Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many institutions have suspended on-campus instruction and are holding classes online until further notice. Due to increased travel restrictions, reduced visa services and public health quarantines, study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends contacting your program of interest and local embassy or consulate to obtain the latest updates.
Close
ApplyESL.com
"Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL School Search and Application Site
Login

Language Studies International, London Central (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
  • Enjoy the experience of studying in London –the nation’s largest city and the center of business, world-class entertainment and cultural diversity
  • 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.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, suway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Language Studies International, London Central
      19-21 Ridgmount Street
      London, England  WC1E 7AH  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0)207 467 6500
      FAX: +44 (0)20 7467 6501
      E-mail: kchaplin@lsi.edu
      Website: http://www.lsi.edu
  • More Details
    • 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 the heart of the “West End” district at the very center of the city, close to the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street where surrounded by many shops, bars and restaurants, and even a minutes’ walk from London’s famous tourist attraction, British Museum. The school is also near the Soho, the fashionable entertainment district for shops, restaurants , cafes and bars. London, a cosmopolitan city of culture, commerce, history, art, and excitement, is the choice for the independent student wanting to study at the very center of the English Language.
      London, a cosmopolitan city of culture, commerce, history, art, and excitement, is the choice for the independent student wanting to study at the very center of the English Language. 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.
  • 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: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • 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
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      24 WEEKS UK£ 5,760
      30 WEEKS UK£ 7,200
      36 WEEKS UK£ 8,640
      48 WEEKS UK£ 11,520
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24-48 WEEKS UK£ 125-265 Per Week 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.
    • Intensive 30 Program

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 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
      • 2022/02/28
      • 2022/03/07
      • 2022/03/14
      • 2022/03/21
      • 2022/03/28
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 355 per week
      4-11 WEEKS UK£ 325 per week
      12-15 WEEKS UK£ 305 per week
      16-23 WEEKS UK£ 285 per week
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 255 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-52 WEEKS UK£ 125-265 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.
    • General 20 Program

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 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
      • 2022/02/28
      • 2022/03/07
      • 2022/03/14
      • 2022/03/21
      • 2022/03/28
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 105)
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 270 per week
      4-11 WEEKS UK£ 260 per week
      12-15 WEEKS UK£ 250 per week
      16-23 WEEKS UK£ 230 per week
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 210 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-52 WEEKS UK£ 125-265 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.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom London
    • Location
      Language Studies International, London Central
      19-21 Ridgmount Street London, England  WC1E 7AH  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.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 5.0
      Accommodation: 2.0

      4.4

    • There are 1 reviews for this school
    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      Zekky
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Age 40, Male ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      先生方が素晴らしい
      非常に良い学校で充実しました。
      2週間という短い期間でしたが良い刺激になりました。
      先生のバリーやキャサリンには、連日課外での活動もサポートしてくださり大変勉強になりました。
      唯一、紹介されたホームステイのホストファミリーとは合いませんでしたが、それも「ホストファミリーと交渉する」事で交渉の練習になったと思います。
      総合的におすすめしたい学校です。
  • Video

Students Who Viewed This School Also Viewed

About ApplyESL.com

ApplyESL.com is a free "Do-It-Yourself" Study Abroad school search and application service with over 200 schools and 500 English courses which has been used by students from over 100 countries. Here you can find the program best for you and learn about schools with video introductions, application rankings and detailed student reviews. By creating an ApplyESL.com account, you can go a step further and access more important study abroad information including school discount offers.