From 501.- EUR
580.- 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
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
Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc..
ratings
188 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

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 501.- EUR
(580.- 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
Superior Santa Monica Downtown apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
580 USD
1010 USD
2
1000 USD
1770 USD
3
1420 USD
2530 USD
4
1840 USD
3290 USD
3570 USD
6
2680 USD
4810 USD
5230 USD
8
3520 USD
6330 USD
6890 USD
12
4960 USD
9130 USD
9970 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.86   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 25 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 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 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12 / 31.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

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 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 544.- EUR
(630.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 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
Superior Santa Monica Downtown apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
5260 USD
9430 USD
10270 USD
16
6960 USD
12490 USD
13610 USD
24
10360 USD
18610 USD
20290 USD
36
15460 USD
27790 USD
30310 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.86   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 25 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 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 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12 / 31.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

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 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 600.- EUR
(695.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 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.

Le programme intensif comprend deux modules :
- Les cours d'anglais général ont lieu le matin et se composent de 20 leçons par semaine. Ils couvrent la grammaire et le vocabulaire.
- Une sélection de cours spéciaux axés sur les domaines que vous souhaitez améliorer, selon votre niveau et vos intérêts, vous aidera à acquérir fluidité et précision. Options : Conscience globale, Écrire en toute confiance, Anglais pour la communication en ligne, Compétences pour passer un examen, Grammaire pour la communication réelle, Vocabulaire et bien plus encore.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Superior Santa Monica Downtown apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
12
6040 USD
10210 USD
11050 USD
16
8000 USD
13530 USD
14650 USD
24
11920 USD
20170 USD
21850 USD
36
17800 USD
30130 USD
32650 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.86   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 25 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 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 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12 / 31.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

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+4 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 544.- EUR
(630.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ English for Work (group): 4 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
English for Work (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Superior Santa Monica Downtown apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
630 USD
1060 USD
2
1100 USD
1870 USD
3
1570 USD
2680 USD
4
2040 USD
3490 USD
3770 USD
6
2980 USD
5110 USD
5530 USD
8
3920 USD
6730 USD
7290 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.86   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 25 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 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 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12 / 31.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

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

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189 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, October 2019 – January 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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18 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, December 2019 – January 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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17 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, December 2019 – January 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, October – December 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School highlights
« -Die Lehrer der Schule haben einen sehr guten Standart. Sie geben sehr gute Hilfen wenn man etwas nicht kennt oder noch nicht gehabt hat.-Die Gastfamilie war sehr hilfreich um das Speaking voranzutreiben und sich dort zu verbessern. »
Top tips
« - Ausflug nach Santa Barbara, Las Vegas- Besuch der Talkshows (Ellenshow, Amercian Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel Show, ...) »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui car j’ai fait 3 mois de cours de préparation au CAE, j’ai appris de nouvelles choses »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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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...) »
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.

Superior Santa Monica Downtown Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)
It'll be hard to choose a better starting point to discover Cali’s very best! You’ll be at a short walk from the Pacific Ocean, major landmarks like the Santa Monica Pier and your school!
Each apartment has two bedrooms and you’ll be able to choose between a single or a double one. The common areas in the apartment consist of an open-plan kitchen and a living area with a balcony - perfect for chilling with your housemates! Towels and bedlinen are provided, as well as a weekly cleaning service. Laundry facilities are available in the apartment.

Standard Westwood Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)
Set in Westwood Village, these cosy apartments will allow you to enjoy one of LA’s most iconic neighbourhoods while being at a short 20-minute subway ride to your school.
You can choose to stay in a single or a double room. You’ll find a communal kitchen with everything you need to cook with, and a shared dining room to enjoy the results with your new housemates! Bedlinen is provided and you’ll find a laundry facilities in your apartment, but please note you’ll have to bring your own towels. A weekly clean is included, as is Wi-Fi connection.

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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