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LSI - Language Studies International - Central
London, England UK

19-21 Ridgmount Street - WC1E 7AH London - see on map
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LSI - Language Studies International - Central - School entrance
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of LSI - Language Studies International - Central, London
Ranked #18 of 130 English schools in London
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money
3.6 

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.2 

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Other
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

(13)
Students 18-30 years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(56)
Students 31-49 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(17)
Students 50+ years
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

(8)
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.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

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
90.00 £
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 65 £. 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 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 29 May 2023, 28 Aug. 2023, 22 Dec. 2023 - 31 Dec. 2023.
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2024, 29 Mar. 2024, 01 Apr. 2024, 06 May 2024, 27 May 2024, 26 Aug. 2024 - 29 Dec. 2024.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Profiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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 at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • reception area
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  • Computer room
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  • classroom
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  • Learning space
    Learning space5/15
  • Large group area
    Large group area6/15
  • Lesson space
    Lesson space7/15
  • Decorative doorway
    Decorative doorway8/15
  • Interview area
    Interview area9/15
  • Stylish classroom
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  • Ready for lessons
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  • New arrivals
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  • Spacious classroom
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  • cafeteria
    cafeteria14/15
  • Taking notes
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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
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
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: 15
    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
6 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

London Heathrow Airport:
115 £ one way
230 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
140 £ one way
280 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
140 £ one way
280 £ return (both ways)
London City Airport:
115 £ one way
230 £ return (both ways)
London Stansted Airport:
140 £ one way
280 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Heathrow.
More information about airports around London and how to get from the airport to London on your own here on our London page.

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)
85 £
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

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Welcome drink Football Museum visits (British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, etc) Free London walk - Mystery Tour of London seen from a Londoner’s perspective Karaoke night Pub Tour

Adults - Paid activities

Boating in Hyde Park The Proms Ice skating outdoors Afternoon tea in a traditional English tearoom Weekend excursions (Stonehenge & Bath, Oxford or Windsor Castle) Musical (Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables)

Junior - Paid activities

Boating in Hyde Park The Proms Ice skating outdoors Afternoon tea in a traditional English tearoom Weekend excursions (Stonehenge & Bath, Oxford or Windsor Castle) Musical (Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation