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LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego, USA

LSI - Language Studies International

Students rated LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego : 4.2/5.0   (19 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Excellent rating of host family accommodation

2. San Diego  

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3. LSI - Language Studies International

General Information

The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in San Diego, USA in 1989. Our language school is housed in a modern building located in the very heart of San Diego, with restaurants, shops and transport links all nearby.

The school address is: 1706 5th Ave., Ste. 300, 92101 - San Diego (USA).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, Snack vending machine, Drink vending machine, computer lab, lounge, student support desk, printer for student use, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Facilities for disabled students

Wheelchair access to classroom, disabled toilet, wheelchair access to reception, adapted for students with learning difficulty


Classroom equipment

Air conditioning, heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




BBPVE, CATESOL, PIER


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Diego International Airport (SAN).  It takes 10 minutes by taxi or bus to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 200
Adult courses throughout the year: 140
Junior courses in summer: 100
Junior courses throughout the year: 40
School Size
L
Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 7
Adult courses throughout the year: 7
Number of classrooms: 20
Number of public workstations: 20
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 20 years
throughout the year: 26 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Top student nationalities: Brazil 24 %
China 2 %
Germany 1 %
France 1 %
Russia 1 %
Libya 1 %
Saudi Arabia 26 %
 
Italy 2 %
Japan 4 %
Korea 13 %
Switzerland 14 %
Spain 1 %
Turkey 4 %
Thailand 1 %
Vietnam 1 %
Venezuela 1 %
 

4. Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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1
Intensive 30 Recommended <English> course
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
433 US$ per week
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Options for afternoon lessons: General English, Fluency, Exam Preparation (TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS) or English for Professionals.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
2
Standard 20 Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 15
333 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
3
Intensive 25
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 15
385 US$ per week
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Options for afternoon lessons: General English, Fluency, Exam Preparation (TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS) or English for Professionals.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
4
9 Day Compact Course
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 82  | Max. group size: 1
6232 US$ per week
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Price in US$ 6560
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Course starts every Saturday, 82 lessons over 9 consecutive days. Also available with 92 lessons (US$7360).
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 12:30  - 16:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
5
Private Lessons 20
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
1520 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
6
Private Lessons 30
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 1
2280 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
7
Young Learners’ programme - Winter (11-17 years)
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
1019 US$ per week
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Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

A variety of morning activities Tuesday - Friday followed by afternoon English lessons Monday - Thursday 13:30-17:00. With Saturday activities as full-day remote excursions. This beautiful beach city offers sunshine all year round - a perfect place to study!
Required extra costs:
- Airport transfer: return US$210
- Airport transfer for unaccompanied minors: one way US$220, return US$440
- Insurance, per week US$25


Price includes: Supervision 24/7
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 11.Jan.2016, 19.Jan.2016, 25.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 08.Feb.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level Elementary (A2)
8
Young Learners’ Program - Summer (11-17 years)
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
1073 US$ per week
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Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

IMPORTANT: Younger students (11-13 years) must be accompanied and stay in residences

Required extra costs:
- Airport transfer: return US$210
- Airport transfer for unaccompanied minors: one way US$220, return US$440
Upon request:
- Insurance, per week US$25


Price includes: Supervision 24/7

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
1313 Park Blvd, 92101, San Diego
Starting dates 2016: 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level Elementary (A2)
9
International School Year 20
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 15
0 US$ per week
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6840
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Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
10
International School Year 30
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
0 US$ per week
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8040
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Options for afternoon lessons: General English, Fluency, Exam Preparation (TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS) or English for Professionals.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
11
TOEFL Preparation
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
390 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
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20 lessons of General English + 10 lessons of TOEFL exam preparation/week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
12
Cambridge English Language Assessment - FCE
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
390 US$ per week (Based on the price of 10 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
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Starting dates:
10 weeks: 04.01, 13.06
11 weeks: 21.03, 12.09
Exam fee not included.
Paper based exam.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 11.Mar.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 29.Nov.2016
Exam fee 350 US$
13
Cambridge English Language Assessment - CAE
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
390 US$ per week (Based on the price of 10 weeks)
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Starting dates:
10 weeks: 04.01, 13.06
11 weeks: 21.03, 12.09
Exam fee not included.
Paper based exam.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 12.Mar.2016, 08.Jun.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 30.Nov.2016
Exam fee 350 US$
14
Cambridge English Language Assessment - CPE
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 15
390 US$ per week (Based on the price of 10 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3690
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Starting dates:
9 week course: 05.01
11 week course: 21.03, 12.09
Exam fee not included.
Paper based exam.
Starting dates 2016: 05.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required language level Advanced (C1)
Exam dates 05.Mar.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 01.Dec.2016
Exam fee 350 US$
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00  US$
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 80 US$. 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.
Exams offered: TOEFL ,  Cambridge First ,  Cambridge Advanced ,  Cambridge Proficiency
Average examination results: 70% at TOEFL
70% at Cambridge First
70% at Cambridge Advanced
70% at Cambridge Proficiency
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 30.May.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 24.Nov.2016, 25.Nov.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): English

5. Accommodation

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1
Homestay
Single room, Half board
290 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 290 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 50 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 28.Aug.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 35 US$
2
Homestay
Single room, Breakfast
230 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 230 460 690 920 230 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 50 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 28.Aug.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 35 US$
3
The Hub-Hotel Vyvant
Single room, No meals
475 US$ per week
The Hub-Hotel Vyvant, LSI - Language Studies International, San DiegoThe Hub-Hotel Vyvant, LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 475 950 1425 1900 475 150 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 75 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 13 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
4
The Hub-Hotel Vyvant
Double room, No meals
255 US$ per week
The Hub-Hotel Vyvant, LSI - Language Studies International, San DiegoThe Hub-Hotel Vyvant, LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 255 510 765 1020 255 150 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 13 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Christmas supplement in homestays: US$55 per week.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room on request
Optional airport transfer: San Diego International Airport (SAN): for 110 US$ (one way)
Taxi costs about 30 US$ to the city center
San Diego International Airport (SAN): for 210 US$ (return trip)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing     1 km
Diving     30 km
Golf     30 km
Horse riding     60 km
Mountainbiking     60 km
Music     1 km
Sailing     30 km
Skiing     280 km
Tennis     30 km
Volleyball     30 km
Windsurfing     30 km
Other leisure options: Museums, shopping, movies
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Beach Volleyball, Dinner, Movie Night, Soccer, Art Walk, Taco Tuesday, Karaoke

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(19 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.0/5.0 
Value for money 3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 3.5/5.0 
Other 3.8/5.0 
Students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego
"Relaxed atmosphere in the classroom" - (61 years)
"The teachers were all very friendly, patient and helpful!!" - (39 years)
"The number of students is ideal with the institute size." - (20 years)
"Openness of the teachers, the atmosphere, contacts to people from all over the world" - (15 years)
"The teachers, and the other students are great!!!" - (21 years)
All 19 reviews of LSI - Language Studies International

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