EC Los Angeles

401 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica 90401 Los Angeles United States

(4.1/5) • 60 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Choose to learn English in Los Angeles if you want to experience life in a glamorous and diverse city. Cycling along the beach between Santa Monica and Venice whilst spotting a celebrity at the local juice bar are everyday activities that our EC Los Angeles students enjoy when they’re not in class. There is a "must-see" tourist spot every day of the week, such as the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory, but there are also hidden gems the city has to offer in its trendy neighbourhoods.

EC Los Angeles is a modern learning space, just a 5 minute walk from Santa Monica beach – the ultimate stretch of Southern Californian coastline where the sun shines 340 days a year – and two minutes from all the dining, shopping, and nightlife of the famous Third Street Promenade.

If a vibrant and eclectic city is where you want to study, then learn English in Los Angeles, this is the EC Experience for you.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses - EC Los Angeles

English 16 - 99 years old

With a focus on fluency, the General English courses allow you to improve your English and gain a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in order to improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

What can you expect from this course?

Real English
We help you to develop your English systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), while also building the learning skills that will keep you improving and give you the confidence to use that knowledge in real-life.  

Creative and Energetic Classes
When it comes to creating lessons, our teachers know what works. Classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere to help you build your confidence, realise your potential, and advance towards fluency.

Learn by Doing
At EC, progress is maximised as you are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of English, promoting class participation and interaction between students. We provide you the targeted support to help you achieve your academic goals. Our assessments give you feedback on how you are progressing and where you need more help.

Improve Your ‘Thinking Time’
As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in English. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your English outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant English-speaking destinations!

Expert Support
Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.

Authentic Materials
We believe there is no substitute for authentic English, so in addition to text books, our teachers use real-life resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials will give you an appreciation of the richness of the English language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Standard Homestay - EC Los Angeles

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

All families are English speaking and eager to share all of Boston’s cultural and traditional aspects with international visitors.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and is also known as ‘America’s Walking City’ with quaint neighbourhoods and most desirable locations. Bostonians come from all over the US and the rest of the world but all of them are American and call Boston home. Our host families reflect this diversity and include single people, couples, parents with children, and single-parent families.

Description of Accommodation

Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best insight into how an American family leads their life. This interaction with a family helps students communicate better, faster and allows them to pick up words and nuances used in daily situations. There is no typical homestay in Boston. Some homes are single standing homes, apartments or multifamily homes.

Students are placed in a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, closet and waste paper basket. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. In general, students can use the laundry facilities though a number of washes per week remains at the discretion of the family, for example, a specific laundry day. Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.

Meal Description

A variety of food is provided each one packed with nutritional value. Host families make an effort to adjust the type of food offered to the tastes of the students and take religious beliefs into consideration when preparing meals. Vegetarians or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with families prior to arrival.

Breakfast varies from family to family. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee, cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their home.

Students will eat whatever the family eats and help set the table or clear up after dinner. Students are encouraged to participate in family activities or outings.

Dinners are usually quite early in the states but families will inform the student of the time when they eat. Not all families will sit down and have dinner together every night. It is important that the student informs the host family beforehand should they be late or not having dinner.

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Superior Santa Monica Downtown Shared Apartment - EC Los Angeles

Shared Apartment 18 - 99 years old

This location offers all the convenience of modern urban living and is only a short walk from the Pacific Ocean and famous landmarks like Santa Monica’s historic pier and the 3rd Street Promenade. Local amenities include restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, a large library, metro station, parks, and numerous shops including the Frank Gehry-designed mall, Santa Monica Place, and the entertainment of the Santa Monica Pier. 

Description of Accommodation

These modern, well-designed apartments are within walking distance of EC Los Angeles school as well as the entertainment and nightlife of Santa Monica. Each 2- bedroom apartment features modern appliances and designer finishes and each bedroom can be booked for private use (single occupancy) or shared (twin occupancy). The open-plan kitchen and living area typically has a balcony and large patio doors. Each apartment includes free-to-use laundry facilities which is not typically included in many apartments in this area.


  • Cleaning service is provided once per week
  • A washer and dryer are provided in the apartment. Students must buy detergent
  • Towels are provided and can be changed during weekly cleanings
  • TV with cable TV/Netflix in each apartment
  • Minimum stay 4 weeks

Arrival and departure

Arrival day: Saturday only
Check-in time: between 2 pm until 10 pm
Arrivals must outside these days/times be requested one week in advance and are subject to availability

Last-minute arrival on Saturday after check-in time or on Sunday without prior arrangement is not possible as no security or reception staff work at these locations

Departure day: Saturday
Check-out time: between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm

Early check-out is subject to availability and if possible, can be arranged in school one week in advance of departure.

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Standard Westwood Apartments - EC Los Angeles

Shared Apartment 18 - 99 years old

These apartments are cozy and a short distance from all the amenities of Westwood Village, one of LA’s most walkable and popular neighborhoods. You are close to the UCLA campus and you will enjoy all the advantages of modern urban living, from trendy cafes to supermarkets.

Description of Accommodation

Students will have a fully supplied kitchen with utensils, such as spoons, bowls, knives, forks, plates, cups, pans and pots. The standard economy single room is typically a smaller room than the comfort single room and may have been a living room space that has been converted into a split bedroom.

Note:  These apartments are co-living apartments, with just a shared kitchen. 


  • Once a week staff will clean the common rooms, restroom and kitchen free of charge. Students are in charge of keeping their room clean
  • There are one washing machine and one dryer per apartment, and they can be used at free of charge. However, student needs to buy washing liquid
  • Utility bills are included
  • Kitchen utensils (spoons, forks, knives, pots, pans, plates, bowls) are provided
  • 24-hour Security on site
  • CCTV available on site
  • Students should activate their online portal and send requests through Appfolio to reach the housing team directly for any maintenance requests.

Arrival and departure

Arrival day: Saturday (Sunday arrival is allowed)
Check-in: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Early check-in is not allowed
Late Check-in is not allowed

Departure day: Saturday
Check-out: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Late Check-out is not allowed

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Options / Services

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