LADO Online English Programs

Here at LADO, we know that learning English is easier in a supportive environment. That’s why, when you join our Virtual Programs, you get more than just a video to watch. Each virtual class connects you with an active LADO community, with real-time instruction from teachers that tailor instruction to your needs, and with classmates that practice alongside you in every lesson.

Morning Intensive

Our most popular program, the Morning Intensive program lets you become a full-time student on a standard school schedule.

Perfect for F1 students  & anyone hoping for a full-time English immersion experience

Afternoon Intensive

Great for busy parents, au pairs, & anyone who prefers to have their mornings & evenings free!

Popular choice for F1 students

Affordable tuition, so you can get a great deal AND achieve your goals

Evening Intensive

Do your studying at night & have your entire day free!

Popular choice for “night-owl” F1 students

A lower price, same accelerated pace: The perfect option for a student on a budget!

Morning Semi-Intensive

Handle all your responsibilities & still learn English!

Preferred option for au pairs, retirees,  and part-time students

Evening Semi-Intensive

Work during the day, learn English at night!

Preferred option for busy professionals

Keep your Friday nights for yourself!

Saturday

Too busy for daily classes? Learn English on the weekends!

Once a week classes let you learn at a steady pace.

All-virtual, all real-time classes: make friends & get immediate feedback from your teacher, all from home!

Convenient option for busy professionals, au pairs, & families!

Private Tutorials

* minimum of 10 hours

Specialized instruction to fit your needs!

1-on-1 practice & correction with a trained LADO teacher

Design your own schedule; set your own pace

Available in English or Spanish

Completely virtual & in real time, so you can talk with your teacher face-to-face
and never need to leave your own home!

Possible topics include:

Professional English

TOEFL/IELTS exam prep

Speaking & listening practice

Academic English

Accent reduction lessons

And much more!

LADO Online Workshops

Here at LADO, we know that your time is precious. That’s why our weekly workshops give you high-quality education in just a few hours, two or three days per week. Each 3-hour workshop is entirely self-contained and changes in topic from week to week, so you can drop in once or repeat the class multiple times and always learn something new. Best of all, our workshops come at a very affordable price, so you can keep up with your language skills and stay on-budget!
Practice, practice and more practice!  In this Conversation Workshop, lively student-driven discussions are presented in the form of a debate. Do you think women and men should be paid equally? Do you think dogs or cats make better pets?  What do you think about space travel?
This workshop allows participants to practice conversational skills, learn new vocabulary, and improve their grammar by exploring relevant situations with an organic approach.  Pick a topic. Pick a side.  Win the argument.
Is English your second language? Do people ask you to repeat yourself? Do you avoid speaking in public because of your accent? Would you like people to pay attention to what you say, instead of how you say it? If the answer to any of the questions above is Yes, our Accent-Reduction Workshop is perfect for you.
In this workshop, a native English language speaker will help you communicate more fluently and effectively in English by helping you achieve a more neutral accent. In addition, students in this workshop will also be able to develop their listening comprehension skills. Don’t let your accent hold you back – join us and see what a week can do!
If you don’t have the time nor the inclination to follow a standard structured Spanish class but would like to practice your Spanish language skills, our workshop is the right fit for you!
In our workshop, students at the intermediate level can improve fluency through lively student-driven debates on current topics of the day. Pick a topic, pick a side, and practice, practice, practice!

Learn to Teach English with LADO Online

Your new career is just a click away! Whether you are looking for a fresh start, a chance to work & travel overseas, or an opportunity to improve your teaching skills, the LADO TEFL Certificate is your ticket to success.
Great news! When you apply now, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your tuition as a thank you for being part of our brand-new online TEFL program!
The cost breakdown of our online TEFL Certificate program is as follows:

Tuition: Originally $1950, now only $1560!
Registration: $120
E-TEFL Guide:$60

With LADO’s TEFL Certificate, you get 135 hours of instruction and hands-on practice with expert teachers in the field of English-language instruction. Other TEFL programs provide you with a short practicum & send you into the classroom feeling unprepared. At LADO, however, we believe that “practice makes perfect” — which is why our TEFL program gives you at least 13.5 hours of guided teaching with real ESL students.

