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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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COURSES AND PROGRAMS

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GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES

COURSE INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE PLUS
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
COMBINATION
1+ weeks
PART-TIME
does not qualify students for ELC housing.1+ weeks
INDIVIDUAL INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 30 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
24 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 group lessons + 10 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
10 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
1-3 WEEKS $460 per week $395 per week $360 per week $1210 per week $205 per week $1700 per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week $380 per week $350 per week $1200 per week $195 per week $1700 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week $365 per week $340 per week $1190 per week $190 per week $1700 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week $345 per week $330 per week $1180 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week $325 per week $315 per week $1165 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week $300 per week $295 per week $1145 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
DATES

Dates listed below are official session start dates.
Students enrolling in General English Courses may begin on any Monday.


  • January 2* - January 27
  • January 30 - February 24
  • February 27 - March 24
  • March 27 - April 21
  • April 24 - May 19
  • May 22 - June 16
  • June 19 - July 14
  • July 3 - July 28**
  • July 17 - August 11
  • July 31 - August 25**
  • August 14 - September 8
  • September 11 - October 6
  • October 9 - November 3
  • November 6 - December 1
  • December 4 - December 29
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays) **Additional summer courses
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
Chaperoned afternoon activities
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TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS

COURSE TOEFL PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 10 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 20 TOEFL lessons (50-minute lessons) per week 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 TOEFL lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week
DATES
  • Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
  • June 19 - July 14
  • July 17 - August 11
  • August 14 - September 8
  • September 11 - October 6
EXTRAS TOEFL materials fee (one-time fee) $70
The cost of the TOEFL iBT test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the TOEFL iBT test at www.ets.org.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE IELTS PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week
DATES
  • Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
  • January 2* - January 27
  • October 9 - November 3
  • November 6 - December 1
  • December 4 - December 29
EXTRAS IELTS materials fee (one-time fee) $70
The cost of the IELTS test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the IELTS test at www.ielts.org.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE (FCE) & CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)
11 weeks 10 weeks 9 weeks 6 weeks
Course 11 weeks 10 weeks 9 weeks 6 weeks
LOCATION BOSTON ALL CENTERS LOS ANGELES BOSTON ALL CENTERS
SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA
LESSONS 30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE $4950 $4500 $4050 $2790
DATES
March 20 - June 2
September 11 - November 24
June 12 - August 18
January 2* - March 3
April 3 - June 2
September 25- November 24
July 10 - August 18
EXAM DATES Speaking Exam: Week of June 5 - 9

Paper Exam: June 6 (FCE), June 7 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of November 27 - December 1

Paper Exam: November 28 (FCE), November 29 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of August 21 - 25

Paper Exam: August 24 (FCE), August 25 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of March 6 - 10

Paper Exam: March 10 (FCE), March 11 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of June 5 - 9

Paper Exam: June 6 (FCE) , June 7 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of November 27 - December 1

Paper Exam: November 28 (FCE), November 29 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of August 21 - 25

Paper Exam: August 24 (FCE), August 25 (CAE)
EXTRAS Cambridge Exam Fee: $350
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays)
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE PRIVATE LESSONS (SAT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT/DAT/PCAT/OAT)
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 60-minute individual lessons.
Individual lessons can be added to group courses or booked independently.
PRICE $140 per lesson
DATES Begin on any Monday.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
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Academic Programs

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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BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSES

COURSE GROUP 5 INTENSIVE
2-4 weeks
GROUP 5 SEMI-INTENSIVE
2-4 weeks
GROUP 5 COMBINATION
2-4 weeks
INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS
1+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 35 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 group lessons and 15 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
35 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
PRICE $1295 per week $800 per week $2075 per week $2975 per week
DATES
all courses available all session dates
  • July 3 - July 14
  • July 17 - July 28
  • July 31 - August 11
  • August 14 - August 25
  • August 28 - September 8
Begin on any Monday
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
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50+ Program

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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English Plus Programs

PROGRAMS DANCE
2+ weeks
MUSIC
2+ weeks
SURFING
2+ weeks
TENNIS
2+ weeks
YOGA
2+ weeks
PHOTOGRAPHY
2 weeks
HOLLYWOOD
2 weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES ALL CENTERS LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES
SANTA BARBARA BOSTON
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) per week + PM specialized activities
TWO-WEEK SESSION PRICE $1225 $1775 $1790 $1595 $1100 $1555 $1615
ADDITIONAL WEEK PRICE $515 $795 $795 $700 $500 --- ---
DATES Begin on any Monday.
See General English Courses for official start dates.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
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JUNIOR PROGRAMS

