English school in Santa Monica: EC

From 550.- USD
approx 470.- EUR
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Key points

  • Beach resort on the US West Coast, close to Los Angeles
  • School in the heart of Santa Monica, equipped with modern facilities
  • Stunning accommodation, located close to bus stops
  • Many leisure opportunities downtown, in the mountains or in the Ocean

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, etc..
ratings
136 authentic opinions

This language school in Santa Monica has it all! Located 10 minutes on foot from the beach and just around the corner from the popular 3rd Street Promenade, it will introduce you to one of the hippest towns in Los Angeles County! In this setting worthy of a Hollywood movie, you'll also be impressed by the course programme. Stimulating and effective, it will allow you to develop your English skills at your own pace together with other students from the across the globe. You'll enjoy first-class facilities for a maximum amount of progress: 21 bright, brand new classrooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, a computer lab and a library to study in peace and quiet. The student lounge is the perfect place to meet up after class, chat and put your new language knowledge into practice. That way you won't have any problems communicating with the locals on the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica or in its numerous restaurants, cinemas and shops!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 550.-
(about EUR 474.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During the high season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 "zigzag" schedule

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
550
965
995
2
940
1680
1740
3
1330
2395
2485
4
1720
3110
3230
6
2500
4540
4720
8
3280
5970
6210
12
4600
8590
8950
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Standard course + Online course (6 months)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1029.-
(about EUR 887.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
+ Online course (6 months)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During the high season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 "zigzag" schedule

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1029
1444
1474
2
1419
2159
2219
3
1809
2874
2964
4
2199
3589
3709
6
2979
5019
5199
8
3759
6449
6689
12
5079
9069
9429
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Standard course + Online course (12 months)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1349.-
(about EUR 1163.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
+ Online course (12 months)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During the high season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 "zigzag" schedule

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1349
1764
1794
2
1739
2479
2539
3
2129
3194
3284
4
2519
3909
4029
6
3299
5339
5519
8
4079
6769
7009
12
5399
9389
9749
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 590.-
(about EUR 509.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:45 + 12:30 (2x/week)
During High Season: 08:30-11:45 + 12:30-14:00 (2x/week) or 12:30-14:00 (2x/week) + 14:15-17:30 “zigzag” schedule

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
590
1005
1035
2
1020
1760
1820
3
1450
2515
2605
4
1880
3270
3390
6
2740
4780
4960
8
3600
6290
6530
12
4900
8890
9250
16
6480
11770
12250
24
8920
16810
17530
Extra week (24+)
365
690
720
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 655.-
(about EUR 565.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
655
1070
1100
2
1150
1890
1950
3
1645
2710
2800
4
2140
3530
3650
6
3130
5170
5350
8
4120
6810
7050
12
5560
9550
9910
16
7360
12650
13130
24
9880
17770
18490
Extra week (24+)
405
730
760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 655.-
(about EUR 565.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
655
1070
1100
2
1150
1890
1950
3
1645
2710
2800
4
2140
3530
3650
6
3130
5170
5350
8
4120
6810
7050
12
5560
9550
9910
16
7360
12650
13130
Extra week (16+)
450
775
805
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English for Work + Online course (6 months)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1134.-
(about EUR 977.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work) + Online course (6 months)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1134
1549
1579
2
1629
2369
2429
3
2124
3189
3279
4
2619
4009
4129
6
3609
5649
5829
8
4599
7289
7529
12
6039
10029
10389
16
7839
13129
13609
Extra week (16+)
450
775
805
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English for Work + Online course (12 months)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1454.-
(about EUR 1253.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work) + Online course (12 months)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1454
1869
1899
2
1949
2689
2749
3
2444
3509
3599
4
2939
4329
4449
6
3929
5969
6149
8
4919
7609
7849
12
6359
10349
10709
16
8159
13449
13929
Extra week (16+)
450
775
805
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 655.-
(about EUR 565.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English in the City)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
655
1070
1100
2
1150
1890
1950
3
1645
2710
2800
4
2140
3530
3650
6
3130
5170
5350
8
4120
6810
7050
12
5560
9550
9910
16
7360
12650
13130
Extra week (16+)
450
775
805
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE), 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From USD 3280.-
(about EUR 2827.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During High Season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
8
3280
5970
6210
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From USD 4060.-
(about EUR 3499.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During High Season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
10
4060
7400
7700
12
4600
8590
8950
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
19.03.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From USD 4600.-
(about EUR 3965.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During High Season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12+1
4600
8915
9305
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2140.-
(about EUR 1844.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
2140
3530
3650
8
4120
6810
7050
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
30.07.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From USD 5110.-
(about EUR 4404.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:00
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
10
5110
8450
8750
12
5560
9550
9910
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
19.03.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From USD 5560.-
(about EUR 4792.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:00
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12+1
5560
9875
10265
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From USD 3280.-
(about EUR 2827.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
During High Season: 08:30-11:45 or 14:15-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
8
3280
5970
6210
11
4450
8115
8445
12
4600
8590
8950
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
12.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2140.-
(about EUR 1844.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
2140
3530
3650
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
30.07.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From USD 4120.-
(about EUR 3551.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

