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English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara

Address: 1100 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara

  • Year of foundation: 1978
  • Location: Santa Barbara, USA
  • Age: from 14 years (in the program "Summer campus-camp for children" participants from 11 years)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Educational groups: 9-10 (standard group), 3-5 (mini-group), 1 (individual lessons)
  • Programs:
    • Basic English courses (intensive, semi-intensive, individual, combined);
    • Exam preparation courses;
    • Academic programs;
    • Business English courses;
    • English + programs;
    • 50+ program;
    • Summer campus for adults;
    • Summer campus camp for children;
    • Winter camp for children.
  • Accommodation:
    • Host family;
    • Residence;
    • Apartments;
    • Individual accommodation.

English Language Center Santa Barbara is a world-renowned and recognized center where you can easily and quickly improve your level of English. During the decades of the center's existence, many thousands of students were trained in its walls, and none of them remained dissatisfied. Unique, developed by the teachers training courses allow you to work effectively with the most diverse students from all over the world.

The choice of the center's programs is quite extensive, and allows you to meet the needs of any student. Training in the center is possible throughout the year, but on a special program (such as "English 50+") a time frame is established. International students are trained on the basis of the center's own campus or with the involvement of the resources of universities and colleges-partners, for example, on academic programs. Also, at summer students camp every student have a unique opportunity to spend a few weeks on the campus of the selected university, getting to know its functioning.

Santa Barbara is a beautiful resort town with a warm and mild climate, stunningly beautiful nature and sandy beaches. Students who study here have an excellent opportunity to combine English lessons with a full vacation. Those who choose to study English Language Center Santa Barbara, will never regret their choice!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara

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

Quick overview:

  • Educational period: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from beginner.

Classes start every Monday. Training lasts at least 1 week, the upper limit is unlimited. Classes are held either in groups (9-10 people, maximum 12), or individually.

Courses are divided into several types according to the number of classes:

  • Intensive English Courses = 30 lessons per week;
  • Semi-Intensive + Course = 24 lessons per week;
  • Semi-Intensive Course = 20 lessons per week;
  • Incomplete 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 educational program is built around the main sections of the language:

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

In addition to basic classes on all types of courses (except part-time courses), international student has the opportunity to study in optional subjects (each student chooses one elective).

List of electives:

  • Individualized Intensive Course:
    • Business English;
    • English in Law;
    • English in Medicine;
    • Correct pronunciation;
    • Reporting skills and essays.
  • For all other courses:
  • American culture;
  • Cinema and Media;
  • American Slang;
  • Reducing the emphasis;
  • Business English;
  • Writing.

During the training at the center, students immerse themselves in the world of the English-speaking environment and adapt to the educational system, culture and lifestyle in the United States.

 

Annual
16+
from 4 275 $ / 9 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Periods of the program: All year round except January and February;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from Intermediate.

The program includes preparation for passing one of the two certificates (according to the level of language proficiency):

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

Students receive 30 English lessons per week (50 minutes each). All students before enrollment pass a test to determine the level of knowledge, for a more accurate determination of their level. Teachers of the center thoroughly analyze with students all sections of the exam, focusing on problematic and difficult tasks. After completing the course, students take exams.

Annual
16+
from 4 275 $ / 9 weeks

Brief information:

  • Periods of the educational program: All year round except January and February;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from Intermediate.

About the educational program: The program includes preparation for passing Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). International students receive 30 English lessons per week (50 minutes each). All students before enrollment pass a test to determine the level of knowledge, for a more accurate determination of their level. Teachers of the center thoroughly analyze with the students all sections of the exam, focusing on problematic and difficult tasks. After completing the course, students take exams.

Quick overview:

  • Periods of the course: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from beginner.

Foreign students have the opportunity to thoroughly tighten their level of language by engaging in this program. The program is supported by educational institutions-partners of the center (43 colleges and universities). The course "Academic Semester" lasts 12, 16 or 20 weeks.

Students choose to organize an intensive course (30 lessons per week) or a semi-intensive course (24 lessons per week). Students who need individual lessons can add them to their training program.

If international student needs individual lessons, their cost will not be included in the basic cost of the course. For all questions related to adding individual classes / costs please contact our specialists.

Annual
16+
from 490 $ / week

About the educational program:

  • Dates of the program: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from beginner.

The program is specially designed for those who want to not only tighten their language level, but also prepares to enter the US higher educational institutions. During the training, international students receive active consultations about the admission to the Bachelor's or Master's programs of partner institutions of the center (43 institutions).

The start date depends on the desired length of study and the start date of the semester at the chosen university. Students with a low level of language are first actively engaged in language to raise the level.

