General English

LAL Fort Lauderdale

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Standard General English is a group course, with 15 hours per week in classes of up to 12 students. This course is suitable for you if you would like to become a confident speaker of English and maximize your ability to use English in everyday situations. On the course you will develop your language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), improve your knowledge of grammar and learn how to use it in practice. You can join the course every Monday (or the first Monday of the month if you are a beginner).
The course will cover everyday English reading, writing and listening with an emphasis on speaking and practical communication in common situations, such as travelling, shopping, and leisure time. There will be support with grammar and pronunciation, and we will also introduce study skills to help you to become an efficient learner and to keep learning when you are out of the classroom.
The course will usually follow a course book, but we will also use a wide range of materials, including real-life listening and video examples, authentic texts and on-line resources. The content of the lessons is adapted to your needs and interests. All students have the opportunity to discuss, negotiate and plan the week’s work with their teacher and fellow students.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Fort Lauderdale.

Class size

Maximum 12 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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"Very Good"

Ester Isfer

I went with my 14 years old son, it was amazing. He loved, made a lot of friends . I loved it too, my teacher Judith is fantastic. I learned a lot, ,thank you .

My friends were from differents countries and it was fantastic to know their culture .

I 'll recommend for sure .

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
9 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was wonderful learning with students from many other countries."

Suzanne Pinard, student from Canada

The school was easy to find. The classrooms were large enough for the group. We were about 8-9 students at the same time. The school personnel were very welcoming and friendly. My group had three teachers. Each was very qualified and helpful. It was very pleasant to talk with people from other countries. My husband liked ours classes so much, we decided to stay for the third week.

For the activities, we went with a group to the Everglades for the air-boat tour. We talked a lot with other students. Very pleasant. We went to the BB&C to watch a hockey game. It was difficult to talk with other students because we stayed near the arena, it should be better buying our tickets by ourselves.

But one thing that I hated a lot was some students were always texting during the class and I am sure they were texting each other (I was seated next to one of them). It was very disturbing during the last week. It was worse and the teacher didn't stop them.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
7 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great"

Gemma Martinez Hernando

I liked the experience and I hope to repeat in September. I had a short stay - two months is very little time to learn a language, but I have noticed the difference of studying in Spain and studying in the United States with you. I am happy with the result! I am now here in Spain, and will save up to go back to LaL.

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
2 Mar 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Lesinda, London at LAL Fort Lauderdale responded to this review.
12 May 2015

Hello, we are really happy to receive your message. We will be delighted to welcome you again in our LAL school. :) We hope that all goes well in Spain?

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Housing

LAL Fort Lauderdale offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Shared room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 346
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Fort Lauderdale
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Wireless internet, free internet, air conditioning, and heating
Distance to school: 5 - 60 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Sunday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 346
Staying in a host home is the perfect way to discover the American way of life whilst regularly practising English and is therefore a popular accommodation for our students.

Students can enjoy American hospitality and an easygoing life-style while practicing their English skills when they choose to stay with one of our carefully selected host homes. Many of our host homes have been caring for our students for years and we regularly inspect all our host homes.

Clean bed linen and towels are supplied once a week. Most host homes have access
to laundry machines free of charge, and hosts may launder a reasonable amount of clothes. Some students may be asked to pay using coin-operated machines. Rooms are cleaned prior to arrival, after which students are responsible for their cleaning.

Commute times can vary from 5 - 60 minutes. Our homestays for adults are usually between 1-5 miles from the school, this is subject to availability during periods where the school is full.

Breakfast is included. Dinner is optional. Kitchen facilities are not available.

Check-in Sundays 09.00-22.00 and check-out Sundays 05.00-12.00. Other days and times by arrangement. Extra supplement for check-in before 09.00.

Twin rooms are only available for students booking together except during the high season.

Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 395
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Fort Lauderdale
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, wireless internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Distance to school: 5 - 60 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Sunday, anytime
A$ 395
Staying in a host home is the perfect way to discover the American way of life whilst regularly practising English and is therefore a popular accommodation for our students.

