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OHLA Miami

Miami, US
825 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL, United States
4.90
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In a global climate where demand for fluency in English is high, OHLA will help you reach your goals.

OHLA Miami is in the sunshine state of Florida. The school is located in tower 3 of the Four Ambassadors complex. The main campus is on the 18th floor of this prominent building, which was completed in 1968.

This is a very large school which welcomes students, aged 16 years and over, from all over the world. The courses are for students who want to improve their English, and study American culture.

The school offers language courses, as well as a pathway into higher
education in the United States. At OHLA, they are proud of the fact that some of their students take up university places, after finishing their studies in Miami.

All classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards. There are also
speakers and wireless technology to make learning as easy and
enjoyable as possible. The average class size is 12 students, but up to 15 can be accommodated.

There are large reception areas for students to meet, as well as common areas to practice their English skills. High speed wireless internet access is available, and students can take advantage of free Wi-Fi.

For the sporty and those who want to take advantage of relaxation time, there is an onsite fully equipped gym. If students like to swim they can enjoy time in the pools or relax in one of the Jacuzzis.
Students who want to be pampered, can spend time in the beauty salon.

There are a number of restaurants and a cafeteria, which serve a variety of hot and cold food. There is something for everyone at OHLA Miami, all aimed at enhancing their experience of their time in America.

Courses

The school has an ‘English only’ policy. This is to encourage students to fully engage in the language so that they learn faster. Clear signs are on display throughout the school to remind them not to revert to their native language, and that they have to speak English at all times.

Teachers at OHLA are educated to at least Batchelor’s Degree level.
They are also fully qualified to teach English as a second language
(ESL). The school actively seeks out individuals who have international experience of teaching ESL abroad, as well as good qualifications.

Students benefit from their diverse background and experiences.
Students learn in small groups. This ensures they get the maximum
attention possible, and in turn leads to a successful outcome of their
English education. Five levels of learning are on offer. Students of
different levels get to mix in social settings, which means that they can help each other.

OHLA offer entry point test every second Monday. There is a group test and an individual oral interview. This process helps the teachers
determine which group is most appropriate for each student.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in organised excursions. One of them is a weekend in Orlando. There, they can visit the Universal Film studios, or the Islands of Adventure.

Type of courses

There are 8 different levels to the General English course. Students focus on developing language skills, in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar.
Students have a choice of 4 Intensive English programs. The Semi-intensive course runs for 20 lessons from Monday to Friday. Lessons are taught between 09:00 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. Students can, if they wish, join the free conversation club three times a week. They get extra practice with their English whilst talking to native speakers. It is also a great opportunity to get to know other students.

The Intensive course has 24 lessons Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. And Monday to Thursday 13:10 p.m. to 14:00 p.m.. Students taking the Intensive course, are offered complementary courses depending on their needs. Complementary courses include; Applying Grammar rules, Skills and Strategies for Reading, Speaking with Fluency and Building Academic Vocabulary.

The Super-Intensive has 28 lessons per week running Monday to Friday from 09:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and Monday to Thursday 13:10 p.m. to 15:00 p.m. There are also a number of complementary programs to suit student’s needs. Some of them are, English in The Workplace, Making Presentations and Successful negotiations.

There is also a Semi-Intensive + Exam Preparation program. It runs Monday to Friday 09:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and from 14:10 p.m. to 17:00 p.m. for 35 lessons. This course is for students who want to improve their English fast, because they want to sit a university entrance exam.

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Before students can sit either of these exams, they must reach the schools intermediate ll levels. These courses are for students attempting the exam for the first time, or who want to improve on a previous test score.

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Choose a course

General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £177
Duration
55mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 24 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £209
Duration
55mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £237
Duration
55mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 35 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £330
Duration
55mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - 15 Lessons per week (Standard) Starts from £266
Duration
55mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • OHLA Miami Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
  • OHLA Miami Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • OHLA Miami Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • OHLA Miami Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
Location
825 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL, United States

The school is located in a coastal area known as the financial district of Miami. Conveniently located a short distance away, are the Consulates/Embassies of 8 countries. All the essentials such as a grocery store, are within easy reach of the school. If students have to travel from their homestay accommodation, the Metrorail is the easiest option. There are many world famous attractions nearby, such as the Miami Metro Zoo and the Miami Seaquarium. The area near the school, is believed to have the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world. There are many museums nearby. Two of them are the Science Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Music, culinary and art festivals are a prominent feature of life near the school. This city is home to the football team the Miami Dolphins. The area also hosts international events such as one of the Tennis Open championships. Scheduled activities take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13:30 to 17:00 p.m. This is part of the school’s commitment to students, to enhance their English language skills. There are also field trips at the weekend, when students can enjoy beach activities including barbecues and beach volleyball. Those who enjoy being on the water may want to go Windsurfing, Jet Skiing or take a Bayside boat tour. Students can also experience something they have probably only seen in films, a boat ride through the Everglades of Miami.

Accommodation

Student residence

The student accommodation is located in several towers of the Four Ambassador complex. This makes it easy to get to class in tower 3. Students have ocean views from the class room, and the views can also be enjoyed from the apartments. Rooms can be for single occupancy or shared. Some rooms can be shared by up to 3 people. Students have their own bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. They also have a TV and free Wi-Fi. Apartments are cleaned twice a week and there are laundry facilities. 24 hour security offers peace of mind to students, especially when they first arrive.

£198/week

Price/week: £198

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Area: Convenientemente ubicado en el corazon de Kendall, a solo pasos de los Mejores Malls ( Dolphin mall, Dadeland mall, The Falls, Coco Walk, entre otros), Expressways ( Vias rapidas,turn pike), Restaurantes, South Beach,Cerca de varios centros educativos y de salud tales como Baptist Hospital,Miami children's hospital,Miami dade college, FIU entre otros. Paradas de buses. Condominio Tranquilo.

Minimum stay: 0

Facilities: Acceso completo de cocina, lavadora y secadora, lavavajillas. Este sitio agradable lleva una cómoda cama tamano "rey" (king), tv, wifi.

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