Posts Tagged ‘New York’

LSI New York holds a Photography Competition

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In September Language Studies International’s  school in New York held its first ever photography competition. Students were invited to submit photos that they had taken of the city during their time studying at LSI. Tomoko Fujita, enrolled on our 36 week International School year course, was elected as winner.

LSITomoko Fujita came to LSI New York in July after quitting her job with a security company in Japan. Since her arrival she’s been photographing New York City and the variety of people here at LSI. In this photo she managed to capture both her teacher and fellow student during class without their knowing. She describes the photo as a kind of accident because she had to take the picture so quickly. People are her favorite subject matter. She also likes photographing in color and black & white. Although Tomoko’s father is a professional photographer, she doesn’t intend to photograph professionally herself. Instead she will continue to experiment with her digital camera while studying here at LSI.

New Residence available for LSI New York

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

bedroom in the Chelsea Apartments accommodation at LSI New YorkLSI New York students now have the opportunity to live in newly renovated and furnished apartments in Chelsea, one of Manhattan’s most popular downtown neighborhoods. Galleries, clubs, restaurants and shopping are all just outside the door. And LSI is just 20 minutes away by subway. This new residence provides single rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and living room, as well as a roof deck where you can hang out with friends. The LSI apartments in Chelsea are a really welcome addition to the great New York accommodation options we have to offer at LSI.

LSI New York – Taking the Classroom into the City

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

At Languages Studies International we like to encourage all our students to take an active role in the many aspects of  life at LSI. This includes welcome contributions to our blog pages. Read below student Nik Vogt’s account of what he learnt on a recent trip with LSI New York.

Our reporter - Niklas Vogt

Our reporter - Niklas Vogt

“Last Friday we took a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. It was very interesting because I had never seen that before. In the museum you can see how they produced the first movies. You can see many cameras and other very cool artifacts. It was really nice to see that. Another very interesting thing that you can see is how they produced the first movies and how the producers were able to get the pictures in motion. You can learn how they worked behind the screen and it is also possible to have some interactive experience because it is possible to create stop-motion-animation or edit the sound effects on some movies. I think that helps to understand the work of the producers.

Another important point is that you can see the first political campaigns.In the 1950s television emerged as a mass media, so the presidential candidates began to sell themselves on TV. It was very interesting to see which kind of sentences they used. In fact they very often used phrases or short fragments like “I have a dream that one day” which people will remember. You can see that the political candidates also do the same today.

I think it was a very nice trip and I hope we can do something like that again!”

LSI Videos Posted on Youtube – See the Real LSI

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Funny? Then see the video...

Funny? Then watch the video...

Studying at one of  LSI‘s many language schools can be a great experience, not to mention tremendous fun. Why not view some of our vidoes clips posted on Youtube?

One example is LSI New York’s 2008 end-of-the-year holiday bash showing two skits which have now been posted on Youtube! To see a combined pre-intermediate class song and dance version of Jingle Bell Rock go to: YouTube – the Jingle Bell Rock . Another combined group of post-intermediate and advanced students created a witty comedy skit about customs and immigration in the United States – complete with a Naomi Campbell impersonation. To see excerpts go to: YouTube – Naomi Campbell in Customs and Immigration

We’re very proud of the range of creativity demonstrated by our teachers and students here at LSI New York, and in all our many schools!

End of Year Celebration at LSI New York

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

On Friday, December 19, LSI New York held its annual end-of-year holiday celebration. The classes spent the last week of school preparing and practicing for their holiday presentations; then on Friday, all the students and teachers gathered in the conference hall and each class performed for their fellow schoolmates. Some of the classes prepared holiday poems and traditional Christmas songs, while others wrote and presented skits.

One skit offered a funny –and fairly accurate!—picture of daily life here at LSI New York, including sleepy LSI students on the crowded NY subway, fire-drill alarms going off in the middle of class and students trying to get out of doing homework! Our advanced class presented a clever skit that dealt with international stereo types, the action taking place at the airport where visitors from abroad were confronted with two unsavory customs officers. The homemade costumes were a big hit, particularly the adorable reindeers! Kudos to all our students and wonderful teachers who put a lot of thought and hard work into this special event. The morning ended with –what else!—delicious New York pizza. Phone numbers were exchanged and adieus were bid, and thus began the two-week winter holiday here at LSI New York!

Celebrating Halloween at LSI

Monday, November 10th, 2008

On October 31st many of the LSI schools celebrated Halloween. Whether studying at our schools in the UK, Canada or USA many students got the opportunity to participate in the many traditions that surround Halloween.

Did you know that the name Halloween comes from the religious festival of ‘All Hallows Eve’? Originally a Northern european pagan festival , All Hallows marked the end of harvest, a time when the spirits of the dead could deliver ill omens on the living. Bonfires were often lit on this night to ward off these evils spirits.

These days however, Halloween is simply a time to have some fun. Why not read on and see what some of the LSI students got up to at Halloween?

In New York some of our students attended the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Many of the LSI students wore halloween costumes and joined in the parade which featured hundreds of giant size puppets, musical acts, floats, circus performers and thousands of other New Yorkers dressed in costumes of their own creation. The parade stretched for more than a mile and always marches up 6th Avenue through Greenwich Village, a neighborhood known as the bohemian capital of the 1950’s and 60’s, and birthplace of the Beat Movement. The parade is touted as the most wildly creative public participatory event in the United States. Our students had a great time as for many it was the first time they had ever celebrated Halloween.

Perhaps next year it will be your turn to celebrate Halloween at one of the many LSI language schools.