As one of the most exotic, exciting, and vibrant places in North America, Miami Beach is the perfect place for those who would like to improve their English skills while enjoying the fantastic summer culture all year long.

Our campus is located in the heart of the historic Art Deco District, steps away from the white sand and clear blue water of the beach. Spending long, relaxing afternoons, talking with your friends, people-watching at a sidewalk café or listening to great sounds in a jazz bar. are just many of the great activities in Miami. Miami’s lively bar and club scene is great for evening events. Whether you want to spend the day studying on the beach, working on your tan or exploring the city’s tropical flavor, Zoni Campus, Miami Beach has options to satisfy everyone.

What makes Zoni Miami Beach an attractive option for ESL students is the variety of courses we offer. For those who are looking to study at a college or university, we offer TOEFL iBT and Cambridge ESOL test preparation courses with experienced instructors. For our business-minded clients, we have intensive ESL for Business classes. Our popular Premium Intensive English Program (PIEP) will help you to improve all aspects of your English skills as quickly as possible.

In addition to our English courses, we also organize field trips, school events, and trips to nearby places such as Disney World, Key West, and the Everglades which takes only a short flight away (approximately 2 ½ hours). New York City is also a possible weekend destination!

address: 1434 Collins Avenue, Second Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Beach – South Beach – Florida – United States

Our school is located in the most famous and popular area in Miami Beach; South Beach.
South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, located east of Miami city proper between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The area encompasses all of the barrier islands of Miami Beach south of the Indian Creek.
This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910s, due to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, and John S. Collins, the latter of whose construction of the Collins Bridge provided the first vital land link between mainland Miami and the beaches.
The area has gone through numerous artificial and natural changes over the years, including a booming regional economy, increased tourism, and the 1926 hurricane, which destroyed much of the area.

Although tourists generally consider Miami Beach to be part of Miami, it is in actuality its own municipality. Located on a barrier island east of Miami and Biscayne Bay, it is home to a large number of beach resorts and is one of the most popular spring break party destinations in the world. Because of its length, it is generally broken up into two or three districts, with South Beach being the more popular by far.
South Beach – Southern tip of the island to about 23rd Street.
Mid Beach – Middle section of the island, from about 23rd Street to 63rd Street. Often referred to simply as “Miami Beach”.
North Beach – Northern end of the island from 63rd Street on up.

Miami Beach has been one of America’s pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. The city has a rich history as being a trend-setting center of arts, culture and nightlife with the world famous nightclubs of the 1950s to the rich cultural life of today’s South Beach. Today, Miami Beach is a major international entertainment and cultural destination, with stronger entertainment, production, and arts communities than ever. As a world-class destination, Miami Beach offers several kinds of lodging options. The visitor can stay in a normal hotel or choose from a variety of Miami Beach vacation rentals, including beachfront condos.

The City of Miami Beach is actually a separate municipality on a barrier island connected to Miami by a series of bridges. Miami Beach has a large Latin American population, and Spanish is often used along with English for day-to-day discourse, although English is still the language of preference. There is also a smaller Haitian community, and many signs and public announcements are in English, Spanish, and Creole.

Facts

Despite occasional cold snaps, Miami Beach is known for its generally warm, muggy weather. Located just above the Tropic of Cancer, Miami Beach has a subtropical climate, with dry, warm winters and springs, and hot, humid and rainy summers and falls. Miami Beach, due to ocean breezes, has lower humidity and heat than inland areas in South Florida, and also does not get as cool as inland South Florida during cold spells.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest airport, but Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is only around 40 minutes away (depending on traffic).
The Miami Metrorail and Metromover do not include Miami Beach, but you can take the J or 150 Bus, both of which connect to the Metrorail, from Miami International Airport. To Get to South Beach, transfer to a southbound C, L, or S bus. The fare is $2.25 for the local and $2.65 for the express. If you get the 150, you can also transfer to the South Beach Local at the last stop. From Fort Lauderdale Airport, you can take the #1 Broward County bus to Aventura Mall for the Miami-Dade S bus. [10]
By car
Take one of several causeways across Biscayne Bay. The Julia Tuttle Causeway (I-195) in Mid Beach and the MacArthur Causeway in South Beach are the largest, and both connect to the airport and to I-95. Car rentals are the most convenient form of transportation for visitors, but taxis, while expensive, are available at almost any time and place.

