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Schools and Courses Guide Contents Zurich, Switzerland p41 Paris, France p40 Brisbane, Australia p39 Auckland, New Zealand p38 Vancouver, Canada p37 Toronto, Canada p36 San Francisco/Berkeley, USA p35 San Diego, USA p34 Boston, USA p33 New York, USA p32 London Ealing, UK p55 Cambridge, UK p31 Brighton, UK p30 London Hampstead, UK p29 London Central, UK p28 Introduction to LSI p2 The First Day and Your Progress p4 LSI Language System p6 Course Information p7 Accommodation & Social Programme p26 Schools p27-41 Junior Courses p42-55 GENERAL COURSES p8 LSI Family Programme p56 School Contact Information p57 General 20/General 20 Plus Intensive 24/Intensive 24 Plus Intensive 25/Intensive 25 Plus Intensive 30/Intensive 30 Plus Afternoon 10 One-to-One WORLD OF WORK p10 English for Business ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES English for Pilots English for Nursing English for Teaching ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY English with Intro to Coding English with Intro to Digital Marketing STUDY & WORK EXPERIENCE Work Experience Paid Work Experience Unpaid Unpaid Internship Working Holiday Demi Pair/au Pair ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES p13 CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FCE (First Certificate) ASSESSMENT COURSES CAE (Advanced) CPE (Proficiency) BEC (Business English Certificate) IELTS TOEFL iBT TOEIC A-Level DELF (French) TEF (French) CCIP (French) Goethe-Zertifikat B1–B2 (German) ISY – International School Year 20 ISY – International School Year 24 ISY – International School Year 25 ISY – International School Year 30 Academic English/Pre-Masters GMAT & SAT University Preparation & Pathways PREMIUM COURSES p22 One-to-One 9 Day Compact Mini Group For the most up Mini Group Plus to date course EXPERIENCES p24 Club 40+ information, Adventure Programmes levels and dates JUNIOR COURSES p42 Combined Courses please visit English for Juniors www.lsi.edu Family Programme All information correct at the time of printing. For the most up to date course information, please visit www.lsi.edu
Our Worldwide Accreditations LSI is committed to maintaining the highest industry standards and actively participates in national industry accreditation schemes. Our schools also maintain memberships with organisations that provide educational research and support development. LSI schools are accredited by and are members of the following organisations: All Year-Round Schools "The language school exceeds expectations for the quality of education. At the time of inspection, all Standards for Educational Oversight were met and quality is excellent." CURRENT LSI EDUCATION INSPECTION REPORT
2 AN INTRODUCTION TO LSI Learn and live the language International atmosphere We will find the right level for you Quality inspected homestays You will meet students from all over the On your first day, we will establish your level and Contact with other students and local people makes world and share the experience of learning needs with a written test and an interview, and sure you practise these skills outside the classroom. a foreign language. place you in the best class for your level. Multicentre courses Central locations Interactive classrooms Multicentre courses allow you to learn and live the With centrally located schools in some of the At LSI, languages are taught in a dynamic and language in more than one LSI location. For more most desirable cities in the world, LSI students energetic way. We believe active communication information see page 13. have access to a wide variety of social and in the classroom is the most effective way of cultural activities. learning – by speaking you will achieve fluency. Small classes, excellent teachers Regular individual counselling and effective course Language competence certificate design ensure that you make rapid progress in key You receive a certificate on your last day, stating communication skills. Our teachers are carefully the course attended and the level attained, as selected, friendly, helpful, and ready to listen. 14 proof of your language competence. A report is available if required. SCHOOLS IN 7 COUNTRIES Vancouver, Canada p37 Boston, USA p33 Zurich, Switzerland p41 Toronto, Canada p36 San Francisco/Berkeley p35 Paris, France p40 New York, USA p32 San Diego, USA p34 98 % 50+ OF STUDENTS RECOMMEND LSI* YEARS EXPERIENCE
AN INTRODUCTION TO LSI 3 Fully equipped language centres Excellent mix L SI Language Centres are fully equipped with up-to-date materials and resources in comfortable surroundings. Computer rooms are readily of nationalities Our students in 2016 Welcome Brazil 14.6% available for use during lessons or for self-study. Colombia 10.2% At Language Studies Programmes range from intonation practice to Japan International our 8.8% grammar and vocabulary development. Switzerland 7.8% Saudi Arabia 7.5% experience ensures Korea 6.2% Free WiFi your success. Turkey 6.1% LSI students receive FREE WiFi internet access Italy 4.9% in school. China 3.8% We have a record of over 50 years of successful Germany 3.4% language training, with many thousands of 116 France 3.0% satisfied students worldwide. LSI centres provide Spain 2.9% the perfect environment for learning. Thailand 1.8% Mexico 1.7% All our teachers provide a high level of care Taiwan 1.6% and attention to ensure you achieve your aims. Chile 1.5% These skills, combined with thorough course Argentina 1.4% preparation, mean that each lesson will bring you a sense of achievement and progress. DIFFERENT Venezuela Russia 1.2% STUDENT 1.1% At LSI we believe that the fastest and most Sweden 0.9% effective way to learn a language is to learn NATIONALITIES Other 9.6% it and live it in a country in which it is spoken, and we are committed to providing a total learning experience. Whether you want to improve your language skills for professional, academic or personal reasons, LSI has the right course for you. The social programmes, quality accommodation and the support we provide during your stay Cambridge p31 will help you feel at home and ensure that you make maximum use of your time abroad. UNITED KINGDOM Our reputation is your guarantee. London Central p28 We look forward to meeting you. London Hampstead p29 Brighton p30 38 David Immanuel LSI – Language Studies International LANGUAGE COURSES Brisbane, Australia p39 Auckland, New Zealand p38 * Students surveyed from January until June 2017
