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Language Studies International (LSI): Cambridge

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Course description

Course Overview includes:

• 10 lessons per week (2 lessons per day)
• Duration: 10 x 50 minutes (8.34 hours per week)
• 15 students max. per class
• Elementary to Advanced levels
• Course length: 1–11 weeks
• Conversational English/Business English/Exam Preparation
• Age 16+

There are a range of options to suit students who prefer to take classes during the afternoons. All LSI schools offer fluency practice. These classes consolidate what you learn in the morning, improving your fluency and pronunciation through discussion on a wide range of topics. There is an emphasis on language for everyday situations. Topics may include: film and theatre, media studies, current events, politics, local culture, research using the Internet. Other options vary, depending on the student’s level, the language, and the LSI language center location.

Course topics

The classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, while in the other 2 lessons, they will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials.

Class schedule

Course duration
1-11 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
10 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 04 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug 2020, 25 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021

LSI Cambridge does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Afternoon session
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Cambridge.

Class size

Average 10 students
Maximum 15 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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based on 14 reviews
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"Really good experience in English language practice."

Evelina Berdovska, student from Lithuania

In beginning I would like to say thank you for that cozy reception.
I really liked lessons with great teachers and students. Every lesson was so different and interesting, but in my point of view students could have more exercises in writing and reading.Also I think that teachers could give more homework for students to practice English.
School location is comfortable, it's near to shops and cafes where
students can eat and relax after lessons.My home, in Blinco Grove street, where I was leaving for 3 weeks was wonderful. It was so clean, cozy.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
1 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Something challenging but something you must do"

Stoyan Vercruysse , student from Belgium

There are a lot of activities available after our lessons.
It can help improve our english or make new friend.
The teachers are very friendly and they will do their best to help us
If there is any problem. The classes are small so we feel more
Integrated with the other students.
The school is located near the city center so there is no problem to
find something to eat during the lunchbrake.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
1 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was worthy"

Patricia Tey Rueda, student from Afghanistan

The classes were well prepared, interesting and funny. Good experienced teachers. The school has a very good location. Quite but still close to the city center.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Wonderful"

Maria Luiza Nogueira Piedade, student from Brazil

It was my first exchange experience outside Brazil. I liked the school so much, that I already made plans to return. Everyone at LSI is very friendly and attentive. I really appreciate the teaching method, which required conversation all the time. The limit of students in the classes was great. I can say that it was an unique experience to me.

The facilities were sufficient for a small school and I´ve appreciate this cozy environment.

I am very pleased with the choice I have made selecting LSI. I hope to joint you again soon, in UK or in any other branches of your School around the world.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"A great experience"

Ania Echeverria, student from Chile

All the teachers and activities were very great for my learning.
The location was good. They were very professional

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
9 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Great experience"

Théo Marenelly, student from France

The teachers was friendly, I had a warm welcome at LSI Cambridge. I'm happy to this experience. I met a lot of people who came from all over the world. It was pretty good.
I had two families in two weeks and both of them were great.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
8 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It has been amazing"

Susana Luna Ferriols, student from UK

The teachers were very friendly, very professional and because of these I improved my English. Now I'm more confident.
I think it was good. My classmates, the teachers and the staff in the school were like a big family.
The websites provided helped to improve your English and to review your English.
I think in this school was nice

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
23 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great experience of learning and speaking"

Simon Nakache, student from France

The housing was great. Susan and her husband Barry were really kind and receptive, and so were my housemates. The classes were qualitative too. However, the test which determines the level at the beginning is not really accurate.
The school was a bit far from my home-stay but it is really well-situated, near the city center.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
8 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Updated my English"

Torben Pallesen Jensen, student from Denmark

I liked the small classes with good atmosphere.
The teachers did what they could to inspire us.
I would like to have more response on homework
It was a very relaxing period - compare to my normal education at home.
School facility- Bad internet, it would be better if you upgrade it.
The website for Cambridge was a helpful but was not integrated with the course.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
25 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Indeed, I will advise this experience"

Marcos Rodrigues Alves, student from Portugal

My experience was extremely great.
I'm really sorry about the less time I had for this experience, only two weeks. Of course it isn't enough to improve our skills in another language. On the other hand, I achieved what I was looking for, to talk without stopping my sentences all the time.
The classes are great, like facilities, activities and housing. Regarding the teachers, I have to say boast their work, especially in Chris's case, who was a spectacular teacher. I would give him a 11 in a scale from 0 to 10.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
7 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Perfect"

Sergio Augusto Angelini, student from Italy

I liked the class, the teachers, and the experience very much. I also appreciated the accommodation.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
24 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great atmosphere and effective learning environment"

Melanie, student from Germany

I really liked the friendly teachers, the modern facilities, and learning methods. The location is quite a walk away from the centre, but the building is lovely. Everyone has a great attitude and you realize that they all enjoy their job, which makes studying a pleasant and well-supported experience.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
8 Jun 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Amazing experience with a lot of friendly people."

