๐ŸŽˆ Meet Our New Academic Manager – Sylvester!! ๐ŸŽˆ

As most of you may already know, we have a new face in the Academic Manager’s Office. We are pleased to announce the newest friendly face to the Lexis team – Sylvester! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sylvester has been with Lexis Brisbane for a about a month and has already settled in nicely. He has over 25 years of experience in the education industry which includes teaching English over in Japan! He lived in the sister-city of Kobe for 6 years and has since settled down here in Brisbane with his family.

Along with his infectious laugh and smile, he would love to bring in some positive changes to Lexis which includes a new found love and appreciation for the English language! His open-door policyย allows anyone who needs help or those who just want to have a chat and practice their English to go in at any time.

Welcome to the Lexis Family, Sylvester! We look forward to having you here with us for many years to come!

 

Welcome to Brisbane! ๐Ÿ’› โค๏ธ๏ธ 19/06/17

Hello and welcome back to another week here at Lexis Brisbane! It’s a morning full of welcomes with the start of the June-August intake of Cambridge, as well as welcoming all our wonderful new students for the week!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œย We have 15 new students in total, so please say g’day if you see them around the school!ย ๐Ÿ˜

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Back Row: Silvan from Switzerland, Amadeo from Argentina, Diego from Brazil, Jeongeun from South Korea, Jennifer from Switzerland, Irati from Spain, Sean from South Korea and Yasuna from Japan.
Front Row: Seok Pyo from South Korea, Marcelo & Hugo from Brazil, Miquel from Spain, Yurie from Japan and lastly is Francine and Luciene from Brazil.

Enjoy your time here at Lexis/Brisbane/Australia!!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽˆ

๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅย Be sure to join our Facebook group Lexis English | Brisbane to keep in touch and to get updates on what’s happening in the school and around Brisbane!ย ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

๐Ÿ’ฅ Job Search Tuesday! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

It’s everyone’s favourite day of the week – JOB SEARCH TUESDAY! Looking for work? Look no further – we’re here to help! ๐Ÿ™‚ This time of year is particularly quiet, but there are still job offers out there! Take a look below.

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Waiters/Bar Tenders:

The Urbane Restaurant down in Mary Street are looking for an enthusiastic new member to join their team, who has a passion for great food and fine wine. If this sounds like you, then send your resume through to:ย manager@urbanerestaurant.com. Job ad can be found here.

Who loves Spanish cuisine?! Ole Restaurant here in the city are also looking for new team members to start work immediately, and highly encourage Spanish and Latin American travelers to apply! If you’ve got the hospitality skills and a smile that lights the room, then apply now!

Hospitality agency Pinnacle People are still recruiting staff for upcoming events around Brisbane. Working for an agency is great because YOU can choose your working hours and you get to experience a little bit of everything! Why not apply and see where it will take you?

Nudgee Golf Club on Brisbane’s north side are now hiring Food & Beverage assistants as well as casual function helpers. They are looking for someone who has previous experience in hospitality, who is friendly and can get any job done with ease! A current RSA/RSG is also necessary for working around alcohol and gaming areas. Click here to read more and to apply.

A cafe in Fortitude Valley are looking for a casual all-rounder who can do anything from serving customers to making coffee. Up to 30 hours per week are on offer, so this is perfect for someone who is looking for something more stable. All that is required is at least 2-years experience in a similar role! If this is perfect for you, then apply now!

Perhaps you have finished studying and are looking for something more permanent? This might be good for you! The Queensland Club here in the city are looking for casual staff with full availability across the week. The seek highly experienced hospitality workers who are able to communicate well and take pride in their work. An RSA is also necessary for this role. Please submit your resume with a short cover letter to:ย functionsmgr@queenslandclub.com. Read more here.

Another popular recruitment agency Sidekicker are also currently looking for experienced banquet & function staff. They offer work experience at some of Brisbane’s most prestige venues and a healthy paycheck as well! Why not apply and see what they can offer you? Click here for more information.

Are you a cocktail master? Then Stokehouse Q are looking for you! This Mediterranean inspired restaurant in South Brisbane is looking for a lively cocktail superstar to join the team. Of course, you will need an RSA and experience to be suitable for this job. Send your resume through to:ย brad@stokehouseq.com.au. Read more here.

Over in Kangaroo Point (which is perfect for those of you living in Student House!) is the famous Pineapple Hotel, and they’re currently hiring restaurant and bar staff. The successful candidate should be positive, well presented and take pride in their work. Be a team player as well as be able to work by themselves. Send your resume and a short cover letter through to:ย tony@pineapplehotel.com.au. Job description can be found here.


Barista:

A casual position with full-time hours Monday-Friday barista job has become available at a cafe here in the city. You’ll not only be required to brew the perfect coffee, but you will also need to help serve customers and do general cleaning duties as well. Pay rate is negotiable. Please only apply if you have full availability during the week. Read more here.

A barista job is available at a large finance building also here in the city. They are offering up to 20 hours per week to those with at least 6-months experience as a barista. This is a Monday-Friday job with no weekend work – woohoo!! They also encourage Working Holiday visa holders to apply too! Click here to read more.


Housekeeping/Cleaners:

Housekeepers/Room attendants needed at an apartment complex in Chermside. This is a casual based job offering 15-20 hours per week. You must be able to work a range of shifts, including weekends. Hit the apply now button to register your interest!

Housekeeping attendants also needed to help out at the Camp Hill Hotel for two days a week. You will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining both accommodation rooms and public areas such as the reception. You should be available to work at least one week day and a day on the weekend. Apply here!


