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English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles

Address: 10850 Wilshire Blvd # 210, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles

  • Year of foundation: 1978
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Age: From 11 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Small educational groups
  • Educational programs:
    • Basic English courses (intensive, semi-intensive, individual, combined);
    • Exam preparation courses;
    • Academic programs;
    • Business English courses;
    • English + programs;
    • 50+ program;
    • Summer campus adult camp;
    • Summer camp for children;
    • Winter camp for children.
  • Accommodation:
    • Host family;
    • Apartments;
    • Student hostel.

English Language Center Los Angeles is one of the best centers for learning English in the USA: it has been operating since 1978 and accepts students from all over the world. At the moment, the center offers a variety of courses:

  • Basic English courses (intensive, semi-intensive, individual, combined);
  • Exam Preparation Courses;
  • Academic programs;
  • Business English courses;
  • Programs English +;
  • 50+ program;
  • Summer campus camp for adults;
  • Summer and winter camp for children.

Each course of the school is carefully designed and taught exclusively by highly qualified specialists. During the training the teachers apply different methods and look for an individual approach to each student. All specialists of the school have academic degrees.

The English Language Center is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Institutions for Continuing Education and Advanced Studies (ACCET) and is a member of prestigious organizations such as:

  • International Association of Language Schools (IALC);
  • American Association of Intensive English Language Programs (English USA);
  • Association of International Teachers (NAFSA).

The building of the center is located in the fashionable Los Angeles Westwood Village, located near Beverly Hills and Hollywood and just four miles from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. Some classes take place on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Being here, international students of the center have unlimited possibilities for organizing a variety of leisure activities. Thousands of companies, world-famous museums, the best educational institutions of the country and the world are concentrated in the city. A huge number of people of different cultures and nationalities mix in the city into one "pot" and enrich the spiritual world of each other. The city traditionally has a large percentage of people in the creative professions. All this combined with the incredible beauty of nature makes Los Angeles an ideal place for study and living.

After attending the English Language Center Los Angeles, you will not only improve your level of English, but will also be one step closer to your cherished goal!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 490 $ / week

Quick overview:

  • Age: From 16 years old;
  • Dates: all year round, classes start every Monday;
  • Duration: from 1 week;
  • Small educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12); on an individual course - 1 person;
  • Level: from beginner;
  • Duration of the lesson is 50 minutes.

General English courses in the ELC center are offered all year round for international students with any level of knowledge. Courses are divided into several types:

  • Intensive English Courses = 30 lessons per week;
  • Semi-intensive course + (Semi-Intensive + Course) = 24 lessons per week;
  • Semi-Intensive Course = 20 lessons per week;
  • Incomplete course (part-time course), (Part-time Course) = 10 lessons per week;
  • Combination Course = 20 lessons per group and 10 individual lessons per week;
  • Individual Intensive Course = 20 individual lessons per week.

The training program is built around the main sections of the language:

  • Grammar;
  • Speaking;
  • Listening;
  • Written speech;
  • Reading;
  • Pronunciation.

The school's specialists have carefully developed teaching methods, which have been successfully applied in practice for many years. Each teacher of the center follows strict methods:

  • Encourages students to speak English, listen and understand English, spoken by native speakers;
  • Teaches students the rules of using grammar through communicative methods of teaching;
  • Teaches special techniques for improving pronunciation;
  • Provides more vocabulary through reading;
  • Accustoms to use English in all types of writing;
  • Helps to practice the language in areas of special interest to them.

In addition to basic classes on all types of courses (except for the "Incomplete course"), international student chooses an optional discipline. As an elective for the course "Individual Intensive Course":

  • Business English;
  • English in Law;
  • English in Medicine;
  • Reducing the emphasis;
  • Reporting skills and essays.

For other courses:

  • American culture;
  • Cinema and Media;
  • American Slang;
  • Reducing the emphasis;
  • Business English;
  • Writing.