More information about this program
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
8
4120
6810
7050
11
5605
9270
9600
12
5560
9550
9910
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
12.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

TOEFL course

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2140.-
(about EUR 1844.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
During High Season: 08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
2140
3530
3650
6
3130
5170
5350
8
4120
6810
7050
10
5110
8450
8750
12
5560
9550
9910
Extra week (12+)
450
775
805
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 90 USD
Online course (6 months)
To be combined with a full-immersion course.
479 USD
Online course (12 months)
To be combined with a full-immersion course.
799 USD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (http://cambridgeesol-centres.org ) 415 USD
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (http://cambridgeesol-centres.org ) 415 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 195 USD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (18.06-14.09.2018) 20 USD
Additional night compulsory (Exam dates FCE: 10.03, 09.06.2018 / CAE: 17.03, 02.06, 08.12.2018 Price on request)
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) (Barrington Plaza) 300 USD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) (Aqua Marina del Rey) 150 USD
Sending of I-20 form for visa (Express) 75 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (16.06-15.09.2018 Consult our online quote calculator)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (LAX - Los Angeles International Airport) 150 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC Santa Monica.

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Barrington Plaza)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (Aqua Marina Del Rey)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Aqua Marina Del Rey)

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These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
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94% of students recommending this school

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136 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Beste Kombination aus lernen, Strand und Party.
15 weeks, February – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem mein Englisch ist besser geworden und es fällt mir einfach soziale Kontakte zu knüpfen.Einerseits durch die Schule und das Wohnheim aber auch durch den Kontakt zu anderen Menschen. »
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« Freundliche Lehrer und Atmosphäre. »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
30 weeks, November 2017 – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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« Disponibilità e cortesia di tutto lo staff (impiegati e docenti) »
22 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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22 years old - France
/ 5
36 weeks, September 2017 – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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16 years old - Austria
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« B2 im Einstiegstest, C2 im Exit test in nur 2 Wochen »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
20 weeks, September 2017 – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
L'emplacement de l'école est idéal, proche des arrêts de bus et facile d'accès. Je trouve néanmoins son prix un peu exagéré mais le niveau de vie à Los Angeles en est la cause, je suppose.Pour ce qui est de la diversité des nationalités, cela correspond exactement à ce que ESL indique dans son site internet. Mais à mon avis pas assez varié car les nationalités les plus présentes étaient brésilienne et japonaise/chinoise.
25 weeks, September 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense sans aucun doute avoir progressé. Au début de mon séjour, je n'osais pas parler par peur du jugement et aussi parce que je trouvais que mes bases de l'anglais nétaient pas assez solides. Mais en 6 mois tout cela a changé. J'ai pris confiance et même encore parfois en faisant quelques erreurs actuellement, je considère que le plus important est de se faire comprendre dans une conversation. Et je trouve que c'est le cas. Et l'immersion dans le pays est sans aucun aussi un facteur important à ma progression. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs ( je parle de ceux que j'ai eu) sont juste géniaux. Agréable, sens de l'aide et s'inquiètent pour les étudiants choses qui manque en Suisse et que j'ai beaucoup apprécié sur place. Le staff est tout aussi amical que les professeurs. J'ai aussi apprécié le programme des Student ambassadors duquel j'en étais membre. Je trouve que c'est une excellente idée afin d'aider les nouveaux étudiants dans leur intégration. »
Top tips
« Le seul conseil que je pourrais donner est de profiter à fond de l'expérience et de visiter un maximum d'endroits à LA et en dehors de LA. Cette chance ne se présente pas tous les jours. »

Testimonials

Fikri Kaan KESKIN
Fikri Kaan KESKIN
EC, Santa Monica
Duration: 12 weeks

I decided to study English in Los Angeles because of the warm weather. I like the cultural side of Los Angeles and the variety of museums attracted me as well. Los Angeles has lots of places to see and explore.
I have met so many new people and friends, which I did not expect before I came here. I have also gotten to know American people through one of my classmates and from hanging out. By interacting with people, I have seen more clearly how different each culture can be. Meeting new people has been exciting, and this will be my best memory of my time here.
My speaking has especially improved. I can practice speaking English all the time here by talking with my friends as well as by meeting new people. Classes have been helping me improve my English a lot, too. Grammar is not a main focus in my classes, because my classmates and I all already have a good knowledge of English grammar, so it is not a problem to focus on other parts of English during classes. Regarding listening, it has improved, but I would say it has been refreshed more than improved.
The class standards are high. Discussions and debates during classes encourage deeper thought and involvement, both individually and as a group.

