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English school in San Francisco: LSI - Language Studies International

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in San Francisco in the last 12 months

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in San Francisco
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

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LSI - Language Studies International

The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1979. The school is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, close to all public transportation and close to the University of California as well as being only 25 minutes away from the attractions of downtown San Francisco.

The school address is: 2015 Center St., 94704 - San Francisco (USA).

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET NAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBBPVE, CATESOL, PIER

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

16

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 175
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 90
  • Junior courses in summer: 25
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

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):

15
5
1
3
1
1
17
5
10
15
5
5
5
3

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco International (SFO).It takes 40 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 29.May.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 23.Nov.2017, 24.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 15.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 04.Jul.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 22.Nov.2018, 23.Nov.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 455 433 910 865 1365 1297 1640 1558 2050 1948 2460 2337 2870 2727 3280 3116 4100 3895 4800 4560 400 380
Options for afternoon lessons: Conversation, Business English, or TOEFL preparation.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 02.Jan.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 21.May.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 08.Oct.2018
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1320 1254 1650 1568 1980 1881 2310 2195 2640 2508 3300 3135 3840 3648 320 304
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 02.Jan.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 21.May.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 08.Oct.2018
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 1600 1520 3200 3040 4800 4560 6400 6080 8000 7600 9600 9120 11200 10640 12800 12160 16000 15200 19200 18240 1600 1520
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 2400 2280 4800 4560 7200 6840 9600 9120 12000 11400 14400 13680 16800 15960 19200 18240 24000 22800 28800 27360 2400 2280
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 30 Additional Week
Price in US$ 3200 3040 6400 6080 9600 9120 12800 12160 19200 18240 25600 24320 32000 30400 38400 36480 76800 72960 96000 91200 3200 3040
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 1045 1019 2090 2038 3135 3057 4180 4076 5225 5095 6270 6114 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
English tuition in the mornings + fun activities and excursions in the afternoons.
Insurance is required for this programme.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 30.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017.
2018: 24.Jun.2018, 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.Jul.2018, 29.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 US$ High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 05.Aug.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 36 0
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6840 6498 8550 8123 10260 9747 13680 12996
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 30 36
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8040 7638 10050 9548 12060 11457
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in US$ 455 433 910 865 1365 1297 1640 1558 2460 2337 3280 3116 4100 3895 4800 4560 6240 5928 7800 7410 400 380
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4800 4560
Starting dates
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
06.Jun.2017, 28.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4800 4560
Starting dates
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
07.Jun.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 910 1365 1060 265 250 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes morning coffee/tea and use of sports facility (3 swimming pools, cardio/exercise equipment, and over 100 classes per week to choose from).
Double rooms available upon request for two people traveling together.
Price extra night:
65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 05.Aug.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 290 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 230 460 690 920 230 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
  • Residence accommodation is also available. Prices on request. Homestay supplements:
    Christmas supplement: US$55 per week.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    San Francisco International Airport: for 110 US$ (one way); for 210 US$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball1 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Ice Hockey1 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music 
Rugby1 km
Sailing4 km
Skiing290 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8/5.0 
Other
3.8/5.0 
Students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco
The variety of free-time activities and the enthusiasm of our teachers!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, go to the Six Flags park, and ride the cable cars!
Other comments: Top organization and friendliness in all service areas
Teachers and ambiance
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Group activities, the whole expierence
teachers' skills
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: to live in the host family
Classes and teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Downtown Berkeley YMCA - Residence & Hotel
1.0/5.0
Teachers, lessons and proposed activities.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Offering sport activities (basketball, baseball ...).

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