South Beach Languages Video IntroductionNeed to improve your English???

Welcome to South Beach Languages, where we are dedicated to improving your English, 1 student at at time.

Our mission is to meet individual student needs by providing exceptional programs, instructors and activities within a unique, immersion environment.

Our language classes emphasize communication for academic, social and professional development.

South Beach Languages, created in 2003, is an accredited institution.  We are authorized by federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students in our Miami Beach & Hollywood, Florida locations.


South Beach Languages Students with Certificate of Class CompletionOur Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) emphasizes interaction and ‘learning by doing’ as the means and the goal of learning a language.With our CLT learning approach:
  • Students learn conversation, grammar, vocabulary and other skills through context.
  • Students learn by immersion, studying English with native English speakers.
  • Students must communicate with their teachers, classmates and staff using English Only.
  • Students participate in group activities that focus on English collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
  • Teachers connect classroom learning with practical, real-life activities outside of the classroom.
  • Teachers leverage the latest online tools and technologies to accelerate student acquisition of English.


South Beach Language Facility PhotoOur ’boutique’ language school is a charming ‘Art Deco’ style building, one block from the ocean, which has been featured on CSI Miami, El Clon, and Transporter 2.
  • South Beach Languages is located just one block from the beach at 227 9th Street, between Washington Avenue & Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami Beach.
  • Office hours: Mondays to Thursdays 9am-6:30pm. Fridays 10am-2pm.
  • Free street parking weekdays, west of Washington Avenue (decals needed only at night) and public garage on 7th Street (between Washington & Collins).
  • Bring your bicycle inside the school or lock it next to the school.
  • Student Lounge for socializing and snacks. Outdoor terrace for relaxing. Computer room for students with English & TOEFL software.

Why Choose Us?

  • Teachers: Experienced, certified, dynamic native speakers trained to coach students through the learning process.
  • Academics: Student progress is measured through homework, weekly quizzes, written essays, verbal presentations and evaluations.
  • Learning Environment: Multi-media classrooms, diverse mix of nationalities, ideal for interaction and growth.
  • Location: Centrally located, one block from the beach, in a 2-story Art Deco Schoolhouse in world famous South Beach (See Inside).
  • Prices: Intensive (18 hours per week) English classes starting at $99/week.
  • Personal Attention: Offering customized assistance for your academic, housing and visa needs.

Experience Miami Beach

Free Daily Activities:  Mondays: Donuts & Snacks. Tuesdays: Sports. Wednesdays: Bingo with prizes!  Thursdays: English-speaking activities, such as guest speakers, beach volleyball, karaoke, local museum visits or pizza parties.  Fridays: English Conversation practice

Miami Beach Events: As a local school with ties to the Miami Beach community for over 12 years, our students take part in community projects, such as Art Basel, Sobe Wine & Food Festival, the Miami Film Festival and environmental events.

Excursions: We work with tour companies that provide student excursions, such as trips to Orlando, Key West, the Everglades & the Bahamas.

Visa Information

For students applying from their home countries:
Initial Required Documentation
Next Steps
After we have approved the above documents, please follow the next steps:
  • South Beach Languages will then send I-20 form via express mail.
  • SEVIS Fee payment (after receiving I-20)
  • Make appointment at US Embassy in your country.
  • If approved, book your flight to Miami!  Choose from a flexible morning, afternoon or evening schedule.

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For students intending to transfer schools:
Initial Required Documentation

Please email [email protected] with the following documents

  • Recent Bank statement or Bank letter, in English, showing ‘proof of funds’ available
  •  Affidavit Form. (If funds are coming from another source other than student)
  • Copy of Valid Passport (valid for at least 6 more months)
  • Copy of Student Visa
  • Copy of current I-20
  • Copy of most recent I-94
  • This I-20 Application Form to South Beach Languages
  • Completed Transfer Form

Next Steps
After we have approved the above documentation, an Acceptance Letter + Transfer Form will be issued.
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Do I qualify for a F1 / Student Visa?
Also known as F1 Visa. The Immigration and National Act has specific requirements which must be met by applicants for the student visa. Consulates will determine whether you qualify for the visa. Applicants must demonstrate that they properly meet student visa requirements including: · Live in a residence abroad, with no immediate intention of abandoning that residence · Intend to depart from the United States upon completion of the course of study · Possess sufficient funds to pursue the proposed course of study
When should I apply?
Embassies/Consulates can issue your F1 student visa as early as 120 days before the start date on your I-20 form. Students are encouraged to apply for their I-20 early to provide enough time for visa processing. It is recommended that you wait until you receive your Form I-20 before you make an interview appointment at the U.S. embassy or U.S. consulate. Students can enter the U.S. no earlier than 30 days before the study start date shown on your I-20 form
What is the I-20 form?
The I-20 form shows that you are eligible for F-1 Student status. The I-20 form is issued by the school (South Beach Languages). The F1 visa is issued by the US Consulate/Embassy.  Download I-20 Application Form
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South Beach Languages can assist with the following accommodation options:

Youth Hostels
Ideal for students staying 1 to 3 weeks, hostels average from $20-40/night (for shared room & meals). Please see our Accommodations page for a list of area hostels.

Ideal for students staying 1 to 8 weeks, there are hundreds of hotel options in Miami Beach.  Hotel prices vary, based on season, availability and quality.  Please see our Accommodations page for a list of area hotels.

Long-term Apartments/Roommates
Ideal for long-term students staying 12 or more weeks, you can rent your own private studio or share an apartment with other International students. There are various apartment options based on your budget and preferences.  Our Accommodations Coordinator can assist you with a list of local realtors and current options.
Homestays are also available. Please see our Accommodations page for details.   
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English Classes

We offer 8 levels of English classes, plus College Prep, TOEFL Prep, Accent Reduction and Business English.  Our English classes are small groups taught by dynamic, experienced, American teachers.  There are part-time, vacation or intensive class options. Learn More >


Spanish Classes

Our part-time Spanish program is ideal for locals, new arrivals and International visitors who want to improve their Spanish for work, travel or life in Miami. Spanish Classes are a mix of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, with a focus on conversation. Learn More >


Private & Corporate Classes

We provide private Spanish or English teachers in your South Florida location or in our South Beach center starting at $45/hour.  Our experienced, native-speaker teachers offer structured, yet customized programs, with flexible schedules. Learn More >