Los Angeles - Santa Monica

English school in Santa Monica, Los Angeles

The academic English center in Los Angeles is located in the centre of Santa Monica, just 300 meters from the beach and close to the famous Third Street Promenade. Between one class and another you can relax by strolling along the beach or having a coffee in one of the terraces on Promenade Street, full of people and artists. 
The school is on the top floor of a three-story building and has plenty of light. The classes are very bright with large windows overlooking Wilshire Boulevard. The facilities are new and modern. 

School Facilities 

  • Fully equipped classrooms with natural light and air conditioning 
  • A living room where you can relax and enjoy free daily newspapers 
  • Multimedia tools for language learning
  • A small library with a selection of books, newspapers, magazines and other materials
  • Computer room
  • Free internet access and Wifi

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 23/11/2017
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  • 01/01/2018
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  • 25/12/2018
  • 01/01/2019




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

CEA


Strongest Points

  • 340 days of sun per year, on average 
  • Millions of different entertainment choices
  • Kilometres and kilometres of beaches

Santa Monica

Santa Monica speaks for itself. It is one of the most popular places in LA and offers some of the best beaches in Southern California. 

Conveniently located a few kilometres from Los Angeles, Santa Monica is a beach city with all the culture, events and amenities of an active metropolis. Living in Santa Monica you will enjoy the best of both worlds: the beach town atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle of Santa Monica, in combination with the attractive and world bustle of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States. 
This makes it a perfect place for your holiday and to study in California. 

Useful Information: 

Interests 

  • Santa Monica was incorporated as a city in 1887 
  • Santa Monica has a population of 92,000 inhabitants 
  • It belongs to the "Greater Los Angeles" 
  • Pacific Standard Time (PST) / 9 hours behind Central Europe
  • Climate and average temperature: summer 70F (21C) / Winter 60F (16C) 
  • 340 days of sunshine per year on average 
  • 5.6 km from Malibu to Venice Beach 
  • 13 miles away from Los Angeles 
  • Route 66 and Highway Number One meet here 
  • Baywatch and Pacific Blue were filmed here in Santa Monica 
  • There are over 100km of bike paths 

Things to do in Santa Monica 

One of the unique advantages of Santa Monica is the ability to walk around town without using public transport. 
From school you can easily reach: 

  • The wonderful beaches of the city 
  • Third Street Promenade: ideal for eating outside, full of cafes and street performers 
  • Santa Monica Place: one of the most modern shopping centers in California 
  • Santa Monica Pier (famous because it appears in many films like Forest Gump and Baywatch)
  • The famous Highway 1 that runs through the entire U.S. North to South 
  • Historic Route 66, which starts here in Santa Monica 
  • Santa Monica market where you can find fresh produce and flowers of organic farming in California 
  • Tourist attractions in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Universal Studios and Disneyland are 30-60 minutes by bus. 

Useful Links 

Local Information Website 
Local Tourism Website


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Standard course

This Standard English course is based on the development of learning the language in a way that the students can reach their target. The course covers the most relevant aspects of the language in 20 lessons per week, where they will study grammar, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary, amongst other things. 

 

Morning Class 

Class schedule: from 8:40 to 11:20 

For this course NO VISA required

Perfect for

It is perfect for those who want to combine their language learning with putting it into practice during the free afternoons.

Additional information

Class timetable: from 8:40 to 11:20 For this course, a Visa is NOT required The beginners start every first Monday of the month

Characteristics

  • Course duration maximum of 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  18

Intensive course

This Intensive English course is based on the student to facilitate language learning so that they reach their target. The course covers the most relevant aspects of the language extensively, with 22 lessons per week where they study grammar, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary, amongst others. 

 

hours: 8:40 to 12:20 

For this course NO VISA required

Perfect for

It is perfect for those who want to embrace the language more, and dedicate an afternoon per week digging deeper into their English.

Additional information

Timetable: from 8:40 to 12:20. One day of class from 13:10 to 15:00 For this course, a Visa is NOT required. The beginners start every first Monday of the month.

Characteristics

  • Course duration up to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  24
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  18

Super intensive course

This Super intensive course is based on facilitating language learning in a way that students can reach their target. The course covers several aspects intensely through 30 lessons per week, where they study grammar, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary and much more.

