Located in the Metropolitan Detroit area in the city of Southfield, Michigan approximately 25 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport, 15 minutes from Canada and 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Metropolitan Detroit area has a population of approximately 4,500,000 people. The area is racially and ethnically diverse. The predominant ethnic groups are: Germans, Irish, Greeks, Hungarians, Chaldeans, Lebanese, Yemeni, Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, Ukrainians, Italians, Mexicans, Nigerians, and Poles. Metropolitan Detroitranked 8th in the nation in 2005/06 for the number of foreign students (20,827) studying in Michigan at universities, colleges or English programs. The leading countries of origin for foreign students in Michigan are India, Canada, Korea (Republic of South), China, and Taiwan.
Language Center International is dedicated to providing students with quality language training for academic, professional or personal success and to promoting American cultural understanding in an atmosphere conducive to learning. Its primary instructional focus is English as a Second Language for adults ranging in age from 16-60+. Students may register for group classes or individual instruction. Individual instruction begins at any time throughout the year upon request. Group classes are held in 6 terms per year. Each term is seven weeks in length beginning in January, March, May, July, September and November. Class sizes are small (4-16) and emphasize interaction between students and instructors. Courses include reading, listening, grammar, speaking, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary building and test preparation. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are available. Classes are held mornings and afternoons Monday through Thursday. Students have the opportunity to study from a minimum of 4 hours per week up to a maximum of 36 hours. Students select their courses and class schedule upon completion of a placement examination. No minimum test score is needed for admission to LCI.
LCI does not provide housing. Students who do not have family or friends in the area should contact www.cityofsouthfield.com for housing information.