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The Language Academy TLA (Fort Lauderdale Language School)

Address: 200 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, United States
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Description The Language Academy TLA (Fort Lauderdale Language School)

The Language Academy TLA is one of the leading American language schools, founded in 1998: today it has branches in many US cities, as well as summer language camps for teens 14-18 years old in Los Angeles, Miami Gardens and Fort Lauderdale. During the year the school offers effective and balanced academic programs for various groups of students, implementing a personal approach to each student and employing only qualified, experienced teachers.

The Language Academy TLA (Language School Fort Lauderdale) aims to offer each student a lesson in close connection with his personal and academic needs, preferences and abilities, comprehensively developing all key language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (hearing perceptions )
  • Vocabulary
  • Written language
  • Speaking (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation Accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

In addition, the school constantly organizes a variety of entertainment, leisure and sightseeing activities, which help students not only to practice in free, informal conditions, but also to immerse in American culture and traditions, to learn more about the unique features and mentality of the United States.

Before the beginning of the studying, all students undergo an introductory test, which determines their initial level of knowledge and abilities: by results they are allocated to the corresponding level of the group, which makes the study more productive and comfortable. In addition, students-beginners are waiting for a personal interview with a senior teacher who will also check his level of preparation. The first day of the school's stay also includes a sightseeing tour and an introduction to the campus, with the features and benefits of living in Fort Lauderdale. Weekly testing and control tests are conducted to track the progress of students, on any given day a student will be able to take individual counseling or additional lessons from teachers.

All without exception, teachers are the native speakers of the language: when they take office they must submit a document on higher education (minimum bachelor), certificates and accreditations in the field of teaching English as a foreign language, recommendations and summaries. All teachers have permits and extensive experience working with foreign students and international groups.

The Language Academy TLA is located in the famous large resort of Fort Lauderdale (population of about 165 thousand people ). It is a real "American Venice" with 140 kilometers of navigable canal, just 40 kilometers from the vibrant beach town of Miami. Literally a couple of steps from the campus there is one of the main city boulevards of Las Olas, the Museum of Modern Art, sites for water sports and swimming, squash, tennis and football. Thanks to the hot and sunny climate (on average in Miami 300 sunny days a year!), the city practically lives on the beach - relaxation, sailing, scuba diving and mask can also be enjoyed by TLA students. In total, Florida has 1,400 kilometers of white beaches with palm trees, and the center of Fort Lauderdale entered the TOP-10 in the US (according to data for 2014).

For the most part this is an English-speaking city with a small number of emigrants, a large and dynamically growing business and international trade center: The Time even named Fort Lauderdale among the top 15 US cities with the fastest growing employment. In addition, the city is considered the capital of the South Florida Silicon Valley - Internet Coast. The population here is mostly young and middle-aged, and the average income per person is much higher than the national average. In just 30 minutes by plane there are resort Bahamas, it is easy to arrange flights to Europe, North and South America, to the countries of the Caribbean.
 

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Language Academy TLA (Fort Lauderdale Language School)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 260 $ / week

English Courses (General English)

A universal language course is available to students with any initial level of preparation - an introductory test will determine the student's knowledge and abilities in accordance with generally accepted standards:

  • Beginner (initial);
  • Elementary;
  • Pre-Intermediate (lower middle);
  • Intermediate (medium);
  • Upper Intermediate (medium-advanced);
  • Advanced;
  • Proficiency (professional) and Mastery (perfect).

In the process of studying, students develop all key academic skills in a comprehensive manner:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Classes are held in an interesting, dynamic interactive format, with active involvement of modern media, news, films and books, music and role-playing games.

The intensity of the studying is 20-22 lessons per week, the duration of the course can be from 2 to 52 weeks (this depends on the level of preparation and goals of the student). Each lesson lasts 50 minutes, in each classroom there are no more than 12 people. Classes are held in the morning (9: 00-13: 00) or in the afternoon (from 14:00 to 18:00) at the discretion of the student. Please note: students with zero level of preparation (who have not studied English before) must take a few private lessons with the teacher and reach the entry level A1 in order to engage on equal terms with other students in a single group.

