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LSI New York-Academic English (30 Lessons per week)

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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
15 students max. per class
Intermediate to Advanced levels
Course length: 4-48 weeks
Age 16+

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431 Canal Street, 12th Floor of Metropolitan College of New York. NY 10013 New York

LSI New York is based at the Manhattan campus of the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), located Downtown in SoHo, near the Financial district, with Chinatown, Tribeca and Greenwich Village all within walking distance. As well as being a friendly and welcoming place to learn English and interact with international and American students, LSI New York offers students access to all the art, theatre, shopping and entertainment that makes the Big Apple the greatest city in the world. If you want to learn English in the United States, New York has it all.

Our language school features bright and spacious classrooms with spectacular views across Manhattan. Facilities include a first class library, two computer rooms with free internet access and a student lounge where you can relax when not studying for exams. You will have every opportunity to mix with American students as well as international students. LSI New York is one of the designated ESL programmes for students taking classes at MCNY, which means that students can enroll in MCNY classes for up to six credits while studying at LSI, or transfer into MCNY’s undergraduate or graduate degree programmes without providing a TOEFL score so long as they’ve completed LSI’s advanced course. The accelerated design of MCNY’s courses means that students can complete an MBA in as little as one year of study. Click for more info on the courses available. You must be at least 16 years old to attend LSI New York; please note that 16-17 year olds cannot stay in Homestay accommodation - they must either arrange their own accommodation or stay at the Amsterdam student residence.

LSI occupies about 15 spacious and comfortable classrooms that offer splendid views over lower Manhattan. Facilities include a library where students can find a quiet place to study, with access to books, magazines, and newspapers free of charge. Two computer rooms with free internet access contain more than 40 computers for student and staff use. Free wifi is also available throughout the building.

LSI New York is located on the 12th floor of an award winning high rise office building on the Manhattan campus of the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). Surrounded by Soho, Tribeca, Chinatown and Greenwich Village, four of New York City’s most popular downtown neighborhoods, LSI is just steps away from countless restaurants, cafes, clubs and shops - offering students the chance to experience a vast array of cuisine, shopping and entertainment. Several major subway stations and bus stops are also right around the corner from the school.

LSI’s goal in our general English classes is to give students the opportunity to practice their English. To make the learning process more enjoyable, we use a range of multi-media tools with a variety of teaching techniques. LSI wants to give students the chance to learn English in a practical way so that they can confidently use these skills in the future. During their first morning at LSI, students are welcomed before being assessed for their current skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English. Following this session, our Academic Director will create a “Personal Study Plan” with each long-term student before placing them into the class level which will benefit the student the most. Regular review of project work, weekly test results, and personal attention all help to improve students’ English skills. Upon successful completion of their course, students receive our “Certificate of Completion”.

Additional Information

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions
All course fees must be paid in full no later than 30 days before the course starts. If a booking is made less than 30 days before the course starts, the fees are immediately payable. If payment in full has not been received, you will not be allowed to start your course.

Bank charges
LSI reserves the right to charge up to an additional 2.75% processing fee for all credit card payments. For payments made via bank transfer, LSI reserves the right to charge an additional fee to cover bank charges. In both these cases, students will be informed of any such fees at the time of purchase.

Visa information
Once we have received your application, we will send a Proof of Funds form, which must be completed in order for LSI to issue you a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20), which is required in order to apply for a student visa at the US Consulate.

Courier fees
If you enrol on a course in the USA less than 30 days before the course start date and require an I-20, a courier fee of US$65 will be charged to cover the expedition of visa documentation. If you enrol more than 30 days before the course start date, documentation will be sent by normal postal service, unless you request and pay for the courier service.

Travel and medical insurance
Travel and medical insurance is strongly recommended at all LSI schools for the duration of your stay, regardless of your course length or course/visa type. For some programme or visa types, insurance is compulsory (please check with the school for further details). It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate cover before departure and for the duration of your stay. Students may be required to show proof of medical insurance at the school upon arrival and may not be allowed to commence a course until satisfactory medical insurance has been obtained. Travel and medical insurance can be purchased from a third party through LSI when booking. Details of what this covers are available from your LSI representative. You are responsible for the belongings which you bring with you to LSI schools or accommodation and for taking out insurance for your own possessions.

Additional services
Any additional services (transfers, travel, laundry, telephone costs, excursions, medical costs, special diet, exam fees, change of accommodation and enrolment amendments) are not included in any fees unless specifically stated on a valid invoice.

Under 18 year olds (19 in Vancouver)
LSI delivers adult courses (except for programmes advertised as being for Juniors). Therefore, students aged 16 and 17 will be attending classes and sharing facilities with students aged 18 and over. Under 18 year olds may be required to pay a guardian fee, provide custodianship documents, live in LSI-approved accommodation, book LSI’s airport transfer service and purchase insurance. All students under 18 (19 in Vancouver) must provide a signed Parental Consent form prior to arrival, and for Canada they must also provide a signed Health Declaration and excursion waiver form.

Cancellation before the course start date
For cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the course start date, all tuition fees are refunded. For cancellations made within 7 days of the student enrolling in a course, defined as the school having received the enrolment form and registration fee, 100% of tuition fees are refunded (regardless of whether or not the course has started). All students attending an LSI school in the USA will be subject to the applicable, location-specific State Enrolment & Refund policies. Should LSI's refund policies differ from state regulations, refunds will be processed according to the state policies, available upon request from each school.

Termination Policy – Cancellation after the course has started
For cancellations made within 7 days of the student enrolling in a course, defined as the school having received the enrolment form and registration fee, including courses that have started, 100% of tuition fees are refundable. If the student terminates after having completed more than 60% of the program, there is no refund. In all other cases, unused weeks tuition are refundable.

Registration fee* 150
Courier fee 65
Health insurance (p/wk) 25
Airport transfers (one way) 160
* 10% if your tuition fees are below $1000

Placement fee 90
HOMESTAY (Single room p/wk) B&B HB
In Manhattan 490
In Manhattan: executive with private bathroom 670
Outside Manhattan: Zone 1 365 430
Outside Manhattan: Zone 2 335 405
Outside Manhattan: Zone 3 265 330
Christmas 55
Summer (Jun 21– Aug 30) 35
Minimum age for homestay accommodation is 18. Students aged 16 and 17
must stay at the Amsterdam Residence or arrange their own accommodation.

HOMESTAY (Prices p/wk) B&B HB
Single 240 300
Executive 85
Christmas 55
Summer (Jun 21–Aug 30) 35

RESIDENCE (Per person p/wk – Available all year)
Back Bay International Guest House (Half board)
Shared room* (2–4 people) 450
US$200 refundable security deposit charged on arrival at residence.
RESIDENCE (Per person p/wk)
YMCA Residence, Manhattan
Single, shared bathroom 595
Twin, shared bathroom** 365
No meals (include access to sport and fitness facilities).
** Only available for students booking and arriving together
Other residence and apartment options available on request.
Hotel prices are available on request.


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