Language course English in Fort Lauderdale

The Language Academy

Learn English in Fort Lauderdale by taking a course with our partner school, TLA (The Language Academy). Founded in 1997, TLA is situated in a modern building in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s financial district. The school has a first class team of teachers and administrative staff who will help you to feel at home from you very first day of class.

Key features of our partner English school in Fort Lauderdale:

  • School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training)
  • Modern, spacious classrooms
  • 20 different student nationalities
  • Intensive courses begin each Monday
  • Multimedia language laboratory with television, video and CD’s
  • Computer room with WIFI internet access
  • Cafeteria with drink and snack machines
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

On the first day of your English course, the head of the activities department will present you with the school’s current activity programme. On this first day you will also receive a welcome breakfast so that you can get to know other students and members of staff. A typical programme of activities includes:

  • Music day, the origins of jazz and blues
  • Barbeques on the beach with free drinks and snacks
  • Visits to museums, newspapers and TV stations
  • Excursions to South Beach, the zoo and aquarium

Intensive

Learn English in Fort Lauderdale by taking an intensive course. TLA offers intensive courses with either 20, 22 or 32 lessons per week. If you choose to take a 20 lesson a week course, you will not need an I-20 visa if your country is part of the I-20 visa waiver programme, but with the others you will. The lessons focus upon communication and centre upon grammar, vocabulary, conversation, writing and listening comprehension.

The intensive course can either take place in the morning or in the afternoon.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per group
Number of lessons per week:
20
22
32
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 841 1203 1565 1927 2289 2652 3014 3376 3738 4100 4462
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1384 2039 2693 3348 4003 4657 5312 5967 6621 7276 7930
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1505 2224 2944 3664 4383 5103 5823 6542 7262 7982 8316
Intensive with host family, single room, no meals 1324 1946 2568 3190 3812 4434 5057 5679 6301 6923 7545
Intensive with studio (budget), single room, no meals 1723 2526 3329 4133 4936 5739 6542 7345 8149 8952 9755
Intensive with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 2011 2958 3905 4852 5799 6747 7694 8641 9588 10535 11482
Starting dates:  

beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Complete beginners may be required to attend some private lessons prior to joining a group.

Info host family:  

Surcharge for a private bathroom in a single room (half board): € 98 per person per week

Surcharges studio (beach area):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €196 per week
Surcharges studio (budget):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport per person per way. An airport upon arrival at Miami has a price of € 177 per person per way. Please state on the booking form which transfer you would like to book.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials* (intensive and business courses, not for exam courses)
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays are not being rescheduled or refunded.

Minigroup

If you prefer a more personalized language program without missing the learning fun within a group, we recommend you the minigroup course. Here you will get 20 lessons of English per week in a group of up to 5 participants. This guarantees a personal learning environment in which you can concentrate on specific topics.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 5 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Minigroup without accommodation 1231 1788 2345 2902 3459 4017 4574 5131 5688 6245 6802
Minigroup with host family, double room, halfboard 1774 2624 3473 4323 5173 6022 6872 7722 8571 9421 10270
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 1895 2809 3724 4639 5553 6468 7383 8297 9212 10127 10656
Minigroup with host family, single room, no meals 1714 2531 3348 4165 4982 5799 6617 7434 8251 9068 9885
Minigroup with studio (budget), single room, no meals 2113 3111 4109 5108 6106 7104 8102 9100 10099 11097 12095
Minigroup with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 2401 3543 4685 5827 6969 8112 9254 10396 11538 12680 13822
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

Surcharge for a private bathroom in a single room (half board): € 98 per person per week

Surcharges studio (beach area):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €196 per week
Surcharges studio (budget):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport per person per way. An airport upon arrival at Miami has a price of € 177 per person per way. Please state on the booking form which transfer you would like to book.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials* (intensive and business courses, not for exam courses)
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays are not being rescheduled or refunded.

Business English

We have two business English programmes available in Fort Lauderdale:

1. This business English course in Fort Lauderdale has a very professional focus, which is based upon the development of basic communication skills so that you can express yourself with ease in this field. You will have conversation, listening and writing classes which are focused solely upon business English. The course consists of 20 lessons per week, in a group of a maximum of 5 students. To take this programme you will not need an I-20 visa if your country is part of the I-20 waiver programme.

2. As a complement to the business English programme you can choose to take an extra 5 individual workshop classes per week (a total of 25 lessons per week, 20 in group + 5 individual). You can choose your workshop topics upon enrolment by marking your preferences in the “notes” section of the booking form. The specialist subjects you can choose form are as follows:

  • Financial English
  • English for Law
  • English for journalism
  • English for Human Resources
  • English for the shipping industry
  • Medical English
  • English for marketing
  • English for international business
  • English for executive assistants
  • English for agriculture and the food industry

For the second course you will need an I-20 visa, even if your country is part of the visa waiver programme.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 5 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 952 1788
Business English with studio (budget), single room, no meals
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1203 2331
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1259 2452
Business English with host family, single room, no meals 1175 2271
Business English with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 1537 2958
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 1324 2531
Business English with studio (budget), single room, no meals 1765 3413
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1574 3074
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1630 3195
Business English with host family, single room, no meals 1547 3014
Business English with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 1909 3701
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

