Language Studies International (LSI): Boston
This Course Features:20 Lessons per week (4 lessons per day), 1 lesson: 50 minutes, Hours per week: 16 hours 40 minutes (20 clock hrs/wk in the USA), 15 students max. per class, Course length: 1-50 weeks, Age 16+. During the lessons you rapidly improve your communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day you will cover the following areas: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. In a further 2 lessons you concentrate on: speaking, listening, reading, writing. You use a textbook in conjunction with a wide variety of materials and exercises including roleplays, authentic materials, newspapers and magazines.
For courses longer than 24 weeks, please refer to the International School Year courses.
*Minimum 12 weeks booking required for Beginner.
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 Boston 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||16 years old and older|
|Average||25 years old
(24 in the summer)
One of the oldest cities in the USA, Boston is rich in cultural heritage and offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do. From the Museum of Fine Arts to skating on Boston Common to taking in a baseball game at Fenway Park, Boston has something for everyone – the ideal destination if you want to learn English in the United States.
LSI Boston is located on the borders of Chinatown and the Theatre and Financial Districts, close to subway, bus and commuter train stations. Our language school offers excellent facilities to assist you in studying English, including a student resource library, a computer room with internet access and a student lounge. We offer TOEFL exam preparation courses, as well as more general ESL programmes.
Facilities: 9 Modern Classrooms, Maximum Class Size 15, 15 Student Computers, Free WIFI, Good Transport Links, Great Location, Student Microwave, Student Fridge, E-Learning System, Student Lounge, Roof Deck.
The nationality and age mix at Language Studies International (LSI): Boston varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 25. In the summer, the average age is 24.
LSI Boston teaches students from all over the world, including:
LSI Boston 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.
LSI Boston is situated in a commercial brownstone building on the borders of Chinatown and the Theatre and Financial Districts.
I was in Boston for one month, working and my company suggested me to take 1 hour private English lesson per day. The teacher was really nice and I was happy having him.
The only problem I had is that I've been told I'd have a certificate at the end and I didn't receive anything. I sent an kind reminder email but I unfortunately still don't have any certificate.
I took one to one English courses for 2 weeks at LSI
The classes were from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
I was not tired , but inspired during the class.
The teacher precisely focused on what I wanted to learn.
Thanks to that, now I can say I am making progress with my English speaking skill.
The organisation was good, but it was very noisy caused by construction work on the street.
Good mix of international students.
Professors and administrative staff were always very present, available and responsive. I really liked the good mood that prevailed during the classes.Show details » Read more...
The location of the school is excellent, in the courses you meet people from several countries, which forces you to speak in English so that you can get to know them better, because they speak another languageShow details » Read more...
I spent only 1 week in the school, but the experience was awesome!
Everthing in the school was great and I made new friends, during the classes and outside the school everybody speaks only English so it was a good experience to practice and improve my english skills.
Hi, my experience was so good. The best was my teacher Glenn. He was a very good teacher and taught me a lot. The school was nice but i didn't like the location near Chinatown. The school didn't have good activities to do after the classes. The accommodation was bad. The apartment was old and dirty and very far from the school.Show details » Read more...
That was a very nice experience. Learning English without pressure with great teacher and staff.Show details » Read more...
I expected a class wherein I would repeat the grammar lesson from the very beginning. In which I would repeat every grammar rule systematically within the time I am in class.
If it was the case, I would have needed 10 weeks, which I was not told before and I could not afford.
LSI put two levels together in one class (intermediate and advanced), which is obviously not as good if every level has its own class.
In the afternoon classes I could only choose between a few options, such as TOEFL, but I wanted to prepare for CPE. Thus, I took TOEFL because it was the best option for me, but again not what I really expected.
The teacher (Nell) was great, she really made a good job. Her classes were never boring, she made really good and funny exercises for us, she used loads of different methods and materials. I was lucky to sit in her classes.
The location of the school is great and the facilities are good.
Since I am here with my husband and I will stay in the Boston area for about a year whereas the other students are here for a few weeks and they are much younger. I didn't go to any activity and I didn't avail of the housing.
My first lesson day was strange, because, although the exams on Monday were really well done, I thought that the Advanced Level was too difficult for me. After 2/3 days, my English was totally unlocked, thanks to my teachers. I really appreciated the other ways that the teachers used to teach us topics that were usually boring.
The location was comfortable, just like the facilities.
I didn't have the opportunity to enjoy all the activities that the school offered, (also because I stayed in Boston for only three weeks) but I could see photos and tales from friends that had been there for 5/6 months and the activities were really fun!
I'm sorry but I don't have any things I didn't appreciate!
The teachers in LSI are good, they help me to improve my English, they correct me when was necessary and I learned new things. The classes are very good, they used different strategies for teach us the lessons. The college is easy to find, and they have different activities for practices English after classes and know Boston. The homestay was excellent. I enjoyed my time with my house parents, they make feel if I was in my house and they help me to improve my English too.Show details » Read more...
I really enjoyed classes which were very interesting and interactive and I also met a lot of friends from all over the world.Show details » Read more...
This experience has been the best experience of my life. I learned a lot and enjoyed every moment in Boston. Thank you.Show details » Read more...
