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  • Language School USA

    Learn English at ELC in Boston and Los Angeles. Language courses for adults, juniors and professionals.

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    • English Courses

      The language school ELC offers a full range of English courses in Los Angeles, Boston, and Santa Barbara.

      • General English

        Through ELC’s long experience with students at all levels and from countries all over the world, ELC has developed teaching techniques and programs that really work.

        • Intensive English

          This 30-lesson per week program is ELC’s most popular program and covers all of the major language skills: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.

        • Semi-Intensive Plus

          The Semi-Intensive English Plus Program at ELC is designed to promote your communicative competence in English.

        • Semi-Intensive English

          This 20-lesson per week course is designed to improve communication skills including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, and listening comprehension.

        • Combination Course

          This program is designed for students who wish to combine group work in General English with individualized work in a special area of English, such as Business English, legal English or medical English.

        • English Plus Yoga

          Students in this program attend regular English classes and unlimited Yoga lessons in Los Angeleses.

      • Exam Preparation

        ELC Boston, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara are authorized examination centres for the TOEFL, TOEIC, and Cambridge Examinations.

        • TOEFL Preparation

          The TOEFL Preparation Program is designed for students at the high intermediate to advanced level to provide a comprehensive study course for the TOEFL examination.

        • Cambridge Preparation

          Offered for both 8 weeks and 11 weeks, these courses prepare students to pass either the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) or the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).

        • IELTS Preparation

          The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an English examination for non-native English speakers. Like TOEFL and Cambridge examinations, it is one of the major English language exams in the world ...

      • Summer Junior Courses

        During the summer, ELC offers special Junior Programs for students ages 14 – 17.

        • UCLA - Los Angeles

          Junior Program in LA

        • UCSB - Santa Barbara

          UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) is a public research university and one of a few universities in the USA, which has its own beach. It is also named by the Newsweek guide as one of the country's "hottest colleges" ...

        • MIT - Cambridge

          This program offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and live in world-renowned MIT Campus in Cambridge MA, home to the worlds top colleges and universities. This Program is for young students between the ages of 14 to ...

    • Accommodation

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      • Homestay

        Most ELC students are eager to take advantage of the family homestay opportunity available year-round at all ELC centers.

      • Other Accommodation

        For students who do not wish to live with an American host family, ELC offers a wide variety of other accommodation options.

        • Los Angeles

          ELC Los Angels students can enjoy living in the heart of Westwood Village just steps from restaurants, shops, UCLA campus and Hollywood Movie Premiers

        • Boston

          Residential accommodations are available at ELC Boston.

        • Santa Barbara

          The Santa Barbara Residence is a newly renovated, clean and simple accommodation, conveniently located about 30 minutes by public transport to ELC.

    • About ELC

      ELC, The English Language Center has been dedicated to providing English programs of the highest quality to international students since 1978.

    • Course Locations

      One of the big advantages of ELC is that you can choose between top U.S. destinations. Year-round, ELC offers English courses in Los Angeles, Boston, and Santa Barbara.

      • Los Angeles

        When you decide to study English at ELC in Los Angeles, you will be coming to the most glamorous city in the US, in golden Southern California.

      • Boston

        If you choose to study English at ELC in Boston, you will discover a charming world-class city that has a perfect blend of vibrancy and history.

      • Santa Barbara

        If you like the idea of studying American English in a friendly, small city where it's warm all year round and the beach is waiting just five blocks away, then ELC Santa Barbara is clearly your best choice.

    • Visa Information

      EU and Japanese citizens may travel to the United States for business or pleasure without a visa provided they have a valid passport, a return or onward ticket, and will stay for no more than 90 days.

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  • Individual Intensive English

    ELC provides courses on an one-to-one. The 20-lesson per week Individual Intensive English Program is designed to suit specific needs in terms of course length and content.

  • Academic Preparation

    ELC offers specialized academic preparation courses that will help the students access American Universities and Colleges. These courses offer English Courses to help the students build up their language skills, as ...

  • Academic Semester / Year

    The Academic Semester / Year Program helps students enhance their language skills, while at the same time it provides services for sucessful admission at the University. It is offered to students who want to prepare for their ...

  • University Pathways

    ELC offers the University Pathways Program for students who need to achieve the right level of English for entering an American university. ELC provides the necessary support to the students who are committed ...

  • English Plus

    ELC is proud to offer a new unique program designed to allow students the opportunity to study in the Semi-Intensive English Program in the morning and specialized activities in the afternoon.

  • English Plus Tennis

    The sunny climate of Southern California is ideal for avid tennis players who enjoy having the opportunity to play outdoors daily. The English + Tennis Program at ELC

  • English Plus Hollywood

    Students who are fascinated by the Hollywood, won’t want to miss this chance for getting the inside story. ELC Los AngelesEEnglish + Hollywood Course provides unique opportunities for those interested in the television and movie making industries to have

  • English Plus Music

    The English Plus Music Program offered at ELC Boston gives students the unique chance to study English and music at Boston’s finest language and music schools.

  • English Plus Dance

    Designed for students at all levels of interest and ability, ELC Boston’s English + Dance program offers the perfect opportunity to learn, improve, and practice dance skills while improving their language skills.

  • English Plus Surfing

    The English + Surfing Program at ELC Santa Barbara provides students the unique chance to improve their English and learn the amazing sport of surfing in California.

  • Summer Adult Courses

    During the months of July and August, ELC students have a unique opportunity to live among American college students, on campus, at one of the worlds most famous universities

    • UCLA - Los Angeles

      ELC summer campus students attend their classes on the UCLA campus, located just a few blocks from the ELC Los Angeles center.

    • Wheelock College - Boston

      Offered during the summer months of July and August, the ELC Summer Campus English Program at Suffolk University gives students the opportunity to live on a American university campus in the heart of downtown Boston while they study English with ELC.

  • Wheelock College - Boston

    Located in the heart of Boston, our new residential junior program in Boston offers students the opportunity to live and study at prestigious Suffolk University.

  • Business Courses

    ELC Boston is pleased to offer a variety of Executive English Programs for business professionals.

  • Group 5 Intensive English

    This 2-week course is offered at ELC Boston. The course provides 35 lessons per week of business English for professionals with at least an intermediate level of English.

  • Group 5 Semi-Intensive English

    This 2-week English course is offered at ELC Boston. The course provides 20 lessons per week of business English for professionals with at least an intermediate level of English.

  • Group 5 Combination English

    This 35-lesson program is offered at ELC Boston. Students enrolled in this program benefit from taking both small group executive instruction and individual lessons.

  • Individual Business English

    Offered at all ELC locations, this program includes 35 lessons per week of individual, one-to-one, instruction.