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Learn English in the USA

Learning English in the USA is an exceptional opportunity to master the language in its natural environment. By choosing the USA for your language study holiday, you’ll immerse yourself not only in the English language, but also in a rich and diverse culture that influences the whole world. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, American schools offer a variety of programs adapted to every level, enabling you to progress quickly and efficiently.

Our selection of low cost language studies in USA

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From €7751

3 months to learn English in Miami

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓 + 18 years 🥗 Without meals

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From €1887

1 month English course in New York

🛏️ Without accommodation 📚 Exam preparation, 20 hours of lessons per week 👨‍🎓+18 years 🥗 Without meals

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From €4,594

Study English in San Diego for 6 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓 + 18 years 🥗 1 meal/day

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Language immersion in the United States

Would you like to study English and have an unforgettable experience in the USA? Would you like to improve your language skills and prepare for a language exam? Opt for a total immersion language stay in the United States to practice and immerse yourself in American culture. Your language skills will improve in no time!

The United States is a new country with a much more recent history than Europe. Discovered at the end of the 11th century by Christopher Columbus, the first English colony was only established in 1607. A century and a half later, the American Declaration of Independence, drafted by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, marked a turning point in history. Today, the USA is a global superpower and an internationally recognized leader. There is a strong cultural influence around the world, starting with the universal language: English.

Why take a language course in the United States?

Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider a language study holiday in the United States:

  • 🌍 Global cultural influence: The United States, as the world’s leading power, radiates internationally through its cinema, TV series, music, fashion and gastronomy.
  • 🇺🇸 American Way of Life: This emblematic way of life influences and inspires dreams on a daily basis, yet represents only a small part of the diversity of American culture.
  • 🌆 Demographic and geographic diversity: With a population of 320 million scattered over a vast territory, the United States presents a wealth of varied cultures and landscapes, from cosmopolitan metropolises to the great arid plains, via the dynamic western coasts.
  • 🏜️ Varied scenery and entertainment: From the spectacle of New York’s skyscrapers to the natural splendor of the Grand Canyon and the sun-drenched beaches of California, the United States offers an incredible variety of landscapes and activities to enrich your stay.
  • 🎓 High-quality academic opportunities: the USA is home to some of the world’s best universities and language schools, with highly qualified teachers and innovative teaching methods.
  • 🎉 Dynamic student life: American campuses are known for their very active student life, offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities, making it easy to make friends and practice English in a relaxed, fun setting.

Where to study in the USA

What is a language study holiday in the USA like?

Going on a language study trip to the USA is an exciting and enriching adventure, offering much more than just the opportunity to improve your language skills. It’s an immersion in a diverse and dynamic culture, a chance to meet people from all walks of life and discover new perspectives. To help you prepare for your departure, we provide you with practical advice and essential information.

Choosing a language study program in the United States

Choosing the right language study program is a crucial decision that can influence your entire experience in the United States. The options are numerous and vary according to each student’s personal goals, level of language proficiency and specific interests. Here are a few things to consider to help you make the best choice:

  • Type of program: There are several types of program, from intensive courses that immerse students in daily English learning, to more flexible programs that allow them to explore local culture while studying. Depending on your needs, you could opt for a program focusing on business English, preparation for exams such as the TOEFL, or even courses combining language and leisure.
  • Length of stay: Duration can vary from a few weeks to several months or even a year. Longer immersion generally leads to better language acquisition and a deeper understanding of American culture.
  • Location: The United States offers a wide variety of urban and rural environments. Your choice may depend on your personal preferences, whether you’re drawn to the hustle and bustle of a big city like New York or Los Angeles, or to the quieter charm of less populated regions.
  • School size and type: Smaller schools often offer more personalized attention, while larger institutions can provide more comprehensive campus-style facilities and a variety of extracurricular activities.
  • Budget: Costs vary significantly according to program type, duration, period and location. Don’t forget to factor in tuition, accommodation, food and personal expenses when planning your budget.
  • Reviews and accreditations: Search for programs accredited by recognized organizations, and consult reviews from past participants to assess the quality and reliability of offerings.

