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Language Studies International, London Hampstead (LSI)

Intensive English Program [London, England]

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: University of Wales, University of Manchester and the London School of Economics
  • Located in a fashionable and beautiful residential area of North London, only 20 minutes from Central London by subway

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  • 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. All LSI centers in United Kingdom are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centers.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 10
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, suway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Language Studies International, London Hampstead
      13 Lyndhurst Terrace
      London, England  NW3 5QA  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0)207 794 8111
      FAX: +44 (0)207 431 5681
      E-mail: tarnaut@lsi.edu
      Website: http://www.lsi.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • LSI London Hampstead Center has hosted thousands of students from around the world. The majority of students have come to the school from Europe, including Italy (15%), Germany (10%), France (5%) and Spain. Students also come from Asia; Japan (15%), Korea (15%), Taiwan (5%) and China. Others include students from countries in Latin America (10%) and Middle East (5%).
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • The instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. 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 school is located in a beautiful and quiet residential area of Hampstead district in North London, which is only 20 minutes from central London by subway. The school occupies a spacious Victorian building with a beautiful garden, a student lounge and a library with a wide variety of audio-visual study resources. The place is ideal for students who want to study in a relaxed and green area but be close to the excitement and attractions of central London.
      The area of Hampstead offers a variety of sporting facilities and its very large parks and natural environment provide opportunities for long "country" walks close by. Though now considered an important part of London, Hampstead has retained much of its village atmosphere and charm. The area is best known for its intellectual, artistic, musical and literary associations and for the large and hilly parkland known as Hampstead Heath which has one of the most famous views of the London skyline. The Heath is a major place for Londoners to go for walks and has three open-air swimming ponds. Local activities include open-air concerts on the weekends, book and poetry readings, and musical recitals.
      London is the most populous city within the European Union, with an official population of 7.5 million and has a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. Its diverse population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages. London is a major tourist destination with four world heritage sites, a number of royal parks, and numerous famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Other attractions include famous institutions such as the National Gallery, along with many shopping, nightlife and entertainment destinations in the West End. London's main geographical feature is the River Thames which runs through the city from the south-west to the east.
  • 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, 30, 36, 48 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 24 - 48 Week Course from Starting Dates
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      24 WEEKS UK£ 215-260
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 450-500
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24-48 WEEKS UK£ 130-205 Per Week UK£ 310-398 Per Week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 90(Heathrow, London City)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Currently preparing for next term.
    • 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 British 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 British 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: University of Wales, University of Manchester and the London School of Economics.

      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 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
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 365 per week
      4-11 WEEKS UK£ 335 per week
      12-15 WEEKS UK£ 315 per week
      16-23 WEEKS UK£ 295 per week
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 265 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 450-500
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-52 WEEKS UK£ 130-205 Per Week N/A UK£ 310-398 Per Week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 90(Heathrow, London City)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Currently preparing for next term.
    • 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: University of Wales, University of Manchester and the London School of Economics.

      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 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
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 275 per week
      4-11 WEEKS UK£ 265 per week
      12-15 WEEKS UK£ 255 per week
      16-23 WEEKS UK£ 235 per week
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 215 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 450-500
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-52 WEEKS UK£ 130-205 Per Week N/A UK£ 285-420 Per Week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 90(Heathrow, London City)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Currently preparing for next term.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom London
    • Location
      Language Studies International, London Hampstead
      13 Lyndhurst Terrace London, England  NW3 5QA  UNITED KINGDOM
    • Getting To Your School
    • From London Heathrow International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs GBP 70 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 60 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.
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