Miami Beach

Academic centre in Miami Beach 

Miami Beach is one of the most exotic and exciting places in North America, the perfect place for those who want to improve their English skills whilst enjoying the fantastic culture and summer throughout the year. Our campus is located in the heart of the historical Art Deco district, a few steps from the white sands and the crystal water of the beach. You could spend afternoons relaxing with your friends, having a coffee or listening to jazz in the bar. At night, enjoy the fun of the bars and clubs. If you want to spend your day studying on the beach, you can make the most out of tanning or exploring the tropical taste of the city. 

 

Methodology

The centre offers a unique and diverse methodology that focuses on the students, allowing them to adquire communication skills quickly and effectively. 

We offer a large variety of courses: TOEFL and Cambridge for those that are looking to study in the US Univerisities, Intensive Business English courses for those that are focused on business, the famous Intensive English Premium (IEP) for those looking to improve their English as quick as possible. 

These courses focus on the development of specific skills, such as: listening, oral expression, reading, essays and integration of grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation. 

Levels

5 levels of English are offered: beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and preparation for University. 

Teachers 

All of the teachers are from American Universities. The majority of them have lived or worked abroad, so they completely understand the difficulties related with learning a second language and adapting to new places. 


Characteristics

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  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
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  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
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Holidays

  • 01/01/2017
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  • 16/01/2017
  • 14/04/2017
  • 29/05/2017
  • 04/07/2017
  • 04/09/2017
  • 23/11/2017
  • 24/11/2017
  • 25/12/2017




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

AAIEP

ACCET

Esol – University of Cambridge

TOEFL


Strongest Points

  • It has a great nightlife
  • Impressive beaches with great weather, and full of people throughout the year

Study English in Miami

Miami Beach, a mixture of magnificent beaches and a super chic environment, is one of the most famous holiday locations in the USA. Shopping, dancing and the never ending hours of sun will leave you like a new person. Why not make the most out of your stay learning English in the centre of South Beach? 

The campus of the academic centre is located on Collins Avenue, in the heart of the historical Art Deco district, the busiest street on South Beach and close to the beautiful beaches. Miami Beach is the ideal place to sunbathe, soak up the stunning architecture or go shopping on the famous street of South Beach. 

Things to see and do in Miami Beach

Culture: 

  • Visit Monkey Jungle 
  • Discover the gardens and museum of Vizcaya 
  • Visit the zoo and the subtropical aquarium

Leisure:

  • ​​​Excursion by boat to the Bahamas
  • Go around the bay and discover the houses of the famous
  • Enjoy the parties and the nights on Miami Beach 

 

Moving around the city 

  • The Electrowave: getting around South Beach is very easy and cheap with the Electrowave: an electric transport system which goes through all of South Beach from Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue. It runs every 12-15 minutes and costs only 0,25$. 
  • Bike: Another good option is renting a bike. Miami Beach is completely flat and biking through the streets between the palm trees and the ocean breeze is a pleasure. The price of renting a bike is around 20$ a day. It is recommendable to have a padlock, since robbing bikes is quite common. You should also wear a safety helmet.
  • Bus: To get to Miami Downtown, the best option is to catch a bus. They run every 10 minutes and the journey is around 20 minutes. The price of a single ticket is 2$.

 

And at night? Party in Miami Beach 

The nightlife and parties is one of the main attractions for our students wanting to have fun. The locals are open from sunrise until the early hours of the morning. 

South Beach is the most lively nightlife in the city. It offers a great variety of nightlife with different atmospheres and decor; you will find a wide range of musical genres to dance to or just to enjoy: jazz, blues, latin music, discos of dance music, house, pop, hip-hop, etc... There is something for everyone. Both its citizens and tourists come together to create a cosmopolitan and lively nightlife. In South Beach, you will find thousands of University students wanting to party. 


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Standard course

This programme offers classes with a focus on four skills: oral expression, listening, reading and essays. The specific courses of these programmes also include incorporation of pronunciation activities, vocabulary and conversation with grammar in context. 

Available timetable: 9am - 12pm / 1pm to 4pm 

From Monday to Friday

Perfect for

Those going to USA for business or for holidays, since you will improve your English skills and also will have free time to do what you want.

Additional information

Materials will be provided so you can access them to develop your listening skills, revise your grammar or improve your vocabulary and idiomatic expressions

Characteristics

  • Course duration From 1 to 48 weeks
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

Intensive Course

This programme offers classes with a focus on four skills: oral expression, listening, reading and essays. The specific courses of these programmes also include incorporation of pronunciation activities, vocabulary and conversation with grammar in context. 

