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LAL Language Centres — for access to university or career enhancement

About LAL

At LAL, our mission is to provide the perfect environment for our students to learn and practise English whilst enjoying the characteristics and culture of each country. We have been organising English courses for over 35 years and we are proud of the reputation we have gained for offering high quality courses in beautiful locations around the world.

LAL understands that by travelling abroad to learn English, you not only expect quality teaching but also an unforgettable experience. Hence, we are ready to make sure your visit to our schools is productive, stress-free and memorable for all the right reasons. From your arrival at the airport until it’s time to say goodbye, LAL will give you the best of language, learning and leisure. With an excellent range of accommodation choices, leisure options and ongoing support, we’ll make sure your experience is one to remember.

Our facilities

We have modernised our schools with great facilities and resources to enhance your learning experience. We have more technology in the classrooms plus relaxation areas where you can study or unwind. In Fort Lauderdale and Cape Town, we even have swimming pools for our students to enjoy.

Our teaching methodology

We use a combination of traditional and modern teaching methods and a variety of teaching styles in order to get the best out of our students. We use a structured approach with a comprehensive syllabus and regular progress testing to create an efficient learning process. Our method will help to increase your confidence and become a more effective communicator.

We believe that our students should enjoy themselves outside of the classroom and practise their new language skills whilst experiencing the culture of their host country — real interactions in real-life situations. With our range of leisure activities and excursions, students are able to develop their English beyond the classroom.

Programmes tailored to graduates and professionals

We all know that English is an important language on the world stage. As an official language of many countries and a dominant language in business and higher education, having a competency in English can only enhance your prospects. Whether you want to become a pilot, work in business or take the next step towards university, LAL has a course to suit you; from General English to specialist courses such as law and medicine, from young learner programmes to International Teacher Training.

Our exam preparation courses provide you with an internationally recognised certificate and can be used as proof of competency for university admissions, immigration or employment in most English-speaking countries. We offer Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE courses, depending on your level and needs. The best thing about these certificates is that they stay with you for life. For more information on where to take the Cambridge exams certificate, click here now.

The IELTS exam focuses on speaking, writing, listening and reading skills, and is available as a general or academic test. Our IELTS preparation lessons are engaging, enjoyable and well-structured and use a variety of activities, catering to a wide range of learning styles. The IELTS General training format focuses on general survival skills in broad social and workplace context and it is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries for their secondary education, work experience or training programmes.

We also offer TOEFL, the successful entry route to many North American universities. With English being in the top three most spoken languages in the world, it's no surprise that many companies expect their employees to have a good level of spoken and written Business English.

If you're about to enter work life, whether it be in law or business, we have a course to help you improve your English. The TOEIC test is also a valuable credential for professionals since the test is recognised globally by companies, agencies and educational institutions in over 120 countries.

At LAL, we can assist you in finding an undergraduate or postgraduate place at our partner institution in the UK and USA. St Mary's and Brunel universities in the UK both have outstanding reputations and we are proud to be in partnership with them. In the USA, we have a close partnership with Lynn University, Florida.

LAL Advantage

All LAL students also have free access to our unique online learning platform LAL Advantage, enabling learners to continue their learning outside the classroom and for three months after studies have finished.

Our Accommodation Options

We have an array of accommodation to choose from whilst you're here, including school residence, homestay or hotel options. We recommend homestay accommodation as the best way to practice your English and immerse yourself in the local culture. Our hosts will support you throughout your experience and provide you with the essentials to enjoy a comfortable stay.

Students' Testimonials

We’re pleased that the majority of our students would recommend our schools and return again to relive their experience, confirming that we will deliver our promise and exceed the expectations of our learners. We make it an experience to remember!

Our students note that their LAL experience has been a wonderful one; having made lifelong friends and our English courses have exceeded all their expectations. The appreciation for our teachers is always mentioned thanks to their supportive and welcoming nature.

We make sure that all of our students feel welcome from day one until they're on their return journey home. Safety and security is a priority and we always go above and beyond to ensure the wellbeing of our learners. We want every student to leave happy and fulfilled upon completion of their course and have an unforgettable experience at LAL. Watch our testimonial video for yourself!

Further Helpful Links

Cambridge Exams
IELTS Course Overview, London
• General English + IELTS, course overview, Torbay
General English + IELTS, course overview, Malta
• IELTS, course overview, Boston
TOEFL+ Intensive English, course overview & description
Business English