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Language Studies International, Berkeley (LSI)

Intensive English Program [Berkeley, California]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • LSI centers equipped with state-of-the-art computer rooms to be used during regular language lessons or for self-study
  • University placement service available to LSI students. Students have been placed in: San Francisco State University, Art Institute of California and Golden Gate University
  • Live in lovely Berkeley, a colorful, friendly and eclectic city situated a 30-minute subway ride from “America’s Favorite City,” San Francisco
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1965, Language Studies International (LSI) has one aim: to ensure their students receive the best language learning experience. Consisting of 17 private language schools, LSI centers are located in 9 countries and have helped thousands of students from around the world significantly improve their English skills in the shortest time possible. LSI centers are located among the best-known cities in the world in order to offer students exposure to different cross-cultural ideas in vibrant urban environments and deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding. For students wanting to study at a college or university, LSI offers academic counseling to help students during the application process. Academic counselors advise students which undergraduate courses to choose from, as well as arrange visits to universities and assist in completing university applications. Learning from native speaking instructors trained to the highest standards, students study from well-developed curriculums designed to develop their fluency and hone their skills in the areas of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Additional classes focus on: film and theater, media studies, current events, politics and local culture. LSI is a proud member of AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs, and also a member of CAPLS, Canadian Association of Private Language Schools, promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : AAIEP
      Enrollment : 150
      Average Class Size : 10
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Language Studies International, Berkeley
      2015 Center Street
      Berkeley, California  94704  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 510-841-4695
      FAX: +1 510-841-3015
      E-mail: ber@lsi.edu
      Website: http://www.lsi.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • LSI, Berkeley has hosted hundreds of international students from around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come from Asia, including Korea (20%), Japan (15%) and Taiwan (5%). Students also come from countries in Latin America (20%), Africa (5%), Europe (20%), the Middle East (15%) and others.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • LSI instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of LSI instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • LSI, Berkeley provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a homestay experience. Homestays are ideal for those students who want to experience American culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. UC Berkeley on-campus dormitories are also available during the summer only. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The LSI Berkeley Center is situated in the friendly, student-oriented city of Berkeley, California. The center is located a few city blocks away from the world-famous University of California, Berkeley campus. Home to 104,000 residents and located on the east end of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a vibrant, spirited city renowned for its colorful mixture of people and lifestyles. Within the city’s 18 square miles, visitors can enjoy listening to a jazz quartet, play a round of golf, take a yoga class or take an architectural walking tour. A 30-minute trip on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system brings visitors to the glorious “City by the Bay.” Home to more than 770,000 residents, San Francisco, named “America’s Favorite City,” is known for its friendliness and intense spirit of individualism. Celebrated for its beauty, mild climate and sophistication, San Francisco's hilly streets provide gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay and its famous bridges, including the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge. Home to a variety of cultures and ethnicities, San Francisco encourages both visitors and residents alike to explore diverse neighborhoods such as bustling Chinatown, the Italian quarter of North Beach and vibrant Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the hippie movement during the 1960s. The city’s entertainment and cultural attractions appeals to all tastes, from visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, watching the San Francisco Ballet and enjoying the San Francisco Symphony to cheering on San Francisco's professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball teams. For outstanding camping, hiking and climbing excursions, Yosemite National Park is a 3.5 hour drive from San Francisco. A short trip by BART allows visitors to explore the wider Bay Area and its dynamic cultural, entertainment and social destinations in nearby Oakland, San José and the Silicon Valley.
  • Courses
    • Academic Year Abroad (AYA)

    • About This Course
    • The Academic Year Abroad (AYA) is offered throughout the year with starting dates every month. Students enrolled in the Intensive program receive 30 lessons per week. The Academic Year Abroad (AYA) is an excellent opportunity for students to take a long-term course learning English, immerse themselves in a new culture and make friends from all over the world.

      The program is offered to students with various English language levels. Upon their arrival at LSI, students are given a written test and an interview to ensure their proper placement in class. Individual course plans are designed for each student based on needs, language level and the duration of the course. Students may choose to split their program evenly between multiple LSI centers in the same country.

      Academic Year Abroad (AYA) is designed for students to improve English fluency in a variety of everyday situations. Every student receives regular academic counseling and assistance with study skills and university placement when necessary. Students may also choose to study Examination courses or, for those considering a career in business, they may choose to study the English for Business Course as part of the AYA curriculum. To complement their course and textbook work, students also participate in language-learning exercises such as role-playing, using authentic recorded material, and reading newspapers and magazines. In addition to Intensive English language training, students are encouraged to spend time outside of the classroom making friends, sightseeing, visiting colleges and universities or participating in one of LSI’s many activity programs.

