From 541.- EUR
570.- USD
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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 (B2 First, C1 Advanced), TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Japan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, etc..

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

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 541.- EUR
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
570 USD
1000 USD
1005 USD
2
980 USD
1750 USD
1760 USD
3
1390 USD
2500 USD
2515 USD
4
1800 USD
3250 USD
3270 USD
6
2620 USD
4750 USD
4780 USD
8
3440 USD
6250 USD
6290 USD
12
4840 USD
9010 USD
9070 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 584.- EUR
(615.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30 (Mon, Wed), 09:00-12:15 (Tues, Thu, Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5140 USD
9310 USD
9370 USD
16
6800 USD
12330 USD
12410 USD
24
9400 USD
17650 USD
17770 USD
36
14020 USD
26350 USD
26530 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 645.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5860 USD
10030 USD
10090 USD
16
7760 USD
13290 USD
13370 USD
24
10360 USD
18610 USD
18730 USD
36
15460 USD
27790 USD
27970 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

English for Work, 20+10 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 645.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ English for Work (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1110 USD
1115 USD
2
1200 USD
1970 USD
1980 USD
3
1720 USD
2830 USD
2845 USD
4
2240 USD
3690 USD
3710 USD
6
3280 USD
5410 USD
5440 USD
8
4320 USD
7130 USD
7170 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

B2 First exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 12 week(s)
12 weeks From 5561.- EUR
(5860.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5860 USD
10030 USD
10090 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

B2 First exam fee (to be paid on site) 415 USD
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 08.06 / 08.09.2020
Exam dates
09.06 / 27.08 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 12 week(s)
12 weeks From 5561.- EUR
(5860.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5860 USD
10030 USD
10090 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee (to be paid on site) 415 USD
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 08.06 / 08.09.2020
Exam dates
10.06 / 28.08 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

TOEFL exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 4 - 23 week(s)
4 weeks From 2126.- EUR
(2240.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Barrington Plaza Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5860 USD
10030 USD
10090 USD
16
7760 USD
13290 USD
13370 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per extra week) (15.06-11.09.2020) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (13.06-12.09.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org
215 USD
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 95 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (13.06-12.09.2020) 55 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 45 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 155 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
310 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.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

100% authentic opinions

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

182 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ein paar aber nicht grosse, da nur 3 Wochen Aufenthalt »
School highlights
« Schüler, Lehrer, Lage, Aktivitäten, Stimmung »
36 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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65 years old - Spain
/ 5
La estancia ha sido muy positiva y Santa Monica me parecio una ciudad fantasticaLa escuela esta muy bien y la gente es muy agradable El reparto de los estudiantes segun el nivel no esta totalmente conseguido aunque es muy complicado.Seria interesante hacer cursos para mayores de 30 años como en otras escuelas Poca ineteraccion entre los estudiantes Pocas actividades
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« En dos semanas es poco tiempo »
School highlights
« Buena escuela y buenos profesionales y profesores »
Top tips
« Deberian hacer mas visitas por la ciudad y mas actividades por la tarde con cenas y excursiones »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Merci encore pour ce voyage :)
5 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, grâce à l’école mais principalement aux rencontres avec les autres élèves. On devait toujours parler anglais. »
School highlights
« L’ambiance en classe, les professeurs, l’emplacement de l’ecole (au centre de Santa Monica, à 5min de la plage) »
Top tips
« Les excursions proposées par l’école, les restaurants à Santa Monica et les activités (Hollywood Sign, Venice Beach, Melrose Avenue...) »
32 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, non solo a livello linguistico ma anche a livello culturale. adesso ho una visione molto più ampia di eventi culturali e tradizioni in generale di molti paesi del mondo »
School highlights
« La varietà di nazionalità presenti, il rapporto amichevole più che professionale che si instaura con tutti i professori, la capacità di insegnamento dei professori »
Top tips
« Visita di san diego e san francisco, arrampicata fino alla hollywood sign, pedalata o pattinata lungo venice beach, una serata di divertimento e risate al pacific park »
23 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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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
Deposit
300 USD by credit card or cash

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

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

Room types and facilities

Single
10
: 8 m2/ : 16 m2
Twin
10
: 8 m2/ : 16 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
On arrival only
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood and carpet
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)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card authorization form to be completed upon check-in.

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

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

Room types and facilities

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