Everyone get ready for our June activities! Things to get excited about:
-Our Cambridge classes graduate next Friday- we’ll miss them. We’ll have a special afternoon tea graduation ceremony for them to say goodbye and of course, congratulations!
-Our Winter Warmer BBQ next Friday- just before the long weekend.
-We are starting our very own Lexis Brisbane Drama Club! Students will act their way into improving their English, confidence and of course have loads of fun!
-Our Lexis Brisbane Soccer team will be practicing once a week in preparation for the big match- get out there and score some goals!
-We’ll make a visit to Mt Coot-Tha for our new students to check out the wonderful views of all of Brisbane all the way to Gold Coast.
-We have our usual range of awesome workshops- phrasal verbs about “feelings”, the grammar of comparing passives, the tricky aspect of word stress in pronunciation, and much more!
We have our first Lexis Brisbane Soccer Team training session today- with teacher Eugene and a big crowd of enthusiastic students headed off for the Botanic Gardens, ready for soccer!
Our soccer players ready for action!
Eugene will train with the students every week for the next two months until the big final, where the teams will play against other schools to see if they win the championship! They’ll build up new skills, make friends and have whole lot of fun- starting today, have so much fun, guys! Enjoy :)
Looking for work in Brisbane this week? There are plenty of work around for those of you looking for jobs as cooks, cleaners, waiters- all kinds of things! Check out Seek for some job opportunities and remember to come to our job workshop this afternoon!
We had three students arrive today to begin their studies for the very first time- we were very pleased to meet Felipe and Mauricio from Colombia, who are both ready to start what is sure to be a long and successful six months or more of study at Lexis, and Kazuya from Japan, who will be with us for a short and sweet ten weeks.
Also joining us today were two students transferring in from our beautiful beach schools- Rurik from Brazil who has transferred from Noosa, and Chinatsu from Japan who has crossed the country to join us from Perth. We got them straight into class and they are already improving their English even as we type this blog!
Welcome everyone! Hope your first week is a wonderful success :)
Welcome Mauricio, Felipe and Kazuya!
Lexis Brisbane had an exciting day today when all of our students became international movie stars!
Our gorgeous film stars being filmed at Southbank Beach
Lexis English was making a short movie about our school and our wonderful students were so excited to get to be a part of it- and they had so much fun being celebrities! It was so great to see the students shine like stars and having a great time in the sun for the video.
Out and about with our adventurous Lexis student stars!
We had students kayaking on the Brisbane River, riding segues at Kangaroo Point, cycling along the riverside, eating lunch on the sunny terrace, and of course we filmed some of our students working hard studying English in class.
Scenes being filmed at our lovely Lexis School
Our students looked beautiful on camera and, more importantly, had a lot of fun playing with the cameras. It was terribly exciting for us all to have a chance to be stars!
Stay tuned for the video- as they say in Hollywood, Coming Soon to Theatres Near You!
We were very proud of our long-term student Valeria Montenegro Huertas today when she graduated after almost a year at Lexis Brisbane. It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we were so proud of how much Vale has improved her English.
Zoe and James say goodbye to the lovely Valeria
Vale arrived from Colombia last July and spent the Australian spring and summer working and living in Brisbane, making friends from all over the world and, of course, learning English. Vale started at a pre-intermediate level and we are so proud that she graduated from our Advanced Cambridge Preparation class! What amazing progress!
Valeria and her Cambridge classmates
Vale was such a delight to have at school. She was always ready with a friendly “hello” and we see her chatting with students from all nationalities and English levels. She’s such a sweetheart and we will miss her, but we’re excited for her to travel around Australia and of course see her family back in Colombia!
Good luck, Vale! We’ll miss you!
We have a big weekend in Brisbane this weekend with plenty happening- festivals, concerts, and more! There’s so much culture to experience- check out the events happening this weekend!
The big event this weekend is Brisbane’s Paniyiri Greek Festival! A huge event in West End, this festival is always very popular and has a huge range of amazing Greek food, fun rides and awesome music and dancing. Check out more details here!
Also this weekend is a Polish festival- try amazing Polish pierogi (dumplings) and if you like them, there’s an eating competition on Sunday! Food and art and lots to see. Check out the above photo for address and times.
Brisbane’s beautiful Customs House- a truly lovely building in the city- is hosting a free concert this Sunday. The music will be classical, so if you feel like listening to beautiful music in a beautiful historic building, this could be a special opportunity for you :) More details here.
Or if you haven’t eaten everything you can at the Greek or Polish festivals, try the Downey Park food markets on Sunday! Food trucks overflowing with delicious treats. More details here.
Get out and see Brisbane this weekend, everyone! Have fun and eat lots!