PROGRAM WINTER JUNIOR PROGRAM
2 - 4 WEEKS
SUMMER JUNIOR PROGRAM
2 - 7 WEEKS (UCLA & Wheelock College)
2-5 WEEKS (UCSB)
LOCATION LOS ANGELES BOSTON SANTA BARBARA UCLA WHEELOCK COLLEGE UCSB
2 WEEKS $2850 $2840 $2830 $3360 $3080 $3100
3 WEEKS $4095 $4065 $4035 $4905 $4485 $4500
4 WEEKS $5260 $5200 $5140 $6325 $5810 $5820
EXTRA WEEK --- --- --- $1550 $1435 $1435
DATES
January 7 - February 4
June 24 - August 12
June 24 - August 12
July 1 - August 5
MORNING COURSES SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

No additional fee
2-week sessions beginning every Saturday July 1 - July 22
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AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES CLASSIC PROGRAM CLASSIC PROGRAM
UNIVERSITY EXPLORER SURF EXPLORER PROGRAM

$280
per week
(supplemental fee)
FILM EXPLORER SPORTS EXPLORER OUTDOOR EXPLORER
TRANSPORTATION FEE $130 (applies to UCLA, Wheelock College, UCSB, and Winter Junior Program) includes transportation to/from all daily activities and weekend excursions included in the Junior Programs.
Includes airport transportation for arrival flights arriving and departing Saturday between 9am-9pm
EXTRAS For flights arriving/departing before 9am or after 9pm, an out-of-window fee will be charged.
This fee will be in the amount of an airport transfer listed under “Extra Services” below.
Unaccompanied minor service (if applicable) $50 arrival service, $50 departure service
Health insurance (optional) $35 per week
*No application and materials fee is charged
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PRIVATE LESSONS

LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 50-minute individual lessons.
Individual lessons can be added to group courses or booked independently.
PRICE $85 per lesson
DATES Begin on any Monday.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
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ACCOMMODATIONS

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LOS ANGELES

TYPE HOMESTAY HOTEL APARTMENT CAMPUS
ACCOMMODATION American Homestay Claremont Hotel Los Angeles Apartments UCLA Dormitory
DATES Year-round Year-round December 31 - June 17 & September 9 - December 30 June 17 - September 9 June 24 - August 19
PRICE $325 per week $300 per week $535 per week $370 per week $820 per week $410 per week $990 per week $495 per week $900 per week $580 per week
OCCUPANCY Single Single Single Double Single Double Single Double Single Double
MEALS HB BB SELF SELF SELF HB
PLACEMENT FEE $85 --- $100 $85
DEPOSITS --- Credit card information held on file for incidentals Refundable $200, cash or credit, collected upon arrival Credit card information held on file for incidentals
EXTRAS --- Double room for two students traveling together Double room (in a shared apartment) can be booked as a single room ---
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BOSTON

TYPE HOMESTAY RESIDENCE APARTMENT
ACCOMMODATION American Homestay International Guest House ESL Townhouse (shared apartments) ESL Townhouse (private apartments)
DATES Year-round Year-round Year-round Year-round
PRICE $325 per week $300 per week $455 per week $470 per week $315 per week $730 per week
OCCUPANCY Single Single Shared Single Double Studio
MEALS HB BB HB SELF
PLACEMENT FEE $85 --- $200
DEPOSITS --- Refundable $200 cash, collected upon arrival Refundable $200 cash, collected upon arrival
EXTRAS --- --- $50 late arrival fee for all students checking in between 9:30pm - 11:00pm. Anyone arriving after this time will have to make alternative accommodation arrangements for that night. Private apartment options include two single beds or one double bed.
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SANTA BARBARA

TYPE HOMESTAY RESIDENCE APARTMENT
ACCOMMODATION American Homestay Extended Stay Hotel La Brezza
DATES Year-round
December 31 - May 27
May 27 - September 30
September 30 - December 30
Year-round
PRICE $325 per week $300 per week $865 per week (1-4 weeks)
$705 per week (5+ weeks)
$1080 per week (1-4 weeks)
$830 per week (5+ weeks)
$865 per week (1-4 weeks)
$705 per week (5+ weeks)
$640 per week $320 per week
OCCUPANCY Single Single Studio Studio Studio Single Double
MEALS HB BB BB SELF
PLACEMENT FEE $85 --- $150
DEPOSITS --- Credit card information held on file for incidentals Refundable $150, cash, collected upon arrival
EXTRAS --- Double room (with two double beds) available for students traveling together. An additional $15 per day flat fee plus $5 per day additional person supplemental fee will apply for any additional person. Check-in (for arriving students) will take place between 2pm-9pm. Check-out (for departing students) will take place between 9am-11am. $50 out-of-window fee will apply for check-in/out outside of those times.
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EXTRA SERVICES

AIRPORT TRANSFER

AIRPORT LAX BOS SBA
LOCATION LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA BOSTON SANTA BARBARA
DROP-OFF ACCOMMODATION DOWNTOWN SB ACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION
TYPE VIP AIRBUS VIP VIP VIP
PICK-UP PRICE $165 $55 $315 $135 $150
ROUND-TRIP PRICE $300 (if booked in advance) $110 $605 (if booked in advance) $260 (if booked in advance) $290 (if booked in advance)
EXTRAS For all flights scheduled to arrive between 12am-5:59am, a $30 late-arrival fee will apply.
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I-20 Express Delivery

