Gorgeous Downtown San Monica location
Our air-conditioned offices are just a couple of blocks away from the beach
Our classes are small – there are never more than 12 students in a class
Our students come from every corner of the world
New courses begin every Monday


If you’ve decided to learn English in Los Angeles, then you should definitely check out our premium English language school. It won’t be too much of a bother visiting us, as we are neatly located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, close to Third Street Promenade, only a couple of minutes away from Santa Monica Pier. Wilshire Boulevard, one of the city’s most iconic streets, is the place we call home.

The building we are situated in offers an astonishing view of Downtown Santa Monica, and we occupy the entire third floor, which means you’ll be just high enough to see the ocean out the window. And, at our school, you will not only learn English in Los Angeles, the epicenter of urban, yet relaxed culture, but you will do so with the aid of all the newest advances in technology.

All our classrooms have loud-and-clear sound systems that will ease audio-visual learning exercises, and Smart TVs for all those interactive activities we have in store for you. Plus, there is free Wi-Fi in our student lounge, and computers that our students can use whenever they want. The kitchenette is always available for a quick cup of joe. All of the rooms are air-conditioned, which is a great plus in a city as hot as LA.

But, as great as having well-equipped classrooms and modern amenities is, we still put the emphasis on academic excellence of every one of our students. That is why we created a team of highly experienced language-teaching experts, which will lead you down the path to English language mastery. They will do so in small groups of students, never more than 12, with an average of six to seven students a class. Providing quality language learning is simply impossible if the classroom is overly crowded. And, should you ever lose your way, either academically or literally, our Students Services and Admissions & Housing teams will always be there to provide vital assistance. To learn English in Los Angeles properly, is to learn English at CEL.


Los Angeles is the dream destination of many and having the opportunity to learn English in LA is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We will make sure that choosing the College of English Language was the best decision you ever made!

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It’s never easy to move house, and it’s near impossible to move home. We know how stressful and frightening it can be to find yourself on unfamiliar ground, juggling academic obligations with the quest for a place to stay. Whether you want to learn English at a renowned San Diego Academy, or you’ve decided to attend our Santa Monica language academy, the problem remains the same – how to find my home away from home, where I can feel relaxed enough to focus all my efforts into my language learning endeavor. Well, we’ve got your back!

We’ve compiled a wide array of adequate housing options for you to choose from, that can fit anyone’s budget. You can choose a host family, making an attempt to completely embrace every aspect of American culture, or you can choose to share an apartment or a residence with your fellow students.

But know this – whatever it is you end up choosing, it is going to fulfill our three staples of quality student housing – convenience, comfort, and cleanliness. We have screened each of the accommodation choices carefully, so have no fear that they will adhere to the highest of standards.


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There probably isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t heard of Los Angeles. It is one of the most famous cities in the world, a constantly-expanding metropolis located in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the United States. It is a city of stars, movie industry, latest trends, jet set, and all the tantalizing intrigue that comes with it. It is popular with tourists from all over the world, but natives also wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s perfect just the way it is – hot, sunny, and bursting with things to do and places to see.

And the best thing about Los Angeles is that it’s so diverse everyone is able to find the perfect spot for their needs and wants. For those of you who like to take it slow after a hard-day’s work, LA can really surprise you. Not all of it is fast, modern, and popular. Some off-the-beaten-track locations will give you all the peace you’re desperately searching for. Venice Beach is famous throughout California for its varied and stimulating activities, but if you scratch below the surface, you’ll find that it can be the perfect escape for you to grab a serene sunset. You just have to be a little adventurous.

If, on the other hand, you’re the sort of person who likes to get their blood pumping and heart racing, Los Angeles will certainly prove its reputation to you. Paragliding in Malibu might just be the best choice for all the adrenaline junkies occupying this marvelous city. There’s also the omnipresent surfing at Santa Monica and Venice Beach, as well as some rarely-talked-about activities, such as rock climbing at Stoney Point, or L.A. River kayaking. Just don’t overdo it, ok?

Shopsters will also be able to get their fill of retail excitement, as this is one of the areas Los Angeles excels at. You don’t really have to look far to find the shopping haven of your dreams. Third Street Promenade contains pretty much everything you’ve ever wanted if you’re out on a spending spree, but there are also popular places that offer hot goods on a bargain, such as the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Something for everybody.

The nightlife in Los Angeles is second to none, as was to be expected. There are so many popular social hubs that we’re struggling to select just a few. Bootsy Bellows, Academy LA, Riviera 31, Poppy, and the Conga Room are just some of the places that illustrate just how varied LA’s nightclub offer is. Whatever location you choose for your night on the town, you’ll rarely choose poorly. Just grab your friends and be off.

As for the good grub, you’ve guessed it – The City of Angels boasts a culinary diversity so vast, you’ll be struggling to know when to stop experimenting with your food spots. If you want good sushi, stop by Sushi Ginza Onodera and enjoy the best one in town. Tacos are sublime at Guerrilla Tacos, and you can find no better pizza than at Pizzana. The classic burgers at the Apple Pan’s will teleport you to vintage Americana, and the haute cuisine available at Vespertine will make you feel like the most important person in the world. We could go on and on about the best places to eat in this food-fusion of a city, but we think this is enough to get you started.

As you can certainly see, Los Angeles has it all, and in spades. Whatever it is you choose to do here, whichever way you want to spend your free time, LA will never disappoint. However, there is still one important thing we’ve forgotten to mention, and it is that Los Angeles is home to the most prestigious English language school in the area – College of English Language. Come learn English in Los Angeles, and experience everything Angeltown has to offer along the way.

Santa Monica has an amazing beach.
More than 340 sunshiny days every year
Santa Monica Beach is oh so close
And so are Hollywood and Venice Beach
Third Street Promenade is the center of food and shopping
See the legendary Route 66 in Santa Monica
Walk along the Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy the amazing 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)