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Business Semester/Year in Los Angeles

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you, as you gain a competitive edge in the world of work, business and commerce. 

Business Semester/Year is an intensive immersion course that raises your English level and develops the language, skills and cultural understanding you need for success in the business world.

This course is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. It is 30 lessons per week, comprised of 20 lessons General English + 10 lessons business focus.

Your journey to success

From the day you arrive at EC we will plan your route to fluency. You will be guided through these steps:

  1. Sit a placement test to determine your level of English
  2. Join a class with other students of the same level
  3. Meet your teachers, mentor and Business Semester/Year Co-Ordinator
  4. Receive your personal Language Portfolio
  5. Embark on an empowering and thorough Business English course
  6. Receive constant guidance, monitoring and feedback
  7. Receive continual assessment through class tutorials, homework and regular level tests
  8. Have confidence your learning is on track as you progress towards fluency
  • Lessons


    400 USD
    per Term


Reasons to take this course

  • You want to learn the communication skills you need to succeed in a variety of corporate situations
  • You would like to gain an internationally recognised Business English qualification
  • You want to learn English for business-world success
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Intensity 20 General English lessons + 10 Business English lessons per week
Length Minimum 24 weeks
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level Low Intermediate to Advanced


The language of business

You will develop the fluency, accuracy and confidence to deal with clients and colleagues in English, plus the skills you need to function within relevant corporate contexts.

Your support network of teachers, mentors and Business Year Coordinator will ensure you succeed.

Language Portfolio

Exclusive to our long-term students, this unique study tool will assess your learning style and offer strategies to help you improve.

Your language portfolio will record your personal learning requirements, goals and achievements, and evaluate your progress in tests and assignments.

Additional benefits

  • Free Academic Workshops.
  • Competency Descriptor for each level.
  • Structured guidance on participation and motivation.
  • Regular homework and progress and level tests.

Mentoring and guidance

On this course you will get an excellent level of personal attention, with motivation and support provided on three levels:

  1. Regular one-to-one meetings with your personal mentor
  2. Class tutorials
  3. Meetings with your Business Year Co-ordinator

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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


    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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