Sports Vacation English - Full package

LAL Fort Lauderdale

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Our Vacation English programmes for juniors include all tuition, accommodation, meals, activities, transfers and insurance! Upgrade your stay with our sports package - adding two afternoons of expert coaching in basketball, equestrian, golf or tennis per week.

Our instructors work with advanced, professional athletes as well as amateurs who want to learn about sport, have fun and enjoy the amenities of the Broken Sound Club. Students are grouped based on their level to ensure the most progress. Unique to our program is the fact that we place international students with American students of the same age to allow students to experience the American way of life as well as receiving extensive English practice.

Students have the flexibility to try more than one sport if choosing basketball, golf or tennis.
Students cannot move between sports in the same afternoon but they can choose to try a different
sport (basketball, golf or tennis) per afternoon.

Our programmes offer a unique experience for students by mixing both classroom lessons with activities and excursions to develop English skills both inside and outside of the classroom.

What do we offer?

• Vacation English for ages 12-18 with an emphasis on putting language into practice
• Courses from one to four weeks
• Twenty, 45 minute lessons per week
• Materials including LAL's own course book 'Round the World'
• 2 Afternoons of sports coaching per week
• Host Home accommodation
• Full-board meals
• Escorted airport transfers.
• Maximum 15 students per class.
• One full-day and five half-day teacher-supervised excursions per week
• Optional weekend excursion available
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Lesson upgrade for F-1 visas available

Course topics

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

Class schedule

Course duration
1-9 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 15 students

Student age

Age range 12 - 18 years old

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?

housing

Housing

LAL Fort Lauderdale offers the following housing types:
homestay

YL Homestay - Shared room Full Board

Included
weekly
Age range: 12 - 18 years old
Location: Outside the city center of Fort Lauderdale
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 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
Included
HOMESTAY
• Shared rooms, two beds per room
• Shared bathroom
• Four Young Learners per Homestay
• Single Bed
• Wardrobe or closet
• Not lockable
• Homestays will not provide keys to
accommodation
• Damage Deposit of USD 100 or EUR 80 on arrival
• This will be returned to the student only upon
departure
STAFF & ROOM ALLOCATIONS
• Students allocated in advance
• Advance rooming and sharing requests cannot be
guaranteed
LAUNDRY
• Facilities available in the hotel at a cost.
• Approximate cost of USD 1.50 for washing
machine and USD 1.50 for dryer. (Machines only
take “quarters”)
• Homestays offer laundry service according to
a schedule. They will not allow students to use
laundry facilities unsupervised.
• N.B. LAL Fort Lauderdale is not responsible for any
damage, shrinkage or colour run to clothing
WELFARE INFORMATION
• Bed-time/curfew is at 22.30 and lights out at
23.00 Sunday to Thursday and 23.30/00.00 Friday
to Saturday
• Wake-up is at 07.00
• All bedding and bathroom towels supplied.
Students must bring their own beach towels.
• LAL Welfare & Consent Form required in advance
(forms.lalschools.com)
N.B. LAL is not responsible for the loss or theft of students’ property.
Students are advised to NOT bring laptops, tablets or other
expensive items. Valuable items can always be left in the LAL office
which is locked every night.

Transfers included:
Miami (MIA)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Arrival - scheduled landing between 07.00 and 21.00
Arrival - scheduled landing between 11.00 and 01.00
visa

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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