During the passage of any of the courses, students immerse themselves in the world of the English-speaking environment and adapt to the educational system, culture and lifestyle in the United States.

 

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16+
from 1 960 $ / 4 weeks

Brief information:

  • Age: From 16 years old;
  • Dates: winter session - from 9 January to 3 March (9 full weeks), summer session - from 12 June to 18 August (4, 6 or 10 weeks to choose from);
  • Duration: 4.6, 9 or 10 weeks;
  • Small educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: starting from Intermediate.

The program includes training in two areas (respectively with the level of the language):

  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE);
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

Classes in both areas include 30 English lessons per week for 50 minutes each. All students before enrollment pass a test to identify the level of knowledge, as well as another test during the first week of training. The methods of the center are specially designed in such a way as to give sufficient attention to each student and the development of skills. Teachers of the center in detail disassemble all sections of the exam, focusing on problematic and difficult tasks. After completing the course, students take exams.

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16+
from 4 275 $ / 9 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Age: From 16 years old;
  • Dates: winter session - from 9 January to 3 March (9 full weeks), summer session - from 12 June to 18 August (4, 6 or 10 weeks to choose from);
  • Duration: 4.6, 9 or 10 weeks;
  • Small educational groups: 9-10 students;
  • Language Level: from Intermediate.

The program includes training in two areas (respectively with the level of the language):

  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE);
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

Classes in both areas include 30 English lessons per week for 50 minutes each. International students before enrollment pass a test to identify the level of knowledge, as well as another test during the first week of training. The methods of the center are specially designed in such a way as to give sufficient attention to each student and the development of his skills. Teachers of the center in detail disassemble all sections of the exam, focusing on problematic and difficult tasks. After completing the course, students take exams.

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16+
from 1 960 $ / 4 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Dates: from 2 to 27 January, from 9 October to 3 November, from 6 November to 1 December, from 4 December to 29 December;
  • Duration: from 4 weeks;
  • Small educational groups: 9-10;
  • Level: from Intermediate.

About the educational program: The program includes 20 lessons in the basic English course and 10 lessons on IELTS topics per week. All international students before the enrollment pass a test to determine the level of knowledge. The teachers of the center thoroughly analyze the sections of the test with the students. At the end of the course, students take exams.

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16+
from 1 960 $ / week

Brief information:

  • Age: From 16 years old;
  • Dates: from June 19 to July 14, from July 17 to August 11, from August 14 to September 8, from September 11 to October 6;
  • Duration of the program: from 4 weeks;
  • Small educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: from Intermediate.

About the educational course: The program includes 20 lessons in basic English and 10 lessons in TOEFL subjects per week. All students before the enrollment pass a test to determine the level of knowledge. The teachers of the center thoroughly analyze the sections of the test with the students. At the end of the course, students take exams.

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Dates of the educational program: year-round, start every Monday;
  • Duration of the courser: 12- 48 weeks;
  • Small educational groups: not more than 10 students;
  • Level: from the beginner.

About the educational course: The program of the course implies a full study of the English language during the year or semester with other foreign students. Academic Year and Academic Semester students choose either an intensive course with 30 lessons per week or a semi-intensive course with 24 lessons per week and can include in their program preparation for the TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams. Students who need additional classes can add individual lessons to the training program.

If the student needs classes to prepare for the exams in English, their cost is calculated individually. For all questions related to the addition of exam / cost preparation classes, please contact our specialists.

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Dates of the educational course: year-round;
  • Duration: from 12 weeks;
  • Educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: from the initial.

About the educational program: The program provides for the study of English and preparation for admission to US colleges and universities that are program partners (for undergraduate or graduate programs). The start date depends on the desired length of study and the start date of the semester at the chosen university. The minimum duration of a program is determined by the level of the English language. Students with a low level of language first raise the level, and only then begin consultations with their mentor on the issues of future admission. The partners of the program are 43 educational institutions, including:

  • Cambridge College;
  • Los Angeles City College;
  • Los Angeles Film School;
  • Los Angeles Southwest College;
  • Los Angeles Community College District;
  • New York Film Academy.

