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GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES

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COURSE INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE PLUS
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
COMBINATION
1+ weeks
PART-TIME
This course 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 $475 per week $410 per week $375 per week $1225 per week $215 per week $1700 per week
4-7 WEEKS $460 per week $395 per week $365 per week $1215 per week $205 per week $1700 per week
8-11 WEEKS $445 per week $380 per week $355 per week $1205 per week $200 per week $1700 per week
12-23 WEEKS $425 per week $360 per week $340 per week $1190 per week $190 per week $1700 per week
24-47 WEEKS $400 per week $340 per week $325 per week $1175 per week $190 per week $1700 per week
48+ WEEKS $375 per week $315 per week $305 per week $1155 per week $190 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 1* - January 26
  • January 29 - February 23
  • February 26 - March 23
  • March 26 - April 20
  • April 23 - May 18
  • May 21 - June 15
  • June 18 - July 13
  • July 2 - July 27**
  • July 16 - August 10
  • July 30 - August 24**
  • August 13 - September 7
  • September 10 - October 5
  • October 8 - November 2
  • November 5 - November 30
  • December 3 - December 28
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays) **Additional summer courses
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
Chaperoned afternoon activities

TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS

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TOEFL Preparation

COURSE TOEFL PREPARATION
1+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 TOEFL lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
PRICE Same prices as General English Intensive Course
DATES
    Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
    June 18 - July 13
    July 16 - August 10
    August 13 - September 7
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.
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

IELTS Preparation

COURSE IELTS PREPARATION
1+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
PRICE Same Prices as General English Intensive Course
DATES
    Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
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.
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

FCE Preparation

COURSE CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE (FCE)
Spring Session
11 weeks 9 weeks
LOCATION SANTA BARBARA
LESSONS 30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE $5115 $4185
DATES
March 26 - June 8
April 9 - June 8
EXAM DATES Speaking Exam: Week of June 11 - 15

Paper Exam: June 12
EXTRAS Cambridge Exam Fee: $350
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

CAE Preparation

COURSE CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)
Spring Session Summer Session Fall Session
Spring Session Summer Session Fall Session
11 weeks 8 weeks 11 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 6 weeks 4 weeks 11 weeks 9 weeks
LOCATION LOS ANGELES BOSTON SANTA BARBARA BOSTON
SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA
LESSONS 20 lessons per week (50-minute lessons) 30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE $4125 $3000 $5115 $4185 $4650 $2880 $1920 $5115 $4185
DATES
March 26 - June 8
April 16 - June 8
March 26 - June 8
April 9 - June 8
June 11 - August 17
July 9 - August 17
July 23 - August 17
September 17 - November 30
October 1st - November 30
EXAM DATES Speaking Exam: Week of June 11 - 15

Paper Exam: June 13
Speaking Exam: Week of August 20 - 24

Paper Exam: August 24
Speaking Exam: Week of December 3 - 7

Paper Exam: December 5
EXTRAS Cambridge Exam Fee: $350
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

Academic Programs

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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
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSES

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COURSE MINI GROUP INTENSIVE
2 weeks
MINI GROUP SEMI-INTENSIVE
2 weeks
MINI GROUP COMBINATION
2 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 July 2 - July 13 Begin on any Monday
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

50+ Program

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LOCATION SANTA BARBARA LOS ANGELES BOSTON
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) per week + afternoon & weekend activities
PRICE $1535 per 2-week session
DATES
January 22 - February 2
April 9 - April 20
September 24 - October 5
*Application fee is not charged for 50+ Programs. $50 Materials Fee is charged

English Plus Programs

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PROGRAMS YOGA
2+ weeks
DANCE
2+ weeks
MUSIC
2+ weeks
PHOTOGRAPHY
2 weeks
LOCATION ALL LOCATIONS BOSTON LOS ANGELES
BOSTON
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) per week + PM specialized activities
TWO-WEEK SESSION PRICE $1100 $1180 $1820 $1585
ADDITIONAL WEEK PRICE $500 $485 $810 ---
DATES Begin on any Monday.
See General English Courses for official start dates.
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
PROGRAMS FILMMAKING
2+ weeks
HOLLYWOOD
2 weeks
SURFING
2+ weeks
TENNIS
2+ weeks
LOCATION LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) per week + PM specialized activities
TWO-WEEK SESSION PRICE $2450 $1720 $1780 $1510
ADDITIONAL WEEK PRICE $1225 --- $790 $655
DATES Begin on any Monday.
See General English Courses for official start dates.
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

JUNIOR PROGRAMS

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PROGRAM WINTER JUNIOR PROGRAM
1 - 5 WEEKS
SUMMER JUNIOR PROGRAM
1 - 7 WEEKS (UCLA & Wheelock College)
1-5 WEEKS (UCSB)
LOCATION LOS ANGELES BOSTON SANTA BARBARA UCLA WHEELOCK COLLEGE UCSB
ACCOMMODATION Homestay Dormitory Homestay
Junior students living with relatives may book our Junior Program with courses and activities only (no accommodation). Contact ELC for details.
1 WEEK $1715 $1680 $1720 $1915 $1745 $1805 $1570
2 WEEKS $2970 $2950 $2930 $3525 $3240 $3265 $2720
3 WEEKS $4260 $4215 $4185 $5130 $4710 $4740 $3885
4 WEEKS $5500 $5420 $5340 $6635 $6105 $6130 $4970
EXTRA WEEK $1275 $1270 $1230 $1615 $1505 $1510 $1210
DATES
January 6 - February 10
June 23 - August 11
June 30 - August 4
MORNING COURSES SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

