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LSI - Language Studies InternationalBoston, USA

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

15 students - overall rating
105 Beach Street - 02111 Boston - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • Activities offered every day of the week.
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.

Location: LSI Boston is in between Chinatown and Downtown Boston. It is well situated within the city, close to a good transportation area and not far from the city centre.

Travelling around Boston: The school is just over 5 minutes by foot from the South Station. This transit hub has a large number of train services, bus routes and the red subway line running through it. The central city area is a 15-minute walk from the LSI Boston.

Main features: Boston Commons is 10 minutes from the school. This is a large recreational space with Public Gardens. The central features of the city are all walkable from the school building. To the south west of Boston is Fenway Park stadium, which also has the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum close by. This is just under 30 minutes from LSI Boston.

Course: English is taught in a range of options in LSI Boston. There are general, intensive, mini groups and afternoon classes for those wanting to learn in a group. Individual courses are possible in a number of formats to fit in around the student’s schedule. Exam preparation courses are designed for the TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS and SAT/GMAT exams. These will help students pass an English test for academic or professional purposes.

School facilities: At LSI Boston, students can enjoy the student lounge and roof deck to socialise with other students after class and practise their English. Students are able to use the school computers to continue their studies after class. A fridge and a microwave are available for those who wish to stay at the school during their lunch break.

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.

English Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Specialty Courses

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 For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • 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

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3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Overall school rating of
LSI - Language Studies International, Boston
School
Facilities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Social activities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Value for money
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.4 

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (0 ratings)
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (7 ratings)
3.6 

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Students 31-49 years (8 ratings)
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Students 50+ years (0 ratings)
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Student opinions about LSI - Language Studies International, Boston

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Variety of school activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss ask Jay and he'll help you to enjoy the Boston Life!!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good teachers and friendly environment!I'm glad I chose this school for my English studying :)))
Course: Intensive English (1 week), Standard English (1 week) & TOEFL - 4 weeks
1. Dec. 2009
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher, few students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss speak English both inside and outside school
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
29. Mar. 2010
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Some teachers were great
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Intensive 30 - 12 weeks
6. Apr. 2009
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Everyone was very polite
Insider tips about what future students should not miss classrooms with young students
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Standard English - 4 weeks
15. Nov. 2008
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The lessons, the people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss In Boston: Red Sox, Whale Watching
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
20. Jun. 2008
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The computer room
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There are a lot of Spanish people.
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Last year I went to LSI but in Vancouver and I think that it's better Vancover than Boston. I recommend going to Canada.
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
3. Sep. 2008
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 8 weeks
6. Sep. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The Teacher
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
11. Jul. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Everything
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Rubén de Haro, excellent advisor, super team, congratulations, recommended 100%
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
26. Sep. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Nothing
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments It is a great place to study
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
2. Jan. 2008
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss computer
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay Executive
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 8 weeks
5. Sep. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Convivial
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Lack of professionalism to those already in business, but great for holiday and mix languages in progress
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
20. Jun. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Activity
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
23. Sep. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of LSI - Language Studies International compared to ratings of all schools in USA

 LSI - Language Studies International BostonAverage of all other schools in USA
Overall school rating3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Value for money3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Homestay3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
AAIEPACCETNAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
60% 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
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 - logoTravellers Check - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
1995
Legal name/parent company
Language Studies International (LSI) | Tax registration ID: 133158005
Abbreviated name of school
LSI Boston

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • 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

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 15
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 130
Throughout the year: 75
Junior courses - In summer: 15
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
Junior courses In summer: 1
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
175.00 US$
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
Comments about courses

Health Insurance (65+): USD 70 per week

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 95 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 15 Jan 2024, 19 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 27 May 2024, 19 Jun 2024, 04 Jul 2024, 02 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 05 Nov 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 28 Nov 2024, 29 Nov 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
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 Proficiency
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.

Airport transfer

Logan International Airport:
135 US$ one way
270 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Logan International (BOS).
More details about airports near Boston and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Boston page. For flight comparisons to Boston, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Russia can travel and attend a language course of up to 18 hours per week and for a maximum of 90 days on a holiday/visitor visa.
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)
90 US$
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
Ballet-
Baseball8 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking-
Dancing3 km
Field Hockey-
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf18 km
Horse riding28 km
Ice Hockey5 km
Mountainbiking13 km
Music5 km
Rugby-
Sailing14 km
Skiing28 km
Squash-
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis5 km
Volleyball-
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Hiking
Boston Common
Sports
Freedom Trail

Adults - Paid activities

Ice skating (USD 15)
Restaurants (USD 20)
Bowling (USD 15)
Concerts (USD 50-USD 60)
Kayaking (USD 10)
Movies (USD 15)
Aquarium (USD 28)
Professional sports (USD 25-USD 70)
Museums (USD 25)
Outlets (USD 40)

Prices are approximations.

Junior - Free activities

Hiking
Boston Common
Sports
Freedom Trail

Junior - Paid activities

Ice skating (USD 15)
Restaurants (USD 20)
Bowling (USD 15)
Concerts (USD 50-USD 60)
Kayaking (USD 10)
Movies (USD 15)
Aquarium (USD 28)
Professional sports (USD 25-USD 70)
Museums (USD 25)
Outlets (USD 40)

Prices are approximations.

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Questions and answers about LSI - Language Studies International

  • Yes, LSI Boston can issue an I-20 for 4+ weeks of General 20 or 1+ weeks of Intensive 25/30.
    Hannah Vien, Registrar from LSI - Language Studies International - Oct 20, 2023

FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, Boston

  • English courses at LSI - Language Studies International start at 219 US$ for Afternoon 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Logan International Airport (135 US$)
  • 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 30)
  • 100% of teachers at LSI - Language Studies International hold a university degree. 60% 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 Saudi Arabia (11%) and Japan (10%).
  • 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 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.

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