Students take an intensive course program with 30 lessons per week, or a semi-intensive course with 24 lessons per week, and can include in their program preparation for the TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams. Students meet regularly with their academic mentor, who gives all the necessary information on admission to the chosen institution. Upon successful completion of the program, the student significantly increases the level of the language and enters the bachelor's or master's program.

If the student needs classes to prepare for the exams in English their cost is calculated individually. For all questions related to the addition of exam / cost preparation classes, please contact our specialists.

Annual
25+
from 2 975 $ / week

Brief information:

  • Age: From 25 years old;
  • Dates: year-round, start every Monday;
  • Duration: from 1 week;
  • Individual sessions;
  • Level: from the beginner.

The program includes 35 individual English classes per week in 1-by-1 format (50 minutes each session). Classes are held under the Business English program. The teacher learns the main objectives of the course and makes an individual program of classes, taking into account the tasks and professional or academic needs of a particular student. Individual classes help to effectively raise the level of the language in a short time.

Annual
18+
from 1 110 $ / 2 weeks

About the educational program:

  • Age: from 18 years old;
  • Dates: year-round, start every Monday;
  • Duration of the program: 2 weeks;
  • Educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: from the initial.

English language programs include an English course and activities in one of the selected areas. The following directions are available for selection:

  • Surfing;
  • Hollywood (film art);
  • Tennis;
  • Photo art;
  • Yoga.

International students are engaged in a semi-intensive English course (20 English lessons per week for 50 minutes each). After lunch and during the weekend students attend various events in the chosen direction. On the directions of surfing, tennis and yoga there is an opportunity to extend the course for 1 week.

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50+
from 1 630 $ / 2 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 50 years old;
  • Dates: from 10 to 21 April;
  • Duration: 2 weeks;
  • Educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: from the beginner.

About the educational program: A unique center program for those who are over 50 years old. International students are grouped according to the level of English. Educational intensity is 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday (each lesson for 50 minutes). Classes are focused on grammar and communication skills. Students are engaged in basic English courses using the most modern methods and training programs. 50+ students have both general classes with other students of the center, as well as individual day classes. At leisure, students attend entertainment events, on weekends - excursions.

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14-17
from 2 925 $ / 2 weeks

About the educational program:

  • Age: from 14 to 17 years old;
  • Periods of the educational program: from January 7 to February 4;
  • Duration: minimum 2 weeks;
  • Level: from the beginner.

About the educational program: The winter school program for children involves a semi-intensive English course and extra-curricular activities. International children are accommodated in host families. On weekdays students receive 4 lessons per day, only 20 lessons per week (lesson lasts 50 minutes). After lunch, students are engaged in various extracurricular activities organized by the center. On Saturday, children spend a full day with the foster family, communicating and visiting with them stores and other places. On Sunday, the whole day is busy with various excursions under the guidance of the staff of the center.

During the winter school students not only increase their level of knowledge, but also completely immerse in the English-speaking environment and adapt to the culture and lifestyle in the United States.

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11-17
from 3 825 $ / 2 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 11 to 17 years old;
  • Periods of the educational program: from June 24 to August 12;
  • Duration: minimum 2 weeks;
  • Level: from the beginner.

The Summer School for Children program is based on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and gives students a unique opportunity to live and learn English in an English-speaking environment on the campus of the world famous university. Children and adolescents are grouped in two age groups - 11-13 years and 14-17 years, and also in groups according to the level of language proficiency. Students are accommodated in the university hostel.

The program of the summer camp is specially designed in such a way as to combine the lessons of the English and active extracurricular program. On weekdays (Monday to Friday), a half-day student is engaged in English - they are taught one 80-minute and two 60-minute classes. The other half of the day, children devote extra-curricular activities, choosing one of the available programs:

  • a classical program;
  • a program to familiarize themselves with the University of California;
  • a special program at the University of California (in this case, film production training).

