Archive for the ‘LSI Courses’ Category

FCE now accepted by Immigration New Zealand

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Immigration New Zealand  are now accepting Cambridge FCE (First Certificate of English) for visa applications where students must demonstrate their English language level. Prior to this IELTS was the only English test accepted by Immigration New Zealand. However since November, applicants can also apply for visas with an FCE score of 176 or higher.

Advantages of Cambridge FCE Certificates

This is great news for students who already have the First Certificate of English. Unlike some examinations, the Cambridge certificate courses have lifetime validity. In addition to being useful for visa applications, some UK universities accept Cambridge ESOL qualifications as proof of English language level.

LSI Auckland offers preparation courses for students who want to sit the First Certificate of English. The courses run for  8, 10 or 12 weeks and start in January, March, June or October.

Students sitting Cambridge FCE exam

English Language Teacher Training – Free Online Introductory Course

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Future Learn, an online learning platform, is offering a free English Language Teacher Training course aimed at prospective TEFL teachers. The course, entitled ‘Exploring the World of English Language Training‘, discusses what TEFL teachers need to know about the language, the skills they will need and the type of resources available. The courses starts on 13th February and runs for 6 weeks. Future learn have produced a short video outlining the course.

Who can take the free English Language Teacher Training course?

If you live in the UK and English teaching is something you might be considering then this course is perfect. You’ll get the chance to watch practising TEFL teachers and listen to feedback from their students. During the course, experienced teacher trainers will cover different aspects over 6 weeks. Requiring only 2 hours of study per week, this taster course may help you to decide whether TEFL teaching is for you. Click here to enrol on the February course or to register and interest in future ELT courses.

The Next Step

Past students have used this free course as a preparatory course for the Cambridge CELTA courses. The CELTA qualification is becoming essential for those interested in working in ELT in the UK and elsewhere. LSI Brighton run CELTA courses throughout the year.

For more details  about CELTA dates and prices contact the school.

Student teacher on English Language Teacher Training course

Programming And English Courses at New York

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Programming with English tuition at LSI New YorkIn March LSI New York are launching a brand new course ‘Intro to Coding and Intensive English’. LSI will be working in conjunction with TechToTech, the Technology training company which will be providing the programming lessons.

The course combines English lessons with afternoon classes in coding. Aimed at students with little or no experience of coding, the programming classes move at a steady pace, building on a student’s confidence with a step-by-step approach. Over eight weeks students get the opportunity to build their own website and develop a smartphone ap. Whilst the ‘Intro to Coding & Intensive English’ runs for eight weeks, students can book additional weeks of English tuition.

Key Points for our English with Programming Course

  • Course duration is 8 weeks but possible to extend the English tuition
  • Choice of 20 or 30 lessons of English tuition per week
  • Coding classes: Two per week , each class lasting 3 hours
  • At least two office visits to New York based technology companies
  • Weekly technology events on the campus
  • English level: Intermediate level or higher (B1 of the CEFR)

Check out our webpage for more details about the course including dates and prices.

Study Digital Marketing At LSI New York

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Digital Marketing with English tuition at LSI New YorkAs part of an exciting new range of combined English with technology classes now running at LSI New York, you can now study Digital Marketing. The course is run in collaboration with TurnToTech, a technology company which specialises in digital marketing training.

The course covers paid and earned media, search engine optimization (SEO), paid Google/Twitter/Facebook campaigns, content marketing and data-driven strategies for managing your campaigns. By the end of the course you will understand  all the latest trends in digital marketing.

Courses last for eight weeks combining English lessons with afternoon classes in digital marketing. Students don’t need to have any previous knowledge in this field but should have an intermediate level of English. Students can also book additional weeks of English tuition either before the start or end of the course.

Key Points for our English with Digital Marketing Course

  • Course duration is 8 weeks but possible to extend the English tuition
  • Choice of 20 or 30 lessons of English tuition per week
  • Digital Marketing classes: Two per week , each class lasting 3 hours
  • At least two office visits to New York based technology companies
  • Weekly technology events on the campus
  • English level: Intermediate level or higher (B1 of the CEFR)

Check out our webpage for more details about the course including dates and prices.

Learn to cook French Classics at LSI Paris

Friday, June 17th, 2016

French cuisine is often acknowledged as one of the best in the world and at LSI Paris we are now offering our students an amazing opportunity to develop their knowledge of French culture, their culinary skills and have great fun on our French with Cooking course.

During afternoon classes, our students cook French classics such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin, Onion Soup, Profiteroles and Tarte Tatin in our fully equipped kitchen. Each cooking session is instructor led, practical and fun. The course runs for two weeks and includes French language classes every morning and three afternoons a week of cooking.


