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HOFT Institute, Austin TX:
Located in beautiful Austin, the capital of Texas, HOFT Institute is a leading ESL school for international students and non-native English speakers in USA. HOFT Institute has over 30 years of experience in providing quality, intensive English language training to international students from around the world. We offer a wide range of group ESL programs and private English lessons year-round for adults at beginner to advanced levels. English is the key to academic and financial success globally, and HOFT Institute makes these opportunities available to you. Contact us today!

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Authorized to issue I-20 Certificates of Eligibility:

Photo of English Classes in Austin, TexasHOFT Institute is authorized to issue I-20 Certificates of Eligibility for students seeking to study in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa, and we are able to issue I-20 for Intensive Test Prep Courses also.

Visitors on the B-1 tourist visa are also able to study at HOFT Institute during their visit to the US. We have helped thousands of students gain the English proficiency they needed to succeed in top American universities and businesses.


Global Diversity of HOFT Institute Students:
Nationalities of some of our students in the last year include Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, U.S., Venezuela, Vietnam, and more.

Why Choose HOFT Institute?

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•  Accredited English School
HOFT Institute is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), which is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.

  Quality Partner Schools & Universities
We have partnered with colleges and universities all over the United States to offer acceptance to students who complete our program and to ensure your smooth transition to further education. Some of these schools waive the TOEFL score requirement entirely, while some work directly with us to help you prepare for their programs. Email us via our contact form for a complete list of partners.

  Highly-Experienced Provider of ESL Programs
HOFT Institute has over 30 years’ experience delivering English as a Second Language courses to international students from all around the world. 

  TOEFL Test Center
In 2009, HOFT Institute began offering the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT), making it one of the most conveniently-located testing sites in Austin, Texas! HOFT is also a testing site for the Institutional TOEFL (PBT). 

  IELTS Test Center
HOFT Institute also serves as a venue for regular International English Language Test System (IELTS) examinations, and is currently the only location where IELTS examinations are held in the entire city of Austin. 

  Customizable Programs
Whether you want to improve your general English skills or prepare for university entrance exams such as the TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, or GMAT, we can help. Our school can customize programs to help you reach your goals.

  Small Class Sizes
We do not allow class sizes of more than 10 for writing courses or more than 16 for other courses. This ensures students have more opportunities to use English! 

  Excellent Location
Live in Austin, Texas - a safe, fun, and inexpensive city (rated one of the best places to live in the United States!)

  Exposure to American Students
Our campus environment provides HOFT Institute students with the opportunity to meet and practice their language skills with native speakers of English.

  Fun & Educational Extra-curricular Activities
We provide a wide variety of Social, Educational, and Cultural Activities including sporting events, movies, shopping, picnics, and potlucks.

English Language Programs:

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• Academic Core English:  
Intensive English program for a minimum of 5 weeks. 10 week and 15 week are also available. Class options include: Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Academic Reading, Academic Writing.

 University Fast-track Program:  
Enhances our core ESL offerings & includes classes in scholastic preparation, cultural immersion, personalized supplemental instruction & seminars.

 Test Preparation Courses:  
15 week programs focusing on Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, GRE, and GMAT.

 English for Health Sciences:
For students interested in a career in health care.

 Private English Lessons:
One-on-one English tutoring for adults

 Single Classes:  
Choose to take as few or as many classes as you would like. Choose from our Academic Core or Elective Class offerings.

• ESL Summer Camps for Teens:
Intensive English program in July & August. Covers all language skills - listening, speaking, reading & writing with a strong focus on grammar.

Student Reviews / Testimonials:

• "My skills have improved tremendously!"
Meredith

•  "It was a good experience for my first tutoring session and I will be coming back!"
Melony

•  "Would highly recommend! The tutors were fantastic."
Emily

•  "With the help of your teachers I was able to increase my verbal score by 200 points and my quantitative score by 120. The course really makes you comfortable with the test style which helped me make a better guess when the answer eluded me."
Holly

•  "Being a student in HOFT was a beautiful experience…..the lovely smiling spirit of teachers motivated students, including new students, to study more."
Hussain

•  "Great help from the tutors, thorough explanations and friendly service."
Jane

•  “Fue una experiencia única estar con tantas culturas diferentes y comprender lo parecidos que somos. Después de mi tiempo en HOFT, yo fui aceptado por la universidad de St. Edwards.”
Billy

•  “HOFT me ayudó a mejorar mi inglés. Después de mi tiempo en HOFT, regresé a Brasil y ahora estoy trabajando por una gran empresa americana que produce repuestos de coche. Mejorar mi ingles con HOFT me ayudó mucho con mi trabajo.”
Rachel

•  “Los profesores siempre son tan amables, yo aprendí inglés y ahora voy a estudiar Servicios Interculturales, Liderazgo, y Gestión en la institución de SIT Graduate. ¡Gracias!”
Benafsha

Austin, Texas - A Beautiful Location to Study English in USA:

Picture of English Classes in Austin, TexasAustin is situated on the Colorado River in Central Texas, and is surrounded by a picturesque landscape of three man made lakes, limestone hills, rolling farmland and wineries. There are many beautiful state parks where you can go camping or hiking. Go bike riding, running or strolling around Town Lake. When you are feeling creative Austin has 33 art galleries, museums and theatres to choose from.

Those who move to Austin never want to leave. It is comfortable, laid-back and fun! It is also a vibrant and diverse city renowned for its live music scene. Austin has been called the “Live Music Capital of the World” for its eclectic live music possibilities ranging from rock and roll, jazz, country, blues, reggae, funk, salsa and more!!

Austin’s climate is one that is very mild year-round, with warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature in July is usually around 84 degrees F (29 C) and the average temperature in January is 50 degrees F (29 C).

With 5 colleges and universities, Austin TX has an abundance of opportunities for those who want to further their academics, most notably the University of Texas, the largest university in the United States. Austin is also the home of numerous high-tech companies, like Dell, Samsung, Motorola and National Instruments.

Accommodation / Homestay with an American family:

Images of HOFT Institute, Austin TXHOFT Institute can help you find your new place to live. We can direct you to apartment locators, dormitories and co-ops, as well as a homestay option living with a local American family (limited space available). Students should make housing arrangements before arriving in Austin.


Student Activities:
Each week, you have the opportunity to practice English outside of the classroom. Additionally, there are day trips to places of interest in and around Austin, where students get the chance to interact with native English speakers. Student activities include: Conversation hour, Movies, Potluck lunch, Birthday celebrations. 

Previous field trips have included visits to the Blanton Museum of Art, Mount Bonnell, Texas State Capitol Building, IMAX 3-D Theatre, Barton Springs Pool, Town Lake, and more!

Updated: 2018-04-18

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