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English school in Miami: Open Hearts Language Academy

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in USA in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Miami

What we like about the school

  • Student residence right on site
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Outdoor swimming pool

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Open Hearts Language Academy

The language school Open Hearts Language Academy was founded in Miami, USA in 1998. OHLA is an award winning language school in the heart of Miami. OHLA Miami has been awarded for 7 consecutive years as "Best Language School in Miami. The school is centrally located in the most upscale area of the city. It offers a breathtaking view of the bay. Metro station, clubs, restaurants, cafes, museums are all found within walking distance. OHLA Miami has its own student residence right on campus, with 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzi and a gym on-site all free of charge.

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

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPNAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA

School Size:

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 in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

25

Number of public PC workstations:

50

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Free access to swimming pool
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50-150 US$ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 385
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 240
  • Junior courses in summer: 650
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 120

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8
  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

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):

9
2
3
9
11
5
8
4
2
3
4
3
1
3
10
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Miami International (MIA).

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport:
120 US$ pick up
225 US$ return (both ways)
Miami International Airport:
80 US$ pick up
150 US$ return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 05.Jan.2018, 15.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 29.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 28.May.2018, 22.Jun.2018, 04.Jul.2018, 17.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 12.Oct.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 23.Oct.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 26.Dec.2018, 27.Dec.2018, 28.Dec.2018

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.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1300 1235 1560 1482 1820 1729 2080 1976 2340 2223 2600 2470 3120 2964
Students attending this course must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 20.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Feb.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 29.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 220 209 440 418 660 627 880 836 1100 1045 1320 1254 1540 1463 1760 1672 1980 1881 2200 2090 2640 2508
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 20.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Feb.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 29.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
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  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 410 390 820 779 1230 1169 1640 1558 2050 1948 2460 2337 2870 2727 3280 3116 3690 3506 4100 3895 4920 4674
This program is especially designed for those students who want to fast track their English studies, and prepare for their University linguistic entrance exam.
Students attending this course must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 20.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Feb.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 29.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
General course schedule
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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:10  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 520 494 1040 988 1560 1482 2080 1976 2600 2470 3120 2964 3640 3458 4160 3952 4680 4446 5200 4940 6240 5928
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 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  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Students attending this course must apply for an F-1 student visa.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 20.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Feb.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 29.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
General course schedule
5-6 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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2580 2451 -- -- --
Price listed is for English course (Intensive) + Internship program fees (Initial internship interview fee: $250; company offer: $250).
Students must attend an English course for 8, 10 or 12 weeks and then do an unpaid internship in the city of New York for 4, 6 or 8 weeks.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:10  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3950 3753 -- -- 4950 4703
The price includes: OHLA application and mailing fees, 12 weeks of Academic Intensive English, Business Program, books and certificate.
The Business Program consists of: Business & Marketing (30 hours) + Digital Marketing Design/Graphic Class (30 hours) + Financial Management Class (18 hours).
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
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  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:10  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3950 3753 -- -- 4950 4703
It includes: OHLA application fee, 8 weeks of Academic English + 72 hours of Project Management, books and materials and Certification of Completion.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
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  - 13:10
Afternoon: 13:10  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
The TOEFL preparation program runs in blocks of 8 consecutive weeks and includes on a daily basis 2 lessons of core classes in small groups [max 8 students] and 1 lesson of individual lab work.
Every other Friday is dedicated to the taking of a practice TOEFL test.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 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: 14:10  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
The FCE and CAE preparation programs run in blocks of 12 consecutive weeks and include 2 lessons of core classes per day in small groups [max 8 students] and 1 lesson of individual lab work.
Every other Friday is dedicated to the taking of a practice FCE or CAE test.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 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: 14:10  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
The IELTS preparation program runs in blocks of 8 consecutive weeks and includes 2 lessons of core classes per day in small groups [max 8 students] and 1 lesson of individual lab work.
Every other Friday is dedicated to the taking of a practice IELTS test.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 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: 14:10  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami can be reserved 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: 120.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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.
Comments about courses:

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 -- 100 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Live on campus. Just an elevator's ride away from class. Students have access to on-site swimming pools, gym and jacuzzis free of charge.
Price extra night:
60 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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 -- 195
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.
Families will drive students to school every morning.
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 225 450 675 900 -- 195
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.
Families will drive students to school every morning.
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, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 -- 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Located next to the metro station, near restaurants and clubs, and with a grocery store and pharmacy just across the street. It is an easy walk to OHLA and there is a free shuttle service to take you to school in the mornings. The residence has 24-hour security. Studios with two beds, a fully equipped kitchen, an over-sized workspace with computer data port.
Price extra night:
60 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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2018 - 30.Jun.2018, 02.Sep.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing5 km
Diving5 km
Golf5 km
Music5 km
Sailing5 km
Squash5 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.4/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.0/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1/5.0 
Other
4.1/5.0 
Students liked about Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami
The courses are very interesting and not at all boring
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
People you meet there, it is a unique experience.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
The good atmosphere in the class
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
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Very good host family, was very well received.
The availability of thestaff
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you want to know more people is better to choose the residence, but if you want to know the city is better to choose other sort accommodation, so you will be more encouraged to visit the city!
The social activities
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Go in a group, it is cheaper

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