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The Language Academy TLA (Summer Camp Fort Lauderdale)

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

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Educational programs: Summer English Course + Junior Summer Program
  • Students age: 14-18 years old
  • Dates of studying: July 2-August 6
  • Course duration: 2-3 weeks
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Language Academy TLA is one of the largest, most well-known and respected language schools in the United States, which opened its doors in 1998 for the first time. Today, the network schools are located in many large cities in the US, and popular summer camps for teenagers from around the world (14-18 years old) are opened in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Gardens and Los Angeles.

At school, students are offered not only an effective and balanced English course, but also a variety of leisure and entertainment activities, excursions - so students can practice their knowledge and skills in a free, informal atmosphere, and also learn a lot about the culture and history, the sights of the USA.

The Language Academy TLA strives 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.

Before starting the education, all students undergo an introductory test to determine their initial level of knowledge and abilities: by results, they are allocated to the appropriate level of the group, which makes learning 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.

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

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
02.07.2019 -19.08.2019
14-18
from 2 390 $ / 2 weeks

Summer English courses for children and schoolchildren

Summer universal, general English course is available for students with any level of initial education. Upon arrival, all students undergo an introductory test, which distributes them to the appropriate group according to the existing level of knowledge:

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

During the first day of novice students, an interview is also awaited with the senior teacher (who also helps with the distribution), an introduction to the campus and the main attractions and benefits of living in Fort Lauderdale.

The intensity of language classes is 15 hours a week - the program is aimed at a comprehensive improvement of all key, basic language skills:

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

Each lesson lasts 45 minutes, in each classroom there are up to 12 students (the ratio of students and teachers is 1:15). The remaining time after the lessons the students devote to the leisure-entertainment program, interesting excursions, sports games, relaxed beach rest.

Summer camp programs begin in July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) or on August 6 (the program ends no later than August 19): arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays. The length of stay is 2-3 weeks: students who choose to stay at the hotel can arrive a little earlier or stay for a couple of days at an additional cost.

02.01.2019 -26.01.2019
15-18
from 1 790 $ / week

Winter program of studying English

  • Age of students: 15 to 18 years
  • Dates: January 2 - January 26
  • Duration of the program: from 1 to 4 weeks.

The winter program for studying English at the Language Academy includes from 17 to 20 academic hours each week. Students of the school are engaged in well-equipped classrooms in small groups of up to 14 people. The minimum course duration is 1 week.

In English lessons, under the guidance of experienced teachers, students will learn each of the main sections of a foreign language - grammar, vocabulary, conversation and correct pronunciation, listening, reading, writing and not only.

Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes, daily the students study for 3-4 hours. The students of a language camp can devote free time to creativity or physical activity and entertainment. Since here the temperature is at the level of +25 degrees Celsius all year round, the entertainment activities will also correspond to the summer season - visiting the beach, parties, excursions to Miami or Orlando and etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

The summer camp offers two options for comfortable and safe living:

  • Host American family (aged 15 and over)

In the homes of host families, carefully selected and tested by school staff, children can daily practice language skills with native English speakers, and also learn a lot about American traditions, mentality and culture, customs and ways of life. All houses are located no further than 8 kilometers from the school: they are in quiet, respectable and modern areas of the city surrounded by greenery.

Children are provided with double cozy rooms, access to all common areas (kitchen, restrooms, bathrooms, laundry with drying machines), free Wi-Fi (including on the school grounds), and daily expenses for urban transport are offset by the cost of the program. Meals are organized on the full board basis from Monday to Friday, on the weekend breakfasts and dinners are provided.

  • Hotel Residence

Luxury resort hotel 4 * with rooms for 3 people: a modern two-room apartment with a separate kitchen, bathroom and daily cleaning. The residence is located near the campus and city beach, nearby you can find many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, entertainment centers and activities. Every day from the residence to the educational building and back there a special bus for children runs, high-speed Wi-Fi is available, students have access to the self-service laundry (for a small extra charge), to the tropical pool and jacuzzi.

Meals on weekdays are organized by the guest house, on weekends - half board (breakfasts + dinners).

Events The Language Academy TLA (Summer Camp Fort Lauderdale)

Every week, students are offered a minimum of 1 full day excursion and 3 half-day trips, 1 afternoon excursion and a minimum of 1 trip to the city beaches. The list of possible places to visit, cultural centers, events and monuments, attractions is huge:

  • Sightseeing tour of the city and the historical center
  • Fort Lauderdale beach
  • Adventure Islands Adventure Park (Orlando)
  • Walking through Miami and South Beach
  • Swimming in the pool and fun games
  • Shopping in the Sawgrass Mills Shopping Complex
  • Cruise through city channels
  • Walking along the boulevard of Las Olas
  • Games in Baseball
  • Walking through the center of Miami
  • Visiting the Bayside Market (Miami)
  • Visit to the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Visit to the Kennedy Space Center and other NASA objects
  • Trip to Key West
  • Trip to the Everglades National Park
  • Walking along Lincoln Road (Miami)
  • Visiting Hollywood Beach
  • Broadwalk
  • Visit to the Miami Oceanarium
  • Excursion to the island of Key Basquein
  • Walking along the pier and the beach LBTS
  • Shopping in the shopping and entertainment center of Aventura Mall and much, much more.

Students have the opportunity to practice various sports, attend recreational activities and leisure activities:

  • Football
  • Baseball tournament
  • Water sports
  • Riding
  • Relaxing on the beach
  • Hang-gliding
  • Shopping malls
  • Big tennis
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf
  • Disco
  • Diving.

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 Accredited Programs in Education Tense English)
  • 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 (and 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 (Summer Camp Fort Lauderdale)

The language school and camp are located in the resort of Ford Lauderdale with a population of 165 thousand people. This city is often called the American Venice: more than 140 kilometers of navigable canals are laid here. Located just 40 kilometers from the vibrant city of Miami, the city is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens and has a huge number of spacious white beaches. In their spare time students can relax and sunbathe, go swimming, diving with a mask, and learn how to sail. In Florida, more than 300 sunny days during the year, making it an ideal place for living, studying and relaxing.

At school for children everything necessary for productive, modern studying is prepared:

  • Tropical pool and Jacuzzi
  • Modern computer class (the latest PCs have Internet access and constantly updated software)
  • Library with electronic resources and equipment
  • Spacious, bright audiences with interactive whiteboards and video projectors.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Summer camp programs start in July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) or on August 6 (the program ends no later than August 19): arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays. The length of stay is 2-3 weeks: students who choose to stay at the hotel can come a little earlier or stay for a couple of days for an additional fee.

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Textbooks, books and materials
  • Initial knowledge level testing, distribution by groups
  • Branded certificate at the end of the course
  • Living and nutrition (basic option - family, double room, full board on weekdays and half board at weekends)
  • Excursion, entertainment, leisure and sports program of events
  • Transfer to the educational building (for residents of the hotel) / compensation for public transport expenses (for living In

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee 
  • Deposit (refundable
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Round trip tickets
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Individual transfer, meeting and seeing off
  • Accompanying students on departure
  • Obligatory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

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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