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English Courses with optional Internship & Volunteering in Miami

Learn English & Experience Miami South Beach!

At our school your classroom is just the starting point of your learning experience. In addition to our fun classes with great teachers and lots of chances to speak and learn, we also invite you to join our dozens of activities every month, many of which are free! 

South Beach Miami is one of the U.S.'s most vibrant destinations with tropical blue waters, white sandy beaches and towering palm trees. Combined with fabulous restaurants and nightlife, the Art Deco District and designer shops, South Beach Miami is on everyone's list of "must see" cities! We guarantee that your English will improve and that you will have an unforgettable experience while you create, discover and learn! 

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2017

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of $185 USD must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

Vacation N Learn Course, 16 lessons per week

This course is for students on a Tourist Visa who want to travel to the U.S. to explore, improve their English communication skills and pronunciation, and build vocabulary while making new friends

Semi-Intensive, 20 lessons per week

Expand your communication skills while still having free time for Plus programs, activities, and excursions

Intensive, 25  lessons per week

This intensive program includes 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 afternoon electives per week

Super-Intensive, 30 lessons per week

20 General English classes plus 10 specialized electives in the afternoon allow you to have more practice in English and develop your confidence

Business English for Future Professionals, 20 lessons per week

Learn American business language, boost your resumé and acquire an early-career advantage. Weekly modules include: marketing, leadership, world economy, money and finance, branding, current business topics

Add-on Internship/Volunteering Experience

Add internship/volunteering program to your Business English, Intensive, Semi-Intensive or Vacation ‘N Learn course. Practice all you have learned in class in a real-life business environment in Miami. Sample fields include: marketing, public relations, architecture, fashion, hospitality, information technology, arts. You have 2 options: 

  1. Vacation English+Volunteering  - you’ll attend English classes for four weeks and participate in two workshops to prepare your American-style resume, and practice for your interview with a sponsor company. Once accepted, you’ll work full-time or part-time for the next 4–8 weeks and practice your English communication skills alongside local professionals
  2.  Semi-Intensive, Intensive or Business English+Internship - for the first two weeks, you’ll attend English classes and participate in two workshops to prepare your American-style resume, and practice for your interview with a sponsor company. Once accepted, you’ll work part-time for the next 4-14 weeks, while continuing your English classes and practice your English communication skills alongside local professionals

Long-Term English for Semester/year

Immerse yourself in the English language and benefit from special long-term pricing, 20, 25 or 30 lessons a week for 24 weeks min.

Private Lessons, 10, 20 or 35+ lessons per week

Boost your English program by adding extra one-on-one time with your teacher. Advance quickly and achieve your English learning goals

Test Preparation Courses

  • Cambridge FCE, 30 exam preparation lessons per  week
  • Cambridge CAE, 30 exam preparation lessons per week
  • TOEFL Success, 20 TOEFL Success lessons per week
  • EAP, 20 English for Academic Purposes lessons per week
Add-on Plus English Programs, specific start dates:

  • Ballet (Miami City Ballet School) 2 weeks min.
  • Salsa 1 weeks min.
  • Yoga 2 weeks min. 
  • Kickboxing or Boot Camp/Cross-Training  2 weeks min
Water Sports
  • Paddleboarding 2 weeks 
  • Intro to Surfing  2 weeks
  • Scuba Diving Adventure (Certification Course, 3 days plus on-line course)
English for Executives and Professionals

Modern facilities and a separate suite for professionals including lounge, PCs, tea and coffee, periodicals, etc., and a personal course advisor. Classes: Small, international group classes (5 clients maximum):

  • Professional Group, 15 or 30 lessons per week
  • Professional Private, 15 or 30 lessons per week
  • Professional Combination, 15 group + 15 private lessons per week

Professional English for Specific Purposes

Finance Workshop, Sales and Marketing Workshop or Law Workshop

Multi-Destination Package, discounts from 5 to 10% on tuition

  • 2 weeks in NYC + 2 weeks in Miami
  • 4 weeks in NYC + 4 weeks in Miami
  • 6 weeks in NYC + 6 weeks in Miami
  • Combination bookings of 12+ week

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Welcome

Take a fashion internship, become an actor, rub shoulders and network with world business executives, live and breathe English in Miami South Beach! We have chosen highly qualified and trained teachers, a passionate and dedicated staff, and hand-picked a wide array of programs and partner schools so you can live, learn, love English and create your own unforgettable experience!

