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LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco, USA

LSI - Language Studies International

Students rated LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco : 4.4/5.0   (11 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

2. San Francisco  

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3. LSI - Language Studies International

General Information

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).


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, air conditioning, heating in all classrooms.
Ample natural light in most classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




BBPVE, CATESOL, PIER


Airport transfer

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


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
School Size
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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
Number of classrooms: 14
Number of public workstations: 16
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 22 years
throughout the year: 27 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Top student nationalities: Brazil 15 %
China 5 %
Germany 1 %
France 3 %
Russia 1 %
Libya 1 %
Saudi Arabia 17 %
 
Italy 5 %
Japan 10 %
Korea 15 %
Switzerland 5 %
Spain 5 %
Turkey 5 %
Chile 3 %  

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: Conversation, Business English, or TOEFL preparation.
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, 05.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 06.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, 05.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 06.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
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
4
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
5
Private Lessons 40
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 40  | Max. group size: 1
3040 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  - 18:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
6
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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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
7
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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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
8
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
380 US$ per week (Based on the price of 12 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
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Starting dates 2016: 21.Mar.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
Beginner level start only: 07.Jun.2016, 29.Nov.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 fee 350 US$
9
Cambridge English Language Assessment - CAE
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 12
380 US$ per week (Based on the price of 12 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
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4560
Starting dates 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 08.Jun.2016, 30.Nov.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
Average examination results: 90 at TOEFL
80 at Cambridge First
75 at Cambridge Advanced
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): German, French, Spanish, English

5. Accommodation

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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: 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
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, Half board
290 US$ per week
Example image of this accommodation category provided by LSI - Language Studies International
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: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
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
Borneo House
Single room, No meals
310 US$ per week
Borneo House, LSI - Language Studies International, San FranciscoBorneo House, LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 310 620 930 1240 310 250 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
4
Downtown Berkeley YMCA - Residence & Hotel
Single room, No meals  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 1180 US$ per month
Downtown Berkeley YMCA - Residence & Hotel, LSI - Language Studies International, San FranciscoDowntown Berkeley YMCA - Residence & Hotel, LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 590 885 1180 295 250 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
Maximum age of students: 0
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Comment Residence accommodation is also available. Prices on request. Homestay supplements:
Christmas supplement: US$55 per week.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: San Francisco International (SFO): for 110 US$ (one way)
Taxi costs about 100 US$ to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school 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

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.4/5.0 
(11 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
Host Family 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!" - (18 years)
"Teachers and ambiance" - (20 years)
"Teachers' skills" - (48 years)
"Classes and teachers" - (27 years)
"Teachers, lessons and proposed activities." - (32 years)
All 11 reviews of LSI - Language Studies International

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  • 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
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