4 THE FIRST DAY AND YOUR PROGRESS On Arrival at LSI Moving to an unfamiliar country, embarking on a fresh course of studies and meeting a multitude of new faces can be a confusing even daunting experience for many newly arrived students. At LSI we gently guide you through the process by providing all the necessary information and support you’ll require to make your stay with us happy and productive. What to expect on your first day • Advice on the practicalities of living in your Our General Courses Schedule As soon as you step into an LSI school, you’ll host country Schedule details across the LSI schools do experience a warm welcome. Our friendly • Presentation/tour of the school and facilities vary slightly but the same basic pattern applies administration team and academic staff work • Presentation or walk around the local area to all schools. The example timetable below together to settle you in. • Your first lesson(s) for Intensive courses is the schedule for our Cambridge school. • Student Q & A Afternoon classes for Intensive 24/25 courses Your first day and orientation talk will include: run twice a week - the specific days may vary • Student ID card and handbook In addition, in some schools, you may receive: from the sample timetable below. • In-depth placement level test • LSI branded merchandise • Personal interview with a member of our • City and transport maps academic team • Introduction to school policies, syllabus and timetables • Information about our social programmes, *During busy periods the General English classes may be run at different times of the day. Please check with individual schools when booking. accommodation options and local transport Lessons 1 & 2* Break Lessons 3 & 4* Lunch Lessons 5 & 6* 09:00 –10:45 10:45 –11:05 11:05 – 12:50 12:50 – 13:45 13:45 – 15:30 General 20 MONDAY Intensive 24 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10 General 20 TUESDAY Intensive 24 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10 General 20 WEDNESDAY Intensive 24 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10 General 20 THURSDAY Intensive 24 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10 General 20 FRIDAY Intensive 24 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10
THE FIRST DAY AND YOUR PROGRESS 5 Student Progress Your level and what Throughout the LSI programme, we monitor the you can achieve academic development and well-being of each and every student carefully. We ensure that every student progresses as quickly as possible and achieves their full Advanced potential. At LSI we are very proud of our high student You communicate very well using most structures accurately. satisfaction rates. • IELTS 6.5+ • FCE Grade A • TOEFL iBT 110–120 • CAE The level reached after studying at LSI depends on a variety of factors: • TOEIC* L/R 945+, • CPE S/W 400+ • Progress varies • Duration of the course – the longer the course, the better the results • C1 & C2 • Number of lessons – a more intensive course helps you progress faster Entry to postgraduate degree courses • The language level of the student at entry or work in your host country. Final results will always depend on you, the student. Active participation in afternoon social activities, making new friends from all over the world, immersing yourself in the local Upper Intermediate culture, as well as speaking the target language as much as possible, will greatly affect You use a wide range of structures your achievements. with a fair degree of accuracy. • IELTS 5–6.5 • B2 • TOEFL iBT 87–109 • FCE Grade B&C • TOEIC* L/R 785–944, • 8–12 weeks study S/W 310–399 Entry to university degree and diploma courses, internships, or paid work in your "I can truly say that LSI has changed my host country. life. For me LSI was much more than just Intermediate a school. I made such good friends that I'll You have better control of grammar keep for life." and vocabulary. Errors still frequent but good understanding of the language. EMANUELLE CUNHA, BRAZIL • IELTS 4–5 • B1 • TOEFL iBT 57–86 • 8–12 weeks study • TOEIC* L/R 550–784, • PET S/W 240–309 Entry to vocational or academic preparation courses. Pre-Intermediate You take part in conversations using basic grammar and vocabulary with acceptable accuracy. • IELTS 3–4 • A2 • TOEFL iBT 9–56 • 8–12 weeks study • TOEIC* L/R 225–549, • KET S/W 160–239 Elementary You can communicate using very simple grammar and vocabulary. • IELTS 2–3 • A1 • TOEFL iBT 0–8 • 4–6 weeks study • TOEIC* L/R 120–224, S/W 80–159 Beginner You only know a few words and phrases. • IELTS 1 • 4–6 weeks study *TOEIC has two scores for Listening/Reading and Speaking/Writing
6 LEARNING A LANGUAGE WITH LSI LSI Language Learning System We’re passionate about language learning. That’s why we’re constantly reviewing the latest trends and methodology in the field. Academic staff from every LSI school participate in Latest Materials the research and development of our programmes. We’re constantly reviewing the latest materials We ensure that the latest theories of language available for language learning. We provide you learning are considered and evaluated throughout with what our academic team have identified as our centres. That’s why every one of our schools is being the very best materials currently available a healthy environment for learning. The following for your level. We are also committed to providing points are fundamental to our language learning the latest technology, utilising the most cutting edge system: audio, video and web based resources to bring modern, real world language into the classroom. Language Immersion At LSI we believe that the best way to learn a Cultural Exchange language is to study in the country where the As you ‘learn and live the language’ you will gain a language is spoken. We want you to immerse greater understanding of the country in which you yourself in the culture and truly ‘live the language’. are studying. And as our students come from all over the world, our centres are not just places to LSI Levels learn languages, but are also places to meet and Upon arrival at any LSI school, we’ll give you share experiences with people from a huge range a comprehensive language level test so we of backgrounds and cultures. ensure you go straight into the right class for you. LSI levels have been closely matched to Quality Teachers the Common European Framework, TOEFL iBT, We understand that our students’ single most TOEIC, IELTS and University of Cambridge English identifiable measure of programme quality is examinations. To move up to the next LSI level the teacher. That's why at LSI we only work with you need to master our specific ‘level objectives’, dedicated, highly motivated teachers, qualified which you can demonstrate by test scores and with country specific teaching credentials. class participation. As such we have a systematic programme of At LSI we understand that some students learn teacher development and performance evaluation. faster than others, so our course is tailored for All of our students are regularly invited to provide you as the individual. There are regular feedback so that we can ensure that your teacher opportunities to discuss your progress with meets your expectations. your teacher. Through systematic testing, monitoring your class performance and constant teacher appraisal, the school academic director will track your progress and identify exactly when you have mastered the Test your level objectives and are ready to move up to the next level. This monitoring and testing allows us to language level grade between and within levels, allowing you to Download the free LSI iPhone and iPad app spend more time studying with the students and available from www.apple.com materials at the level which is right for you. E-LSI (E-Learning from LSI) www.lsi.edu/e-lsi Our custom built on line learning system works Your test results can also be analysed to provide alongside our classes to help you maximise your unique learning objectives for you, giving you the time with us. Through your unique log in, you can chance to study exactly what you need in order access your test scores, prepare for and record to progress. your 1-2-1 tutorials with your teacher, and access a wealth of further learning resources to supplement and extend your in class learning.† † English programmes only
8 GENERAL COURSES General Courses www.lsi.edu/general-courses Our range of General Courses offers something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a short refresher course, or a longer, more intensive course, LSI has the programme to suit your needs.
