Archive for April, 2013

Amazing Student Photos from Sea World San Diego!

Friday, April 26th, 2013

On Saturday April 20th LSI teacher Alvin Alvorol and a group of LSI students spent a wonderful day at the always fun Sea World San Diego.  A wonderful young student and budding photographer Yannick Struempler took these amazing photographs.

Sea World is just one of the amazing and fun attractions San Diego offers.  For more animals you can visit the San Diego Zoo or hit the one of many beaches within easy reach of LSI San Diego.

To find out more about learning English in California’s loveliest location, visit our website or email us at .

All photos courtesy of Yannick Struempler.



Language Learning Tips & Trivia from LSI Brisbane

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Dave Thomas who is one of our teachers at LSI Brisbane has two tips this month to keep in mind with your language learning experience:

“Mistakes are an excellent opportunity to learn,” and, “It’s not the destination that matters, but rather the journey that gets you there.”

If you’re interested in learning more about LSI Brisbane, please click here.



Brisbane city is a modern and diverse subtropical metropolis. The city is large enough to be exciting but not too large that it becomes unfriendly. From shopping in Queen Street Mall to partying til late in Fortitude Valley or relaxing and eating out in the beautiful South Bank Parklands, Brisbane has something for everyone.

There is also Chinatown for that extra cultural hit or if you’d like an elevated and picture-perfect view of the city, you really should take a short drive to the top of Mt Coot-tha and just absorb the surroundings. If you enjoy warm weather, year round, Brisbane is the destination for you!

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Q: Which was the smallest pencil that LSI Brisbane has ever seen?

  1. The General English pencil* forged with the sweat of a regular student?
  2. The TOEFL pencil* ferociously sharpened to double ends during a grueling 4-hour TOEFL test?

A: 1. Our trusty single-ended, locally forged General English pencil (congratulations, Jin Ho, you retain the title). It is worth noting that the outsider pencil, while not the smallest, still represents the quickest reduction in pencil size per minute used.

Q: What is the aboriginal name for Brisbane?

A: Mian-Jin meaning “Place shaped as a spike”.


Q: What is the modern name for Brisbane?

A: BrisVegas meaning “Place that looks nothing like Las Vegas” (ironic)


Q: How long is it estimated that people have inhabited Brisbane?

A: Roughly 40,000 years (The Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal clans had lived around the Brisbane river for a considerable time period before European settlers arrived, but the exact length is hard to pin down.)


Q: Who is Brisbane named after?

A: The Governor of New South Wales in 1823, Thomas Brisbane.


Although this isn’t in Australia …..

Here’s something cool as well – the world’s largest panoramic shot of London!


Student Photo Competition Shows Brighton at its Best

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


Spring is just around the corner, and we are all eagerly awaiting the return of the good weather. Some flowers are already out and the Pavilion gardens are already looking very beautiful.

This Easter weekend just passed was the start of the tourist season in Brighton, so all of the attractions are now opening – the pier, the Brighton wheel, the Volks railway, and the city is starting to get ready for the famous Brighton Festival starting at the end of April.

In the school, we have just finished a fantastic photography competition. The best three were judged by student votes and by a professional Photographer and show some fantastic scenes of Brighton:

1st place


2nd place


3rd place

These top three photos will be framed and mounted and put on display in the school for all students to enjoy.

Don’t forget that LSI Brighton is also now a Cambridge CBT exam centre for online exams! You can now book an exam preparation course with us and take the exam here too for the full LSI experience from beginning to end.

If you are thinking of coming to join us at LSI Brighton, please get in contact if you have any questions on

LSI Boston has had a makeover!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Our language school in Boston has a new look, and we love it! Among the changes we’ve made include a brand new, fully equipped compuer lab, a stylish and comfortable student lounge and a fun graffiti wall – graffiti only in English, please!

Congratulations to everyone who’s been involved in making LSI the best-looking school in town! Here are a few photos of our new look:

Computer Room





Student Lounge

Graffiti Wall