2 week course
Start dates every Saturday between June 30 - July 21
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AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES CLASSIC PROGRAM CLASSIC PROGRAM
UNIVERSITY EXPLORER ---
FILM EXPLORER SPORTS EXPLORER OUTDOOR EXPLORER
STEM EXPLORER SURF EXPLORER PROGRAM

$280
per week
(supplemental fee)
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 Saturday between 9am-9pm and departure flights 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 required by the airline or requested by the student): $50 arrival service, $50 departure service
Health insurance (optional): $35 per week
*No application and materials fee is charged

Family Programs

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PROGRAM WINTER FAMILY PROGRAM
1 - 5 weeks
SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAM
1 - 7 weeks (UCLA & Wheelock College)
1 - 5 weeks (UCSB)
LOCATION ALL LOCATIONS
AGE ADULT
(16+)
CHILD
(14-17)
ADULT
(16+)
CHILD
(11-17)
ACCOMMODATION Homestay Homestay Homestay, Dormitory (UCLA) Dormitory
If an apartment or residence is desired for the adult(s) or family, ELC’s full-time Housing Coordinator is available to assist families in finding the most suitable accommodation.
COURSES General English Courses, Test Preparation Courses, English Plus Programs Junior Program Course General English Courses, Test Preparation Courses, English Plus Programs Junior Program Course
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES Optional Activities Program Junior Program Activities Program Optional Activities Program Junior Program Activities Program
A dedicated ELC staff member is available to plan exciting family outings and trips.
*No application and materials fee is charged

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

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PROGRAM GENERAL ENGLISH FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE
Medicine, Law, Business, Marketing, IT and more
TEST PREPARATION
SAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT/TOEFL/IELTS
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 10 lessons
50-minute lessons
20 lessons
50-minute lessons
10 lessons
50-minute lessons
20 lessons
50-minute lessons
10 lessons
50-minute lessons
20 lessons
50-minute lessons
PRICE $900 $1700 $900 $1700 $1400 $2700
DATES Begin on any Monday.
Students can book individual instruction to fit their personal schedule. Once booked, lessons must be completed within six months
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

ACCOMMODATIONS

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LOS ANGELES

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TYPE HOMESTAY APARTMENT CAMPUS
ACCOMMODATION American Homestay Los Angeles Apartments UCLA Dormitory
DATES Year-round December 30 - June 16 & September 8 - December 29 June 16 - September 8 June 23 - August 18
PRICE $325 per week $300 per week $850 per week $425 per week $990 per week $495 per week $930 per week $535 per week
OCCUPANCY Single Single Single Double Single Double Single Double
MEALS HB BB SELF SELF HB
PLACEMENT FEE $85 $125 $85
DEPOSITS --- Refundable $200, cash or credit, collected upon arrival Credit card information held on file for incidentals
EXTRAS --- Double room (in a shared apartment) can be booked as a single room ---

BOSTON

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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 $490 per week $485 per week $325 per week $760 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.

SANTA BARBARA

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TYPE HOMESTAY RESIDENCE APARTMENT
ACCOMMODATION American Homestay Extended Stay Hotel La Brezza
DATES Year-round
December 30 - May 26 & October 6 - December 29
May 26 - October 6
Year-round
PRICE $325 per week $300 per week $895 per week (1-4 weeks)
$720 per week (5+ weeks)
$1010 per week (1-4 weeks)
$825 per week (5+ weeks)
$1135 per week (1-4 weeks)
$860 per week (5+ weeks)
$1250 per week (1-4 weeks)
$965 per week (5+ weeks)
$680 per week $340 per week
OCCUPANCY Single Single Studio - One bed Studio - Two beds Studio - One bed Studio - Two beds 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 --- --- Check-in (arriving students) will take place between 2pm-9pm. Check-out (departing students) will take place between 9am-11am. $50 out-of-window fee will apply for check-in/out outside of those times.

EXTRA SERVICES

AIRPORT TRANSFER

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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 $170 $70 $325 $150 $140
ROUND-TRIP PRICE $310 (if booked in advance) $110 $625 (if booked in advance) $290 (if booked in advance) $270 (if booked in advance)
EXTRAS For all flights scheduled to arrive between 12am-5:59am, a $30 late-arrival fee will apply.

I-20 Express Delivery

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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.

Health insurance

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

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School Holidays

January 1
New Year’s Day
January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19
Presidents’ Day
April 16
Patriots’ Day (Boston only)
May 28
Memorial Day
July 4
Independence Day
September 3
Labor Day
October 8
Columbus Day
November 22 & November 23 Thanksgiving
December 24 & December 25 Christmas

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 $165 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. ELC may request proof of rejection.
 

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 $165 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.
  • All refunds will be issued at the daily rate, which will be calculated based on the total number of days completed.
Boston
  • For students whose last day of attendance occurs at any point in the first four weeks of their course (initial enrollment only), 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
  • There will be full refund of all monies paid if a program is canceled by ELC.
  • ELC reserves the right to expel any student whose conduct is not in compliance with government rules or laws and/or regulations of ELC.

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.

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 & Extended Stay Hotel

    In order to confirm Homestay & 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.
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