Since 1978, students of American English have enjoyed the best language training available. At each center you will find the variety of academic programs expected from the leading institution in its field. Each center is located in a highly desirable neighborhood where daily life has its own distinctive character. To help you discover the area’s unique cultural and leisure time offerings, ELC also offers a special combination of activities, events, and excursions. From warm sandy beaches and palm trees to world-famous universities, museums, historical sites, theme parks, and major film studios, ELC can promise you a most exciting and memorable stay. ELC Los Angeles is located on Wilshire Boulevard, on the city's exclusive west side in Westwood Village. There are 24 classrooms, a student lounge, and a computer lab.
English Language Center has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in USA. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at English Language Center: Los Angeles varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 24. In the summer, the average age is 21.
English Language Center teaches students from all over the world, including:
English Language Center does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
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.
I liked the class and met lovely people with interesting cultures. The teachers were really motivated, passionate and competent.Show details » Read more...
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.Show details » Read more...
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!Show details » Read more...
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).
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.Show details » Read more...
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!!!Show details » Read more...
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.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Los Angeles. These homes are often between 30 - 60 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 17+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about apartment housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Los Angeles, but this tends to be more expensive. English Language Center provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have questions? Get answers from English Language Center: Los Angeles staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.Ask a question
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