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LSI - Language Studies International - Central, London, England UK

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

19-21 Ridgmount Street - WC1E 7AH London - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Location: The school is located near Soho, which is central London. It is within the neighbourhood known as Bloomsbury, close to the University of London, which has bookstores and cafes in an area dedicated to academic studying. The school is just off a main highstreet, which has a selection of shops, restaurants and bars.

Getting around: The school is just around the corner from the Goodge Street Tube Station, which is a station on the northern line. 10 minutes by foot from the school is Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. Along with the northern line, this station also has the Central Line and the Elizabeth Line for more connections around the city.

Local attractions: The British Museum is right around the corner from the school. Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace are walkable from the school. The other attractions are reachable via the public transportation links around the school.

Course structure: General English classes are organised as group classes, mini-groups and a combination of group and private classes. There are packages of individual classes, which can be mapped around the schedule of the student. The school provides preparation courses for exams including TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge exams. Specific English programmes are taught for workers in the business, law, teaching and medical field.

40+ package: LSI has created a programme for older learners. This allows those of a similar age to join cultural activities after a mixed-age English class, to practise their English with like minded students.

Junior programmes: During the summer months the school offers junior packages for younger students. These generally take place at a different location within London, but run and organised by the staff at LSI in London.

Chain school: As a group, Language Studies International (LSI) has schools located in 7 countries throughout the world. These countries include France, the USA, England, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.

For over 55 years, LSI has been supplying tuition to adults, juniors and teachers. Their schools are accredited internationally by such accreditors as EAQUALS, Accet, the British Council, English New Zealand, Languages Canada, and more.
  • The language school LSI - Language Studies International - Central was founded in London, England UK in 1965.
  • Legal name / parent company: Language Studies International PLC
  • Tax registration ID: 8642028115 (tax ID)
  • Abbreviated name of school: LSI London

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International - Central
Comments about courses

Classes are taught face-to-face in the mornings and online in the afternoons. The start and finish times are to be confirmed.

Private lessons are 45 minutes long.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 £
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 58 £. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
03 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 02 Jun. 2022 - 03 Jun. 2022, 29 Aug. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022 - 27 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International - Central, London can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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LSI - Language Studies International - Central (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at LSI - Language Studies International - Central and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • 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

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

    • Depends on availability. Guaranteed if payment is received in advance.
  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 14
    Number of public PC workstations: 9

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Central location

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:500
Throughout the year: 250
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
London Heathrow Airport:
95 £ one way
170 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
115 £ one way
200 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
115 £ one way
200 £ return (both ways)
London City Airport:
95 £ one way
170 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
115 £ one way
200 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Heathrow.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 £
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

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What students liked about LSI - Language Studies International - Central, London
The two teachers Shahida and in particular Farrokh were really committed, nice and very professional! In the short time, they managed to adapt well to our needs and gave us a lot of learning material in a pleasant atmosphere
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Teachers were always patient to explain again things that were not understood. very punctual teachers, very well organized and clean school buildings
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: for the Italians: it's better for you to know that 50% of the students come from Italy..If you want to be sure to really talk always in English after the end of the lessons, it's better you consider to evaluate another town
Other comments: Something that might be useful: teaching materials a little bit messy (too many loose papers delivered: perhaps can be more efficient to prepare earlier during the week some stapled sheets with exercises to do, instead of releasing loose-papers day by day
Great school! Nice teachers and students. It's a small school, so it is easy to get to everyone. The location of the school is also excellent!
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The teachers, most of them, they teach with in a funny way and give feedback. I think that is what every lesson should have.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take a little ventilator with you because in some of the classrooms it can be very clammy
The teachers and managers were all very nice and competent. Nice to talk to so many young people from different nations.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Maybe check in good time whether the coffee and tea machine is working and have change ready for it and know that you can get hot water for free and maybe take tea bags with you because the ready-made bags don't taste particularly good.
Other comments: My participation in the WhatsApp student group did not work out. The link came too late and also ended up in my spam folder. There was so much to do on site! Since I was only there for 1 week, I couldn't take care of the WhatsApp and now I think it's a shame that I no longer have any contact with the other students.

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    FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International - Central, London

  • The minimum required age at the school is 16 years. She can apply for the intensive adult course, however her parents will need to complete and sign a parental consent form that will be sent by the school.
    Andras Zareczky from LSI - Central, London
    Feb 11, 2022
  • The accommodation Homestay Zone 2 is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (95 £), Luton Airport (115 £), London Gatwick Airport (115 £), London City Airport (95 £), Stansted Airport (115 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 16 students (Junior Programme - Ealing)
  • 100% of teachers at LSI - Language Studies International - Central hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at LSI - Language Studies International - Central comes from Italy with a 15% representation, followed by students from Turkey (13%) and Brazil (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • LSI - Language Studies International - Central offers courses from 12 years (Junior Programme - Ealing, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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