Beginner(A1): No knowledge or understand only few basic words/phrases Elementary(A2): Can understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobby. Lower Intermediate(B1): Can speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation. Upper Intermediate(B2): Can speak about abstract topics, produce clear, detailed text on many subjects. Advanced(C1): Can use language flexibly and effectively. Proficiency(C2): Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
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
Kitchen for student use
Microwave for student use
Fridge for student use
Snack vending machine
Drink vending machine
Free after-class access to language learning software
Student support desk
Free water dispenser
Facilities for disabled students
Disabled car park
Wheelchair access to classroom
Wheelchair access to reception
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:
Number of public workstations:
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
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
in summer: 20 years
throughout the year: 27 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses in summer: 7
Adult courses throughout the year: 7
Junior courses in summer: 7
Minimum age of students
14 years for specific Junior courses
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):
Best arrival airport is Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (F. It takes 10 minutes by taxi to school.
Language school closed
In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 30.May.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 24.Nov.2016, 25.Nov.2016, 23.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016 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
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 classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 65 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 group classes.