Thursday, 18 August 2016

Student Accommodation with a Difference - St Michael's Road De-Luxe Accommodation




LSI Portsmouth's Brand New Self-catering Student House - right next to school!

  We are really happy to be about to launch our brand new self-catering student house, St Michael’s, which will become available for our students in just a few weeks.
As you can see from the photos below, the house has been beautifully redecorated and furnished and everything in it is brand new.

We know it’s going to be a lovely place for our students to live in and it will have a live-in House Manager to keep things well organised for them too. There will be twelve study bedrooms for students, all of which have their own private shower and washbasin, plus there will be two bedrooms with full en suite bathrooms and there are five communal shared toilets in the house. There is a large kitchen/dining area with 2 large fridge-freezers, 2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers, 2 sinks, 2 cookers, a large dining table and sofa and a 50-inch smart TV. Also there is a storage room. The house will have free WiFi and the house is exclusively for LSI Portsmouth students.

  Better than this, it will be ideal for those students who - how shall we put it? – are very keen sleepers and don’t like to walk far to get school. Yes, we do know you are out there! The house is right behind the school and literally 50 metres or 1 minute’s walk from the front entrance, a really great plus point for those students who like to be independent, cook for themselves, but live in a nice mixed, multi-national environment with other LSI students from all over the world really near their school.

‘Four years ago, we didn’t have any year-round independent self-catering accommodation to offer our students at all, just homestay and summer university residences,’ says Andrew, our Principal, ‘then we took on two lovely student houses, both great places and very popular with our students, but about 20 minutes’ walk from school. The next phase of our development of offering independent self-catering accommodation to our students, more and more of whom are preferring this independent way of living with other students, is to have houses which are much nearer to school. This house couldn’t be closer, as it is literally in the next building to school! For our extra sleepy students, they can roll out of bed and be in school in 1 minute - if they move fast!’ he says. ‘Early next year, we will be getting an even larger self-catering residence just 200 metres from school, which will really be great for our students and give us even more rooms right near school. We want to keep our students happy and give them the best options and we think these two houses will be great for them!’


Please contact the school for more information or to check availability as the house will be very popular, we are sure!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

More Every Day English Lessons Online




We have published a couple more of our 'Every day English Online Tutorials, that reach the English other places don't ;-)
We now also have 'How to Tie a Tie' with one of our best dressed men - the Vice Principal  and How to Replace an Inner Tube with Dave one of the most practical teachers on our staff.


If you haven't already seen 'How to Make a Cup of Coffee', 'How to Do a Smokey Eye' make sure you go and have a look here

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Getting Ready for University - Improving Presentation Skills


Recently our summer 2016  Pre-Sessional students completed their 'Project 1' and gave their first formal presentations. Above you can see some examples of their fantastic work (not all were available on the day to photograph).  
Despite some nervousness, the students did really well and everyone was very proud of their work. The standard of their presentations was outstanding. They now have just 6 weeks of their course left until they finish their Pre-Sessional course and start their exciting adventure at the University of Portsmouth”.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Everyday English From LSI Portsmouth - Learn English Online



Everyday English from LSI Portsmouth - Tutorials in English for Everyday Activities

We are so excited to launch our new series of video lessons! Everyday English with subtitles. 

As teachers (and also language learners) we know that there is a lot of language you need in everyday life that is not necessarily taught in a course book or at school.  The type of language that no-one really thinks about, it might not be grammatically correct but it is used in normal everyday life.

Our wonderful LSI Portsmouth teachers and friends have made a selection of little videos showing everyday activities. All these videos have subtitles and the tape script in the video description, so you can see the language used.  Some of them also have downloadable PDFs with further language explanations. We will be publishing them weekly for the next few weeks.
Massive thanks to Alan, Catherine and Rosie for these first two videos.

As a little side note, most of these videos are perfect for IELTS task one processes, so if you are teaching or studying IELTS, do have a look at the language, it could be really useful for you.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Day Five of Farringdon's Visit to LSI Portsmouth

Very sad that this is the last day of Farringdon's visit.  We have really enjoyed having him here and showing him our excellent school and city.



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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Day Four of Farringdon's Visit to LSI Portsmouth

Day Four of Farringdon's Visit to LSI Portsmouth.
Lovely time in the Exec centre and then out for a meal and then some music with Lea Brophy the Vice Principal.




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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Day Three of Farringdon's Visit to LSI Portsmouth

Day three of Farringdon's visit to LSI Portsmouth.
A packed day today, sight seeing and sport as well.





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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Day Two of Farringdon's Visit to LSI Portsmouth

Farringdon's second day in LSI Portsmouth.




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Monday, 25 July 2016

Farringdon Bear from BEUK comes to visit LSI Portsmouth

We have a very special visitor this week at LSI Portsmouth - Farringdon Bear from BEUK (See below).  As always we love having visitors and so we are going to show him a fabulous time in this amazing city we live in and of course extend the biggest welcome to him from our stunning school and particularly from the Executive Centre.

Emma met him and had a little chat with him to explain what makes us so good.




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