Our students got to meet the other classes and form new friendships in a fun speed chatting activtiy!
Today our lovely students had the chance to practice their speaking and listening skills, while getting to know students from other classes.
All classes gathered for this fun speed chatting, with a line of chairs set up through the classrooms and balconies, the students took their place and were keen to get started. Earlier today all students had prepared individual questions to get to know their conversation partner better. With students from all around the world, they were excited to find out more about each other’s cultures, goals and backgrounds.
New students quickly form friendships within their classmates, as they spent every day together but making connections to other students on campus can be difficult for some. Speed chatting is a great way to not only practice the own skills, but also connect with new students and form friendships.
They started off with their prepared questions, but soon came into a natural conversation and discovered similarities. After a couple of minutes they moved on to a new conversation partner and got to meet a lot of different students during the half an hour of speed chatting. It was great to see our students chatting away, regardless of an outgoing or shy personality. They are all incredible brave for coming overseas on their own, without their family or friends, surrounded by a new language and culture. Today was a great opportunity to help everyone settle in and support the Lexis Manly family to grow even closer together. The campus was filled with vibrant laughter and chatting, plans to hang out were made and the soft beginnings of new friendships formed.
Thank you to everyone for joining the fun activitiy!