Our school in LOS ANGELES

We’ve wanted to give our students a classroom with a view, which is why we’ve chosen the location in the neighborhood of the Third Street Promenade & Downtown Santa Monica. This is the place we call home in Los Angeles, and a place that can become your home for learning English.

Our English Language school in Los Angeles occupies the entire third floor of a beautiful building on Wilshire Boulevard, and boasts a picturesque view of the Downtown. Not only is our location incredible, but so is the school itself. It’s packed with the most modern technology, making our language school in Los Angeles the most technologically advanced school in the entire area. There are 11 high-tech classrooms Smart TVs that help during those highly interactive lessons of ours. Plus, we are glad to say that every classroom is air-conditioned, and that we have created a lounge where every student can use our free Wi-Fi, several computers.

However, not everything is in the equipment and the location. Yes, modern technology eases all teaching and learning efforts, and a great location makes the experience a lot more enjoyable, but our primary goal is the academic success of our students. That is why our staff consists only of the most experienced teachers, and why you will never be able to see more than 12 students in a single class at our English school in Los Angeles. The interactive teaching methods we employ only further increase the learning potential of our students, and, should they ever find themselves in need of assistance, our Student Services, as well as our Admissions & Housing teams are always on the stand-by, waiting to solve any problems that might occur. So, if you’re looking for the best language schools Los Angeles can offer, you really don’t have to look anymore.



Our courses

General English
Course Avg. students/class Max. students/class F1 needed Registration
Intensive (20 lessons/week) 7 12 No Apply now
Intensive Plus (24 lessons/week) 7 12 Yes Apply now
Super Intensive (30 lessons/week) 7 12 Yes Apply now
Academic Year
Course Avg. students/class Max. students/class F1 needed Registration
Academic Year - Intensive Plus (24 lessons/week) 7 12 Yes Apply now
Academic Year - Super Intensive (30 lessons/week) 7 12 Yes Apply now
TOEFL Exam Preparation 
Course Avg. students/class Max. students/class F1 needed Registration
TOEFL Plus (20 + 6 lessons/week) 6 12 Yes Apply now
Super TOEFL (24 + 6 lessons) 6 12 Yes Apply now
Private Lessons  
Course Avg. students/class Max. students/class F1 needed Registration
Private lessons 1 1 Apply now
English & Surfing 
Course Avg. students/class Max. students/class F1 needed Registration
General English Intensive & Surfing (20 + 4) 7 12 No Apply now
General English Intensive Plus & Surfing (24 + 4) 7 12 Yes Apply now
General English Super Intensive & Surfing (30 + 4) 7 12 Yes Apply now


Finding your feet in a new environment, especially if you come from another country, is an extremely stressful and life-changing experience. It’s difficult enough having to juggle all your academic responsibilities, even without the need to find adequate accommodation all on your own. It makes little difference if you’ve chosen our San Diego location or you’ve decided to learn English in Los Angeles, CA. In order to achieve foreign language finesse, you need to find a place you can call your own.

That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to give you a range of housing options we have deemed suitable, and let you choose the perfect one for you. It doesn’t matter if you want to adopt American culture to the fullest by choosing a host family, or you’d prefer to share a residence or an apartment with international students that have become your friends. We’ve thought of everything, and there are plenty of options to choose from.

We make our choice of adequate accommodation for our students based on three principles – cleanliness, comfort, and convenience. And you can be sure all the places for you to choose from fit the bill perfectly.

Host family

from $300/week
Our carefully selected host families provide breakfast or breakfast and dinner
  • Carefully selected families
  • Most families offer free Wifi
  • Avg. distance 40-50 minutes
Host family Santa Monica

Student House

from $325/week
Amazing student accommodation just a 15-minute bus drive from the school
  • Located in Santa Monica
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • 15 minutes by bus to CEL
Student House Santa Monica

Our activities


Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about Los Angeles. And how could you not? It is home to the most famous movie industry in the world – Hollywood. Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the general star-vibe are just some of the aspects that attract many tourists and natives alike to explore this magnificent sprawling metropolis.

But, let’s get back to the basics first. Not everything Los Angeles has to offer is hip, new, lavish, and flashy. It is easy to get that impression, but, the truth is, Los Angeles has something to offer for anyone. If it’s some quiet time you need to unwind after a long day, hop to Venice Beach and find a peaceful, secluded spot to enjoy the gorgeous sunset and ponder the events that transpired.

It’s easy to remain active in LA too. For all those who like their free time just a tad pumped with adrenaline, Los Angeles delivers. You could sail to Catalina Island and treat yourself to an underwater paradise by snorkeling. You can paddleboard the Balboa Island and see nature from a different perspective, or you can take it a bit further and scale Mount Baldy. Not only is the climb itself rewarding enough, but the view from the top will certainly take your breath away.

Avid shoppers will be quick to find their entertainment in LA, and it’s no surprise, not really. There’s something for everybody, and, who knows, you might run into somebody you’ve seen on the silver screen while perusing the many interesting shopping locations Los Angeles provides. If you’re an LA novice, you can begin your retail therapy at the most famous shopping location in Los Angeles – the Grove. Not only is it extremely varied, but it offers the possibility of chance encounters such as random celebrity book signings at Barnes & Nobles. Then, as you become more confident, you can transition to hidden shipping gems such as Melrose Avenue, or Beachfront Bargain Hunting at Venice Beach.

Why Should you Learn English in Los Angeles?

We’re literally only going to tell you one thing about the nightlife in Los Angeles – it’s probably the best in the world, simple as that. You can find night-time entertainment wherever you turn your head. LA will never disappoint when it comes to party time.

As for the food… Well, Los Angeles itself is home to many different nationalities, each bringing its own ethnic flavors into the culinary heaven LA has become. Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, fusion, rustic, hearty, grill… Whatever type of food you’re craving at any given moment, you can find in a matter of minutes.

Plainly said, Los Angeles has it all, and anything that has ever crossed your mind, anything at all, you can do in this in this majestic city. Arm yourself with the spirit of exploration, and embark on an adventure into the unknown. Well, not everything is going to be an unknown. You know you want to learn English at the best of Los Angeles language schools – College of English Education.


Santa Monica has an amazing beach.
340+ sunshine-filled days a year
Vicinity to Santa Monica Beach
Venice Beach and Hollywood are just as near
Third Street Promenade – culinary and shopping center
Route 66 goes right through Santa Monica
The famous Santa Monica Pier
Outstanding nightlife


CEL Santa Monica
320 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

+1 310 933 3419

+1 619 810 4445


8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Pacific Time)

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Average score: 4,76 / 5

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The CEL school in Santa Monica is great! All teachers were always very motivated and helpful. It was great to be in school for two months. I improved my speaking and writing a lot and it was always fun to be in class. Furthermore, the location is perfect to do a variety of activities. The beach is just a couple of minutes away and you have a lot of opportunities like playing volleyball, going shopping or just hanging out and enjoying the weather in LA. Thank you for the great time guys! I'll definitely come back :-)
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