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Open Hearts Language Academy, Los Angeles, USA

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    • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
    • Top rated school facilities

    Open Hearts Language Academy

    The language school Open Hearts Language Academy was founded in Los Angeles, USA in 2016. The OHLA-Sherman Oaks Campus is conveniently located inside the premises of DeVry University in the neighborhood of Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles. The school is located inside a very well known high end shopping center named "La Galleria", students can enjoy of an array of restaurants such as PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory and many more, as well as a Cinema and Gym and retails stores. We are happy to provide our students not only a wonderful location but also, a highly accredited and award winning Language Program.

    The school address is: Building D-100, 15301 Ventura Blvd., 91403 - Los Angeles (USA).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA), State of California

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Cafeteria

    • Restaurant

    • Microwave for student use

    • Snack vending machine

    • Drink vending machine

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Lounge

    • Balcony / terrace

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Printer for student use

    • Gym

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    Classroom equipment

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    18

    Number of public workstations:

    60

    Prices include

    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Free access to swimming pool
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
    • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
    • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
    • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

    Course material:

    Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 US$ per course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 240
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 140

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 18 years
    • throughout the year: 23 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 8
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

    Minimum age of students

    • 18 years

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is LAX . It takes 50 minutes to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 15.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.Apr.2016, 30.May.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 24.Nov.2016, 25.Nov.2016, 26.Dec.2016

    Courses

    All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 300285 600570 900855 12001140 15001425 18001710 21001995 24002280 30002850 36003420 300285
    Some of the complementary courses we offer are: • Applying Grammar Rules • Skills and Strategies for Reading • Speaking with Fluency • Building Academic Vocabulary
    Starting dates
    2016: 08.Feb.2016, 22.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 31.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks - For every three weeks booked, receive an additional week for free. Register for 3 weeks, receive 1 free additional week. Register for 6 weeks, receive 2 free additional weeks. Register for 9 weeks and receive 3 additional weeks free. Register for 12 weeks and receive 4 additional weeks for free. . Only valid for courses starting before 01.12.2016.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 275262 550523 825784 11001045 13751307 16501568 19251829 22002090 27502613 33003135 275262
    Students in this program can join our FREE Conversation Club that takes place 3 times per week from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm giving students a chance to practice the language with native English speakers while getting to know their classmates.
    Starting dates
    2016: 08.Feb.2016, 22.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 31.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks - For every three weeks booked, receive an additional week for free. Register for 3 weeks, receive 1 free additional week. Register for 6 weeks, receive 2 free additional weeks. Register for 9 weeks and receive 3 additional weeks free. Register for 12 weeks and receive 4 additional weeks for free. . Only valid for courses starting before 01.12.2016.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 330314 660627 990941 13201254 16501568 19801881 23102195 26402508 33003135 39603762 330314
    Some of the complementary courses we offer are: • English in The Workplace • Making Presentations • Successful Negotiations
    Starting dates
    2016: 08.Feb.2016, 22.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 31.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks - For every three weeks booked, receive an additional week for free. Register for 3 weeks, receive 1 free additional week. Register for 6 weeks, receive 2 free additional weeks. Register for 9 weeks and receive 3 additional weeks free. Register for 12 weeks and receive 4 additional weeks for free. . Only valid for courses starting before 01.12.2016.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 520494 1040988 15601482 20801976 26002470 31202964 36403458 41603952 52004940 62405928 520494
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 330314 660627 990941 13201254 16501568 19801881 23102195 26402508 33003135 39603762 330314
    Classes are taught by instructors who specialize in training students for test taking. Students develop confidence and techniques in test taking.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Afternoon: 14:10  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 425404 850808 12751212 17001615 21252019 25502423 29752827 34003230 42504038 51004845 425404
    Our 35 lessons per week Semi-Intensive + Exam Preparation has been designed for those students who wish to improve their English skills, while preparing for the TOEFL/IELTS and or Cambridge exam.
    Starting dates
    2016: 08.Feb.2016, 22.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 31.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 330314 660627 990941 13201254 16501568 19801881 23102195 26402508 33003135 39603762 330314
    Classes are taught by instructors who specialize in training students for test taking. Students develop confidence and techniques in test taking.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Afternoon: 14:10  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 330314 660627 990941 13201254 16501568 19801881 23102195 26402508 33003135 39603762 330314
    Classes are taught by instructors who specialize in training students for test taking. Students develop confidence and techniques in test taking.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Afternoon: 14:10  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
    Note: All courses offered by Open Hearts Language Academy, Los Angeles can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    Lesson duration: 50 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 120.00  US$

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in US$ 230 460 690 920 230 175
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 16.May.2016 - 15.Nov.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 50 US$
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
    Price in US$ 390 780 1170 1560 390 100
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    The studio is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, safe and work space with computer data port. 24 hrs security.
    Price extra night:
    60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 16.May.2016 - 15.Nov.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 60 US$
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
    Price in US$ 780 1560 2340 3120 780 100
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    The studio is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, safe and work space with computer data port. 24 hrs security.
    Price extra night:
    120 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 16.May.2016 - 15.Nov.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 120 US$
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
    Price in US$ 780 1560 2340 3120 780 100
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    The residence offers a free “Grab and go breakfast”. The studio has a refrigerator, a microwave, a stove-top, a coffee maker and cooking and dining utensils. 24 hrs security.
    Price extra night:
    120 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 16.Jan.2016 - 15.Nov.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per day: 120 US$
    High season supplement per week: 840 US$
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes

    Leisure activities

    Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
    Ballet  
    Baseball  
    Basketball  
    Dancing  
    Diving  
    Football (soccer)  
    Golf  
    Music  
    Sailing  
    Swimming  
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis  
    Volleyball  
    Windsurfing  
    Yoga  

    Reviews

    City
    3.0/5.0 
    Organisation
    5.0/5.0 
    Facilities
    5.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.0/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0 
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