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EF International Language Center, Santa Barbara, USA

What we like about the school

  • Outdoor swimming pool

EF International Language Center (EF)

The language school EF International Language Center was founded in Santa Barbara, USA in 1965. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the school occupies two historical and spacious Spanish colonial style buildings. State Street, with cozy cafes, clubs, unique shops and restaurants, is just around the corner.

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSouthern New Hampshire University

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

30

Number of public PC workstations:

75

Our price includes

  • 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 before arrival

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 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

General Language
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1150 1725 2300 3450 4600 5640 6680 8760 10840 520
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- 860 1290 1720 2150 2580 3010 3440 3870 4190 4944
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
No visa required for this course for citizens from Netherlands
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- 1050 1575 2100 2625 3150 3675 4200 4725 5140 6080
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 960 1440 1920 2880 3840 4690 5544 7240 8940 425
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1060 1590 2120 3180 4240 5170 6108 7960 9820 465
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1250 1875 2500 3750 5000 6120 7240 9480 11720 560
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course consists of 16 general language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest sessions and 2 lecture sessions.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Junior
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 960 1440 1920 2400 2880 3360 3840 -- -- --
For young students who want to work on their language skills and experience a new culture.
Mandatory supplements not included in the fees: transfers, insurance, lunch from Monday to Friday, EF Fun Pack (town tour, welcome party, beach BBQ, volleyball and beach games, University of California Santa Barbara campus tour, Santa Barbara Mission tour).
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1150 1725 2300 2875 3450 4025 4600 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
For young students who want to work on their language skills and experience a new culture.
Mandatory supplements not included in the fees: transfers, insurance, lunch from Monday to Friday, EF Fun Pack (town tour, welcome party, beach BBQ, volleyball and beach games, University of California Santa Barbara campus tour, Santa Barbara Mission tour).
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1060 1590 2120 2650 3180 3710 4240 -- -- --
For young students who want to work on their language skills and experience a new culture.
Mandatory supplements not included in the fees: transfers, insurance, lunch from Monday to Friday, EF Fun Pack (town tour, welcome party, beach BBQ, volleyball and beach games, University of California Santa Barbara campus tour, Santa Barbara Mission tour).
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1250 1875 2500 3125 3750 4375 5000 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
For young students who want to work on their language skills and experience a new culture.
Mandatory supplements not included in the fees: transfers, insurance, lunch from Monday to Friday, EF Fun Pack (town tour, welcome party, beach BBQ, volleyball and beach games, University of California Santa Barbara campus tour, Santa Barbara Mission tour).
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 4320 5270 6228 8120 10020 475
The TOEFL exam measures the students' ability to use North American English in academic settings. Ideal for students who plan to study at a North American university.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 8 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on TOEFL preparation + 2 special interest lessons (SPIN) on a topic of the student's choice + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 5080 6220 7360 9640 11920 570
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The TOEFL exam measures the students' ability to use North American English in academic settings. Ideal for students who plan to study at a North American university.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 8 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on TOEFL preparation + 2 special interest lessons (SPIN) on a topic of the student's choice + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4320 4860 5270 6228
The TOEFL exam measures the students' ability to use North American English in academic settings. Ideal for students who plan to study at a North American university.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 10 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on TOEFL exam skills + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5080 5715 6220 7360
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The TOEFL exam measures the students' ability to use North American English in academic settings. Ideal for students who plan to study at a North American university.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 10 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on TOEFL exam skills + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4320 4860 -- 6747
The course aims to prepare students for the FCE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The FCE certificate confirms a strong command of written and spoken English for work or study purposes.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons).Starting dates:
8 weeks: July
9 weeks: January, April
13 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 07 Mar. 2020, 06 Jun. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 06 Jun. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5080 5715 -- 7974
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course aims to prepare students for the FCE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The FCE certificate confirms a strong command of written and spoken English for work or study purposes.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons).Starting dates:
8 weeks: July
9 weeks: January, April
13 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 06 Jun. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 4320 5270 6228 8120 10020 475
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
The course includes 16 General Interest classes, 8 Special Interest (SPIN) Exam preparation classes, 2 SPIN classes on the student's choice of topic, 4 general teacher-guided lessons in iLab and 1 double lesson lecture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 5080 6220 7360 9640 11920 570
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
The course includes 16 General Interest classes, 8 Special Interest (SPIN) Exam preparation classes, 2 SPIN classes on the student's choice of topic, 4 general teacher-guided lessons in iLab and 1 double lesson lecture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4320 -- 5270 6747