Students are engaged in an intensive or semi-intensive course. Students meet regularly with their academic mentor, who gives the student regular advice on admission to the chosen school. Upon successful completion of the program, the student significantly increases the level of the language and enters the bachelor's or master's program.

Annual
25+
from 2 975 $ / week

Quick overview:

  • Dates of the course: all year round;
  • Age: from 25 years old;
  • Language level: any.

The program is designed for business executives and senior and middle managers. The teacher focuses on those aspects that are especially necessary for the student. Individual classes help to improve the level of the language efficiently and in a short time.

Annual
16+
from 530 $ / 2 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Periods of the educational program: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: any.

About the educational program: Programs for those who want to combine learning English with an active hobby - Yoga. International students are engaged in a semi-intensive English course. After lunch and during the weekend students attend various events in the chosen direction. If you want, you can extend the course for 1 week.

Quick overview:

  • Dates of the program: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: from beginner.

About the educational program: Program for those who want to combine learning English with tennis. International students are engaged in a semi-intensive English course. After lunch and during the weekend students attend various events in the chosen direction (Tennis). If you want, you can extend the course for 1 week.

 

Brief information:

  • Available dates of the course: all year round;
  • Age: from 16 years old;
  • Language level: any.

About the educational course: The educational program for those who want to combine learning English with an active hobby -surfing. International students are engaged in a semi-intensive English course. After lunch and during the weekend students attend various events in the chosen direction. If you want, you can extend the course for 1 week.

11.05.2020 -22.05.2020 21.09.2020 -02.10.2020
50+
from 1 630 $ / 2 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Available dates of the program: September 25 to October 6;
  • Age: from 50 years old;
  • Language level: from beginner.

About the educational course: A unique program of the center for those who are over 50 years old, those who can communicate in English or just begin studying it. International students are grouped according to the level of knowledge of the English language, the classes are especially focused on grammar and communication skills.

Students are engaged in programs of 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. In their spare time students attend entertaining activities, on weekends - excursions.

Annual
14-17
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managers

Quick overview:

  • Dates of the educational program: from January 6 to February 10;
  • Age: 14-17 years old;
  • Language level: any.

International students during the winter school are accommodated in host families and lead an active lifestyle, not only with language lessons, but also with various extracurricular activities. The program lasts a minimum of 2 weeks, students are engaged in a semi-intensive English course.

Every day after classes, students are engaged in various extracurricular activities organized by the center. On Saturday, the children spend the whole day with the host family, following schedule of the day. Sunday is devoted to various excursions of your choice.

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.

27.06.2020 -01.08.2020
11-17
from 2 845 $ / 2 weeks

Brief information:

  • Available period of the educational course: from July 1 to August 5;
  • Age groups: 11-13 years and 14-17 years;
  • Language level: from beginner.

About the educational program: During the summer holidays, foreign children and adolescents have an excellent opportunity to participate in the Summer camp program. Students who choose this program, settle in the campuses of the selected university, learn English in an English-speaking environment and get acquainted with the university.

Summer camp programs are specially designed in such a way as to combine English lessons and an active extracurricular program. On weekdays (from Monday to Friday), students spend half a day learning English. The other half of the day, children devote extra-curricular activities, choosing one of the available programs:

  • Classical program;
  • Program for acquaintance with the university;
  • Special program.

On weekends students attend various excursions.

 

27.06.2020 -01.08.2020
14-17
from 3 560 $ / 2 weeks

Brief information:

  • Periods of the educational program: from July to August;
  • Age: from 17 years old;
  • Language level: from Intermediate.

The program is conducted jointly with the University of California in Santa Barbara. Classes in groups begin every Monday of all weeks of July and August. Students are engaged in the program of one of the courses to choose from:

  • Basic English Courses;
  • TOEFL Preparation Programs;
  • IELTS Preparation Programs;
  • English language programs.

A week is taught 20, 24 or 30 lessons (lesson for 50 minutes). Students of the center use all the possibilities of the university campus on a par system. This gives them an excellent opportunity to adapt to the lifestyle of the university and the American education system.

Cost of the program: contact the specialists to determine the cost of the program.

Accommodation, housing and food

While studying at the English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara, students are offered 4 different accommodation options:

  • Host family;
  • Residence Santa Barbara;
  • La Brezza Apartment;
  • accommodation on an individual basis.