Annual
16+
from 600 $ / week

General English Platinum

General English course taught in mini-groups - no more than 5 people each. This helps the teacher to give each student even more personal attention to make language progress more rapid and effective.

The level of English for admission to the program can be from A1 (beginner) to C2 (professional). The intensity of the lesson is 20 hours per week, the duration of the course is from 2 to 52 weeks (depending on the academic requirements and the initial level of the student).

General English Intensive

An intensive English course is also aimed at improving all key skills and aspects of the English language:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improvement of communication skills.

But this course assumes more intensive studying (32 lessons weekly), which means it achieves much higher results in a short time. This is ideal if you want to improve your skills in a short time and are ready for hard studying. In addition, attention is given to the assimilation of useful idioms and expressions, winged phrases, the study of history and traditions, and the culture of the United States.

The duration of the program can vary from 2 to 52 weeks - each student determines the desired duration on his own.

Executive English for Professionals

A specialized course is designed for managers and working professionals who want to learn how to communicate freely in the international business environment in English.

The program involves not only improving the basic skills of English, but also a profile study of business topics and business English:

  • Negotiating, interviewing
  • Studying the corporate culture of the USA
  • Creation and carrying out of presentations, reports, reports
  • Ethics of electronic and paper letters
  • Conducting official and business correspondence
  • Business vocabulary, intensive study of profile terminology (including popular idioms and phrases)
  • Effective use of social networks
  • Ethics of telephone conversations
  • Multicultural interaction, communication with representatives of other countries and cultures.

Applicants must already have a sufficiently high level of English (B1-C2) and be over 21 years old. The intensity of the studying is 20 lessons per week, which are held in mini-groups up to 5 people each. The duration of the program is 1-52 weeks at the discretion of the student: at the end each of them receives a corporate certificate of the language school.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers students several options for comfortable living - everyone can choose the most optimal for themselves:

  • The host American family

Here you can practice language skills on a daily basis with native English speakers, learn more about national traditions, history, mentality of Americans. Families often tell students where to go and what to see, where it's delicious and inexpensive to have dinner, how to get to a certain place the easiest way.

All families are carefully and regularly checked by the school staff to provide students with really excellent conditions. All families' houses are located not more than 8 kilometers from the educational building, in quiet areas with a good traffic intersection. Students are given access to the Internet, common areas of the house (including bathrooms, restrooms, laundries), and food (usually half board - breakfasts + dinners).

  • Apartment rent

This is a convenient option for independent students who value comfort and privacy. All apartments are located in the central part of the city, many of them - in walking distance from the main city beach. Each apartment includes cable TV, air conditioning, access to the pool and free parking, to the BBQ area, bed linen and towels. Change of linen and cleaning is carried out weekly, for a small additional fee students will be able to use the local laundry. There are several options for apartments and apartments:

  • Studio (room in hotel style with separate private bathroom, refrigerator)
  • Efficiency (cozy studio apartment of 30 square meters with a large bed, own small kitchen and bathroom)
  • Apartment (full apartment with bedroom, living room, large kitchen with necessary equipment, bathroom). 

 

  • Guest house

Ideal for a group of students who come to study together, for sociable students. Each house represents several detached apartments - the whole house is designed for 2-3 people.

  • Hotels, hostels

At your request, the school will choose the best option for living in a hotel. There are many options located near the school: you can choose a hotel closer to the beach, in the central part of the city, close to the shopping districts and centers, etc.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : English for Executives, Intensive English

Events The Language Academy TLA (Fort Lauderdale Language School)

Every week, an interesting, diverse and exciting leisure program is being painted for students: it will help not only to escape from everyday work, but also to improve their knowledge and skills in an informal, free environment.

