Our language school is a spacious and airy Victorian building with a beautiful, secluded garden. Whether you are studying for TOEFL or Cambridge Examinations or studying English on one of our more general ESL/EFL programmes, you will benefit from excellent facilities including a computer room and language lab, a library and wireless internet to help you get the most out of your English course.
The nationality and age mix at Language Studies International (LSI): London Hampstead varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
LSI London Hampstead teaches students from all over the world, including:
LSI London Hampstead does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
There were no problems with the classes. The classrooms were well equipped with all necessities for us to stay comfortable.
The teachers were very friendly, they are always try to clear all our doubts.
The location is very good, easy to find and close to central London. I had a lot of options near the school for eating or drinking something, no problem.
I liked the facilities, all toilets were always clean.
My home stay was a bit far, but they were very helpful and friendly with me. But I want to complain about the location, it's not fair some people living in Zone 5 and some people living in Zone 1. It's not about going to school, but living in Zone 5 is more expensive than living in Zone 1 or Zone 2, and we were paying the same school fee.
I can only comment about the classes and the teacher since i didn't avail of the offered accommodation. I liked all the things that were offered me. The only negative point out was it was cold in the classroom. Other than that I really enjoyed everything: my teacher, the students and also my activities. Mr. Ronnie was really listened to me. It's a very good experience for me.Show details » Read more...
Disappointment. This feeling was not only mine but the other students I talked to were also shocked. There were not enough facilities, with no room to socialize away from it all. The only possibilities were a coffee maker and a gumball machine. It was common that the stairs are crowded with students eating their lunch because the tiny room for students was being used for level tests. My teacher (the same for three weeks) was Australian, but I wanted to acquire the British pronunciation. That's why I went to London. The staff ignores complaints while claiming to always be at your disposal. On arrival, you are intimidated with a code of conduct for offenders, which implies that you can be there to sexually offend colleagues and the police can be triggered in case of need (I am 60 years old). Finally, if you don't mind, the bathrooms are unisex.
The house where I was was well away from the school (walk ten minutes to the subway station, three stations of subway after, ten minutes walk to school). My hostess was very nice, but the room was small and the bathroom was away from the room, quite different than what you think when you book "with private bath" because being next to the living room, visitors use it as well.
I was satisfied with the level of the class. The people with different world views made those lessons really interesting. The office staff was very nice and helpful. I wasn't satisfied with all of the teachers. In my opinion there were some teachers whose attitude wasn't always appropriate. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I had the feeling sometimes that they are bored and don't really care about the students. Our host-lady was very kind and she cooked quite well, but the house was really far from the city in a bad neighborhood. And there was no WiFi at my host family house and it was a problem for me.Show details » Read more...
The classes were good and the teachers were fantastic. The school's location is really good and very accessible.Show details » Read more...
There were too many pupils in a small classroom. The teacher had daily technical problems with the board. Noisy and chatty atmosphere in class because of some younger pupils (16/17 years). No adult courses available. We were just working with copies of books, page by page - no changes in learning methods. No good break management... took too long, other students went for coffee machine although break was over... 1 day for testing out of just 5 school days is to much. Maybe a shorter testing phase for one week students is possible.
But nice teacher Barbara, communicative and interesting afternoon activities (Club 40+) with Allison, excellent and lovely host family, very homey and interesting and beautiful room and bathroom.
I would recommend the school just for younger students not for adults.
I liked the study method adopted by LSI: a lot of speaking and interaction among the students and the teacher. My main problem with English is understanding and I think that I can improve it mainly by listening people who speak English.
I also liked the activities of the Club 40+, in the afternoon. With a teacher and another student (over forty), we had much sightseeing. We could choose any place we liked and the teacher would take us there.
We've been on the Shard (the 306 metres tall skyscraper), in St. Paul's Cathedral and on the London Eye.
In the evening there were some events for students and teachers. I went once at Nando's restaurant and once at a pub. Those events were very useful because they were quite informal and it was simple to get relaxed and to speak English in a more natural way.
After the lessons the students can stay in the school. There is a big room where they can relax and eat or drink.
In another room you can play table tennis. Furthermore there is a big garden with another table tennis facility.
The accommodation was good too. The room and the bathroom were clean and the hostess was very nice.
• In the beginning I was very shy, but then I started to talk to people because I wanted to gain some new friends. I was very happy about Caleb. He was a very nice teacher and we had a lot of fun.
• I was in class B2 and the level was perfect for me.
• The school was quite nice; we could sit in the garden and play badminton in the sun.
