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Language Studies International, Vancouver (LSI)

Intensive English Program [Vancouver, British Columbia]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Participate in LSI-organized activities. Go skiing/snowboarding at Whistler, watch a Canucks hockey game or explore the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • University placement service available to place students in: San Francisco State University, Kwantlen University College and The Art Institute of Vancouver
  • Enjoy living in Vancouver, a relaxed city known for its stunning natural beauty, mild climate and close proximity to the majestic Rocky Mountains
  • 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.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : CAPLS
      Enrollment : 150
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Language Studies International, Vancouver
      #101-808 Nelson Street
      Vancouver, British Columbia  V6Z 2H2  CANADA
      TEL: +1 604-683-7654
      FAX: +1 604-683-7554
      E-mail: van@lsi.edu
      Website: http://www.lsi.edu
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • LSI, Vancouver provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a homestay experience. Homestays are ideal for those students who want to experience Canadian culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. University of British Columbia 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 Vancouver Center is situated on the first floor of a modern office tower and is centrally located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia’s downtown district. Home to 580,000 residents, Vancouver is famously regarded as Canada’s most beloved city with its close proximity to the spectacular sea-to-sky mountains, clear ocean views and a desirable climate, one of the mildest in Canada. Renowned for preserving its natural beauty within the city, Vancouver is home to one of North America’s largest urban parks, Stanley Park, frequented by cyclists, runners and roller-bladers and home to Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock trees hundreds of years old. Voted the “Best City in the Americas” in 2004 by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city with people from nations around the world filling the streets and speaking languages ranging from English and Chinese to Italian and Punjabi. As the Host City of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver demonstrates itself to be large enough to offer world-class events yet still retain its charm, safety and warm hospitality. Sports enthusiasts have no problem in finding a team to cheer for in Vancouver, a city home to dedicated fans that are serious about their sports teams, including the British Columbia Lions (Canadian Football League), the much-beloved Vancouver Canucks (NHL hockey), the Vancouver Canadians (baseball) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (soccer). Nestled along the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is a two-hour drive from the world-famous ski and snowboarding resort of Whistler/Blackcomb while the picturesque destinations of Vancouver Island, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria (British Columbia’s capital city) and Seattle in the United States are all nearby and offer fantastic weekend getaways.
  • Study Options
    • Academic Year Abroad (AYA)

    • Overview
    • 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.

    • 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: Off-Campus Residence
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 24 - 48 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 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
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      CAN$ 155 (US$ 120)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      24 WEEKS CAN$ 7,440
      30 WEEKS CAN$ 9,300
      36 WEEKS CAN$ 11,160
      48 WEEKS CAN$ 14,880
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      CAN$ 185
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24-48 WEEKS CAN$ 195-245 Per Week N/A CAN$ 323 Per Week
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN$ 100
    • 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

    • Overview
    • The Intensive 30 Program is offered throughout the year in 4-, 8- and 12-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 Canadian 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 Canadian 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: Canadian Tourism College and The Art Institute of Vancouver.

      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.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-52 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 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
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      CAN$ 155 (US$ 120)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      2-3 WEEKS CAN$ 415 per week
      4-11 WEEKS CAN$ 405 per week
      12-15 WEEKS CAN$ 390 per week
      16-23 WEEKS CAN$ 375 per week
      24+ WEEKS CAN$ 325 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      CAN$ 185
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS CAN$ 195-245 Per Week CAN$ 323 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN$ 100
    • 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 07/24/-08/20, 2015
    • General 20 Program

    • Overview
    • The General 20 Program is offered throughout the year in 4-, 8- and 12-week sessions. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 lessons 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: Canadian Tourism College and The Art Institute of Vancouver.

      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.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-52 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 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
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      CAN$ 155 (US$ 120)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      2-3 WEEKS CAN$ 360 per week
      4-11 WEEKS CAN$ 330 per week
      12-15 WEEKS CAN$ 310 per week
      16-23 WEEKS CAN$ 300 per week
      24+ WEEKS CAN$ 280 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      CAN$ 185
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS CAN$ 195-245 Per Week CAN$ 323 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN$ 100
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Location
      Language Studies International, Vancouver
      #101-808 Nelson Street Vancouver, British Columbia  V6Z 2H2  CANADA
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