From classroom management strategies to grammar instruction and everything in between, you and your classmates will learn and implement modern ESL teaching strategies — and when you leave, you’ll carry with you one of the most well-respected TEFL certificates on the market.

With LADO’s new online TEFL program, you’ll be learning in real-time with your teacher trainer every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, and working asynchronously (on your own schedule) with classmates every Saturday.
Each course lasts for 7.5 weeks, for a total of 135 hours. That’s an entire course designed for you to be able to go to work and still earn your TEFL certificate in less than 2 months!

Upcoming Session Start Date: September 16

HDIA
  • Account

    Create your student account here to begin the application process!

  • Build

    Build your application by submitting all required documents!

  • Come to Class!

    After your application is reviewed & approved, and we have received your first payment, you’ll be ready to join your first virtual TEFL class! It really is that easy!

In case you have more questions:

It’s simple! To register, just fill out our online application here. After you finish the application online, we will email you a placement test sometime before the first day of the program that you would like to join. That placement test will help determine which level of our program will suit your skills and needs best. After you’re placed, you will receive information about how to use Microsoft Teams and how to get your books – and then you’ll be ready for class!
No problem! After you’ve applied to LADO and been accepted, an Admissions Officer can assist you with the process of changing schools. You will need to have your SEVIS record transferred, you will need to provide LADO with certain necessary documents, and there will be a small transfer fee. Please note: US Law requires that F1 students transferring to LADO must select an intensive program of study (Morning, Afternoon, or Evening) and will be required to start classes in the next session available.

 Program Schedule Length Hours CEUs Price
Morning Intensive Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 1:55 pm 17 days 76.5 7.6 $765
Afternoon Intensive Mon – Fri 2:00 pm – 5:46 pm 20 days 72 7.2 $595
Evening Intensive Mon – Fri 6:00 pm – 9:46 pm 20 days 72 7.2 $595
Morning Semi-intensive Mon – Thu 9:00 am – 11:30 am 29 days 72 7.2 $580
Evening Semi-intensive Mon – Thu 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 29 days 72 7.2 $580
Saturday Sat 9:00 am – 2:08 pm 7 days 36 3.6 $300

Want more information about each program? Please see our course descriptions or check out our calendar to see when our next sessions begin. And remember, we also offer weekly workshops and private tutorials for a shorter or more personalized English experience!
LADO International Institute is accredited by ACCET, a highly-respected national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Upon completion of a LADO program, you will receive a transcript and a certificate demonstrating your achievement in English. The transcript will also include the dates of your program, your grades, and the number of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) in English that you have earned at LADO. If needed, you can use this transcript to verify to your employer, your Au Pair agency, etc. that you have fulfilled your credit requirements in English education.
Yes, we do! All of our advanced ESL programs prepare you for the Academic English needed for the TOEFL exam, and each of our upper levels (7-10) give you a chance to focus on the skill groups that are the most difficult for you (reading, writing, listening, or speaking). Additionally, if your English level is quite advanced, you may join our TOEFL Preparation Course, in which you will take practice TOEFL tests, learn advanced vocabulary and test-taking strategies, and push your English to its limits.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is teaching English to people who do not speak English as their first language. Many people use their TEFL certificate abroad, but the need for this type of instruction here in the United States is expanding every day. After all, TEFL is what LADO does every day, and has been doing for over 40 years! Other acronyms like TESOL, TESL, & CELTA are also in use and refer to the same or similar educational fields. Our TEFL Certificate program is a great opportunity for people of all ages, from recent college grads to retirees looking for a new career. Each session includes people from many different backgrounds with one common goal: learning how to teach ESL.
We understand that coming to the United States, dealing with visa procedures, and generally being an international student can be a difficult and confusing process. Here at LADO, we are happy to help guide you through these tricky situations. For more Frequently Asked Questions, please click here, or apply now to be put into contact with an Admissions Officer directly. We are here for you!

