Intensive English: Top 10 Reasons
There are so many ESL Schools in the USA, but there is only one HOFT!
HOFT Institute is a leading private English language school in Austin, Texas. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to improving the language skills of every student. We know that the best way to learn English and improve your fluency is with intensive English programs. You can immerse yourself in the language and practice with native English speakers. Please enjoy our free conversation partners and ESL computer lab. Welcome to the HOFT family!
1. Flexible Start Dates with Competitive Pricing
HOFT Institute ESL classes are “open enrollment,” so you can join any time during the semester until the tenth (10th) week of the semester. Each semester is 15 weeks long, and we have breaks between semesters. Tuition is prorated, so you pay for the weeks that you use. Our competitive pricing includes all classroom material fees and fees for extracurricular and on-campus activities. Can other ESL schools in the USA offer that?
2. Experienced Instructors and Staff Members
HOFT Institute has 35+ years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to international students. All HOFT Institute ESL instructors are certified to teach English as a Second Language. They have either a Master’s degree related to teaching English or at least 12 years of ESL teaching experience. In addition, all of our full-time teachers are well-traveled or have taught internationally. Our instructors are patient, helpful and friendly!
3. Small Class Sizes and Daily Conversation Partners
Class sizes are no larger than 10 students for writing and 16 students for all other classes. Our ESL program is part of a larger educational center serving US students, so our international students can sit down and talk to native speakers every day after class.
4. Monthly Activities Just for HOFT Students
ESL schools in the USA are places where you can learn and have fun. At HOFT, we are always having fun. In our student recreation area, you can watch movies, play table tennis, eat with friends, listen to guest speakers and musicians, or just relax. We love student suggestions, so if you have an activity idea, please share your idea with us!
5. Excellent Location in Austin, Texas
Recently Austin was recognized as the “Best place to live in the US” by US News and World Reports. HOFT is located within the University of Texas at Austin’s greater campus area. With our amazing location, you can visit the UT campus, visit libraries, find student housing, try new restaurants, go shopping, and enjoy local outdoor sports and activities. You can see the famous bat bridge!
6. Fully Accredited and Authorized to Issue I-20s
HOFT Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), a national organization that maintains a rigorous and strict quality of standards for education programs. We are also authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) of the United States Government to use the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). This gives us the ability to issue I-20 forms for international students. I-20s are issued within 48 hours of receiving all required documents.
7. English for the Workplace
The electives in our ESL program help prepare you for your future career. We offer extracurricular classes, including: ESL for healthcare professions, Business English, workforce readiness, volunteer opportunities, internships, and professional development to help give students a competitive advantage.
8. A Diverse, Family-Friendly Environment
HOFT Institute is home to a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Members of our team generally speak more than one language. This allows us to assist our new students in languages that are most comfortable for them. Most semesters, we have students up to 30 countries on our campus! When you are at HOFT, you become part of the HOFT family.
9. Approved Testing Center
HOFT Institute has been approved to offer many official tests! Take your next test here with HOFT.
10. Your Choice of Partner Schools
We partner with many colleges and universities across the U.S. to provide TOEFL/IELTS waivers and conditional admissions letters to qualified applicants. HOFT Institute staff offer personable support and comprehensive options to select the best school for you amongst 80+ top U.S. colleges and universities.
ESL SCHOOLS IN THE USA
There are so many choices, but there is only one HOFT!