Love in the Air at LSI Berkeley

February 14th, 2016

Today we celebrated Valentine’s Day with our 5th anniversary Bake Sale. For the past five years we at LSI San Francisco/Berkeley have held a bake sale to earn money for a local charity. The administration and teachers make homemade delicacies and students get to purchase them for $1 each. However, our students surprise us every year by donating more money to the cause. This year Julia, one of our best teachers, won the taste challenge with her spiced cupcakes which included awe worthy accolades.

We hope to continue our tradition for years to come! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at LSI San Francisco/Berkeley!

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The Bake Sale WInner

Combine Language Studies with Themed Activities at LSI

December 14th, 2015

Our experiences programmes combine language tuition with an exciting range of themed activities. For 2016, LSI will be offering 18 different options ranging from the thrills of Extreme Sports in Auckland, to more leisurely pursuits such as wine tasting in Berkeley and sampling the local delights on our Food & Drink option in London.

For sport enthusiasts we offer Golf , Tennis, Ice Hockey, Football,, Dance and Sufing.Perhaps you’d prefer to indulge your interests in Cooking, Art, History & Culture or just get to know your host city better with our Urban Hiking Course.Our Hares and Hounds ‘Trail Finding’ option is a great way to explore Zurich whilst solving challenging clues as part of a team. Interested in learning a new skill that could lead to a job? Why not try our Barista Training course offered in Auckland and Brisbane.

Below are all the options available and the locations which offer them.

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Top Taiwanese Company Executive Talks about his 10 Year Love Affair with New York and LSI

November 30th, 2015

It was over 10 years ago, when a Taiwanese student, Johnson Chang, first fell under the spell of New York. It was May 2004 and he had just begun his language studies at LSI New York.

Dec2015JohnsonChang“It has been a really joyful, and also fruitful process for me to think back to the early days. There were always so many things to do in or out of class. As I remember it, during the last afternoon session the teachers would ask what we’d done the previous evening. There always seemed so much to share from discussing the New York skyline, the beauty of Central Park, the cultural melting pot of Washington Square, the fascinating interweaving subways … These opportunities to share gave us the chance to express and practice what we’d been taught in class.”

“This is now my fifth time in 10 years going back to New York. You’ll never find any city so diversified with people from many cultures – it is truly cosmopolitan. Now, in December 2015, all the many months of learning at LSI still play an important part for me professionally communicating with clients in English as well reaching out to my local customers in New Yorker.”

“I would recommend LSI New York to any student who wants to improve their English rapidly:  firstly  for  the attentive teachers in the school and secondly  for being close to some of  the  best attractions in the world and lastly for the tolerant day to day culture  and attitude of New Yorkers.”

NEW! The LSI Adventure Courses

October 30th, 2015

For many LSI students who study with us, it’ll be the first time they’ll ever have visited their new host city or country. For 2016, LSI are offering an exciting range of language travel packages. Alongside our general language classes we offer fun weekend excurions which provide an oportunity for student’s to explore the wider environment whilst studying.

Our Adventure Courses are offered at all LSI schools with many schools offering a variety of weekend excursions.Visit natural wonders such as the Rockies (LSI Vancouver), the Grand Canyon (Berkeley, San Diego), the Great Barrier Reef (Brisbane) and Niagara Falls (New York). Explore iconic cities such as Edinburgh (London, Brighton, Cambridge), Philadelphia and Washington (New York) and New York (Boston). Or simply try something new such as igloo building or water water rafting (Zurich). This is just a taster of what we offer.

To book on one of LSI’s Adventure courses, students are required to study for a minimum of two weeks on any LSI general language course and must also have a minimum age of 18.

Learn more about LSI Adventure Courses

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Japanese Student Revisits LSI London Hampstead after 23 years

September 30th, 2015

Yuko Tabata’s first visit to LSI London Hampstead was in 1992 when she was a young woman in her twenties. It was an exciting and memorable time in her life, so much so that 23 years on she decided to make a return visit and bring her young niece Nana with her.

“I have such great memories of LSI and I am still in touch with many of my friends I made back then. Some things don’t change. The teachers then and now were all really nice, the atmosphere in the school is friendly. I especially feel it’s a safe environment. My niece is only 16 years old but I knew that she’d be happy and feel secure here. During my current visit, I’ve taken my niece to see all the main tourists spots and I feel that London has changed a lot in 23 years. Hampstead though still remains a charming village in the centre of London. It is also incredibly nice to see that the LSI standards are the same after all this time.”

Yuko Tabata and her niece Nana

Yuko Tabata and her niece Nana

Newly Custom Built School Building in Paris

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.


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Click here to go to a virtual tour of the school.

LSI Now On Instagram

July 2nd, 2015

LSI have just launched our new LSI Worldwide instagram account. With photos from students past and present, photos of LSI events and trips out,  and new installations in our schools, we plan to give a real insight into the magic of studying with LSI! If you’ve studied with us and have some photos you’d like to share from your own instagrams, please tag your photos with #lsistudentlife. Check us out at LSI Worldwide.

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For more LSI on Instagram, see the great photos on LSI Toronto and LSI Vancouver.

Why visit Boston ? The LSI Boston team explains why…

July 2nd, 2015

LSI students in front of Paul Revere Statue

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!

LSI Toronto Celebrates World Student Day

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!

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Toronto – The Best City in the World

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 TorontoTor_location_cntower.