American English College

Learn English in Monterey Park, United States

The Area & School

Monterey Park is a small satellite city located just 10 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, nearby countless famous attractions such as Universal Studios, Disneyland and Hollywood. With the city motto "Pride in the past, Faith in the future", Monterey Park is best known for its historical sites and rich ethnic culture. Each year, thousands of tourists visit local museums here at Monterey Park and learn the amazement of the ancient intelligence and oriental culture. The food here are delicious. Without traveling outside of the city, students can easily treat themselves with the signature dishes from around the world, including Japan, Hawaii, China, Korea, and many other countries. American English College is a modern English school that locates in the heart of Monterey Park, offering students the highest level of convenience and the best English learning experience.

English Courses

Semi-Intensive 20 English

The Semi-Intensive 20 English Program best suits students who have lower English proficiency and what to improve their skills. With half of a weekday spent in the classroom, students have the opportunity to explore around the city. Fundamental English skills are taught in this program, including Reading, Writing, Speaking, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Listening.

  • Available for Beginner to Advanced level students. Minimum age 16.

Starts at $161.25 for one week

Intensive 30 English

The Intensive 30 English Program is developed for students who hope to master essential English skills in the shortest time possible. The courses cover all major English skill trainings including Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Conversation and Pronunciation. This program is also a perfect fit for students who plan to improve English skills before entry an US college or university.

*Available for Beginner to Advanced level students. Minimum age 16.

Starts at $231.25 for one week

TOEFL Exam Preparation 20

The TOEFL Exam Preparation 20 English Program provides professional training for students who plan to take the TOEFL test and apply to US universities. With 20 hours of weekly studying in an interactive classroom environment, students will maximize their exam-taking skills and English studying results. Available for Advanced level students.

Starts at $161.25 for one week


Host Family

Staying with a host family is a fantastic way to make your immersion experience safe and complete. Not only can you practice English with locals on a daily basis, but also you will have a full taste in the most authentic US culture in an American family setting. Each host family housing comes with a private room and half board meals (breakfast and dinner). Information regarding security deposit and placement fee are available upon request.

Starts at $300 / week

Apartment Style Housing

The school also matches students with local apartments to provide them with an independent living space. Each unit comes with a private room, bathroom, internet, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Meals are self-served. This is a great option for students who like to stay with friends and network with others. Please contact the school for more information.

Starts at $375 / week

Traditional Hotel

AEC also offers hotel housing option for students who prefer living with a high level of flexibility and comfort. Each hotel room is private with a bathroom, internet and basic facilities. Meals are not included. Please contact the school for more information.

Starts at $875 / week

Additional Details

2016 US national holidays:

  • New Years Day-Jan 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan 18th
  • Memorial Day-May 30th
  • Independence Day-Jul 4th
  • Labor Day-Sep 5th
  • Veterans Day-Nov 11th
  • Thanksgiving-Nov 24th
  • Christmas Day-Dec 25th
  • By Air:
    The closest airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about one hour away from the school. You may choose to take a ride or taxi from the airport to the school location.

  • By Car:
    If you choose to arrive by driving from other cities, American English College is located right next to many main freeways, including I-710 and I-10.

  • Airport Pick-up Service:
    American English College provides airport pick-up service that gets you directly to school or your accommodation location. This service is $75 for each way. Please request the pickup service 5 business days prior to your arrival. More information available upon inquiry.

Max Group Class Size: 20.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 300 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $8.06 per class hour

American English College offers diverse activities and excursions to make sure students have fun while learning English.

Sample activities include:
* Quarterly field trips (museums, university campus tours, beach days, magic shows, etc.)
* Campus wide luncheons on national holidays

American English College highly values the personal success of each student. The school adopts innovative technology, interactive classroom atmosphere, and advanced teaching methodology to maximize the learning potential for their students. American English College welcomes students with open enrollment and offers a variety of year-round English courses, ranging from Intensive English, Semi-Intensive English, to TOEFL Preparation. To best meet each and every student's need, six ESL levels are designed exclusively for students to be comfortable with studying on their own level and at their own pace. At the beginning of each program, each student is asked to take a placement test to best match with his or her level of English studying. AEC is also a highly professional language institute accredited by ACCET, CATESOL, TESOL, NAFSA, ENGLISH USA and BPPE. The school bridges with many leading US colleges to help students enroll without TOEFL requirement. In addition, health insurance and other services are provided to ensure the safety and success of a student's immersion experience at AEC.