Why choose our school? 
  • QUALITY - founding member of the award-winning IALC group, our school provides excellence in education and boutique services in beautifully-styled, city-center school
  • CITY-SAVVY - fantastic city-center location: South Beach, Miami, just 4 blocks from the beach on fashionable Lincoln Road
  • SMALL CLASSES - average 10, maximum 12 students per class in General English and 5 in Professional Group, allowing your teacher to focus on each individual’s learning goals
  • PLUS ENGLISH - exclusive add-on programs including Internships, Dance, Music, Fashion, Coding, Acting and more! 
  • ONE-TO-ONE - weekly consultations with your teacher to discuss your progress and your needs
  • EXECUTIVE - executive and professional English programs with expert, experienced teachers in small-group (5) and private format. Exclusive designated classrooms and lounge
  • FREE CLASSES - many free classes and workshops to offer you extra opportunity to learn, experience English and progress quickly
  • ACTIVITIES - fun and interesting daily activities guided by teachers in the city center, many of them free. Weekend excursions to nearby top U.S. cities and attractions
  • CURATION - from college partnerships to our Plus academies, we carefully curate all the enriching experiences students enjoy
School's Location
  • We located on fashionable Lincoln Road, a short 5-minute walk to the beach. Housing, cafés and nightlife are within walking distance and an extensive calendar of activities lets you take advantage of the best Miami has to offer 
  • Attractions Nearby: The beach (5-minute walk), shopping, world-class restaurants, museums, Espanola Way, clubs
Your school in Miami South Beach
  • Number of Students per class: 12 
  • International student mix
  • Capacity of School: 344 
  • Number of Classrooms: 17
  • Student Lounge:  1 large indoor  student lounge with microwave and snack/drink vending machines. Large outdoor private terrace with views of Lincoln Road
  • Computer Access: 14 computers for student use 
  • Free WiFi: throughout 
  • 5-minute walk to the beach
  • Housing options within walking  distance, bus, or short bicycle ride
  • Excellent, university-trained teachers who care about your progress
  • Emphasis on speaking, group activities, pair work and presentations
  • Lessons are enhanced with excursions and cultural activities led by teachers
Program key facts
  • Ages: 17+ year round, 16+ in summer (July–September) 
  • Classes start any Monday unless otherwise indicated 
  • American English lessons are 50 minutes 
  • Executive English lessons are 60 minutes 
  • 25-lesson programs include 1 elective topic 
  • 30-lesson programs include 2 elective topics 
  • Elective classes take place in the afternoon 
  • Plus English Programs can be taken with 16+ lesson-American English courses
  • Minimum stay is 1 week
  • Student must be a non-native speaker of English
  • English Levels: All levels
  • Weekly progress reports: One-to-one consultation with your teacher helps you keep on track with achieving your goals 
  • Certificate of completion: A personalized certificate with a description of your language competence
Orientation Program, students receive:  
  • Bus and subway maps
  • Guides to shopping, services, restaurants and activities in Miami
  • School's calendar of activities 
  • School's policies and information about visa policies
  • Information about safety in Miami South Beach
Included in the price
  • Orientation Program
  • Placement test
  • Chosen course
  • Free workshop on writing, idioms, etc.
  • Weekly student progress reports
  • End of course certificate
  • Fixed and wireless broadband Internet access
  • Some cultural activities 
Extras
  • One time non-refundable registration fee
  • Airport transfers
  • Study Materials Fee
  • The Arts + English additional registration fee 
  • One time non-refundable accommodation fee
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Visa 
Super-Intensive Class
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Students in the English class
English for Executives and Professionals
Students on social activies

Optional Housing in Miami South Beach

The school offers to its students optional accommodation in host-family, apartments and hostels.