GENERAL COURSES 9 General 20 During the lessons you rapidly improve your writing. You use a text book and a wide variety communication skills in a variety of everyday of materials and exercises including role-plays, situations. Classes cover grammar, vocabulary, authentic materials, newspapers, magazines, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading and YouTube and other internet content. General 20 Intensive 24 Intensive 25 Intensive 30 Afternoon 10 Plus 5 Plus 10 One- to-One Locations All schools UK, Auckland, US and Canada All schools All schools All schools All schools All schools Brisbane Lessons per 20 24 25 30 10 5 10 Varies week Hours per week 16.67* (15 in 20 20.83 25 (22.5 in Zurich) 8.33 (7.5 in Zurich) 3.75 (4.16 in US & 7.5 (8.33 in US & Varies Zurich) Canada) Canada) Minutes per 50 (45 in Zurich) 50 50 50 (45 in Zurich) 50 (45 in Zurich) 45 (50 in US & 45 (50 in US & 45 (50 in US & lesson Canada) Canada) Canada) Minimum level All All All All Intermediate All All All Maximum class 15† 15 15 15† 15† 1 1 1 size Minimum 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week length Minimum age 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Varies * In the US equates to 20 clock hrs/wk. A clock hour is defined as a 60-minute span of time, with no less than 50 minutes of actual class instruction † 12 in Zurich “I’ve been at LSI for 6 weeks. It was a pleasure to study here. LSI made everything feel comfortable for me. I hope to be back soon!” FATIMATA N’DONGO, FRANCE Intensive Courses Afternoon 10 LSI offers 24, 25 or 30 lesson options per week For those who are short of time or may be working, on our Intensive courses. All our intensive Afternoon 10 gives you the perfect opportunity courses follow the General 20 course in the to brush up on your conversation skills, Business morning (lessons 1–4). During the afternoon English or prepare for a range of examinations. lessons (lessons 5–6) there are a range of electives to suit all levels, needs and interests. Plus Courses Intensive 24 and 25 afternoon lessons run The combination of group and One-to-One learning twice weekly whereas Intensive 30 runs every is ideal when you want extra help with general afternoon. Please check the relevant school skills or more specialised topics. Plus courses are page to see which electives are offered at that 5 or 10 individual lessons. Our teachers work with school. Some electives run on specific dates. you to develop your study plan. This course can Contact schools for details. supplement a General 20 or Intensive courses. Intensive 24, 25 and 30 Electives English /French/German for Communication One-to-One English for Business The fastest way to improve your language skills is through individual lessons. Individual lessons are TEF ideal if you prefer a very personal focus on your DELF own aims (see page 22). CCIP Goethe-Zertifikat TOEFL TOEIC IELTS Cambridge Exam Courses (FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC)# #Cambridge exam courses follow a specific syllabus in the morning instead of the General 20 course
10 WORLD OF WORK World of Work www.lsi.edu/world-of-work English for Business English is the international language of business. We have therefore developed a special, flexible, 12 module course designed to rapidly improve your business communication skills. Every 12 weeks, we recycle the modules with a fresh syllabus. This means students who wish to study longer and consolidate and expand their knowledge of a particular area, can do so without repeating any material. • Intermediate to Advanced levels • 10 lessons per week • Afternoon option on our LSI Intensive 30 course • Module dates: contact school • Age 16+ • Students can join every Monday English for Specific Purposes In each module, through a combination of written exercises, presentations, dialogues and role-plays Pilots Teaching in realistic business situations, you will practice This course covers all the ground theory required Aimed at speakers of other languages, this course and improve your skills in: business vocabulary to gain a private or commercial pilot’s licence. equips students with the basic tools required to and “buzz words”, email, memo and letter writing, Practical flying sessions can also be arranged with teach English as a Foreign Language. negotiating, interviewing and telephoning in English. a partner flying school at extra cost. Module 1 International Trade Option 1: For Individuals • General 20 plus 5 or 10 individual lessons p/wk* Module 2 Developing Leadership Skills & Teambuilding • General 20 (16.7 hours) plus 5 or 10 • Course length: 4 weeks (20+10)*/8 weeks individual lessons per week Module 3 Effective Communication in Presentations (20+5)* Module 4 Decision Making, Motivation & Delegation, • Individual lesson: 45 minutes Effective Communication in Meetings • Intermediate to Advanced levels (in the USA 50 minutes) Module 5 Marketing & Advertising • ICAO compliant • Intermediate to Advanced levels Module 6 E-Commerce, Viral Marketing & Social Media Module 7 Banking, Stockmarkets, Mergers & Acquisitions Subjects covered: Aviation Law, Licensing • Tailored to the individual Module 8 Relationship Building & Networking for Flight/Radio/Telephone Operators, Human Option 2: Closed Group tuition Module 9 Recruitment Interviewing Factors, Navigation, Meteorology and Aircraft Module 10 Business Law, Ethics & Environmental Issues Technology. • Afternoon option on LSI Intensive 30 course Module 11 Effective Communication in Selling & Negotiations • Intermediate to Advanced levels Language Centres: Auckland Module 12 Management Styles in International Companies • Minimum class size: check with school • TKT† (Teaching Knowledge Test) exam Specific modules can be provided on request Nursing preparation offered covering 3 TKT modules This course is ideal for students who wish to over 4 weeks study for a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or for students interested in English for Health Subjects covered: CLIL, Language analysis; Professionals. lesson planning; teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking; classroom activities; • 30 lessons per week for 2-24 weeks using resources and materials; looking at learners’ • Intermediate to Advanced levels needs; dealing with learners’ mistakes. • General English (20 lessons), IELTS preparation (8 lessons) and Nursing English (2 lessons) TKT modules: Language and Background to Language Learning and Teaching, Lesson Planning Subjects covered: Language of the Hospitals, and Use of Resources for Language Teaching, the Healthcare System, Health and Disease, Managing the Teaching and Learning Process. Medical and Anatomical Terminology, Patient Students will be required to keep a portfolio. Assessment, Diet, Elderly Care, Alternative Treatments, and Medication. Language Centres: LSI schools in the USA, Cambridge, London Hampstead and Auckland. Language Centres: Auckland † TKT test not available in New York
