Southern California's favorite English Language School

Founded in 1981, the College of English Language offers high-quality English language courses, as well as exam preparation courses to international students. We have 3 schools throughout California, located in San Diego, Pacific Beach and Santa Monica. 

Our experienced teachers and small classes (max. 12 students per class) provide students with a personal and enriching academic environment.  Learning English at CEL is much more than learning the top language in the world. It’s an opportunity to experience American culture, meet students from other countries and cultivate an international perspective.

CEL is accredited by the Commission of English Language Accreditation (CEA), recognized by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) and a member of EnglishUSA.


Take a sneak peek into the melting pot that is California

Who knows what exciting things could happen if you are bold enough to visit California, America’s pride and joy? Whether you decide to learn English in San Diego or Pacific Beach, or opt for a Los Angeles language school, it will be the best decision you’ve ever made. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don’t dwell on it. Seize the moment!

English language school San Diego is proud to call its own

The College of English Language was founded in sunny California for a good reason. The city of San Diego has so much to offer, making it the perfect place for an immersive learning experience for those who attend our English schools in San Diego or Pacific Beach.

Leading the way for language schools in Los Angeles

Or would you prefer to learn English in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas? Our Santa Monica language academy is a dream-come-true for aspiring English speakers. This area is always a spectacular choice and its eclectic crowd from all over the world make it feel like home away from home.

No time to be self-conscious, the world is your oyster!

Don’t let your current proficiency level hold you down. Learning a new language is a bold, admirable move and there’s nothing intimidating about our English language courses in San Diego, Pacific Beach and Santa Monica. Quite the opposite, actually: we’ll help you enhance your language skills and this will, in turn, help you blend in.

Find yourself the perfect Santa Monica, Pacific Beach or San Diego English school!

We push the bar for Santa Monica, Pacific Beach & San Diego language schools and it’s time for you to find out why. Venture into the unknown. The thrilling experience is bound to enrich your life and perhaps even turn it around!

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