Sharing the Cambridge love

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Our Cambridge teaching team! (Missing Daniel)

Our Cambridge First, Advanced and Proficiency classes are officially one quarter of their way through their 12-week long course, and they are all working hard and doing very well!

I was chuffed to receive some lovely comments from the students about their Cambridge teachers  and classes, and so I want to share the love!

“The course is well-organised and we can do everything in time.  And everybody gets the opportunity to participate in class.” 

“The best teacher. She knows how to make the class interesting.  There is no doubt that she does the job perfectly.”

“I like my teacher. He always tries to teach us clearly.  The class is very interesting.”

“Our teacher gives us good explanation about each part of the Cambridge FCE.”

“A good teacher! He helps me and is always happy.”

“I am happy I chose Lexis.”

Thanks to our students for the great comments.  We wish you all well in your course!

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A sunny welcome to our new Cambridge students! :)

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This afternoon, we were joined by all of our new Cambridge students out on the sunny terrace! 🙂 What a picture perfect day to enjoy some yummy Aussie snacks under the big blue sky.

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Our famous Australian Tim Tams – the best biscuits in the world!

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What a lovely autumn day in Brisbane

This round we have 4 Cambridge classes  – Cambridge First (FCE) which is taught by teachers Catherine and Daniel, two Cambridge Advanced (CAE) classes taught by teachers Judy and Paola, and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) class taught by teacher Melissa.

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Left to right: Teachers Catherine, Judy, Melissa and Paola looking AMAZING!

All of our Cambridge teachers are excited to share the next three months working together with their students, to help them improve their English skills immensely. They all have a lot of experience to share, so students – please don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek advice from them! 🙂

This afternoon, we were also joined by Lien from Backpackers World Travel, who ran a competition especially for our Cambridge students! The theme was Australian Trivia, and everyone had to guess whether her statements were true or false!IMG_9822

In the end, there could be only one winner – and that winner was Fernando!! 🙂 Congratulations! Fernando has won a travel voucher to Fraser Island. How cool is that?!! 🙂IMG_9823


From all your friends here at Lexis Brisbane – welcome to our new round of Cambridge! 🙂 We know that you will enjoy your courses, study very hard and acheive your English learning goals, whilst having fun!  Good luck for the road ahead everyone! 😀

 

Testimonial Wednesday – Santiago

We’re back with another student testimonial – let’s meet Santiago!
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Santiago arrived in Australia from Colombia and joined Lexis Brisbane at the beginning of 2015. He has spent the last year learning not only English but also about Australia, a new way of life and most importantly himself. Santiago had big dreams before arriving to Australia, and has worked very hard every day since.
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Santiago was a big believer in the English Only rule at Lexis, and always encouraged his friends and classmates to use English. He studied English back home in Colombia where he also completed the FCE exam, but said he regretted not coming here sooner! Just last week he completed the IELTS test and is now eagerly awaiting the results to arrive next week. “I’m feeling confident with the reading part, but I was a little nervous with the speaking part. Once I started though, I felt much better”. We’re confident you did well! 🙂

Before Santiago parted ways, we asked him a few questions regarding his time here and his thoughts about Brisbane. Here’s what he had to say…:

What courses did you do at Lexis English?
I did CAE, CPE and IELTS.

What do you think about your classes and teachers?
The classes are full of content and the teachers always try to find the way to transmit their knowledge to the students.

Why did you choose Brisbane? Are you happy with your choice?
Brisbane is a nice cosmopolitan city. I could meet people from all over the world. I find the Brisbane weather easier to cope with as well. I’d never regret choosing this city.

Where are you currently living in Brisbane? 
I’m currently sharing a house with 3 people close to the city.

What is your most memorable experience here in Brisbane/Australia?
There are heaps of memorable experiences. I can’t choose just one!

What are your plans for when you return to your home country?
I’m not actually returning to my country just yet. At least not for another 3 years.


Although his journey with us at Lexis Brisbane is over, another journey has begun. Santiago will be enrolled at QUT this July where he will be completing a degree in Business – how cool is that?!

Congratulations for achieving your goals, Santiago. We wish you the best of luck with your new journey! You are always welcome back to Lexis Brisbane any time. 🙂 Be sure to keep in touch!


If you would also like to write a testimonial about your time here at Lexis/Australia, see Tara at Reception and grab a questionnaire. We love hearing from you guys! 🙂

Lexis English Brisbane is a quality English language school in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, offering General English, Cambridge and IELTS Preparation courses, along with Cambridge CELTA.  http://www.lexisenglish.com

Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Lexis English partners with TAFE Queensland!

“TAFE Queensland provides ‘world class’ quality education and training that links with industry and employment outcomes.”                                       

(http://tafeqld.edu.au/resources/pdf/international/international-capability-statement.pdf)

 

Students at Lexis English can gain pathways into TAFE Queensland by studying programs such as – General English, Cambridge English FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS.

130 years and over 230,000 students

TAFE Queensland is the government-owned and operated provider of world-class Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Queensland. In some countries TAFE is also known as a Polytechnic, Technical College or Community College.

TAFE Queensland offers international students:

  • practical, industry-relevant training
  • a network of 6 regions with multiple locations across Queensland
  • a wide range of nationally accredited and internationally recognised courses
  • leading-edge technology and excellent facilities
  • strong links and pathways to university
  • a friendly, safe and culturally sensitive environment
  • underpinning government legislation including the ESOS Act2000 and National Code of Practice 2007.

TAFE Queensland has provided quality training for over 130 years and now enrols over 230,000 students each year, including up to 10,000 international students.

 

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Cambridge at Lexis Brisbane 2016

This year has started with a bang at Lexis Brisbane, with the launch of our Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) preparation course!  This course takes our students to the highest level of assessed English language – C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  This qualification proves a student has an exceptional level of English and is recognised all around the world by universities and employers.  We are so excited to run this course this year!

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Our very experienced Cambridge teacher Melissa getting into the nitty-gritty of sentence structure.

If you’d like to know more about CPE courses at Lexis English, check out this link to our website.

Our Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge First (FCE) classes are also off to a great start with our super keen students and teachers.  Best of luck guys!  We’ll check in again with you all soon. 😉

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Happy CAE students!

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Our teacher Judy brings her experience and enthusiasm into the CAE classroom.

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Hi! Teacher Daniel with his FCE class.

 

Welcome Back to Lexis Brisbane!!!

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Welcome back everyone!! Also a big welcome to the new year 2016! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday and that the first day back wasn’t too painful!

We had quite the busy start to the new year here at Lexis Brisbane this morning, where we welcomed in 22 new students! Today also marked the beginning of the new intake for the Cambridge courses – CAE, FCE and CPE! We wish all our students taking these subjects the best of luck for the road ahead! 😀

Please give a big cheer to (from left to right) :
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Elisa who is an Aussie citizen (how cool?!), Jinhyun from South Korea, Jeanne from Belgium, Andrin and Jessica from SwitzerlandNoelia who transferred from Noosa but originally from Spain, Seong Cheol from South Korea, Nelson from Switzerland, Lidia who transferred to us from Lexis Maroochydore but is also from Spain, Carola from Italy, Francesco from Switzerland, Jin Hyoung from South Korea, Roberto from Spain, Nina from Switzerland, Sara from Italy, Sophie from Switzerland, Bareum, Insu and Jiyeon from South Korea, Florian from France, and lucky last on the right is Dongwook and Jungmi from South Korea.

What a great mix of people from around the world!! A big welcome to each and every one of you! We hope your first week goes well, and that you enjoy the rest of your stay here in Brisbane/Australia! 🙂

Have a fantastic week everyone!