On our most recent course in June, we had a brother and sister from Mexico, Jimena and Jaime Perez de la Sierra. During the sessions they cooked six classics. Their favourite dishes? Blanquette de veau (Jaime) and Tarte Tatin (Jimena).

NEW! The LSI Adventure Courses

Friday, 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


LSI Toronto Junior Programmes

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

At LSI Toronto, our junior programmes are a great way for students to improve their English, meet new friends from other countries, and visit the attractions that Toronto has to offer.   Students have English classes in the mornings and afternoon and weekend activities, accompanied by an LSI teacher.   This summer, as well as junior students from Portugal, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia, and Mexico, we welcomed a group of students and their group leaders from China, who went on a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and French Canada after their programme at LSI before heading home.

We have winter junior programmes available for groups in January/February, and our summer programme is open for individuals and groups. Come join us at LSI Toronto and improve your English while meeting friends from all over the world!

Here are some photos of what our juniors have been up to:

Canoeing on Lake Ontario

Canoeing on Lake Ontario

Making new friends from different countries

Making new friends from different countries

Making new friends from different countries

Making new friends from different countries

Chinese junior students receiving their LSI certificates at graduation, with their group leaders and teachers

Chinese junior students receiving their LSI certificates at graduation, with their group leaders and teachers

English for Nursing at LSI Auckland

Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you are involved in, or interested in the medical industry, then this course may be for you. English for Nursing is ideal for students who wish to study a Bachelor of Nursing degree, gain valuable work experience in an English speaking environment, and go for NZ Nursing Registration. It is also good for qualified nurses who want to work in the same job in English.

Nursing is one of the careers on New Zealand Immigration’s Long Term Skill Shortage list. Applicants who complete an NZQA-approved Bachelor of Nursing Programme and register as a comprehensive nurse in New Zealand are seen as desirable by the New Zealand government. Approval rates for NZIS’s visa applications are higher when applying to study nursing as it is a more attractive occupational target than many other careers.

The course is made up of General English, IELTS Exam preparation, and specific English for Nursing Modules. The Nursing English modules cover such subjects as Language of the Hospitals, the Healthcare System, Health and Disease, Medical and Anatomical Terminology, Patient Assessment, Diet, Elderly Care, Alternative Treatments, and Medication. We offer the course as a 24 week or 36 week programme. There are minimum entry requirements, so please be sure to contact the school for further information or click here to access our information sheet. The other important thing to note with this programme is that LSI Auckland students are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week on their Student Visa, giving students the opportunity to find part time work during their stay in NZ.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to welcoming you to LSI Auckland.

Academic English Course – the Path to Success

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

This unique course, offered only at LSI Brighton, offers intensive preparation for students who wish to study at an English speaking university. Both morning and afternoon classes focus on the higher level speaking, listening, writing and reading skills required to succeed at university and help students to work towards specific English level test exams, such as IELTs and TOEFL, that are part of the university entry requirements.

The morning skills classes encompass topics such as effective note-taking, delivering presentations, technical writing, using the most appropriate register for written work and presentations, looking at the  fluency/accuracy balance. The classes also cover the vocabulary and grammar necessary to achieve good results . Afternoon classes focus on specific exam preparation and cover exam strategies and techniques. What makes LSI Brighton’s Academic English stand out from other LSI programmes is the ability to  study for IELTS and TOEFL as part of both the AM and PM classes, thus giving more flexibility to students who can only study in the morning.

Key features:

  •  Age: 16+
  • English level: Intermediate +
  • 1 – 12 weeks (other weeks available on request)
  • 30 lessons per week
  •  Available at LSI Brighton only

If you are serious about studying at an English speaking university, the Academic English course might be exactly what you’re looking for. For more information view our Academic English Video or contact LSI Brighton.

New Mini Group for Pre-intermediate Students

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Due to increasing interest in our Mini Groups courses, LSI are now offering a new type of Mini-Group course. In addition to our existing Mini-Groups for intermediate to advanced level students, we are now introducing a course for pre-intermediate level students allowing them to benefit from the intensive, more tailored-made character/structure of small group classes. Whilst the main focus of language teaching will be on General English, there will also be opportunities to cover aspects of Business English specifically requested by the students. The small group environment ensures students profit from more in-depth teacher feedback about their language learning and how to achieve their next language targets.

Key Features of the course:

  • Pre-intermediate level of English required
  • 20, 30, 40 lessons per week (check with individual schools for lesson options available)
  • Participants: maximum 5
  • Minimum age: 21
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes (in the USA and Canada 50 minutes)
  • Courses begin every Monday

The new Mini Group is available at our schools in  Auckland, Berkeley, Boston, London (central)  , New York, San Diego, Toronto and Vancouver. For more details contact the schools directly.


Mini Group at LSI London Central