Chiara Fileppi, student from Italy

The best thing is that the classes were with few students and so the teacher maybe listens better all the students.
The location of the school was pretty and lovely near the city centre and near a lot of students' attractions like the gym and the swimming pool. It was also near to a lot of restaurants and fast food, where you could go during the break.
In the school there was also a pretty garden where you could eat during the lunch break if you had take-away your food.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
22 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"I fell in love with Cambridge and the school was not so bad."

allegra tagliani, student from Italy

I only took afternoon classes to improve my fluency in spoken English, so my review can't be counted for the morning classes. My experience at LSI Cambridge has been altogether positive. The only thing I truly didn't like was that the afternoon classes were not formed according to the level of each student but were mixed (from A2 to C1) so my fluency couldn't really improve that much. The teachers were nice and professional, although I think they could have corrected more of the mistakes we made while speaking in order to improve our English, rather than only focusing on getting us to just talk.
I stayed at the Centralpoint residence. The location was really the best thing because it is halfway between the school and the center of Cambridge. You can get to both by walking in no time and safely. The building is a bit old (the carpet really needs changing!) but it's good enough for short periods. In my opinion its best characteristic is that you have your own bathroom! The shared kitchen is large and equipped with everything you may need. The rooms are small but adequate in everything. The thing I liked the most about the school were the activities they organized every week! On Monday we were given the social program and were free to choose between options, such as a night at the theatre in London or a visit to the Botanic garden, for example. They also organized volleyball and football matches, too for more sporty students! I really enjoyed the city sightseeing that was organized every week and during my stay I visited Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York, London and Windsor!
The best part of my stay really was the city itself; I fell in love with Cambridge! It's beautiful, full of large and well-maintained parks where you can spend your time when the sun is up. There are riverside walks perfect for both running or just walking along with pubs and cafes everywhere where you can just sit and relax or do your homework if you don't mind the people in the streets! It's a very lively little city and everyday there is something new to do if you are willing! You can go almost anywhere by foot or by bike! I was really sad when I had to leave!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
2 Jun 2014 - 20 Jun 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Phil Scherb, School Director at Language Studies International (LSI): Cambridge responded to this review.
08 August 2014

I’m sorry you didn’t feel that you benefitted as much as you had hoped from your course, despite having a great time in Cambridge. At LSI, we take great care in testing and placing our students on arrival and during their course to make sure they are always studying at the best level from them. Having looked back, your Fluency 3 afternoon class contained only students at B2 and C1 level, which should have been challenging and rewarding for you. Some students can be quieter or more shy than others, so perhaps their level may have appeared lower than this on some occasions. As you mention, the focus on the afternoon is communication and therefore teachers will not interrupt and correct mistakes very often, preferring to do this at the end of the lesson if necessary. The morning courses which you did not enrol for do have a greater emphasis on form and structure. Please do let us know if you are in Cambridge again and we’d be delighted for you to come and improve your fluency and general English with us again.

housing

Housing

LSI Cambridge offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast *only when two students book together for the same start date

A$ 270
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 270
Welcoming and friendly atmosphere carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers
and visited on a regular basis Choice of single rooms (or twin rooms if two students
book for the same time period) with bed and breakfast or half board All bed linen and towels provided Host families will wash the student’s laundry once a week at no additional cost.
Good, reliable transport link
Arrivals between 7 am and 11 pm on Sundays ONLY
2 extra nights may be booked.
- For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged. Divide the weekly price by 7
Please note that during the peak summer period, we cannot guarantee that extra nights in homestay will be available

Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 312
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 312
Welcoming and friendly atmosphere carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers
and visited on a regular basis Choice of single rooms (or twin rooms if two students
book for the same time period) with bed and breakfast or half board All bed linen and towels provided Host families will wash the student’s laundry once a week at no additional cost.
Good, reliable transport link
Arrivals between 7 am and 11 pm on Sundays ONLY
2 extra nights may be booked.
- For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged. Divide the weekly price by 7
Please note that during the peak summer period, we cannot guarantee that extra nights in homestay will be available

Homestay - Twin Room - Half Board *only when two students book together for the same start date