Characteristics of accommodation:

  • Host family:
    • Accommodation: all year round;
    • Age: from 16 years old;
    • Cozy and friendly home atmosphere;
    • Immersion in the life of English-speaking society;
    • 40-60 minutes to the center by public transport;
    • Separate room;
    • Shared Bathroom;
    • You can order additional amenities (for example, a private bathroom);
    • High speed internet.
    • 2 types of food: breakfast or breakfast and dinner.
  • The Santa Barbara Residence:
    • Accommodation: all year round;
    • Age: from 18 years old;
    • A real student atmosphere;
    • 20 minutes by public transport to the building of the center;
    • Single or double occupancy;
    • Private bathroom;
    • Kitchen;
    • Meals: breakfast only or breakfast and dinner;
    • High speed internet;
    • Different options are available.
  • Apartments La Brezza:
    • Accommodation is available all year round;
    • Age: from 18 years old;
    • 10-15 minutes by public transport to the building of the center;
    • Double room;
    • Possible single placement;
    • Shared Bathroom;
    • Fully equipped rooms;
    • Living room, kitchen;
    • Canteen;
    • Laundry;
    • Pool;
    • High speed internet.

Students and their parents / representatives, if desired, can choose to stay any other option available in the city - hotel / apartments / guest houses. For all questions of this type of 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 Programs, ENGLISH PLUS SURFING, ENGLISH PLUS TENNIS, ENGLISH PLUS YOGA, English Test Preparation Courses, General English Courses, IELTS Test Preparation, Individual Executive English, Individual Intensive English Course, Intensive English Course, Part-time English Course, preparation for CAE, preparation for FCE, Semi-Intensive English Course, Semi-Intensive English Plus Course, Summer Campus Program at UCSB, Summer Junior English Program at UCSB, Summer Junior Programs, TOEFL Preparation Course, University Pathways Program, Winter Junior Program

Events English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara

During the training, students in their free time have the opportunity to participate in various recreational activities and relax. Students attend:

  • Santa Barbara Art Museum;
  • Beaches;
  • Galleries;
  • The shops;
  • Cafes and restaurants;
  • Sightseeing in San Francisco;
  • Excursions to San Diego and Los Angeles.

Students are also actively involved in various sports - water, of course, prevail. List of sports activities:

  • Sailing;
  • Surfing;
  • Swimming;
  • Golf;
  • Baseball;
  • Football;
  • Basketball;
  • Tennis.

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

Programs "English +" depending on the type provide:

  • Surfing. Daily surfing with an experienced instructor;
  • Tennis. Tennis lessons, learning the skill of the game;
  • Yoga. Unlimited number of group yoga classes, consultations with masters of yoga.

50+ program:

  • Santa Barbara Art Museum;
  • Shopping in Paseo Nuevo;
  • Botanical Garden;
  • Cafes and Restaurants;
  • Cruise on the boat;
  • Excursion trip to Los Angeles.

Summer campus for children at the University of California in Santa Barbara (Summer Junior Program UCSB Campus):

1. Activities from the University of California in Santa Barbara (to choose one of the programs):

  • Classical program: Consists of a combination of cultural, sporting, sightseeing and shopping tours;
  • Active surfing program: intensive surfing every day;
  • Tourist program: hiking in the mountains and outskirts of Santa Barbara.

2. Evening activities (identical for both programs):

  • Baseball;
  • Dance party;
  • Bowling;
  • Talent show;
  • Sport activities;
  • Night of the cinema;
  • Shopping.

3. Excursions on weekends:

  • Universal Studio;
  • Disneyland;
  • Beach party;
  • Amusement park.

4. Winter camp for children:

  • Zoo of Santa Barbara;
  • Beach;
  • Historical Museum;
  • Beach volleyball;
  • The Art Museum of Santa Barbara;
  • Disneyland;
  • Universal studio.

Advantages

  • Professional teaching staff;
  • Various English courses for any purpose;
  • Individual approach to each student;
  • Many ten-year history of the successful operation of the center;
  • The ability to combine study with a hobby;
  • Possibility to study on a flexible schedule;
  • A unique program for older people;
  • The center is equipped according to the highest standards;
  • Santa Barbara is a unique resort town with a warm climate and a cheerful lifestyle.

Equipment English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara

The building of the center in Santa Barbara is located near the courthouse and the state street (the main street of the city). There are a lot of shops, cafes, restaurants around the campus, and the way to the beach takes 10 minutes. In the building of the center are:

  • 13 educational classrooms;
  • Tutoring hall;
  • Student hall;
  • Cabinet administration.

The center's auditoriums are spacious and bright, each has air conditioning. The working areas are equipped with comfortable furniture, students work on iMac computers. There are projectors and other presentation equipment. High-speed internet works in the entire building. Students can always count on the help of staff in a particular issue.

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.

If international 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.

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

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

Extra fees:

  • Application fee 175 USD
  • Study materials 95 USD
  • Visa fees
  • Transfer (return)
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Pocket money

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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