Archive for February, 2011

All LSI Christchurch students now safely located – students urged to transfer to LSI Auckland

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we have located all LSI Christchurch students – we are really happy to hear you are all ok. LSI Christchurch will remain closed until further notice. We are strongly urging any students who remain to transfer up to Auckland as soon as possible. The procedure is outlined at www.lsi.ac.nz – we have been advised that buses are leaving from Burnside High School, north of Hagley Park, to take internationals to the airport. Students should ensure they have a ticket before heading to the airport.

If you need to speak with someone from LSI, please make sure you call 021 644033 and we will be able to help you.

Thank you – our thoughts and prayers remain with all the people of Christchurch at this difficult time.

Latest Update on LSI Christchurch (Wednesday 23rd February 2011)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

LSI Christchurch will remain closed until further notice. For any LSI Christchurch students – if you would like to transfer to Auckland the procedure is as follows:

  1. Book a flight to Auckland – http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake-update– Air New Zealand are offering $50 flights – you can book these online or via the call centre 0800737000
  2. Once you have booked a flight, please call or text 021644033 to let us know the date and time you will arrive in Auckland
  3. LSI Auckland will then arrange a host family for you – we have several families on standby waiting for you to arrive

If you have not already spoken with someone from LSI, please phone or text us urgently to let us know you are ok – 021 644033 or 021 2255793


We are still waiting to hear from: Abdullah Alotaibi, Adrian Wolf, Abdullah Almazrui, Ahmed Alzahrani, Erick Ferreira Boaventura and Grace Ribeiro de Moura – please contact us URGENTLY

LSI Christchurch has been shut temporarily due to recent earthquake

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

LSI Christchurch is closed until further notice due to the major earthquake at lunchtime on 22nd February 2011 – please refer to www.lsi.ac.nz for all updates on the situation. The decision to close the school temporarily has been made due to the centre of the city being designated as presently unsafe  and the school building has also sustained some damage.

If you are an LSI Christchurch student please urgently phone the emergency number 021 2255793 or 021644033 to let us know you are ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Christchurch at this time.

LSI students and family members of  students at LSI Christchurch are advised to use the following website to keep in touch and let  people know that you are safe  http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/.

For the latest update on Christchurch, visit http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/christchurch_earthquake.htm

LSI Zurich launches new website at www.lsizh.ch

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

LSI Zurich has just received a new digital face. Not only have graphics been exchanged, but an advanced CMS has been implemented and advanced website features have been installed to optimally suit the complex needs of LSI Zurich. The stakes were also high: initially the fear was that LSI Zurich’s google ranking could possibly be jeopardized (LSI Zurich’s website has been LSI’s best optimized and best-ranked website being place 1 for over 5 years on all relevant markets). LSI Zurich school director Ian Cryer did his utmost to minimize this risk and put Stephan Lendi in charge of SEO, who had optimized LSI Zurich’s original website. The results are more than convincing, not only regarding SEO.

Ian Cryer, Director of LSI Zurich, is more than happy with the new site, “The website perfectly fulfills our needs. LSI Zurich is the only LSI school running daytime and evening courses, in-company courses and an extensive high school program in addition to a business offering which includes not only traditional courses but also online support, e-learning and online testing. This is essentially why LSI Zurich was in charge of developing the new website prototype.”

LSI Zurich’s website is actually a prototype for other LSI sites. Currently Stephan Lendi together with LSI Paris school director Emanuel Viret and marketing assistant Christelle Margalho as well as LSI’s programmer Venelin are developing the redesign and re-launch of LSI Paris’ website lsi-paris.fr. LSI’s German website is also being created at the same time.

Stephan Lendi, who has just completed his MBA in global marketing and global communication sees further advantages.”The website also optimally fulfills our needs regarding marketing research. At LSI we want and need to stay on top of things and ahead of our competitors. Continuous evaluation of our service quality as well as our offering is crucial especially as a basis for R&D.“

We all wish the Zurich and Paris teams continued good luck with the redesign of lsi-paris.fr and lsi.de.

LSI London Central features on Chilean TV

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Recently LSI London Central was approached by the Chilean TV channel ’24 Horas Noticias’ regarding filming a piece to do with studying English in England. LSI allowed the film crew into several of  our classrooms and then to  interview our students to get their thoughts about what it’s really like to study at LSI, to stay with a host family and what London has to offer.

School director Gavin Adams said, “It’s not the first time we have been approached like this. It’s great fun for the students and the teachers as most love the idea of being on TV. It’s not bad for LSI either, as we get to show to a new audience just what we have to offer any potential students out there.”

If you want to find out more about this news item you can watch it online at http://24horas.cl/videos.aspx?id=106718