• There were too few toilets.
• I did not like the food very much. I would like more to choose from and more freshly made food.
Firstly, my housing is really good. Mrs. Craig and her husband are nice, polite, happy, and all you can ask for in a host family. She is really attentive to me to give advice or to give meals, laundry, etc. In addition to these, the kitchen is generous and delicious. The little dark aspect is the fact that the family didn't eat with me.
Next, the school is clean. It has a pleasant garden and has an acceptable size for the number of students in my period.
The staff is attentive, nice, and close to students.
I have just one teacher during my stay, so I can just judge Steve, who is really good with us. He is really attentive to us (and our needs) while at the same time continuing his program of studying (all parts and themes he has to teach during the week). He teaches grammar and speaking, and continues to teach all parts of skills, with facilities and a plan that is simple to follow.
The location is nice because of my housing. It just takes 15 minutes by bus, and it is perfect because of its proximity to Tesco, Starbucks and all the shops we need; as well as the proximity to Hampstead Station, who serve the Northern line.
I think the school’s social program is really nice but quite repetitive for a stay of 2 weeks (two times of bowling), but it's fun, social, pleasant and is a good way to make discussion.
I liked my stay in London. I had good colleagues and teachers.
The school was very nice, and I had all the assistance of the school's staff. I received support material for my studies.
My house was good, but I didn't practice my English with my house family, because we didn't have time.
This was my first time in London City, and I loved this city, along with the different social activities, the school, etc.
I must go back to London to improve my English step by step, with your help.
The school is conveniently located in a quiet area... Teachers and administrators are very nice and patient, and the classes are fun and interactive. Very good activities but for those few days we are not a priority... And finally my host house was very nice and warm.Show details » Read more...
I really liked my school, teachers, and everything in LSI.Show details » Read more...
I think the school "LSI London Hamptead" is really professional and accurate. The lessons were interesting and complete. I want to thank my teacher James because he was able to help me with the pronunciation. The school was well-organised. I love the school location because it was close to my home. I liked everything about this experience.Show details » Read more...
The classes were very good and intense, with very friendly teachers. And the school is in a nice place in a beautiful location.
What was not so good was my class had several different teachers in the first week. But then everything regularized and Ronnie was an excellent teacher.
My accommodation was not associated with the school.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in London. These homes are often between 25 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from LSI London Hampstead. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 75 when you register.
The closest airport to the school is London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from London Heathrow Airport is £ 90. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to London based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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The leafy and picturesque neighbourhood of Hampstead is one of London’s best-kept secrets. It’s home to many artists, writers and celebrities and is located just 3 miles from the very centre of London. Hampstead village is brimming with charming restaurants, cafes and boutiques. LSI London Hampstead's excellent location means students benefit from both nearby accommodation options and easy access to London's famous sites.
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We will offer the course even for one student who signs up. Let me clarify that the morning portion is our Standard 20 class, which includes other students ages 18+ (our average age is late 20s, but in the summer early-mid 20s). The afternoon portion of the course (the activity portion) would be only with other Club 40+ students. However, if the student is the only one enrolled in Club 40+ at the time, they will essentially have a private lesson/activity.
I am very sorry but we cannot make exceptions. The only solution is waiting until August when the student will be 13 years old.
I am afraid we cannot accept beginner students and in London Central they don’t run Junior’s program.
We can’t accommodate families of this size in the same host family as then it stops being a British host family and becomes an Argentinean home. We can offer various alternatives; The mother can live with the 13 and 16 year olds whilst the adults (20 and 22 years) live either together in a host family or in single rooms in different host families. If the adults choose to live in different host families we can try to house them with other adults of different nationalities in single rooms if they would like. Or the 13 and 16 year olds can live together in a host and the other adults live in single rooms with different hosts, or they can have various combinations in twin or single rooms. We have some triple rooms as well.
Yes she can, this type of accommodation called Executive home stay and they can book it with breakfast (BB) or breakfast plus dinner (HB), in zone 2-3 (closer to our school) or in zone 4-6. The client will stay in a single room with private bathroom.
We can accept pre intermediate level student but we cannot accept beginners.
I am afraid that we cannot do extra nights in the peak season. Please note that our home stay will be fully booked because of the high demand for bookings in the Summer.
I am afraid that our host families cannot provide this service. Please note that the flight can be delayed or maybe the underground can be closed because normally they do improvement work on the weekend. Host family cannot take this duty. The best and safest option is to take a transfer and the driver will leave the student in the home stay.