Fort Lauderdale, TLA The Language Academy
Summer Vacation Courses USA

Fort Lauderdale
TLA The Language Academy

An English school of excellent standard, located in the heart of the Venice of America and only an hour from Miami.

Age Range

12 - 18


Hotel, Host Family

Duration of Stay

15 Days / 13 Nights

Courses start

5/19 July, 2 August


in most areas

In this Centre


Fort Lauderdale, the “Venice of America”, is right in the heart of Florida’s gold coast, just an hour from Miami and Palm Beach.
The spectacular city, built on hundreds of miles of canals, offers students an elegant and safe environment in easy reach of all Florida’s major attractions of Orlando, Disney World, Key West, the Gulf of Mexico.


TLA is a year-round teaching centre of excellence, accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and named in 2017 as one of the top 5 English schools in the United States. The school building is in the heart of the dynamic financial centre in the city centre and three blocks from the central station. Only a short walk away is the famous Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale’s premier destination for shopping, dining, events, entertainment and galleries.

The school has 25 bright, well equipped and fully air-conditioned classrooms. It also has an event centre with a large screen, table tennis tables and board games, and a modern and stylish café. The famous palm-fringed beach is just a 10-minute bus ride away.

Language Course

The course, based on the World of Work curriculum, includes 15 hours per week in international classes of up to 15 students.

The teachers are all native speakers and in possession of ESL teaching qualifications.

Lessons are all in the mornings. Teachers can take advantage of an Executive English or General English Development course. ASL hours are certified along with language proficiency at the end of the stay (see page 7 for details).



Accommodation is provided in the 4-star Embassy Suites hotel, in triple suites for students, each with two double beds and a queen sleeper sofa bed. Division of the rooms may involve students sharing with those from other groups. Accompanying staff stay in double suite rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Towels are provided by the hotel.


((minimum age: 15 years)
Accommodation is provided in double rooms in private homes with native speakers hosts. A bus pass is included for students in host families, who do not participate in evening activities.

Board Basis

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Monday to Friday, breakfast and dinner at the weekend. Dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure.

A private shuttle bus service is available from the hotel to the school.

On arrival, students must pay a security deposit of $ 100 required by the school. The deposit will be returned at the time of departure unless the college needs to deduct payment for reasons stated in the school regulations.

Free Time and Activities

  • 2 full day excursions
    with a professional tour guide: Nasa including the Kennedy Space Centre, Tour of Miami downtown and dinner at the Hard Rock Café.
  • 7 half day excursions:
    Sawgrass Mills Mall with dinner at a shopping outlet, 2 Fort Lauderdale Beach, The Everglades National Park, Boca Raton Red Reef Park, Miami South Beach, Miami Wynwood & Design District.
  • Afternoon and evening activities
    + 3 evenings out: Jungle Queen Riverboat, Brickell City Centre and Miami Beach Lincoln Road organised on-site for hotel stays.

For stays in host families there are also three additional afternoon activities: Fort Lauderdale Canal Cruise, bowling and an afternoon at the cinema.

This programme may change for organisational reasons.

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