Ask your question to a real LADO Admissions Officer!

Why wait? Start your journey with LADO today!

APPLY NOW!

English Programs

LADO Online English Programs

Here at LADO, we know that learning English is easier in a supportive environment. That’s why, when you join our Virtual Programs, you get more than just a video to watch. Each virtual class connects you with an active LADO community, with real-time instruction from teachers that tailor instruction to your needs, and with classmates that practice alongside you in every lesson.

Morning Intensive

Our most popular program, the Morning Intensive program lets you become a full-time student on a standard school schedule.

Perfect for F1 students  & anyone hoping for a full-time English immersion experience

Afternoon Intensive

Great for busy parents, au pairs, & anyone who prefers to have their mornings & evenings free!

Popular choice for F1 students

Affordable tuition, so you can get a great deal AND achieve your goals

Evening Intensive

Do your studying at night & have your entire day free!

Popular choice for “night-owl” F1 students

A lower price, same accelerated pace: The perfect option for a student on a budget!

Morning Semi-Intensive

Handle all your responsibilities & still learn English!

Preferred option for au pairs, retirees,  and part-time students

Evening Semi-Intensive

Work during the day, learn English at night!

Preferred option for busy professionals

Keep your Friday nights for yourself!

Saturday

Too busy for daily classes? Learn English on the weekends!

Once a week classes let you learn at a steady pace.

All-virtual, all real-time classes: make friends & get immediate feedback from your teacher, all from home!

Convenient option for busy professionals, au pairs, & families!

Private Tutorials

* minimum of 10 hours

Specialized instruction to fit your needs!

1-on-1 practice & correction with a trained LADO teacher

Design your own schedule; set your own pace

Available in English or Spanish

Completely virtual & in real time, so you can talk with your teacher face-to-face
and never need to leave your own home!

Possible topics include:

Professional English

TOEFL/IELTS exam prep

Speaking & listening practice

Academic English

Accent reduction lessons

And much more!

Workshops

LADO Online Workshops

Here at LADO, we know that your time is precious. That’s why our weekly workshops give you high-quality education in just a few hours, two or three days per week. Each 3-hour workshop is entirely self-contained and changes in topic from week to week, so you can drop in once or repeat the class multiple times and always learn something new. Best of all, our workshops come at a very affordable price, so you can keep up with your language skills and stay on-budget!
Practice, practice and more practice!  In this Conversation Workshop, lively student-driven discussions are presented in the form of a debate. Do you think women and men should be paid equally? Do you think dogs or cats make better pets?  What do you think about space travel?
This workshop allows participants to practice conversational skills, learn new vocabulary, and improve their grammar by exploring relevant situations with an organic approach.  Pick a topic. Pick a side.  Win the argument.
Is English your second language? Do people ask you to repeat yourself? Do you avoid speaking in public because of your accent? Would you like people to pay attention to what you say, instead of how you say it? If the answer to any of the questions above is Yes, our Accent-Reduction Workshop is perfect for you.
In this workshop, a native English language speaker will help you communicate more fluently and effectively in English by helping you achieve a more neutral accent. In addition, students in this workshop will also be able to develop their listening comprehension skills. Don’t let your accent hold you back – join us and see what a week can do!
If you don’t have the time nor the inclination to follow a standard structured Spanish class but would like to practice your Spanish language skills, our workshop is the right fit for you!
In our workshop, students at the intermediate level can improve fluency through lively student-driven debates on current topics of the day. Pick a topic, pick a side, and practice, practice, practice!
Teacher Training Certificate

Learn to Teach English with LADO Online

Your new career is just a click away! Whether you are looking for a fresh start, a chance to work & travel overseas, or an opportunity to improve your teaching skills, the LADO TEFL Certificate is your ticket to success.
Great news! When you apply now, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your tuition as a thank you for being part of our brand-new online TEFL program!
The cost breakdown of our online TEFL Certificate program is as follows:

