LSI New York - 2017/18 Information
40 Rector St, New York, NY 10006, United States
Language Studies International (LSI) have a network of first-class language schools around the world. The LSI school in New York features modern facilities, professional teaching staff and spectacular views across Manhattan. If you want to learn English in the Big Apple, LSI New York has it all.
LSI New York occupies the 12th floor of the Manhattan Campus of the Metropolitan College of New York. The school has 16 spacious and well equipped classrooms and its location in the heart of Lower Manhattan attracts hundreds of students each year.
The school offers a wide range of courses including:
● General English
● One-to-One English
● International Semester courses
● Exam preparation ( TOEFL, Cambridge English)
● English for Business
● Club 40+ (English for students over 40)
● Academic English
All courses are taught according to a 10, 20 or 30 hour per week schedule. Each of the 16 classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and lessons are taught in small groups (maximum 15, average 12) with emphasis placed on speaking, listening and group discussion.
Students come to learn English at LSI New York from all over the world and there is a diverse mix of nationalities. Students are housed in one of two off-campus residences, hotels, shared apartments or through the Homestay programme.
LSI New York runs a varied social programme which takes advantage of all the city has to offer as well as encouraging students to practice their English. International students attending the school also have a unique opportunity to mix with American students, as the school teaches ESL courses to native English-speaking students enrolled at the Metropolitan College of New York.
LSI New York is committed to providing the best language-learning experience through qualified native speaking teachers. Each course has a structured curriculum that focuses on full language immersion as well as encouraging students to hone their grammar and pronunciation.
LSI New York aim to make the learning process more enjoyable, using a range of multimedia tools with a variety of teaching techniques. Teaching at LSI New York is in classes of around 12 students and learners are encouraged to participate fully in all activities.
The school has the capacity to teach around 150 students at one time. Students learn the language through speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary and class discussion in English is actively encouraged.
To encourage students to practice their English outside of the classroom, the school provides a wide range of social and sports activities. LSI New York also offer a university placement service, whereby staff at the school assist students in their applications to study at American universities.
LSI International has around 8-12 full time and 5-10 part time qualified native level English speaking teachers. All teachers have experience in teaching English either in America or abroad and are approved by the New York State Department of Education.
Feedback and Testing:
On arrival at the school, each student is given a “Personal Study Plan” before being placed into the class level which will benefit the student the most. Regular review of project work, weekly test results, and personal attention is given to help improve students’ English skills. Upon successful completion of their course, students receive a “Certificate of Completion”.
Students following an LSI New York general English course participate in group activities such as role-play, debate and reading newspapers together. Some courses also include extra modules on a range of subjects - such as film, current affairs and local culture. Courses are open to all levels, from Beginner to Advanced and students can also choose to have one-to-one tuition. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 15 students, and learners are fully immersed in English throughout the course.
General Languages Courses at LSI New York include:
1. General 20: 20 lessons per week (4 lessons per day) with a course duration of 1-50 weeks.
2. Intensive 25: 25 lessons per week with a course duration of 1-50 weeks
3. Intensive 30: 30 lessons per week with a course duration of 1-50 weeks
4. Afternoon 10: For students who wish to keep their mornings free for other activities. 10 lessons per week with a course duration of 1-50 weeks.
5. Club 40+: For students aged 40 and over. The course has a tailored afternoon program of activities for people in this age group. 20 lessons per week with a
course duration of 1-4 weeks.
6. One-to-One Premium Courses: LSI New York offers intensive one-to-one tuition in courses of 5-40 lessons per week. Each lesson is adapted to the student’s needs. One-to-one classes are particularly useful to professionals and executives who need to use English for their work. Course duration: ongoing.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All General English courses are taught at the LSI New York school building from Monday to Friday. Standard courses are generally taught in the morning, intensive courses are all day. Afternoon 10 is after lunch.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Course certificate: Certificate of Achievement at the end of each course.
The English for Business course is open to those with intermediate English language ability and above. The business section of the course has 10 lessons per week and the overall duration is 1-23 weeks.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the LSI New York school building, from Monday to Friday. Contact the school for more information.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Course certificate: Certificate of Achievement on finishing the course.
● 20 lessons per week of grammar and general language skills (part of LSI’s Intensive 30 course)
● 10 lessons per week of TOEFL exam practice.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught the LSI New York building from Monday to Friday.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Course certificate: To be requested at the school during the course.
- IT Lounge
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Social Calendar
- Free Internet
- Computer Room
- Multimedia Classroom
- Wheelchair Access