English course in Los Angeles
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Information on 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 an abundance of world-class restaurants. It is surrounded by an amazing three miles of white sandy beach!
The Third Street Promenade is just a few minutes’ walk from the school, and is a true paradise. It’s surrounded by cinemas, theatres, shops and bars, as well as being home to some of the most incredible street artists in the world. The famous Santa Monica Pier is nearby, and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year with its amusement park, carousels and hot dogs on sticks!
The language centre in Los Angeles 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, as well as TVs and vending machines. You will also have free internet access via the 20 computer stations, or via Wi-Fi. The area around the school has good public transport, with links to Malibu, Hollywood and Beverly Hills!
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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
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
Certify your study stay in Los Angeles
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
[+] 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
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Los Angeles
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Los Angeles
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
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 popular areas 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 population (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 of our students want to leave!
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- BRAZILIAN19 % 19 %
- JAPANESE18 % 18 %
- OTHER17 % 17 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN14 % 14 %
- SWISS11 % 11 %
- TURKISH10 % 10 %
- KOREAN5 % 5 %
- ITALIAN3 % 3 %
- RUSSIAN3 % 3 %
- TAIWANESE3 % 3 %
- FRENCH2% 2%
Here the age groups at the English school in Los Angeles:
- 18-29 86 % 86 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+14% 14%
Structure and timetable of English course in Los Angeles
First day in Los Angeles
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Los Angeles students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Los Angeles , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Los Angeles , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Los Angeles
Not to be missed!
- 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 ios
- Shopping on Rodeo Drive
- An ice cream on Venice Beach
How to get around Los Angeles
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- 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