Archive for December, 2017

LSI Zurich Celebrates St Lucia

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

December 13 is Saint Lucy’s Day. Also known as St Lucia, she is mainly celebrated in Scandinavia where her day becomes a festival of light. This year, LSI Zurich celebrates St Lucia with a special evening of ‘light’.

As part of the theme of light, there was an exhibition room where students showed their art & craftwork. Examples of our students creativity included candle holders made by Hans and a photographic slide show produced by Rafael. In the room next door, LSI Zurich’s German students gave performances for all the language students.  Some enacted  a Dürrenmatt poem whilst others presented a sketch based on an old Grimm’s fairy tale. Later in the evening staff and students listened to Christmas stories and pulled crackers. There was even a  blazing fire and soul-warming Christmas food. A hint of Xmas magic was definitely in the air.

However the  highlight of the evening was perhaps the performing dog that brought the Brechtian-style fairy tale to life – it almost stole the show. It  reminds us that our students are not just language learners. We discovered a lot about their hobbies and interests during the run up to the show!

LSI Zurich celebrates St Lucia with an arits and craft exhibition

LSI Berkeley celebrates Thanksgiving

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Every year LSI Berkeley celebrates Thanksgiving at the end of November. This is a special day for all Americans when families gather to give thanks and eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Many spend a lot of time cooking and preparing for this feast, which includes a turkey and many other side dishes.

In honor of the holiday, LSI Berkeley decided to host our own Thanksgiving meal, but with an international twist. We held a potluck, a meal where everyone contributes a dish, so that students could share traditional food from their home countries. We had an amazing spread of dishes from ten different countries. Dishes included kimchi fried rice from Korea, falafel from Israel, apple cake from Italy and tea eggs from Taiwan. Students loved getting a chance to try their classmates’ home cooking. Some even exchanged recipes so that they could recreate the dishes at home. All in all, it was a really fun event that left everyone very full! We look forward to holding more student potlucks in the future.

LSI Berkeley celebrates Thanksgiving with a Pot luck lunch

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