Surcharge for a private bathroom in a single room (half board): € 98 per person per week

Surcharges studio (beach area):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €196 per week
Surcharges studio (budget):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport per person per way. An airport upon arrival at Miami has a price of € 177 per person per way. Please state on the booking form which transfer you would like to book.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials* (intensive and business courses, not for exam courses)
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays are not being rescheduled or refunded.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge exam preparation course in Fort Lauderdale consists of 20 lessons per week, all dedicated Cambridge exam preparation lessons with a specialised teacher. The course has a duration of 8 or 10 weeks and prepares you for the CAE or CPE examn. All lessons are taken as part of a group with a maximum of 12 students per class. In order to take the Cambridge exam course in Fort Lauderdale, you should have at least an intermediate knowledge of English.  

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

 

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 10 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 2642 3274
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4940 6157
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 5451 6798
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, no meals 4685 5837
Cambridge exam with studio (budget), single room, no meals 6171 7684
Cambridge exam with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 7322 9124
Starting dates:  

elementary : 07/01 (8 weeks),14/01 (10 weeks), 28/01 (8 weeks), 01/04 (8 weeks), 08/04 (10 weeks), 22/04 (8 weeks), 30/09 (10 weeks), 14/10 (8 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

CAMBRIDGE CAE & CPE START DATES 2019

  • CAE 8 weeks: January 28, April 22, October 14
  • CAE 10 weeks: January 14, April 08, September 30
  • CPE 8 weeks : January 07 & April 01

The price of the Cambridge exam course does not include the course materials (approx € 93) nor the exam fee (approx € 349).
The Cambridge exam courses might need an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. Price of an extra night on request. Exams are computer based at the school. Students interested in preparation courses for paper-based exams (offered at outside locations), please contact us for details.


EXAM DATES 2019

  • CAE: March 22, June 15, December 05
  • CPE: March 02, May 24
If you would like to take the FCE exam, you can take a 4-week preparation course in summer and prepare for the FCE exam that takes place on the 09th of August 2019 (prices on request!)

Course materials:  

€93, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €349, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Surcharge for a private bathroom in a single room (half board): € 98 per person per week

Surcharges studio (beach area):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €196 per week
Surcharges studio (budget):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport per person per way. An airport upon arrival at Miami has a price of € 177 per person per way. Please state on the booking form which transfer you would like to book.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials* (intensive and business courses, not for exam courses)
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays are not being rescheduled or refunded.

TOEFL Exam

The TOEFL exam course consists of 20 group lessons per week plus hours of supervised self-study. The minimum time you can take this course is 4 weeks, and you must have at least an intermediate level. To take this course you will need an I-20 visa even if your country is part of the I-20 visa waiver programme.

On the same start dates and for the same price you can also start TOEIC exam preparation.  

To read more about the TOEFL examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 6 weeks  
TOEFL Exam without accommodation 1175 1704
TOEFL Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 2303 3418
TOEFL Exam with host family, single room, no meals 2178 3227
TOEFL Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2554 3798
TOEFL Exam with studio (budget), single room, no meals 2939 4351
TOEFL Exam with studio (beach area), single room, no meals 3515 5214
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The price of the TOEFL preparation course does not include the course materials (approx. € 93) nor the exam fee (approx. € 349). Students are responsible for making their own test appointment. The test fee (credit card required) is payable to the official test center.

Course materials:  

€93, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €186, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Surcharge for a private bathroom in a single room (half board): € 98 per person per week

Surcharges studio (beach area):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €196 per week
Surcharges studio (budget):   single room : 20/10/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €145 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale airport per person per way. An airport upon arrival at Miami has a price of € 177 per person per way. Please state on the booking form which transfer you would like to book.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials* (intensive and business courses, not for exam courses)
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays are not being rescheduled or refunded.

Host Family

Stay with a host family whilst you learn English in Fort Lauderdale. The host family accommodation in Fort Lauderdale includes half board and a double or single room. Double rooms can only be booked by two people who are travelling together. You may ask about the availability of an en-suite bathroom. The families are situated around 20 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale city centre, where the school is situated, using public transport. All host families have WIFI internet access.

Studio (beach area)

The studios in a residence are situated 20 minutes away from the school by public transport right by the beach. The studios are fully furnished and equipped with a kitchen and bathroom. Bedding is provided, and you will also find a television and telephone. The studio can be shared by two people who are travelling together. All the studios have WIFI internet access. You have access to a swimming pool.    

Studio (budget)

The studios (type budget) are located in the downtown or residential area of the city. You stay in a single room with your own bathroom and kitchenette. All apartments have air-conditioning. Kitchenettes are equipped with cooking utensils. Bed linen and towels are provided. Wireless internet, cable TV is included, and you’ll have a washer and dryer on site. Apartments are located in residential neighbourhoods close to commercial areas with stores and supermarkets, a 15 to 25-minute bus ride to school.

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