Language Studies International (LSI): New York
Course Overview includes:
• 20 lessons per week in mixed age classes (16.67 hours p/wk)
• Afternoon activities: 3 p/wk
• Course duration: 1–4 weeks program
• Minimum age: 40
• Elementary to Advanced levels
At LSI we welcome mature students of all ages, who are “young at heart” on all our courses throughout the year. In addition at specific locations, we organize social activities which suit the more mature student’s interests. Students are in general group classes in the morning. Activities in the afternoon are three times a week, three hours each week.
Please note: In the morning class group the ages will be mixed according to your level. In the afternoon the activities will be 40+.
If you are the only student signed up you will have a private teacher guide, also 40+, for the afternoon activities.
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.
LSI New York 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 schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||40 years old and older|
|Average||50 years old|
Language Studies International (LSI) occupies a newly renovated Renaissance Revival building designed by the architects who created Grand Central Terminal. Located in the heart of the historic Financial District, LSI New York is only blocks from Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, the National September 11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.
State-of-the-art facilities include a computer lab, student lounge, executive meeting room and free W-Fi; modern and bright, airy classrooms offer sweeping views of Battery Park and the Hudson River. LSI New York organizes social events during the week, many of which are free or at low costs, and include trips to the theatre, cinema, musicals, concerts, museums, art galleries, sporting events and picnics. LSI also works with a tour company that specializes in weekend tours including destinations such as Boston, Washington D.C., Toronto/Niagara Falls and Philadelphia.
General English group courses are carefully structured to help students develop effective communication skills. Courses are designed for those who want to learn a new language or further develop their skills for personal, educational, or professional reasons.
The nationality and age mix at Language Studies International (LSI): New York varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 50. In the summer, the average age is 50.
LSI New York teaches students from all over the world, including:
LSI New York does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Located in a newly renovated Renaissance Revival building designed by the architects who created Grand Central Terminal, LSI New York is in the heart of the historic Financial District, only blocks from Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, the National September 11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.
It was a great experience and I learnt a lot. The teachers are really good. They are always patient and generous, and encourage students to do their best with English. The atmosphere is marvelous! So international! People from lots of different countries in a friendly, respectful environment. I really enjoyed my time there, made friends and improved my English a lot.Show details » Read more...
My teacher Ian was so knowledgeable about foreign cultures especially Japan and Korea, so it was easy to do casual conversation with him. He always prepared very interesting articles and videos for my lesson, and at the same time he always follow up my vulnerable point of my English skill, such as pronunciation, lack of a/an, etc.Show details » Read more...
The building’s location was very good and it was nice because there is lots of thing to see near the building. The teachers was very nice and motivating. He was always smiling and nice. The location was also good because it was no far from the subway so it was easy to get there. The only problem that I had, was that my schoolmates had a lower level in English so I didn’t progress much. This was a bit disappointing for me. At least, I met very nice people at the school.Show details » Read more...
My personal experience was very good. The facilities, location, access and services were excellent.
I am very happy to choose this course do to the content, the activities, the teacher and all the people of the Institute.
I would like to thanks all the people of the Institute!
During the classes I have learned the corrected pronunciation of some words.
It was very pleasant to study with people of different countries.
The building location is nice and also the structure, close to the subway station
I also have improved my listening
The classes are very nice and the didactic of teacher left the lessons even more interesting. The employees are gentle and friendly. The school is located on the 10th floor of a historic buidling near to my subway station. The school is clean, sunny, airy and spacious, with views of the Hudson River from the windows. The computer room offers free Internet and Wi-Fi. The student lounge is relaxing and theShow details » Read more...
I enrolled in a three-week course in New York. The course was good The teachers passed the material in an interesting and clear manner. Apart from learning English, the school offered a variety of activities.Show details » Read more...
I really enjoyed this experience.
I have to admit that I was a little reticent, because I did not know much of the language. But with the passing of classes, I began to feel more secure about it.
The teachers are very attentive, they know how to teach in a very fun way and that invites you to learn and to participate in the classes.
Although I found the grammar activities a bit repetitive, I liked the oral exercises and especially the excursion to the museum (met).
In short, I enjoyed the course and if possible I would like to repeat the experience.
I spent two weeks at LSI New York with One to One intensive course. School's location in Lower Manhattan is near to restaurants, public transports and café.
The school has been recently renewed; any class is equipped with multimedia resources for a learning experience at 360 degrees.
Quality of teaching is excellent, and organisation is very flexible to fit the need of students.
it was a good course for me that had improve my knowledge. I get to know about the tofel more and more, and the way my instructor taught me, made it very easy for me to know what to expect while am taking the exam. Overall, it was an experience that I really appreciate.Show details » Read more...
My experience for 2 weeks in the class at LSI NY was fantastic. Especially Daniel's lesson was a lot of fun. Afternoon activity was also nice. It was showed me around Manhattan in afternoon activity. I am satisfied with learning languages and sightseeing at the same time.Show details » Read more...
I really liked the speaking class with the teacher and the location of the school as well!
