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LSI - Language Studies InternationalBrisbane, Australia

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

26 students - overall rating
Unit 6/133 Leichhardt Street - QLD 4000 Brisbane - see on map
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Price at School 220AU$
From 209AU$ per week
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What we like about the school
  • Easy access to shops, restaurants and entertainment.
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: LSI - Language Studies International Brisbane is located in the modern riverside city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Within walking distance of several amenities, eateries, restaurants and many of the city's attractions, the school is well situated. Attractions and sites of interest within walking distance of the school include the Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, the QAGOMA Art Museum and The Wheel of Brisbane.

Getting around: Brisbane has a river that runs right through it, making Ferry transportation very popular. The closest ferry port to the school is the Riverside Ferry terminal, which is a 900m walk from the school's front doors. LSI Brisbane is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre and many of its attractions. There are also several links to bus routes within a moment's walk of the school.
Course structure: General English courses are available in a group format, for individual learners or as a combination of both group and private classes. There are exam preparation courses to help students prepare for the major English exams including the Cambridge exams, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC. Courses for those wanting to excel in the business world, there are classes to learn English specifically for this purpose.

Further education: There is an Academic English course and Pathway Programme available for those wanting to extend their studies into further education. The content of these courses to prepare students for the type of English they need to excel in this environment as well as help with the application process. The Academic English course includes exam preparation to pass any exams that may be required to continue their study.

Social and cultural: LSI Brisbane offers students an active social programme which includes activities such as sports, movie nights, museum visits and weekend excursions to the Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and the Great Barrier Reef.

School chain: 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 supplied 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

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 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 for finding jobs

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4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of
LSI - Language Studies International, Brisbane
School
Location of the school
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities
3.4 

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Social activities
3.4 

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (1 rating)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (16 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 31-49 years (8 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 50+ years (1 rating)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about LSI - Language Studies International, Brisbane

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of teaching and the atmosphere in the school. I can not judge the accommodation, because I stayed privately.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The afternoon course Business English was not enough for me personally. I had expected more.
Course: Intensive 24 [Englisch] - 2 weeks
4. Jun. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher and classmates were great! Learned a lot in just 2 weeks.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
15. Nov. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The family they gave me for and the teachers I had.
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)
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments You have to repair or change the internet service. It's not good.
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
16. Nov. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers and Sandy, always pleasant.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Brisbane is an expensive city, at least food and drinks (spirits are really expensive). Also expect spending money on public transport.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
10. Sep. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
To have met many international people.
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I cannot recommend LSI Brisbane. I was angry during 3 weeks for having booked 4 weeks from the start.
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
28. Feb. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers and location (city center)
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)
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive 24 - 6 weeks
22. Nov. 2011
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very friendly and kind teachers.
Disliked
Nothing.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Nothing.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It is enough for people whose purpose is getting friends and learn English slightly. On the other hand, if you want to learn English well, it is better to take 24 hours class.
Other comments It is small and very heart-warming school.
Course: General 20 - 4 weeks
29. Feb. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The Teachers and the classmates.
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 Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
12. Sep. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The mix of nationalities.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Very good support by Ms. Eisenmann.
Course: Intensive 24 - 4 weeks
25. Jul. 2009
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers and classmates
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)
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
11. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Students are very nice
Insider tips about what future students should not miss students and teachers were very nice
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
11. Oct. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The language teaching
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)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments There are too few leisure activities available to students
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
23. Nov. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Professionalism
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

Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
5. Oct. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Public transportation is very limited, and at night, in some areas, it is non existent.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Ideal for learning, not many distractions. It is better to stay for less than three months.
Course: Standard 20 - 6 weeks
6. Sep. 2010
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

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

 LSI - Language Studies International BrisbaneAverage of all other schools in Australia
Overall school rating4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Value for money3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Homestay4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ELICOSNEAS
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
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
Year of school foundation
1996
Legal name/parent company
Language Studies International Australia Pty. Ltd. | Tax registration ID: ABN46050405877
Abbreviated name of school
LSI Brisbane

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • 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 most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 7
    Number of public PC workstations: 8
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 60
Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 23 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
260.00 AU$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 15 AU$ per week.
Comments about courses

Unaccompanied minors under 18 years can take the Intensive 30 course only.

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 125 AU$. 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 - 05 Jan 2024, 26 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024 - 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 14 Aug 2024, 07 Oct 2024, 23 Dec 2024, 31 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 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

Brisbane Airport:
140 AU$ one way
280 AU$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Brisbane International (BNE).
More details about airports near Brisbane and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Brisbane page. For flight comparisons to Brisbane, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
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 AU$

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball15 km
Cooking20 km
Cricket-
Dancing1 km
Diving50 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf10 km
Horse riding50 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music-
Rugby-
Sailing25 km
Squash2 km
Swimming10 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga15 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

City tours
Sport in the park
Architecture tours
City history
Museums
Art galleries

Adults - Paid activities

Mini golf
Visiting the zoo
Kayaking
Karaoke
Bowling
Laser tag
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

Student Testimonial Videos

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Questions and answers about LSI - Language Studies International

  • The 6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place from 9:00 to 12:40 and from 13:40 pm to 15:20, although the exact timetable will be assigned on the first day of class, depending on your level.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 30, 2023

FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, Brisbane

  • That's right, if there is a holiday on a weekday when school will be closed and classes will not be held for students, the school will not make up for the missed day.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 16, 2023
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Brisbane Airport (140 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 20) to 18 students (Intensive 24 )
  • 100% 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 15% representation, followed by students from Japan (14%) and China (8%).
  • 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 21 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.

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