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EC English, Santa Monica, USA

EC English (EC)

  • 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.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Santa Monica, USA in 2012.
  • Tax registration ID: 45-2074119
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Santa Monica
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

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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

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 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 14 Feb. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 31 Mar. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 09 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 04 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 31 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

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

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 470 940 1410 1880 2350 2820 3290 3760 4700 5100 9775
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 420 840 1260 1680 2100 2520 2940 3360 4200 4800 9200
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 535 1070 1605 2140 2675 3210 3745 4280 5350 5880 11270
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 620 1240 1860 2480 3100 3720 4340 4960 6200 7200 13800
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for USD 100 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9480 14220 18960
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10560 15840 21120
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Business
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Price in US$ 470 940 1410 1880 2350 2820 3290 3760 4230 4700 --
This course includes general English lessons and English for work lessons. These lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in an English-speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional fees:
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

Accommodation

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 1600 1920 2240 2560 3200 3840 320 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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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 Saturday 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:
Phone, 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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
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 & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ -- -- -- 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4920 410 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ -- -- -- 3000 3750 4500 5250 6000 7500 9000 750 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:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ -- 1060 1590 2120 2650 3180 3710 4240 5300 6360 530 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ -- 990 1485 1980 2475 2970 3465 3960 4950 5940 495 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
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)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Prices (PDF)
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Prices (PDF)

Videos & Photos

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  • EC English - Interview with a student at EC English3/20
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  • Learning in Santa Monica
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  • Student lounge
    Student lounge6/20
  • EC English reception
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  • Class
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  • Facilities
    Facilities9/20
  • Hallway
    Hallway10/20
  • Enjoying a meal
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  • Excursions in Santa Monica
    Excursions in Santa Monica12/20
  • Exploring Santa Monica
    Exploring Santa Monica13/20
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    EC English accommodation14/20
  • Studying in Santa Monica
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  • EC English students in class
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  • School entrance
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  • lounge
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    FAQ about EC English, Santa Monica

  • English courses at EC English start at 395 US$ for Academic Semester / Year course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay 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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