December Activity Calendar

Take a look at the activity calendar for December.

The surfing lesson now starts at 7:15am so make sure you go to bed early the night before so you can get to Brighton Beach on time!

We are closed from the 24th to the 28th of December but remember you have class on Monday the 31st. Don’t forget to come to school 🙂


You’re never too old to learn English!

My Australian adventure, by Christine.


« How strange are the Australians! They stand on their heads and drive on the wrong side of the road!”

This is what I was thinking before meeting some of them on the St James trail, a famous 1500 km long pilgrimage between France and Spain.

While we were walking together, I realized that they were as strange as I supposed, but also enthusiastic, clever, good-humoured and incredibly kind. We became friends and I had the opportunity to be invited in Melbourne, in Tasmania, and also on the Great Barrier Reef
 and after having fallen in love with Australians, I fell in love with Australia.

Nevertheless I was stuck at the level of English language I had reached when I graduated from high school in
 1968. No way of understanding what was a bloke, a snag or a bogain, or even know that “gdday! How’s’tgoin?” meant “good morning, how do you do?”

So I decided to go and celebrate my 68th birthday in Western Australia, at a famous language school: the Perth Lexis English School.

Afte my first day of course, I was just hesitating whether I would go back home or ask to go down in an easier course: my class mates could have been my children, or even my grandchildren, and everything was going too fast, with too much to learn and remember at the same time
 but the teachers and the other students encouraged me to keep going, telling me that everyone had felt the same on the first week. Eventually I took the pace.

Soon, some of my classmates became friends. Mainly Japanese and South American students. Thanks to them I learnt about their country, customs and even their food.

Furthermore moreover Lexis is not only a language school: I took surfing lessons (that I spend almost completely immerged under the board), I did yoga, I bet at the Melbourne cup (not money, be reassured!), participated in Halloween disguised as a witch and in an unavoidable Australian activity: the barbecue.

Christine halloween group shotChristine halloween head shot

During this three weeks course, time has been passing quickly, too quickly. My English improved much more than I could have hoped, thanks to Honour my beloved teacher. And when it was time to leave the school I was far away from the joy I usually felt in my childhood at the beginning of school holidays: the staff, the teachers and most of  the students had become friends, and I was so sad to leave them!

Whatever, while I was coming back to France, I was already sure of one thing:

I’ll come back.


« Quels Ă©tranges personnages que les Australiens : ils marchent sur la tĂȘte et roulent du mauvais cĂŽtĂ© de la route ! »

C’est en tous cas ce que je pensais avant d’en rencontrer sur le chemin de Compostelle, un pùlerinage de 1500 kilomùtres entre la France et l’Espagne.

En les frĂ©quentant, j’ai rĂ©alisĂ© que comme je le supposais ils Ă©taient Ă©tranges, mais aussi enthousiastes, intelligents, pleins d’humour et incroyablement gentils.

Mes compagnons de marche Australiens sont vite devenus des amis et j’ai eu la chance d’ĂȘtre invitĂ©e Ă  Melbourne, puis en Tasmanie et mĂȘme sur la grande barriĂšre de corail
 et aprĂšs ĂȘtre tombĂ©e amoureuse des Australiens, je suis tombĂ©e amoureuse de l’Australie.

Cependant ma pratique de l’Anglais Ă©tait restĂ©e figĂ©e au niveau atteint le jour de mon bac, en
1968. Je ne parle mĂȘme pas de comprendre ce qu’était un bloke, une snag ou un bogain, ou de savoir que « gdday, how’s’tgoin’ ? » voulait dire « good morning, how do you do ? »

Alors j’ai dĂ©cidĂ© d’aller fĂȘter mes 68 ans en Australie Occidentale, dans une Ă©cole de langues rĂ©putĂ©e : la Lexis de Perth.

Le premier jour, aprĂšs une matinĂ©e de cours j’ai hĂ©sitĂ© entre rentrer chez moi et demander Ă  descendre dans une classe infĂ©rieure : mes copains de classe auraient pu ĂȘtre mes enfants, voire mes petits-enfants et tout allait trĂšs vite, avec beaucoup trop de choses Ă  apprendre en mĂȘme temps
 mais les professeurs et les anciens Ă©lĂšves m’ont encouragĂ©e, en me disant que la premiĂšre semaine c’était toujours comme ça, et j’ai fini par prendre le rythme.

