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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

I’m Chloe, a French student who went in EC Los Angeles for one month. Since my first day here, I had a good time at school, at the homestay and also with the other guys that I met. If I had the chance to stay longer, I would do it because I have again a lot of things to discover. The school has a great location, in a huge modern building, near beaches, downtown and bus station allowing students to play beach volley, shopping, and meet American people. But I think that the most important is the fact of being very comfortable at school. All the teachers and staff members do a great jobThey are friendly, warm, cheerful and reliable. Moreover we improved our English with some great games in class, and thanks to that it was fun and easy to learn. The school is new, so rooms are very clean and well equipped. The school is constantly preparing  exciting activities like skydiving, trips to San Diego,  Las Vegas, visiting the Zoo, Museums, playing beach volleyball,  discovered Universal Studios, Hollywood etc… It’s the perfect way to get the students together and improve their relationships.

My host family was very friendly, Natalie enjoys a very active life. In fact, I did many activities with her like going to the cinema, to the theater, visited the city. She lives in a great area named Pacific Palisades which there are beautiful houses and views. I just wanted to thank you for this amazing experience and I can recommend EC LA to everyone. I really enjoyed my month here!

Chloe Saux

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!”

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