On weekends students attend various excursions.

Contact the specialists to determine the cost of the program.

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11-17
from 3 825 $ / 2 weeks

About the educational course:

  • Age: from 17 years old;
  • Dates: July - August;
  • Duration:from 1 week;
  • Educational groups: 9-10 (maximum 12);
  • Level: starting from Intermediate.

Educational program begins every Monday of all weeks of July and August. Students are engaged in the program of one of the courses to choose from:

  • General English Courses;
  • TOEFL Preparation Course (this course is taught in the main campus of the center);
  • English Plus Programs.

Program intensity: 20, 24 or 30 lessons (lesson for 50 minutes). Students are accommodated on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Students of the center use all the possibilities of the university campus on a par with his students. This gives them an excellent opportunity to adapt to the lifestyle of the university and the American education system.

Contact the specialists to determine the cost of the program.

Accommodation, housing and food

English Language Center (ELC) Los Angeles offers its students a choice of 4 accommodation options: host family, apartments, student hostel or individual accommodation. Characteristics of accommodation:

  • Host family:
    • Available: year-round;
    • Age: from 18 years old;
    • Apartments of host families are located near the educational center (30-60 minutes by public transport);
    • Arrival on Saturday before the start of the course, departure on Saturday after the end of the course;
    • Separate room;
    • Shared Bathroom;
    • High speed internet;
    • 2 types of food: only breakfast or breakfast and dinner (to choose from).
  • Apartments (The Los Angeles apartments):
    • Available: year-round;
    • Age: from 16 years old;
    • The apartments are located on Ashton Avenue near the educational center (5 minutes on foot);
    • Arrival on Saturday before the start of the course, departure on Saturday after the end of the course;
    • Single or double occupancy;
    • Shared Bathroom;
    • Shared kitchen;
    • Laundry;
    • Pool;
    • Round-the-clock security;
    • High speed internet.
  • Student hostel:
    • Located on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA);
    • Available from June 24th to August 19th;
    • Age: from 17 years old;
    • Arrival on Saturday before the start of the course, departure on Saturday after the end of the course;
    • Single or double occupancy;
    • Fully equipped rooms;
    • Daily cleaning of premises;
    • Laundries on each floor;
    • Shared Bathroom;
    • 2 types of food: only breakfast or breakfast and dinner (optional);
    • 10 minutes walk to the center's auditoriums located on campus of the university;
    • 7 minutes by bus to the main building of the center in Westwood (Westwood Village);
    • Recreation rooms, student center;
    • Fitness Centre;
    • 24-hour security and reception;
    • High speed internet.

If desired, students can choose an individual type of accommodation - for example, a hotel or apartment. For consultation on all issues of individual accommodation, please contact our specialists.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 50+ Program, Academic Programs, Academic Year and Semester, Adult Summer Campus Program, business English, Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses, Combination English Courses, English for Executives, ENGLISH PLUS FILMMAKING, ENGLISH PLUS HOLLYWOOD, ENGLISH PLUS PHOTOGRAPHY, English Plus Programs, ENGLISH PLUS SURFING, ENGLISH PLUS TENNIS, General English Courses, IELTS preparation, Individual Executive English, Individual Intensive English Course, Intensive English Course, Part-time English Course, preparation for CAE, preparation for FCE, Preparation for TOEFL, Semi-Intensive English Course, Semi-Intensive English Plus Course, Summer Campus Program at UCLA, Summer Junior English Program at UCLA, Summer Junior Programs, TEFL Certificate Course for Non-Native Speakers, TOEFL Preparation Course, University Pathways Program, Winter Junior Program

Events English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles

During the training each student can find himself a huge number of classes at any taste. Los Angeles provides unlimited opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Students attend:

  • Beaches;
  • Clubs;
  • Restaurants;
  • Sporting events;
  • Musical concerts, performances;
  • Museums;
  • Theatrical productions;
  • Sightseeing tours on the history and sights of the city;
  • Sightseeing trips to the cities of Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas;
  • Excursions to Universal Studios and Disneyland;
  • Shopping tours.

