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Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami, USA

Open Hearts Language Academy

Students rated Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami : 4.1/5.0   (39 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Student residence right on site
Best rated school in Miami
Homestay accommodation very close to school
Excellent student nationality mix
Outdoor swimming pool

2. Miami  

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3. Open Hearts Language Academy

General Information

The language school Open Hearts Language Academy was founded in Miami, USA in 1998. OHLA is located in the financial district of Miami, Brickell, the most upscale area the city has to offer. It offers a breathtaking bay view location. Metro station, clubs, restaurants, cafes, museums are all found within walking distance.

The school address is: 825 Brickell Bay Drive. 18 Floor, 33131 - Miami (USA).


Facilities

Cafeteria, restaurant, kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, Snack vending machine, Drink vending machine, computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software, lounge, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, gym, outdoor swimming pool, 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

TV, air conditioning, heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.
Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




CEA Accredited


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Miami International (MIA).  It takes 20 minutes by taxi to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 325
Adult courses throughout the year: 180
Junior courses in summer: 450
Junior courses throughout the year: 120
School Size
XL
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 8
Adult courses throughout the year: 8
Junior courses in summer: 5
Junior courses throughout the year: 5
Number of classrooms: 25
Number of public workstations: 46
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 21 years
throughout the year: 25 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Brazil 6 %
China 2 %
Germany 3 %
France 7 %
Holland 2 %
Russia 9 %
Sweden 1 %
Libya 1 %
Saudi Arabia 4 %
 
Italy 4 %
Japan 1 %
Korea 2 %
Switzerland 7 %
Spain 4 %
Turkey 5 %
Thailand 1 %
Israel 1 %
Vietnam 1 %
Venezuela 8 %
Chile 1 %  

4. Courses

School also offers courses to learn Spanish

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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International Intensive ESL program Recommended <English> course Most Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 24  | Max. group size: 15
247 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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Students in this program must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Note that there are no afternoon classes on Fridays.
Starting dates 2016: 11.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 12.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 12.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  - 13:50
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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International Semi-Intensive ESL program Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 15
209 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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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.
This course is open to students entering the US with a visa waiver or on a tourist visa for a maximum of 12 weeks.
Starting dates 2016: 11.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 12.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 12.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
3
One to One General English
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 10  | Max. group size: 1
494 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
4
International Super-Intensive ESL program
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 28  | Max. group size: 15
281 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in US$ -- 590
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Students in this program must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Note that there are no afternoon classes on Fridays.
Starting dates 2016: 11.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 12.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 12.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
5
TOEFL
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 6
285 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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This course runs in blocks of 4 consecutive weeks. Fridays are dedicated to individual lab work.
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)
6
IELTS
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 6
285 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in US$ -- 600
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This course runs in blocks of 4 consecutive weeks. Fridays are dedicated to individual lab work.
Starting dates 2016: 11.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 12.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016.
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)
School also offers courses to learn Spanish
> Note: All courses offered by Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami 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.
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Lesson duration (minutes): 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 120.00  US$
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 52 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Exams offered: TOEFL
Average examination results: 82 to 90 at TOEFL
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 08.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 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
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Polish
Comments about courses: OHLA offers a Semi-Intensive, Intensive and Super-Intensive program. In addition to our basic curriculum, we offer a vast array of complementary courses that vary depending on the level of each individual student.

5. Accommodation

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1
Open Hearts Residence
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Triple room, No meals  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 1180 US$ per month
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ -- 590 885 1180 295
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The biggest advantage of the Open Hearts Residence is that you live right on campus. You just leave your apartment, take the elevator down to the lobby and then take another elevator up to the school.

If students select a shared room and they book alone, the school will allocate a same gender roommate for them – roommates might speak the same native language.
Price extra night: 50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Triple room.
Distance from school: 3 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
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, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
2
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Half board  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 1140 US$ per month
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 570 855 1140 285 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Due to the nature of the city many of our families are of Hispanic heritage. As such, students may encounter families that speak both English and Spanish.
Distance from school can vary from 60 to 75 minutes by public transport.
Price extra night: 50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 60 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 40 US$
3
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room, Half board  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 840 US$ per month
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 420 630 840 210 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Due to the nature of the city many of our families are of Hispanic heritage. As such, students may encounter families that speak both English and Spanish.
If students select a shared room and they book alone, the school will allocate a same gender roommate for them – roommates might speak the same native language.
Distance from school can vary from 60 to 75 minutes by public transport.
Price extra night: 40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 48 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes: TV, 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: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 40 US$
4
Brickell Residence (Summer only)
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
570 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 570 1140 1710 2280 570
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The studios have a fully equipped kitchen and an over-sized workspace with computer data port.
Includes: Free shuttle to school in the morning; television with premium cable channels; bi-weekly housekeeping; 24 hour security. High-speed Wireless Internet Access: $4.99 for entire stay.
Price extra night: 100 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Oct.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
5
Brickell Residence (Summer only)
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room, No meals  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 1140 US$ per month
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ -- 570 855 1140 285
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Studios with two beds, a fully equipped kitchen, an over-sized workspace with computer data port.
Includes: Free shuttle to school in the morning; television with premium cable channels; bi-weekly housekeeping; 24 hour security. High-speed Wireless Internet Access: $4.99 for entire stay.
Price extra night: 50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Oct.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
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Open Hearts Residence
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals  | Minimum stay in weeks: 2
From 2360 US$ per month
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ -- 1180 1770 2360 590
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The biggest advantage of the Open Hearts Residence is that you live right on Campus. You just leave your apartment, take the elevator down to the lobby and then take another elevator up to the school.
Accommodation is offered in 2-bedroom apartments.
Half board option: 120 USD (includes dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure)
Price extra night: 100 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 2 minutes walking
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, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room on request
Optional airport transfer: Miami International (MIA): for 80 US$ (one way)
Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International (FLL): for 100 US$ (one way)
Miami International (MIA): for 150 US$ (return trip)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing     5 km
Diving     5 km
Golf     5 km
Music     5 km
Sailing     5 km
Squash     5 km
Tennis     5 km
Volleyball     5 km
Windsurfing     5 km

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.1/5.0 
(39 reviews)
City / State 4.4/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 3.9/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
Other 4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami
"The courses are very interesting and not at all boring" - (19 years)
"People you meet there, it is a unique experience." - (24 years)
"The good atmosphere in the class" - (22 years)
"The availability of thestaff" - (24 years)
"The social activities" - (29 years)
All 39 reviews of Open Hearts Language Academy

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Prices include:
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Free access to swimming pool
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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