“Our mission is to provide effective language education,
thus ensuring the mastery of a new language”
Lingua Language Center is devoted to fulfilling the mission of empowering students as well as language service clients with effective communication in English, Spanish, and many languages of the world.
Lingua offers quality language education through a proven natural, multi-sensory approach, delivered by professional educators who utilize engaging materials and technology, ensuring students’ success in the acquisition and mastery of a new language. We provide such education through language immersion in an ethical and professional, yet relaxed, environment.
Why is Lingua Language Center a Prestigious Language School?
Lingua has a clear mission based on providing excellent language education to ensure mastery of the language at task. Its ethical and moral values are based on teamwork and a good leadership model which is evidence of distinction. It promotes high levels of language proficiency, academic achievement, and a positive intercultural attitude. It offers students the opportunity to become fluent in a language foreign to them, whether English, Spanish or any other language. It helps students appreciate the value of different cultures and become citizens of the world and prepares them to compete in the modern world. Following the latest trends in language acquisition, the new language is taught through a multi-sensory natural approach, in a technology-enhanced total immersion environment. The school maintains a database of certified faculty trained in this approach. It provides students with the linguistic skills, knowledge and work ethics necessary for an appropriate academic, professional and personal development. It offers advice to students, guiding them during the term of their studies from the moment they are admitted to the school until the completion of their program, not only in academic matters but also in housing, transportation, medical insurance and guidance to higher education. It has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) which provides the highest level of accreditation at the national level for language schools. It offers students extensive resources to practice the new language outside of the classroom and rich student life, including unlimited access to Millennia Atlantic University’s facilities and Broward College’s student centers, libraries, gymnasiums, and student activities, such as art exhibits, music performances, theater, dance, workshops, and other events and excursions. It also offers students discounts on local events, restaurants, shops, movies, public transportation, and free parking and Wi-Fi. It is authorized by the United States Federal Government through the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant foreign students. Upon enrollment, Lingua provides international students with the I-20 Form that then they submit to DHS for an F-1 visa. An important service provided to our students is the easy transfer to an institution of higher education in the US.
• To give students the opportunity to become fluent in English and foreign languages.
• To help students appreciate the value of diverse cultures and embrace the concept of becoming global citizens.
• To prepare students to compete in the modern world by teaching them with a natural multisensory approach and utilizing technology in the classroom.
• To provide students with the skills, knowledge, and work ethics for their successful academic, professional and personal linguistic development.
• To offer students consultative services regarding placement in higher education institutions, housing, transportation through partnerships within the community.
• To promote principles of equality, freedom and social justice among our students, particularly based on the existing diversity of our student base.
Lingua Language Center History
Lingua Language School was founded in 1998, in Weston, Florida. Since its inception, Lingua has been serving an array of clients, ranging from corporate executives to international and domestic students. Our staff and language teachers are degreed and experienced (many possess MAs and PhDs) in linguistics or a related field. Throughout its existence, Lingua has engaged in language training of both local and international students from diverse cultures around the world. Among the programs Lingua has taught are the Intensive English Program (IEP),
Conversation and Accent Reduction,
TOEFL Test Preparation,
and Customized and Corporate Programs
in English and an array of foreign languages. Participating students have come from diverse ethnical backgrounds and executives and labor within corporations and government organizations with an international orientation.
The Broward College/Lingua partnership was born in 2001, as Lingua embarked on the journey of providing linguistic solutions to Broward College affiliate organizations in South Florida. In 2013, the Partnership consolidated and Lingua became the sole provider of non-credit language programs for Broward College, including the Intensive English Program that serves international students in-house, All-Inclusive English, customized, corporate and continuing education language programs, benefiting thousands of students in Broward County. The partnership is now expanding beyond borders to provide linguistic solutions worldwide, regardless of geographic location, through the upcoming online language programs.
This partnership between Broward College, a top higher education institution serving more than 68,000 students annually and that was named #3 community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute, and Lingua Language Center, a certified small business, woman-owned, minority, has proven not only profitable but amazingly fruitful particularly in preparing Broward College non-English speaking candidates to succeed in their higher education studies. Lingua is located in the Broward College Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Weston Centers, and in North Campus, Coconut Creek. In addition, Continuing Education language programs are available in other Broward College locations throughout Broward County.