Preparing for your trip to the United States

Preparation is the key to a successful language stay in the United States. Here are the essential steps to take before you leave:

  1. Administrative formalities:
    • Visa: Depending on the length of your stay, a student visa (usually F-1) may be required. Start the process several months in advance by contacting the nearest American embassy or consulate to understand the procedures and documents required.
    • Passport: Make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. If necessary, renew it well in advance of your departure.
  2. Health and travel insurance:
    • Take out insurance that covers medical care, emergencies, and possibly trip cancellation or interruption. Check that your policy provides adequate coverage in the U.S., where medical costs can be very high.
  3. Finance :
    • Budget: Draw up a detailed budget including tuition fees, accommodation, food, transportation and leisure activities. Leave a margin for unforeseen events.
    • Means of payment: Organize your international means of payment. Inform your bank of your departure abroad and discuss the best options for withdrawals and payments without excessive charges.
  4. Accommodation :
    • Arrange your accommodation well in advance of your departure. Whether you choose a host family, a student residence or a private apartment, make sure you understand the terms of the rental contract and living conditions.
  5. Transport :
    • Book your plane tickets in advance to get the best fares. Arrange your transportation from the airport to your place of residence.
  6. Luggage and packing :
    • Make a list of essential items to take with you, adapted to the season and length of your stay. Don’t forget plug adapters, any necessary medication, and copies of important documents.
  7. Cultural preparation :
    • Familiarize yourself with American culture and any cultural differences you may encounter. This can include understanding social norms, eating habits, and even common expressions in American English.

English courses in the USA

Studying English in the U.S. is an enriching experience that goes beyond simple language acquisition. Language schools offer a wide range of programs for all levels, from beginners to advanced. You can choose between intensive courses, for accelerated learning, and more flexible formats that allow you to take advantage of your free time to explore the surrounding area.

Teaching methods in the USA are interactive and student-centered, combining lectures, group work and individual projects. The emphasis is on practical communication, with frequent use of modern technology, simulations and class discussions to encourage expression and understanding.

Classrooms are generally equipped with the latest technology, and schools often offer language labs and resource centers to support students. Learning English through immersion in the U.S. not only enables you to master the language in a natural context, but also to grasp the subtleties of American culture and society.

What to do on my language trip to the United States

During your language trip to the USA, leisure activities play a crucial role in your cultural and linguistic immersion. Participating in a variety of activities outside the classroom can enrich your experience, help you practice English naturally, and give you valuable insight into American culture.

Language schools in the USA often organize a variety of social and cultural activities to complement academic learning. These activities can include guided city tours, movie nights, picnics, excursions to important historical or natural sites, and sporting events. Participating in these events allows you to connect with other international and local students, fostering cultural exchange and friendship.

In addition to activities organized by schools, the United States offers a wide range of leisure activities. Depending on your region, you could take up popular sports such as baseball, basketball or American soccer, or engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing or surfing. The big cities also offer a thriving arts and music scene, with numerous museums, galleries, concerts and theaters to discover.

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How do you choose your destination for a language study holiday in the USA?

When you’re a student, you have lots of destination options. It’s important to carefully select your location according to the offers and the duration of your trip: several weeks, a semester or a year.

If you’re staying for a longer period, it’s worth considering the weather in the region and the activities available. For a short language stay, you can only consider the local food, scenery and culture. Depending on the length of your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to experience life on a grand scale.

The best cities in the U.S. for learning English

Choosing the right city to study English in the U.S. can greatly influence your learning experience. Each city offers its own unique atmosphere and diverse opportunities to enrich your language stay. Here is a selection of the best cities to learn English in the United States:

  • New York: The city that never sleeps is a cultural melting pot, ideal for those seeking a dynamic urban experience. With countless museums, theaters and iconic neighborhoods to explore, New York offers constant language immersion and the chance to meet people from all cultures. 👉 Check out our tips and tricks for your language stay in New York.
  • San Francisco, California: Renowned for its technological innovation and cultural diversity, San Francisco offers a stimulating learning environment, especially for those interested in new technologies and entrepreneurship.
  • Boston, Massachusetts: With its many universities and rich historical heritage, Boston is often considered the educational capital of the United States. It’s an excellent choice for students who appreciate academic environments and networking opportunities with intellectuals.
  • Los Angeles, California: For those drawn to the film and entertainment industries, Los Angeles offers a gateway to Hollywood and a wealth of English courses focusing on media and communication. We can help you plan your language studies in Los Angeles.
  • Miami, Florida: Miami is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant mix of cultures, particularly Latin American. It’s an ideal destination for those wishing to learn English while enjoying a tropical climate and a vibrant arts and nightlife scene. 👉 Read our complete guide to a successful language stay in Miami!
  • San Diego, California: San Diego offers a relaxed lifestyle with its magnificent beaches and sunny climate almost all year round. It’s a destination of choice for those who want to combine learning English with outdoor activities such as surfing or hiking, while enjoying a culturally rich and diverse environment.