WORLD OF WORK 11 English with Technology English with Intro to Coding • In LSI's Intensive 30 programme, students Course structure can choose between several different • Intro to Digital Marketing: 8 weeks, two classes LSI’s new course, in conjunction with TurnToTech, electives including; English for Business, per week. Each class is 3 hours and comes with will teach you coding, the most desired skill exam preparation (TOEFL iBT, FCE & CAE) and lecture slides, homework assignments, and a for the 21st century. This course gives you a conversational fluency final presentation project. comprehensive overview of the basics of web development and app development. You'll learn Course requirements • Office visits to technology companies around how to build your own website and a smartphone • No prior coding knowledge is required. This NYC, at least one a month app as well as learning English in the heart of New course will cater to complete beginners. • Technology events, either at our campus or York City. After eight weeks, you’ll finish the course • The coding course requires an Intermediate other events in NYC, at least once a week having built your own website and a smartphone (CEFR: B1) level of English. Students who do not • English classes: General 20 or Intensive 30 App. And you’ll have made significant progress yet have the required level of English can study lessons per week (8 weeks minimum) with your English language level. on a pre-sessional English course at LSI New • In LSI's Intensive 30 programme, students York before beginning the coding lessons. can choose between several different TurnToTech, based in NY, is a modern coding electives including; English for Business, school and teaches its students mobile and web exam preparation (TOEFL iBT, FCE & CAE) and development and provides them with career English with Intro to Digital conversational fluency services. This background of coding with a good Marketing command over English provides a solid foundation Course requirements LSI’s new course, in conjunction with TurnToTech, for taking more advanced courses in Software • No prior digital marketing knowledge is required. will teach you digital marketing, the must-have skill Engineering/Graphic Design/User Experience This course will cater to complete beginners. for 21st-century marketing, while you improve your Design - all in very high demand, both in the US • The digital marketing course requires an English in the heart of New York City, the media and elsewhere. And if you have the right aptitude, Intermediate (CEFR: B1) level of English. capital of the world. you could start applying for internships or start Students who do not yet have the required level developing your own apps. After eight weeks, you’ll finish the course with a of English can study on a pre-sessional English solid understanding of various aspects of digital course at LSI New York before beginning the Course structure marketing, such as paid and earned media, digital marketing lessons. • Intro to Coding: 8 weeks, two classes per search engine optimization (SEO), paid Google/ week. Each class is 3 hours and comes with Twitter/Facebook campaigns, content marketing, lecture slides, homework assignments, and a data-driven strategies for managing your final project. campaigns and KPI's and tools such as Mixpanel • Office visits to technology companies around and Google Analytics. You'll also cover the latest NYC, at least one a month trends in digital marketing including the shift • Technology events, either at our campus or from traditional media, such as print and TV, to other events in NYC, at least once a week digital mediums. And you’ll have made significant • Participation in a ‘hackathon’ once a month progress with your English language level. • English classes: General 20 or Intensive 30 lessons per week (8 weeks minimum)
12 WORLD OF WORK www.lsi.edu/work-study-programmes Study & Work Experience LSI Study & Work Experience Programmes are an excellent opportunity to practise and develop your language skills in a business environment while gaining valuable work experience. LSI offers both unpaid work experience placements and paid positions. These programmes are ideal for university-aged students or young professionals with limited experience. UK Australia New Zealand Work Experience (Unpaid) Unpaid Internships Unpaid Internships • Available to EU nationals and for Working • Available in a range of areas including • LSI Intensive 30 course for 4–12 weeks prior to Holiday Visa holders Marketing, Events, HR, Business Administration, work experience • LSI Intensive 30 course for a minimum of Hospitality and Aged Care • Placements are for 3– 6 months and are located 4 weeks prior to work experience • Placement length: 6 –26 weeks (depending on mainly in Auckland but some may be based in • Work experience placement for 1–6 months the programme) other cities • You select 3 industries or professional areas in • Minimum level: Upper Intermediate (equivalent • Ages: 18–30 which you would like to work; we then search to IELTS 6.0) • Minimum English level: Upper Intermediate for a suitable placement for you • Prerequisite: 12 weeks Intensive 30 • Internships offered in various areas such as • Applications must be received at least 12 • Applications must