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LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco, USA

What we like about the school

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

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 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

Exams offered:

  • TOEFL,
  • Cambridge First,
  • Cambridge Advanced

Average examination results:

90 at TOEFL, 80 at Cambridge First, 75 at Cambridge Advanced.

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 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 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 .
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, 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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 .
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, 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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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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 language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 48004560
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
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$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 48004560
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
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 language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
08.Jun.2016, 30.Nov.2016
Exam fee
350 US$
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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
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 28.Aug.2016
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, 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$
weeks 1 2 3 4 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 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
  • 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
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!
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
Host Family
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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