Students are also actively involved in various sports. Of particular interest, of course, is surfing and other types of water sports:

  • Swimming;
  • Surfing;
  • Sunbathing;
  • Golf;
  • Boating;
  • Tennis;
  • Baseball;
  • Football;
  • Basketball.

For some courses, the center has an exclusive program of events.

Programs "English +" depending on the type provide:

  • Surfing. Active surfing with experienced coaches;
  • Hollywood. Visiting Hollywood with excursions, participation in master classes and meetings with specialists;
  • Tennis. Individual lessons with experienced trainers;
  • Photo art. Learning the art of digital photography;
  • Yoga. Unlimited number of group yoga classes, consultations with masters of yoga.

"50+ program" includes:

  • Workdays activities:
    • Santa Monica - beach, pier, embankment;
    • Hollywood;
    • Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive;
    • Farmers' Market;
    • Drive to Santa Barbara.
  • Weekend tours:
    • Visiting the historic Santa Barbara
    • Shopping in Camarillo stores.

Summer camp for children:

  • Activities from the University of California (UCLA) (to choose from one of the programs):
    • The classical program: It consists of a combination of cultural, sporting, excursion activities and shopping tours;
    • University Readiness Program: College Preparation Workshop, University Campus Tours, and Academic Skills Seminars;
    • Special program: Film Explorer - participation in film production with writing, acting, directing and editing, as well as creating your own film.
  • Evening activities:
    • Baseball;
    • Dance party;
    • Bowling;
    • Talent show;
    • Sport activities;
    • Night of the cinema;
    • Shopping.
  • Excursions on weekends:
    • Beach party;
    • Disneyland;
    • Universal Studio;
    • Amusement park;
    • Drive to Santa Barbara.

Winter camp for children:

  • After-dinner activities:
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame;
    • Farmers' Market;
    • Santa Monica Beach;
    • Table tennis;
    • Venice Beach;
    • Pizza and movies;
    • Bowling.
  • Evening activities and Saturday:
    • Participation in the life of the host family.
  • Excursions on weekends:
    • Disneyland;
    • Universal Studio;
    • Amusement park;
    • Drive to Santa Barbara.

Advantages

  • Wide range of training programs;
  • Exceptionally highly qualified staff;
  • Carefully designed training programs;
  • Unique methods of education;
  • The Center is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Institutions for Continuing Education and Advanced Studies (ACCET);
  • Equipping the center to the highest standards;
  • Los Angeles is one of the best cities in the world.

Equipment English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles

The complex of the center "Westwood Village" is equipped in the best way. On the territory of the complex are:

  • 24 educational classrooms;
  • Lounges;
  • Tutoring hall;
  • Computer classes;
  • Student hall;
  • Cafe;
  • High-speed internet.

All the center's auditoriums are spacious and bright, with fully equipped workplaces. Students can always take a break from classes and stroll along the nearby park and surrounding area.

The Center also uses the campus premises of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Here students can live in a hostel (in summer) and also enjoy all the facilities:

  • The audience;
  • Library;
  • Computer centers;
  • Fitness centers;
  • Cafe, dining room;
  • Sports grounds;
  • Hostel.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Courses are held all year round. To clarify the dates / availability of the course you are interested in, contact our specialists.

Adult Summer Campus Program: contact our specialists to determine the cost of the programs.

Please note that there are some additional fees not included in tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Consular fee of the Embassy;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Custody and registration at the agency;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge.

Extra fees:

  • Application fee 175 USD
  • Transfer (return) 335 USD
  • Study materials 50 USD
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Application form;
  • English Language Test;
  • The level of English to participate in most courses: any, from the initial;
  • The English language level for the exam preparation programs and the campus summer campus program for adults: from Intermediate.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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