English school in Ft Lauderdale: LAL - Fort Lauderdale

Established in 1992, our partner school occupies the modern premises of the La Quinta Inn and is conveniently located to the east of the city centre. The school has 19 classrooms, a student lounge and a WiFi connection as well as its own residence. You’ll also find numerous restaurants and shops nearby.

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School size
L
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Minimum / average age
16 years / 25 years
Exams
Cambridge course (FCE), Cambridge course (CAE), Cambridge course (CPE), TOEFL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Free Wi-Fi
Special offers
ESL pays your first weekend on site

ESL pays your first weekend on site

Book a course at our LAL partner school in Fort Lauderdale and get your first two nights of accommodation free of charge (Friday and Saturday).
 
Conditions:
- Accommodation with a host family or at “La Quinta” residence
- For any stay taking place in 2015
- Valid only outside high season and Christmas holidays
 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.
Free flights and/or iPad

Free flights and/or iPad

For courses of 24 weeks and upwards, ESL offers you a free iPad. 
For courses of 36 weeks and upwards, ESL offers you the return flight to Fort Lauderdale or Miami free of charge. 

In addition, for bookings of 21 weeks or more, receive a kit including:
  • A mobile phone (basic model), with SIM card and 25USD credit
  • 1 Go of data to surf the internet on your mobile phone
  • A 2-Go LAL USB stick
  • A bus pass, valid one month in Broward County
  • A unilingual English dictionary
Instead of receiving the kit, you may choose to take advantage of 4 private lessons free of charge.

Valid for all enrolments at the LAL school in Fort Lauderdale.

The programme must be booked no later than 6 weeks prior to the course start (subject to availability). To see all conditions, please consult our terms and conditions.

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Key points

  • Beautiful city with a pleasant climate
  • Departure point for numerous destinations in Florida
  • Very attractive prices

Nationality mix

Testimonials

Elvina Perrin
Elvina Perrin
LAL, Fort Lauderdale
Duration: 16 weeks

During our classes, we had a wide range of subjects including exercises in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Our small class allowed us to interact more with each other and the teacher. I now feel more confident in conversing with other people and we are more likely to use the language. The school staff has been very friendly and available and always open to arrange excursions or other services (car rental, hotel reservations, shuttles etc..) During my stay in Fort Lauderdale I’ve made a lot of friends from all over the world with whom we went to different places and enjoyed our leisure time in Florida.

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Erick Canale
Erick Canale

I enjoyed the fact that you have the opportunity of sharing this experience with persons coming from other countries to improve my English. Now I know a little bit more about other countries. I improved my vocabulary and I lost the fear of speaking. Everything was great, even considering that the month of August is the most crowded period for the school. The most enjoyable thing was to learning and having fun with others.

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Marino Nani
Marino Nani
LAL, Fort Lauderdale
Duration: 10 weeks

What I've enjoyed the most is meeting new friends coming from all over the world. You can discover a lot of new and different culture and learn about there thinking and their customs. Everybody is very kind and cool here, so you feel like being in a big family. Another very nice thing is that you can participate and talk a lot in class. I can talk with people much easier in English and understand people better. The best way I have learned to improve my English is by staying in a host family and talk with locals. The administration was always available and helpful. They have a lot of excursions available everyday. The books and material that we use are done well. Florida is an amazing place and Fort Lauderdale is the best place to stay in then go and discover all the rest of Florida like Miami, Orlando Key West, The Bahamas. My best experience was enjoying the water sports in Key West such as parasailing, jet skiing and snorkelling.

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Accreditations

Standard course

Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 (possibly afternoon during summer)

Intensive course

Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 + 13:00 - 14:30

TOEFL course

Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
(15 general + 5 TOEFL)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15

TOEFL 30 course

Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 TOEFL)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 + 13:00 - 14:30

Cambridge course (FCE)

Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 + 13:00 - 14:30

Cambridge course (CAE)

Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 + 13:00 - 14:30

Cambridge course (CPE)

Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:00-12:15 + 13:00 - 14:30
Host family
This accommodation option is ideal for immersing yourself completely in everyday life and for making the most out of everything the easy going lifestyle of Florida has to offer. All of the families are carefully selected by our partner school and are situated around 45 minutes by public transport away from the school. You will stay in a single room with half board provided.

