Here is the August Activity Calendar. We have some exciting activities coming up, take a look!
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.
I come from Guangzhou , a big city in China.
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.
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.
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.
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。
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.
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.
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.
Cleaners / Labourers required by an established Kitchen Exhaust and Heating Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) hygiene specialist. Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. Job involves some heights and confined space work and will involve some travel throughout WA and NT. All applicants must be flexible with hours of work (24/7 Operation with split shifts) and MUST have:
Kleenduct WA has over 32 years’ experience in the HVAC Hygiene Industry, we have gained the trust and commendation from a broad range of industries. Providing specialised ventilation hygiene services to the highest possible standard has attracted clients such as: Defence departments, governments, mining, education, insurance, commercial, industrial which has been the foundation of Kleenduct WA Pty Ltd.
“I like working at Kleenduct because the flexibility of hours and work is ideal for any casual worker. If you need a day off all you have to do is give a weeks’ notice.
The people we work with are also great and reliable people. You are free to be yourself and are able to enjoy work and make a bunch of new friends. It is the perfect company to start fresh and build yourself a future with the company” Brett Cousins’
Job Type: Casual
I have been at Lexis since October, 2017
I initially taught Elementary, now I am teaching Intermediate, both times in the Evening
Don’t try to translate from your native language to English – it never works!! Especially with prepositions, which are always unique to each language – you will learn much faster and get better results if you just settle down and learn them as you go! And finally – don’t give up!! We all want to communicate, and if you persevere, people will eventually understand you!
Brisbane, because one of my sons lives there.
I will give an example from my other life, as a high school teacher. I was teaching at a school in one of the southern suburbs, and at the end of a class, where the students had been writing an essay, one of them didn’t want to work, so he jumped out of the window – not a problem, except that it was on the first floor!! My heart was pounding, but all the students were laughing, as they knew there was a patio roof outside, so he just landed on that and shimmied down the drain pipe! I can think of easier ways to get out of essay writing, can’t you?
Conversations about topics they deal with in real life – which is why I try to make as much of my teaching related to real issues as I can.
Remembering odd bits of information – for example, did you know that Medea, from Greek mythology, cut up her brother and tossed bits of him out of the chariot so her father would stop chasing her lover Jason (from the story of the Golden Fleece) to pick them up? She really ended well, by killing her children when Jason deserted her for another woman…..
Yes, in Jordan in the Middle East. I initially taught English in a small technical University of Hospitality and Tourism, Ammon Applied University College, where I was the Head of the English Program, and taught a mixture of GE, and English for Special Purposes, Eng. for Business, Eng. for Hospitality and Eng. for Tourism. I then moved to a combined college/language centre, the al-Quds College, where I was a supervisor for 12 teachers, and also taught classes. This was my most interesting job, as I taught in a number of programs, including local college students who were in an international program linked with technical universities in Britain, and adult students in the evening at the language centre, from housewives looking for a hobby/ work opportunity, to high-powered executives who couldn’t function in modern business without high level English. I also taught occasionally in an intensive program for Iraqi Gas and Oil workers, as the political situation at that time (2013-2015) meant that no foreign teachers were prepared to go to Iraq. All these students came from Basrah in the far east of Iraq, at the end of the Euphrates River, which is such an exotic location, although their tales of fluctuating access to electricity combined with consistently high temperatures of 50°C didn’t sound like much fun!
When I left the college, I spent a year as the Curriculum Development writer for an NGO, Petra National Trust, which works towards improving knowledge and enhancing awareness about the World Heritage Listed Site of Petra – you will recognise this as the iconic site from the Indiana Jones’ film The Last Crusade. This was amazing, I learnt a lot, especially about the Bedouin, the tribes who still live a reasonably traditional life in parts of Jordan.
My last year in Jordan, I worked part-time at the British Council, teaching GE and some individual classes for private clients, and as the English Language Trainer at the Hyatt Hotel at the Dead Sea. This took me full circle back to my beginnings in Hospitality and Tourism, but with staff of a 5-star hotel rather than students. Working in a hotel is always a blast, as they let you use the facilities for free when there is space, and you get lots of discounts from your students in the various restaurants and bars……
I also had a private Syrian student, who had come as a business migrant when it became impossible to keep their soap and detergent factory operating in Damascus. He was doing a Masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in one of the British universities, but found it impossible to communicate in everyday life, even though he understood technical English well, and was doing well in his studies. He basically paid me to chat with him about topics of local interest, TV and movies, as well as cultural differences between the west and the east – as well as stuffing me with delicious Syrian pastries. The worst thing was the only time our schedules worked was at 7:30 in the morning, and like most Syrians, he liked to get up late. I had to call him 15:00 minutes before I left home to wake him up, and then again just before I arrived – but he was usually still in bed when I got there.
I am going back to my beloved Jordan to spend Christmas with my daughter Naomi, who is still refusing to come home. I will be there for 5 weeks, then flying home via Florence, where I am attending the International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, as I still edit articles for academics, particularly archaeologists, who work in Jordan, as well as the annual archaeological journal for the Department of Archaeology and Antiquities.
I hope with fondness, and that we all learned a lot about each other, as well as a language!
Enjoy every stage of your life, and live in the moment as much as you can. Too many people spend too much time either reminiscing about times past, or time to come, and miss the delights of the time they are in………
About Aegis Aged Care
Providing quality care and services for 30 years, we are passionate at Aegis about using innovation and imagination to continually improve the care, quality of life and home environment of the people who live with us.
Located in Mt Lawley, Aegis Sandstrom caters for up to 48 residents within a high care setting.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of the team at Aegis Sandstrom on casual basis as a Kitchen Hand/Assistant Cook, with the possibility of leading to permanent part-time in the future.
Under supervision of the Chef Manager, you will:
Skills and abilities
To be successful in this role you will:
Aegis Sandstrom offers a friendly and supportive working environment. You will work alongside skilled and knowledgeable colleagues. Comprehensive orientation is provided to all staff.
44 Whatley Crescent
Mount Lawley WA 6050
(08) 9271 5232
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!
1. Chef & Kitchen Hand
Milano’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
More jobs from this company
Milano’s Restaurant is opening end of June in Hawaiian Melville Shopping Centre located in Bicton.
We are seeking experienced, enthusiastic & talented people to join our team.
Currently we are seeking
– Bar Staff
– Wait Staff
The successful candidate will require the following experience and qualifications
– RSA (for bar staff)
– have excellent customer service skills
– must be a team player
– experience in a fast working environment
– knowledge of food safety procedures (chefs)
Milano’s is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply click on the application button or email Lawrence@milanosbicton.com.au for any further information.
2. Casual Kitchen Hand in Shenton Park
Casual Kitchen Hand in Shenton Park
A restaurant in Shenton Park is seeking a casual Kitchen Hand (up to 15 hours per week) to join our team.
To be considered for this role you should:
Be available at least 1 day at weekends
Have at least 6 months of experience as a Kitchen Hand
Have Australian work rights