General English


Program Description

Course: General English

I would like to welcome you to The Language Academy. Our comfortable school is located in a modern building in Down-Town Fort Lauderdale, only a short distance from the beaches, banks, museums, and cafés. And most importantly, we have wonderful teachers & classroom spaces to help you acquire and learn the English language in dynamic settings. Furthermore, our curriculum incorporates many actual aspects offered by our surroundings to create opportunities for "contextual learning".

Our Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Media Lab includes TV/VCRs, language-learning software and CD-Rom facilities for individual and class use. Thanks to our courses, the self-access Media Center and our lively social program of activities and excursions, we are sure you will make the most of your stay in Fort-Lauderdale and learn English better and faster.

Your First Day

When you arrive at the Language Academy, a member of our staff will meet you and check your registration. Next you will be asked to take a placement test composed of a written and listening test. Then you will have an interview with the Director of Studies or a Senior Teacher. During this conversation your understanding of spoken English will be assessed. Level placement is based on the combined results of these two tests. During the first day, our staff will introduce you to the school, the local amenities and life in Fort Lauderdale.

Course Levels

There is a special program of study for each level and our grading system enables you to change to the next level when you are ready. There are eight levels of study:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate (2 levels)
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Our classes are small and carefully graded. The maximum number of students in an Executive Course is 5 and there is a maximum of 14 students in a General English class. This rule applies to all daily courses. All courses are multinational and English is always the means of communication with the teachers and with other students.

Cost & Fees

GENERAL ENGLISH 1: 20 Lessons - 17 clock hours; 480/price first 2 weeks, 210/price for each additional week

GENERAL ENGLISH 2: 22 Lessons - 19 clock hours; 550/price first 2 weeks, 250/price for each additional week

GENERAL INTENSIVE: 30 Lessons - 27 clock hours; 750/price first 2 weeks, 350/price for each additional week

GENERAL PLATINUM: 20 Lessons (mini-group of 5) - 17 clock hours; 1,200/price first 2 weeks, 600/price for each additional week

GE + PRIVATE LESSONS: 20 Group Lessons + 5; 1,140/price first 2 weeks, 545/price for each additional week

GE + PRIVATE LESSONS: 20 Group Lessons + 10; 1,790/price first 2 weeks, 870/price for each additional week

HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT: High School Placement Fee; Placement fee only: $ 600


  • A U.S. $ 125.00 non-refundable registration fee is required upon enrollment. All prices are in US$
  • General English classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OR from 13:30 p.m. to 17:10 p.m. Timetable may vary without notice. Each lesson is 50 minutes
  • All group programs have a maximum of 14 students in a class. If Monday is a holiday, classes will start on the next work business day.
  • Absolute beginners are required to attend private classes, at TLA sole discretion, until they can reach the A1 Elementary level.
  • HOLIDAYS: in 2014 the school will be closed on: January 1, April 18, May 26, July 4, September 1, November 27 and 28, December 25, 26 and December 31 (afternoon).
  • In case of course cancellation after the student's arrival, TLA reserves the right to replace General English group classes with private tutoring at a 5:1 ratio.
Last updated Dec 2017

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About the School

The Language Academy is a leading English School for International students and business executives, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America". The school building is i ... Read More

The Language Academy is a leading English School for International students and business executives, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America". The school building is in the prestigious Museum of Art Plaza. TLA is one of America's most accredited Institutions. The school is accredited by ACCET and by IALC. Personal attention and quality teaching are TLA's top priorities. TLA approach to teaching and learning English is essentially learner-centered. Teachers focus on your needs, your interests, and your goals. You, the learner, are encouraged to participate actively in cultural activities and field trips outside of the school and fully benefit from your visit to the U.S. Our teachers and counselors will check your progress throughout the course and make sure you are learning effectively. Careful appraisal and initial testing ensure that you are placed at the right level. Regular individual counseling with your teachers will monitor your progress throughout your course. Each class has a weekly review of course material.You will take a test to check your progress. The teachers and the administration are at your disposal to give you advice and practical guidance throughout your stay. Whichever course you choose, our close attention to quality and personal service will greatly help you progress in your studies. Read less
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