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Learn English at Atlantis Language Institute in Miami, Florida USA

INTENSIVE ESL

Courses for International Students

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ALI MISSION

Our Mission: In Atlantis Language Institute we commit to provide essential knowledge and practice to support everyone that seeks growth as a global communicator in the English language.

ALI embraces:

    • Local and international prospects willing to improve their communication in the English language
    • Professionals seeking an enhanced performance in the English language, and
    • People seeking social resettlement who desire to overcome the language barrier in an English speaking community

 

Program
at a Glance

  • Intensive English
  • Private lessons
  • Corporate classes
  • Customized group programs including summer camps
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Program Highlights

Interactive learning includes the four main skills (Listening, speaking, reading and writing) of English, from beginning to advanced.

Learn from faculty with graduate degrees who facilitate communication in English with confidence, and focus on progress in the four main skills paired into: Listening & Speaking / Reading and Writing.

Interact with native Speakers communicate with and improve your knowledge of American culture by consistent exchange between ALI and AU students, as well as other English speakers outside the classroom supported by faculty and staff.

Use Burlington English Interactive Software to personalize learning through a wide array of social and professional lessons.

Observe AU classes to improve business knowledge practical English, and communication skills with focus on American and international business practices and theories.

Experience Networking and AU Business Club meetings & Interact with International degree program business students, advanced students can take classes with people from all around the world.

Learn from faculty with graduate degrees who facilitate communication in English with confidence, and focus on progress in the four main skills paired into: Listening & Speaking / Reading and Writing.

Interact with native Speakers communicate with and improve your knowledge of American culture by consistent exchange between ALI and AU students, as well as other English speakers outside the classroom supported by faculty and staff.

Use Burlington English Interactive Software to personalize learning through a wide array of social and professional lessons.

Observe AU classes to improve business knowledge practical English, and communication skills with focus on American and international business practices and theories.

Experience Networking and AU Business Club meetings & Interact with International degree program business students, advanced students can take classes with people from all around the world.

Atlantis University Atlantis Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2018 through April 2022 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

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Brief Program Description

Interactive learning includes the four main skills (Listening, speaking, reading and writing) of English, from beginning to advanced.

ESL 1

This course is intended for beginners. These students initially have limited or no understanding of English. They rarely use English for communication. Their use of the language is very limited and grammatically inaccurate, mostly. Throughout the course, they will progressively try to answer spontaneously to simple commands and questions using single words or simple phrases. Through this course, the student should understand and accept the process of communicating in another language; how to build vocabulary and use a dictionary, principles for correct pronunciation and vocalization. There will be an interactive relation with the basic skills of the language: listening/understanding, speaking, reading/comprehension, writing, and a necessary cross-cultural awareness. The course will provide with functional vocabulary, basic grammatical explanations and a close approach to accurate pronunciation.

ESL 2

This course is intended for High beginners. Starting this level, students communicate limited information in simple day to day situations using simple phrases that have been mostly memorized. They appear to understand more while they listen, but they still produce limited answers using very basic grammar patterns. Overall communication still lacks of adequate idea sequencing. The basic skills already acquired in ESL 1 plus the intensive practice provided in this course will progressively take the students to enhance their listening/understanding skills. Better comprehensive oral expression starts developing, too. Vocabulary should grow consistent with reading/comprehension skills. With the successful accomplishment of this course, the students will move on towards an Intermediate level of communication in the English language.

ESL 3

  1. This course is intended for students entering an intermediate level of proficiency. At this level, the listening-comprehension skills still require consistent practice on repetition. Students become more spontaneous while expressing their thoughts, but with limited vocabulary. Their oral expression is simple, comprehensible and mostly appropriate, but they still make grammatical errors. They’ll progressively show higher comprehension of written texts, and growing writing skills. They may find easier to understand what others say, but they still may not elaborate proper full answers. They can read with more confidence, but yet their vocabulary needs to build up stronger and the ability to detect main ideas and other elements needs much more training.

ESL 4

This course is intended for students whose current level of proficiency allows them to deliver appropriate communication skills, on expected and even unexpected scenarios as adequate listening and understanding skills are mostly developed. However, even though their vocabulary is stronger at this point, it may be hard for them to easily handle complex structures and abstract concepts. Reading skills are stronger, too, and most students show easier comprehension of the text. Nonetheless, they may face uncomfortable challenges when dealing with complex sentence structures and unusual contextualized facts.

ESL 5

ESL 5 is prepared for students who wish or need to perform with more advanced level of proficiency in the oral and written modes. At this level, students’ errors go minimized; they feel comfortable when expressing themselves, they can manage adequate communication on a wide variety of contexts. They feel able to act within a native speakers’ environment with much confidence. Students show good command of daily and even technical vocabulary. Idiomatic expressions are very familiar, too. Their goal is to command deeper language structures with fluency, and as accurate as possible.

