The Amazing Eight! Lexis Brisbane Welcomes New Students to School

We had a marvelous group of new students arrive in our school today, arriving fresh from having settled in to Student House and their Homestay families. We’re happy to welcome Elisa and Beatrice from Italy, Takahisa and Yuka from Japan, Thiago from Brazil, Meritxell and David from Spain, and Hyejin from South Korea.

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Welcome everyone! Enjoy your first week!

What’s on in Brisbane this Weekend!

It looks like a rainy Friday and Saturday this weekend, with Sunday looking a little bit sunnier at least, but here’s a few suggestions of rainy day activities to still see awesome parts of Brisbane in the rain!

For those of who you speak Spanish, for those of you who love Spanish cinema or those of you who would like to improve your English by reading subtitles, the Spanish Film Festival is going on for the next few weeks and a rainy day Spanish movie would be perfect! Check out times and movies here.

The whole weekend Southbank is celebrating Buddha’s Birthday! Check out dragon boat races, wonderful foods, tea ceremonies, and lion dancing- and on Sunday afternoon come watch the fireworks! More details here.

West End is a wonderfully quirky area filled with all kinds of strange shops and great restaurants- and it’s right near Southbank! Check out the markets on Saturday for the Gypsy/folk/ vintage stuff for sale! More details here.

Or, interested in a different type of market with some history? The Boggo Road markets are right next to an old jail- and you can take a tour of the jail as well! Click here for more details.

Have fun on this rainy weekend, everybody! Stay safe and dry :)

Eight Engaging Students at Lexis English Brisbane!

27042015On this perfect Brisbane day we welcome eight perfect students to start their studies! Such a pleasure to meet Anne from France, Yoshiki, Saori, Teppei, and Mariko from Japan, Nathalia from Colombia,  Dahye from South Korea and Marlise from Switzerland! Welcome to all of you! Can’t wait to get to know you better.

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend!

A big weekend in Brisbane! ANZAC Day is this Saturday, which is a day in Australia where we pay respect to our soldiers.Brisbane will be celebrating this day in a number of ways- check out some of the suggestions for this weekend!

Friday or Saturday nights you could head to funky West End to try the Boundary St Markets. They have lots of delicious food stalls, cute little things to buy and the Motor Room, a bar with free live music. With it getting cold at this time of year they also have braziers with warm fires burning to keep you warm while you eat or drink. Check it out!

ANZAC Day begins with a very traditional, very serious ceremony that we call the Dawn Service. It begins at 4:28am and is a beautiful ceremony to celebrate those soldiers that died for our country. It’s an early morning, but an important part of Australian culture. More details here.

Lots of pubs will go crazy for ANZAC day- it’s a big day for Australians to celebrate with a beer. The Fox Hotel is having an ANZAC day event, but there will be lots of people in every pub across Brisbane! Check out the Fox here.

Or, looking for some different culture? GOMA has an awesome new exhibit called The Promised Land- looks crazy and interesting and weird and beautiful. Check it out! GOMA has so much to offer. More details here.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Have a wonderful Australian ANZAC Day.

Ricardo and Camila- Homes to stay in, all around the world :)

We had the most beautiful feedback from two of our lovely students, Ricardo and Camila from Brazil. We spoke to them in the video below about their Lexis experience and their life in Australia, and they had some wonderful things to stay.

Ricardo and Camila arrived at the end of January. They decided as a couple it would be a good idea to stay with one of our Lexis homestay families and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience- the friendly homestay parents and the funny children trying to teach them extra English.

Ricardo and Camila in front of Brisbane’s beautiful Southbank

Both these students have worked hard in Australia, both in school and to find jobs, and have achieved terrific results. Both are now employed (Camila in fact now has two jobs!) and are in our Upper Intermediate classes- different classes because these two wanted to make sure they focused on their studies!

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Ricardo enjoying our international food day, Camila showing us a traditional Brazilian tea.

The absolutely delightful Ricardo and Camila have made many friends in Lexis, forming lifelong friendships with other students across the world- as Ricardo says;

“We now have a home to stay in, in every country in the world”

Ricardo has beautifully described one of the most wonderful aspects of studying with Lexis English- our students make lifelong connections with wonderful people they would never meet in their own country, and transcend nationality, culture and massive distances to maintain these beautiful friendships. 

Ricardo and Camila with friends from all around the world.

Thanks for speaking to us, Ricardo and Camila- we’re so happy you are enjoying your time in Australia and here in Lexis Brisbane :)