Our destinations for language studies in the USA

Going abroad is a language experience that requires careful preparation. To achieve this, LangStart International has chosen its partners from among the best language schools in the USA. Whether for children, teenagers or adults, you can take intensive courses to improve your level of English. As the United States has the same school vacations as France, this will make it easier to take part in language courses.

EC School, Boston

EC Boston, located on the East Coast, offers modern facilities and high-quality training. Without the hectic pace of New York and with an immense cultural wealth, Boston is the ideal place to spend your language study holidays.

In this institute, we offer 4 programs from beginner to intermediate level to perfect your learning:

  • General English: 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week.
  • General English – Semi-intensive: 24 lessons of 45 minutes per week.
  • General English – Intensive: 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week.
  • Professional English: 24 or 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week.

Open Hearts Language Academy, Miami

OHLA Miami was founded in 1998 and welcomes young international students from over 70 countries. Our partner’s English program is recognized by a large number of universities, making it an excellent bridge to further study in the USA.

The teachers are experienced in teaching classes to foreigners and offer the following programs:

  • General English: 20 or 24 lessons of 50 minutes each.
  • General English – Intensive: 28 lessons of 50 minutes each.
  • Exam preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge): 15 lessons of 50 minutes each.
  • Exam preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) – Intensive: 35 lessons of 50 minutes each.

EC & EC+30 School, New York

The big city par excellence, it has a reputation for never sleeping. At any time of day, you’ll find entertainment in Manhattan’s many neighborhoods. Our partner is dedicated to adults over the age of 30, to help you develop in a professional environment conducive to language learning.

Here are the English course programs available at EC and EC+30:

  • General: 20 lessons of 45 minutes.
  • General – Semi-intensive: 24 lessons of 45 minutes each.
  • General – Intensive: 30 lessons of 45 minutes each.
  • Professional English: 24 or 30 lessons of 45 minutes.
  • TOEFL test preparation: 20 or 30 45-minute lessons.

EC School, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, one of the great megacities of the West, is renowned for its cinematic appeal and beautiful walks along the beach. Our partner establishment located in the heart of the city will allow you to vibrate to the rhythm of California’s iconic culture.

Depending on your level of English, you can choose from the following course programs available at EC:

  • General English: 20 lessons of 45 minutes each.
  • General English – Semi-intensive: 24 lessons of 45 minutes each.
  • General English – Intensive: 30 lessons of 45 minutes each.
  • Professional English: 24 or 30 lessons of 45 minutes.
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FAQs

What kind of visa is required for a language course in the USA?

If you’re studying in the U.S. for an extended period, you may need a student visa. The F-1 visa allows full-time students to attend a school or study program. However, if you don’t plan to pursue a degree, you may want to consider applying for an M-1 visa instead.

The administrative formalities for these stays can be complicated, and the LangStart International team will take care of making your visa application as easy as possible by providing you with all the information you need.

How to choose the right accommodation for a usa language course?

Going on a language study holiday in the U.S. requires careful planning and selection of accommodation. Here are the 3 accommodation options.


Student residence accommodation:
Opting for this type of accommodation is ideal for living at the pace of an American campus. This accommodation will provide you with a bedroom and communal areas where you can practice your English with ease. As well as making international friends, there are plenty of sporting activities on offer.


A host family:
Immersion is the best way to improve your language skills. This type of accommodation offers the great advantage of requiring you to speak English at all times, and will enable you to fully discover American culture. Combined with intensive courses, you can improve your language skills at high speed.


Your own accommodation:
If you don’t want to opt for one of the first two options, you may well choose another formula. If you have family in the USA or would like your own accommodation, you can use it during your stay.

Why choose LangStart International as your language school in the United States?

Whether you’re a teenager or a working adult, our team will help you design the perfect language holiday for you. Each of our packages allows you to improve your English at any level and experience the unique culture of the United States.

Total immersion and English courses are the best way to become bilingual. Whether you’re preparing for the TOEFL test or simply enjoying the pleasure of discovering a new language, a language stay will be an unforgettable experience.

Our English partner schools in the USA

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.