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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is ideally located on the ocean between Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. With a year round average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and 310 days of sunshine, Florida earned itself the reputation as the "sunshine state". Due to its location along the shore and 300 miles of waterways and canals, Ft. Lauderdale is also known as "The Venice of the America". Due to this fact, the city offers plenty of sporting and leisure activities on and along the water such as scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, water skiing, kayaking, bicycling, in-line skating and much more. Nearby attractions are Florida Keys (including Key West), Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, Cape Canaveral or the Universal Studios.

The city is home to many universities, which contributes to its friendly and safe atmosphere. Fort Lauderdale is bustling with young, Internet related businesses, thus inspiring the nickname of "Capital of the internet coast". The downtown area has seen dramatic growth in the past decade as a result of these businesses. The main street "Las Olas Boulevard" has gained international recognition as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. This status is rounded up by festivals and happenings such as the Downtown Festival of Arts, Week of the Ocean, Honda Golf Classic, the Air and Sea Show and the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest Boat show in the world.

Language School

Our English language school partner is one of the leading English Schools for International students and business executives in Florida, which is endorsed by the fact, that it is the only LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce) Center in the United States of America. Personal attention and quality teaching are top priorities. All teachers are highly qualified professional instructors with degrees in Education, ESL (English as second language) or EFL (English as a foreign language) and a minimum of 5 years professional experience.

Courses for Young Professionals

Business English Standard Course (20 lessons per week)

This course features the development and expansion of corporate and conceptual communication in English. The focus is on speaking, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, writing and listening capabilities, within a series of business specific contents.

  • 20 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Minimum duration: 1 week 
  • max 05 participants per class
  • Timetable: 9.00 AM - 12.40 PM or 13.30 PM - 5.10 PM from Monday to Friday
  • Minimum level: upper intermediate
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Not I-20 eligible

Dates 2013: All Business Classes start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (exceptions might be possible on request).

Price (course only):
USD 900 per week + USD 125 registration fee

Business English Intensive Plus 5/10 Course (25 or 30 lessons per week)

This English program is designed for business executives and combines the problem-specific developmental group English classes in the morning with one-to-one lessons on function specific or industry instruction, in the afternoon. Corporate, University, Associations visits are involved in the Business Intensive PLUS 10 program only. Possible subject of the one-to-one lessons are: English for Law, Human Resources, International Trade, Finance, Marine Industry, Journalism, Marketing and Distribution, Insurance Sector, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Food Industry, Aviation. Please contact us to receive further details on the content of the above English for Special Purpose Modules.

Details:

  • Business Intensive PLUS 5 (20 group + 5 one-to-one lessons per week)
  • Business Intensive PLUS 10 (20 group + 10 one-to-one lessons per week)
  • Not I-20 eligible
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes 
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Level: from advanced intermediate to advanced
  • Maximum 5 participants per group
  • Classes are from 9:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (20+ 5 lessons per week) / 3:00 p.m. (20+10 lessons per week)
  • Minimum Age : 18

2013 Dates: Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (exceptions might be possible on request).

2013 Prices (course only):
Intensive Plus 5: USD 1 300 per week + USD 125 registration fee
Intensive Plus 10: USD 1 700 per week + USD 125 registration fee

Business English Private Course (Min. 1 lesson per week)

The school also offers English for Special Purpose private lessons on "one-to-one" and semi-private lessons on a "two-to-one" basis,. Private lessons can be combined with group courses or taken independently. Private lessons can be booked for weekdays. Private tutoring is considered a self-enrichment cultural development activitiy and does not qualify for the F1 student visa.

Details: 

  • Minimum 1 private lessons per week
  • Not Eligible for I-20
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes 
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Level: from advanced intermediate to advanced
  • Minimum Age: 18

2013 Dates: Course start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (exceptions might be possible on request).

2012 Prices (course only):
USD 80 per One-to-One course + USD 125 registration fee

Holidays 2013

January 01st, March 29th, May 27th, July 4th, September 2nd, November 28th and 29th, December 24th, 25th and 31st 2013 are public holidays. On public holidays the school remains closed. The group course are not recuperated nor refunded.

Accommodation

Host Family: Single room, half board
USD 350 per week (minimum 02 weeks)

Roomstay: Single room, no meals

USD 245 per week (minimum 02 weeks)

For more information on accommodation in host families or other accommodation options which are offered by our partner school please visit the page Accommodation in Fort Lauderdale.

For information on prices for the alternative accommodations please visit the Price Table.

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