English Language Center: Los Angeles

10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
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English Language Center: Los Angeles offers the following course types:

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NZ$ 705

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NZ$ 973

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NZ$ 1,030

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NZ$ 1,135

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NZ$ 2,351

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NZ$ 3,105

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NZ$ 7,547

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NZ$ 8,812

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NZ$ 8,812

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NZ$ 2,918

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NZ$ 1,054

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NZ$ 5,172

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NZ$ 2,132

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NZ$ 3,234
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reviews

Reviews

100% recommend

based on 8 reviews
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"A good experience but very much depends from the teacher"

Jodie Brindisi, student from Switzerland

Concerning the classes these are within the standards, with the first teacher I didn't have a great feeling while with the second teacher it was great. The location is comfortable with all the facilities nearby. I mostly liked the activities proposed by the second teacher. I appreciated very much that there was a free and excellent wifi. Special thanks to Amy which has supported me. She is good director and very nice person. Special thanks also to Nicholas which has been a very wonderful teacher. I found very helpful the support that I received from the staff at the office.
One of the classroom where I have been was too warm, think that I didn't like. I found that already the first test for the beginners submitted to us the first week was too difficult (not the admission test). I couldn't attend school for two days because I was sick and they didn't accept that I could recover the two days lost which in two weeks is quite a lot.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
30 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was a great experience!"

Michèle Boeckmann, student from Switzerland

I liked the class and met lovely people with interesting cultures. The teachers were really motivated, passionate and competent.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
28 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"My experience has been very good, not only because I have been able to improve my English immensely but also because I have learned a lot about the American culture."

Demian Mussner, student from Italy

My time at ELC has been a good investment for improving my general English and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good time and learn English. The classes at ELC were adapted to my needs thanks to the entry test. The classes were not boring and professionally organized. The teachers were well prepared and always patient with the students. The location of the school was favorable to the students' needs as there were different restaurants and shops nearby. The facilities at the school were in excellent condition. The staff at the school was very kind in organizing different, exciting activities for the students. The housing I spent my time in was exactly what I had expected. My host was very friendly and always willing to help me.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
29 Jun 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I got a lot of knowledge in a short time."

Svetlana Kalmykova, student from Russia

I liked discussion of different interesting topics. I learned a lot of information about life in other country. Teachers were friendly and positive. Location ELC and my housing is comfortable. It was an interesting experience!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Oct 2014 - 10 Oct 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Office staff and teachers are very friendly, helpful and fun."

Zhanna Kubdanova, student from Kazakhstan

I had a very interesting experience at the English Language Center in Los Angeles. The lessons were interesting; we played games, which helped us improve our vocabulary. Every day we had different activities. It was one of the greatest English months of my life. I met a lot of friends from different countries.
I think the location is very good and convenient for students. Everything is near the school; you can walk and find a lot of restaurants, cafes, shops with funny things, and Santa Monica beach is about 10 minutes by bus.
I recommend this school, you can improve your English and have fun!
Some of the books are very, very old (from 1982).

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
9 Jun 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Great"

Willy Huy Lam, student from Switzerland

I loved ELC in Los Angeles. The teachers are really competent and fun. They motivate us to practice English. After the class the school organized exits in theme and sports activities. The school was very well situated and easy to access. I had some problem with the housing (no internet, very small room) but altogether the stay was really great.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
25 Apr 2011 - 17 Jun 2011
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Positive"

Grigorev Dmitrii, student from Russia

I like all of the lessons very much. Maybe it would be a good idea to speak all together after the teacher. I mean repeat after the teacher's sentences. Maybe It helps me to study. Maybe. I don't know. I'm really very happy to study in ELC and my English is getting better day by day. I have been here just a week so what more could I say? Thank you!!!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
18 Jun 2012 - 13 Jul 2012
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"BEST WAY TO LEARN"

Robert Humberto Yanes Yanes, student from Venezuela

Classes: They get you to the point. Teachers: They are easy-going and great people. Location: The location from the school was great. Housing: I didn't like my housing because was really annoying to get to school, and the bus service was the worst ever.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
1 Aug 2011 - 26 Aug 2011
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
housing

Housing

English Language Center offers the following housing types:
homestay

Junior Homestay - Double room - Half Board

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weekly
Age range: 14 - 17 years old
Location: Junior Homestay
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 - 60 minutes by bus
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, before 10:00 AM
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Staying with a Homestay Family provides the student with an excellent opportunity to practice their English. Host families are usually located about 45 minutes from ELC by public transportation. The student has the option of eating daily home cooked meals with the family, and getting to experience first hand a complete immersion in American culture.

Homestay - Single Room - Breakfast Included

NZ$ 486
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 - 60 minutes
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 486
The most popular housing option is the Homestay Family experience. Staying with a Homestay Family provides the student with an excellent opportunity to practice their English. Host families are usually located about 45 minutes from ELC by public transportation. The student has the option of eating daily home cooked meals with the family, and getting to experience first hand a complete immersion in American culture.

