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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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Activities and English Courses for Mature Adults Aged 50+

Study English and meet other mature adult international students aged 50+ with an English Language Center (ELC) program that combines activities with English lessons. Our program combines 20 lessons per week of our Semi-Intensive General English Course with a special adult activities calendar, and is offered at all three ELC schools. The activities in this calendar include visits to local museums, cultural landmarks, cafes and bars. The 50+ Program is offered once a year at each ELC school so that mature adult students can learn English skills while taking advantage of the finest weather and best seasonal activities in each location.

50+ PROGRAMS FACT FILE

  • Level requirement: Low beginner to proficiency (12 levels available)
  • Class size: Average 9-10 students Maximum 12 students (14 during July and August only)
  • Number of lessons (per week): 20 lessons per week
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Age requirement: Minimum of 50 years old
  • Start dates: Set start dates, two week session

50+ Program Teaching Methods

50+ Program Teaching Methods

Multi-level placement for our English courses ensures that students will be studying English in the learning environment that is best for them. General English courses have 12 levels, from low beginner to high advanced. Our multi-level placement means that students are placed in each skill area in the level that is appropriate for them. For example it is possible that a student will be placed in a higher level for one skill area, and a lower level for another skill area. All instructors are native speakers of American English with a university degree and specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Semi-Intensive English Course

Lessons for adults and more

In our 50+ Program for mature adults, students take 20 lessons per week of English in the morning. Lessons are focused on English grammar and English communications skills. In our General English courses students learn English with state-of-the-art teaching techniques and programs that help them improve their English language ability in an environment that facilitates ready learning. 50+ Program students will join our other adult students for group classes, but will have separate afternoon activities.

50+ Program Schedule

50+ Program Schedule

Time Section Monday Tuesday Wednes­day Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:40 A Grammar Structure & Usage
10:40 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:40 B Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
12:40 - 1:40   LUNCH BREAK
1:40 - 3:20 C Activities organized by ELC

LOS ANGELES

Afternoon Activities

  • Getty Center
  • Santa Monica - beach, pier, Santa Monica Promenade, and Santa Monica Place
  • Hollywood
  • Venice Beach boardwalk and canals
  • Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive
  • Farmers' Market and The Grove
  • Road trip to Santa Barbara

Weekend Excursion, includes:

  • Visit to historic Santa Barbara
  • Shopping at Camarillo Outlets

Please note: 50+ Program students will join our other adult students for group classes, but will have separate afternoon activities.

BOSTON

Afternoon Activities

  • Harvard University tour
  • John F. Kennedy Museum Library
  • Freedom Trail and Quincy Market
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Theatrical performance
  • Samuel Adams Brewery Tour and Tasting

Weekend Excursion, includes:

  • Fall foliage tour
  • Tour and refreshments at local apple orchard

Please note: 50+ Program students will join our other adult students for group classes, but will have separate afternoon activities.

SANTA BARBARA

Afternoon Activities

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Shopping at Paseo Nuevo
  • Botanic Garden
  • Santa Barbara Mission
  • Sunset harbor cruise
  • Red Tile Walking Tour of Santa Barbara

Weekend Excursion, includes:

  • Visit to famous Los Angeles Getty Museum and other cultural sites
  • Road trip to Los Angeles

Please note: 50+ Program students will join our other adult students for group classes, but will have separate afternoon activities.

COURSE DATES AND FEES

LOCATION SANTA BARBARA LOS ANGELES BOSTON
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) per week + PM & weekend activities
PRICE $1470 per 2-week session
DATES January 23 - February 3 April 10 - April 21 September 25 - October 6
*Application fee is not charged for 50+ Programs. $50 Materials Fee is charged
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
VIEW MORE