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OHLA Orlando Language School

Address: 6965 Piazza Grande Ave # 107, Orlando, FL 32835, USA
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Description OHLA Orlando Language School

One of the best language schools for international students - Open Hearts Language Academy (OHLA) is located in the picturesque, bright and friendly Orlando (Florida, USA). Here students from all over the world can find for themselves a variety of effective language courses: preparation for the university, for various exams (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge exams), to improve general language skills in a standard or intensive mode.

OHLA Orlando is located almost in the center of the city (slightly to the southwest) in the vibrant and respectable Metro West area: clean air, high security, beautiful architecture and all the necessary infrastructure for life, learning and entertainment.

OHLA School Orlando works with several prestigious universities in the US (Full Sail University, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida), which helps to develop truly relevant, modern and effective courses, taking into account all the requirements of higher education institutions. Another important plus: students who have successfully completed language courses in summer can receive direct invitation to American universities - Full Sail University and University of Central Florida. Certification of OHLA's Advanced 2 by universities is accepted as an analogue of the high score obtained in the IELTS or TOEFL international exams.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) program is also widely known and very popular, a special intensive course for foreigners that takes into account all their needs, requests and often encountered difficulties. In addition, students spend a lot of time studying English and American culture: religious attractions and monuments, architecture and art, features of the national mentality and cuisine.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in OHLA Orlando Language School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 210 $ / week

OHLA Orlando offers three options for the main language course:

  • Standard - 20 lessons per week. Classes are held from Monday to Friday in the morning (9: 00-12: 40);
  • Semi-intensive course - 24 lessons weekly. Lessons from Monday to Friday are held from 9:00 to 12:40, and on Thursday afternoon (13: 10-14: 00);
  • Intensive course - 28 lessons per week. From Monday to Friday, students are engaged in the morning (9: 00-12: 40), and on Thursday they are waiting for two training sessions for the day (13: 10-14: 00 + 14: 10-15: 00).

International students can enter the program with any level of knowledge, even with the most basic: before the first lesson, all students are tested, which determines their level of preparation and distributes them to the appropriate group. New courses start twice a month (on Tuesdays). In each class there are no more than 12 students, there are also mini groups - up to 8 students in each. 1 lesson lasts 50 minutes.

Quick overview of standard online course:

  • Course Duration: 8 weeks;
  • Start dates: May 11, June 8, July 6, August 3 and 31, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 21;
  • Classes are held in each country according to local time;
  • Each lesson lasts 50 minutes;
  • Depending on your level of English proficiency, OHLA will schedule an appropriate lesson time.

About the Intensive online course:

  • Course Duration: 8 weeks;
  • 12 lessons per week;
  • 1 lesson - 50 minutes;
  • 1 course for passing one level;
  • Start dates: April 20, May 18, June 1 and 15, July 13 and 27, August 10, September 7 and 21, October 5;
  • Classes are held in each country according to local time;
  • Depending on your level of English proficiency, OHLA will schedule an appropriate lesson time.

 

Accommodation, housing and food

Pupils of language courses may choose to live in a host family or in a common residence (room or studio type).

1. Host family

Advantages of this option:

  • Quite low cost of accommodation (provided that the amount includes a two-time meal on half board);
  • Continuous communication with native speakers and culture, language practice and familiarity with national peculiarities and traditions;
  • Comfortable and safe accommodation: Students feel really at home, which facilitates stress after leaving the family;
  • Daily transfer from home to school.

All families are carefully monitored, constantly monitored by the language center staff - many OHLA have been cooperating for many years, so you do not have to worry about the safety and comfort of the child. In case of questions and force majeure situations, the student can always apply to the representative of the school accommodation department (The Accommodation Coordinator) - when selecting a family, the wishes of the students are taken into account.

A private room (fully furnished, equipped with the necessary equipment), half board meals (breakfasts and dinners with family members) is waiting in the host families' homes. All houses are within a half an hour's drive from the school building.

2. Student residence

A cozy, comfortable residence Universal Studios Extended Stay Residence is ready to offer OHLA students the maximum level of household equipment, convenience and safety. It is a residence 5 miles from the school, directly opposite the famous Universal studio (due to which it got its name).

The rooms are provided for 1-2 people (mini-studios) with an en-suite bathroom. Breakfast is provided (grab'and'go system, already included in the price), weekly linen and towels are changed, twice a week the room is cleaned by the maid. Students have access to a local laundry; Free access to Wi-Fi and cable TV. The whole territory is guarded around the clock.

Note some prerequisites:

  • The minimum age of students in the residence is 18 years, the minimum booking period is 2 weeks. It is necessary to make a preliminary request for the number of vacant seats (this can be done by your manager);
  • Arrivals are carried out on Sundays (after 3PM), departures on Saturdays (up to 12AM);
  • A deposit is required.

Departures are held on Saturdays, arrivals - on Sundays. The minimum booking period is 2 weeks. If international students choose a host family, then family members take him to school every morning to start classes.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : algebra, English, Geometry, history, Latin language, maths, modern languages, Natural Sciences, Performing arts, Visual arts,  History of america

Events OHLA Orlando Language School

A busy entertainment program is the visiting card of OHLA language centers and specifically schools in Orlando. A variety of entertainment, walks, excursions and even shopping will help to consolidate the knowledge gained in the class: students will constantly expand their vocabulary, overcome the language barrier, improve pronunciation and communication skills. Literally in a few days, each student can already explain himself in almost any situation with both the native speaker and a foreigner.

In general, major events are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, covering the afternoon (13: 30-17: 00). Most of the time students spend in the city outside the school - Orlando offers almost unlimited opportunities! Here are a few examples - note that some activities are available for a fee:

  • Visit Outlet Outlet Premium Vineland and shopping;
  • Excursion to the Orlando Science Center;
  • Excursion to the Orlando Science Museum (on Tuesdays);
  • Walking through the famous Celebration City area;
  • Excursions to Universal Studios (for a surcharge);
  • Entertainment at the Great Escape Room;
  • Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure (two-day weekend trip);
  • Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios (two-day trip for the weekend).

Equipment OHLA Orlando Language School

The campus of the language school in Orlando was built only in 2016 - the students are provided with the most up-to-date and technically advanced conditions for learning and spending leisure time. At the school located in the central district of the city, you can find many spacious, light classes with the necessary equipment, individual computer labs with modern PCs (each connected to the Internet), a large common hall for collecting students, communicating after class. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Literally a couple of steps from the school building, students can find all the necessary urban infrastructure facilities. There is always a place to eat: in walking distance there are Sports Grill, Marco's Pizza, Habaneros Mexican, Itar Bistro Market, Subway, Taco Bell. On the next street there is a large grocery supermarket and a store of household trivia, banks and pharmacies, a good fitness room. Thanks to its favorable location and good transport connections, the students can easily reach any part of the city.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Educational programs:

  • Standard course (20 lessons weekly);
  • Semi-intensive course (24 lessons per week);
  • Intensive course (28 lessons weekly);
  • Semi-intensive course + preparation for exams (35 lessons);
  • Preparation for Cambridge exams, TOEFL or IELTS (15 lessons weekly);
  • One-to-one lessons (10 per week ).

Each lesson lasts 50 minutes. Tuition fee already includes initial testing of the level of knowledge.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents;
  • Deposit for accommodation and selection options;
  • Teaching aids, books and materials;
  • Transfer (Orlando airport);
  • Mandatory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Flight tickets in both directions.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 120 USD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 200 USD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 50 USD
  • Study materials 100 USD
  • Transfer (one way) 80 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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