La Quinta Inn Residence (from 18 years)
It is also possible to stay on the same grounds as the school. The bedrooms, which offer a welcoming atmosphere, are for double or single use. All have a private bathroom, air conditioning, a desk, a TV, a telephone (free local calls!) and a WiFi connection. Breakfast is included every morning and you will be able to use the residence's swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as a fitness centre, which you can access using your room key.

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La Quinta

General information

La Quinta Inn is right next to LAL Fort Lauderdale and offers clean, comfortable rooms with bed and breakfast.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
1 minute
Means of transportation :
on foot
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
1 minute

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
10 minutes
Coffees :
5 minutes
Restaurants :
5 minutes
Shops :
10 minutes
Pharmacy :
10 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 1:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
24h staff on site 1
Deposit

Board status

Use of kitchen
Board
Breakfast only
1

Residence facilities

Reception desk
Open 24 hours
1
Smoking area 1
Cafeteria
07h00 - 10h00
1
Common kitchen area
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
~1.50 USD per load
1
Common area/lounge
Whirlpool/spa
1
Internet access WIFI
Free
1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse 1
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
No wheelchair access to non-ground floor rooms
1
Car parking 1
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
76 rooms available
~22 m2
1
Twin
76 rooms available
~22 m2
1
Air conditioned 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilets 1
Ensuite Shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared shower bathroom
Cleaning
Rooms are serviced and towels are changed daily. Linen is changed 3 times per week.
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
Only rooms with kingsized bed have microwaves
1
TV 1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided 1
LAL Fort Lauderdale has a great variety of activities on offer. Take a leisurely afternoon boat trip to discover the breathtaking fauna of the Everglades National Park; more than 36 species which are considered to be endangered live here, such as the Florida Panther or the American crocodile. Look at the houses of the stars during a boat excursion on the Miami river and, in the lively streets of South Beach, take your turn at being a star by being driven around in a limousine. Thanks to our partner school, Florida will keep no secrets from you. Between catamaran trips, snorkelling, relaxing on the magnificent beaches or a shopping trip to “Sawgrass Mills”, the largest shopping centre in the United States, what a programme! Experience American baseball fever by attending professional games or enjoy yourself during concerts and shows. The weekend has also many surprises in store for you...You could visit Universal Studios, Disney World, Key West, the Kennedy Space Centre or go swimming with the dolphins during a crossing to the Bahamas. On a language study stay in Fort Lauderdale, you will be amazed by the richness of Florida!

Included in the price

  • Language course & course material (first book)
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents
  • Cambridge exam fee

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

A (USD)
B (USD)
1 week(s)
722
869
2 week(s)
1304
1598
3 week(s)
1846
2287
4 week(s)
2388
2976
6 week(s)
3412
4294
8 week(s)
4396
5572
12 week(s)
6280
8128
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

A (USD)
B (USD)
1 week(s)
802
949
2 week(s)
1464
1758
3 week(s)
2086
2527
4 week(s)
2708
3296
6 week(s)
3832
4714
8 week(s)
4876
6052
12 week(s)
7000
8848
16 week(s)
9260
11724
24 week(s)
13540
17236
Extra week (24+)
555
709
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

A (USD)
B (USD)
4 week(s)
2628
3216
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
05.01 / 02.03 / 04.05 / 07.09 / 02.11.2015
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL 30 course

A (USD)
B (USD)
4 week(s)
2788
3376
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
05.01 / 02.03 / 04.05 / 07.09 / 02.11.2015
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

A (USD)
B (USD)
8 week(s)
5191
6367
10 week(s)
6255
7725
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 8 wk
19.01.2015 - 14.03.2015
13.04.2015 - 07.06.2015
12.10.2015 - 05.12.2015
Course start date 10 wk
05.01.2015 - 14.03.2015
30.03.2015 - 07.06.2015
28.09.2015 - 05.12.2015
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

