Archive for May, 2017

New Summer Teenager Programme in London

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

LSI’s English programmes for junior and teenagers have become increasingly popular. Alongside our already established programmes in Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, New York, San Diego, Berkeley, Cambridge and Brighton, we will be operating a second junior programme in London this summer. We will continue to run our highly successful programme English for teenagers in London Hampstead (for ages 12 to 17) and our English for juniors programme (for ages 7 to 1 1). In addition, we are now offering a programme for teenagers (13 to 17 years) in Ealing, West London.

English for Teenagers in London Ealing

This summer the programme will take place at Ealing Green College just 10 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Station. Ealing is a pretty, family-oriented, residential area of London, full of cafes, shops and parks. Located in Zone 3, it takes just 20 minutes to reach central London by tube.  The College overlooks Ealing’s main park, Walpole Park, and has an onsite canteen. Throughout the building students have access to the free WiFi.

English for teenagers in London Ealing

In line with our other programmes, students will receive 20 lessons of English language tuition, accommodation and activities. Accommodation is offered in twin rooms on a full board basis with local families. In most cases students will be hosted by families who live within walking distance of the college. Often students will be staying The programme also includes afternoon activities, an evening activity and a full day excursion at the weekend.

The programme will run between 26th June and 4th August. Students can book up to 4 weeks on the course. Students will have a placement test on their first day and then placed in a class appropriate to their level. On leaving, each student will also receive a and end of course certificate.

English for teenagers in London - images of Ealing

Finding Love at LSI Auckland

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Many LSI students form deep and lasting friendships with fellow students, often travelling the world to visit each other once their studies are over. We’ve also had several LSI marriages over the years. We love to hear these stories, and none has put a bigger, collective smile on our face than the recent marriage of Maryam and Jonathan.

LSI wedding for LSI Auckland students Jonathan and Maryam

Jonathan and Maryam

Our story begins with Jonathan Serna Solórzano. Jonathan arrived at LSI Auckland in January 2016. His aim was to improve his English for his job as an engineer in Colombia. Immediately he impressed his teachers with conscientious approach to his studies. In March, Maryam Widmann joined the school. Back in her native Germany she worked in healthcare and was enrolled at LSI Auckland to take the CAE exam. Maryam and Jonathan found themselves in the same advanced class and over 4 months their love blossomed. Love did not distract Maryam from her studies though and she achieved an excellent result in her exams.

Brad Roberts, the academic director in Auckland, remembers the couple with affection.”From my point of view, you couldn’t meet two lovelier students. Both were conscientious, hard-working language learners, and they brought a certain joie de vivre to their lessons and the school. It makes sense that they should end up together, both good, decent folk with wonderful senses of humour. Their teachers fill with pride when we think of them finding love at our school, although the occasional snog in the five-minute breaks was sometimes a bit odd to witness. Oh, to be young and in love! We wish Maryam and Jonathan all the best for their bright future.”

The happy couple have since tied the knot in Germany in front of family and friends, including fellow LSI students. Everyone at LSI Auckland wish Jonathan and Maryam a happy life together!

Open Afternoon at LSI Independent Sixth Form College

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

LSI Independent Sixth Form College held a very successful Open Afternoon on Wednesday 10th May.  The London college welcomes UK and international students, aged 16 to 19,  who want to take A level qualifications. A levels are the standard qualifications accepted by UK universities.

Parents and students were very interested in hearing about the recent ISI Inspection report, which highlighted the excellent and outstanding features of the Sixth Form College such as the high standard of teaching, the outstanding pastoral support for students and the excellent further study and careers advice.  On their tour of the college, parents and students were able to see Economics, Mathematics, Spanish, Sociology and Psychology lessons in action. There were also opportunities to talk to some of our current students and teachers.  All in all, it was a very pleasant occasion.

LSI Independent Sixth Form College class

Fun classes, informal approach !

Future Open Days at LSI Independent Sixth Form College

The next Open Afternoon is at 3pm on Wednesday 21st June. If you would like to attend please email the college on admissions@lsi.edu. In addition,  you call the school directly on +44 (0)20 7794 8111.

LSI Berkeley Students Indulge in a Typical American Pastime

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Baseball is one of the US’s national pastimes, one which we love our students to experience. Consequently our US schools frequently arrange tickets to see some of the top baseball teams.

Student’s at LSI Berkeley recently enjoyed a school outing to watch a game at Oakland Coliseum. The Oakland A’s took on the Seattle Mariners and beat them 4-3. For many students, it was their first time at a Major League Baseball game. Since our director Greg and teacher Andy are big baseball fans, they were on hand to help explain the game. All in all, the students had fun cheering on the home team,  eating hot dogs and enjoying a sunny afternoon at the ballpark.

LSI Berkeley students at Baseball match