Effective language education at Lingua Language Center
“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 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 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.
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 access to Broward College’s and Millennia Atlantic University’s facilities, and student activities, such as excursions, art exhibits, music performances, theater, dance, workshops, and other events.
It also offers students discounts on local events, restaurants, shops, movies, public transportation, free parking, and free Wi-Fi.
• To promote high levels of competency in English and foreign languages, academic achievement and positive cross-cultural attitudes.
• 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 Center (LINGUA) was founded in Weston, Florida in 1998. LINGUA is a minority, woman-owned, business, holding a business enterprise certification of Broward County, Florida, and a Federal Minority Business Enterprise certification. Business entrepreneur and founder Andreina Ojeda holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and a M.A. International Studies. Since its inception, the school’s mission has been to provide effective language education leading to the mastery of a new language, through a proven communicative approach to language training, called EnterTraining ℠ (entertainment and training.) A brief synopsis follows:
LINGUA is founded in Weston, Florida.
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 International, NBC/Telemundo, etc.
LINGUA obtains accreditation by the Accrediting 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 – Present
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, Law, Medicine and other industry-specialized fields.
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 Coconut Creek, at BROWARD COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS, now serving the North, South, East, and West areas of South Florida.
LINGUA expands to Central Florida, under a different business model where it serves students at its fifth location, LINGUA ORLANDO CENTER, located in the heart of Hunters Creek. The expansion of the school to the flourishing City of Orlando marks a milestone in its history, as here it continues its track record of success in language teaching complemented by the immensely rich student life that a prosperous city like Orlando can offer.
LINGUA launches its Interactive Online programs, providing remote language education with live instructors and classmates so that students can participate in the different proven LINGUA programs worldwide from the comfort of their homes.
TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING (T&I)
Lingua Language Center has been a provider of professional Translation Services 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, now also over the phone and video. Lingua’s high-quality translations and interpretations are the result 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 Federal Minority Certified Business Enterprise and Broward County Certified Business Enterprise. It provides services to Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Corporations and Individuals both, domestically and internationally.
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.