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English school in San Francisco: LSI - Language Studies International

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)

  • 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.
  • Address: 2015 Center Street, 94704 - San Francisco, USA (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Language Studies International (LSI)
  • Tax registration ID: 133158005
  • Abbreviated name of school: LSI San Francisco
  • Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 04 January 2021

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by LSI - Language Studies International

Our first priority at LSI is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. In School, we''ll follow these procedures:
- Social distancing policies clearly explained to students & staff in detailed induction.
- Notices of all current procedures clearly displayed in school common areas and are available upon request.
- Students and staff to remain at home if they are sick, have any COVID-19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. Students & staff to not come into the school or have contact with other students & staff for 14 days if they have symptoms or have been in contact with anyone tested positive.
- Students required to stay out of the school building will have access to the same number of teacher contact hours online in our virtual classrooms – this includes any required quarantine period upon arrival.
- Appropriate social distancing in the school subject to local guidelines –maximum numbers set per room, per floor and on site concurrently, as well as staggered class times, break times and opening times.
- Physical distancing – Each student to keep a distance from one another in each classroom of between 1M+ & 2M+ (based on current local government advice). This distance to be maintained in all other school spaces.
- Recommended distances to maintain delineated in common spaces with floor markings.
- All rooms to be well ventilated.
- All students & staff to have their temperature taken if feeling unwell or displaying other symptoms. All LSI schools have the capacity to take everyone’s temperature upon arrival into the school building if advised by local government.
- Subject to local guidelines, students & staff encouraged to wear face masks or visas and a supply is available in the school upon request.
- Hand sanitiser available at the entry to classrooms, and students and staff should ensure they are regularly washing and drying their hands.
- Common surfaces cleaned 2x daily.

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET NAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBPPE, CATESOL, PIER, ENGLISH USA

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

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

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.

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

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 6 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
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2
3
1
1
1
4
10
10
5
3
5
3
1
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco International (SFO).

San Francisco International Airport:
110 US$ pick up
210 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

