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


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.


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.


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!


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.

World Student Day at LSI Vancouver

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

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.

LSI Berkeley Celebrates Memorial Day with an American Bar-B-Q

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

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!


LSI Team Climbs the CN Tower for Charity

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!