Je me suis vite fait des amis parmi les Ă©lĂšves, dont beaucoup de Japonais et de Sud-AmĂ©ricains qui m’ont fait connaĂźtre leur pays, leurs coutumes, et souvent leur cuisine.

Et puis Lexis n’est pas seulement une Ă©cole de langues : J’ai pris les leçons de surf (que j’ai passĂ©es presque en totalitĂ© dans l’eau ou sous la planche), fait du yoga, pariĂ© Ă  la Melbourne cup, participĂ© Ă  la fĂȘte de Halloween dĂ©guisĂ©e en sorciĂšre et Ă  une activitĂ© Australienne incontournable : le barbecue.

Christine Melbourne Cup awards

Les trois semaines de cours ont passĂ© vite, beaucoup trop vite. J’ai progressĂ© en Anglais bien plus que je n’aurais osĂ© l’espĂ©rer, et au moment de quitter l’école j’étais bien loin de la joie ressentie au moment des vacances dans ma jeunesse : Le staff, les professeurs et beaucoup d’élĂšves Ă©taient devenus  des amis que j’ai eu beaucoup de peine Ă  quitter.

Mais en retournant en France j’avais dĂ©jĂ  une certitude :

Je reviendrai.

Christine Melbourne Cup head shot


Lovely day out on the ocean this morning. Look at these amazing photos. Students really enjoyed their surfing lesson. Don’t forget, we will have a surfing lesson again next week.

Jobs in Perth


Nanny Babysitter Needed


Working Mum and Dad looking for someone to pick up our three boys (5, 9, 11) from school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm. Afternoons will include preparing afternoon tea and assisting them with their homework, before making dinner for the family. Please contact me if this is something that sounds of interest.

To apply for this job and others like it join for free at


Wait staff

Scarborough, WA

Casual waitstaff wanted 2 to 3 nights per week

Small family run restaurant in Scarborough

Must speak English

Must be able to work nights

Must be able to work weekends

Must have RSA

Must have own transport

Must have experience

Send resume through please


Barista / All-rounder

Dunn & Walton in Doubleview


We are looking for a Barista / All-rounder to join our team. Position is casual 20-30 hours per week. Must be available weekends. If you have experience, a passion for coffee and an interest in organics send through a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter to

Christmas Casuals

KookaĂŻ Clothing Store

Karrinyup, WA

The Christmas season is near and it is time to add extra ‘sparkle’ to our stores. We are now recruiting for passionate advocates who have a flair for fashion to join our Karrinyup Store between the months of November and January. We are searching for candidates who thrive on helping people and love working in a team.

Get ready to spread the Christmas spirit and come join our renowned Australian owned global fashion company and gain some valuable experience!

In this supporting role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Supporting in store operations
  • Assisting with stock maintenance
  • Assisting with VM standards
  • Being responsible for your gridded section throughout the busy period

Ideally, you have:

  • Fantastic customer service skills
  • Initiative and high motivation
  • Adaptability
  • A willingness to learn
  • A love of Kookai & styling
  • Availability to work the week before & after Christmas (including Boxing Day)

The benefits of working with us:

  • Great product discounts
  • Unbeatable and friendly culture
  • Daily and weekly incentives
  • Opportunity to learn
  • Potential to permanently work at Kookai

Limited positions available so get in fast.

Good luck with your application – we cannot wait to hear from you.

Apply at:

Please note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Spendless Shoes

Casual Retail Sales Assistant 3-6hrs./week

Innaloo, WA

Indulge in your passion for fashion!

  • Join Australia’s most successful footwear retailer
  • Approx. 3-6 hrs. per week, including weekends
  • Fun, fast paced and diverse role!
  • Staff discount available
  • Must be available Late Nights, Friday,Sat & Sun.

This is a great opportunity for a results-orientated and “hands-on” person looking to join a fast-growing company.



Your primary role is to ensure your stores’ sales opportunities are maximised. This is achieved by creating a warm, friendly place to shop and always exceeding your customers’ service expectations. You must ‘WOW’ every customer and make his or her visit to Spendless Shoes an experience to remember.

Your efforts will ensure Spendless Shoes’ ongoing success and achieve our goal of becoming “The World’s Friendliest Shoe People”.

