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EC Los Angeles

Open for face-to-face lessons

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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Ryan Hisamoto

Centre Director
Centre Director

Chris Meisenholder

Director of Studies

Centre Info

  • Face-to-face classes five days per week for Core lessons and Special Focus lessons on Tue and Thurs. Mon/Wed/Fri Special Focus lessons online
  • *Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or

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  • Launched: 2012
  • Centre capacity: 225
  • Classrooms: 10
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 11 (Max. 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

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


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


+1 (310) 310 3868

Emergency Number

+ 1 (424) 428- 8808

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

  • Brazilian
  • Swiss
  • Korean
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Other

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

Before attending the course at EC, I did some background research regarding the success level of well known language schools and I decided to go for EC. It was the best option to prepare for my future studies at Santa Monica College.

It was great to communicate with teachers from different countries and to understand different accents, as well as teachers from the local area.

My most unforgettable memory of EC is the great connections I made with new friends from different cultures. I would highly recommend to my friends to attend EC for the amazing experience. You will have a lot of fun while gaining new English language skills.

Murat Can Egilmez

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



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