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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

BBPVE, 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 by car  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.2017

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

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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Price in US$4554339108651365129716401558205019482460233728702727328031164100389548004560400380
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
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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Price in US$350333700665105099813201254165015681980188123102195264025083300313538403648320304
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
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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Price in US$160015203200304048004560640060808000760096009120112001064012800121601600015200192001824016001520
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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Price in US$2400228048004560720068409600912012000114001440013680168001596019200182402400022800288002736024002280
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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Price in US$320030406400608096009120128001216019200182402560024320320003040038400364807680072960960009120032003040
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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Price in US$104510192090203831353057418040765225509562706114----------
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerEnglish tuition in the mornings + fun activities and excursions in the afternoons.
Insurance is required for this programme.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 30.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 US$High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 05.Aug.2017
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Price in US$--------------68406498855081231026097471368012996
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$----------------804076381005095481206011457
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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Price in US$4554339108651365129716401558246023373280311641003895480045606240592878007410400380
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$--------------------48004560
Starting dates
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
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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Price in US$--------------------48004560
Starting dates
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:10 - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50 - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
07.Jun.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
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

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Price in US$--9101365106026525090
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes morning coffee/tea and use of sports facility (3 swimming pools, cardio/exercise equipment, and over 100 classes per week to choose from).
Double rooms available upon request for two people traveling together.
Price extra night:
65 US$ (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
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(charged by school)
Price in US$290580870116029090
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (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$
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(charged by school)
Price in US$23046069092023090
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (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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