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Language School CEL in Los Angeles

Address: 4300, 320 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
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Description Language School CEL in Los Angeles

The language school College of English Language (CEL) was founded in 1981 in Southern California and today offers high-quality English language courses, as well as TOEFL and Cambridge exam preparation courses for Russian and foreign students.

C EL conducts education on the basis of three campuses located in popular, vibrant US cities: San Diego, Pacific Beach, Los Angeles. Studying here provides an opportunity to get acquainted with American culture, students from other countries, to develop communication skills in international communities.

College management invites leading teachers to work, organizes classes for small classes (maximum filling is 12 students), creates an enriching academic environment. The schedule is determined by the specifics of the program, the course. It usually includes academic classes, self-study. Electives provided for the schedule, students attend at will.

The school is accredited by the prestigious Commission for Accreditation of English (CEA), recognized by the American Exchange Student Program (SEVIS), and also recognized as a member of the Association of Language Tourism Organizations (ALTO).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Language School CEL in Los Angeles

Program name
from 320 $ / week

General English / General English course - 16+ from $ 300 / week.

The curriculum of general language courses is designed to help students improve academic English, gain confidence in communication, read fluency, and develop skills in writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary. The teachers guarantee a well-constructed system, an individual approach, and work with the best author's methods. They have experience in teaching international students and are ready to help them make substantial progress in the field of academic English. They select the content of the programs, which allows them to improve their general skills and work on deepening the strengths of students' knowledge.

Studying a language in a college provides more than just working with textbooks: students turn to various sources — books, newspapers, magazines, video, audio, and Internet content. This allows them to get acquainted with the current state of the language.

Courses include education at all levels - from elementary to advanced, covering all aspects of the language: grammar, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation.

CEL level

CEFR based levels

Basic A


Basic B


Intermediate A


Intermediate B

AT 2

Advanced a


Advanced b


The course includes 6 levels of learning English, as well as preparation courses for exams TOEFL, Cambridge throughout the year.


Minimum class occupancy

Maximum class occupancy

The need for an F1 certificate

Intensive (20 hours / week)




Intensive Plus (24 hours / week / )




Super Intensive (30 hours / week)





Academic year - 16+ from $ 280 / week.

    • Intensive plus
    • Super intensive.
from 370 $ / week

Exam preparation TOEFL / Preparation for the test TOEFL - 16+ from $ 300 / week.

TOEFL is one of the most popular English proficiency tests: it is accepted by more than 9,000 universities, colleges and agencies in 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This standardized test measures English proficiency with non-native speakers who want to live, study, work abroad.

The TOEFL preparation course allows students to focus exclusively on exam preparation. Experienced teachers provide students with test passing strategies, practical tests, and skills necessary for successfully passing test assignments. The minimum level of language proficiency at admission is C1.

In addition to mastering the basic skills of the test, students receive a solid knowledge base to improve their scores. Small classes (6–12 students) guarantee individual learning, and a dynamic atmosphere helps to improve language skills.

All teachers have high qualifications, experience in preparing for the TOEFL, use various methods and tools, master the exam strategies, improve academic English skills required for passing tests.

from 75 $ / lesson

Individual lessons

The college offers classes for students who are looking for individual education with a top teacher. The teaching methods are personalized and correspond to the level of educationof each student, the objectives of the course. The schedule of classes is built in accordance with the schedule of the student: classes can be scheduled in the afternoon, in the evening.

Courses help to learn spoken, business, general English.

English + surfing

The college has developed a unique English course in parallel with the development of surfing skills. Southern California offers some of the best places for this sport in the United States.

Students can pre-book 4 surf lessons / weekly for beginners who continue to study. Surfing lessons are held after the language classes of the prestigious surfing academy, located on the local beach within walking distance, by bus from the school. Students learn to communicate with professionals while simultaneously training local surfer slang.

Students work in small groups, which provides them with the most personalized approach, convenient schedule.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school provides a wide range of housing options:

  • Host family
  • Separate flat
  • Shared housing with other students.

The school chooses suitable housing for students, based on three principles - cleanliness, comfort, convenience.

  • Cost of living - from $ 270 / week.

Events Language School CEL in Los Angeles

The learning process is based on a combination of educational and extracurricular activities. The activities allow students to explore the city, practice English language skills outside the classroom, and make new friends from other countries. Events are scheduled for the whole week, and excursions - for the weekend. Sample list:

  • Excursions (Las Vegas, Grand Canyon)
  • Kayaking in La Jolla
  • Surf lessons
  • Trips (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood)
  • Excursion to the studio Universal.


  • College with the study of English guarantees for Russian, foreign students the best quality techniques and a variety of forms of education. In order to properly comply with these standards, educational services are regularly evaluated for compliance with SEVIS accreditation requirements.
  • The school offers quality English language courses with local certified teachers. Academic programs include the use of interactive teaching methods that increase the potential of students.
  • Education on the basis of three campuses located in the beautiful, tourist-developed areas of Southern California. Studying English, students go in for sports, shopping, art, beach rest, surfing, attend nightclubs and parties, local restaurants with sea food, see local sights.
  • Student services, admissions and housing committees are always available and help to resolve emerging issues.
  • Intercultural education with students from all over the world.

Equipment Language School CEL in Los Angeles

Modern classrooms are equipped with the latest technology: Smart TV, sound systems for easy audio-visual learning, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning. Open access to several computers for personal use or for self-study, recreation areas, kitchen.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Classes start: every Monday.

The lesson lasts 45 minutes.

  • General English / General English course - 16+ from $ 300 / week.
  • Academic year - 16+ from $ 280 / week.
  • Exam preparation TOEFL / Preparation for the test TOEFL - 16+ from $ 300 / week.
  • Exam preparation Cambridge / Cambridge Language Preparation FCE, CAE– 16+ from $ 3300/10 weeks.
  • Individual lessons - ask managers for information.
  • English + surfing - specify information from managers.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 USD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 100 USD
  • Study materials 10 USD
  • Transfer (one way) 125 USD
  • Medical insurance 3 USD

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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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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