Tuesday 26 September 2017

LSI Social Programme - A Day In London - We Do Have Fun!

A Day In London with the Students

We know that the best way to improve someone's English is for them to have fun and lots of practice.  This is why we arrange such a wide variety of fun things for the students to do.  By visiting different parts of the south of England, our students get to practise their English, learn about our culture, make new friends and generally have a good time.

Our Social Programme organisers really know how to throw a party!  The students always have such a great time.  We thought we would make a little video to give an idea of some of the things that happen on a day out with the students.  In this video we are visiting one of the most iconic places in the south of England - London.  See just how many landmarks and 'quintessentially' British things you can see. 

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Thank You for Thanking Us

We love hearing from our students when they leave.  This is a little message that was sent to us via Instagram from Patty. She stayed with us from August to September following a joint General English and Business English course.  Her teachers loved her (as they do all their students) and it looks like the feeling was mutual.
Below is what was posted on Instagram.

teachers and students posing

Dear @LSIPortsmouthteachers:

T-H-A-N-K-S. I've enjoyed every minute with you, every difficult question (sorry, Adam!), every discussion (sorry, Jenni!), every Cadbury bar (sorry, Jeremy!), every discovery about the origin of the English language (wow, Peter!), every comment and suggestion on my Instagram project (thank you Neil) and thanks thanks THANKS to all of you (+ Ceri, Dave, Ted, Stuart, Leon...) for this incredible experience!!!
This school is very lucky because counts with you: passionate people, who for me are more than teachers, for me are 'MAESTROS' (*Spanish alert). You're masters, guides, authentic communicators with a big talent to empathize. I don't know what I'm going to live in US the next 3 weeks, but you have left the level quite high ;-)
Please, never change the way you enjoy and share with us this extremely generous work
🙌🏼 Hugs,

neils..Thank you, Patty. It's been a pleasure to work with you. Enjoy those beaches!
patty..@neils I'll do it!! 💪😊Thanks again!!!!!
d.w..Great post Patty! Absolutely agree 👍🏻
mari..Make your words mines! They are the best! PS: loved Jeremy giving a round in its chair hahaha... Already missing everything!
ferr..So true ! 👍
lsiportsmouth @patty thank you for that!! I have put a copy on Peter's desk (lovely photo) and a copy on the teacher's notice board. Really appreciate your words!! xxx
patty..@lsiportsmouth ohhh great! I hope they like it! There are more pics on my post (to the right) from Jeremy, Adam, Neil... hugs from San Francisco!! 🤗
catt..Oh I love that photo of Peter! So nice

Thursday 7 September 2017

Hello and Goodbye - Sad to say goodbye to our leavers, happy to say hello to our newbies

Being in a language school means we get to say hello and goodbye to a lot of people, not just students but teachers and staff too.
Some of our lovely teachers have left recently to go to new opportunities or return home and a couple are going in the next week or so. Last week we said goodbye to our very helpful and always smiling Alex the Intern from Germany. goodbye also to the lovely Kate who has gone off to study for her Ph.D. at Cardiff, and tomorrow a sad good bye to the adorable Matt who is going back to Spain, and then next week the gorgeous Eoin is going off to study an MA at Sussex University - sob sob from all of us, we will really miss them, they have been part of the fabric of the school.

And so to the good news, we have three lovely new members of staff that we want to welcome to the school; Louise and Rhiannon who are both teachers and Sissi who is our newest intern, massive welcome to them - we know they will be very happy - cos they will be working with us ;-)