Atlantis University Atlantis Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

for the period April 2018 through April 2022 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact

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Member of English USA
The American Association of Intensive English Programs

Member of English USA The American Association of Intensive English Programs 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, CEA, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,
www.cea-accredit.org

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CEA Standards: http://cea-accredit.org/about-cea/standards
Complaints Against an Accredited Program:
http://cea-accredit.org/about-cea/complaints

ONLINE PAYMENTS:

Pay your student bill or simply pay any amount towards your student account. To make a payment, follow these easy steps:

1. Click on the “Pay Now” button below
2. Enter the amount that you wish to pay
3. Complete your credit card information and submit!

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ON CAMPUS:

You can make your student payments by visiting the AU Campus at:

Atlantis University Student Financial Services Office, 1442 Biscayne Boulevard Miami – Florida 33132

I-20 Information

The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by a government approved, U.S. educational institution certifying that you have been admitted to a full-time study program and that you have demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S. The I-20 is officially titled the Certificate of Eligibility because with it you are “eligible” to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. Your spouse or children will also each need their own I-20 to obtain F-2 dependent status, if desired. Getting the I-20 from a U.S. school is not enough to become a legal F-1 student; you must also be allowed entry to the U.S. as an F-1, or be approved for a change of status from another type of nonimmigrant visa. Immigration regulations governing the F-1 status are listed on page 2 of the I-20. It is important that F-1 students read this page to understand the rules that apply to their stay in the U.S.

HOW THE I-20

IS CREATED

HOW THE I-20

IS USED BY THE STUDENT OUTSIDE THE U.S

TRAVELING WITH

THE I-20

YOUR I-20

COMPLETION DATE

THE 60-DAY

GRACE PERIOD

After a school completes their admissions process, the admitted students’ names and other biographic information are entered into a U.S. government database called SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
The SEVIS database processes the information and produces a “PDF” file of the I-20 that is sent back to the school via the internet.
The school official (called the Designated School Official or DSO) prints and signs the I-20 and then delivers it to the student. If a student needs to update or change information on the I-20, the DSO makes these requests through SEVIS and the document can be easily reproduced.

After receiving an I-20 from their school, an international student must make an appointment to apply for the F-1 visa at the local U.S. embassy or consulate in their country. The visa is the document needed to be allowed entry into the U.S.. The student must present both the F-1 visa and the I-20 to a U.S. Immigration inspector upon arrival at the port-of-entry.

If you will be traveling abroad and then returning to the U.S. to resume your studies, you must take your I-20 with you. The I-20 is required to reapply for a visa if you need one and for re-entering the U.S. Before your departure from the U.S., make sure that you have an unexpired travel endorsement from an Adviser at Atlantis International y Office. This signature is valid for one year for multiple visits outside the U.S. In most cases, a travel endorsement can be done quickly and easily at the Atlantis University International Office.

This is an estimate of time the University feels it may take you to fulfill all degree requirements. However, if you are not able to finish your program on that date, you must request an extension from the Atlantis International Office at least one month before the completion date expires. Your actual completion date may not necessarily be the day of your graduation ceremony or the date on your I-20 (In fact, many students actually finish their degree requirements before the completion date on their I-20).Undergraduate StudentsYour completion date is considered to be the last day of final exams of the semester your degree requirements are fulfilled.Graduate StudentsYour completion date is the day on which all degree requirements are fulfilled, such as filing the thesis or dissertation in the Graduate Division. If you do not have a research component to your degree program (such as in the MBA program or other professional schools), your completion date would be the last day of final exams of the semester your degree requirements are fulfilled.

When you complete your study program, you are allowed a 60-day grace period to depart the U.S., request a school transfer or change your status. Note: Students who are interested in working in the U.S. following their program completion must apply for Optional Practical Training work authorization at least 90 days before the actual program completion date.

HOW THE I-20

IS CREATED

After a school completes their admissions process, the admitted students’ names and other biographic information are entered into a U.S. government database called SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
The SEVIS database processes the information and produces a “PDF” file of the I-20 that is sent back to the school via the internet.
The school official (called the Designated School Official or DSO) prints and signs the I-20 and then delivers it to the student. If a student needs to update or change information on the I-20, the DSO makes these requests through SEVIS and the document can be easily reproduced.

HOW THE I-20

IS USED BY
THE STUDENT
OUTSIDE THE U.S

After receiving an I-20 from their school, an international student must make an appointment to apply for the F-1 visa at the local U.S. embassy or consulate in their country. The visa is the document needed to be allowed entry into the U.S.. The student must present both the F-1 visa and the I-20 to a U.S. Immigration inspector upon arrival at the port-of-entry.

TRAVELING WITH

THE I-20

If you will be traveling abroad and then returning to the U.S. to resume your studies, you must take your I-20 with you. The I-20 is required to reapply for a visa if you need one and for re-entering the U.S. Before your departure from the U.S., make sure that you have an unexpired travel endorsement from an Adviser at Atlantis International y Office. This signature is valid for one year for multiple visits outside the U.S. In most cases, a travel endorsement can be done quickly and easily at the Atlantis University International Office.

