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ELC Santa Barbara

If you choose ELC Santa Barbara as your destination to study English, be prepared to never want to leave!  Formerly one of California’s best kept secrets, Santa Barbara is known for its lovely climate and incredible landscape of white sandy beaches and palm trees.

Just ten minutes on foot to the beach and two blocks from State Street, ELC has an excellent location in the center of Santa Barbara. The school is housed in a typical Santa Barbara colonial style building on a street lined with palm trees.  The great location means the school is easily accessible on foot or by bicycle.

The school has a variety of courses, and is also an authorized Cambridge examination center, making it a great option for taking an exam preparation course.

The ELC team has a program of activities which can be participated in as a part of the course price or at a reduced price. All ELC teachers hold a university degree as a minimum qualification.

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School Facts

School size:

medium

Classrooms:

13

High season:

July - August

Switzerland
48%
Japan
6%
Saudi Arabia
6%
Brazil
4%
Worldwide
36%

18 - 23 years old:

35%

24 - 30 years old:

35%

31 - 50 years old:

10%

Location

ELC, 1100 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,715 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,835 USD (4 weeks)
  • 24 standard group lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,095 USD (4 weeks)
  • 30 standard group lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
5,115 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
3,675 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 8 hours of surfing over two weeks
  • Transfer, surfboard and wet suit included
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
3,035 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 6 hours of private tennis lessons over two weeks
  • Racket and tennie balls included
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
2,420 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Unlimited group yoga classes
  • Yoga mat, water bottle and towel included
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 14
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-28 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-15 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
6 - 11
Weeks: 6 - 11
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  • 30 Cambridge Advanced (CAE) exam preparation lesson per week
  • Course duration depends on the starting date:
    6 weeks: 2019-07-08
    9 weeks: 2019-04-08 / 2019-09-30
    10 weeks: 2019-06-10
    11 weeks: 2019-03-25 / 2019-09-16
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 9-12
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Starting dates: 2019-03-25 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-06-10 | 2019-07-08 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-30
Full days
Schedule: Full days
4
Weeks: 4
2,175 USD (4 weeks)
  • 30 Cambridge Advanced (CAE) exam preparation lesson per week
  • Class length in minutes: 50
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 9-12
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Starting dates: 2019-07-22

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Breakfast
Breakfast
Shared
Shared
1,285 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 30-60 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 16
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,385 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 30-60 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 16
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
3,900 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 20 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available (coin operated)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Kitchenette
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
2,180 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 20 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available (coin operated)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Kitchenette
  • Only available for two people travelling together

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
150 USD
Price: 150 USD
Return
Direction: Return
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
290 USD
Price: 290 USD
One Way
Direction: One Way
09.00-22.00
Operating Hours: 09.00-22.00
60 USD
Price: 60 USD

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-02-18 | 2019-05-27 | 2019-07-04 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-11-28 - 2019-11-29 | 2019-12-24 - 2019-12-25 | 2020-01-01

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

Based on 237 reviews

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