be made 4 months in advance Administration, Advertising, Marketing & Sales, weeks in advance • Candidate must be enrolled on a tertiary course, Media & PR, Web development and more • Minimum age: 18+ or a recent graduate (within 18 months of course • Available to Working Holiday Visa holders completion) • Also available to Trainee Visa holders where the Work Experience (Paid) • Internship must be directly related to internship forms part of the holder’s University • Available to EU nationals and for Working educational background study requirements Holiday Visa holders • Ages: 18-30 • LSI Intensive 30 or General 20 course for a Working Holiday minimum of 4 weeks prior to work placement Demi Pair • Working holiday visas are available to students • Full or part-time work placement in an • Minimum level of English required: Upper from a number of countries unskilled job for 3–6 months earning at least Intermediate • Students can study up to 6 months on this visa the minimum wage hourly rate • Minimum course length: 10 weeks of General 20 depending on their country of origin • Placements are available in hotels but may be or Intensive 24 • Live and work in New Zealand for 1 year based anywhere in the UK • Course and placement are taken simultaneously • Assistance in preparing CVs, cover letters and • Applications must be received at least 12 • Driving license required interview techniques for job applications weeks in advance • Visa type: Working Holiday, Work and Holiday • Minimum age: 18+ • Ages: 18-27 Demi au Pair • 12-24 weeks unpaid Demi Pair placement with • Available to male and female students, aged vetted families 18-30 years old • Demi pair duties: 15-20 hours of childcare and • Minimum level of English required: Intermediate light household work • Minimum course length: 12 weeks of Intensive • Au Pair placement available on completion of a 24 or Intensive 30 for Working Holiday Visa 12 week Demi Pair programme holders; 14 weeks of Intensive 24/Intensive 30 Au Pair for Student Visa holders • Minimum level of English: Intermediate • Demi au Pair placements: 3-12 months • Minimum course length: 10 weeks of either • Driving licence required General 20 or Intensive 24 • E xperience with children preferable but • Drivers licence required not essential • Visa type: Working Holiday, Work and Holiday • First-Aid Certificate for Children (NZ $70 / • Ages: 18 – 30 4-hour course in Auckland) required • 6 months paid Au Pair placement, starting at the • Police Clearance/Check from country of end of the English course origin required • Au pair duties: Up to 38 hours of childcare and • Visa type: Working holiday Visa or Student Visa light household work with permission to work up to 20 hours per week • Earn between AU$200 – 250 per week during the • Student Visa holders can only work for the Au Pair placement duration of the LSI student visa • Various accommodation options are available for the study period • Working Holiday Visa students: Time allowed to work in one family is subject to country regulations
ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES 13 Academic Courses www.lsi.edu/academic-courses Multicentre Courses Multicentre courses are Sample Multicentre Courses perfect for students wishing COURSE: Intensive 30 DURATION: 10 weeks to combine language studies School Weeks with international travel. London Hampstead, UK 6 Providing students with the opportunity to Brighton, UK 4 study their selected ISY course (see page 14) at two or more LSI centres, the Multicentre Course COURSE: General 20 DURATION: 20 weeks can enrich the learning experience by allowing a School Weeks deeper insight into one culture or, if choosing Berkeley/San Francisco, USA 12 centres in different countries, the opportunity to compare different cultures. Toronto, Canada 8 • Available in the UK*, USA, Canada, France, SESSION: ISY DURATION: 36 weeks Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia School Weeks • Student chooses number of weeks at Brisbane, Australia 12 each location • Progress records transferred between the New York, USA 12 selected centres London Central, UK 12 This unique opportunity will allow you to learn *Available to students with a Short Term Student Visa and EU and live the language locally while travelling nationals only the world at the same time. "I've never been outside my country before, so the opportunity to come here and meet people from different countries with different cultures is amazing." JULIA PIETROBELI, BRAZIL
14 ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES International School Year (ISY) This could be the most exciting year of your life. Spend a year abroad, achieve a high level of fluency in your chosen language and make new friends from all over the world. The ISY offers value for money and a great choice of course options. Key Features of ISY • 20, 24, 25 or 30 lessons per week • Course length 24+ weeks. Advised duration 24/30/36/48 weeks • Minimum age: 16+ • Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels • Lesson: 50 minutes (45 minutes in Zurich) • Max class size: 15 students (12 in Zurich) • Afternoon academic options • Regular testing, academic counselling and assistance with university placement An individual study plan is designed for you to suit your level , individual aims and the duration of your course. We continue to check your progress with regular meetings to make sure you achieve your aims. Your study plan options can include: general language classes (see page 8), examination courses, fluency practice, study skills classes, Academic English/Pre-Masters and English for Business. ISY 30 is offered at all LSI language centres ISY & Your Expectations Accommodation but please note that other course options may As ISY courses are anywhere from 24 to 48 All options are available (see page 26 and vary between schools. We are happy to advise weeks in length we expect our students to individual LSI language centres in the prices you as to which option is most suitable for achieve excellent results. brochure). However, we recommend our your needs. carefully chosen homestays to ISY students, at The level