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Language School Santa BarbaraEnglish Language Center: Live your Californian dream

Do you picture yourself learning English and living in California for a while? Every year, thousands of students who share your dream make it come true by taking an English course in Santa Barbara. There is a huge range of English courses available from the English Language Center in Santa Barbara, a prestigious school located in the heart of this beautiful Californian city. The ELC school in Santa Barbara is committed to delivering high quality language instruction in a pleasant environment that supports students' needs and keeps them motivated. And if you add to that the city's balmy weather and great entertainment scene, it is easy to see why studying English in Santa Barbara is one of the best decisions you could ever make. Ready to live the dream? Then come to Santa Barbara to learn English, live an adventure abroad, and gain valuable skills for life.

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The English Language Center is located on 1100 Santa Barbara Street, right in downtown Santa Barbara. The school's location has been carefully chosen so that all students enjoy easy access to public parks and gardens, museums, department stores, and to dozens of restaurants serving the best international food. Santa Barbara's world famous beach is only 10 minutes away on foot. The school's central location means that you can easily get around by public transport, on foot, by bike, or even rollerblading.

The school has been up and running sine 1978 and is fully accredited to deliver language courses to all levels. There is a range of flexible programmes and courses on offer to help you fit your studies around other interests. Some of the courses available at ELC include General English courses, exam preparation, business English, and a range of courses that combine language learning with the practise of other activities, such as photography, dance, or surfing. All courses are taught by friendly and university-educated teachers who work to high standards and use top-quality and engaging learning materials. During the afternoons, you will have several non-academic activities to choose from to help you integrate in your new environment.

At ELC Santa Barbara you will also have access to a student lounge, WiFi, computers, and outdoor seating areas where you can study under the bright Californian sun. What's more, you will benefit from the assistance of an in-house coordinator who will help you settle in and find the perfect type of accommodation for your needs.

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    Language Course Start Date Weeks Lessons Price
    Course informationGeneral English Course
    Course informationCambridge First (FCE)
    30 US$2,790
    Course informationCambridge Advanced (CAE)
    30 US$2,790
    School Highlights
    • Cambridge International Exam Centre
    • Located in a newly renovated, award-winning, Santa Barbara style building
    • Surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains.


    “I like everything at ELC Santa Barbara, when I am here I don't want to be anywhere else.”

    School Services

    • Air conditioning
    • Computer room
    • Learning centre
    • Student lounge
    • Terrace
    • Vending machines
    • Wifi


    Facts and Numbers


    1100 Santa Barbara Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    United States

    Student Nationalities

    Western Europe 34%
    Eastern Europe 6%
    Asia 9%
    Latin America 11%
    Middle East 39%
    Various 1%

    Age Mix

    Ages 16-18 10%
    Ages 19-24 75%
    Ages 25-30 10%
    Over 30 5%

    Opening Hours

    08.30-16:30 Monday to Friday

    School Holidays

    29.05.2017, 04.07.2017, 04.09.2017, 23.11.2017, 24.11.2017, 25.12.2017, 26.12.2017

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