YOUR I-20

COMPLETION DATE

This is an estimate of time the University feels it may take you to fulfill all degree requirements. However, if you are not able to finish your program on that date, you must request an extension from the Atlantis International Office at least one month before the completion date expires. Your actual completion date may not necessarily be the day of your graduation ceremony or the date on your I-20 (In fact, many students actually finish their degree requirements before the completion date on their I-20).Undergraduate StudentsYour completion date is considered to be the last day of final exams of the semester your degree requirements are fulfilled.Graduate StudentsYour completion date is the day on which all degree requirements are fulfilled, such as filing the thesis or dissertation in the Graduate Division. If you do not have a research component to your degree program (such as in the MBA program or other professional schools), your completion date would be the last day of final exams of the semester your degree requirements are fulfilled.

THE 60-DAY

GRACE PERIOD

When you complete your study program, you are allowed a 60-day grace period to depart the U.S., request a school transfer or change your status. Note: Students who are interested in working in the U.S. following their program completion must apply for Optional Practical Training work authorization at least 90 days before the actual program completion date.

Student Housing Information

Choose from apartments, hostels, hotels and homestay options introduced by ALI’s Housing office.

Our Homestay Program Includes:

  • Homestay management and support throughout the entire homestay experience
  • Extensive national criminal background checks for hosts
  • Student support services including banking, interpretation and transportation
  • Extensive national criminal background checks for hosts
  • Comprehensive online training and orientation for hosts and students
  • Professionally staffed 24/7 critical incident hotline
  • Automated online payment services for students and hosts Secure and Welcoming Hosts

Our hosts offer more than rooms for rent; they offer a support system and authentic interest in welcoming a student to America. AHN is the first standards-based nationally focused homestay organization in America. We conduct national criminal background checks, in-home interviews, and complete home inspections. Our sophisticated student/host matching service, 24/7 critical-incident service, banking and payment services, and airport transportation services make the AHN homestay experience the best in the nation. Great Homestays Near Your School American Homestay Network (AHN) matches each student with a matching host family located near the student’s place of education. The host will provide the student with a private bedroom, an agreed upon meal plan, and will assist the student in learning the local customs and transportation systems, as well as help the student become acquainted with the American way of life. Many students enjoy activities with their local family and become life-long friends. Value for Money The American Homestay Network operates in regions across the United States. Each region has student pricing specific to the living costs and services being made available in that region. AHN Homestay offers the best value for money option for the early stages of an international student being welcomed and accommodated as they prepare for the commencement of their studies in the USA.

HOSTELS

South Beach and Downtown Miami Hostels are a great economical option for short term stays

www.hostelworld.com/hostels/Miami

HOSTELS

Are available for those who are used to being very comfortable and independentgreat rates are often available in the summer season!

www.tripadvisor.com.ve/Hotels-g34438-Miami_Florida-Hotels.html

Student roomstay - Atlantis University’s Homestay Partner

StudentRoomStay Concierge:
Atlantis University’s Homestay Partner

Countries and foreign territories. The transition from another country can be daunting, but AU is proud of their reputation as a welcoming college to students from any background. At Atlantis University, innovation, global focus, and a humanistic approach are all core values contributing to a unique educational model one that promotes personal and professional development, enlivens a sense of social responsibility, and provides career-oriented students with the formal training, skills , and career services that they will need to find employment and become leaders in today’s dynamic job markets.

Student Services

AIRPORT PICK UP AND GREETING SERVICE

Arrange for a greeter to meet and welcome you at the Miami (MIA) Airport and accompany you to your housing.

ALI STUDENT LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Strengthen your English communication skills, develop cross-cultural understanding, and create new connections. Volunteer, take outdoor trips, participate in sports, fitness activities, and a wide range of cultural events at the university and in the surrounding community.

ORGANIZED TRIPS IN THE COMMUNITY

Travel in Florida. Take trips to destinations like Key West, Orlando and NASA/ Kennedy Space Center arranged through ALI-affiliated tour companies and attend notable events in Miami which include; Ultra Music Fest,Calle Ocho street fair, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami Beach Gay Pride, International Boat Show, Miami Open Tennis, Miami Beach Polo World Cup, International Boat Show, NASCAR Weekend and Art Basel.

CONVERSATION CAFE

Engage in rewarding, friendly and relaxed conversations with volunteers, guests and teachers organized on a regular basis.

STUDENT INSURANCE

Good health is essential to achieving educational goals. Because maintaining good health requires access to health care when you need it, ALI strongly advises all students to acquire it to protect them from the consequences or risks of not having adequate coverage while studying in the United States. The health insurance coverage is, one of the most important investments an international student will make while studying abroad. ATLANTIS University and ALI has selected IFS (see link) insurance plan because it offers a comprehensive plan for students with reasonable rates. ATLANTIS Language Institute will verify the health coverage status during the enrollment process, making sure that students are totally aware of the consequences of not having this important coverage while in the USA.

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Learn English at Atlantis Language Institute in Miami, Florida USA