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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

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

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 (see on map)

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

  • Video game console

  • 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

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 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: 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
3
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 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 27.May.2019, 04.Jul.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 28.Nov.2019, 29.Nov.2019, 21.Dec.2019 - 29.Dec.2019.

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 6 8 10 12 16 20 24
Price in US$ 480 456 960 912 1440 1368 1740 1653 2610 2480 3480 3306 4350 4133 5100 4845 6640 6308 8300 7885 8640 8208
No class on Friday afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 20.May.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 07.Oct.2019
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 24
Price in US$ 370 352 740 703 1110 1055 1400 1330 2100 1995 2800 2660 3500 3325 4080 3876 5280 5016 6600 6270 7320 6954
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 20.May.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 07.Oct.2019
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 9 10 12
Price in US$ 1660 1577 3320 3154 4980 4731 6640 6308 8300 7885 9960 9462 11620 11039 13280 12616 14940 14193 16600 15770 19920 18924
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 9 10 12
Price in US$ 2490 2366 4980 4731 7470 7097 9960 9462 12450 11828 14940 14193 17430 16559 19920 18924 22410 21290 24900 23655 29880 28386
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 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 3320 3154 6640 6308 9960 9462 13280 12616 16600 15770 19920 18924 23240 22078 26560 25232 29880 28386 33200 31540 39840 37848
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$ 1145 1117 2290 2233 3435 3350 4580 4466 5725 5582 6870 6699 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
English tuition in the mornings + fun activities and excursions in the afternoons.
Additional fee:
Insurance is USD 25 per week.
Starting dates
2019: 06.Jan.2019, 13.Jan.2019, 20.Jan.2019, 27.Jan.2019, 03.Feb.2019, 10.Feb.2019, 23.Jun.2019, 07.Jul.2019, 14.Jul.2019, 21.Jul.2019, 28.Jul.2019.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 US$
High season dates 24.Jun.2019 - 03.Aug.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 375 357 750 713 1125 1069 1500 1425 1875 1782 2250 2138 -- -- -- -- --
This option only includes English lessons.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 14.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 28.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 24.Jun.2019 - 03.Aug.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 775 737 1550 1473 2325 2209 3100 2945 3875 3682 4650 4418 -- -- -- -- --
This option includes tuition, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 14.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 28.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 11.Feb.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019.
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 24.Jun.2019 - 03.Aug.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 670 637 1340 1273 2010 1910 2680 2546 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard 20 in mixed ages group plus 3 afternoon activities per week.
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 12 16 20
Price in US$ 480 456 960 912 1440 1368 1740 1653 2175 2067 2610 2480 3480 3306 4350 4133 5100 4845 6640 6308 8300 7885
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
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5100 4845
Starting dates
2019: 25.Mar.2019, 16.Sep.2019.
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
11.Jun.2019, 03.Dec.2019
Exam fee
350 US$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5100 4845
Starting dates
2019: 25.Mar.2019, 16.Sep.2019.
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
12.Jun.2019, 04.Dec.2019
Exam fee
350 US$
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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 83 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:For BEGINNER levels, a minimum booking of 12 weeks is required.

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$ 305 610 915 1220 1525 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 250 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:
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
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2019 - 03.Aug.2019
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 335 670 1005 1340 1675 2010 2345 2680 3350 3780 315 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special diet supplement: USD 40 per week.
Price extra night:
60 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, 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 16.Jun.2019 - 25.Aug.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3000 250 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special diet supplement: USD 20 per week.
Price extra night:
50 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, 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 16.Jun.2019 - 25.Aug.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
Homestays:
Christmas supplement: USD 55 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball 
Basketball 
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
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing1 km
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

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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