Posts Tagged ‘LSI Brisbane’

Feature Destination – Brisbane

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This month we would like to share some information about lovely Brisbane, where LSI has a centrally located school.

LSI Brisbane class

 

Here are some quick facts that you may not know about Brisbane:

  • It’s the 3rd largest city in Australia with a population of approx. 2.2 million
  • Brisbane is a very young city – only 189 years
  • The G20 are meeting in Brisbane in November this year
  • The streets of the CBD look like a grid from above. They are named after members of the Royal Family. The “male streets” run from southeast to northwest and the “female streets” run from southwest to northeast
  • Brisbane has some of Australia’s tallest buildings
  • The climate is subtropical – the winter is wonderfully warm in Brisbane, with the temperature during the day usually sitting around 22-24 degrees Celsius
  • Some of Australia’s highest rated universities are in Brisbane: Griffith University, the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology
LSI Brisbabe building

LSI Brisbabe building

Central Brisbane park with city skyline

Central Brisbane park with city skyline

Brisbane River and City Skyline

Brisbane River and City Skyline

Sports in a central park, in mid-winter!

Sports in a central park, in mid-winter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some top things we recommend you do/visit while you’re in Brisbane!

“Brisbane Powerhouse” – more than just an arts venue, it’s an essential Brisbane destination – so many things to see and do, music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, visual arts, installation work, food and drinks overlooking the snaking Brisbane River… all situated within the historical building originally built in the 1920s as a powerstation and renovated in 2000.

Brisbane powerhouse

Brisbane powerhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Live Music Scene – pioneers of the Punk Era THE SAINTS hailed from Brisbane not to mention the Bee Gees, Savage Garden and Powderfinger.  Brisbane is teeming with live music venues, from boutique style stages to major concert venues.

The music scene in Brisbane

The music scene in Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Of Modern Art – this world class art gallery is a building filled with light and space and is a work of art in itself… hosting a huge range of exhibitions, arthouse cinema and next to the Queensland State Library on the bank of the Brisbane River.

Goma, or the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane

Goma, or the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – you are allowed to hold a koala, the only animal sanctuary in Australia where this is permitted.

The famous koala!

The famous koala!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine & Gold Coasts – just an hour’s drive either way from Brisbane are Australia’s best beaches and national parks, and just a few hours further north is the beginning of the utterly unique Great Barrier Reef.

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’d love to see you at LSI Brisbane!

LSI Brisbane promotes itself as the only TOEFL testing centre in Brisbane

Monday, January 16th, 2012

LSI Brisbane is unique in being the only centre in Brisbane to be able to offer both the TOEFL preparation course and the TOEFL test all under one roof. Unlike other language centres in Brisbane, students will be able to study and sit the exam all in the same familiar environment. Great for those of you who get a little nervous when taking tests!

LSI Brisbane is offering the following test dates for the first half of the year: February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 30. More exam dates will be published by the school later in the year.

TOEFL is offered as an elective with General English. At LSI Brisbane the electives are in the second morning session from 11.10am to 12.50pm from Monday to Friday, so all students whether Intensive 30, Intensive 24 or Standard 20 are able to join the class. Students need to have a minimum of Intermediate level in order to take this elective.The timetable gives examples of how the TOEFL elective (as well as TOEIC and Business English) are worked into the General English courses (Intensive 30, Intensive 24 and Standard 20). This timetable affords great flexibility for our LSI students to specialise a subject of their interest independant of the hours they study – something trully appreciated by all of our students!

LSI Brisbane celebrates getting back to normal after the recent floods

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Students at the LSI Brisbane Flood PartyIt has been quite an eventful month for all the staff and students at LSI Brisbane. There was world wide coverage of the recent floods in Queensland. Whilst the worst affected areas were a two and half hour’s drive from the city, small sections of the commercial district and some residential districts of Brisbane were also flooded. Fortunately none of the students were staying in any of the districts which were flooded and whilst the school was closed for a few days, staff kept in contact with the students and encouraged everyone to contact worried family and friends at home. As the school received no damage, LSI Brisbane was able to reopen as soon as the power had been restored. It seeems however that many students had been busy during their time off helping with the clean up operations that were going on all around the city.

Student presentation at the LSI Brisbane Flood PartyLast Friday LSI Brisbane decided to throw a ‘flood party’ celebrate  the fact that all staff and students had come through safely during the flooding , as well as taking up a collection for those in other parts of Queensland who weren’t so fortunate. Students enjoyed a lunch of pizza, sandwiches and chips as well as chatting to other students and staff about their recent experiences. A significant amount of money was raised and this will be given to the Queensland Premier’s flood appeal. We’re happy to say that most of Brisbane has returned to normal infact it’s hard to tell that the flood has ever happened.