A (USD)
B (USD)
8 week(s)
5191
6367
10 week(s)
6255
7725
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 8 wk
19.01.2015 - 15.03.2015
20.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
12.10.2015 - 06.12.2015
Course start date 10 wk
05.01.2015 - 15.03.2015
06.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
28.09.2015 - 06.12.2015
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

A (USD)
B (USD)
8 week(s)
5191
6367
10 week(s)
6255
7725
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
All prices are in USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 8 wk
20.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
12.10.2015 - 05.12.2015
Course start date 10 wk
06.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
28.09.2015 - 05.12.2015
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per level) 40 USD
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 65 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl
Cambridge exam fee (included)
Extra night with host family (04.01-27.06.2015 & 31.08-26.12.2015) 36 USD
Extra night in a residence (04.01-27.06.2015 & 31.08-26.12.2015) 57 USD
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 06.06 /  CAE: 14.03, 05.12.2015)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (28.06-30.08.2015) 20 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 28.06-30.08.2015) 21 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/single room, 01.01-18.08/13.12-31.12) 161 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/double room, 01.01-18.08/13.12-31.12) 84 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fort Lauderdale International, Meet & Greet) 95 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Miami, Meet & Greet) 145 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, breakfast (private bathroom) ("La Quinta") -140 USD/wk

Bank holidays

01.01 / 03.04 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 26.11 / 27.11.2015

Holidays

20.12.2015 - 26.12.2015

Overall rating
4 / 5
94% of students recommending this school
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/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
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Students' opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

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Age : 21
Nationality : Czech Republic
Stay : July 2011, 3 weeks
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Age : 13
Nationality : Germany
Stay : July – August 2014, 2 weeks
Value for money (3 / 5)
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/ 5
Age : 20
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : February – April 2014, 12 weeks
Value for money (3 / 5)
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« Das Schulteam war stets freundlich und offen, dies erleichterte mir den Tag und hatte auch Einfluss auf meine Motivation in die Schule zu gehen. Die Schule ist eigentlich gut gelegen, in der Nähe sind viele Shops und Restaurants. »
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Age : 20
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : December 2013 – March 2014, 14 weeks
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Age : 44
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : February 2014, 2 weeks
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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/ 5
Age : 31
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : November 2014, 4 weeks
« Unterbringung und Gastfamilie waren ausgezeichnet. Ich konnte viele schöne Erfahrungen sammeln. Meine Anliegen bei der Auswahl der Gastfamilie wurden gut umgesetzt.Öffentlicher Transport (Bus) in der Stadt Ft. Lauderdale ist nicht zu empfehlen. Zumindest wenn wert auf eine gewisse Pünktlichkeit gelegt wird. Es sind Abweichungen von -10 bis +40 Minuten aufgetreten und der Service wird schon recht früh am Abend eingestellt. Nach Möglichkeit ist es besser ein Auto oder Fahrrad zu benutzen. »
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Die Angestellten sind locker, hilfsbereit und lösungsorientiert. »
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Age : 13
Nationality : Germany
Stay : July – August 2014, 2 weeks
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Die Mitarbeiter waren sehr freundlich und haben großen Einsatz gezeigt. Es machte alles einen sauberen Eindruck. Das Freizeitprogramm war sehr vielseitig. Das Essen hat gut geschmeckt und die Getränkeauswahl war sehr groß. »
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Age : 21
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : February – March 2014, 8 weeks
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Accommodation (3.6 / 5)
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/ 5
Age : 43
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : February – March 2014, 3 weeks
Value for money (4 / 5)
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/ 5
Age : 32
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : January 2014, 3 weeks
« Es waren nur für einige Schüler PCs vorhanden, andere mussten eigene mitnehmen. Die vorhandenen PCs waren sehr veraltet. »
Value for money (4 / 5)
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  1. Star Agency Europe
  2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the third time at the 2014 STM Star Awards. 

  3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

  4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

    In 2014, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

  6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.