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LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland, New Zealand

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Level 1, 10-12 Scotia Place - 1010 Auckland - see on map
LSI - Language Studies International - Individual attention

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.8/5.0)
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • E-learning platform.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: LSI is centrally located within the city of Auckland. It is just on the edge of Myers Park which has playgrounds and sculptures. The school is just off a busy road in Auckland with lots of restaurants and bars.

Getting around: Auckland’s main city hub is 12 minutes by foot from LSI. For those that want to visit further away areas of the city, there is an intricate and regular bus system that runs through Auckland. There are a selection of bus stops near the school, which students can use to navigate around the city.

City attractions: There are a few features of the city in the centre including the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, Sky Tower and Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. These are very accessible by foot from LSI. Auckland Domain, which has the city’s War Memorial Museum and Auckland’s Museum Atrium, is a 16 minute walk from the school.

Courses: Group classes, combination courses and individual lessons are available for those wanting to learn general English. LSI in Auckland has career courses that help students learn the language to further their career. These English classes are possible for teaching, aviation, business, medical and law. Students who want to take one of the following exams can take an exam preparation course; IELTS, the Cambridge Exams, TOEIC and TOEFL.

Pathway programmes: The school has created a pathway programme which provides students with classes in the English used specifically to further their education.

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 was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990.
  • Legal name / parent company: Language Studies International NZ Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: GST55-973-474
  • Abbreviated name of school: LSI Auckland

English Courses

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

General course lessons are 50 minutes in duration. Individual lessons, English for Aviation, Teaching, Medicine and Law are 45 minutes in duration.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
215.00 NZD
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 110 NZD. 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, 03 Jan. 2023, 30 Jan. 2023, 06 Feb. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 25 Apr. 2023, 05 Jun. 2023, 14 Jul. 2023, 23 Oct. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023 - 31 Dec. 2023.
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 has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 NZD per week.

Our price includes

  • 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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland 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 (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Education NZEnglish New ZealandNZQAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalStudy Auckland
English teacher qualifications
90% 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 8:45
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 and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 20
    Number of public PC workstations: 20
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for blind students

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Views of the local park

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 200
Throughout the year: 150
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Auckland International Airport:
115 NZD one way
230 NZD return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Auckland International Airport.
More information about airports around Auckland and how to get from the airport to Auckland on your own here on our Auckland page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).
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)
130 NZD
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

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball0.5 km
Cooking5 km
Cricket1 km
Dancing0.1 km
Diving80 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding30 km
Mountainbiking30 km
Music0.1 km
Rugby6 km
Sailing5 km
Skiing350 km
Squash5 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball10 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Weekly Soccer game at the local park Walk around the central city art galleries * Free entertainment down at the harbour during the summer months (music, live bands and markets)

Adults - Paid activities

Ten Pin Bowling (NZD 12 for 2 games + 2-stage bus ride) Happy hour Kelly Tarltons Underwater World (NZD 34) Visit to Mission Bay (2 stage bus ride) Rock Climbing (NZD 15 for 1 hour) Visit to the Sky Tower (NZD 29)

Junior - Free activities

Weekly Soccer game at the local park Walk around the central city art galleries * Free entertainment down at the harbour during the summer months (music, live bands and markets)

Junior - Paid activities

Ten Pin Bowling (NZD 12 for 2 games) 2-stage bus ride Happy hour Kelly Tarltons Underwater World (NZD 34)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

Reviews

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating of
LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland
37 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
School
Overall city rating

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Facilities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Social activities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Course
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
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Questions and answers about LSI - Language Studies International

  • The private lessons can be organised after the activities but that might be a long day. If your main focus is to do as many hours of lessons as possible, I would recommend a general group course with private lessons on top and you could join the activities in your free time.
    from LSI - Language Studies International - Dec 09, 2019
  • The 40+ course is held in mixed classes depending on the language level (all ages), but the afternoon programme is exclusively for students aged 40+.
    Area Manager from Germany - Oct 21, 2022
  • The families can also offer vegetarian meals if they are informed early enough (preferably at the time of registration). There is no extra fee.
    Wendy Fraser, Homestay Coordinator from Auckland - Nov 16, 2022
  • The families can also offer vegetarian meals if they are informed early enough (preferably at the time of registration). There is no extra fee.
    Wendy Fraser, Homestay Coordinator from Auckland - Nov 16, 2022
  • The regulations for obtaining a visa are quite delicate and change constantly, so it is best to always contact the embassy or consulate of the country you are going to visit in your home country. It is to them that you should address these doubts.
    from LSI - Language Studies International - Dec 07, 2022

FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, Auckland

  • Yes, the City Lodge has refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, TV in room, desk, lounge with TV, large kitchen, dining area, internet facilities, laundry room, reduced rates for YMCA fitness centre directly above City Lodge. Clean linen supplied weekly, 24-hour managers. Twin room only for students booking together with the same arrival and departure dates.
    from LSI - Language Studies International - Dec 12, 2022
  • The accommodation City Lodge is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Auckland International Airport (115 NZD)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 16 students (Intensive 24)
  • 90% of teachers at LSI - Language Studies International hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at LSI - Language Studies International comes from Brazil with a 20% representation, followed by students from Italy (9%) and Japan (6%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • LSI - Language Studies International offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.

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