August 21st, 2015
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new school building in Paris. Situated next door to the iconic Pompidou Centre, LSI Paris is the perfect place to learn French.
Funnily enough, the architects of the Pompidou Centre, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, actually studied French at LSI shortly before starting work on the great building, which was to become one of Paris’ most important landmarks. So it’s fitting that LSI should be so close by today.
Click here to go to a virtual tour of the school.
July 2nd, 2015
LSI students in front of Paul Revere Statue
Students love Boston in the summer! The snow is finally gone, the sun is shining, and the days are longer. It’s the perfect time of year to walk the historic Freedom Trail, where they can visit Paul Revere’s house and the famous North Church. There they can also stop at the famous Mike’s Pastry’s for a delicious Italian treat.
Boston harbor is the ultimate place to be in the summer. Local seafood restaurants are finally open; and the harbor cruises have daily boat trips to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and other Boston islands. The students can visit the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod, or go wine tasting in Martha’s Vineyard. Whale watching is also another popular option.
There are countless free activities going on in the summer as well. Each week, the city plays big-screen movies in the park at night; and offers free yoga, Zumba, and other exercise classes during the day.
These are just a few of the many reasons to come to LSI Boston this summer. We hope you come join us!
June 23rd, 2015
June 12 was World Student Day in Canada. This annual event, organised by Languages Canada, was held in cities all across the country. LSI Toronto students joined students from other Toronto language schools at the University of Toronto for a day of games, talent shows, and food.
We had an enthusiastic group of 11 LSI student volunteers and staff who helped at the LSI booth and the ice cream stand. At the LSI booth, students could enter the Word Game for a chance to win prizes. Each of the volunteers received a volunteer certificate from Languages Canada. Well done everyone!
June 23rd, 2015
Those of you already familiar with Toronto won’t be surprised to hear that Toronto has been officially rated the best City in the World by the internationally recognised publication, The Economist. Many factors were taking into consideration when rating 36 major cities including cost of living, sense of well being, liveability and rates of crime. Why not find out more about living and studying in Toronto from our team at LSI Toronto.
June 22nd, 2015
LSI Vancouver took part in the 2015 World Student Day held Friday June 12, 2015 at Robson Centre. This event brought together many ESL schools and allowed their students a chance to meet and share their experiences in a fun filled day. All the students who attended were given a ticket for a free slice of pizza and drink. Students mingled with fellow students and stopped at different activity tables being run by the participating schools. A live band played on a stage and many students took the floor to show off their dance moves.
Manning the LSI Vancouver desk
Schools tried to attract and entertain students to their tables, in many creative ways. Free pictures in provided costumes and ping pong matches. A Canadian classic, shooting plastic hockey pucks at a goalie in net as well as a giant Jenga set of blocks that once built, challenged students to see how many pieces they could remove before it collapsed.
This year at the LSI table students took turns launching ping pong balls into plastic cups. Each student was given 3 chances to shoot a ball into a group of plastic cups. All the students that stopped by to try their luck were given a little prize for taking part and all the successful students won a LSI backpack if one of their 3 shots landed in a cup.
The event started at noon and lasted until 5 pm. As you can see from the pictures everyone enjoyed the day and left with some more fond memories of Vancouver.
Typcial Canadian Entertainment – ice hockey!
Find out more about living and studying in Vancouver from our team at LSI Vancouver.
June 10th, 2015
In the US, we celebrate Memorial Day on the fourth Monday of May to honour the memory of soldiers lost or wounded in war. For many Americans the Memorial Day Weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer. The celebrations entail a weekend of parades, pool parties, and Bar-B-Q’s. At LSI Berkeley, we thought we’d celebrate the occasion with a Bar-B-Q of our own.
In amongst the Redwoods – LSI Berkeley Students
It’s rare we manage to organise an activity which galvanises the whole school but our Bar-B-Q turned out to be a resounding success with all our students. As with most things at LSI, the event was a great mix of cultures. Whilst our student services coordinator, Ava, took charge of grilling all -American favourites such as hot dogs and hamburgers, there were also contributions from across the globe including some tasty Libyan steaks, and a Quebecois delicacy -Poutine, a heart-stopping combination of French fries, gravy, and melted cheese. Few things say summer more than Frisbee, warm sun, and fresh food on a grill. We’re happy to report that summer here in Berkeley is off to a great start!
May 22nd, 2015
Last month, Krista Lazarow (LSI Toronto’s Student Services & Homestay Coordinator) and Rafael Cota participated in the 25th Annual WWF CN Tower Climb. They climbed 1,776 steps in one of Canada’s most popular touristic spots.
Krista, the students and LSI Toronto fund raised for those participating and a contest with prizes was held.
Rafael and Krista had an experience of a lifetime in Toronto and were able to help a worthy cause such as a World Wildlife Foundation. LSI Toronto is incredibly proud to have these two at our school!
May 5th, 2015
After some stunning refurbishments in our London schools, LSI Marketing has moved into their spacious, new office at London Hampstead. For the first time all the marketing team based in the Uk, including the web and publishing departments and direct sales will be working under one roof enhancing the coordination of our sales and marketing services. The office includes a conference area, where our team can host meetings with agents in a comfortable, relaxing space. If you’re passing LSI London Hampstead, why not drop in and meet our team !