Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from BBELS

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The entrance to BBELS

It has been a big year here at Byron Bay English Language School. We have had over 1,000 students enter our classrooms from all parts of the world. We are now in our last week of school for 2016 and our remaining 130 students are planning their Christmas holidays.

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A graph showing the success of our March CAE class

This year our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses were highly successful. Our students continued to get great results in FCE, CAE, and the CPE exams. The BBELS Cambridge Exam teachers have become highly skilled in delivering the strategies and skills needed for our students to pass the exams. We may live in a relaxed beach town but our teachers motivate their students to achieve their potential.

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Our students at Fraser Island

Although academic integrity is our highest priority we also appreciate the fact that our students need to have fun outside the classroom. Our activities team worked overtime this year sending students to Fraser Island and helping them buy discounted tickets to different parts of Australia.

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The BBELS Australian Football League team

Our activities manager, Max, was very busy organising regular activities each afternoon. These included surfing lessons, snorkelling and scuba diving, sky-diving, music lessons, yoga classes, polka tournaments. These activities were often free or at a discounted price. Max was particularly proud of his AFL team (shown above).

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One of our students from the United Arab Emirates study tour

During winter we had 5 study tours visit us from Japan, Laos, and the United Arab Emirates. These younger students got the chance to study in multicultural classrooms, live with homestay families, and improve their English.

From all of us at BBELS we wish you a very happy Christmas. We hope to see you here in the new year 🙂

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