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EC English, Santa Monica, USA

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Santa Monica, USA in 2012. The school is a modern learning space, just five minutes from the Pacific Ocean and steps away from the world famous Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. EC English operated previously under the name CES Embassy English.

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET SEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

22

Number of public PC workstations:

30

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 430
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 350
  • Junior courses in summer: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8
  • Junior courses in summer: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 15% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

10
4
4
5
19
5
20
3
14
3
5
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport:
155 US$ pick up
310 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 455 910 1365 1820 2275 2730 3185 3640 4550 4980 9545
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4680 8970
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 520 1040 1560 2080 2600 3120 3640 4160 5200 5700 10925
Choice of 5 electives per week from 12-30pm to 2pm.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9240 13860 18480
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10200 15300 20400
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Business
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Price in US$ 520 1040 1560 2080 2600 3120 3640 4160 4680 5200 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4680 8970
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam fee is not included.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4680
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam fees are not included.
Starting dates
2020: 16 Mar. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
Exam dates
09 Jun. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4680
Starting dates
2020: 16 Mar. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
30 US$
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Starting dates
2020: 16 Mar. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
Exam dates
10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 90 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:-Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.
Double Banking: Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.
Students under 18 must book a homestay, return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
-High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.

Not included in the price:
-Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).
-Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
The SEVIS fee will increase on the 24th of June 2019 from USD 200 to USD 350.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 730 1460 2190 2920 3650 4380 5110 5840 7300 8760 730 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 320 640 960 1280 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 4080 340 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 295 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2950 3540 295 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 345 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 690 1380 2070 2760 3450 4140 4830 5520 6900 8280 690 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 720 1440 2160 2880 3610 4340 5070 5800 7260 8720 730 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Superior Aqua Marina Del Rey, EC English, Santa Monica - 1
Superior Aqua Marina Del Rey, EC English, Santa Monica - 2
Cleaning service provided twice a month.
The student will be required to complete a credit card authorization form. The credit card will NOT be charged unless there is a cost incurred by the student.
Business Centre, BBQ, grills/clubhouse, Onsite ATM, Complimentary Sunday continental breakfast.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 380 760 1140 1520 1900 2280 2660 3040 3800 4560 380 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning service provided twice a month.
The student will be required to complete a credit card authorization form. The credit card will NOT be charged unless there is a cost incurred by the student.
Business Centre, BBQ, grills/clubhouse, Onsite ATM, Complimentary Sunday continental breakfast.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
Students under 18 must book homestay and provide a parental consent form.
For homestays: Students are not allowed to use the host family's kitchen.
Special dietary supplement: USD 45.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)

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    FAQ about EC English, Santa Monica

  • English courses at EC English start at 203 US$ for CAE Exam Preparation 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Comfort Santa Monica Downtown is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Los Angeles International Airport (155 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi-Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 15% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Japan with a 20% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (19%) and Switzerland (14%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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