      As an added service, LSI offers academic counseling to those students planning to enroll in a college or university following their AYA studies at LSI. Academic advisors offer students important advice as to which undergraduate courses to choose and the TOEFL score requirements, as well as arrange visits to universities and assist in completing university applications. Over the years, LSI students have been placed in many prestigious universities throughout the world. Work Experience may also be arranged for AYA students under certain conditions.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective long-term English language learning.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 24-48 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Form Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 24 - 48 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 155
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      24+ WEEKS US$ 315-370 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 90
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24-48 WEEKS US$ 240-345 per week US$ 265-310 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 110 (San Francisco International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Intensive 30 Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive 30 Program is offered throughout the year in 1-52 week sessions. Students enrolled in the program receive 30 lessons per week. The Intensive 30 Program is ideal for those students who wish to study intensively and develop well-rounded insight in to the English language and the American culture.

      The program is offered at 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Upon their arrival at LSI, students are given a written test and an interview to ensure their proper placement in an ability level. At the end of their session, students are awarded a certificate of completion as proof of their language competence.

      The program’s curriculum concentrates on all the skill areas students require to achieve greater fluency in a short period of time. Students attend a total of six lessons every day, Monday through Friday. The morning classes focus on improving students’ grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as concentrating to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Afternoon classes draw upon the skills learned during the morning classes through fluency practice and a comprehensive review of the American culture and customs. Topics of these afternoon classes may include: film and theater, media studies, current events, politics, local culture and research using the Internet.

      As an added service, LSI offers academic counseling to those students planning to enroll in a college or university following their studies at LSI. Academic advisors offer students advice as to which undergraduate courses to choose and the TOEFL score requirements, as well as arrange visits to universities and assist in completing university applications. LSI students have been placed in such esteemed universities as: San Francisco State University, Art Institute of California, Golden Gate University and Notre Dame de Nemour University.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 14 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 1-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Form Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment(summer only)
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 155
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-3 WEEKS US$ 490 per week
      4-11 WEEKS US$ 445 per week
      12-15 WEEKS US$ 435 per week
      16-23 WEEKS US$ 425 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 370 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 90
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-52 WEEKS US$ 275-345 per week US$ 265-310 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 110 (San Francisco International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
      *On-Campus Dormitory housing option is only available for summer session by request.
    • General 20 Program

    • About This Course
    • The General 20 Program is offered throughout the year in 1-52 week sessions. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 lessons of classroom instruction per week. A popular program at LSI, the Standard 20 Program is ideal for those students who have more free-time and want to combine their language studies with other activities.

      The program is offered at 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Upon their arrival at LSI, students are given a written test and an interview to ensure their proper placement in an ability level. At the end of their session, students are awarded a certificate of completion as proof of their language competence.

      The program’s curriculum is designed for students to rapidly improve their communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. Students attend a total of four lessons every day in the morning, Monday through Friday. Two classes focus on improving students’ grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation while the additional two classes concentrate on developing students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. To complement their course and textbook work, students also participate in language-learning exercises such as role-plays, using authentic recorded material, and reading newspapers and magazines. Many students opt to spend their afternoons sightseeing, visiting colleges and universities or participating in one of LSI’s many activity programs.

      As an added service, LSI offers academic counseling to those students planning to enroll in a college or university following their studies at LSI. Academic advisors offer students advice as to which undergraduate courses to choose and the TOEFL score requirements, as well as arrange visits to universities and assist in completing university applications. LSI students have been placed in such esteemed universities as: San Francisco State University, Art Institute of California, Golden Gate University and Notre Dame de Nemour University.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 14 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 1-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Form Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 155
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-3 WEEKS US$ 380 per week
      4-11 WEEKS US$ 360 per week
      12-15 WEEKS US$ 350 per week
      16-23 WEEKS US$ 340 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 315 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 90
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS US$ 240-345 per week US$ 265-310 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 110 (San Francisco International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Berkeley, California
    • Location
      Language Studies International, Berkeley
      2015 Center Street Berkeley, California  94704  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Francisco International Airport:
      LSI arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$95 and brings students directly to the LSI center in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 5.0
      Accommodation: 3.0

      4.4

    • There are 1 reviews for this school
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      學生
      [ 台中, 台灣, Age 19, Male ]
      12 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
      出國遊學當然是要自己一個人,跟團只是走馬看花。我在LSI裡認識很多外國人,能跟不同國家的人交流真是難得的經驗!
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