California Language Academy

Learn English in Los Angeles, United States

The Area & School

When you think of the 24/7 sunny, golden beaches of Southern California, you think of the beautiful city of Los Angeles. Located in the heart of L.A., minutes away from Santa Monica beach, close to many attractions such as Universal Studio and Hollywood, California Language Academy hosts hundreds of students with their exceptional language programs each year. Founded and operated by a lovely family, California Language Academy creates an unique, welcoming atmosphere for YOU to make you at home. After school, the professional, warmhearted staff team at California Language Academy will prepare various events and activities to unceasingly surprise you. Remember, "At California Language Academy, you are not just a student; you are part of a family." -- California Language Academy.

English Courses

Standard 15 English

With 15 hours of courses per week, the Part-Time Plus program helps students develop a comprehensive English learning experience based on a flexible schedule. This program consists of 3 courses covering multiple topics such as English Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing, & Grammar Skills, Accent Reduction and Vocabulary Builder.

  • Note: Offered to levels 1 through 6. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 1 week.

Starts at $290 for one week

Intensive 21 English

The 21-hour-per-week Full-Time Intensive program is designed for students who want to develop a progressive set of English skills. In addition to Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing & Grammatical Skills, and Accent Reduction & Vocabulary Builder, the Full-Time Intensive program offers an elective course based on students' interests.

Elective courses topics include: Everyday English, American Idioms, Conversation Skills, Creative Writing, American History & Culture, Film & Entertainment, Business English, and Exam Preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, TOEIC).

  • Note: Starts every Monday. Levels offered 1 through 6. Minimum enrollment 1 week.

Starts at $350 for one week

Exam Preparation Standard 15

California Language Academy provides Exam Preparation courses for students who particularly need help on TOEFL, IELTS, CAE and TOEIC exams. The Exam Preparation Standard 15 help students improve their over English proficiency while practicing the skills necessary to succeed on the exam. Note: Offered to level 4 through 6. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks.

Starts at $290 for one week

Business Standard 15

California Language Academy offers Business Standard 15 English courses aiming to help students gain a handful of business skills and solutions to real-world situations. This course follows the same structure as Standard 15 with a maximum class size of 10. Three courses are included in Business Standard 15 covering Business Vocabulary, Resume Writing, Business Communication, Interview Skills and Email Etiquette. Note: Offered to levels 4 through 6. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks.

Starts at $290 for one week

Exam Preparation Intensive 21

With 21 hours of studying per week, the Exam Preparation Intensive 21 gives students comprehensive English training on preparing for TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, and TOIEC test. This program is tailored to improve students' overall English skills and help them acquire necessary test-taking strategies. Topics include Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing & Grammar Skills, Vocabulary Builder and Exam Preparation. Note: Offered to levels 4 through 6. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks.

Starts at $350 for one week

Business Intensive 21

With 21 hours of learning per week, Business Intensive 21 English program gives students comprehensive training on English language skills, business knowledge, and real-world practices. This program follows the structure of Intensive 21, including courses from 1 to 4. Some sample topics are Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing & Grammar Skills, Business Vocabulary, Resume Writing, Business Communicating and Interview Skills. Note: Offered to levels 4 through 6. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks.

Starts at $350 for one week

Accommodation

Host Family

California Language Academy offers great homestay housings to make students feel at home while studying abroad. All families are thoroughly screened and passed the "Home-Sweet-Home" training by CLA. Living with a safe, clean family provided by CLA will give students a immersive cultural experience in America.


Starts at $315 / week

Apartment Style Hotel

California Language Academy accommodates students with apartment style hotel located merely 5 mins away form school. Single and shared room with bathroom are both available. Each room comes with multiple features, such as TV, laundry, free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Note: Students may arrive on any day prior to program starts. Meals are not included. Minimum check-in age is 18.


Starts at $875 / week

Traditional Hotel

Traditional hotel rooms are also available. CLA will help students settle at Double Tree Hotel, only 10 minutes away from the school location. Each room comes with a TV, a radio MP3, housekeeping services, access to swimming pool and fitness room, and of course, free Wi-Fi.

  • Note: Students may arrive on any day prior to program starts. Meals are not included. The minimum check-in age is 18.


Starts at $980 / week

Additional Details

All programs start on Mondays. Students may arrive on any day prior to a program start. Please check-in on Sundays and check-out on Saturdays.

Here are some of the US national holidays for 2016:

  • 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 Plane:

California Language Academy is located only 5 minutes north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Freeways and public transportations are available around this location.

  • By Shuttle:

California Language Academy offers direct shuttle service from airport (LAX) to school. The shuttle service has an additional charge of $60 for one- way trip and $100 for round-trip.

  • By Metro:

You may also take a bus from the airport (LAX). Metro passes are available for purchase on school website. $25 for a weekly metro pass and $100 for a monthly metro pass.

More information on arriving? Please check out http://calanguageacademy.com/transportation-services/.

Max Group Class Size: 10.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 10 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $19.33 per class hour

The school organizes local tours and other group activities to upgrade your vacation.

Sample activities: (some may include extra charge)

  • Cooking class at CLA
  • Film watching
  • Visiting Venice Beach & Matador Beach
  • Holiday parties
  • Surfing class
  • Shopping in Los Angeles
  • Touring Hollywood, Disneyland, or Universal Studio
  • Visiting Los Angels Zoo
  • Touring New Museum of Contemporary Art

More information at http://calanguageacademy.com/los-angeles-activities/

The California Language Academy offers both part-time and full-time English programs for students who have interests in language learning. With a maximum class size of 10 students, the English programs at CLA ensure the best English learning experience with an immersive and comfortable classroom atmosphere. There are 6 levels during each English program, through beginners to advanced. Prior to start, the staff at CLA will interview each student, listen to his or her needs and match student with the most suitable level. In addition, the Pathway to College program at California Language Academy provides opportunities to help connect you to many outstanding universities in the U.S. such as Santa Monica College, New York Film Academy, West Cliff University, etc. After completing a program, students will receive a professional certificate issued by CLA as a recognition.