I-20 EXPRESS DELIVERY
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
PRICE If requested, ELC can send an I-20 via express courier for a fee of $75. If the I-20 request is received less than four weeks before the course start date, this service and fee will be automatically added.
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Health insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
PRICE If requested, ELC can provide health insurance for a fee of $35 per week.
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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School Holidays

January 2
New Year’s Day
February 20
Presidents’ Day
April 17
Patriots’ Day (Boston only)
May 29
Memorial Day
July 4
Independence Day
September 4
Labor Day
November 23 & November 24 Thanksgiving
December 25 - 29
Observation of Christmas Holiday

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A $50 change fee will be applied for all confirmed course and accommodation changes. No fee will be charged for course cancellations, upgrades, extensions or pre-arrival changes for non-I-20 students.


Full payment is due on or before the first day of your course subject to the ELC Refund Policy


Refund Through Representatives

For students who enroll at ELC through a representative, all refunds subject to the policies of the representative and will be issued by the representative.

Pre-Arrival Refund Policy (Cancellations/No Show, Excluding Accommodations)

For any cancellation ELC receives by the first day of the program, most fees are fully refundable. The exceptions are:
  • The $150 application fee and the $75 express mail fee are nonrefundable.
  • Airport transfers are refundable with cancellation at least one business day before the service date requested.
If a student’s request for a visa is rejected a refund will be made in full for all program fees.
 

Post-Arrival Refund Policy on Tuition (Withdrawal/Termination, Excluding Accommodations)

Los Angeles & Santa Barbara

ELC will refund 100% of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the nonrefundable $150 application fee if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

  • There will be a pro rata refund for students who have completed 60% or less of their course.
  • There will be no refund issued for students who have completed more than 60% of their course (includes scheduled vacations).
Boston
  • For students whose last day of attendance occurs at any point in the first four weeks of their course, there will be no refund issued.
  • For students whose last date of attendance occurs after the first four weeks but before or at the midpoint of their course, there will be a pro rata refund of tuition, minus any non-refundable charges.
  • For students whose last date of attendance occurs after the midpoint of their course, there will be no refund issued.
All Centers
  • ELC reserves the right to expel any student whose conduct is not in compliance with government rules or laws and/or regulations of ELC.
  • All refunds will be issued at the weekly rate, which will be calculated based on the total number of weeks completed.

Junior Program Refund Policy

A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due at the time of booking.
Summer Junior Program Refund Policy
  • A 50% refund is possible for cancellations, downgrades and/or changes in program received before May 31.
  • Cancellations received June 1 and after will receive no refund.
  • Full payment is due by June 1 for all campuses.

Winter Junior Program Refund Policy
  • A 50% refund is possible for cancellations, downgrades and/or changes in program received before November 30.
  • Cancellations received December 1 and after will receive no refund.
  • Full payment is due December 1.
 

Accommodations Refund Policy

For any accommodation cancellation with less than 4 weeks' notice, the first 4 weeks of the accommodation fees will be due. International Guest House, ESL Townhouse, and dormitory accommodations have their own refund policies.
For any accommodation cancellation, ELC will issue a full refund of accommodation fees with at least four full weeks' advance notice of cancellation. International Guest House, ESL Townhouse, and dormitory accommodations have their own refund policies.

ESL Townhouse
ESL Townhouse Pre-Arrival Cancellation Policy:
  • Move-in fee is charged with less than 30 days’ notice of cancellation.
  • No weekly fees are due with at least 15 days’ notice of cancellation.
  • With less than 15 days’ notice, the first two weeks are charged.
ESL Townhouse Post-Arrival Cancellation Policy:
  • Move-in Fee is nonrefundable.
  • Reservations of one to four weeks: No refunds are possible.
  • Reservations of five weeks or longer: Refunds are possible with four weeks’ advance notice from the Saturday after notice is given in writing

International Guest House
  • For cancellation requests received one to seven days prior to the students’ scheduled check-in date, the first week is charged.
  • For cancellation requests received on or after the students’ scheduled check-in date, no refund will be given.

UCLA dormitory
  • A refund of 50% will be given for dormitory accommodations if cancellation is received prior to June 1.
  • After June 1, no refund will be given.

Accommodation Deposit Requirements

Accommodation deposits are refundable only according to the conditions listed in the above Refund Policy on Accommodations section.


    Homestay, Claremont Hotel & Extended Stay Hotel

    In order to confirm Homestay, Claremont Hotel & Extended Stay Hotel, an accommodation deposit of $150 must be prepaid.


    Los Angeles apartments, ESL Townhouse, International Guest House & La Brezza Apartments

    In order to confirm the Los Angeles apartments, ESL Townhouse, International Guest House & La Brezza Apartments, an accommodation deposit of the first two weeks must be prepaid.


    UCLA dormitory

    In order to confirm dormitory accommodation, all dormitory fees must be prepaid.

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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