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LSI - Language Studies International, Zurich, Switzerland

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Kreuzstrasse 36 - 8008 Zurich - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Only school in Zurich offering host family accommodation.
  • Great location just a few minutes’ walk from both Lake Zurich and the picturesque historic centre.
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (4.7/5.0)

Location: The school is conveniently located close to Zurich's old town centre, about two minutes walking from Stadelhofen station, between Kreuzplatz and the lake, in the heart of Zurich Seefeld.
  • The language school LSI - Language Studies International was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1954.
  • Legal name / parent company: LSI Switzerland LTD
  • Tax registration ID: 2610100016262
  • Abbreviated name of school: LSI Zurich
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

German Courses

General Language
Private
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
125.00 CHF
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 104 CHF. 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):
15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 19 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.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 15 CHF per week.

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
Note: All courses offered by LSI - Language Studies International, Zurich can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Outdoor area
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  • Down by the lake in Zurich
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  • Teachers and staff exploring Zurich
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LSI - Language Studies International (LSI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSwiss Private School
German teacher qualifications
90% hold a university degree
90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Tram: * 2 * 4.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 2 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 5 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 - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

Additional comment about facilities of school

Renovated mid-19th-Century building across three floors 9 refurbished classrooms Modern internet cafe Student lounge

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:60
Throughout the year: 40
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Zurich Airport:
155 CHF one way
275 CHF return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Zurich.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
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)
165 CHF
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
Ballet10 km
Basketball5 km
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music5 km
Sailing5 km
Skiing100 km
Squash10 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Yoga5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Swimming in the lake BBQ Bike ride along the Limmat Film evening * Happy Lunch
Adults - Paid activities
Orange Open Air Cinema (CHF 35) Kunstmuseum (CHF 23) Chocolate Factory (CHF 25) Opera (CHF 40-95)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

Reviews

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

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    FAQ about LSI - Language Studies International, Zurich

  • German courses at LSI - Language Studies International start at 233 CHF for Afternoon 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Language Studies International
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General 20, General 20 Plus 10, General 20 Plus 5
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Zurich Airport (155 CHF)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Language Studies International varies from 1 students (9 Day Compact Course (82)) to 12 students (Intensive 30)
  • 90% of teachers at LSI - Language Studies International hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at LSI - Language Studies International comes from Switzerland with a 21% representation, followed by students from Italy (8%) and Spain (6%).
  • 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 25 for the rest of the year.
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