Tuition: Originally $1950, now only $1560!
Registration: $120
E-TEFL Guide:$60

With LADO’s TEFL Certificate, you get 135 hours of instruction and hands-on practice with expert teachers in the field of English-language instruction. Other TEFL programs provide you with a short practicum & send you into the classroom feeling unprepared. At LADO, however, we believe that “practice makes perfect” — which is why our TEFL program gives you at least 13.5 hours of guided teaching with real ESL students.

From classroom management strategies to grammar instruction and everything in between, you and your classmates will learn and implement modern ESL teaching strategies — and when you leave, you’ll carry with you one of the most well-respected TEFL certificates on the market.

With LADO’s new online TEFL program, you’ll be learning in real-time with your teacher trainer every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, and working asynchronously (on your own schedule) with classmates every Saturday.
Each course lasts for 7.5 weeks, for a total of 135 hours. That’s an entire course designed for you to be able to go to work and still earn your TEFL certificate in less than 2 months!

Upcoming Session Start Date: September 16

HDIA
  • Account

    Create your student account here to begin the application process!

  • Build

    Build your application by submitting all required documents!

  • Come to Class!

    After your application is reviewed & approved, and we have received your first payment, you’ll be ready to join your first virtual TEFL class! It really is that easy!

Schedule
FAQ

In case you have more questions:

It’s simple! To register, just fill out our online application here. After you finish the application online, we will email you a placement test sometime before the first day of the program that you would like to join. That placement test will help determine which level of our program will suit your skills and needs best. After you’re placed, you will receive information about how to use Microsoft Teams and how to get your books – and then you’ll be ready for class!
No problem! After you’ve applied to LADO and been accepted, an Admissions Officer can assist you with the process of changing schools. You will need to have your SEVIS record transferred, you will need to provide LADO with certain necessary documents, and there will be a small transfer fee. Please note: US Law requires that F1 students transferring to LADO must select an intensive program of study (Morning, Afternoon, or Evening) and will be required to start classes in the next session available.

 Program Schedule Length Hours CEUs Price
Morning Intensive Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 1:55 pm 17 days 76.5 7.6 $765
Afternoon Intensive Mon – Fri 2:00 pm – 5:46 pm 20 days 72 7.2 $595
Evening Intensive Mon – Fri 6:00 pm – 9:46 pm 20 days 72 7.2 $595
Morning Semi-intensive Mon – Thu 9:00 am – 11:30 am 29 days 72 7.2 $580
Evening Semi-intensive Mon – Thu 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 29 days 72 7.2 $580
Saturday Sat 9:00 am – 2:08 pm 7 days 36 3.6 $300

Want more information about each program? Please see our course descriptions or check out our calendar to see when our next sessions begin. And remember, we also offer weekly workshops and private tutorials for a shorter or more personalized English experience!
LADO International Institute is accredited by ACCET, a highly-respected national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Upon completion of a LADO program, you will receive a transcript and a certificate demonstrating your achievement in English. The transcript will also include the dates of your program, your grades, and the number of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) in English that you have earned at LADO. If needed, you can use this transcript to verify to your employer, your Au Pair agency, etc. that you have fulfilled your credit requirements in English education.
Yes, we do! All of our advanced ESL programs prepare you for the Academic English needed for the TOEFL exam, and each of our upper levels (7-10) give you a chance to focus on the skill groups that are the most difficult for you (reading, writing, listening, or speaking). Additionally, if your English level is quite advanced, you may join our TOEFL Preparation Course, in which you will take practice TOEFL tests, learn advanced vocabulary and test-taking strategies, and push your English to its limits.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is teaching English to people who do not speak English as their first language. Many people use their TEFL certificate abroad, but the need for this type of instruction here in the United States is expanding every day. After all, TEFL is what LADO does every day, and has been doing for over 40 years! Other acronyms like TESOL, TESL, & CELTA are also in use and refer to the same or similar educational fields. Our TEFL Certificate program is a great opportunity for people of all ages, from recent college grads to retirees looking for a new career. Each session includes people from many different backgrounds with one common goal: learning how to teach ESL.
We understand that coming to the United States, dealing with visa procedures, and generally being an international student can be a difficult and confusing process. Here at LADO, we are happy to help guide you through these tricky situations. For more Frequently Asked Questions, please click here, or apply now to be put into contact with an Admissions Officer directly. We are here for you!