Lingua Language Center has been a provider of professional TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING (T&I) since 1998. The mission of T&I at LINGUA is to empower language service clients with effective communication in many languages of the world. LINGUA provides written translation and Interpreting Services. Lingua’s high-quality translations and interpretations are the results of a combination of many years of experience in the field and the selection of the most capable expert linguist translators and interpreters, who are qualified native speakers, certified and specialized in their area of expertise. Service is provided to/from English and 60+ foreign languages, at competitive rates. LINGUA is a member of the American Translator’s Association and a Broward County Certified Business Enterprise. It provides services to Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Corporations and Individuals both, domestically and internationally.
LINGUA Language Center (LINGUA) was founded by a business entrepreneur, Andreina Ojeda, B.A. Modern Languages and M.A. International Studies. LINGUA is a minority, woman-owned, business, certified as the business enterprise of Broward County, Florida, currently working on becoming a disadvantaged business enterprise certified entity at the Federal level. Since its inception, the school’s mission has been to provide effective language education leading to the mastery of a new language, through its proven communicative approach to language training, called EnterTrainingSM (entertainment and training). A brief synopsis follows:
LINGUA is founded in Weston, Florida to provide language training and translation/interpreting services.
The BROWARD COLLEGE/LINGUA LANGUAGE CENTER PARTNERSHIP is inaugurated, as LINGUA starts offering corporate language training to Broward College’s private and public affiliate organizations, such as Tri-rail, Broward Health, Perry Ellis, NBC/Telemundo, etc.
LINGUA obtains accreditation by the Accreting Council for Continuing Education and training (ACCET), the highest national accrediting agency for language schools. Also, the school becomes certified by the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
The BROWARD COLLEGE/LINGUA LANGUAGE CENTER PARTNERSHIP consolidates, as LINGUA moves to the BROWARD COLLEGE FORT LAUDERDALE CENTER and expands its offering to include the intensive English program and Modalities, many professional and college preparatory English programs, and an array of foreign languages which the school still offers at a much larger scope. Some examples are conversation and accent, test preparation, English/Spanish for Business, for Law, for Medicine and other industry-specialized fields.
2013 - 2019
LINGUA develops many relationships with other national and international higher education institutions, such as Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Lynn University, University of South Florida, University of North Alabama, University of Cincinatti, American College in Spain, Shanghai Polytechnic University, Broward College Vietnam, just to name a few.
LINGUA expands opening a new Center at BROWARD COLLEGE WESTON CENTER.
LINGUA enters into a partnership with MILLENIA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY in Doral, Miami-Dade, where LINGUA settles its third South Florida Center.
LINGUA opens its fourth Center in north Broward, at Broward College’s North Campus, now serving North, South, East and West areas in South Florida.
LINGUA expands to Central Florida, under a new business model where it serves students in its fifth branch, the ORLANDO CENTER, located in the heart of Hunters Creek. The school’s expansion to the booming City of Orlando marks a milestone in its history since here it will continue with its track of successful language training now revamped by an immensely rich student life that a thriving city like Orlando can offer.
Communication in the language of study occurs through
▪ Role playing
▪ Oral drills
▪ Pair and group work
▪ Knowledge of Key Cultural Nuances
▪ Immersion & Accelerated Learning Techniques
▪ Learning by Experience
▪ Integration of All Language Skills
To attain our goals, we use a combination of resources, such as
Lingua’s direct, natural approach to language training is called Enter-TrainingSM, (entertainment and training). It is technology-enhanced. Following the principles of neuro-linguistics (multi-sensory practice through visual, auditory and physical activities), we promote rapid language acquisition of communication skills for learners at all levels. Oral communication is primarily emphasized during class time, unless your program of study aims at a particularly different goal, i.e. TOEFL test preparation. In the case of customized programs, you will fill out a Student Profiles and Objectives form and take a Preferred Senses test to determine what your optimum learning channels are, so that your program is designed accordingly.
You will communicate confidently in a variety of situations. Since cross-cultural communication has become imperative to achieve social, professional, and academic success, all our programs emphasize the culture of the countries where the language of study is spoken. Language structure, pronunciation and vocabulary presented in the context of oral interaction will give you prompt conversational command of the language. Grammar is presented as a tool for communicative competence rather than an isolated skill. Classes are practical and client-centered.