Students can enjoy American hospitality and an easygoing life-style while practicing their English skills when they choose to stay with one of our carefully selected host homes. Many of our host homes have been caring for our students for years and we regularly inspect all our host homes.

Clean bed linen and towels are supplied once a week. Most host homes have access
to laundry machines free of charge, and hosts may launder a reasonable amount of clothes. Some students may be asked to pay using coin-operated machines. Rooms are cleaned prior to arrival, after which students are responsible for their cleaning.

Commute times can vary from 5 - 60 minutes. Our homestays for adults are usually between 1-5 miles from the school, this is subject to availability during periods where the school is full.

Breakfast is included. Dinner is optional. Kitchen facilities are not available.

Check-in Sundays 09.00-22.00 and check-out Sundays 05.00-12.00. Other days and times by arrangement. Extra supplement for check-in before 09.00.

Twin rooms are only available for students booking together except during the high season.
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La Quinta (on site) - Shared room En-suite - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 411
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 5727 , USA
Location: Outside the city center of Fort Lauderdale
Housing type: Student residence (on-campus)
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, tV room, air conditioning, and heating
Distance to school: 1 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 411
La Quinta Inn is right next to LAL Fort Lauderdale and offers clean, comfortable rooms with bed and breakfast.

LAL is the only international language school in Fort Lauderdale that has a residence on site. The residence offers a convenient hotel environment, such as a cleaning service, 24 hours security, comfortable and friendly accommodation.

There are 152 rooms with either one king-size or two double beds. All rooms have a desk,
wardrobe, alarm clock radio, iron, TV and full-size ironing board. All rooms have an en-suite
bathroom with a shower, bath, WC, basin, and a hair dryer.

All rooms are air-conditioned, have free high-speed internet, flat screen TV and telephone with free local calls. A large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, laundry facilities, ice machines and vending machines (snacks and drinks) are also available.

Complementary breakfast (coffee, juice, fresh fruit, bread, cereals etc.) is included. No additional meals are available at the residence. Kitchen facilities are not available, but there is a microwave for guest use in the breakfast area. Rooms with one king size bed have a microwave and a mini fridge where possible. All rooms have coffee machines.

Free wireless internet access in most rooms including the lobby and a telephone in each room.
All local calls are free.

Laundry machines are available and currently cost $1.50 for each washer and dryer load. Clean bed linen and towels are supplied three times a week. Rooms are fully cleaned three times a week if requested.

La Quinta (on site) - Single room en-suite - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 636
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 5727, USA
Location: Outside the city center of Fort Lauderdale
Housing type: Student residence (on-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, air conditioning, heating, 24/7 supervision, and garden
Distance to school: 1 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 03:00 PM
Check-out: Sunday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 636
La Quinta Inn is right next to LAL Fort Lauderdale and offers clean, comfortable rooms with bed and breakfast.

LAL is the only international language school in Fort Lauderdale that has a residence on site. The residence offers a convenient hotel environment, such as a cleaning service, 24 hours security, comfortable and friendly accommodation.

There are 152 rooms with either one king-size or two double beds. All rooms have a desk,
wardrobe, alarm clock radio, iron, TV and full-size ironing board. All rooms have an en-suite
bathroom with a shower, bath, WC, basin, and a hair dryer.

All rooms are air-conditioned, have free high-speed internet, flat screen TV and telephone with free local calls. A large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, laundry facilities, ice machines and vending machines (snacks and drinks) are also available.

Complementary breakfast (coffee, juice, fresh fruit, bread, cereals etc.) is included. No additional meals are available at the residence. Kitchen facilities are not available, but there is a microwave for guest use in the breakfast area. Rooms with one king size bed have a microwave and a mini fridge where possible. All rooms have coffee machines.

Free wireless internet access in most rooms including the lobby and a telephone in each room.
All local calls are free.

Laundry machines are available and currently cost $1.50 for each washer and dryer load. Clean bed linen and towels are supplied three times a week. Rooms are fully cleaned three times a week if requested.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.

Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $100 when you register.

Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.

Learn more about how to get a US student visa »

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Fort Lauderdale based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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