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ELC English Language Center

ELC English Language Center

If you choose to study English at our English School in Santa Barbara in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California, you will never want to leave.

If you choose to study English at our English School in Santa Barbara in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California, you will never want to leave. Once called California's best kept secret, Santa Barbara is known all over the world for its exceptional climate, stunning scenery, and palm-lined, white-sand beaches.

A short ten-minute walk from the beach, ELC Santa Barbara is perfectly located in its own award winning building across the street from the Santa Barbara Courthouse (an architectural and historical landmark) and two blocks from State Street. Every day almost half of our students bike, skateboard or rollerblade to school.

The neighborhood around the school, referred to as the arts and culture area of Santa Barbara, is pleasantly crowded with outdoor cafes, restaurants, music clubs, historical attractions, and fabulous shopping.

Here in the charming, small and friendly city of Santa Barbara you will find a perfect balance between studying English and enjoying the outdoors with your school friends.

Santa Barbara, California is often referred to as the American Riviera because of its year-round perfect weather, ocean views, artsy culture, high-end shopping and fine wine and food.

Santa Barbara combines the cultural and recreational offerings of a major city with the warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere of a small town. Throughout Santa Barbara there are fascinating things to see and do. Visitors enjoy fine food at top - rated restaurants and wine tasting during tours of the Santa Ynez Valley wineries.

Activities such as surfing and kayaking at the beautiful beaches are great for visits who are eager to experience Santa Barbara's active outdoor culture. Visitors do not need a tour guide to get around Santa Barbara because it is easy to travel on foot or bike and the beautiful view and Mediterranean climate make either option very enjoyable.

Weekend travel to Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco is a great way to explore sunny California. Whether you travel independently, with friends or family for study, work or vacation you will always feel at home in sunny Santa Barbara.

The city of Santa Barbara, California is known all over the world for its exceptional climate, stunning scenery, and palm-lined, white-sand beaches. A short walk from the beach, ELC is perfectly situated across the street from the Santa Barbara Courthouse and two blocks from State Street.

If you like the idea of studying American English and taking English classes at a school located in a friendly and uncrowded small city, then ELC Santa Barbara is your best choice.

The ELC Los Angeles staff is eager to assist our international students in achieving their long-term learning goals. ELC offers the following support services to ensure each student's time at ELC is enjoyable, effective and worry - free.

Student Visa

Student Visa - ELC has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue the SEVIS Form I-20. Students enrolling in a minimum 24-lesson per week course are eligible to receive an I-20 form in order to apply for a F-1 student visa in their country.

Academic Help Desk

Each student also has the option to participate in our free academic help desk to receive more English language study time with our dedicated faculty.

English Level Evaluation with Multi-Level Placement

Each student benefits from our English level evaluation with multi-level placement. Our method of placement testing allows students to be place into the appropriate level for each skill area, rather than a single level placement for all skill areas. This method ensures that students study English in the learning environment that is best for them.

Authorized Test Center

All ELC Schools are open authorized test administration sites for all of the Cambridge exams including FCE, CAE and CPE. ELC is also an authorized test center of the Institutional TOEFL Test and TOEIC Test.

Chaperoned Activities

Each student can continue to practice his/her English skills outside of the school through chaperoned activities and excursions with their friends from ELC. Participating in activities is a great way for students to meet their classmates and experience all that Boston has to offer.

University Admission Services

ELC is pleased to offer free counseling and university placement services to all ELC students interested in continuing their education at an American college or university.

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Fundation date:
1978
Closest airport:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
Classrooms quantity:
12
High season average students:
12
Low season average students:
0