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Jamaica Language School, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 Main Street, Sand Castle Hotel - 10461 Ocho Rios - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Learning progress guarantee.
  • Tennis courts.

What we dislike about the school

  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 50% of students are from Switzerland

Location: Jamaica Language School Ocho Rios is an English school located in the ancient fishing town of Ocho Rios, on Jamaica's northern coast. The school is in the Island Village shopping centre and entertainment complex, in the town centre. It is a short walk from Ocho Rios Bay Beach and has many shops, restaurants, eateries and attractions close by.

Course selection: The school's idyllic location helps it provide courses tailored to a range of students with various needs. In addition to a General English Language Experience, which is available to students aged from 12 years, the school also supplies Summer Language programmes for students aged from 8 years, Business English, and Exam Preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC). Students can also study Spanish at this school.

School facilities: The school is a short walk from the coastline and the infamous Ocho Rios Bay Beach. The facilities offer an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, tennis courts, a rooftop terrace, basketball courts, a gym, free after-class access to language learning software, a library and much more. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Social and cultural: Some of the main attractions of Ocho Rios include Ocho Rios Beach, Dunn's River Falls & Park, Turtle River Park, Mystic Mountain Jamaica Adventure and Konoko Falls.
  • The language school Jamaica Language School was founded in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in 2015.
  • Legal name / parent company: Jamaica ESL Center
  • Tax registration ID: 89049
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Jamaica Language School
Comments about courses
Additional fees: - JLS Online Learning fee: USD 85 - Testing and Academic Service Fee: USD 20 (per academic quarter) The school can also provide medical insurance.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
100.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 26 Feb. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 13 Apr. 2022, 23 May 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 06 Aug. 2022, 19 Oct. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 100US$
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee
Note: All courses offered by Jamaica Language School, Ocho Rios can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Jamaica Language School

“Thousands of students from around the world have chosen us as their destination of choice to study ”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNew School, LSA
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
Student gender mix:
35% male / 65% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Jamaica Language School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Western Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Gym

  • Volleyball court

  • Basketball court

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • Table tennis

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 4
    Number of public PC workstations: 6

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer:18
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 60
Junior courses - In summer: 12
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 30
Minimum age of students
14 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 7
Junior courses In summer: 7
Junior courses Throughout the year: 7
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Sangster International Airport:
100 US$ one way
200 US$ return (both ways)
Norman Manley International Airport:
175 US$ one way
350 US$ return (both ways)
Ian Fleming International Airport:
100 US$ one way
200 US$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball0.5 km
Basketball0.5 km
Cooking0.5 km
Cricket0.5 km
Dancing0.5 km
Diving0.5 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf-0.5 km
Horse riding0.5 km
Mountainbiking0.5 km
Music0.5 km
Sailing0.5 km
Swimming0.5 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing0.5 km
Yoga0.5 km



Jamaica Language School Course Information 2020
Jamaica Language School Course Information 2020


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    FAQ about Jamaica Language School, Ocho Rios

  • English courses at Jamaica Language School start at 262 US$ for Language Experience course with 22 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Sangster International Airport (100 US$), Norman Manley International Airport (175 US$), Ian Fleming International Airport (100 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Jamaica Language School varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 12 students (Bildungsurlaub)
  • 100% of teachers at Jamaica Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Jamaica Language School comes from Switzerland with a 50% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Jamaica Language School offers courses from 8 years (Summer Language Adventure, 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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