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English school in San Francisco: LSI - Language Studies International

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

2015 Center Street - 94704 San Francisco - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.

English Courses

General Language
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 155.00 US$
Level testA test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 84 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
17 Jan. 2022, 21 Feb. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 30 May 2022, 20 Jun. 2022, 04 Jul. 2022, 05 Sep. 2022, 10 Oct. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 24 Nov. 2022, 25 Nov. 2022, 23 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
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.

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 adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • 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 applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material

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

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LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)


    • Location: 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 language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1979.
      • Legal name / parent company: Language Studies International (LSI)
      • Tax registration ID: 133158005
      • Abbreviated name of school: LSI San Francisco
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBPPE, CATESOL, PIER, ENGLISH USA

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

First day of course:

Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:45

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

School Size:

  • 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

  • Table tennis

  • 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 all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12
    Number of public PC workstations: 16
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

Additional comment about facilities of school

Glass-covered atrium Self-study room

Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Downtown Berkeley.

Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 1 minutes

Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 25 minutes

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 - logo
  • Mastercard - logo
  • American Express - logo
  • Travellers Check - logo
  • Bank Transfer - logo

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • Adult courses - In summer: 90
  • Adult courses - Throughout the year: 45
  • Junior courses - In summer: 25
  • Junior courses - Throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 6 years for specific Junior courses

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 8
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses In summer: 2
  • Junior courses Throughout the year: 1

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco International (SFO).

San Francisco International Airport:
115 US$ one way
220 US$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from South Korea 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):
75 US$
Free shipment via regular mail.
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
Baseball-
Basketball-
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Field Hockey-1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf10 km
Ice Hockey-1 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music5 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing4 km
Skiing290 km
Squash1 km
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing30 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities:
Music Festival (Jazz, Bluegrass) Festivals Hiking Sports Salsa lesson UC Berkeley tour Sightseeing Museum with free admission * Picnic
Adults - Paid activities:
Alcatraz tour Bike Golden Gate Bridge Sports games (Basketball, Baseball, American Football) Six Flags (amusement park) Dinners (famous pizza "Cheese Board Pizza", "Zachary's", Hamburger "Barney's", Food truck) Night clubs Bars Movies Ice skating Bowling
Junior - Free activities:
Sports (basketball, table tennis, tennis) UC Berkeley tour Sightseeing Hiking Museum with free admission Picnic
Junior - Paid activities:
Alcatraz tour Bike Golden Gate Bridge Sports games (Basketball, Baseball, American Football) Six Flags (amusement park) Dinners (famous pizza "Cheese Board Pizza", "Zachary's", Hamburger "Barney's", Food truck) Night clubs Bars Movies Ice skating Bowling
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you can go there, don't think twice!!!
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Brochures

LSI - Language Studies International Brochure (PDF)
LSI - Language Studies International Brochure (PDF)
LSI 2022 Pricelist
LSI 2022 Pricelist
Junior Social Activity Program
Junior Social Activity Program

    FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco

  • English courses at LSI - Language Studies International start at 190 US$ for Afternoon 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from San Francisco International Airport (115 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. 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 (10%) and Korea (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 22 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.
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