Archive for November, 2016

3 Star Inspection for LSI Paris

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

logofle_marianneEvery four years our school in Paris is visted by the inspection team from Label Qualité FLE. This accreditation body was set up in 2007 as part of the drive by various government ministries ( including the Ministry for National Educational, Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to promote French as a foreign language and monitor standards in the French language schools. The Label Qualité FLE certification is awarded to ‘educative institutions that consistently present language instruction and services of a guaranteed high quality’.

Following our recent inspection in November, LSI Paris was awarded 3 stars, the highest possible score.  Two inspectors spent 3 days in the school assessing the school on the following criteria:

  • Training
  • Teachers
  • Student welfare
  • School building
  • Management

Inspectors had full access to the building and classes during their visit and met with teachers, staff and students. Particular points of strength mentioned by the inspection team included the class preparation and quality of the teaching, welcoming and supportive staff and the school environment.

We’ll be linking to the full published report once it’s ready, but for now we’d like to congratulate the team at LSI Paris for all their hard work!

Halloween Celebrations at LSI Berkeley

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

LSI Berkeley recently held a Halloween celebration complete with costumes, pumpkins, games and of course, lots of candy! Staff and students dressed up in a variety of costumes ranging from Harry Potter to witches to a Sriracha hot sauce bottle.  A costume contest was held, with Kenya from Japan receiving the top prize for his Alice in Wonderland costume.

Students also got a chance to partake in other traditional Halloween activities, such as pumpkin carving and bobbing for donuts. Bobbing for donuts is a game in which participants have to eat a donut hanging from a string without using their hands. Students quickly realized that this is a lot trickier than they expected! Overall it was a very festive day and students enjoyed getting to see how Halloween is celebrated in the U.S.

Halloween fun at LSI Berkeley