Goodbye and Good Luck, Hans! :)

Last Friday we said a sad farewell to Hans Cifuentes Bernal from Bogota, Colombia.  Hans studied at Lexis for 24 weeks and graduated from our Cambridge CAE preparation class.

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Hans at a Lexis BBQ

Is this your first time traveling abroad?

Yes it is. I had never left Colombia before I came to Perth. I was studying Petroleum Engineering at university before I came to Perth. I graduated from 1 month before I left Colombia.

What level did you start at Lexis?

The score on my test was intermediate but after being in the class a few days I decided to go to pre- intermediate to fill in the holes in my English. I realised being in an English speaking environment I had a lot of holes. It was a bit boring being in a lower level but I realised that it was important to learn English and apply it properly. When you leave the classroom I believe you only apply about 20% of what you have learnt that day. Every day you learn a lot of things. If you aren’t with the right people you can’t learn properly.

What were you most anxious about when you came to Australia?

I was anxious about settling down in Australia and understanding the new culture. When trying to communicate it was difficult. I was sad as I couldn’t hold a conversation. The uncertainty of the future was scary too. You expect good things. Every day you have new opportunities and you select carefully and you never know what’s going to happen. This can be exciting but also confusing.

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Hans signing the surf board at Lexis

Hans 03Hans exploring the beautiful beaches of WA with his friends

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Hans and his classmate trying Vegemite for the first time!

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A Lexis selfie at Scarborough beach

Did you stay in a homestay when you first arrived?

Yes I stayed in a homestay for the first month before moving into a friend’s house. I found a share house shortly after and have lived there ever since.

What are your plans now?

I am thinking of extending my visa. I would like to continue to eliminate the holes in my English and be proud of my English. English will give me lots of opportunities. I came for my career but now I have realised English is more important than that.

What is your goal?

To achieve perfect English. I am going to extend to do FCE and then CAE. I want to do FCE first so I have a really good shot at CAE. After doing a CAE mock exam last week I realise I still have a lot to learn.

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Hans playing in a Lexis Table Tennis Tournament

What is the best thing about Lexis?

The best thing about Lexis is the perfect mixture/combination between lovely people, amazing teachers and the kind attention of the staff. I want to emphasize how multicultural and open minded the school is. We can do a lot of activities here with over 60 students and it’s amazing. All these nationalities and cultures mix together in harmony. Everybody has fun and enjoys.

The location of the school is highly important. The facilities you have to go to the city and the beach is the highlight.

I have made amazing memories and I will miss Lexis. I will recommend Lexis to anybody.

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What have you learnt in your time at Lexis?

Be friendly to everyone and love everybody. It will open your doors for the future.

Hans has definitely been a pleasure to have at Lexis. He always has a smile on his face and people always comment about how friendly and determined he is. We hope you can come back and we wish you all the best with your future.

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We would like to welcome Suhwan from South Korea, Sebastian from Poland, Hideyuki from Japan, and Mammy from France!

It’s great to have you here, and we wish you a wonderful stay in Perth, and a fantastic time at Lexis!

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Jobs Available


Casual Bar Staff

The Irish Club of WA is currently looking for experienced casual bar staff for weekend work.

May suit a person looking for an extra income. Must have good English, RSA, and have experience working in a busy venue. Please forward CV and copy of RSA to

Casual Staff

Brand new exciting café opening in Joondalup is looking for full time, part time, and casual staff.

We are looking for someone with good customer service skills, a friendly attitude, and are reliable. Barrista skills a bonus. Week and weekend shifts.

Please send your resume to

Casual Kitchenhand required for busy Steakhouse

Are you an experienced Kitchenhand? Are you available to work days, nights, or weekend shifts? Do you want to work in a dynamic, young and energetic team?

Then this is the position for you!

We are seeking a dedicated Casual Kitchen Hand to join our kitchen team at Squires Loft, Subiaco.

Working in this pivotal role, you will work together with other kitchen staff, to ensure smooth operations of the various kitchens in relation to food preparation, basic cooking, cleaning, as well as assisting with stock rotation, and most importantly maintain the hygiene standards for the whole kitchen area.

Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous, however not essential.

If you are interested in the above position, please email covering letter and resume, or alternatively drop off your resume in person to Squires Loft, Subiaco – 12F/531 Hay Street.

Please DO NOT call or text – email only:

Casual Waitstaff Wanted – Immediate Start

Located in the beautiful Hillarys’ Marina, we are now seeking a few waitstaff to join our fun and friendly team. Before you apply, you must:

  • Have a cheerful and friendly attitude
  • Able to work nights and weekends
  • Have done at least 1-2 years of waitressing
  • Speaking and understand English
  • Have the right to work in Australia

All working holiday travellers that are willing to work for at least 4-6 months are encouraged to apply.

Please send through a copy of your resume to

Casual Staff – Perth Racing

Opportunities exist in:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Administration

For further information regarding employment opportunities at Perth Racing, please contact:

Human Resources Department

Perth Racing

70 Grandstand Road

Ascot WA 6104


PO Box 222

Belmont WA 6984


English Language Day!

Because it is so widely spoken, English is often referred to as a “world language”, or the lingua franca of the modern era.

English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare!

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Poker Tournament!

Today was the Lexis Poker Tournament!

There were bluffs, blind steals, hero calls, full houses, tells, raises – and a selection of tasty snacks and drinks to keep all players focused!

A great time was had by all! 🙂

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Job Workshop!

JOB WORKSHOP is on today in Room 6 at 2pm!  If you have any questions about cover letters, resumes, or the best places to look for jobs, then this is the place to be! 🙂Job Workshop

Another Table Tennis Champ!


Kristen is this month’s TABLE TENNIS CHAMPION!

The tournament was held in the world famous (in my opinion) Lexis Perth stadium, and many skills were on display! Once again, a great time was had by all! 🙂

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