from France in December and has been studying in our elementary class since then. He has improved so much already! It’s been so wonderful to see his English grow and see him be able to express himself so much more. Alex told us this morning “English is so important for connecting to other people… from all over the world!”

Best of all, he’s here for a whole year, so he has all year to learn English and grow- Alex tells us it’s his goal to reach our Advanced level by the end of the year! We believe you can do it! We’re so happy to see Alex reaching his goals, and we can’t wait to see how much is English will improve in the months to come :)

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