Interview with Bruce

7月24 日, 我采访了我们青年组学生Bruce., 一个刚满14岁的中国男孩子。

Meet Bruce who is 14 years old from China. He is studying at Lexis with the TAP program.

 

  1. 你从哪里来?
  2. Where do you come from?

我从中国广州市过来。

I come from Guangzhou ,  a big city in China.

  1. 为什么你会决定来到Lexis 柏斯学习英文?
  2. Why did you decide to come to Lexis Perth?

因为以后想要出国读书,所以首先必须要找语言学校,国外好的语言学校不好找, 刚好妈妈在机场工作的同事的孩子以前在柏斯读过两个月的语言,觉得不错,所以就介绍给我们。

I would like to study overseas when I grow up, first of all I need to study English, and it is not easy to find a good Language school.  My mother’s colleague, who works with her at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport , recommended Perth. Her child had studied in Perth for two months and she really enjoyed it, that’s why they introduced Perth to us.

  1. 你喜欢青年组的学习活动安排吗?
  2. Are you enjoying the TAP program?

我比较喜欢和成年人在一起学习,这样可以学到更多东西, 总体上说青年组的活动安排还不错,可惜就是人太少,最重要的是中国学生太少了,就我一个人, 一些欧洲过来的学生他们喜欢在一起讲法语, 而没有人跟我讲中文。

Yes, I enjoy it, I like to study with adult students, because I can learn a lots of things from them. Generally the TAP program is really good, only thing is there are not too many TAP student but the most important thing is that I am the only student that comes from China. The other students come from Europe and they can speak French, but no one speaks Chinese with me.

  1. 你最喜欢青年组的什么活动?
  2. What has been your favorite activity?

我最喜欢的活动是国王公园的烧烤会,因为和不同国家的学生一起烧烤玩游戏很有趣 , 还有在柏斯的购物,学校咖啡店的会话活动,保龄球,篮球还有就是逛弗雷曼特的市场, 吃当地著名的鱼和薯片。

My favorite activity is the Kings Park BBQ because we learnt to cook a BBQ and we played games with all different nationality students. I also enjoyed Perth city shopping, conversation club at Lexis Café, bowling, basketball, Fish and Chips and Fremantle Markets.

  1. 你喜欢你的寄宿家庭吗? 什么是你最喜欢的事?
  2. Are you enjoying your homestay? What is the best thing?

我喜欢我的寄宿家庭,就是有一点他们总是让我参与到他们的家务事情里面,比如说每天晚上煮饭时我也要去帮忙 , 经常让我去动手,也许他们想让我更融入这个家庭吧。

最喜欢的事情就是和寄宿家庭一起出去旅游,我们有一起去弗雷曼特去打高尔夫球。

I like my homestay, but I don’t like when they ask me to help them to do some house work, for example, they always ask me to cook dinner together with them, maybe they wish me to join their family better.

The best thing is they always take me with them when they go out; we went to play golf in Fremantle. I really enjoy it.

  1. 你对别的将要来Lexis 柏斯的青年学生有什么好的建议?
  2. What advice would you give to other teenagers coming to Lexis Perth ?

建议将要来这里学习的青年之前需要了解更多各国的风土人情,人文知识,因为这里真是一个国际学生聚集的地方,这样才更容易融入到学校。 我本人去过很多国家,所以基本上没问题。

I would suggest that students who will come to Lexis Perth, learn information about different countries before they come and their culture as well, because Lexis is really an international school, full of international teachers and students, so if they know more before they come they can enjoy their study more. I have been travelled to many countries, hence I am fine to enjoy here.

  1. 还有别的什么建议?
  2. Any other comments?

我真的希望有更多的中国人来到柏斯,来到这间学校。

I really hope more Chinese students come to Perth, come to Lexis Perth campus.

Meet our Hospitality student, Sandro!

We spoke to Sandro about what it’s like studying for the Hospitality II Certificate here at Lexis and living in Perth!

1. How long have you been studying at Lexis? I started here six years ago studying English and now I’ve been studying hospitality since January.
2. Which country are you from? Switzerland
3. What’s your favourite learning tip? Avoid people who speak your language. I did that when I came here and when I met someone who came from my country I told them I spoke another language. The students figured out many months later!

4. What’s the best thing about living in Perth? The weather, the beach and people are very friendly here.
5. What’s the hospitality course like? It’s very interesting. I’ve learned many things there such as food contamination. I apply many things that I’ve learnt to real life. For example, I now know not the cut chicken and veggies on the same board!
6. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you on the course? One time we were making juices and we accidently added too much ginger and the people liked it!
7. What’s your favourite English word? Cheers!!!!
8. Which activity do you enjoy the most in your hospitality class? Role plays where we get to be both the customer and staff.

9. If you had to pick another Lexis campus to study in, which one would you choose? Kobe in Japan.
10. What’s the most useless talent you have? I’m great at making paper planes.
11. Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses? 100 duck sized horses because they’re smaller! I know that when a duck bites it hurts! We have a lot of ducks in Switzerland.
12. What was the last gift you gave someone? A bottle of wine!
13. What’s the best thing about the hospitality course? The contact with people. Working at the Lexis café is great!
14. What do you miss the most about your home country? The food, of course!
15. If your best friend had to describe you in one word, what would it be? The best!
16. What is the dumbest way you have been injured? When I was a kid I was running in a furniture shop and I fell down and my head hit the pointy corner of a bed.
17. Where will your next holiday be? In Japan
18. What would your perfect party look like? On a boat, with a sunset
19. What is your spirit animal? I was born at the end of July, so of course, a lion!
20. What song do you know all the lyrics to? The complete lyrics? – no song.
21. If you could pass on any advice to a beginner hospitality student, what would it be? Don’t forget the ginger!

Are you interested in joining a Cambridge class at Lexis

Are you thinking about joining a Cambridge class in June? If so read what Tamaki had to say about her experience in a Cambridge class, her time at Lexis and her experience in Australia.

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Tamaki and her FCE teacher Andy

From FCE course, you can get plenty of specific knowledge of English. This course encouraged me to study English more! Then I got a variety of English expression and confidence of my English for each section. I used to watch Disney channel every day in English and became fond of Western pop music. I’d longed for a life in English spoken country then decided to live in Perth. Everybody is family in Lexis! You can have multinational friends! We have a lot of activities every day. You will have fabulous experiences if you are in Lexis! From this April, I work as a receptionist in a metropolitan hotel. I want to introduce Japan to foreign guests who stay at my hotel because I know how awesome Japan is. So I would love to tell them on my own words. Thanks to Lexis school I became confident of my English. I think that be confident of doing something is the most important part in every field. If you want to study English and feel how Australia is, just join Lexis!

Tamaki Fujihara – from Japan

If you would like some more information about Cambridge courses at Lexis, please come to reception so we can answer all your questions and sign you up for a pre-test.

The next Cambridge class runs from 13 June 2016 to 19 August 2016.

Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.

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To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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Table Tennis Tournament

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It was great to see everybody having fun and joining in on today’s table tennis tournament! Once again, Sulieman took out the tournament, scoring him self a few beers and the Mustang Voucher for Wild Wednesdays! 🙂

Welcome to Lexis Perth!!!

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Welcome to our 14 newest students at Lexis Perth. This week we have… Corinne, Rahel, Jasmine and Majkel from Switzerland, Mohamed and Beatrice from France, Klaudia and Michal from Poland, Hanol and Jin Woo from South Korea, Cheng-Chi from Taiwan, Mayumi from Japan, Christian from Italy and Javier from Colombia. Enjoy your time here in Perth!! 🙂

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