My experience with the first host family wasn't what I expected but I'm thankful that Jill helped me look for another one quickly!
Being able to meet other people coming from all over the world and to discuss in English with them was particularly enjoyable.Show details » Read more...
The school itself is not so bad. It was very well equipped and modern. The professor was great as well. However, the main problem was at the level of orientation. The school accepted my request for a general English course for the afternoon class in level C1. However, when I got there, and after a placement test, they proposed me to join the business class. Although that I did not want business, I accepted according to their advice.The problem was that the class was not a C1 class. It was a mix of level of B1 and B2. So, for me it was not really useful. I was supposed to stay for two weeks, but after the first week, I thought that it is not a good idea to continue, especially that the fees were quite expensive.
And here's a question I would like to ask the school: Why did you accept a student who wanted a C1 General English course knowing that you do not have an appropriate class in the afternoon as he requested?
I only took a week intensive course, but it was a great experience to refresh my English and to learn lively American Business expressions, phrases, slangs. Very useful for real life situation. The teacher was very patient to listen to all students and to answer their questions.Show details » Read more...
I really liked the classes and the subjects. Teacher Michael was great; he is intelligent and fun. The location is perfect; the subway stopped in front of the school.Show details » Read more...
I liked the teachers; they were natives from USA and this was so good to improve my listening and comprehension. The location was perfect! I had good accessibility for public transportation. The facilities were okay too! I would have liked it more if I could buy my lunch at the school. It could be cheaper and better for the students in the afternoon class, because sometimes I saw that they didn’t have much time to take lunch.
I think the activities were good too. Probably one good idea is if we could do the activities that we liked – for example, every Friday we could watch a movie, or every week we read a book together, or listened the music. In this way, we could improve our language. Another idea for example is to go to a restaurant together because the first time for us is difficult; sometimes we don’t know how we can order, or what is being asked of us. Maybe in class, it would be better if we could practice some real life situations or things we really needed to know like going to the bank, a restaurant, the market, the laundry place, the subway, and others.
I stayed with my aunt, so I don’t have any opinions about accommodation.
There was nothing I did not like during my studies. I liked everything: the school facilities, the ways and methods of conducting all our classes, the teachers, and the business. I also liked the warm atmosphere that teachers could create in the classroom among students from different countries. Our classes covered pronunciation, grammar, fluency practice and Business English.
Everything is unforgettable for me! Thank you very much!
They had nice teachers and students, and were well-organized. The advanced level was a little bit too "easy" for me. (I was used to Engish books at the university). But if you only want to brush up and start talking in English again, LSI is the perfect choice for you. I was only in NY for a week.Show details » Read more...
For two weeks, I learned English in a very good atmosphere. The teachers were very thoughtful. I really appreciated everything.
The courses could be more personalized though.
I had no problems. However, the school is a bit too expensive compared to other schools.Show details » Read more...
I was only there for a week. Nevertheless I really liked the facilities of the school and the teacher. I'm not sure if it is truly recommendable for a short course since there is progress to be achieved and within a week it's not really possible. However, this is a matter of the student's time, not the school.Show details » Read more...
I had one-to-one classes in one week, with a really good teacher. Everything was perfect.Show details » Read more...
The classes, teachers, location, facilities, activities, and housing were all goodShow details » Read more...
The outcome of the study depends on the teachers who teach you. One of my teachers was excellent. All teachers tried to do their best and had different styles but not all classes were intensive for me.
The location is great. The facilities are very good, the school is well equipped.
All teachers and administrative staff are friendly, helpful and attentive.
The location and facilities are very good. The classes are interesting. I have had classes with three teachers, two were very good and the third was regular. I would have liked to receive more practice and homework.Show details » Read more...
The students, as well as teachers, were great and wonderful at the school. Unfortunately, periods of participation for me were few and inadequate.Show details » Read more...
I really liked the location. The students there are very kind people and I had a lot of fun. I attended the TOEFL class and an upper intermediate class. The teachers were really kind, but the quality of teaching in upper intermediate class was not very good.Show details » Read more...
The teacher was interesting and I liked the way he taught us English.Show details » Read more...
My experience at Metropolitan College was good, but it depends on the teacher that you have.
My teacher during the afternoon classes, and since the second week of my course of my morning classes, was a very good and professional teacher. Her name is Hanna.
I stayed in the advanced level class for three weeks. I also had afternoon lessons three times a week. I had applied for the 55+ group, but that included no one else so the school organized for me to meet with a very nice teacher. We had lunch together and took excursions to places that interested both of us. We also took a trip to Liberty and Ellis Islands with the class. The teachers that I met were skilled, nice and made the lessons interesting, picking up news from today's newspapers that we could discuss and learn words and expressions from. We also had some grammar, we wrote short articles on different subject and did interviews with each other. It was interesting to meet young people from all around the world. We all could use computers and, if we needed, there were also printers attached to them.
Within a short walking distance, it was easy to find good restaurants and shopping areas.
I had some great times during my course at LSI. The building was really modern and comfortable. The teacher (Hanna) was awesome with us and the class, too. Without that teacher the experience wouldn't have been the same. I'm really happy with my course at LSI and would like to go again in the future.Show details » Read more...
