Meet Ana Maria and her son Marcos who have been studying at Lexis Perth for 2 weeks. This is what Ana had to say.
Why did you decide to come to Perth/Lexis?
When we decided to come to Australia we thought about Sydney and the other big cities but we decided to come to Perth as it was a bit smaller and we had heard that Perth was very beautiful. Once we decided to come to Perth and Australia I contacted an agency in Spain who recommended Lexis.
You are living in a homestay, how have you enjoyed the experience?
It’s been very interesting to see how Australians live. We really wanted a unique experience rather than just being a “tourist”. The family are really nice and friendly and it has been fantastic to share experiences such as cooking and joking. I can say for both myself and Marcos we really feel like we are a part of the family.
You’re here with your son Marcos who has joined our TAP* program, is he enjoying it?
Oh yes, he really is. Marcos has always wanted to come to Australia but being only 13 we decided it was better to come together, however I am very careful not to spend time with him at school. One of the reasons he wanted to come to Australia was because of the animals. He thought that there would be animals everywhere!
(Unfortunately we don’t have Kangaroos jumping around our back gardens in the city!)
He loves the English classes, the other students and the activities. He is more worried about doing his homework here in Perth than in Spain! He is very happy with the other TAP students and Marcos is really enjoying the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and has also really enjoyed the experience of studying with older students.
What has been the best thing about Perth and Lexis?
The people that we have met in general. I like Scarborough a lot and I feel comfortable but the best thing has been the people.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about coming to Lexis Perth?
GO….just go to Perth and Lexis and don’t hesitate. If we could we would have stayed longer.
Ana Maria, we thoroughly enjoyed having you and Marcos as students here at Lexis. We wish you all the best in the future and thank you so much for your time answering these questions.
* TAP (Teenage Activity Program) open to teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years old. Lexis English Juniors can be assured of a high quality academic experience, within an industry-leading group of language schools located at Byron Bay, Noosa, Perth, and the Sunshine Coast. At Lexis English we welcome over 1000 junior students each year and with a cutting-edge curriculum, the security and comfort of full government accreditation and carefully selected homestay families; we can ensure a level of care and support that our junior students require, along with a genuine life-changing experience.