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EC Los Angeles

EC Los Angeles is a modern learning space, just a 5 minutes 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.

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Tony Watt

Centre Director

Melanie Johnson

Director of Studies

Molly Cox

Student Services Manager

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2012
  • Centre capacity: 225
  • Classrooms: 21
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max. 15)

School Includes

  • Student lounge
  • 29 internet connected computers
  • Self study room
  • Free wireless internet access throughout
    the centre
  • Social and cultural programme
  • Library
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Prayer room
  • University Admissions Service

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EC Los Angeles,
401 Wilshire Boulevard, 
Suite 200, 
Santa Monica, CA 90401,


+1 310 310 3868

Emergency Number

+1 310 710 2818

Opening Hours

07:45 - 18:00 GMT -5


  • 5 minute walk to Santa Monica beach
  • Close to Santa Monica Pier
  • Shops and restaurants nearby
  • Next to the famous Third Street Promenade
  • Short ride to Malibu, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

Nationality Mix

  • Japanese
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Brazilian
  • Swiss
  • Other
  • Turkish
  • Korean
  • Taiwanese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • French

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

All of the teachers at EC are friendly, kind and generous. I really like the way they teach. It is not just technical but they also help students by learning from their culture and make me feel at home in the classroom.

During my time at EC I've had a lot of unforgettable memories and will not forget any of them. My homestay was amazing, the family was wonderful and I especially loved Phebe's cooking. I am going to miss them all.

I really would like to recommend EC for anyone who is after an unforgettable study aborad experience.

Anh Tran Ngoc Ha

Teacher Testimonial

My name is Ryan, and I’m a 24 year old Southern California native. In 2011 I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. I love music, traveling and working with people of all ages. Last year I taught English and studied Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan. I lived in the city center, near the famous building, Taipei 101. I had an excellent and adventurous time learning a new language, experiencing a new culture and meeting so many new and wonderful people.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to records, surfing beside Santa Monica pier and going out to try new and delicious restaurants in Los Angeles. Watching funny YouTube videos is a guilty pleasure of mine which has consumed hours upon hours of my life.

During my time at EC I have tried to achieve a positive and interactive learning environment, whereupon my classes are continuously speaking, reading, writing and learning. I believe in an encouraging and fun learning environment where students are able to enjoy the experience of learning, rather than solely doing exercises from a book.

I hope to stay at EC and further explore the amazing city that is Los Angeles and am looking forward to an exciting future in the months to come. I am a very positive and open person, so if you see me walking by you in the hallway, don’t hesitate to say “Hello!”

Ryan Hawes
Los Angeles