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LSI - Language Studies InternationalToronto, Canada

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3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Overall school rating of LSI - Language Studies International, Toronto
Ranked #9 of 36 English schools in Toronto
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Organisation
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Other
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(2)
Students 18-30 years
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

(4)
Students 31-49 years
3.6 

Rating: 3.6/5.0

(5)
Students 50+ years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(3)
What we like about the school
  • Located in a unique modern building across the street from restaurants and parks.
  • Student fridge, microwave and coffee machine available for use.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
What we dislike about the school
  • Additional private lessons quite expensive
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: LSI is to the north of Toronto, close to the Casa Loma, Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto. It rests just on the outskirts of the Summerhill neighbourhood. The school is situated on a central road within the neighbourhood, where the shops, cafes and restaurants are localised.

Public transportation: The closest subway station to LSI is Rosedale. Line 1 runs through this station and reaches the centre of Toronto in 15 minutes. The school is a quarter an hour walk from the Bay Metro, which is a station on Line 2. There are bus routes all around the school that reach the areas outside the scope of the metro.

Main features in Toronto: The Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma are walkable from the school. The rest of the features of Toronto are reachable by the public transportation system throughout the city.

Course structure: Exam preparation courses are available at LSI in Toronto for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge Exams. There are a range of options for students wanting to take general English courses. They can choose from a group morning class, afternoon lesson, private course and a combination of both group and individual lessons.

40+ Programme: There are courses designed specifically for students over the age of 40. The classes will take place with a mixed group with other ages. There will be a number of activities after class and this will be solely designed for this programme.

School facilities: The school has a lunch room, student lounge and student computers to socialise with other students or self study after the lessons. There is a coffee machine, microwave and fridge for students to use during their breaks.

Chain school: As a group, Language Studies International (LSI) has schools located in 7 countries throughout the world. These countries include France, the USA, England, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.

For over 55 years, LSI has been supplying tuition to adults, juniors and teachers. Their schools are accredited internationally by such accreditors as EAQUALS, Accet, the British Council, English New Zealand, Languages Canada, and more.
  • The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1995.
  • Legal name / parent company: Language Studies International (Canada) Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 898565478RC0001
  • Abbreviated name of school: LSI Toronto

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation

Information for all courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International

Comments about courses

For Beginner level a minimum booking of 12 weeks is required.

Custodianship service available (if requested by Canadian Embassy): CAD 70

Optional Health Insurance: CAD 35 per week.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
175.00 C$
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 105 C$. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 19 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 20 May 2024, 01 Jul 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 02 Sep 2024, 30 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • 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
Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, Toronto can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Languages CanadaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMCU
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:50
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 - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoTravellers Check - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • 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

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 18
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Multimedia equipment for both classroom and individual use

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 250
Throughout the year: 160
Minimum age of students
16 years
6 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 2
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Toronto Pearson International Airport:
130 C$ one way
Best arrival airport is Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ).
More information about airports around Toronto and how to get from the airport to Toronto on your own here on our Toronto page.

Visa Documents

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
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)
115 C$
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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
Dancing1.5 km
Golf10.5 km
Horse riding8 km
Ice Hockey5 km
Music2 km
Sailing7 km
Skiing105 km
Squash4 km
Swimming3 km
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball10 km
Windsurfing8.5 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Movie nights
Walking tours
Picnics
Galleries
* Museums

Adults - Paid activities

Niagara Falls (CAD 49)
Art galleries
Museums (CAD 20)
Sports events (CAD 10)
CN Tower (CAD 25)
Toronto Island (CAD 15)

Junior - Free activities

Movie nights
Walking tours
Picnics
Sports days

Accommodation

Ratings of LSI - Language Studies International compared to ratings of all schools in Canada

 LSI - Language Studies International TorontoAverage of all other schools in Canada
Overall school rating3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Shared flat2.5

Rating: 2.5/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about LSI - Language Studies International, Toronto

Liked
The atmosphere, the dynamism. The courses are well organized to allow progress.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments No other french student, besides me. Surprising but it was an advantage considering the objective.
Course: Club 50+ - 2 weeks
28. May. 2013
Liked
I liked Toronto a lot and I made friends at the school
Disliked
The school was far from my house
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Junior Program - Homestay [English] - 1 week
28. Aug. 2023
Liked
Good teachers and good attention to the students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss inform about the hired programs. If there will be only one student or modifications of the program, inform the student about these circumstances.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments Lack of information from the program hired.
Course: Club 40+ - 3 weeks
13. Oct. 2015
Liked
The teacher, and the timetable.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Global Village Backpackers Hostel
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
27. Oct. 2008
Liked
The method used for teaching.
Disliked
Not really
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Self-discipline
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good
Other comments Warm welcome
Course: Intensive 25 [Anglais] - 14 weeks
17. Dec. 2022
Liked
Very, very polite
Insider tips about what future students should not miss to visit the CN Tower
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Liked
The teachers
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
2. Sep. 2008

Map  

1055 Yonge Street, Suite 210 - M4W 2L2 Toronto
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FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, Toronto

  • IELTS scores are on a 9 point scale and have equivalencies to other exam courses such as CPE, CAE, FCE. With IELTS there is the benefit that the student can take the test whenever she/he wants to and can stay in the IELTS class as long as she/he wants to. There are no fixed starting dates for IELTS and there are more test dates available to students.
    Kevin Kevin, from LSI, Language Studies International, Vancouver - Mar 28, 2023
  • The school does not provide parking for students, but there is a public one nearby (student will need to pay for it).
    Roberta Silva, Admissions Canada from - Jul 27, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Toronto Pearson International Airport (130 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (9 Day Compact Course (82)) to 18 students (Junior Program - Homestay)
  • 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 20% representation, followed by students from Italy (9%) and Japan (6%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • LSI - Language Studies International offers courses from 6 years (Junior Program - Tuition only, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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