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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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Academic Year and Semester

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Study American English for a full year or a semester with other international students in an English Language Center (ELC) Academic Year or Academic Semester Program. Our Program combines Intensive or Semi-Intensive Plus General English courses with discounted course pricing and special academic services. Students preparing for an English proficiency test or exam can include a test preparation course in their program. In addition, students can transfer between any ELC school and can split their time between ELC Los Angeles, ELC Boston, and/or ELC Santa Barbara. Our Program is ideal for serious students seeking to improve their American English.

Students looking to enter an American University should enroll in our University Pathways Program. For more information click here: University Pathways Program

ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM COURSE OVERVIEW

The Academic Year Program is offered to students who study for 24, 36, or 48 weeks. The Academic Year Program is offered year-round and students can begin their program any Monday. Students in the Academic Year Program may select either the Intensive Course with 30 lessons per week or Semi-Intensive Plus Course with 24 lessons per week and may include a TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Preparation Course in their program. Students looking for supplemental lessons can add optional one-on-one English classes.

ACADEMIC SEMESTER PROGRAM COURSE OVERVIEW

The Academic Semester Program is offered to students who study for 12, 16, or 20 weeks. They can begin their Academic Semester Program any Monday. Students in the Academic Semester Program may select either the Intensive Course with 30 lessons per week or Semi-Intensive Plus Course with 24 lessons per week, and may include a TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Preparation Course in their program. Students looking for supplemental lessons can add optional one-on-one English classes.

ACADEMIC YEAR AND SEMESTER FACT FILE

  • Level requirements: Beginner to proficient
  • Course options: Any combination of Semi-Intensive Plus, Intensive, Cambridge Preparation, IELTS Preparation or TOEFL Preparation courses (Boston-only)
  • Class size: Average 9-10 students. Maximum 12 students (14 during July and August only)
  • Number of lessons (per week): 24 or 30 lessons
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old. No maximum age requirement
  • Start dates: Every Monday, vacations permitted per ELC’s vacation policy, Academic Semester - 12 weeks, 16 weeks or 20 weeks, Academic Year - 24 weeks, 36 weeks or 48 weeks

ACADEMIC YEAR AND SEMESTER SERVICES

Students will receive special academic services.

  • Possibility to incorporate Cambridge, IELTS (Boston-only), and/or TOEFL Preparation courses (Boston-only)
  • Opportunity to participate in an academic skills elective class (intermediate level and above)
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with an ELC academic advisor
  • Opportunity to build a personalized academic pathways manual, which includes learning objectives, writing and work samples, language skill assessments and study journal that tracks student’s progress throughout their course
  • Optional one-on-one lessons tailored to meet student learning needs and goals.
  • Free academic tutoring sessions
  • Students may divide their studies between any of our three locations - Los Angeles, Boston and/or Santa Barbara

ACADEMIC YEAR AND SEMESTER PRICES AND DATES

PROGRAM ACADEMIC SEMESTER
12, 16, or 20 weeks
ACADEMIC YEAR
24. 36, or 48 weeks
UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS
12+ weeks
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 30 or 24 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
COURSES Intensive, Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, or Semi-Intensive Plus
PRICES Same prices as General English Courses
DATES Begin on any Monday. See General English Courses for official start dates.
Cambridge, IELTS, and TOEFL course availability, dates, and duration vary by school.
ACADEMIC
SERVICES
No additional fee
Academic Programs special services vary by program. Please contact ELC for additional details.
PATHWAYS
PLACEMENT
$150 one-time fee
*$150 Application Fee and $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