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English school in San Francisco: LSI - Language Studies International

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  • What we like about the school

    • Best rated school in San Francisco
    • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
    • Excellent rating of teaching quality
    • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

    San Francisco  

    LSI - Language Studies International

    The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1979. The school is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, close to all public transportation and close to the University of California as well as being only 25 minutes away from the attractions of downtown San Francisco.

    The school address is: 2015 Center St., 94704 - San Francisco (USA).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    BBPVE, CATESOL, PIER

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Kitchen for student use

    • Microwave for student use

    • Fridge for student use

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Games room

    • Lounge

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Printer for student use

    • Video game console

    • Table tennis

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    14

    Number of public PC workstations:

    16

    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
    • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
    • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
    • 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 applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

    Course material:

    Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 175
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 90
    • Junior courses in summer: 25
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 22 years
    • throughout the year: 27 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 5
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
    • Junior courses in summer: 5
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years
    • 13 years for specific Junior courses

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

    15
    5
    1
    3
    1
    1
    17
    5
    10
    15
    5
    5
    5
    3

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is San Francisco International (SFO). It takes 40 minutes by car to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 29.May.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 23.Nov.2017, 24.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

    Courses

    All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 455433 910865 13651297 16401558 20501948 24602337 28702727 32803116 41003895 48004560 400380
    Options for afternoon lessons: Conversation, Business English, or TOEFL preparation.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
    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 minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
    Special Offers
    For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks - Get 1 week of tuition free for every week that you buy. . Only valid for bookings at this website before 30.04.2017. Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 350333 700665 1050998 13201254 16501568 19801881 23102195 26402508 33003135 38403648 320304
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
    Special Offers
    For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks - Get 1 week of tuition free for every week that you buy. . Only valid for bookings at this website before 30.04.2017. Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
    BOOK online at lowest price »
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 16001520 32003040 48004560 64006080 80007600 96009120 1120010640 1280012160 1600015200 1920018240 16001520
    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 minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 24002280 48004560 72006840 96009120 1200011400 1440013680 1680015960 1920018240 2400022800 2880027360 24002280
    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 minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 30 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 32003040 64006080 96009120 1280012160 1920018240 2560024320 3200030400 3840036480 7680072960 9600091200 32003040
    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  - 18:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in US$ 10451019 20902038 31353057 41804076 52255095 62706114 -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner English tuition in the mornings + fun activities and excursions in the afternoons.
    Insurance is required for this programme.
    Starting dates
    2017: 03.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 30.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017.
    Required minimum language level
    Elementary (A2) or higher
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 55 US$ High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 05.Aug.2017
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 36 0
    Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 68406498 85508123 102609747 1368012996
    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 minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 30 36
    Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 80407638 100509548 1206011457
    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 minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 455433 910865 13651297 16401558 24602337 32803116 41003895 48004560 62405928 78007410 400380
    Starting dates
    Every first Monday of month .
    Required minimum language level
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
    Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 48004560
    Starting dates
    2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
    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 minimum language level
    Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
    Exam dates
    06.Jun.2017, 28.Nov.2017
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
    Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 48004560
    Starting dates
    2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
    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 minimum language level
    Advanced (C1) or higher
    Exam dates
    07.Jun.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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    Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    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.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 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:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Dates
    High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 35 US$
    weeks 1 2 3 4 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:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Dates
    High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 35 US$
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in US$ -- 910 1365 1060 265 250 90
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Includes morning coffee/tea and use of sports facility (3 swimming pools, cardio/exercise equipment, and over 100 classes per week to choose from).
    Double rooms available upon request for two people traveling together.
    Price extra night:
    65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    2 minutes walking
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Dates
    High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 05.Aug.2017
    High season
    • Residence accommodation is also available. Prices on request. Homestay supplements:
      Christmas supplement: US$55 per week.
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always
    • Optional airport transfer
      San Francisco International Airport: for 110 US$ (one way); for 210 US$ (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possible distance from school
    Baseball 1 km
    Basketball 1 km
    Cooking 1 km
    Dancing 1 km
    Field Hockey 1 km
    Football (soccer) 1 km
    Ice Hockey 1 km
    Mountainbiking 10 km
    Music  
    Rugby 1 km
    Sailing 4 km
    Skiing 290 km
    Squash 1 km
    Swimming 1 km
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis  
    Volleyball 1 km
    Yoga 1 km

    Reviews

    City
    4.5/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.3/5.0 
    Facilities
    3.8/5.0 
    Social activities
    4.1/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.6/5.0 
    Value for money
    3.9/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.2/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    3.8/5.0 
    Other
    3.8/5.0 
    Students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco
    The variety of free-time activities and the enthusiasm of our teachers!
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, go to the Six Flags park, and ride the cable cars!
    Other comments: Top organization and friendliness in all service areas
    Teachers and ambiance
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Group activities, the whole expierence
    teachers' skills
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: to live in the host family
    Classes and teachers
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    3.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    1.0/5.0
    Other
    1.0/5.0
    Downtown Berkeley YMCA - Residence & Hotel
    1.0/5.0
    Teachers, lessons and proposed activities.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    3.0/5.0
    Other
    3.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    3.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: Offering sport activities (basketball, baseball ...).

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