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LSI Berkeley

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2015 Center Street , Berkeley (view map)

About LSI Berkeley

The Location
A relaxed and charming town, Berkeley offers visitors easy access to all the attractions
of San Francisco. The school occupies a twostorey building in downtown Berkeley just
moments from the station and the UC Berkeley university campus.

The School
The school is located in a modern building with a large glass atrium, with both indoor and outdoor common areas. There is free internet use in the student lounge and computer room, as well as a kitchen, library and study rooms. LSI Berkeley is also an official TOEIC test centre, so you can take the exam in the school.

The Lifestyle
LSI Berkeley runs a busy and varied social programme that allows you to take advantage of all that Berkeley, San Francisco and the rest of northern California have to offer. The Bay Area affords a wealth of famous attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz, and visits to places such as the Wine Country and the Monterey Peninsula are easily arranged.

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Sports

  • Football/Soccer

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Student Residence

Activities

  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • On campus events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Courses

General English

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

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

General 20
• 20 lessons per week (4 lessons per day)
• Duration: 20 x 50† minutes (16.67 taught hrs/wk;
20 clock hrs*/wk in the US)
• 15 students max‡. per class
• Beginner to Advanced levels
• Course length: 1–50 weeks
• Age 16+
During the lessons you rapidly improve your communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. Classes cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading and writing. You use a text book and a wide variety of materials and exercises including role-plays, authentic materials, newspapers, magazines, YouTube and other internet content.

Intensive Courses
LSI offers 25 or 30 lesson options per week on our Intensive courses. All our intensive courses follow the General 20 course in the morning (lessons 1–4). During the afternoon lessons (lessons 5–6) there are a range of electives to suit all levels, needs and interests.
Intensive 25 afternoon lessons run twice weekly whereas Intensive 30 runs every afternoon.

English Exam Preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

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.
Well structured programmes and advice on exam strategies from experienced teachers ensure that you are fully prepared when you take your exam. Please remember to check with us that the examination of your choice is available during your planned stay at LSI.

We offer TOEFL/SAT/GMAT and Cambridge FCE&CAE preparation.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

LSI’s Academic English 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 a focus on key academic skills and exam English. The programme includes regular, focussed grammar and vocabulary reviews, which allows students to target their individual language needs while developing their academic reading and writing skills. This is all supported by specialised, targeted, online resources through our online learning system, E-LSI.
• Duration: 30 x 50 minutes (25 hours)
• 15 students max. per class
• Intermediate to Advanced levels
• Course length: 4–48 weeks
• Age 16+

Business English

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Location Type: Town/City

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

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
• Can also be part of the ISY programme
• Age 16+
• Students can join every Monday

In each module, through a combination of written exercises, presentations, dialogues and role-plays in realistic business situations, you will practice and improve your skills in: business vocabulary and “buzz words”, email, memo and letter writing, negotiating, interviewing and telephoning in English.

English online

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Levels: Basic, Advanced, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk

LSI Professional offers Business English lessons taught online by qualified LSI teachers. Our intensive online English courses for business have a problem-solving approach to help with your professional needs.

We provide tailor-made business English courses online for companies, individuals, small groups and job seekers. Our classes are delivered at your convenience and our teachers will help with all aspects of professional English including:

Telephoning
Business writing
Presentation skills
Meetings
Strategies for negotiations
Recruitment and job seeking
Social English
Intercultural communication

Our online business English classes will cover the grammar, vocabulary and language skills you need for effective professional communication in all areas of the business world. Our aim is to provide complete English language support to help you achieve your goals.

English Pathway Programs

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

The LSI University Pathway Service is designed specifically to help and prepare our students to apply to and thrive at English-speaking universities or colleges.
In addition to intensive language and academic tuition of our Academic English programme, our trained university counsellors help you choose the right university or college programme. They assist you at every stage of the application process, from start to finish.
At the same time, LSI’s academic team work with you to design a study plan tailored to your needs and then monitor your progress to ensure that you achieve these goals wherever possible.

We offer the service at all our schools in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
It is available to any student booking 12 weeks or more of our Intensive 30 or Academic English Programme.

Tailor made English courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

One-to-One
• 20, 30, 40, or 50 individual lessons per week
• Beginner to Advanced levels
• 1 lesson: 50 minutes
• Courses begin: every Monday
Individual tuition is the fastest way to learn a language. Whether you need general or specialised language, each course is designed for your needs and adapted to your rate of progress. It is the perfect option if you have specific targets or limited time. It is particularly convenient for professionals and executives preparing for a trip abroad, or negotiations and presentations in a foreign language.
Our reputation for adaptability and flexibility means that your trainers respond to any further requirements you may have.

