Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami, USA

Open Hearts Language Academy

Students rated Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami : 4.0/5.0   (36 reviews)

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2. 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 - 18th 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


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: 300
Junior courses throughout the year: 120
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
13 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 %  

All prices in USD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250
Students in this program must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Note that there are no afternoon classes on Fridays.
Starting dates Every Monday .
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
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 Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 285 570 855 1140 1425 1710 1995 2280 2850 3420 285
Students in this program must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Note that there are no afternoon classes on Fridays.
Starting dates Every Monday .
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 5000 6000 500
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
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Lesson duration (minutes): 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 120.00  USD
Exams offered: TOEFL
Average examination results: 82 to 90 at TOEFL
Language school closed: In 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 10.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 04.Apr.2014, 18.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 08.May.2014, 09.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 27.Jun.2014, 04.Jul.2014, 22.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 10.Nov.2014, 14.Nov.2014, 27.Nov.2014, 28.Nov.2014, 24.Dec.2014, 25.Dec.2014, 26.Dec.2014
In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015, 09.Jan.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 20.Mar.2015, 02.Apr.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 08.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 26.Jun.2015, 21.Aug.2015, 01.Sep.2015, 12.Oct.2015, 13.Nov.2015, 26.Nov.2015, 27.Nov.2015, 24.Dec.2015, 25.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Polish, Cantonese
Comments about courses: OHLA offers a Semi Intensive, Intensive and Super Intensive program. In addition to our basic curriculum, we offer in our schedule a vast array of complementary courses that vary depending on the level of each individual students.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 570 855 1140 285
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The biggest advantage of the Open Hearts Residence is that you reside right on Campus. You just have to leave your apartment, take the elevator down to the lobby and then 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 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Triple room.
Distance from school: 2 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in USD -- 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 USD (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.2014 - 30.Sep.2014
High season High season supplement per week: 40 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in USD -- 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 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double 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.2014 - 30.Sep.2014
High season High season supplement per week: 40 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 590 885 1180 295
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 USD (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, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2014 - 30.May.2014
High season High season supplement per week: 55 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 1180 1770 2360 590
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 USD (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, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2014 - 30.May.2014
High season High season supplement per week: 110 USD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 1100 1650 2200 550
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 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 550 825 1100 275
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 USD (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.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD -- 1140 1710 2280 570
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The biggest advantage of the Open Hearts Residence is that you reside right on Campus. You just have to leave your apartment, take the elevator down to the lobby and then 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 USD (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, 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? no
Single room on request
Optional airport transfer: Miami International (MIA): for 80 USD (one way)
Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International (FLL): for 100 USD (one way)

5. 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

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.0/5.0 
(36 reviews)
City 4.4/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 3.9/5.0 
Value for money 3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.1/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
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)
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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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  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
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