Fort Lauderdale, USA

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Learn English in Fort Lauderdale at LAL’s friendly and professional school located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, midway between upscale West Palm Beach and vibrant Miami providing plenty of cultural opportunities.

LAL Fort Lauderdale is a modern, two storey learning centre sharing a property with our residence. The English school is located only 10 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the trendy Las Olas Boulevard and the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. A variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, shopping, banks and pharmacies are all within walking distance of the school.

The LAL Fort Lauderdale English language school runs a wide variety of English language courses, whether you require General and Intensive, private lessons or Business English. It has 19 classrooms including a dedicated exam preparation classroom, wireless internet throughout the school as well as a multimedia centre with free internet access. Students have access to a large social area where they can mix with students of different nationalities, play games on Xbox, enjoy a friendly game of table tennis, or watch a movie on the flat screen TV.

LAL Fort Lauderdale is accredited by Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA).

Stay on-site

We’re the only school in South Florida with on-site student residence accommodation – all rooms are less than a minute’s walk to the school.

Relax in the pool

All students can use the swimming pool and Jacuzzi so socialising after classes and into the evening is easy.

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At a glance

  • GMT-5/GMT-4
  • US Dollar ($ USD)
  • English
  • FLL, MIA

The School

  • Free wireless internet access
  • Free computer access
  • Listening Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Drinks available
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access


We offer a wide range of English language courses at LAL Fort Lauderdale, including our new specialist courses: ICAO Level 4 Exam Preparation English for Aviation and Technical English for Engineering.

General and Intensive English

Develop your core English skills for everyday life with 20 or 30 lessons per week.

University Pathways

English courses to help you study at a university of your choice.

Business English

English lessons for your working life, with functional language based on business situations.

Private Tuition

One-to-one lessons are the perfect way to focus on your individual needs, and can also be added to any LAL course.

General English for 30+

Our General English course but with the assurance that you will be studying with older students.

English for Specific Purposes

Specialist English language courses focusing on the specific needs of particular professions.

All Courses


For an all-American experience, come to a part of the USA that has a long-standing reputation for great vacations. From coast to wetlands, from action to animals, rollercoasters to rockets, Florida has it all and a lot more besides.

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Area and travel guide

Fort Lauderdale, a beautiful American beach city and popular tourist destination located only one hour north of Miami, is renowned for its shopping, cultural events and sporting activities. Fort Lauderdale is also known as the Venice of America because of the miles of canals and waterfront properties on the eastern side of the city. The city is home to over 100 marinas and close to 50,000 yachts.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is perfect for water sports such as boating, wind surfing and deep sea fishing. If you prefer to relax, spend a sunny afternoon at the beach, go shopping at one of the many malls or enjoy visiting a museum or art gallery near fashionable Las Olas Boulevard.

In the evening you can unwind at one of the city's many waterside restaurants and savour dishes from around the world or sample some of our local specialities including Stone Crab, Pompano fish, fresh orange juice and Key Lime Pie, before heading off to one of Fort Lauderdale's nightclubs, theatres or cinemas.

Life in the USA

Visiting the USA should be an adventure: but it doesn't need to be difficult. This section will tell you about all the practical aspects of visiting and living in the USA, from currency to business opening times.

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Keeping safe and sound

We want to you to enjoy your time in the USA, and to stay safe and healthy. Our staff are available to help you with any concerns you may have, and here is some useful advice to help keep you 'safe and sound'.

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Travel and transport

The easiest way to see Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area is with our excursions, but if you want to get about on your own there are plenty of options available.

Arrival and first day

Your first days in the States should be fun, not stressful. For peace of mind when you travel to the USA, book an LAL airport transfer to take you to your accommodation. And don't worry about your first day at school: we've got everything organised.

Standard Shuttle Transfers

Our Standard Shuttle Transfers are our shared service between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA) airports and your accommodation. This does not include a meet and greet service.

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Meet and Greet Transfers

Our Meet and Greet Transfer option includes meeting you at the airport and a private transfer to your accommodation. This service operates from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA) airports.

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First Day

Your first day will begin at 08.00 at LAL Fort Lauderdale, and will include a placement test, induction talk and a welcome event, as well as your first lessons.

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Visa information

All students will need a valid passport to come to the USA. Depending on how long you will stay, where you were born and where you live, you may also need a visa to study in the United States. This will affect your choice of courses.

Contact school


LAL Fort Lauderdale

5727 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale
Florida 33308

School switchboard: +1 (954) 771 0222

Booking Enquiries:

Phone: +44 20 8843 7300

Agent Enquiries:

Erika Suarez
Phone: +1 954 644 5998

Existing Bookings:

Phone: +44 (0)1803 546 394

Emergency Contact Number:

+1 (954) 401 7076


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