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LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland, New Zealand

What we like about the school

  • student residence within 5 minutes walking distance
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Auckland  

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LSI - Language Studies International

The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990. LSI Auckland is located right in the centre of the city close to cafes and restaurants, and features bright and airy classrooms overlooking the palm trees in Myers Park. There are excellent public transport links and amenities within a few minutes walk.

The school address is: 10-12 Scotia Place (level 1), Auckland Central, 1010 - Auckland (New Zealand).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Study Auckland, Auckland Chamber of Commerce

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for blind students

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

24

Number of public workstations:

24

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 NZD per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150

Average age of students

  • in summer: 24 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Exams offered:

  • Cambridge Preliminary,
  • Cambridge First,
  • Cambridge Proficiency,
  • CAE, IELTS

Average examination results:

100% at Cambridge Preliminary, 75% at Cambridge First, 100% at Cambridge Proficiency, 90% at CAE, IELTS.

English teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 90 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

10
3
6
1
2
8
1
10
8
2
3
8
6
2
1
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Auckland International Airport. It takes 45 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 17.Dec.2016 - 03.Jan.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017 - 03.Jan.2017, 30.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 23.Oct.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

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Price in NZD
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00  NZD
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 90 NZD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: General course lessons are all 50 minutes in duration. Individual lessons, Mini-group, Aviation lessons, are all 45 minutes in duration. All courses start each Monday of the year, unless it is a Public Holiday.

Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD -- 598 897 1196 299 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Double rooms available on request.
Price extra night:
43 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 240 480 720 960 240 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
34.29 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
29 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 190 380 570 760 190 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Students are not allowed to use the kitchen to cook their own meals.
Price extra night:
27.15 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Students under 18 must choose a homestay with half-board.

    Homestay Supplements:
    Christmas supplement: NZ$70/week
    Supplement for students under 18: NZ$10/week
    Special dietary supplement: NZ$55/week.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Auckland International Airport: for 100 NZD (one way); for 200 NZD (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Basketball 0.5 km
Cooking 5 km
Cricket 1 km
Dancing 0.1 km
Diving 80 km
Football (soccer) 1 km
Golf 10 km
Horse riding 30 km
Mountainbiking 30 km
Music 0.1 km
Rugby 6 km
Sailing 1 km
Skiing 350 km
Squash 5 km
Swimming 2 km
Table Tennis 5 km
Tennis 5 km
Volleyball 10 km
Windsurfing 5 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
3.7/5.0 
Organisation
3.4/5.0 
Facilities
3.1/5.0 
Social activities
3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.8/5.0 
Value for money
3.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland
Flexibility with the attendance to the classes (very important if you are planning to visit the country)
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Bring to the classes an electronic translator or dictionary. Very useful!
THE WAY OF TEACHING
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: EXCELLENT CHOICE
There are not many students, which is good because everyone knows each other and it is easy to practice English, which is the reason we are there.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Teachers & Students.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Student Residence City Lodge
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Auckland Adventures.
Not many Spanish students. I liked the fact that they divided the class according to their level.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Student Residence City Lodge
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Bring warm clothes. It is always windy in Auckland.

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