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Academic English in Los Angeles

Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations.

You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to study at an English speaking university
  • You desire an academically rigorous class that focuses on academic speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • You want to study with students who are also motivated to enter university
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Lessons per week 20 General English lessons + 10 Academic English lessons per week
Hours per week 22.5
Minimum Length 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Level Intermediate to Advanced

Expectations

Core English

Each week, you will spend 20 lessons specifically improving your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation through varied activities that will also engage your speaking, listening, reading and writing. Every language learner is different, and this is your opportunity to work on the skills you most need.

Academic focus

Your 10 weekly Academic English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Listening to lectures
Understanding academic texts
Report writing
Taking notes
Giving presentations
Expressing ideas and opinions

Real skills

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university while training you to become a more independent learner though self-study skills, and creates awareness of learning techniques required for real success in higher education.

Improve your future

By the end of your experience at EC, important doors of opportunity will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with all the academic demands and requirements of an English-speaking university.

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  • Chloe Saux

    Chloe Saux

    studied at EC Los Angeles

    I went to EC Los Angeles for one month. Since my first day, I had a good time at school, at my homestay and also with the other people that I met.The school has a great locationin a huge modern buildingnear beaches, downtown and the bus station.But I think that ...

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  • Christian Woelm

    Christian Woelm

    studied at EC Los Angeles

    My experience at EC was great, interesting, and very fun. I learned a lot and it was awesome! My best memory was the skydiving activity. It was exciting and unreal, like in another world.The level was good,I learned a lot. I could use my English skills and I got better ...

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  • Debbie

    Debbie

    studied at EC Los Angeles

    California is just great! For the first week, we’ve already seen many things and had great experiences. The landscape is wonderful here, I especially love the sea. The school is very interesting and our class is very small (only 5 students) but I like it. Our teachers are very friendly ...

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