By car
Miami Beach’s main drag is Collins Avenue, a beachfront road that has been called “Millionaire’s Row” on account of its high-end properties. Other major roads include Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive for shopping, and 41st Street, Mid Beach’s main road. Renting a car is probably the most convenient option, especially for getting around the greater Miami area. Keep in mind that Miami Beach is very crowded, and Miami-area drivers are notorious. Be particularly careful around South Beach, where most of the partying happens and drunk and/or high drivers are a possibility.

Whether you are simply studying, touring the city of Miami Beach or living it up on the night life scene with friends, Beyond Car Rental offers a wide range of the most updated car rentals from full size sedans to SUVs, mini-vans, mustang convertibles and even luxury car rentals. Car rental delivery is also available.
By taxi
Although taxis can be expensive, they are available pretty much whenever you need them. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become very popular in Miami. Even if you don’t have cell phone service in the US, you can use your phone app to hail one through Wi-Fi. You don’t have to have an internet connection for the entire trip.
By bus
The main routes you need to know are the 120, which starts in Downtown Miami, crosses the MacArthur Causeway, and runs up Collins Avenue all the way to North Beach; the 115/117, which runs in a loop around the center of the island west of Collins; and the 150, which runs from the airport to South Beach. A good choice is the South Beach Local, which operates in a loop from 19th St to the southern point of Miami Beach for only $2.25.
By golf cart
South Beach Decocarts it is the newest addition with stylish Eco-friendly golf cart rentals. Hourly, daily and weekly rentals are available. Each Decocart can fit 4 adults (great for groups) and requires a driver’s license. It can hold shopping bags and other items you won’t be able to transport with a bike or scooter. Decocarts also offers trendy E-Bikes that don’t require a license.
By bike
Miami Beach has become more bicycle friendly in recent years with the addition of new bike paths and bike lanes, although not as comprehensive as other major cities. Notable additions to the biking and pedestrian infrastructure include the paved “Beach Walk” which runs parallel to Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue and is directly on the beach, plus the new South Point Park along the bay. In Miami Beach and South Beach, riding is permitted on sidewalks, which luckily are wider than average. That said, it doesn’t stop many people from trying to utilize bicycles (including locals) to get around town. Pedestrians and drivers tend to be tolerant of bikers and willing to share the right of way. However, be prepared to slow down and go on foot, particularly on the congested streets closer to the beach. Absent of heavy auto traffic, South Beach is biking bliss.
There are better attempts at bike-friendliness in the South Beach district, where most of the bike rental shops are located. Lummus Park and Lincoln Road Mall are great for bikers, and have plenty of bike racks throughout; meanwhile, if you are trying to go north or south, go a few blocks west and take one of the roads less traveled. Meridian Ave is a good choice: plenty of interesting Miami-style houses to see and a local park. If you didn’t bring your own bike, bike rentals will run about $8 an hour or $30 a day (or 24-hour time period).

Beach
Miami Beach features warm, clear and calm waters all year long, with soft golden sands, palm trees and skyscapers right on the coastline. Also, cool breezes from the ocean may make the weather more tolerable for you.
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
This fair is ranked one of the largest and most successful fairs in the nation and attracts nearly 700,000 visitors each year. Typically held in late March and early April, the 18-day event offers close to 100 rides, nearly 170 food vendors, 50 games, souvenir and gift shops and the World Agriculture competition. Also not to be missed is a daily Mardi Gras parade.
Art Deco Walking Tour
Learn the colorful history of the architectural buildings, the pioneers, the heroes and villains, and other cultural contributors of Miami Beach history.
Miami Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters
1423 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, ☎ 305-490-0049. 24 hours of fun and affordable Miami boat rentals and yacht charters. Enjoy a day on the water and see Miami from the water. Visit website for online specials, including free jet ski with yacht charter on select vessels. Vessels range in size from 43′ to 125′. Half day and full day charters available.
Local Miami Beach Tours
Fun segway rentals, amphibious tours and cool trips to the everglades. Have fun sightseeing in Miami like never before. Enjoy the city in a new way.