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

General Language
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No class on Friday afternoon.
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
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Academic English consists of General English with a focus on key academic skills and exam preparation. The programme includes regular, focused grammar and vocabulary reviews, which allows students to target their individual language needs while developing their academic reading and writing skills. Recommended start dates: First Monday of January, April and September.
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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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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Combine the General course with 5 additional private classes for a faster way to reach your learning goals!
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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
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Take the Intensive 25 course and add 10 private lessons to revise what you learned in the group sessions or to improve those areas of your choice.
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Mini group courses include general grammar and skills. The focus on negotiations, presentations and meetings is relevant in business and non-business situations. It is an interesting alternative course for more mature learners.
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Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Mini group courses include general grammar and skills. The focus on negotiations, presentations and meetings is relevant in business and non-business situations. It is an interesting alternative course for more mature learners.
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Every Monday.
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This program is addressed to mature students. It includes English classes in the mornings and 3 social activities per week specially thought to meet the students interests, such as museums and art galleries, brewery and winery visits, theatre visits and more.
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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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This course is suitable for students who wish to improve their fluency, vocabulary and pronunciation. There is an emphasis on language for everyday situations and classes may involve discussing topics such as film and theatre, current events, politics, local culture and the internet.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 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:
Afternoon: 13:50  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
English tuition in the mornings plus fun activities and excursions in the afternoons.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 11 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 25 Jan. 2021, 01 Feb. 2021, 08 Feb. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021.
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
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 US$
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
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This option includes tuition, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 11 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 25 Jan. 2021, 01 Feb. 2021, 08 Feb. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021.
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
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
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This option only includes English lessons.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 11 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 25 Jan. 2021, 01 Feb. 2021, 08 Feb. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season supplement in: 20 %
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
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This course will be tailored specifically to your needs. The course starts every Saturday, 82 lessons over 9 consecutive days.
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Every Sunday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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This course will be tailored specifically to your needs. The course starts every Saturday, 92 lessons over 9 consecutive days.
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Every Sunday.
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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The quickest way to learn a language is with private lessons. The course is tailored to your needs so you can learn at your own pace.
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
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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Every Monday.
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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This programme prepares students for the academic challenges they will face at top colleges and universities both with the general language and the academic skills needed to thrive in them.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Business
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This is a special modular course especially designed to improve your business communication skills. In the mornings you will take the regular general course and in the afternoons you will study business modules, covering topics such as Banking and Stock Markets, Marketing and Advertising, Recruitment, Sales and Negotiating. You may choose the particular modules that are of interest to you, or follow the complete course to attain an advanced knowledge of business English.
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1780 1691 2670 2537 3560 3382 4450 4228 5220 4959 6800 6460 8500 8075 9775 9287
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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Starting dates
2020: 23 Mar. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
2021: 29 Mar. 2021, 20 Sep. 2021.
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
09 Jun. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
365 US$
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Starting dates
2020: 23 Mar. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
2021: 29 Mar. 2021, 20 Sep. 2021.
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
10 Jun. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
365 US$
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With this course, you will work with a qualified and experienced instructor who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring you achieve a higher score in a shorter time.
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Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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With this course, you will work with a qualified and experienced instructor who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring you achieve a higher score in a shorter time.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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This course is addressed to speakers of other languages and provides participants with the basic tools required to teach English as a second language. It consists of the regular General 20 course plus 10 private lessons which will be devoted to cover some the following topics: Language analysis; Lesson planning; teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking; classroom activities; using resources and materials; looking at learners’ needs; dealing with learners’ mistakes.
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in US$ 800 760 1600 1520 2400 2280 3200 3040 4000 3800 4800 4560 5600 5320 6400 6080 7200 6840 8000 7600 9600 9120
This course is addressed to speakers of other languages and provides participants with the basic tools required to teach English as a second language. It consists of the regular General 20 course plus 5 private lessons which will be devoted to cover some the following topics: Language analysis; Lesson planning; teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking; classroom activities; using resources and materials; looking at learners’ needs; dealing with learners’ mistakes.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 155.00 US$
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.
Comments about courses:LSI Berkeley does not accept beginner students.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 310 620 930 1240 1550 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 250 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes morning coffee/tea and use of sports facility (3 swimming pools, spa, cardio/exercise equipment, and over 100 gym classes per week to choose from).
Price extra night:
70 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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 345 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Special diet supplement: USD 45 per week.
Price extra night:
85 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 365 730 1095 1460 1825 2190 2555 2920 3650 4380 365 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Executive homestay is of higher standard than other homestays, and usually has an en-suite or sole use bathroom as well as extra facilities, such as a television in the bedroom.
Special dietary supplement: USD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
95 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Special diet supplement: USD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
70 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Special dietary supplement: USD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Special dietary supplement: USD 45 per week.
Price extra night:
75 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 21 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 285 570 855 1140 1425 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265 250 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes morning coffee/tea and use of sports facility (3 swimming pools, spa, cardio/exercise equipment, and over 100 gym classes per week to choose from).
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Homestay:
- Christmas supplement: USD 60 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf10 km
Ice Hockey1 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music5 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing4 km
Skiing290 km
Squash1 km
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing30 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Social activities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 1.0/5.0

1.0
Other
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What students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco
The city! wonderful city and great atmosphere with school, students and people from outside!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you can go there, don't think twice!!!
Other comments: Great teacher who really help you to progress and many activities organized by school!
Very nice teacher, very good host family, wonderful location in San Francisco.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I was very pleased with this school.
The variety of free-time activities and the enthusiasm of our teachers!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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, lessons and proposed activities.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0
Additional information
Other comments: Offering sport activities (basketball, baseball ...).
Teachers and ambiance
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Group activities, the whole expierence

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    FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco

  • English courses at LSI - Language Studies International start at 186 US$ for Afternoon 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Downtown Berkeley YMCA is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from San Francisco International Airport (110 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (9 Day Compact Course (82)) 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 12 years (Junior Program + Homestay, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.
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