Many LSI partner institutions accept LSI’s own levels as proof of English. However, LSI can also prepare students to take external English level tests, which may be required by some LSI partner institutions, as well as other institutions not affiliated with LSI. LSI has a very high success rate in preparing our students for these external exams and offering advice about which examination course is right for you.

Well structured programmes and advice on exam strategies ensure that you are fully prepared when you take your exam. Please remember to check with us that the examination of your choice is available during your planned stay at LSI.

Overview of Examinations

Key to levels:
Upper Intermediate

Cambridge English Language Assessment

  • FCE, CAE, CPE preparation courses available
  • 20/24/30 lessons per week
  • Lesson: 50 minutes
  • 4–12 week programmes
  • Minimum age 16+
  • Intermediate level and above
The course focuses on:
  • Accurate use of everyday grammar and language structures
  • General reading, writing and listening skills
  • Extensive development and practice of vocabulary
  • Improving the comprehension and communicative ability. Plus, the exam skills needed to obtain a high Cambridge English Language Assessment grade.


  • FCE, CAE, CPE preparation courses available
  • 24/25/30 lessons per week
  • Lesson: 50 minutes
  • 1-24 week programmes
  • Minimum age 16+
  • Intermediate level and above
Up to 20 lessons per week which concentrate on grammar input and language skills and 10 lessons per week which focus on study skills and exam practice. In this course you will study:
  • Accuracy with grammatical structures
  • Communicative skills and ability
  • Functional structures
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Active study skills
  • Exam skills needed to obtain a high IELTS, TOEFL iBT or TOEIC score

GMAT & SAT Preparation

With LSI's GMAT & SAT preparation options, you'll work with a qualified and experienced instructor who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring you achieve a higher score in a shorter time.

Option 1: For Individuals

General 20 (English lessons) Plus 5 or Plus 10 (minimum 3 wks)
One-to-One 5, 10, 20 or 30 lessons p/wk

Option 2: Closed Groups

  • Afternoon option on LSI Intensive 30 course (minimum 3 wks)
  • Intermediate to Advanced levels
  • Minimum class size: 10
  • Option to sit exam at a local test centre upon completion of course (exam fees charged separately)

All programmes include: tuition, LSI GMAT/SAT course materials, online GMAT/SAT practice tests and other resources, and MBA admissions guide.

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