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Language Studies International (LSI): San Diego

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Course description

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 text book 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.

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
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday (except for beginners)
Start dates for beginners
Every first Monday of the month
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul 2020, 07 Sep 2020, 12 Oct 2020, 11 Nov 2020, 26 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021

LSI San Diego 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

Morning session
09:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Break
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Morning session
11:10 AM - 12:50 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to 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 San Diego.

Class size

Average 12 students
Maximum 16 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 23 years old

Certificate

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

75% recommend

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"A refreshment moment to study and speak English"

Oswaldo Filho, student from Brazil

I did like it very much. The teachers are very kind and share a lot of time with students.

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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Date of study
16 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"A good learning atmosphere and excellent teachers."

Mikko Inkala, student from Finland

The school's location is good. A short distance from downtown.
Small class sizes which is great for more focused teaching.
Friendly staff and the teachers were excellent and professional.
San Diego is nice city and there were a lot of nice things to do after the lessons.

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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School location
Date of study
17 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"My experience hasn't met my expectations."

Rita Orlando, student from Italy

The teacher was very good and attentive to every student in class.

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
8 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
No
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Is was amazing, I think it is the best experiencie in my life"

Gloria Estefany Avila Gomez, student from Mexico

My classes were very good. The teachers were always attentive to students, taught us in a very dynamic way and the school has nice facilities plus you meet people from other cultures. I would have liked to stay longer.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
6 Jun 2016 - 1 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.
housing

Housing

LSI San Diego offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Twin room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 338
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: 15 - 50 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 338
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more
about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student
Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming
and friendly atmosphere.
 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a
regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about
US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50
minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 387
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 387
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50 minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Twin room - Half Board

A$ 419
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: 15 - 50 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 419
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more
about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student
Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming
and friendly atmosphere.
 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a
regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about
US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50
minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 491
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)
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 491
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50 minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Executive Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 531
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 531
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom.

Executive Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 636
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)
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 636
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom.
student-residence

Vantaggio Suites - double room - No meals - *2 students must book together

A$ 387
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 387
Rooms: All rooms feature Cable TV, Mini Refridgerator, Microwave, Telephone (free local calling),
Desk & Chair, Dishes & Silverware, Towels and Linens
Facilities: Free Wifi, Community Kitchen and dining area, Laundry Facilities, Bi-Weekly Housekeeping

Vantaggio Suites - Single room - No meals

A$ 709
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 709
Rooms: All rooms feature Cable TV, Mini Refridgerator, Microwave, Telephone (free local calling),
Desk & Chair, Dishes & Silverware, Towels and Linens
Facilities: Free Wifi, Community Kitchen and dining area, Laundry Facilities, Bi-Weekly Housekeeping
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 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.

Learn more about how to get a US student 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 San Diego International Airport is $85. 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 San Diego 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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Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from Language Studies International (LSI): San Diego staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

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"Do you have some afternoon activities or weekend activities for this course?"

Alessandra Fiumi, student from Italy
Jennifer Stopper, Language Studies International school representative (Accommodation Coordinator)

We have a wide variety of activities both in the afternoons and on the weekends for students to sign up for. Typically they include a variety of shopping, tourist and dining outings and sign-ups are available in our student lounge.

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"In addition to the classes, what kinds of fun activities are included?"

Don Sevrens, student from USA

Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However, there are optional activities offered every day which students can participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.

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"What kinds of fun activities are included in this program (in addition to the classes)?"

Don Sevrens, student from USA

Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However,
there are optional activities offered every day which students can
participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This
can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor
activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.

Was this helpful? Yes
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