Study University Pathways Programmes Online

LSI’s online pathways programme prepares students for the academic challenges facing them on English speaking programmes at top colleges & universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Austral-ia & New Zealand. By the end of the course, students are expected to reach LSI’s Advanced level, equivalent to TOEFL iBT 110 or IELTS 6.5+. Students will learn general language skills and academic skills necessary to thrive on English speaking undergraduate and post graduate programmes. The LSI online pathways programme also prepares students for the challenges faced in an English speaking workplace.

Academic English

LSI’s online pathways programme includes the online academic English course. This course is built by the counsellor, student and academic manager to give the student the best chance of reaching their chosen institution’s academic targets.

The online academic English course is a combination of general English, Cambridge Assess-ment Exam Preparation and Academic Exam (IELTS/TOEFL) preparation, depending on the needs of the students and their chosen institution. In addition, two further pathways classes per week allow time to discuss progress, work on applications and tackle any language issues.

This combination, tailored for each student, meets individual hopes and needs. This is all supported by specialised, targeted, online resources through our online learning system, E-LSI.

What skills do we teach?
  • University research and presentation skills
  • Effective communication in academic situations
  • Exam skills and techniques
  • Note taking and organising
  • Essay writing skills, including critical thinking and developing and presenting ar-guments
  • Optional classes include: - Cambridge English Exam courses, FCE/CAE/CPE/BEC - IELTS, TOEFL iBT, TOEIC - Business English

Partner Universities and Colleges Working with LSI

USA

Institution

Location

English Requirement

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

American International College

Springfield, MA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

American University

Washington, D.C.

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

Completion of level 3 for direct undergraduate admission; completion of level 4 for direct graduate admission

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

California International Business University (CIBU)

San Diego, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Cambridge College

Springfield, MA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Community Colleges of Spokane

Spokane, WA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3

Fisher College

Boston, MA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4

Florida International University

Miami, FL

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

TOEFL/IELTS not waived

Grossmont Community College

San Diego, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4

Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Los Angeles Film School

Los Angeles, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

Maryville University

St. Louis, MO

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Metropolitan College of New York

New York, NY

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

National University

California & Nevada

No TOEFL/IELTS, completion of level 5 and then student takes National’s ELP 820 for one month

New York Film Academy

New York, NY

Admission to diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived for undergraduate upon completion of level 4, for graduate upon completion of level 5

Platt College

San Diego, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Prince William Sound Community College

Valdez, AK

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Lakewood (Denver), CO

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4

Saint Michael’s College

Colchester, VT

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

TOEFL/IELTS score of 61 or IELTS score of 6.0 required

Schiller International University

Largo, FL

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA

TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5, students must take English and math placement exams and may be placed in the College Bridge Programme

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Coos Bay, OR

IELTS or TOEFL iBT 45 required

UC Berkeley Extension

Berkeley, CA

Will issue conditional acceptance but must submit test score

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

TOEFL/IELTS waived†

William Jessop

Sacramento, CA

Admission to BA programmes on completion of level 4, and to MA programmes on completion of level 5

†To meet the English language requirement the student can take the Pearson/Versant test at their LSI school

Canada

Institution

Location

English Requirement

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Admission to the EAP Bridging program requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level. For direct entry to undergraduate degree programmes LSI's Advanced level required.

Bishops University

Sherbrooke, QC

Admission to the undergraduate degree programmes requires completion of LSI's Advanced level with a minimum score of 80% on tests and assignments completed during the last 3 weeks of the course.

Canadian Tourism College

BC

Admission to diploma programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Evergreen College

Ontario

Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

JRS College of Business and Healthcare

Toronto, ON

Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Lambton College

Ontario

Admission to certificate and diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Niagara College

St. Catherine's, ON

Admission to certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programmes requires completion of LSI’s Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived). Admission to degree programmes requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level (TOEFL/IELTS waived).

RED Academy

BC & ON

Admission to certificate, diploma and post graduate programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Royal Crown College

Toronto, ON

Admission to diploma programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

St. Clair College

ON

Admission to certificate, diploma and degree programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Sterling College

BC

Admission to diploma, advanced diploma and post graduate certificate programmes requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level except for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing which requires completion of LSI's Advanced level

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, ON

Admission to degree programmes requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level and Laurier’s LEAF programme. (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

Yorkville University

Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC

Diploma and degree programmes. Completion of LSI Upper Intermediate (CEFR Level B2) required for diploma programmes and LSI Advanced (CEFR Level C1) for degree programmes. TOEFL/IELTS waived.

New Zealand

Institution

Location

English Requirement

International Travel College

Auckland

Admission to range of certificate and diploma courses with a minimum IELTS score of between 5.0 to 5.5 depending on course

Whitecliffe School of Design

Parnell, Auckland

Admission to range of certificate and degree courses with a minimum IELTS score of between 5.5 to 7.0 depending on course

UNITEC

Mt. Albert, Auckland

Admission to range of degree and diploma courses. Course-specific and country-specific entry requirements

Auckland Institute of Studies

Mt. Albert, Auckland

Admission to range of degree and diploma courses with a minimum IELTS score of 6.0

Ardmore Flying School

Papakura, Auckland

Admission to diploma and licensing courses with a minimum IELTS score of 6.0

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A wounderful school in a Beautiful part of England.

Johanna Ekeroth , Cambridge

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Best place to learn English and have fun!

Romain Storaï , Vancouver

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Great school! :)

Irem Caliskan , Boston

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I spent 3 months at LSI doing a CAE Preparation Course and I have to admit this is the best language school I've been to so far! Not only did our teacher (Jonny) prepare us properly for the exam, but he also asked each and everyone of us which were the topics/parts on which we thought we needed to improve and planned his classes accordingly.As far as the rest of the staff is concerned, they are just as willing to help: Javier for any of your accommodation issues, Mark and previously Gavin for academic enquiries, and Armin for anything really; it is hard to refer to them as merely "staff": as a matter of fact, I have to admit that after 3 months there I'd rather describe LSI as a small family.Can't think of anything else right now, but if you're thinking about learning English in London, this is the place I'd recommend! ;)

Federico Montanari , London Central

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