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Fancy combining your English studies with high adrenalin sport activities? Check out what LSI Auckland has to offer

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

LSI Auckland offer skydiving“If you are the kind of person who revels in high adrenalin rush activities, the new language course package at LSI Auckland might be just up your street. Spread out over just one week, morning English language classes are followed by a host of exciting activites; a hair raising bungy jump from Auckland’s own Harbour Bridge, a death defying sky dive from 9000 ft ( dive will involve being strapped to an experienced instructor!), a thrilling jet boat ride across Waitemata Harbour, a heart stopping base jump from New Zealand’s tallest building and finally topped off with a stomach churning flight on a stunt plane. Not a week for the feint hearted but certainly one that you would always remember, this package can booked at LSI Auckland for NZD 1, 455. The English course, adrenalin activities, registration fee and course materials fee are all included in this amazing package.Tempted? You can contact LSI Auckland for the full details.

 

The value of LSI Multi-Center courses – a student’s view

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

At LSI we have always promoted our Multi-Center courses as a unique way to combine travelling the world with study and the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of different cultures. Don’t think that just because English is spoken in Australia, Canada, the USA , the UK and New Zealand that our students will have the same experiences wherever they study. Even the language itself can change depending on where you study!

Back in March, the LSI blog featured Japanese student Kayo Yamaguchi as she was leaving the 2010 Winter Olympic host city of Vancouver for sunny San Diego. We caught up with her again in the beginning of May during her last week at LSI San Diego. We were curious how she enjoyed her multi-center experience:

LSI San Diego students on Multi centre course“At first I wanted to go to Vancouver because of the Olympics, but actually I like to stay in hot weather and I wanted to live in California so that is why I decided to move to California after Vancouver. It was a nice decision because I could feel the atmosphere of two countries and compare the two countries. I liked that the student makeup of each school was different. It was very interesting for me to meet people from so many different countries.”

Kayo explained her reasons for learning English:
“I’d like to study at university using my English. I want to study sports management which is why I went to the Olympic city of Vancouver. I am going to study in the UK since London is hosting the next Olympics in 2012.”

From what Kayo was saying it seems we may be seeing her sometime soon at one of our London schools, LSI London Central or LSI London Hampstead.

English for Teaching – a New Course Offered by LSI

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

exam-class-june-8-2006-delBrand new for 2009 , LSI are offering  the exciting TKT course to students who, as non native speakers of English, would like to learn more about teaching English. The TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test), one of the widely respected Cambridge ESOL examinations, is ideal for all existing teachers whatever their back ground as well as those who would like to take up teaching. Although the TKT is not a teaching qualification in itself, the course content is primarily about the teaching of English and will therefore give any potential student a good foundation to pursue any further teaching qualification.

The course focuses are the following key areas:

  • the different methodologies of teaching
  • the ‘language of teaching’
  • finding, creating and effectively using resources
  • the main aspects of effective lesson planning
  • classroom management methods for different needs

As a highly specialised course , the course is presently only offered in some of our language schools. At present the following schools offer TKT :

In CanadaLSI Vancouver
In EnglandLSI Cambridge
In the USALSI New York and LSI San Diego
In New Zealand LSI Auckland
In Australia LSI Brisbane.

To read more about our TKT course and dates when this course is available , please read our TKT information sheet.

Success with our new Young Learner’s Programme | London Hampstead

Monday, October 27th, 2008
Enjoying the views of London from the London Eye

Enjoying the views of London from the London Eye

Following on from the success of the Young Learner’s course in our Toronto school in 2007, this summer we extended this fantastic programme to one of our UK schools, LSI London Hampstead. This language course, aimed at young people between the ages of 13 to 17, ran between June and August and attracted many eager students from around the world. Carefully designed to provide a balanced mix between formal language classes and informal language learning opportunities via the many social activities offered, the Young Learner’s course has proved to be a roaring success in its first season at London Hampstead.

Whilst only a 15 minute tube ride away from the bustling, cosmopolitan centre of London, LSI London Hampstead is located in one on London’s most beautiful and wealthy suburbs providing the ideal, tranquil environment for younger students.

“My parents choose this course for me and I wasn’t happy to spend all my holiday on a language course instead of being with friends. When I arrived at the course I had so much fun. I made so many new friends and my English improved a lot. I want to go to this school again next summer.” Hans, aged 15, from Germany.

Part of the explanation behind the successful introduction of the Young Learner’s course to LSI London Hampstead, may lie in the family atmosphere offered in the school. School director, Tania Valentin, offers the following insight – “Many people say that the school feels like a family because of the friendly welcoming atmosphere. We get to know all our students as individuals and are there to provide help and advice whenever needed. I think this is especially important for the younger students. Parents want to know their children are being well looked after.”

As a result of the success of the Young Learners’ programmes in the UK and Canada, for 2009 we have decided to extend the programme to the USA. In addition to the Young Learners’ Programmes at Toronto and London Hampstead, we will be also offering the course at LSI San Diego. Find out more about the Young Learners course for 2009.

LSI.edu | NEW booking engine

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

LSI International – A brand new booking engine has just been activated on LSI.edu, offering faster and easier access to information about all LSI schools and partner schools in LSI’s international network.

The booking engines is already being used regularly for bookings as well as enquiries at various LSI schools: LSI London Hampstead school director Tania Valentin is very happy with the system: “The new booking engine has facilitated booking processes for our clients and enabled us to show them what LSI London Hampstead is really like!”. School director David Immanuel David Immanuel is looking forward to implementing the system also for English Evening courses in the UK, English and French courses in Paris as well as for the English, Spanish, French, Italian and German courses offered at LSI Zurich and LSI Frankfurt language schools: “The feedback by students is very positive!”