LSI Berkeley was established in 1980 and is located in downtown Berkeley, close to bus and underground stations and a few blocks from the University campus. The area has many restaurants, movie theatres, coffee shops, bookstores and other services.
The school has nine classrooms including two student computer rooms with free internet access, a student resource library, and indoor and outdoor common areas. We are an official test center for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) which means that students can sit the examination in the school.
Enjoy leisure and social activities with fellow students, teachers and hosts, or join organised trips to spectacular sites all over California.
For more detailed information on the school, accommodation, visa regulations and how to apply, visit out website to view LSI Berkeley's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
ESL Program Introduction
A course with 20 lessons per week, covering all aspects of the language from pronunciation to grammar and vocabulary to practice in the four skills.
Suitable for students who wish to study intensively and get a well rounded insight into the language and country. Students follow a Standard 20 course in the morning, then intensify and consolidate the tuition in the afternoon classes.
One-to-One classes tailored to your needs, designed to supplement group courses.
Modular Business Course
An afternoon option on the English language LSI Intensive 30 course, covering topics such as Banking and Stock Markets, Marketing and Advertising, Recruitment, Sales and Negotiating.
International School Year Intensive 30
30 lessons per week
International School Year Standard 20
20 lessons per week
An excellent opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends from all over the world.
Study and Work Programme
For the first 4 weeks you study an LSI Intensive 30 course to increase your fluency and build confidence with the language. We then place you in a work experience position closely related to your career interests or educational background, allowing you to gain the skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.
LSI 30 Cambridge Examination Courses
(30 lessons per week)
LSI 20 Cambridge Examination Courses
(20 lessons per week)
The Cambridge Examinations in English are recognised and highly regarded by English speaking universities and companies. At LSI we offer tailored courses to prepare for these examinations.
-First Certificate in English (FCE)
-Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation
TOEFL is required by non-native speakers of English for admission to universities in the USA and Canada. Preparation for this test at LSI is an afternoon option on the LSI Intensive 30 course.
This test is accepted by thousands of companies as evidence of proficiency in English in a business situation. Preparation for this exam is an afternoon option on the LSI Intensive 30.
Berkeley is an Official TOEIC testing center.
Individual tuition tailored to your needs. We offer 20, 30, 40 or 50 lessons per week.
9 Day Compact Course
A course of 82 or 92 One-to-One lessons over 9 consecutive days designed for those with exacting needs which must be met in a short time.
Intensive language training for business in a small group. This course can be supplemented with One-to-One lessons.
One-to-One classes, tailored to your needs, designed to supplement group courses.
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- Average Class Size:
- Hours per Week:
- Minimum Age:
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- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory
- School Setting: Urban
- Accreditation: Accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) and Authorised by TOEIC Test Centre
Schedule & Fees
Please visit our website for information regarding our course fees.
Special Courses & Features
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Tel +1 510 841 4695
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