reached after an ISY course depends least for the first month of your course – the on a variety of factors: friendly welcome you receive helps you settle • Duration of the course – the longer the quickly into life in a new country. course, the better the results • Number of lessons – often a more intensive Work Experience course yields better results Work Experience can be arranged for ISY • The language level of the students – the students (see page 12). higher the language level, the more time it may take to advance to the next level LSI University Pathway Service Available to all ISY students (see page 19). Final results will always depend on you, the student. Active participation in afternoon social activities, making new friends from all over the world, immersing yourself in the local culture, as well as speaking the target language as much as possible, will have enormous impact on your achievements. Sample ISY Study Plans SCHOOL: LSI Vancouver LESSONS P/WK: 30 DURATION: 36 weeks Week 1–12 Week 13–24 Week 25–36 General English FCE Exam Preparation General English English for Business FCE Exam Preparation TOEFL Preparation & Study Skills Academic Counselling Academic Counselling Academic Counselling SCHOOL: LSI London Central LESSONS P/WK: 30 DURATION: 36 weeks Week 1–12 Week 13–24 Week 25–36 General English IELTS Preparation & Study Skills CAE Exam Preparation Academic Counselling Academic Counselling Academic Counselling
ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES 15 Exam Preparation LSI students have a very high success rate in examinations. We will be delighted to help you decide which of the many examination courses we offer is right for you. Overview of Examinations KEY TO LEVEL: Pre-Intermediate (A2) Intermediate (B1) Upper Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1/C2) Examination Level Examination Dates Description ENGLISH PET Preliminary English Test March, June, November, December Accepted and highly regarded around the world as proof of competence in English FCE First Certificate in English Frequently throughout the year LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT CAE Certificate of Advanced English Frequently throughout the year CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English March, June, December BEC Business English Certificate March, May, June, November, December TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Contact schools for dates Focuses on the core teaching knowledge needed to teach English IELTS International English Language Frequently throughout the year Requirement for enrolment at universities and colleges in Testing System the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Frequently throughout the year Requirement for admission to universities and colleges in the USA and Canada TOEIC Test of English for International Frequently throughout the year Business English exam for international students and Communication professionals GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test Frequently throughout the year Recognised by graduate programmes at Universities around the world (see page 16) SAT Scholastic Assessment Test Frequently throughout the year Recognised by Universities around the world (see page 16) FRENCH DELF Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Français 1er Degré May, October Recognised by the French Ministry of Education TEF Test d’Evaluation de Français Frequently throughout the year Recognised by French speaking universities and companies CCIP Diplôme de Français Professionnel (DFP) June, December Recognised by the French Ministry of Education GERMAN ZD Goethe-Zertifikat B1 April, June–July, August–September, November Universally accepted as proof of intermediate proficiency in German GZ Goethe-Zertifikat B2 April, June–July, August–September, November Set as an official entrance requirement by many universities and colleges Well structured programmes and advice on exam We offer the Cambridge TKT exam at some Mini Group Exam Preparation strategies ensure that you are fully prepared centres where we run the English for Teaching • 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week when you take your exam. Please remember to course. For more details please refer to English • 4-12 week programmes check with us that the examination of your choice for Teaching on page 10. is available during your planned stay at LSI. • Participants: Maximum 5 IELTS, TOEFL iBT & TOEIC Courses* • IELTS/TOEFL/PET/KET/FCE/CAE/CPE levels Cambridge English Language Assessment* • 1 lesson: 45 minutes (50 minutes USA & Canada) • 24/25/30 lessons per week • FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and TKT preparation 100% exam focused preparation working • Lesson: 50 minutes courses available intensively on the grammar, vocabulary, reading, • 1–24 week programmes • 20/24/30 lessons per week writing, listening and speaking skills necessary for • Minimum age 16+ • Lesson: 50 minutes the exam of your choice. This complete focus on • Intermediate level and above • 4–12 week programmes your exam, taught in a small group, provides a fast • Locations - see individual LSI language route to success in the chosen exam. • Minimum age 16+ centre pages. • Pre-Intermediate level and above • Locations – see individual LSI language Up to 20 lessons per week which concentrate on centre pages. grammar input and language skills and 10 lessons per week which focus on study skills and exam The course focuses on: practice. In this course you will study: • Accurate use of everyday grammar and • Accuracy with grammatical structures language structures • Communicative skills and ability • General reading, writing and listening skills • Functional structures • E xtensive development and practice of • Vocabulary extension vocabulary • Active study skills • Improving the comprehension and • E xam skills needed to obtain a high IELTS, communicative ability TOEFL iBT or TOEIC score. Plus, the exam skills needed to obtain a high Cambridge English Language Assessment grade. *In order to ensure these options are available year round, courses may sometimes be combined.