9 Day Compact
• 82 or 92 individual lessons
• 1 lesson: 50 minutes
• 9 consecutive days
• Courses begin: every Saturday
For people with special aims which must be met in a short space of time. Requiring just one week away from the office, this course is ideal for busy professionals and executives who need to prepare for presentations and meetings in a foreign language. The course includes lunch with your teacher, giving you the opportunity to work on your social language – also vital in a business situation.

Mini Group
• 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week
• Participants: maximum 5
• Minimum age: 19 years
• Intermediate to Advanced levels*
• 1 lesson: 50 minutes
• Courses begin: every Monday
This course combines general grammar and skills development with an in-depth focus on the language of business.
The small, intensive group provides the ideal opportunity to practise negotiation, presentation and meeting skills in a realistic situation.
Intercultural awareness is important in global business and communication. The international mix of our courses and experience of our teachers provides the perfect forum in which to gain this valuable knowledge.

English Summer Courses

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This course is for students aged: 7-17

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

The Location
Berkeley is a friendly and vibrant college town in the
East Bay, just half an hour by public transport from all the major attractions of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. The city is known for its lively arts community, a thriving cultural scene and its many green spaces, as well as being home to UC Berkeley, America’s premier public university.

The School
The programme is based at our friendly and well-equipped school in the heart of downtown, just one
block from the university campus and close to the eclectic shops and cafes of Telegraph Avenue. For older juniors (12 -17 years) the course combines English tuition in the mornings with fun activities and excursions in the afternoons. For younger juniors (7 -11 years) we offer morning English classes in mixed ability classes.

COURSE
• 15 lessons per week
• Elementary to Advanced levels
• Afternoon activities/weekly excursions
• Full board homestay accommodation in shared room
• Students aged 7–11 can only study with parents or guardians as part of the Family Programme (see page 45)
• Max. 16 students per class

Start Dates
Winter 2017: Every Monday† from Jan 3 to Feb 6
(course ends Feb 10).
Summer 2017: Every Monday from Jun 26 to Jul 31 (course ends Aug 4).
Winter 2018: Every Monday† from Jan 2 to Feb 5
(course ends Feb 9).

English Teacher Training

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This course is for students aged: 16-99

Location Type: Town/City

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Aimed at speakers of other languages, this course equips students with the basic tools required to teach English as a Foreign Language.

Option 1: For Individuals
• General 20 (16.7 hours) plus 5 or 10
individual lessons per week
• Individual lesson: 50 minutes
• Intermediate to Advanced levels
• Tailored to the individual

Option 2: Closed Group tuition
• Afternoon option on LSI Intensive 30 course
• Intermediate to Advanced levels
• Minimum class size: check with school
• TKT† (Teaching Knowledge Test) exam preparation offered covering 3 TKT modules over 4 weeks

Subjects covered: CLIL, Language analysis; lesson planning; teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking; classroom activities; using resources and materials; looking at learners’ needs; dealing with learners’ mistakes.
TKT modules: Language and Background to Language Learning and Teaching, Lesson Planning and Use of Resources for Language Teaching, Managing the Teaching and Learning Process.
Students will be required to keep a portfolio.

Junior English Programs

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This course is for students aged: 7-17

Levels: Basic, Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

The Location
Berkeley is a friendly and vibrant college town in the
East Bay, just half an hour by public transport from all the major attractions of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. The city is known for its lively arts community, a thriving cultural scene and its many green spaces, as well as being home to UC Berkeley, America’s premier public university.

The School
The programme is based at our friendly and well-equipped school in the heart of downtown, just one
block from the university campus and close to the eclectic shops and cafes of Telegraph Avenue. For older juniors (12 -17 years) the course combines English tuition in the mornings with fun activities and excursions in the afternoons. For younger juniors (7 -11 years) we offer morning English classes in mixed ability classes.

COURSE
• 15 lessons per week
• Elementary to Advanced levels
• Afternoon activities/weekly excursions
• Full board homestay accommodation in shared room
• Students aged 7–11 can only study with parents or guardians as part of the Family Programme
• Max. 16 students per class

Start Dates
Winter 2017: Every Monday† from Jan 3 to Feb 6
(course ends Feb 10).
Summer 2017: Every Monday from Jun 26 to Jul 31 (course ends Aug 4).
Winter 2018: Every Monday† from Jan 2 to Feb 5
(course ends Feb 9).

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