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LSI - Language Studies International, Vancouver, Canada

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Canada in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in CanadaAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Canada

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Vancouver
  • Top rated social activities

LSI - Language Studies International

The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1993. The school is located in a modern office building in the centre of downtown Vancouver.

The school address is: Suite 101-808 Nelson Street, V6Z 2H2 - Vancouver (Canada).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Languages Canada / CAPLSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCIC

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

9

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: 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 and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150
  • Junior courses in summer: 20
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 1
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 1

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
2
5
2
4
1
15
12
6
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International (YVR).It takes 25 minutes by car  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 22.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 11.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 21.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1480 1406 2220 2109 2960 2812 3700 3515 5440 5168 6800 6460 7080 6726 355 338
Price in US$ 283 566 849 1102 1653 2203 2754 4049 5061 5270 265
Options for afternoon lessons: General English, Exam Preparation (TOEFL iBT, TOEIC, IELTS) or Business English.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 03.Jul.2018, 07.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 310 295 620 589 930 884 1200 1140 1800 1710 2400 2280 3000 2850 4320 4104 5400 5130 6000 5700 280 266
Price in US$ 231 462 693 894 1340 1787 2233 3216 4019 4466 209
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 03.Jul.2018, 07.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1360 1292 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4960 4712 6200 5890 6600 6270 340 323
Price in US$ 261 521 782 1013 1519 2025 2531 3692 4615 4913 254
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017, 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 03.Jul.2018, 07.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 1700 1615 3400 3230 5100 4845 6800 6460 8500 8075 10200 9690 11900 11305 13600 12920 17000 16150 20400 19380 1700 1615
Price in US$ 1266 2531 3796 5061 6327 7592 8857 10122 12653 15183 1266
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 Additional Week
Price in C$ 6970 6622 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6970 6622
Price in US$ 5188 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5188
Course starts every Saturday, 82 lessons over 9 consecutive days. Also available with 92 lessons (Can$7820).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
16-17 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 2550 2423 5100 4845 7650 7268 10200 9690 12750 12113 15300 14535 17850 16958 20400 19380 25500 24225 30600 29070 2550 2423
Price in US$ 1898 3796 5694 7592 9490 11387 13285 15183 18979 22774 1898
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 3400 3230 6800 6460 10200 9690 13600 12920 17000 16150 20400 19380 23800 22610 27200 25840 34000 32300 40800 38760 3400 3230
Price in US$ 2531 5061 7592 10122 12653 15183 17714 20244 25305 30366 2531
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 C$ 320 312 640 624 960 936 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 245 489 734 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
2017: 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017.
2018: 03.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 36 0
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6000 5700 7500 7125 9000 8550 12000 11400
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4466 5582 6699 8931
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.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: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 36 0
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7080 6726 8850 8408 10620 10089 14160 13452
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5270 6587 7904 10539
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 1230 1169 2180 2071 3135 2979 4100 3895 5125 4869 6150 5843 7175 6817 8200 7790 10250 9738 12300 11685 1230 1169
Price in US$ 916 1623 2334 3052 3815 4578 5340 6103 7629 9155 916
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 Additional Week
Price in C$ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1480 1406 1850 1758 2220 2109 2960 2812 3700 3515 4260 4047 6800 6460 355 338
Price in US$ 283 566 849 1102 1377 1653 2203 2754 3171 5061 265
20 lessons of General English + 10 lessons on Business English.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1480 1406 1850 1758 2220 2109 2590 2461 2960 2812 3700 3515 4260 4047 355 338
Price in US$ 283 566 849 1102 1377 1653 1928 2203 2754 3171 265
20 lessons of grammar and language skills + 10 lessons of study skills and exam practice per week.
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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
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 C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3700 3515 4260 4047
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2754 3171
Exam fee not included. Books: $70
10-week course starts in January, 12-week course starts in March and September
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
10.Mar.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 28.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3700 3515 4260 4047
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2754 3171
Exam fee not included. Books $70
10-week course starts in January, 12-week course starts in March and September
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 07.Jun.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, Vancouver can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 130.00 C$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 210 420 630 840 210 175
Price in US$ 165 330 494 659 165 138
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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: 12
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 180 360 540 720 180 175
Price in US$ 142 283 424 565 142 138
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 225 450 675 900 225 175
Price in US$ 177 353 529 706 177 138
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2017 - 27.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
  • Residence, hotel and hostel rates available on request.
    Homestay supplements:
    Executive supplement (private bathroom): Can$60 per week.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Vancouver International Airport: for 100 C$ (one way); for 190 C$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball3 km
Dancing 
Diving5 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf3 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music 
Sailing3 km
Skiing20 km
Squash3 km
Swimming5 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga3 km

Reviews

City
4.8/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
Students liked about LSI - Language Studies International, Vancouver
The teachers are professional, the staff is friendly and the school offers a lot of activities.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: maybe there could be two groups from 18 to 30 anm from 30 onwards, because if you are 40 then the expectations are different from students at the age of 18.
The school is small and informal.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
It's like a family.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
The concern and involvement of all teachers and board members in each of the students, besides the great humane treatment.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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