16 ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES Academic English/Pre-Masters LSI’s Academic English/Pre-Masters programme gives you the skills in spoken and written English that you need to succeed at an English-speaking university or college. The programme is flexible and can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Academic English combines general English with • Optional classes include: a focus on key academic skills and exam English. - Cambridge English Exam courses, The programme includes regular, focussed FCE/CAE/CPE/BEC grammar and vocabulary reviews, which allows - IELTS, TOEFL iBT, TOEIC students to target their individual language - Business English needs while developing their academic reading and writing skills. This is all supported by LSI Language Learning System specialised, targeted, online resources through LSI’s Academic English /Pre-Masters our online learning system, E-LSI. programme uses the LSI Language Learning System, a complete package with quality LSI students have been placed in • Duration: 30 x 50 minutes (25 hours) instructors and the latest language learning universities such as: • 15 students max. per class materials and technology for each level and University of Warwick (UK) • Intermediate to Advanced levels phase of learning. Each student receives University of Manchester (UK) • Course length: 4 – 48 weeks personal supervision from our academic team University of Nottingham (UK) University of Chichester (UK) • Age 16+ in conjunction with the school’s university London School of Economics (UK) counsellor to ensure that his or her academic Imperial College London (UK) Programme Requirements goals are met. Students can also choose Edinburgh University (UK) Academic English is designed for students classes in English for Business and exam Brighton University (UK) who need to meet English language preparation classes for the Cambridge English Sussex University (UK) requirements to enter an English-speaking University College London (UK) Language Assessment, IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Notre Dame de Nemour University (USA) university, college or further education TOEIC as part of the programme. This can be San Francisco State University (USA) programme, or simply wish to expand their an excellent way for students to improve their Golden Gate University (USA) ability to use English in an academic setting. CV and gain qualifications as they prepare for Metropolitan College of New York (USA) Academic English is appropriate for students the next stage in life. California School of International Management (USA) who have at least a strong intermediate level College of the Desert (USA) Newbury College (USA) of English. We recommend that students who LSI Progress Testing Bunker Hill Community College (USA) do not yet have a sufficient level of English join Regular testing and multi-skill evaluations Cambridge College (USA) the general English programme until they reach track exactly how far you have progressed and Suffolk University (USA) the necessary level. This is an excellent way to ensure that our academic team keeps you on Seattle Central Community College (USA) reach your goals as quickly as possible from a track to meet your goals. Niagara College (Canada) Brock University (Canada) lower starting point. Sheridan College (Canada) Locations Kwantlen University College (Canada) What skills do we teach? Academic English is available at all our Malaspina University College (Canada) • University research and presentation skills schools in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and The Art Institute of Vancouver (Canada) • Effective communication in academic situations New Zealand. Central Queensland University (Australia) Griffith University (Australia) • Exam skills and techniques Queensland University of Technology (Australia) Start Dates • Note taking and organising University of Queensland (Australia) For starting dates please consult the relevant Newcastle University (Australia) • Essay writing skills, including critical thinking school page in the prices brochure. Australian Catholic University (Australia) and developing and presenting arguments University of Auckland (New Zealand) Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (New Zealand) UNITEC (New Zealand) Manukau Institute of Technology (New Zealand) The University of Otago (New Zealand) Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand) GMAT & SAT preparation (USA) www.lsi.edu/GMAT-SAT With LSI's GMAT & SAT preparation options, you’ll Option 2: Closed Groups work with a qualified and experienced instructor · Afternoon option on LSI Intensive 30 course who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring (minimum 3 wks) you achieve a higher score in a shorter time. · Intermediate to Advanced levels Option 1: For Individuals · Minimum class size: 10 General 20 (English lessons) Plus 5 or Plus 10 · Option to sit exam at a local test centre (minimum 3 wks) upon completion of course (exam fees or charged separately) One-to-One 5, 10, 20 or 30 lessons p/wk All programmes include: tuition, LSI GMAT/SAT course materials, online GMAT/SAT practice tests and other resources, and MBA admissions guide.
ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES 17 LSI Independent Sixth Form College www.lsi.edu/college LSI Independent Sixth Form College provides high quality, fully accredited, A level and university preparation programmes. We prepare students from all over the world to gain entry into some of the UK’s most prestigious universities. The Campus A level Courses Pre-sessional English Programmes All courses at LSI Independent Sixth Form A levels are the standard qualifications required A minimum of Band 5.5 IELTS is required for our College are based in our beautiful and spacious for admission to most UK universities. Even A level courses. For students who do not meet Victorian building in the leafy borough of in Scotland, where the Scottish Higher is the the requirement, LSI runs pre-sessional English Hampstead. LSI’s location provides a tranquil predominant entry level qualification, A levels programmes prior to the start of the A level environment in which to study, in one of the are widely accepted. programme. For A level programmes that start most beautiful parts of London. The college has in September, pre-sessional English classes run LSI offers one-year, 18 months and two-year excellent transport links and is only 20 minutes in July and August. For students who have not A level programmes depending on the student’s from the heart of London, by tube or by bus. reached the English requirement by September, prior knowledge and qualifications. Generally, subject to prior academic performance and visa Classrooms are fully equipped with technology A levels are studied over two years with requirements, students may be able to extend including internet, computers, large screen TVs students selecting three subjects. their pre-sessional English studies and follow on and interactive whiteboards. We also have a The college mainly offers the following subjects with our shorter 18 month A level programme. specially designed laboratory for our science at A level but other subjects can be catered for programme. The campus has a dedicated on request: student lounge and a beautiful garden that can host college events in the summer, providing • Art • German the perfect environment to foster a strong • Biology • History student community. • Business • Latin • Chemistry • Mathematics • Computer Science • Further "A level students • Economics • English Language Mathematics • Physics make excellent & Literature • Politics • English Literature • Psychology progress in lessons, • French • Sociology demonstrating high • Geography • Spanish levels of subject knowledge and academic skills." CURRENT LSI EDUCATION INSPECTION REPORT
18 ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES “Excellent teachers, friendly staff and a cordial atmosphere: these are the three important factors in choosing a language school. LSI is the best school with all of these advantages!” CHIH-JEN LIU, STUDENT, TAIWAN
ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES 19 www.lsi.edu/university University Pathway Service The LSI University Pathway Service Which LSI schools offer the University In New Zealand and Australia, LSI works with is designed specifically to help Pathway Service? local universities, polytechnics and tertiary We offer the service at all our schools in the institutions. Whilst LSI can not offer conditional and prepare our students to apply UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. letters of acceptance in NZ and Australia, if you to and thrive at English-speaking It is available to any student booking 12 weeks would like to go on to study at these institutions, universities or colleges. or more of our Intensive 30 or Academic we will assist you with your appointments to see English/Pre-Masters Programme. the International Admissions Staff. In addition to intensive language and academic tuition of our Academic English/Pre-Masters How does conditional admission work? LSI University Counsellors programme, our trained university counsellors Every LSI school has a trained counsellor on Students apply to a university or college and, help you choose the right university or college site to provide advice throughout the university if they meet the academic requirements, programme. They assist you at every stage of application process. Students who study with they are issued with a conditional letter of the application process, from start to finish. us for 12 weeks or more receive free university admission. This letter states which additional At the same time, LSI’s academic team work counselling. Our friendly and professional requirements are needed before the student with you to design a study plan tailored to your counsellors work with you one-to-one to ensure can begin their programme. These additional needs and then monitor your progress to ensure that you choose the best university programme requirements focus on meeting the English that you achieve these goals wherever possible. for you and with the school’s academic team to language requirements of the university or The University Pathway Service includes: monitor your progress. This ensures that you college. LSI’s Academic English programme are on target to reach the academic standards and University Pathway Service help you meet • Preliminary level placement and academic required by your chosen university. those requirements. advice before arriving at LSI • Assistance with conditional letters of Our counsellors will also assist you with the Students at LSI schools in the UK, USA and admission to universities and colleges university application process from start to Canada may receive conditional letters of (see right) finish, whether you wish to take up a place admission for their chosen university or college • Individual study programmes tailored to meet at one of our partner institutions or enrol at which ensure them places on degree courses your needs and goals another university of your choice. subject to completion of an LSI programme. Some of LSI’s partner universities in the USA • Counselling throughout your course, including Conditional letters of admission and Canada accept LSI’s own levels as proof of assistance in completing applications, visiting Many colleges and universities in the UK, USA English language ability; other institutions may universities and preparing for interviews. and Canada offer conditional admission to require either IELTS or TOEFL iBT scores. We can also assist with your application international students. Conditional admission documents to any of our partner universities LSI can arrange a conditional letter of admission is perfect for international students who are and colleges to your chosen university or college for you academically qualified but need to improve • Visa extension advice and support* before you arrive. Once you begin your course their English skills before they begin their at LSI, our academic team prepare you to meet degree programmes. the additional language requirements for your course and take you step by step through the application process. * Not available in the UK
20 ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES Country Specific University Preparation Many English-speaking universities require proof of English language level as part of their admission preconditions. IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge CAE tests are all recognised tests but universities and colleges in different countries often specify particular exams. Our university preparation focuses on preparing students for the most relevant exams. In addition, LSI’s Academic English/Pre Masters course prepares students not only for the exams but also to thrive in the academic and social environment of top universities. University preparation in the UK includes: • IELTS • Cambridge CAE • Academic English University preparation in the USA and Canada includes: • TOEFL iBT • Academic English University preparation in NZ and Australia includes: • IELTS • TOEFL iBT • Academic English "About my TOEFL course, I liked that the LSI Partner Universities Many of LSI’s partner universities classes were small so the teacher had in the USA and Canada accept LSI time to explain to every single student. levels as proof of ability in English. The teachers are prepared." This means that you can get a university or college place without having to take an external BERTHA OLMOS CARRILLO, MEXICO examination such as the TOEFL iBT. Our pathway with Berkeley City College outlines in more detail how this relationship with LSI and our partner institutions works. University Pathway with LSI Partner Berkeley City College Students who have a high level of English and have completed an LSI Intensive programme are eligible to transfer to Berkeley City College (BCC), which is conveniently located just across the street from LSI! Berkeley City College is a highly respected community college where students can complete the first two years of their undergraduate college credit, working towards their four year Bachelor’s Degree. Once students complete their programme at BCC they can then apply to state universities throughout America (including the University of California, Berkeley) in order to complete the last two years of their four year undergraduate degree.
ACADEMIC COURSES/SERVICES 21 Partner Universities and Colleges Working with LSI Below are some of our partner institutions, along with English language requirements for enrolment. For more information, please contact the university counsellor at your chosen LSI language centre. USA Institution Location English Requirement Adelphi University Garden City, NY TOEFL/IELTS waived* American International College Springfield, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 American University Washington, D.C. TOEFL/IELTS waived* Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR Completion of level 3 for direct undergraduate admission; completion of level 4 for direct graduate admission Auburn University Auburn, AL TOEFL/IELTS waived* Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 California International Business University (CIBU) San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Cambridge College Springfield, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 College of Idaho Caldwell, ID TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane, WA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3 Fashion Careers College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 or 5 depending on the programme Fisher College Boston, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 Florida International University Miami, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived* Full Sail University Winter Park, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA TOEFL/IELTS not waived Grossmont Community College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 IPSB College of Massage & Integrative Health San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA TOEFL/IELTS waived* Maryville University St. Louis, MO TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Metropolitan College of New York New York, NY TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 National University California & Nevada No TOEFL/IELTS, completion of level 5 and then student takes National’s ELP 820 for one month New York Film Academy New York, NY Admission to diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived) Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived for undergraduate upon completion of level 4, for graduate upon completion of level 5 Platt College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Prince William Sound Community College Valdez, AK TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Lakewood (Denver), CO TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA TOEFL/IELTS score of 61 or IELTS score of 6.0 required Schiller International University Largo, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5 Seattle Central Community College Seattle, WA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5, students must take English and math placement exams and may be placed in the College Bridge Programme Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR IELTS or TOEFL iBT 45 required UC Berkeley Extension Berkeley, CA Will issue conditional acceptance but must submit test score University of Central Florida Orlando, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived* University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL TOEFL/IELTS waived* University of Kansas Lawrence, KS TOEFL/IELTS waived* University of the Pacific Stockton, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived* University of South Carolina Columbia, SC TOEFL/IELTS waived* William Jessop University Sacramento, CA Admission to BA programmes on completion of level 4, and to MA programmes on completion of level 5 Canada Institution Location English Requirement Acsenda School of Management Vancouver, BC Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree programme requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level (CEFR level C1) Evergreen College Ontario Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived) Lambton College Ontario Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived) Niagara College Welland, ON Admission to certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived). Admission to degree programmes requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level (TOEFL/IELTS waived). RCC Institute of Technology Toronto, ON Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived) Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON Admission to degree programmes requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level and Laurier’s LEAF programme. (TOEFL/IELTS waived) *To meet the English language requirement the student can take the Pearson/Versant test at their LSI school
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