English courses Santa Monica, United States

Learn English and Study abroad in Santa Monica (USA)

Santa Monica
1413 Second Street Santa MonicacaCA 90401US

Santa Monica, a perfect mix of beaches and urban life

During your course in Santa Monica, you will have all the benefits of being close to California, but in a smaller, more personal city. Santa Monica has a mild climate, palm trees punctuating the streets, endless beaches and sunsets, which will become part of your daily life.

After your English classes, you can start exploring the coastal city. Discover the famous Santa Monica Pier, then go and soak up the atmosphere on the Promenade, where you will find cinemas, shops, restaurants, as well as buskers lining the streets. Have a go at surfing, skateboarding or ride your bike throughout the city.

The ELS team organizes numerous activities designed to help you to discover Santa Monica as well a the iconic attractions of California. What do you think a tour of Universal Studios, a shopping trip in Beverly Hills or a visit to Disneyland? In Santa Monica, go along on a bowling outing and have dinner with fellow students.

English courses in the heart of Santa Monica

The ELS Center is in the heart of Santa Monica and close to the Promenade, giving you access to its language education technology center and a fully equipped library where you can study. Through its partnership with the YMCA gym (five minutes' walk away), you can use the many sports facilities available: a gym, a fitness center, an indoor pool, football, tennis, basketball, volleyball and squash courts, a skating rink and a fitness facilities. You can also enjoy aerobics or golf, for a small fee.

The location of the language school in Santa Monica will allow you to easily visit the pier or beach in just a few minutes, where you can enjoy a round of beach volleyball!

Want to continue your stay in the U.S.? Enjoy the partnerships between ELS and more than 650 universities. For more information about planning to study in the United States, speak to your ELS advisor.


1413 Second Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401


001 310 451 4544

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Hostelling International Residence

Hostelling International houses both international and American students. You will have a shared room (bedding is provided) and a shared bathroom on each floor. Breakfast is included and the kitchen is available for other meals. There is also a lounge area to relax, a media room with internet and laundry (coin machines). The residence is located just 5 minutes walk from the ELS center.

Barrington Plaza Apartments

Barrington Plaza is located in Brentwood, an attractive and safe neighborhood within a 5 minute walk to nearby shops and restaurants. It is also a 25-30 minute bus ride to the famous Beverly Hills neighborhood where students could shop and dine with celebrities, and 20-25 minutes by bus from the ELS/Santa Monica center.

Barrington Plaza offers twin bedrooms in a fully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. The apartment includes high speed internet, air-conditioning, heater, cable television and a bi-weekly cleaning service. Bedrooms include two twin-sized beds, two study desks, chairs, lamp, pillows, sheets, and towels. The kitchen includes a stove, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, plates, cups, utensils, cooking equipment, iron, ironing table, and cleaning equipment.

When a bedroom is shared, students are usually paired with another student from a different country. Each apartment is designated as either male or female student apartments.

Facilities within the complex include communal laundry room, tennis court, a heated outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool and a fitness center.

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