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The HOFT Institute ESL program — previously called the Intensive American English Institute (IAEI) — was established in Austin TX in 1984.  It is a leading private English Language school teaching English as a Second Language. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to broadening and improving your English as well as providing you with an American cultural experience. We strive to accommodate the needs of each and every student. Every year, hundreds of students from all over the world choose to come to HOFT Institute, and we welcome each with open arms. Our teachers have been carefully selected and have a wide range of experience teaching English all over the world.

HOFT Institute ESL classes are designed to be interactive and to make students feel comfortable in real-life English experiences as well to prepare them to study in English speaking universities. We listen to our students and are always trying to improve every day to ensure our students are offered the best opportunities to improve their English. The best way to learn English and improve your fluency is to speak English every day and immerse yourself in an English speaking community. We are excited to be that community for you.

Mission Statement

Provide the best educational services to our clients within a global, cross-cultural framework and a positive professional environment for our associates.

ESL Teen Summer Program 2019

HOFT Institute has over 30 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language to international students. Join our Summer Program to improve English language skills, make new friends from all around the world, and enjoy your summer in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas!

Please note that all programs require a $100 nonrefundable deposit to reserve a spot in the program.

June 17 – July 15 5-week program: ($1920 tuition + $1250 after school activities)

July 22-August 22 5-week program: ($1920 tuition + $1250 after school activities)

June 17-August 22 10-week program: ($3620 tuition +$2400 after school activities)

Need flexible dates? Students can also study with us for shorter periods.

4-week programs cost $1580 tuition + $1000 for after school activities, and 3-week programs cost $1240 + $750 for after school activities.

Recommended Ages: 14 and older

Restrictions: Students who are younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian with them in the United States.

Can I bring younger students? Yes.  Please email us for details.

Note: Accommodation is directly across the street from the school, at University Towers Student Dorm:


Our Address:

2400 Pearl St., Austin, TX


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