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.
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 - 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.
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.