A$ 353
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 353
Welcoming and friendly atmosphere carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers
and visited on a regular basis Choice of single rooms (or twin rooms if two students
book for the same time period) with bed and breakfast or half board All bed linen and towels provided Host families will wash the student’s laundry once a week at no additional cost.
Good, reliable transport link
Arrivals between 7 am and 11 pm on Sundays ONLY
2 extra nights may be booked.
- For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged. Divide the weekly price by 7
Please note that during the peak summer period, we cannot guarantee that extra nights in homestay will be available

Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 395
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 395
Welcoming and friendly atmosphere carefully selected by our Accommodation Officers
and visited on a regular basis Choice of single rooms (or twin rooms if two students
book for the same time period) with bed and breakfast or half board All bed linen and towels provided Host families will wash the student’s laundry once a week at no additional cost.
Good, reliable transport link
Arrivals between 7 am and 11 pm on Sundays ONLY
2 extra nights may be booked.
- For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged. Divide the weekly price by 7
Please note that during the peak summer period, we cannot guarantee that extra nights in homestay will be available
student-residence

The Willows - Single room (no meals) - shared bathroom

A$ 426
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 426
The Willows (LSI’s newly refurbished residence)
Location: 5 - 10 minutes from the city centre and a 25 minute walk to LSI
Rooms: Single rooms and Studios
Private Bathroom: Variety of bathroom types from ensuite, private shower
only, to shared bathrooms.
Meals: Self - catering
Facilities:Shared kitchen (fully equipped), lounge and dining area, free Wi-Fi internet and free laundry
facilities
Availability: Year round
Other: Bedrooms are fully furnished and bed linen is available (not towels). Communal areas are cleaned weekly.
Arrivals must be between 12:00 - 20:00 SUNDAYS ONLY

Centrepoint - Single room (no meals)

A$ 437
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom and kitchen
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 437
Location: Central Cambridge, a short walk to LSI and the city centre
Rooms: Single rooms
Private Bathroom:Yes, ensuite
Meals: Self-catering
Facilities: Fully equipped large kitchens shared by up to 7 people, communal launderette (extra cost)
Availability: Year - round
Other: Bed linens (no towels) are provided and changed weekly, rooms cleaned weekly, CCTV security.
Arrivals must be between 12:00 - 18:00
SUNDAY ARRIVALS ONLY

The Willows - Single room with shower (no meals)

A$ 468
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 468
The Willows ( LSI’s newly opened residence)
Location: 5 - 10 minutes from the city centre and a 25 minute walk to LSI
Rooms: Single rooms and double rooms
Private Bathroom: no, shared only, some rooms offer private showers.
Meals: Self - catering
Facilities: Shared kitchen (fully equipped), lounge and dining area, free Wi-Fi internet, free laundry
facilities, and live - in warden on site.
Availability: Year - round
Other: Bedrooms are fully furnished and bed linen is available (not towels). Communal areas are cleaned weekly. Arrivals must be between 12:00 -20:00 SUNDAYS ONLY

The Willows - Executive single room, ensuite (no meals)

A$ 499
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, and free internet
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 499
The Willows ( LSI’s newly opened residence)
Location: 5 - 10 minutes from the city centre and a 25 minute walk to LSI
Rooms: Single rooms and double rooms
Private Bathroom: no, shared only, some rooms offer private showers.
Meals: Self - catering
Facilities: Shared kitchen (fully equipped), lounge and dining area, free Wi-Fi internet, free laundry
facilities, and live - in warden on site.
Availability: Year - round
Other: Bedrooms are fully furnished and bed linen is available (not towels). Communal areas are cleaned weekly. Arrivals must be between 12:00 -20:00 SUNDAYS ONLY

The Willows - Studio (no meals)

A$ 561
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 561
The Willows (LSI’s newly opened residence)
Location: 5 - 10 minutes from the city centre and a 25 minute walk to LSI
Rooms: Single rooms and double rooms
Private Bathroom: no, shared only, some rooms offer private showers.
Meals: Self - catering
Facilities:Shared kitchen (fully equipped), lounge and dining area, free Wi-Fi internet, free laundry
facilities, and live - in warden on site.
Twin Room, students booking together prices available upon request.
Availability: Year round
Other: Bedrooms are fully furnished and bed linen is available (not towels). Communal areas are cleaned weekly.
Arrivals must be between 12:00 - 20:00 SUNDAYS ONLY
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from LSI Cambridge. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.

If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 75 when you register.

Learn more about how to get a UK visa »

Flights and airport transfer

The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from London Stansted Airport is £ 135. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Cambridge based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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