Long term study in immersion: EC

From 560.- USD
approx 500.- 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
164 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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Choosing the right course for you

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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, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 560.-
(about EUR 500.-)
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

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
12
4720
8890
8650
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 665.-
(about EUR 594.-)
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

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
12
5680
9850
9610
24
10120
18370
17890
36
15100
27430
26710
Extra week (36+)
415
755
735
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 600.-
(about EUR 536.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30 (2x/week)

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
12
5020
9190
8950
24
9160
17410
16930
36
13660
25990
25270
Extra week (36+)
375
715
695
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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.

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English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 665.-
(about EUR 594.-)
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

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
12
5680
9850
9610
16
7520
13050
12730
20
9360
16250
15850
Extra week (20+)
460
800
780
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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.

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English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 665.-
(about EUR 594.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English in the City)
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
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.
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”.

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
665
1095
1075
2
1170
1940
1900
3
1675
2785
2725
4
2180
3630
3550
6
3190
5320
5200
8
4200
7010
6850
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2180.-
(about EUR 1947.-)
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

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”.

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
2180
3630
3550
8
4200
7010
6850
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
29.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From USD 5680.-
(about EUR 5072.-)
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
09:00-14:30

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”.

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
5680
10190
9930
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2180.-
(about EUR 1947.-)
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

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”.

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
2180
3630
3550
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
29.07.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From USD 4200.-
(about EUR 3750.-)
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

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”.

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
4200
7010
6850
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From USD 5680.-
(about EUR 5072.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
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.
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”.

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
5680
10190
9930
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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 course

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2180.-
(about EUR 1947.-)
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

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
12
5680
9850
9610
16
7520
13050
12730
20
9360
16250
15850
Extra week (20+)
460
800
780
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 90 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 205 USD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (17.06-13.09.2019) 20 USD
Additional night compulsory (Exam dates CAE: 16.03.2019 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.) (15.06-14.09.2019 Consult our online quote calculator)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (LAX - Los Angeles International Airport) (one-way) 155 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, double room, no meals (Aqua Marina Del Rey)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Barrington Plaza)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Aqua Marina Del Rey)

Course info

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
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Accommodation
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Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
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164 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Belgium
/ 5
12 weeks, February – April 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 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?
« Oui , je comprends beaucoup mieux. Au début je ne comprenais pas bien Michele et à la fin de mon séjour je parlais avec elle tous les soirs et comprenais tout ce qu’elle me disait »
School highlights
« Les professeurs »
Top tips
« Match des Lakers »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, February – March 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Nicht nur habe ich Fortschritte in der Sprache Englisch erzielt, sondern auch ich als Mensch, mit der Diversität der Kultur und der Stadt Los Angeles, habe Fortschritte gemacht.Jedoch würde ich in LA nicht mehr in einer Gastfamilie leben. Diest hat manchmal meine Freiheit die Stadt zu erkunden, oder auch nur mit meinen Freunden Zeit zu verbgringen, eingeschränkt. »
School highlights
« Eine positive Eigenschaft der Schule sind sicherlich die Lehrer. Kathy und Martin haben den Unterricht sehr amüsant, aber gleichzeitig auch lehrreich, gestaltet. Somit habe ich mich sehr wohl gefühlt und wollte nicht einen Schultag verpassen. »
Top tips
« Wenn man LA als Sprachaufenthaltsziel wählt dann dennAufenthalt in einer Residenz verbringen, anstatt in einer Gastfamilie. »
0 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (3 / 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
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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32 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, March 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, November 2018 – January 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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich hatte eine sehr tolle zeit die leider schnell zu ende ging jedoch habe ich sehr sehr viel neue Freunde gewonnen! Ja die lehrer sind alle lustig und man lernt sehr viel Tolle Gastfamilie!!
2 weeks, November 2018
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
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja auf jedenfall man spricht die ganze zeit english »
30 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
34 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Trips offered by the school
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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.

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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) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
300 USD by credit card or cash
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
12 washing machines / dryers ~2 USD per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
~25 USD per week
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool Yes
Gym
open 24/24 and free of charge
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 16 m2
Yes
Twin
10 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 16 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
On arrival only
Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
Wood and carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided No

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.

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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) Yes
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
Credit card authorization form to be completed upon check-in.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
in each apartment
Yes
Oven No
Microwave
in each apartment
Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool Yes
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Twin
50 rooms
~18 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet
Each bedroom has one bathroom, some bathrooms are outside of the bedroom
Yes
Ensuite shower
Each bedroom has one bathroom, some bathrooms are outside of the bedroom
Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
weekly
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet and linoleum
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided No

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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