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TLA-The Language Academy, Fort Lauderdale, USA

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in USA

Fort Lauderdale  

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TLA-The Language Academy

The language school TLA-The Language Academy was founded in Fort Lauderdale, USA in 1997. TLA is located in a prestigious building, within the Museum of Art Plaza, on famous Las Olas Boulevard, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, a 5-minute walk to the central bus terminal and the entertainment district.

The school address is: 200 South Andrews Avenue, 33301 - Fort Lauderdale (USA).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

20

Number of public PC workstations:

17

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100
  • Junior courses in summer: 400
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 70 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

15
2
10
10
1
10
2
5
12
2
2
15
5
3
5
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (F.It takes 10 minutesby taxito school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 14.Apr.2017, 29.May.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 23.Nov.2017 - 24.Nov.2017, 25.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks1234681314150Additional Week
Price in US$3803807607601140114015201520228022803040304046804680504050405400540057605760360360
This course requires an F1 student visa.This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Fort Lauderdale
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Price in US$25025050050075075010001000150015002000200030553055329032903760376039953995235235
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Weeks12346810121320Additional Week
Price in US$--55055082582511001100165016502200220027502750330033003380338052005200260260
This GEA2 course requires F1 student visa. Afternoon classes only meet 1 afternoon per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Weeks12346813141516Additional Week
Price in US$225225450450675675900900135013501800180025352535273027302925292531203120195195
These fees apply to the General English afternoon sessions only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00 - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Weeks12346810121320Additional Week
Price in US$500500100010001500150020002000300030004000400050005000600060005850585090009000450450
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00 - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Weeks12346810121320Additional Week
Price in US$9009001800180027002700360036005400540072007200900090009600960010400104001600016000800800
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Price in US$------1100110013751375165016501925192522002200247524752750275033003300
Textbook and materials fee: US$100. The TOEFL test fee (credit card required) is payable directly to ETS Corporation.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
Exam fee
190 US$
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Price in US$------1100110013751375165016501925192522002200------
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
Exam fee
125 US$
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Price in US$--------------32003200--4000400048004800
The January FCE course is either 8 or 10 weeks. The rest are 12 weeks.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
6-7 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
Exam dates
15.Mar.2017, 18.Mar.2017, 07.Jun.2017, 10.Jun.2017, 29.Nov.2017, 02.Dec.2017
Exam fee
375 US$
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Price in US$500500100010001500150020002000--------------
Starting dates
2017: Every first Monday of month 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Dec.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
Exam dates
17.Feb.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 13.May.2017, 16.Jun.2017, 02.Sep.2017, 15.Dec.2017
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Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only - Only for TRANSFER students: F1 visa students who are already in the US and come from another school. . Only valid for courses starting before 18.12.2017.
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Note: All courses offered by TLA-The Language Academy, Fort Lauderdale can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 125.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 50 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.
Comments about courses:Absolute beginners are required to attend private classes until they can reach the A1 Beginner Level.
TLA reserves the right to replace group classes with private classes at a 5:1 ratio if the student's level is not high enough for Beginner group classes.
For test preparation courses, tuition fees do not include book and materials. The books and material fee for these courses is $100.

Accommodation

weeks1234Additional Week
Price in US$--5859001215315
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks1234Additional Week
Price in US$--71511001485385
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
12 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, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks1234Additional Week
Price in US$570114017102280570
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per room
Price extra night:
75 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jan.2017 - 14.May.2017, 01.Oct.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season
High season supplement per day: 20 US$
High season supplement per week: 130 US$
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in US$700140021002800700200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per room
Price extra night:
95 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
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: 21
Dates
High season dates 01.Jan.2017 - 14.May.2017, 01.Oct.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 175 US$
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport:for 90 US$(one way);for 180 US$(return trip)
    Miami International Airport:for 190 US$(one way);for 380 US$(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding10 km
Music 
Sailing1 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing1 km
Yoga0.5 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.7/5.0 
Facilities
4.5/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.6/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about TLA-The Language Academy, Fort Lauderdale
The facilities and the methodology.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The excursions the school organises are expensive. It's great to rent a car during your stay, as the public transport is bad.
The atmosphere and the teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
I appreciated the seriousness of the school structure and the organization of the classes. Furthermore, because of the Florida's climate, I appreciate so much the afternoon classes.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Except on the weekend, the school does not organize guided excursions outside school hours, it only provides suggestions.
Professionalism coupled with a friendly atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Friendly atmosphere. Good organization of the educational process. Qualified teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation

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