Language Exchange International in Boca Raton LEI’s campus is located in Boca Raton on Florida's “Gold Coast” in the exciting Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach area, just walking distance to the beach. The school is situated in a one-story building in a lovely tree-lined plaza with fountains and plenty of free parking. The 9 bright and spacious classrooms are decorated in an international theme. The school’s proximity to wonderful shopping centers,excellent restaurants and numerous cultural activities, make it a prime location for studying English
Intensive English at LEI combines a communicative and dynamic approach to learning with highly qualified teachers and excellent programs. Major elements of the curriculum are divided into four related but different language skills. Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are taught in an active and interesting curriculum that involves students in developing and improving their English as well as their cultural awareness.
LEI was founded by the school’s president, Connie Paladino, in 1983 and is authorized by the United States Office of Immigration and Naturalization Services to issue the I-20 application for the Student Visa.
LEI English programs have also been recognized by the Behoerde fuer Schule and Berufsausbilding Hamburg (Bildungsurlaub) since December 1991.
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The atmosphere at LEI is extremely warm and friendly. Students have maintained long-lasting friendships throughout the years with the faculty, staff and other students. Learn more..
LEI Programs are as varied as its students and include Standard, Executive, Teacher Training and a Lesiure program that allows students to have 'fun in the sun' as they learn English.
Certificates and Diplomas
LEI programs are taught at a quick and exciting pace by a team of teachers who coordinate their lesson plans by separating listening, speaking, reading and writing skills into 4 or more lessons daily. An exit exam is administered to all students to determine their progress. Those who attend at least 80% of their classes are awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
A placement test is administered to all incoming students to determine their level of English proficiency in four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, writing samples and an oral interview. It is administered at the school every Monday at 9:00 am following a welcome breakfast. Afterwards, the Testing Coordinator assesses scores and places students in their appropriate class levels. The curriculum is organized into weekly self-contained modules allowing students to advance to the next level of proficiency upon acquiring the necessary skills. Tape recorders, computer facilities, CD-ROMs and microphones are available for our students, who are welcome to study at the school after classes at no extra charge.
Language Exchange International (LEI) offers a unique, natural and conversational approach to language learning for a variety of students ranging from travelers to corporate executives. Courses are customized and personalized according to the needs of the students. Quality instruction and a deep sense of caring on the part of the entire staff has become the school’s trademark. Our communicative and dynamic approach coupled with high quality programs make LEI a great place to learn.
Social and Cultural Activities
LEI prides itself on it family atmosphere and offers a myriad of social activities including holiday and beach parties,international food day, happy hours at local cafes and restaurants and so much more.
LEI places a strong emphasis on finding caring, enthusiastic people to host our students. Homes are carefully selected and each student is asked to complete a homestay evaluation form so that we can monitor our Homestay Program on a regular basis. Most of our homes are within 5 miles of the school. Students are responsible for their own transportation. They can walk, rent bikes, rent cars or use public transportation. Students are provided with an information sheet describing their hosts before arrival. Every effort is made to accommodate any special requests. Since summer is our high season and homes are at a premium, early bookings are recommended.
HotelA variety of hotels are offered as an alternative to our Homestay Program. Various locations accommodate the many different needs of our students. Hotels are close to shopping malls, restaurants and movie theaters. Rates are per room for single or double occupancy. Students or couples booking together can share rooms.
Hotel rates vary depending on the season and range from economy to deluxe. Please see our Accommodation Fee Schedule for exact rates.
It should be noted that Language Exchange International makes every effort to secure the lowest rates
possible from hotels. However, it is possible that hotels might sometimes offer special promotions to the local market which may reflect rates lower than those offered to us under contract.
Excursions and Visits
Students can take the low cost Tri-Rail at a nearby station and can “shop till they drop” at Miami’s spectacular Bayside Marketplace or they can “wheel and deal” at area flea markets. Other exciting places to visit include Sawgrass Mills and other shopping malls; the many attractions in Fort Lauderdale; Mizner Park which houses the new Museum of Art, outdoor concerts and wonderful shops and restaurants; Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Morikami Museum; Cape Kennedy; St. Augustine (the oldest city in the United States); Key West; cruises to the Bahamas; airboat rides in Florida’s Everglades; Walt Disney World and much more!