The course aims to prepare students for the CAE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The CAE certificate proves a high level of academic and professional English and can be used for university and student visa applications in the U.K. and Australia.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons).Starting dates:
8 weeks: January, July
10 weeks: April
13 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5080 -- 6220 7974
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course aims to prepare students for the CAE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The CAE certificate proves a high level of academic and professional English and can be used for university and student visa applications in the U.K. and Australia.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons).Starting dates:
8 weeks: January, July
10 weeks: April
13 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 4320 5270 6228 8120 10020 475
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
The course includes 16 General Interest classes, 8 Special Interest (SPIN) Exam preparation classes, 2 SPIN classes on the student's choice of topic, 4 general teacher-guided lessons in iLab and 1 double lesson lecture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 5080 6220 7360 9640 11920 570
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
Starting dates
2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4860 5270 6228
The course aims to prepare students for the CPE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The CPE certificate is the most advanced qualification to prove an extremely high level of English.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons). Starting dates:
9 weeks: January
10 weeks: April
12 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5715 6220 7360
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The course aims to prepare students for the CPE exam and gives them the tools to refine their listening and reading comprehension while building effective testing strategies. The CPE certificate is the most advanced qualification to prove an extremely high level of English.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English and exam preparation lessons focusing on exam skills and general English ability + 10 special interest lessons incl exam preparation + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
If less than 14 students are registered, this course may be delivered as SPIN only (General English + exam preparation SPIN lessons). Starting dates:
9 weeks: January
10 weeks: April
12 weeks: September
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 4320 5270 6228 8120 10020 475
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
The course includes 16 General Interest classes, 8 Special Interest (SPIN) Exam preparation classes, 2 SPIN classes on the student's choice of topic, 4 general teacher-guided lessons in iLab and 1 double lesson lecture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 5080 6220 7360 9640 11920 570
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Lessons: 32 lessons/week including 6 iLab/iPad sessions
Level: B1 to C2
Length: Any length starting any Monday
The course includes 16 General Interest classes, 8 Special Interest (SPIN) Exam preparation classes, 2 SPIN classes on the student's choice of topic, 4 general teacher-guided lessons in iLab and 1 double lesson lecture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
26 Feb. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 4320 5270 6228 8120 10020 475
The IELTS certificate is accepted as proof of language proficiency in many academic, professional and government organizations and can be used for admission to universities and students visas in many English-speaking countries.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 8 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on IELTS preparation + 2 special interest lessons (SPIN) on a topic of the student's choice + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 5080 6220 7360 9640 11920 570
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The IELTS certificate is accepted as proof of language proficiency in many academic, professional and government organizations and can be used for admission to universities and students visas in many English-speaking countries.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 8 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on IELTS preparation + 2 special interest lessons (SPIN) on a topic of the student's choice + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4320 4860 5270 6228
The IELTS certificate is accepted as proof of language proficiency in many academic, professional and government organizations and can be used for admission to universities and students visas in many English-speaking countries.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 10 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on IELTS exam skills + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5080 5715 6220 7360
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
The IELTS certificate is accepted as proof of language proficiency in many academic, professional and government organizations and can be used for admission to universities and students visas in many English-speaking countries.
The course aims to improve the students' general language skills and to familiarise them with the format and contents of the examination.
The course is structured as follows: 16 General English lessons + 10 special interest lessons (SPIN) focusing on IELTS exam skills + 4 general teacher-guided lessons in project room + 1 lecture (double lesson) per week.
Students should be advised that places in this course are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Lesson duration: 40 minutes
School's administrative fee: 135.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 95 €. 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:Course material:
1-6 weeks: EUR 45
1-12 weeks: EUR 85
1-27 weeks: EUR 195
Additional 9 weeks: EUR 65.

EF Cancellation Protection is available for EUR 85 (Non-refundable). This covers cancellations before departure due to illness or illness in the student’s immediate family. A doctor’s documentation is needed within 10 days of the claim.

The course fees include accommodation in a homestay (twin room) or on-campus (shared room with 3-4 beds).
The twin room in a homestay can be upgraded to a single room for EUR 50 per week.
Residence accommodation is available upon request.
Supplement for special dietary requirements: EUR 25 per week.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 145 290 435 580 725 870 1015 1160 1450 1740 145
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 295 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2950 3540 295
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

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  • English courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 430 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: English + IELTS Preparation (SPIN Only)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (General Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (General Course + Accommodation)
  • % of teachers at EF International Language Center hold a university degree.
  • EF International Language Center offers courses from 13 years (Junior Course, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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