Many international cuisines are to be found, with a heavy leaning towards Latin foods, particularly Cuban cuisine. Some Cuban cuisine to try includes a sandwich cubano (Cuban sandwich) and a cafecito (literally it means little coffee, but compares to a strong, sweet espresso).
Playa Café
1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, ☎(305) 538-1551. 6AM–4AM. It’s a colorful, counter-serve deli serving Cuban fare including hefty sandwiches & coffee until late.

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Miami Beach is a tourist town and has many hotels, located mostly around the beach area. High season (fewer rooms, higher prices,) is during the winter months of November through February, with summer being the low season. There are hostels throughout the city as well homestays.
Do your homework when booking a studio or hotel in South Beach. Nearly all of the hotels have a restaurant, at least a small one, out in front of the hotel. That appears to be what gets the hotel a three-star rating. However in many cases, the hotel by itself is far from three-stars. Read reviews from other travelers before booking or you might be very disappointed.

The cost of services in Miami Beach hotels can be pricey just like in hotels elsewhere in the world but you can seek out local services within walking distances or online such as the popular Oliom. Miami Beach laundry service for hotel guests via your mobile device. Since you can pretty much walk or bike to anywhere in South Beach, trying out local services is the best way to get a feel of the place.

Festivals and events
Art Basel Miami, art exhibition held in December
Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, held in February
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami, held in July
Miami Fashion Week, held in March
Miami International Film Festival, held in March
Miami Marathon, held in January
Urban Beach Week, Memorial Day weekend, last weekend in May. Urban hip-hop festival since 2001.
White Party, held in Spring
Winter Music Conference, held in March
Museums and historic sites
Art Center/South Florida
Bass Museum
Miami Holocaust Memorial
Jewish Museum of Florida
Wolfsonian-FIU
World Erotic Art Museum Miami
Theatres and performance arts
Miami City Ballet building
Colony Theater
Lincoln Theatre
Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami City Ballet
New World Center and New World Symphony Orchestra
Regal Cinemas South Beach
SoBe Institute of the Arts (SoBe Arts)

Most of Miami Beach’s nightlife is concentrated in South Beach pretty much around our school location, but there are still a few places along the rest of the beach. If you go inland, Miami’s nightlife will be centered on Coconut Grove. For adults over 21, “Cuba Libre” is a popular drink, known to the rest of the world as plain old “Rum and Coke.” Also popular is the “Mojito”, a sugar/mint/soda-water and rum drink. Joining an organized nightlife tour like the ever-popular South Beach VIP Pub Crawl can help save some cash, and has the added benefit of new friends to party with all night.

There are ten public universities and a liberal arts college that comprise the State University System of Florida. In addition the Florida College System is comprised of 28 public community colleges and state colleges.
Florida also has private universities, some of which comprise the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. In 2010, nineteen of Florida’s 28 community colleges were offering four year degree programs.

As of 2010, those of (non-Hispanic white) European ancestry accounted for 40.5% of Miami Beach’s population. Out of the 40.5%, 9.0% Italian, 6.0% German, 3.8% were Irish, 3.8% Russian, 3.7% French, 3.4% Polish, 3.0% English, 1.2% Hungarian, 0.7% Swedish, 0.6% Scottish, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Scotch-Irish, and 0.5% were Norwegian.
As of 2010, those of Asian ancestry accounted for 1.9% of Miami Beach’s population. Out of the 1.9%, 0.6% were Indian, 0.4% Filipino, 0.3% Other Asian, 0.3% Chinese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Korean, and 0.1% were Vietnamese.
See the full report ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_Census)