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Host family
If you want to get a real feel for the West Coast lifestyle, host family accommodation is your best bet! Experiencing the American dream up close and personal, you'll stay with a welcoming, carefully selected Californian family who will be happy to share their culture and lifestyle with you. You'll be accommodated in a single room with half-board provided and will have the opportunity to practise the language with your hosts day after day. Your English will improve twice as fast! Most families live in residential areas in the Greater Los Angeles area, close to Santa Monica. Commute to the school in 30-60 minutes by public transport.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

Barrington Plaza comfort shared apartments (from 18 years)
East of Santa Monica, close to Brentwood Village, San Vincente Boulevard and Montana Avenue, you'll love this modern residence! Surrounded by a wealth of shops, restaurants, attractions and clubs open late into the night, you'll be living the exciting Californian lifestyle on a daily basis. You'll share an apartment consisting of two twin rooms, two bathrooms, a living area, a fully fitted kitchen, a balcony and patio with three other students of the same gender. Cable TV, air conditioning, bed linen and bath towels are supplied. Other amenities include cable broadband, coin-operated laundry facilities and a fitness centre with an Olympic pool. Weekly cleaning, including linen change, is provided.

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Aqua Marina Del Rey superior shared apartments (from 18 years)
This residential complex offering multiple comfortable and well-designed studios and apartments is located south of Santa Monica, close to Venice and around 6km north of Los Angeles Airport. The studios (1 or 2 beds) can sleep 1 or 2 people and include a lounge area and a private bathroom. The apartments can accommodate up to 4 people in two twin rooms and have two bathrooms and a lounge. In both cases, you will have the use of a fully equipped kitchen and a patio. The apartments and studios are air-conditioned, bedlinen and towels are provided and housekeeping is included. Cable TV, Wi-Fi internet, card-operated laundry facilities and a BBQ area are also available. You will be dazzled by the Marina Del Rey harbour, close to the complex, which hosts more than 5000 boats and creates a permanent holiday atmosphere!

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Barrington Plaza Shared Apartment

General information

Barrington Plaza is within walking distance to Brentwood Village, trendy San Vicente Blvd and Montana Ave with its shops, restaurants, grocery stores, late night lounges, and modern entertainment venues. University of California Los Angeles and Westwood Village are only a few bus stops away.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 5:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
300 USD by credit card or cash
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
12 washing machines / dryers ~2 USD per load
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden 1
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
~25 USD per week
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym
open 24/24 and free of charge
1

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 16 m2
1
Twin
10 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 16 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
On arrival only
1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
Floor
Wood and carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Aqua Marina del Rey

General information

The city of Marina del Rey features a Fisherman’s Village with one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the US (a capacity for more than 5000 boats), as well as boat, kayak, sailboat and wave runner rentals. Aqua is within walking distance from world-famous Venice Beach. Students can bike, skate, walk or run along a 26-mile coastal path that stretches from Malibu to Palos Verdes. The shared, spacious apartments can accommodate up to 4 people and include two bedrooms, each with two twin beds, and two bathrooms.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
35 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus
Average public transport cost:
~1.25 USD one way ticket
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
7 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
7 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 5:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
Credit card authorization form to be completed upon check-in.
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area 1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
in each apartment
1
Oven
Microwave
in each apartment
1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars) 1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Twin
50 rooms
~18 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Each bedroom has one bathroom, some bathrooms are outside of the bedroom
1
Ensuite shower
Each bedroom has one bathroom, some bathrooms are outside of the bedroom
1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
weekly
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet and linoleum
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Surfing, museum visits, amusement parks, lazying on the beach, hiking in Hollywood hills, shopping in California’s largest malls … What more do you need for an enjoyable language study trip? With your new friends, you will also explore the iconic districts of the city of angels: Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, Westwood and UCLA, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, and of course Santa Monica and its vibrant pier. The nearby Getty Centre will also fascinate you with its futuristic design and its impressive collection of paintings and sculptures. Finally, be sure to visit the Universal Studios theme park to get behind the scenes of your favourite American blockbusters!

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ESL - British Study Centres
ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your english course

Save on your english course

Students from Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania can book a course at our EC English partner school and take advantage of this exceptional offer:

- Get 20% discount on tuition

Valid for the following destinations:

England
Brighton
Bristol
Cambridge
Manchester
London Euston
London 30+

USA
Boston
Miami
New York
New York 30+
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Monica
Washington

Malta
St Julians

South Africa
Cape Town

Canada
Vancouver
Toronto
Montreal (French and English)

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2018 and taking place in 2018
- Offer excludes courses One-to-One, English Plus, Mini Group and Internship

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