LSI Paris

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LSI Paris

Learn and Live the Language

Since 1973, thousands of students from all continents have come to our language school LSI Paris to take advantage of the seriousness and the quality of the courses given.

Located in the historical heart of the city, LSI Paris is just a stone's throw from the Pompidou Centre, close to Notre-Dame Cathedral and the atypical districts of the Marais and Les Halles. The LSI school is accessible from all parts of the capital.

Language courses at LSI are adapted to the needs and schedules of each one, classes of different levels, preparations for exams French (TEF, DELF) and English (TOEFL) are offered to you.

Why LSI Paris?

  • Language training experts since 1965
  • Language schools all over the world
  • City centre locations
  • The latest technology in language learning
  • 123 different student nationalities
  • Courses for groups and individuals

Levels and Placement

Should you not be a complete beginner a careful assessment of your skills is crucial in order to find the right level class to meet your needs. LSI has developed a range of language assessment tests. These tests are free of charge and can be done from home. Once the tests have been marked, one of LSI's language consultants will get in touch with you to discuss your results.

Since these placement tests primarily measure your knowledge of and not you ability in the foreign language, LSI Paris offers free trial lessons. These allow you the possibility to take part in an ongoing class, talk to the teacher and determine if the course on offer is the one that best corresponds to your needs.

Language levels

The LSI Paris Language Levels are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A1 Basic User

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 Basic User

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 Independent User

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Independent User

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 Proficient User

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Proficient User

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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