Whatโ€™s an RSA, and do I need one??
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You might have seen the acronym RSA popping up all over the place, particularly when it comes to hospitality jobs. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol all throughout Australia. Even if you are not working in a bar, you are still often required to have one, as most venues are licensed.

Someย companies will let you apply for the job without an RSA, but you should get it as soon as possible. Some companies may even help pay for the course!๐Ÿ™‚ Thatโ€™d be lucky! Just ask your new employer about your options โ€“ they are there to help!

There are a few websites where youย can takeย the RSA course; a popular one being The Hospitality Institute of Australasia. They offer courses from as little as $18. Click herefor more information. (Please note: Make sure to register for a QUEENSLAND [QLD] RSA, as this is the correct qualification for our state).


Lexis Jobs Workshop
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If you need that little extra help with writing your resume, or you donโ€™t know what a cover letter is, then why not head on over to our Jobs Workshop โ€“ today at 2pm in Room 2! ๐Ÿ˜€ Get all these questions answered and more!

 

A Warm Welcome To Brisbane!! โ˜€๏ธ 12/06/17

Hello and welcome to another week at Lexis Brisbane! We were joined by 9 lovely new students this morning from 3 different countries!ย ๐Ÿ™Œย Put your hands together for…:

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Back Row: Jeong Hyeon from South Korea, Camila from Brazil, Hye Joon from South Korea, Vinicius from Brazil and Jeisson from Colombia.
Front Row: Karen, Suzeli & Nathalia from Brazil, and Laura from Colombia.

We hope you enjoy your first week here in Brisbane and Lexis, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy our warm, sunny Winter days! โค As always, if you have any questions, you only need to ask!

Let’s Learn About BRIS-VEGAS!! ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿซ โค๏ธ๏ธ

It’s the first week of our new Option Classes, and what a fun first week it has been!

Today as part of Laura’s Discover Australia class, she took her students over to the iconic Brisbane City Hall – one of the oldest buildings in town. There, students attended the 100% Brisbane exhibit at the museum where they learned all about the history, listened to famous stories and other fun facts about our beautiful city. โค

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They even have “smelly tubes” that produce scents that remind you of Brisbane. Such fragrances included “Thunder Storm”, “Frangipani Flowers” and “Fresh Grass”. Kind of weird but VERY COOL at the same time, don’t you think?! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Students had to also take notes of what they learned throughout the lesson, as they had to answer a questionnaire about Brisbane. Who thinks they can score 100%? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Student Testimonials – Meet Kevin!

In this week’s edition of Testimonial Wednesdays, we would like to introduce Mingu, or known as Kevin to us and his mates! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kevin is one of our lovely students from South Korea who studied General English with us for over 6-months! :O

He has big dreams and wants to live in and see as much of Australia as possible, so he decided to pack up and continue his studies in Lexis Noosa. On the 19th of June, he will commence the Cambridge First Preparation (FCE) course. Go Kevin!!ย ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽˆ

We had a chat with Kevin about his time in Brisbane and about his plans for the future. Here’s what he had to say…:


Why did you choose to come to Brisbane and are you happy with your choice?
I chose Brisbane because I heard that the weather was nice. I had a good experience living here and enjoyed it a lot.

What did you think of your teachers and classes?
All of my teachers were very kind. They always helped me when I didn’t understand something. I learned a lot because of them.

Did you live alone or with friends during your stay?
I came to Brisbane alone, so I lived alone at first. But then I moved to a share house.

Did you participate in the Lexis Homestay Program/Student Accommodation?
No I didn’t, but I think living in student house is better than living by yourself. You get to meet a lot of new people and it will be easier to make friends.

What do you like most about Brisbane/Australia?
Everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your most memorable experience here?
Before coming here, I couldn’t speak any English. But studying at Lexis has helped me meet and practice the language with people from all over the world.

Did you have a job while you were studying? Was it difficult to find a job?
Yes, but only a casual job. It is impossible to find a full-time job while you are a student. There are a lot of Korean people and shops in Brisbane, so for me it was easy. I had many jobs – food delivery, cleaner, even working at a golf club picking up golf balls! ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have any advice for your classmates or new students studying English?
DO YOUR BEST!! Even though I am guilty of not doing this… ๐Ÿ˜›

What is your plan for the future, and will you continue learning and using your English?
After I return home, I will apply for another visa and come back to Australia to live and save my money! English is a very important skill to have, especially when finding a job, so I will continue to use it.


We are so proud of your efforts, Kevin, and we look forward to hearing about your adventures up north in Noosa! Please come and say hi to us if you are ever back in Brisbane. From all of us here at Lexis Brisbane – DO YOUR BEST!!! โค โค

Welcome to Lexis Brisbane! ๐Ÿ™Œ 05/06/17

We started the first week of June with a bang – with a whopping 14 new students starting today!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Meet the newest members of the #LexisFamily! โค

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Back Row: Gaku from Japan, Anna from Germany, Luan and Karoline from Brazil, Jiyoung from South Korea, Laislaura from Brazil, Jaehee from South Korea and Jolie from Brazil.
Middle Row: Narumi from Japan, Gayeong from South Korea and Mariana and Felipe from Brazil.
Front Row: Gabriel from Brazil and Eduardo from Spain!

Welcome everyone!! We hope your time here is enjoyable, and that you make lotsย of nice memories! If you have any questions regarding the school, Brisbane or just want to have a chat, come and talk to any of us anytime! ๐Ÿ˜€