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LSI Boston

Boston, US
105 Beach Street, Boston, MA, United States
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Learn English and form friendships that span continents.

It takes about an hour to walk across the city of Boston. It is a small
intimate place, where students can study and socialise together. Attending LSI Boston will make students feel as though they are in their home environment with their friends.

The school is in one of the oldest cities in America. Many of the buildings in Boston– including the school building - are very old. The Brownstone building where it is situated, is shared with other tenants including a deli. 10 classrooms are on the fourth and fifth floor, where a maximum of 15 Students are taught. The rooms are character-filled with large windows and exposed red brick walls. Look up to the ceiling and you will see beautiful exposed wooden beams.
Students have the use of 15 computers in the computer lounge, and
there is also free Wi-fi available. They can also make use of the e-
learning system.

There is no cafeteria, but students can use the microwaves and vending machines. Food is available from one of the many cafés, restaurants, sandwich shops and markets. There are tables and chairs on the roof terrace, where students can have lunch or just socialise. On the fourth floor is a student lounge with a chalkboard graffiti wall, where students can write messages. They can create something fun, while at the same time improving their English. Board games are another fun way for students to interact and get to know each other.

A diverse range of students attend the school, from as far apart as
Columbia, Thailand, Spain and turkey. The bulk of students are in their twenties, but students between the age of 16 and 65 attend language courses at LSI Boston.

Courses

On the first day at the school, students take tests in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and vocabulary. They are placed in a group to match their language needs. LSI Boston, like many schools, use interactive methods to aid learning. Students work in pairs, they do group work, role play, project work and games.

They aim to provide each student with the best education possible. In lessons, students can expect to use, CDs, DVDs and websites. These methods help students to absorb the language effortlessly. They experience the English language in many ways and learn how to use it in different situations.

The lessons focus on enhancing communicative skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The aim is to get students fluent in English in the quickest time.

Type of courses

The general English course is 20 lessons per week, and run between 1 and 50 weeks. This course is for Students over the age of 16 years, and classes are small and limited to 15 participants. Using everyday situations, students can expect their level of English to progress fairly rapidly. Two lessons each day will focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. The other two lessons focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each lesson includes the use of a variety of materials. They include newspapers and magazines. Students also take part in more fun things like role-play. All of these aids speed up the learning process.
Students praise the staff, saying that they offer help and advice if they experience any problems.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: There are 4 lessons per day between 09:10 a.m. 12:50 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Yes

Two Intensive courses are offered. They consist of 25 or 30 lessons, and the course length can vary from 1 – 50 weeks depending on the student’s need. Courses start each week and are offered at beginner or advanced level. Classes are for those age 16 years and above and is limited to a total of 15 students. People who take this course generally need to learn English as quickly as possible. Elements of the course are the same as for the General English course. However, the afternoon sessions are more intensive and focused on what students have already learnt. Students will be expected to attain a level of fluency and comprehension. And also gain a sound knowledge of the people and customs of the host country.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: There are 25 lessons between 09:10 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Yes

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Many students want to learn English because it is the language of business. This modular course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their English. Each module is studied over 1 week and students can join the course every Monday. The course duration is between 1 – 23 weeks. Students are expected to already have a reasonable command of the English language. The course allows them to build and improve their language skills in a business setting. In the mornings students study the Intensive 30 English course to improve their language skills. In the afternoons they concentrate on using English in business. Some of the topic studied include, Banking, the Stock Market, Marketing and Advertising, and Recruitment. Students can choose to study the modules that they are interested in, and which are relevant to their business needs. They may opt to study the complete course to attain the highest level of business English.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: Lessons run between 09:10 a.m. and 16:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Yes

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The course is offered to students who want to study at university. It’s designed to improve their ability to study successfully at an academic level. Students learn how to study independently to cope with the demands of university. Over 20 lessons, students will develop their grammar and language skills. A further 10 lessons will focus on study skills. There will also be practice exams, to improve their performance in the live tests. This course is a requirement if students want to go on to further academic study, in the USA or Canada. Exam fees are included.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: Lesson run 09:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Yes

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Choose a course

General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £282
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 48 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £366
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 48 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £366
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 23 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £366
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 23 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • LSI Boston Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • LSI Boston IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
  • LSI Boston Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
Location
105 Beach Street, Boston, MA, United States

The school is situated near the vibrant theatre district. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk from South Station, which is the transport hub of the area. Buses, trains and subway trains connect at that point. Boston is a popular destination for students wanting to study English somewhere interesting. There are a large number of colleges and universities, including Harvard and MIT. So it is an excellent city for meeting the needs of students. There is a choice of public transport including taxis. Some students may prefer walking, others may want to cycle. Bicycles are available to rent, as are cars for those who want to go further afield. The aim at LSI is to make students feel at home. There are many local attractions which the students are encouraged to visit, as part of the learning experience. No matter what time of year students choose to study in Boston, there are many places to visit and activities to take part in. In the warmer months students can enjoy concerts or kayaking along Charles River. They can also join groups and walk the historic Freedom Trail. The 2.5 miles trail has a collection of museums, churches, meeting rooms, burying grounds and park. These all tell the history of Boston and how it helped shape America.

Accommodation

Homestay

Students who choose to study at LSI Boston, have the choice of staying with an American family. They are carefully selected by the Student Service Coordinator, who visits all homestay locations to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. These can be offered as bed and breakfast or half-board. Laundry facilities are available in the home or at the local Laundromat. They are within easy reach of public transport, and usually no more than 45 – 60 minutes away from the school. Executive homestay is available in Boston, which includes private bathroom or en-suite.

£161/week

Price/week: £161

Booking fee: £50.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 0

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