 

Class schedule: of 08:40 to 13:10 to 15:00 12.20 + 

VISA is required

Perfect for

It is perfect for those who want to make the most out of their English course and learn as much as possible.

Additional information

Class timetable: from 8:40 to 12:20 + 13:10 to 15:00 Visa required. The beginners start every first Monday of the month

Characteristics

  • Course duration up to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  18

Preparation for TOEFL/TOEIC

The TOEFL exam is one of the most well known worldwide. It is accepted by more than 9,000 universities, businesses and institutions in more than 130 countries. 

This TOEFL preparation course allows students to focus on preparation for the exam. The classes are given by experienced teachers and provide students with strategies, practice exams and necessary skills to pass the exam. The course mainly focuses on the blocks that make up the exam, in a way that wil make it easier when it comes to taking the exam. 

 

Class Schedule 8:40 a.m. to 12:20 

For this course NO Visa required

Additional information

Class timetable: 8:40am to 12:20. For this course, a Visa is NOT required. Starting dates: every Monday.

Characteristics

  • Course duration maximum of 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  18

Extra-curricular Activities

What to do in Santa Monica  

The school organises a varied plan of activities to socialise and practice your English outside of class. You can check the weekly plan in the student lounge of the school. All activities are organised by a specialised collaborative enterprise. 

The first day, we will provide you with the company contacts so that you can register and take advantage of everything Santa Monica offers. 

Some activities are:

  • Welcome at school 
  • City Walks 
  • Bike Rides 
  • Party Nights 
  • Bowling and Karting 
  • Visit to Universal Studio 
  • Visit to Queen Mary 
  • Visits to Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Palisades Park 
  • Surf Classes 
  • Karaoke 
  • Cinema 
  • And much more
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Accommodation

Residence

We recommend this option for students seeking more independence. The residence is located in a residential neighbourhood in Santa Monica and is located 10 minutes from the beach. This is a comfortable hotel with twin or double rooms (available only for students traveling together); Bathrooms are shared and separated by sex. Each room is fully equipped with television, telephone, microwave and small fridge. 

Bathroom: Shared 
Check in: Saturday from 15:00 
Check Out: Saturday at 11:00 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 0-30 minutes by bike or bus

Check-in: Saturday from 15:00

Check-out: Saturday at 11:00

Deposit fee: Yes with credit card

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Premium apartment

The resort is located in the heart of Santa Monica near the Santa Monica Promenade, the beach, and plenty of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Each apartment has a furnished room fully equipped with TV, CD player, air conditioning and heating. 

Minimum stay: 3 Weeks 

Location: Central
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking 
Check in: Saturday from 12:00 
Check Out: Saturday before 11:00 

Number of people who share the kitchen: 1 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: single and double (only for people that travel together)

School distance: 10 minute walk

Check-in: Saturday from 12:00

Check-out: Saturday before 11:00

Deposit fee: Yes ($300) with credit card

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family

There is no better way to experience the American lifestyle than to stay with a family. You can practice your English in a relaxed atmosphere, but also discover the culture and customs of the American hosts. "Families" can be both traditional families with children, a single woman or elderly couple with or without children.

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: between 30 and 50 minutes in public transport. There are also families that live near the school; in this case, we reccommend reserving in advance.

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen doesn´t have  Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Shared student flat

Shared flats are available all year and offer single or double bedrooms, equipped with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The complex is completely air-conditioned, has a complete kitchen with dishwasher, a barbeque area, swimming pool and tennis courts. 

  • Air conditioned
  • 20 minutes by public transport from the school
  • Complete kitchen with dishwasher
  • Free wifi and cable TV
  • Washing machine and dryer in the apartment
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Barbeque area
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Availability: All year

Room Type: single and double room

School distance: 20 minutes by bus approx.

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to Santa Monica 

The Los Angeles International Airport LAX is the world number one in terms of direct flights, and is one of the busiest in the world. 

Airport website 

The airlines that fly to Los Angeles from Spain are: 
  •    Iberia 
  •    KLM 
  •    American airlines 
  •    British airways 
  •    Lufthansa 

From the airport to Santa Monica 

  • Buses, shuttles and taxis connect the airport with the urban area. Some shuttles provide transportation to the Central Railway Station and Bus Station. 
  • Red Line: The suburban Los Angeles train is called Red Line train and connects with Santa Monica. Check routes and timetables on the website. 

Red Line Website



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