Family Homestays 

Live with an American family and enjoy the full experience of life in Miami. Improve your English and explore and share in the culture of our families

  • Location: downtown Miami or North Miami Beach 
  • Travel time to school: 30–60 minutes by public transportation 
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom shared 
  • Meals: breakfast 7 days a wk; optional: dinner or lunch7 days a week
Apartments and  Hotels

1. West Avenue Apartments - enjoy comfort, independence and privacy in these attractive, large and airy two-bedroom apartments. Choose to stay in the single room or share the twin room with a roommate:

  • Location South Beach, Miami 
  • Travel time to school: 15-minute walk or 5-minute bike ride 
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom private ensuite 
  • Amenities: WiFi, flat screen TVs, large living /dining room, kitchen, weekly cleaning

2. SoBe ApartHotel - enjoy a great location! Live in a tropical South Beach-style gated apartment building close to the school and just a 7-minute bike ride from Ocean Drive. Cool palmtree covered outdoor social areas for apartment members:

  • Location: South Beach, Miami
  • Travel time to school: 15 minutes walking
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom private ensuite 
  • Amenities : WiFi, flat screen TVs, living/dining area, kitchen, weekly cleaning

3. Designer Hostel - live just across the street from the beach. Friendly and cool common areas, outdoor pool, restaurant and bar and BBQ area allow you to meet and mingle with international friends:

  • Location: South Beach, Miami 
  • Travel time to school: 10 min. by bus or bicycle 
  • Room type: dorm-type 4 beds, bathroom shared ensuite 
  • Amenities: WiFi, laundry facilities, communal kitchen, swimming pool, BBQ area, restaurant and bar on site, weekly cleaning 
  • Meals: breakfast 7 days a week
4. Hostelling International Miami - this economical option is ideal for groups, as each modern room has 6-8 beds and ensuite bathrooms:

  • Location: South Beach, Miami 
  • Travel time to school: 10-minute walk 
  • Room type: dorm-type 8 beds, bathroom shared ensuite; additional bathrooms in hallway 
  • Amenities: WiFi, laundry facilities, communal kitchen, weekly cleaning, front desk

Activities: Learn to speak English and have fun!

Fabulous Miami has so much to offer. Join in daily teacher-guided activities and excursions, practice English and have fun to the max! Enjoy white-sand beaches, clear, warm waters, Art Deco architectural tours, boat cruises, beach volleyball, the Design District, Wynwood Walls art walk, Art Basel, Miami Heat basketball, the Everglades, the Aquatic Center with dolphins and more!

Miami Beach is a diverse American city full of contemporary art, Art Deco glamour and a high-octane nightlife. Known as the “American Riviera”, Miami has become home to various Latin and Caribbean cultures, high-end fashion shopping and a trendy art scene searching for new inspiration. Our school embraces this fascinating culture and presents students with the opportunity to explore it all through a full calendar of scheduled events.
Your learning continues outside the classroom and our monthly activities calendar provides students with activities to enhance your communication skills while you gain cultural awareness and have fun. Teachers who know the best of Miami plan and lead daily excursions to local restaurants, cultural festivals, tourist attractions, as well as weekend trips to Key West and other exciting destinations. Just sign up to attend the Art & Design night in Miami's Design District, play beach volleyball or kite surf, visit the Art Deco Museum, listen to live Cuban music, or go clubbing on Ocean Drive in a school's limo party!
There is something interesting and engaging to do for every taste and every budget. In addition to outside the classroom activities, our school also includes free after-school language classes in reading, writing, and pronunciation for students who want to learn additional grammar or focus on American slang or idioms.  There is no place quite like South Beach! Work hard, play hard and explore! Sample activities:

  • Beach sports
  • Rooftop bars
  • Salsa dancing
  • Wynwood Art Walls
  • Everglades boat tours
  • Shopping at outlet malls
  • Miami Heat basketball
  • Beach club-hopping
  • Disney World
Before you arrive - Student Visas:
Students who will study in the Non-intensive Vacation ‘N Learn program (16 hours per week) are not required to get F-1 Student Visas if the length of their study is less than 90 days (12 weeks). Students in this program studying for less than 90 days are taking a short course of study and may do so without a visa if part of the visa waiver program or with a B-1 or B-2 Visa, but they should visit the US Embassy to have their Visa correctly annotated; this is the responsibility of the student. 

Students enrolled in programs of 18 hours per week or more of General English may apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country. The school will issue the I-20 necessary for the F-1 student visa application. 

For additional information about student visas and the visa application process please contact us at information@international-programs.com 
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Designer Hostel
West Avenue Apartments
SoBe ApartHotel

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Social Activities
Activities after classes
Students on the shopping street
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International Programs

2956 Florence Dr SW

Wyoming, MI 49418

USA

Email: information@international-programs.com

Tel: 1-616-827-7525

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