I had the best time ever! Tim was extremely nice and coordinated everything when I wasn`t able to participate in a class of +50 people. The course was great, I learned a lot, especially grammar. The teacher in the morning was excellent and so was the group.
The best of all was the teacher in the afternoon; it was a blast!!!!!!!
Thank you for everything I would definitely come back or recommend the school. You have excellent classes and a very professional staff.
The teachers were great. I didn't like the location and I couldn't enjoy the activities.Show details » Read more...
The structure of the school was very good, but at the last week they put us in a level that didn't have water. We only had a bathroom. This thing disappointed me, but if I have to grade it, I'd give 8 for score. The people in the background are very helpful, but the schedule after class can be better.Show details » Read more...
I find that it is very important to have at least a couple of courses with the right level chosen, make homework, communicate, be open, etc.Show details » Read more...
Excellent school! I liked it. It was very good. Also, I met a lot of friends and people from other countries like Arabia, China, Japan, and more.Show details » Read more...
Classes not bad I mean the room size, but the seats are very bad and uncomfortable. Add to that school was divided into three floors in the building. Teachers are welcoming to others and friends for all. School is located very well and it's easy to arrive by public transportation. On each floor has bathrooms and water. Most of the classrooms have air-conditioning. In other classrooms there are some fans. There are computers, free printer, free internet. Activities are useful and fun. Housing not too good not too bad.Show details » Read more...
I only spent 2 weeks in LSI in the TOEFL class. The school was a kind of family setting located in a very noisy place probably due to public works. And sometimes, we had to move from our class. I appreciated the fact that we could have lunch in a nice environment (Rebecca Café) at affordable prices.
I liked the school spirit. That could be seen through easy relationships with had with teachers and the school management.
I really appreciated my 2 classes' dynamics, based on young teachers' abilities to innovate. Even in a boring Toefl class, I had the feeling of learning without pressure. Through interactive activities, games, group works and even playing American football contributed to create a very conducive learning environment.
I also found that outdoors activities were very rich and each of us could find interesting activities to attend. I loved the restaurant and the trip to Hyannis.
For housing, even though the family was smart, friendly and always ready to help us, I did not like that area. Sometimes, at night, you did not feel safe.
I could suggest improvements in 3 ways:
1. Enriching students' vocabulary through a kind of 10 minute review (students making sentences based on new words) every morning, to help new words to be integrated in our vocabulary. Thus at the end of the week you know how to use words, idioms and phrasal verbs seen during the week.
2. Having pronunciation exercises. Currently I am taking pronunciation courses to be able to master the sounds in English and that basic skill is pivotal for learners to be easily understood. And in our class, some students really needed (like me) pronunciation exercises.
3. Maybe think in a future about having more space.
I really loved the good times I had in LSI. Both the teachers I had were very prepared and funny! Finally I found the best way to learn a subject! All the people I met were friendly and talkative. One week was not enough. I wish I had more time! But I think I'll be back one of these years.Show details » Read more...
Good teachers, good environment, excellent.Show details » Read more...
I really enjoyed studying at LSI. I was taught with highly-skilled teachers, who were always ready to help and explain things, which confused me about language. My English level definitely has risen, owing to this school. I had 4 teachers, but the best one in my opinion is Mike. He was so kind for all of us, and the style of teaching is more like talking to a friend in relaxed and understandable form. Moreover, he has a brilliant sense of humor! I met so many people from different continents, some of them became my friends and we still keep in touch. overall, it was a great time, I would never regret about choosing LSI from all other schools in Boston.Show details » Read more...
I like the way classes are, and all of the activities you do create a better time and experience in the city.Show details » Read more...
What I liked was: the tactic and style of teaching, the number of student in class, the good location, and a very friendly staff. And what I didn't like was: the class equipment and the small building.Show details » Read more...
I think it was the best time in my life... I met so many friends and I think that I have improved my english so far with excellent teachers and great activities. It was so nice to do this course in Brisbane. Hopefully when I was there, weather was not so bad... There is my neighbour from Canary Islands doing the course now. I enjoyed a lot and I told him to go there and he is very happy too thanks BEST WISHESShow details » Read more...
I don't know why the school offered me a change to a semi group class, but this was the best.
I really enjoyed this class with my teacher Bob and my classmate from Japan Yhio, who is a manager and mature person like me.
With them the classes were excellent !!!
On the other hand, my homestay wasn't that I had hoped. I told Leslie this. I hope you could describe better what type of house, distance, room, bathroom and general conditions the student will have. The homester was nice with me and this helped me to feel much better.
Finally, Boston was wonderful, very beautiful and exciting city !!!
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Boston. These homes are often between 15 - 65 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 16+. 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 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 Boston Logan Airport (BOS).
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 Boston based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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.
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Language Studies International, USA can accept students on a tourist visa or on the visa waiver for a short course of study. People whose main purpose is to study should come on a student visa. People whose main purpose is tourism can come on the tourist visa or visa waiver.
You should be aware that if you choose to travel on a tourist visa or visa waiver but tell immigration that you are coming here to study, the immigration officer at the Port of Entry (airport) may ask for a student visa which you not have. In this case, the you may not be allowed entry to the United States.
With that said, many of our students come on the tourist visa or visa waiver. The decision about which visa to obtain is entirely up to you.