How Learning English And Having Fun Can Go Hand In Hand

Our 30+ courses are proving incredibly popular and if you read teacher Neil’s account below, you can see why.

How To Learn English Easily
And Enjoy The Experience!

Mariko, Bruna and Lilli

As part of
the 30+ course we had a yoga class taken by one of our students, Bruna. Bruna
is from Brazil, and is studying at LSI/IH Portsmouth to improve her English before she starts
a yoga teaching qualification in London. What better way to prepare, than
teaching her first ever yoga class? The other students had never done yoga
before, but were very keen to give it a go. So, we converted our classroom with
a set of LSI/IH Portsmouth yoga mats, and put on our gym clothes in excited anticipation for
Bruna’s instruction.

What followed
was beyond anything we could have imagined. Bruna led us through a set of
beginner yoga positions like the cobra, the mountain pose and the down dog for
an hour. As I had never done yoga before I was surprised at how difficult it
was, and how inflexible I am. Despite this, I found it really positive for my
mind and body. Also, it was the first time I had taught a class whilst laying
on a mat, standing on one foot, or doing stomach crunches. This was also
rewarding, as it meant we were learning language in a real life context, and we
managed to improve our use of imperatives and prepositions.
 Neil Powney
“Being able
to share something I love with my classmates and teacher made me incredibly
happy, and very satisfied with LSI/IH Portsmouth.” (Bruna, from Brazil)
“My knowledge
of yoga was completely overturned after my first lesson. I thought yoga was to
relax and to find your balance. In fact, it’s hard work. But I felt very well
after that and it awakened an interest for yoga in me and just feeling your
body. I like it!” (Mariko, from Japan)
“I have done
yoga for the last six years. Actually yoga is a good way to release your mind
after working or studying a lot. During this class you learn a lot of
vocabulary of the whole body, you relax your mind and have a stretching
workout. I suggest that everyone tries yoga.” (Lisa, from Germany)

Our 30+

Our 30+
General English courses are exclusively for adults aged 30 years or more.  Students can learn English with people of
their own age in the lovely surroundings of the south of England in one of the
UK’s top language schools. The course is very flexible as can be seen above.
Students can study just in the morning if they wish and then enjoy visiting
places of historic interest here in Portsmouth, or just wander along the sea,
or go shopping at one of the shopping centres here. Of course afternoon classes
are available also, it’s all about personal choice and preference.
To see more
details please click here