The most important people in Spendless Shoes are our Store Sales Team. You are the first point of contact with our most important asset, THE CUSTOMER. You are at the coal face and your behaviour directly affects the success and reputation of our company.


You will be expected to:

  • Live Each Day the Spendless Way.
  • Follow the 7 non-negotiable Service Standards of customer care.
  • Maximisation of sales opportunities by providing legendary customer experiences always.
  • Display and replenishment of stock.
  • Store presentation. Maintain exceptional store presentation.
  • Administration and implementation of company policies and procedures.
  • Additional sales of hand bags, Value Add Products (VAPs) and socks.

The successful applicant will be a person who displays the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong Customer service skills
  • Thrives on fun at work
  • Enjoys fast paced challenging work
  • Has the motivation to be successful
  • Has outstanding communication skills
  • Is dedicated, motivated and friendly
  • Is confident and outgoing
  • Has a passion for fashion footwear
  • Has some experience in a retail environment
  • Have a reasonable level of physical fitness to perform strenuous duties on a weekly basis


Spendless Shoes is a proudly Australian owned and operated footwear retailer selling the latest fashion looks for less.

From humble beginnings in 1988 we continue to grow and currently operate in excess of 215 stores throughout every mainland state of Australia.

Our wonderful team exceeds 1000 employees who constantly strive to achieve our Vision of becoming ‘The World’s Friendliest Shoe People’.

We welcome you to our stores and hope you enjoy our extensive range of fashion looks for less everyday.

What we can offer you:

  • Further career opportunities
  • Opportunities for bonuses
  • Benefits of staff purchase discount
  • Participation in product launches
  • Opportunity to be part of our fun half yearly Awards evenings
  • Benefits of other great incentives!


Please ensure you include a covering letter which states the position and location you are applying for as the first page of your attached resume.

If you are ready for the next step in your career and want to be part of successful and growing company that genuinely values and rewards its people, we encourage you to apply.

Apply Now


Subiaco City Farmers

Casual Sales Assistant

City Farmers has over 25 locations throughout Australia. Since 1991 we have been offering Australia expert advice to help people care for their pets. We pride ourselves on our know-how, our down-to-earth attitude and our willingness to pitch in. We have exciting career opportunities for people who get a kick out of helping others, and who love their pets!

We are looking for Sales Assistants to work on a casual basis in our Subiaco store.

The successful candidate will have:
– at least 2 years experience working with a high volume, disciplined retailer
– strong merchandising skills
– highly motivated and proactive
– real customer service focus with an ability to make the sale
– high integrity
– the ability to communicate to all levels with ease
– composure under stress and pressure
– a determination to succeed
– an eye for detail
– a hands on approach
– commitment to the care of pets

You must be reliable, determined to meet high standards, willing to be flexible regarding working days and hours and able to work unsupervised. You must be able to work on weekends.

As part of your responsibilities, you may be required to lift heavy items (e.g., bags of dogfood).

We are looking for people who want to grow with the business and who are determined to work with a team to achieve results. Pet experience/knowledge is a plus.

We’re looking for motivated and talented people who enjoy what they do and thrive in a sales environment. If you share our love for the pet parents we serve, the merchandise we sell, and the work we do, this is a place for you to build a rewarding career.

Store Location:

Subiaco CF – 408
55 Salvado Rd
6008 WA


Apply here:


Big warm welcome to Lexis Perth family! We have 17 new students coming from Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. Good luck with your study!

November Activities

Have a look at the exciting activities in November!

Remember, Tuesday the 6th is the Melbourne Cup Day which is Australia’s most popular horse racing event! Australians stop what they are doing before 12pm on that day to watch the race on TV and women wear their best or most colorful hats and dresses.


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This is what is happening on the Melbourne Cup Day here at Lexis.

Melbourne Cup Day:

Morning class: each class will get to choose a horse for the Melbourne Cup class sweep.

11:50am: your class will come to watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screen

12:00: the Melbourne Cup race begins

12:05: The winning class will be given their prize

12:10: Fashions on the Field! Prizes for Best Dressed Students

12:20: Pizza provided for lunch

1pm: General English students to choose one of the following activities to join for afternoon class;

  1. Speed Dating
  2. Vocab seminar
  3. Grammar Seminar
  4. Conversation Club
  5. Music
  6. Scarborough Scavenger Hunt


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