English Course in Los AngelesReward yourself with the sun of Santa Monica!
Information about the English School in Los Angeles
The language centre in Los Angeles is located in the iconic town of Santa Monica. The city is pedestrian-friendly, rich with quirky, eccentric and haute couture fashion shops, bike trails, and replete with world-class restaurants. It is surrounded by three amazing miles of white sandy beach! The Third Street Promenade is just a few minutes’ walk from the venue of the school, and is a true paradise. You will be surrounded by cinemas, theaters, shops, bars, and you can witness some of the most incredible performances by street artists in the world. Also nearby, the famous Santa Monica Pier, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year with its amusement park, carousels and hot dogs on sticks!
The language centre in LA has 24 classrooms, which are all modern, bright and airy and equipped with interactive whiteboards. There is a library available to students, a self-study area and a student lounge with sofas, a TV and vending machines. You will also have free internet access via the 20 computer stations, or via Wi-Fi. The school is in an area that’s great for transport, where you can be taken to famous cities such as Malibu, Hollywood and Beverly Hills!
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Every English Course in Los Angeles includes:
- Welcome Event
- Textbook and materials
- Extra-Curricular activities
- Access to the Internet
- Medical Insurance from Guard.me
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English Courses in Los AngelesThese are the courses you can follow at this school:
General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Los Angeles
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Los Angeles and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Los Angeles for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Los Angeles. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
English in the City in Los Angeles
[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Los Angeles
[+] To make the most of your studying in Los Angeles you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in Los Angeles
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
CAE Exam Preparation Course in Los Angeles
[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more
FCE Exam Preparation Course in Los Angeles
[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more
Accommodation in Los AngelesIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Los Angeles, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school
[+] Each Apartment included in the Santa Monica Downtown Apartments feature a unique architecture style to add to your experience in Los Angeles. Filled with modern appliances and designer finishes, the apartments are steps away from restaurants, shopping, the arts, culture and the beach. You are also a ... >> Read more
Aqua - Apartments
[+] These shared apartments are located within a safe community, home to number of locals in the Marina Del Rey area. Each one can accommodate up to 4 students and include 2 bathrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. They also have a living room, kitchen and a terrace where students can relax, ,socialise and unwind ... >> Read more
Barrington Plaza - Apartments
[+] The apartments are located in the heart of Brentwood, bordering the area of Westwood. They can accommodate up to 4 students people, and have 2 twin bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bright and spacious common areas are shared between the entire apartment, and you can make use of the kitchen, living room ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Why Los Angeles? Some factsHere is some more information on English courses in LA
Why take an English Course in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles needs no introduction… you’ve already seen it’s endless beaches, sunny weather, amazing architecture and fashionistas in world-famous movies. You’ll recognise the popular names such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Silicon Valley. It is a city where cars outnumber people, and where Marina Del Rey boasts America’s largest yacht harbour. There is no other city like it on the planet, and you’ll have a tough time visiting all of the 90 stage theatres and more than 300 museums! It’s energetic atmosphere comes from the multi-cultural nation, and LA is home to people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different identified languages. It truly is a spectacular place to study, and a place where not many want to leave!
An international environment
Does this English course in Los Angeles meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- Students of Ages 18-30 86% 86%
- 30+ 40+ 50+ 14% 14%
Course StructureAn overview of lesson times, starting from the first day
First Day (Monday)
The first day begins with the reception and registration of students at 8.15am. Try to make sure you are on time, and remember to bring the following with you:
- Form I-20 and F-1 Visa (only if you have chosen to attend a course that is more than 20 lessons per week)
- Form I-94 (a small green or white card delivered by air mail)
- Pen and notebook (other materials are provided and included in the package)
- Health Insurance (valid for the duration of your stay)
- Credit Card (for the security deposit in case you have opted to stay in a residence or apartment)
At 09:00 there will be a short language test – nothing to worry about! This is to determine your level of English, in order to place you in a class with those students of a similar level.
At 10:15 there is a scheduled break, where you can enjoy your Welcome Breakfast in the company of other new students.
Shortly after breakfast there will be an Orientation session, where information about the school, your course and your surrounding area in LA will be provided in a Welcome Pack. You will receive guidance on visa regulations, housing, transport and activities proposed by the school. Depending on the course you have selected, (General, Intensive or Semi-Intensive), you may then start lessons immediately afterwards or the following day.
- 08:30 Reception and registration
- 09:00 English Level Test
- 10:15 Welcome Breakfast
- 10:45 Orientation Session and Welcome Pack
- 12:30 First English Lesson in Los Angeles
On your first day, you will receive a Welcome Pack containing a manual with information about LA, class schedules, academic information, proposals for leisure activities, an additional education plan, school regulations and important contact information for emergency situations. They will provide you with a number you can contact 24 hours a day throughout your entire stay.
From Tuesday Onwards…
By the second day you will begin to follow the regular academic schedule of lessons. During the first week, you will alternate between two different teachers and you will have the opportunity to compare different types of pronunciation.On the first Wednesday, you will receive the course textbook and following this, course material will be provided a little at a time. The time table will vary according to the course you have chosen:
- General English: The first day will be determined by whether your lessons take place in the morning (as in the example) or in the afternoon.
- Semi-Intensive English Course: As per General English, but with 2 extra lessons from 12:30 – 14:00
- Intensive English or English for Work (Business English): As per General English, but with extra lessons each day from 12:30 – 14:00.
Morning (sample schedule)
- 08:30-10:00 First Module*
- 10:00-10:15 Break
- 10:15-11:45 Second Module*
- 11:45-12:30 Lunch Break
- 12:30-14:00 Extra Lessons**
- 14:00-14:15 Break
Afternoon (sample schedule)
- 14:15-15:45 First Module*
- 15:45-16:00 Break
- 16:00-17:30 Second Module*
*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing. **Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing as per General English or English for Work.
Useful tips for your stay in Los AngelesSome suggestions from those who live in LA
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Do not miss
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Santa Monica Pier
- The Observatory at Griffith Park
- Beverly Hills
- The local “Farmer’s Market”
- A walk down the Hollywood Boulevard
- A visit to the Hollywood Stud
- Shopping on Rodeo Drive
- An ice cream on Venice Beach
Cost of living in L.A.
- Big Mac $2.70
- Can of Coca Cola $1.29
- Coffee in a cafe $3.00
- 1 litre of milk $1.05
- 1.5 litres of water $1.50
- A loaf of bread $2.50
- 2 course meal in an average restaurant $20.00
- SIM card $29
- Cinema $12
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