Despite the horrendous downpours and flooding, three new students made their way to school for testing, orientation and then to join the others in class. These three have a common goal to improve their English, but they come from quite different backgrounds:
Laura is the first student from Lithuania that Lexis Byron has ever had! In Lithuania, she works for a crowdfunding company and is going to continue to work for this company, remotely, while in Byron. Her job is one reason Laura has come to Australia to study English – she wants to be able to speak English fluently, especially in a business context. Another reason is that she wanted to challenge herself to travel, work and study in a far-away country, all on her own. You’re off to a great start, Laura!
Tamara has come from Switzerland to do the English in Action – Surfing course, during her ‘gap’ year. Since she was a child, she has wanted to come to Australia. While here, she wants to be able to communicate fluently while studying, surfing and travelling so she’s kick starting her Australian adventure with 4 weeks at Lexis. Tamara is not quite sure what she wants to study at university – maybe medicine or psychology where she can help people – but she knows she needs a high level of English to succeed in whichever career she chooses.
Joaquin, from Spain, began his overseas English studies in Dublin last year but didn’t like being in a big city, or the weather. He and his family did a fair bit of research into alternatives and finally chose Byron Bay. (Hopefully, we can provide better weather for him soon!) In September, Joaquin is beginning a business degree at university and he needs a good level of English to succeed in both the degree and later in his career.
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.