Timetable: 9am - 1pm / 12pm to 4pm 

 

Additional information

Materials will be provided so that the students can access them to develop their listening skills, revise grammar or improve vocabulary and idiomatic expressions

Characteristics

  • Course duration From 1 to 48 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 9pm - 1pm / 12pm - 4pm
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

Preparation course for TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the standard for colleges and universities to evaluate the English level of the non-native students. This course prepares the students to take the TOEFL exam (online exam) 

This provides a revision of all of the necessary components for TOEFL, including grammar, reading, listening and essays. 

The students will learn techniques and strategies to maximise their results in the exam. 

Characteristics

  • Course duration From 1 to 48 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

Business English Course

ESL for business gives students the opportunity to learn vocabulary and participate in real situations of listening, verbs, reading and writing, practicing things which apply directly to the world of finance and other industries. The course causes and reinforces the critical thinking of the students to analyse the history of various existing businesses in the USA and connects them with business globally. 

Perfect for

Professionals with an upper intermediate and advanced level who want to improve their English in the workplace.

Characteristics

  • Course duration From 1 to 48 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 9am - 1pm / 12pm - 4pm
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

Miami Beach

Extra-curricular Activities

As well as our English courses, we also organise events in the school and trips to nearby places such as Disney World, Key West and the Everglades, just a short flight of 2 and a half hours. It is also possible to go to New York for the weekend. 

Sports activities: 

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Diving
  • Canoeing 
  • Kayaking
  • Horseriding 
  • American football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Rugby
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing 
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Accommodation

Hostel

The hostel can be found in the heart of Ocean Drive, very close to the beach and has great views of the sea. You will have free access to the library and the DVDs. In the same hostel, many parties and activities are organised: cinema nights, poker nights, games nights, karaoke, beach volleyball and much more! 

The bedrooms are shared between 6 and 8 people. Each bedroom has a large private bathroom, a small fridge, hairdryer, free wifi and air conditioning. 

Sheets, towels and beach towels will be provided.

Breakfast is included in the price and is served every day from 8:00 to 10:00. The residence has a security service 24/7, and a cleaning service.

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Availability: All year

Room Type: Shared bedroom

School distance: 13 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday from 15:00

Check-out: Saturday before 11:00

Deposit fee: 10$ for the key

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  • Towels it has Towels
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Aparthotel

Situated in the heart of South Beach, a few steps from the best beaches in Miami. 

The bedrooms are small but are fully equipped. They have marbel coloured flooring, all of the bathrooms are made of tile, have CD players and a digital safe. In the Aparthotel there is a small kitchenette and all of the bedrooms are equipped with microwaves and a small fridge. The building has been renovated by one of the best architects in Miami and offers luxury accommodation at a good price. 

The double bedrooms have double beds.

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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room - with double bed (only for students travelling together)

School distance: 9 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday from 15:00

Check-out: Saturday before 12:00

Deposit fee: 200$

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Hostel

Shared bedrooms with 4 beds per bedroom, separate for boys and girls. Private bathroom and kitchen per bedroom. Cleaning service. 

Room Type: Quadruple

Check-in: 11:00

Check-out: 15:00

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  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family

The majority of the families live in Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. The distance by public transport is 35-60 minutes by bus. Dinner is served from Monday to Friday. 

Room Type: Double and single room

School distance: 35.-60 minutes by public transport

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Miami Beach 

From Miami International Airport to the city 

  • Shuttle (transfer service): There is a bus service 24 hours a day (leaves from the ground floor of platform E, opposite customs) and connects to Miami Airport Tri-Rail station, where you should get the train. 
  • Mini Shuttle: These are minibuses that take passengers from door to door to your destination in Miami Beach. They leave from arrivals platforms. This service is much cheaper than a taxi. The only inconvenience is that it can take longer as there are several different stops. 
  • The Metrobuses (tickets: 1.25$): leaves from the ground floor of platform E.
  • Bus: Bus number 7 goes to the Government Center, in the centre of Miami and to the main terminal of buses (journey time: 35 minutes), and bus number 42 goes to Coconut Grove. Both buses leave every 40 minutues. The J bus goes to Miami Beach every 30 minutes (journey time: 1 hour approx.)
  • The Metrobus Airport Owl Line leaves every hour and goes to South Beach. 
  • Taxi: the price of the journey is about 31$.  



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