Ask your question to a real LADO Admissions Officer!

Apply Now!

Why wait? Start your journey with LADO today!

APPLY NOW!

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Are Saying

Santiago Gamboa

Colombia

Marcella Rodrigues

Brazil

Heidi Luo

China

Nualla Silva

Brazil

Platform

MICROSOFT TEAMS

For LADO Online classes, all instruction and interaction takes place on Microsoft Teams, a Microsoft application tailored to video meetings, file sharing, and more.

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    Easy Communication

    Easily communicate with your classmates and teacher using the video, chat or audio messaging features

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    Simple Organization

    Keep track of deadlines and schedules using the built-in calendar. Never turn in your homework late again!

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    Interactive Activities

    Complete homework and assessments from home, with additional assistance and resources at your fingertips

Our Founder

Dr. Robert Lado

LADO International is proud to be a family-owned institution. Our founder, Dr. Robert Lado, opened LADO over 40 years ago. In addition to being an expert in Applied Linguistics, Dr. Lado was also a researcher, author, professor, and scholar. In his lifetime, he fathered ten children, wrote over 150 articles, and published many books on language teaching and testing, including The Lado English Series.

After a lifetime of teaching and award-winning research, Dr. Lado put his Total Approach methodology into practice at the LADO Institute. His Learning – Acquisition – Facility (L-A-F) hypothesis of language learning, and his own personal experience learning English, made LADO the leader in ESL education that it is today, and we are confident that it will continue to help students (just like you!) to learn English for many years to come.

Learning

In the learning phase, students experience language samples and learn words and expressions in context.

Assimilation

In the assimilation phase, students discover the structure and patterns of the language through examples, grammar explanations, practice exercises, and corrections. Assimilation involves thinking by analogy, induction and deduction.

Facilitation

In the final phase, facilitation, students demonstrate mastery of the language in new contexts that require thinking and choice. Students move away from manipulation of the language structures and concentrate on meaning and intentions.

LADO METHOD

Total Approach Method

LADO Phone in hand
Our founder, Dr. Robert Lado, did not believe that adults should learn a second language based on a first language model. Instead, he believed that adults could be very active and efficient learners by simultaneously using both natural exposure to English and a more structured approach to learning.

 

At LADO, our teachers follow Dr. Lado’s legacy of teaching excellence by using the Total Approach methodology and the LAF learning model in their classrooms. The Total Approach methodology is a student-centered, communicative approach to language teaching.  It considers the native language knowledge and experience that learners bring to the classroom as valuable tools for learning. Finally, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills are taught together starting at the beginning levels, so that you can start communicating as quickly as possible.

Books

LADO Series

Like many other ESL programs, we believe that students learn better when they have a clear structure to follow. Unlike other programs, however, LADO’s specialized textbooks have been designed to help you learn English according to the best ESL research available, and revised to fit modern learners’ needs.
For Levels 1-6, students use textbooks developed by Dr. Robert Lado himself, and each book follows a clear path to great proficiency using a blend of grammar, practice, reading & writing, and listening & speaking.
For Levels 7-TOEFL, the NorthStar series of textbooks brings an additional component of technology to class, allowing learners to focus in on more advanced skills with practice in real-life interviews, lectures, and videos.
Regardless of level, teachers also include authentic English examples and fun activities to supplement the textbook and keep learners engaged and enjoying the learning process.