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LSI New York

New York, US
431 Canal Street, New York, NY, United States
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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.

Courses

Founded in 1965, the LSI group of schools are known worldwide for delivering high quality English tuition. The group have schools in large cities around the world, providing students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the language while living in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

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.

Teachers:

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”.

Type of courses

LSI New York have a wide range of General English courses tailored to every language-learning need. Courses are designed to rapidly improve communication in everyday situations while also focussing on reading, writing and vocabulary.

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.

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LSI New York offers an English for Business modular course which is specially designed to help improve communication skills in the world of business. Students have the option to combine the course with the Intensive 30 general English course each morning and follow specialist business modules on banking, finance, sales, marketing, negotiating and recruitment in the afternoon.

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.


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Designed for students wishing to take the TOEFL exams in order to gain entry into universities in the USA and Canada or to improve their opportunities at work. The TOEFL exam is one of the most recognised qualifications in the English-speaking world.

Course details:

● 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: Contact the school for more information about entry into TOEFL exams.

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Choose a course

General - 10 Lessons per week (Standard) Starts from £161
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 15 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £302
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £346
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £382
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £382
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £382
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • LSI New York Cafe
    Cafe
  • LSI New York Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • LSI New York IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
  • LSI New York Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • LSI New York TV
    TV
Location
431 Canal Street, New York, NY, United States

Situated in Lower Manhattan, the LSI New York schools offers a fantastic opportunity for students to learn English in one of the most exciting and breathtaking cities in the world. The school building is just a step away from the well-known NY neighbourhoods of SoHo, Chinatown, Tribeca and Greenwich Village, with many bohemian bars and restaurants to choose from. Home of iconic sites such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, New York has been called ‘the greatest city in the world’. It has a population of nearly 8.5 million people and is divided into five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. They say that there is nothing you can’t find in New York and this is certainly true - from Broadway musicals, unrivalled art collections, magnificent architecture and every type of cuisine, the city offers students a thrillingly unique cultural experience. Getting around New York is easy, you can choose the efficient subway network, take a famous yellow taxi cab or simply walk through its streets gaping at the immense skyline. The city also has three of the world’s busiest airports, JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark with international and domestic flight connections all over the USA. Further afield, students can step out of the chaos of the city into New York State, which offers beautiful lakes, mountains and a variety of outdoor pursuits. The interesting cities of Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia are also easily reached by train or bus. For students looking to learn a language in a fast-paced and exciting city, LSI New York is a great choice.

Accommodation

Student residence

LSI New York offer a number of student residences and shared apartments which are more suitable for independent students who do not wish to stay in Homestay accommodation. All students must be 18+ years of age Residence 1: Vanderbilt YMCA Vanderbilt YMCA is located on Manhattan's fashionable East Side near Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue. Features include: ● Twin rooms (2 people) ● shared bathrooms ● Air conditioning ● Sports facilities (swimming pool, gym) ● TV room ● Wireless internet ● Housekeeping service ● 24 hour security ● Laundry facilities ● 2 students must book together Accommodation address: 224 East 47th Street, New York City, NY 10017, USA Distance to school: 20-30 minutes by subway Residence 2: Amsterdam Residence Situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Amsterdam residence offers basic, bunk-bed style rooms which all have a sink and mini-fridge. Features include: ● Single or double (shared rooms) ● Lounge ● Shared kitchen ● Wi-Fi ● Computers ● Bed linen and towels provided ● Air conditioning ● Laundry facilities Accommodation Address: 207 West 85th Street, New York City. Distance to school: 30-40 minutes by subway/bus.

£262/week

Price/week: £262

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 14

About the Student residence:

Make your home in Brooklyn Heights, a short walk from Cadman Plaza Park and the thrift shops and chain stores on Montague Street. Pack a picnic and spend an afternoon sunbathing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and stroll along Brooklyn Heights Promenade to take in the gorgeous views across the river to Manhattan’s skyscrapers. Then, walk downtown to take advantage of the eclectic range of eateries on offer. Try Pollo d’Oro for Peruvian specialities and rotisserie chicken, or Café Habana for an award-winning Cuban sandwich.

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