Can I get an F-1 student visa for the Saturday Program?
No. In order to maintain an F-1 student status, immigration law requires that F-1 students must study 18 hours a week. Please see the Intensive Program Calendar if you are interested in obtaining an F-1 visa.
Where can I buy the class materials?
Each of LADO International College's three centers has an ESL bookstore to buy the necessary materials for the class.
I am an intermediate student. Can I take the TOEFL preparation course?
No. The TOEFL preparation course is a very advanced class which requires that students also have an exceptionally adcanced understanding of English. LADO students are welcome to take the TOEFL preparation class after they finish Level 10 or if they place into Level 11 on their placement exam.
How do I know which class I should begin in?
Before you begin classes, you will take a placement exam. The placement exam will determine in which of the ten levels you will begin. The placement exam has two parts: a written part and a conversation part. The written exam consists of grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and listening questions. The oral exam is a conversational activity with the Center Director, or Assistant Director.
After my studies, will I receive a certificate or diploma?
Yes! After you have completed all your classes at LADO, please make sure that you attend the exit meeting and exam. All students are required to take the exit exam before they receive their certificate.
Once you finish the exit exam, please request your certificate from your center's Admissions Officer.
How many levels can I complete in one Saturday Program session?
In the Saturday Program, the two-month sessions are categorized into A and B sessions. The A session is the first half of the level, and the B session is the second half of the level. The A session is two months, and the B session is two months. Therefore, it takes 4 months to complete one level. There are ten levels in the LADO ESL Program.
However, it is not necessary to take an A session before the B session as information from the A session is not tested during the B session. During the placement exam, you will be placed into whichever A or B level that is appropriate for you.
How many CEU's can I earn in the Saturday Program?
Upon successful completion of one two-month Saturday Program, you can receive 3.6 CEU's.
Can I pay the tuition by month?
Can I pay the tuition by month? Yes! Instead of paying the $220 tuition cost before the class begins, you can also pay monthly. If you would like to pay monthly, please pay $110 before the class begins and the second payment of $110 before the 5th day of class.
However, if you make the second payment after the 5th day of class, there is a $20 late payment fee.