English school in Ft Lauderdale: LAL - Fort Lauderdale

From 430.- USD
approx 382.- EUR
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Key points

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

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Switzerland, Italy, etc..
ratings
101 authentic opinions

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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Included in the price

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

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 430.-
(about EUR 390.-)
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
430
766
874
2
805
1392
1608
3
1130
1968
2292
4
1455
2544
2976
6
2045
3636
4284
8
2595
4688
5552
12
3695
6708
8088
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 07.03 / 04.04 / 02.05 / 06.06 / 05.07 / 01.08 / 06.09 / 03.10 / 07.11 / 05.12.2016
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 500.-
(about EUR 454.-)
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
500
836
944
2
945
1532
1748
3
1340
2178
2502
4
1735
2824
3256
6
2465
4056
4704
8
3075
5168
6032
12
4415
7428
8808
16
5835
9824
11664
24
8435
14376
17136
Extra week (24+)
345
589
704
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 07.03 / 04.04 / 02.05 / 06.06 / 05.07 / 01.08 / 06.09 / 03.10 / 07.11 / 05.12.2016
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1580.-
(about EUR 1434.-)
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1580
2669
3101
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
04.01 / 07.03 / 02.05 / 06.09 / 07.11.2016
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL 30 course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1860.-
(about EUR 1688.-)
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1860
2949
3381
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
04.01 / 07.03 / 02.05 / 06.09 / 07.11.2016
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2232.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4051
4699
10
3680
6275
7355
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 6 wk
01.02 / 25.04 / 31.10.2016
Course start date 10 wk
04.01 / 28.03 / 03.10.2016
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2232.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4051
4699
10
3680
6275
7355
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 6 wk
01.02 / 25.04 / 31.10.2016
Course start date 10 wk
04.01 / 28.03 / 03.10.2016
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2232.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4051
4699
10
3680
6275
7355
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 6 wk
02.05 / 24.10.2016
Course start date 10 wk
04.04 / 26.09.2016
Bank holidays
01.01 / 25.03 / 30.05 / 04.07 / 05.09 / 24.11 / 25.11.2016
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 31.12.2016
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per level) 50 USD
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 70 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 28 USD
Extra night with host family (03.01-25.06.2016 & 28.08-31.12.2016) 36 USD
Extra night in a residence (04.01-27.06.2015 & 31.08-26.12.2015) 60 USD
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 04.06, 10.12.2016 / CAE: 12.03, 04.06, 10.12.2016)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Course of less than 12 weeks, 26.06-28.08.2016) 20 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 26.06-28.08.2016) 21 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/single room, 01.01-17.04/11.12-31.12.2016) 145 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/double room, 01.01-17.04/11.12-31.12.2016) 75 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fort Lauderdale International, 09:00-22:00) 95 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Miami, 09:00-22:00) 145 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, breakfast (private bathroom) ("La Quinta")

Course info

100% authentic 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.

4/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

101 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
22 weeks, January – June 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (1.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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23 years old - France
/ 5
Famille formidable et que je recommande vivement !
25 weeks, October 2015 – March 2016
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai fait des progrès à l'oral et dans a compréhention »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, January – March 2016
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (2.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, September – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja die Lehrkraft an der Schule LAL war super, wir haben uns alle extrem steigern können. »
School highlights
« Das Team war super nett! »
44 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
École accueillante. Professeurs compétents et cours interéssants.
3 weeks, July 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fait 3 semaines d'école et beaucoup de progrès dans la compréhension. Malheureusement séjour trop court pour parler correctement. Bonnes bases d'anglais pour se débrouiller dans la vie courante. »
17 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, March – June 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, April – June 2015
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (1.3 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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41 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2015
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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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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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 45-60 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)
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 1
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
~22 m2
1
Twin
76 rooms
~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!

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