Homestay - Single Room - Half Board

NZ$ 527
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 30 - 60 minutes by bus
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 527
The most popular housing option is the Homestay Family experience. Staying with a Homestay Family provides the student with an excellent opportunity to practice their English. Host families are usually located about 45 minutes from ELC by public transportation. The student has the option of eating daily home cooked meals with the family, and getting to experience first hand a complete immersion in American culture.
student-residence

UCLA Dormitories - Double Room

NZ$ 981
weekly
Age range: 17 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Los Angeles
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and heating
Distance to school: 20 minutes by walk
Availability: 02 Jun 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 981
Students joining our Summer Campus Program at UCLA will have the opportunity to study and live on the famous UCLA Campus. Students will enjoy the world-class facilities including access to the John Wooden Center, game lounge, basketball and volleyball courts, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, the UCLA bookstore and Ackerman Student Union. The dormitory includes 24-hour front desk security, furnished rooms with closets, desks, and beds. Breakfast and dinner is provided daily in the dormitory cafeteria.

UCLA Dormitories - Single Room

NZ$ 1,540
weekly
Age range: 17 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Los Angeles
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and heating
Distance to school: 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 1,540
Students joining our Summer Campus Program at UCLA will have the opportunity to study and live on the famous UCLA Campus. Students will enjoy the world-class facilities including access to the John Wooden Center, game lounge, basketball and volleyball courts, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, the UCLA bookstore and Ackerman Student Union. The dormitory includes 24-hour front desk security, furnished rooms with closets, desks, and beds. Breakfast and dinner is provided daily in the dormitory cafeteria.
apartment

Barrington Plaza Apartments - 2-person shared room - No meals

NZ$ 567
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 10811 Ashton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Location: In the city center of Los Angeles
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, air conditioning, heating, and sports facilities
Distance to school: 5 - 10 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 567
These apartments are a 10 minute bus ride to Westwood Village.

-Fully furnished bedroom, shared living room, dining area, and kitchen
-Laundry facility on-site
-Bed linens and towels are provided, students are responsible for washing their own linens and towels
-Heated Olympic-size swimming pool
-Brand new fitness center
-Housekeeping provided weekly or bi-weekly for an additional fee
-Offered year-round
-Located on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
-Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure
-Check-in after 4pm, check-out by 11am
-Double room, two person maximum occupancy per room
-Self-catering; fully-equipped kitchen is provided
-10-minutes via public transportation to ELC
-One private bathroom per room
-Minimum age is 18

There is a refundable $200 cash or credit damage deposit collected upon arrival.

Barrington Plaza Apartments - 1-person room - No meals

NZ$ 989
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 10811 Ashton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Location: In the city center of Los Angeles
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, air conditioning, heating, and sports facilities
Distance to school: 5 - 10 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
NZ$ 989
These apartments are a 10 minute bus ride to Westwood Village.

-Fully furnished bedroom, shared living room, dining area, and kitchen
-Laundry facility on-site
-Bed linens and towels are provided, students are responsible for washing their own linens and towels
-Heated Olympic-size swimming pool
-Brand new fitness center
-Housekeeping provided weekly or bi-weekly for an additional fee
-Offered year-round
-Located on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
-Saturday to Saturday arrival and departure
-Check-in after 4pm, check-out by 11am
-Single, two person maximum occupancy per room
-Self-catering; fully-equipped kitchen is provided
-10-minutes via public transportation to ELC
-One private bathroom per room
-Minimum age is 18

There is a refundable $200 cash or credit damage deposit collected upon arrival.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.

Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $75 when you register.

Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.

Learn more about how to get a US student visa »

Flights and airport transfer

The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from Los Angeles International Airport is $125. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Los Angeles based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles
CA 90024
USA

School location

Look for ELC Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard, on the city’s exclusive west side. Here, close to Beverly Hills and just six miles from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, you’ll find yourself perfectly situated to study and have fun too. The area’s Mediterranean climate draws you outdoors all year round—for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, golfing, boating, tennis, reading, and dining. Public transportation makes it all available to ELC students. Afternoon excursions include Hollywood, Beverly Hills, seeing the stars at a major movie premiere, and visiting UCLA.

Weekend excursions will take you to baseball games at Dodger Stadium and popular places like Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios. On weekend trips you can visit San Francisco, San Diego, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and other exciting attractions. When you decide to study English at ELC in Los Angeles, you will be coming to the most glamorous city in America, in golden Southern California, where the person having coffee next to you may be a world-famous celebrity.

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Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from English Language Center: Los Angeles staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

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"The student is already in city right now under a B1/B2 tourist visa, but she would like to apply for an F-1 visa and study at your school for 1 year. Can you confirm that the student must go back to her country and go to the US embassy there to get a an F-1 visa stamp?"

Yes, the best way to obtain a student visa is to leave the country and
return on the new visa type. Change of status within the USA may be
possible but is difficult, and ELC does not sponsor this type of change.
For that kind of information, the student could consult an immigration
lawyer if she prefers that approach

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