My experience in your college has been very educational. This is due not only to the beautiful property that you own and perfect organization of your staff, but also to preparation of your professors, who, even with alternative lessons have been able to teach me something. Also, I always felt up to the task in the classroom, thanks to the kindness of classmates.Show details » Read more...
The very best is a personal approach. Location, teachers, activities are aspects selected personally for you or your kids.Show details » Read more...
I really liked the teachers and my classmates. The afternoon walking session with teachers is a great idea, and I had a lot of fun,Show details » Read more...
I had a wonderful time at LSI. The teacher was so nice, had really good lessons, and could really connect with us students in a perfect way, from age 20 to almost 60 year old students.
I stayed only 1 week at the school, and I would have loved to stay some more weekend.
I stayed at a hotel with my sister, daughter, and husband, and didn't join any activities.
The school, the location, and the teacher were great. If I could repeat it, I would do it immediately.Show details » Read more...
I spent 1 month at LSI, since I was looking for some English classes combined with TOEFL preparation classes. I really enjoyed the quality of the teachers and their ability to motivate students. I definitively recommend it to anyone interested in learning English!Show details » Read more...
It was a great experience for me in LSI NYK. I met people from different continents and cultures, especially in terms of developed and undeveloped countries. The teacher's method was wonderful. A great souvenir for me is to be able to open a bank account with my B1/B2 visa with the help of LSI coordinator. I will never forget it. Alex MM DRC/AfricaShow details » Read more...
I was only for two weeks at LSI, but I had a great time. nice teacher and I found friends. !! top.Show details » Read more...
Everything was fine.Show details » Read more...
I like school, teachers and lessons in a friendly atmosphere. It's very important that all teachers are native americans but not people who knows english language as a foreign. Variety of courses are also a good option. I recommended LSI for my friend and he will come to US in March.Show details » Read more...
I really like LSI education and had a very good experience in my life! I recommend this school to my friend and she wants to go in US this springShow details » Read more...
Teacher was so really good, she could help us to hone our abilities, the way to teach was so active and dynamic, my main lapses was grammar skill using right tenses .. I could improve this, it'll be better ...
about my houseguest, Ms Defeo was so nice ..but it was far from school, I was here for works too ( I'm restaurant chef) and sometimes,I fiinished later in the night, and have to wait 2 hours just before comming home! my night was so short...
Maybe a better way to adapt with everyone, I know you have so many students, and i'ts not easy to help everyone at the best...
But it was an unexpected experience, I'll do again if I could...
Everything was great. Lessons were very interesting and helpful. Our tutor paid attention to everyone.
School is well situated (close to Metro stations).
I would like to study grammar unit in detail but we didn't have enough time for that.
All was fantastic, except for a small snag, due to the change of my accomodation in NY, just before the beginning of my stay, when I was already in NY. It wasn't simple to find the landlord to get the keys delivered, but, at the end, always resulted for the best.Show details » Read more...
the location very good becouse my commute was 10 minutes to walk, the zone was nice, in soho.
the teacher i think were nice, and teh experience with my techer was good i learned to much.
My school time is almost gone!:-)
In this month everything has been important for my personal experience.
If I should find something that I didn't like,It has been the trial run(it's just my opinion),it hasn't been really selective.
The teachers are very professionals.
To be honest this has been a good experience,I'm very glad about...I met more friends,I've done more funny things and at the same time very I've been improving my english.
I think, it's a good school, many skills in morning class, conversation, grammar, listening.....and special business english is so great, we have very good teacherShow details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in New York City. These homes are often between 30 - 90 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about student residence accommodation
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 full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 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 $65 when you register.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
The closest airport to the school is John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
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 John F Kennedy International Airport is $120. 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 New York City based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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The student would participate in an Integrated Skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) course in the morning with other students whose average age is mid-to-late twenties. Students tend to be slightly older (average 27 years) in the fall/winter, and younger in the spring/summer (average 25 years). We do have strict attendance and academic requirements at our school, which are required by our accreditors, so all students, of any age, need to be serious. We have had many older students come, and they often really enjoy having classes with younger students. The afternoon activities for the 40+ program include only students enrolled in 40+
You would participate in an Integrated Skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) course in the morning with other students whose average age is mid-to-late twenties. Students tend to be slightly older (average 27 years) in the fall/winter, and younger in the spring/summer (average 25 years). We do have strict attendance and academic requirements at our school, which are required by our accreditors, so all students, of any age, need to be serious. We have had many older students come, and they often really enjoy having classes with younger students. Our enrolment numbers fluctuate from week to week, and it is very hard to predict with any certainty that far in advance. I can tell you that this week there are 2 students in the Club 40+ class, next week only one.
The afternoon activities for the 40+ program include only students enrolled in 40+. As for the afternoon activities: If there is only one 40+ student signed up, this student will go on outings with the teacher who is always mature. This means that the student in fact will have a private lesson. Most of our mature students like the opportunity to bond with the teacher and have a speaking partner all to themselves.