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Basic School Information for Potential Hosts

1706 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Ph.: 619-234-2881 Fax: 619-234-2883 Email:


LSI in Brief Welcome Welcome to Language Studies International San Diego
We are located at: 1706 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.
Our Administrative Offices and rooms 300-311 are located on the third floor. The closest bus stop is located across from the school on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Elm Street. The closest trolley station is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and C Street.

The telephone number for LSI San Diego is (619) 234-2881. LSI SCHOOL EMERGENCY NUMBER: 1-866-402-6796.

Language Studies International
Language Studies International (LSI) was founded in England in 1965 and operates successful programs in Australia, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S.A. We believe that the most effective way to learn any language is to study in the country where it is spoken. LSI San Diego provides students with the opportunity not only to study English, but also to become familiar with the local culture and customs. We offer a comprehensive program for the study of English, including general English, English for business and professional people, preparation for the Cambridge First Certificate and Cambridge Advanced exams, as well as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) / TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) preparation. Additionally, specialized instruction is provided to meet the needs of individual students. All courses of study concentrate on building fluency and confidence in speaking and understanding English.


LSI in Brief LSI San Diego Staff
LSI San Diego Staff
"Open Door Policy" The administrative and teaching staff at LSI is here to help you. Please feel free to speak to the Director, Director of Studies, Registrar, Student Services Coordinator, or any teacher if you have any questions or problems. The door to the Director's office is always open, and you may come in during student hours if you would like to speak to him or her. Student hours are before and after school and during break and lunch. Please do not leave class unless it is urgent. Director: Mr. Steven Nicholson The Director is here to help you in any way. Please feel free to speak to the Director about any concerns you have about your classes, LSI, or any other issues. Director of Studies: Ms. Rachel Ishiguro The Director of Studies is also here to help you in any way. Please feel free to speak with her about any questions regarding your class, level, textbooks, the school, or any other aspect of your academic experience. Accommodation Coordinator: Ms. Suzette La Salle Suzette takes care of accommodation and airport transfers in San Diego. If you have any concerns about your accommodation arrangement, please see her. Together, you can try to find an answer to your question or solve any problem you might have. You can also see her to make payments. Registrar: Ms. Nicole Brokaw Nicole handles all enrollments. She is also the person who issued your I-20 and can answer any visa questions. You can also see her to make payments.

LSI in Brief School Hours for Students
Standard 20/Morning Classes
Standard 20 is designed for students who wish to improve general English skills. The course is divided into two morning periods: Period One: 9:10 to 10:50 a.m. The unit topic of the morning is introduced while focusing on a communicative approach to the lesson. A combination of teaching methods is used to achieve grammar objectives appropriate to the course level, incorporating listening, speaking, pronunciation, and writing skills. A textbook is distributed at all levels to be used in both morning classes. Homework is assigned daily. Period Two: 11:10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. This integrated skills class builds on the same unit topic introduced in the first period through intense work on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Lessons revolve around practical situations geared toward teaching the student "real world" skills; functional topics are chosen according to the level. Homework is assigned daily.

4 Intensive 30/Afternoon Classes
Intensive 30 students study the same two periods described above, plus additional afternoon classes. Afternoon options include: English for Business, or General English electives such as Pronunciation, Writing, or Everyday English. Intensive 30 students can pre-book their afternoon choices or choose their course during the Orientation session. A minimum of four students is needed to open any of these classes. Other afternoon course options are also available at these hours. AFTERNOON SCHEDULE: Period 3: 1:50 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Period 4: 3:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. Afternoon classes run Monday to Thursday. No afternoon classes are held on Fridays.

2009 Holidays
THERE IS NO CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2009: Monday, January 19 Monday, February 16 Friday, April 10 & Monday, April 13 Monday, May 25 Friday, July 3 Monday, September 7 Monday, October 12 Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 Monday, December 21, 2009 & Sunday, January 3, 2010 Winter Break January 4, 2010 Classes begin Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington's Birthday Good Friday & Easter Monday

Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Thanksgiving