Students can go to spacious public beaches (equipped with showers, locker rooms and other infrastructure), arrange outdoor picnics, go boating or Gondolas, go on a pontoon or a sightseeing cruise, use the services of a water taxi. Popular excursions to the Everglades, Jungle Island, Butterfly World, Miami Oceanarium, Flamingo Gardens, Billy Swamp Safaris and alligator show, walking on an airboat, visiting traditional Indian reservations - the tribes of Seminoles and Mikkosheks are organized. In Fort Lauderdale and Miami, there are many museums where students can go accompanied by a professional guide: the Museum of Art, The Dezer Car Collection, the Wolfson Museum (the best examples of world design), the area of ​​arts and entertainment Riverwalk, the Fisheries Museum and Hall of Fame (Denmark-Beach), World Swimming Hall of Fame, Children's Museum Young at Art Museum (Davy), Flagler Museum and entertainment districts of Miami. You can go shopping for the best malls and shopping malls in the region (Fort Lauderdale Mall and Galleria Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Miami and Miami Bal Harbor Aventura Mall, Miami Bal Harbor and Boca Raton Town Center, Raton)), dine in cozy restaurants and bars. Very popular are visits to major sporting events and matches, the games of the Miami Marlins (baseball), Miami Heath (basketball), Miami Dolphins (soccer), Florida Panthers (hockey), as well as trips to the concert and Music arenas - BB & T Center and Hard Rock Live.

In Miami, students can take a stroll through Miami Beach, Winwood, Brickell Avenue, in Kie West - swim with a mask and scuba diving, visit the Hemingway House or go in for sailing.

There are also trips In Orlando: Walt Disney World Resort Center, "Prik Island" Park, The Universal film studio, the oceanarium and the Sea World amusement park, the MGM Disney studio.

There is an opportunity to go on a weekend In a cruise to the Bahamas, visit Cape Canaveral and NASA objects.

Miami has the greatest opportunities for daily sports:

  • Swimming with the mask
  • Jet skiing and water skiing
  • Football
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Riding
  • Golf
  • Flights to the reactive S backpacks
  • Tennis
  • Parasailing
  • Canoeing
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking.

Students simply will not get bored!

Advantages

The Language Academy TLA is accredited by many national and international organizations, which confirms the highest quality of its work, is part of the prestigious educational associations:

  • ACCET (Council for the Accreditation of Continuing Education and Continuing Education, recognized by the US Department of Education)
  • Quality English (Association of the Best English Schools)
  • NAFSA (Association of International Educators)
  • English USA (American Association of Accreditation Organizations) Intensive English intensive programs
  • ALTO (Association for Language Travel)
  • IALC (International Association of Language Centers).

Also, the school works as a certified TOEIC, Cambridge ESOL, electronic TOEFL exam center.

TLA has been successfully working in the field of language and academic tourism for more than 20 years. In 2016, the school was nominated (already for the fifth time!) for a special award Study Travel Star Awards and fell into the Top 5 nominations "Schools of English in the US."

Equipment The Language Academy TLA (Fort Lauderdale Language School)

The Language Academy TLA is located in a modern, spacious building with a beautiful glass facade: here students are prepared for large, modern and bright audiences with huge windows, and for students of the Executive English for Professionals course a separate studying unit is offered. The school has prepared for students excellent infrastructure and equipment:

  • Own media -centre
  • A lot of modern PCs with LCD monitors (including in the examination center)
  • Library with electronic resources and equipment (printed books, teaching aids, periodicals)
  • Cozy living room with soft furniture for students' rest
  • Quiet classrooms for self-study
  • Coffee bar with snacks, trading vending machines, kitchen on equipment
  • Tropical pool and Jacuzzi
  • Your free phone line.

Duringthe day, students have free and easy access to clean drinking water, tea and coffee.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school works all year round - classes for new groups in all areas start every Monday. Please pay attention to weekends and holidays in which the school is closed and lessons are not held:

  • April 14
  • May 29
  • 4 July
  • 4 September
  • November 23-24
  • 25 December.

The course price ialready includes:

  • Studying in the selected course
  • Initial testing of the knowledge level, distribution to the appropriate group
  • All the necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • Free Internet access
  • Brand certificate at the end of the program
  • Meeting and seeing off (when accommodating in the family) : San Diego Airport from 9:00 to 21:30 at the weekend. Arrivals are held on Sundays, departures on Saturdays.

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Roundtrip air tickets
  • Transfer in both directions (unidentified days or times)
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Change of accommodation option
  • Reservation for accommodation (returns)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable in Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 600 USD
  • Medical insurance 100 USD
  • Transfer (one way) 100 USD
  • Express mail 100 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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