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English and Global Career Development in Los Angeles

Learn English while you identify your perfect career path, gather insights from business leaders and real companies, and receive tangible outcomes to validate your development. This exclusive programme, which is divided over three terms, will give you a solid foundation for professional success.

As you raise your English level, each term prepares you for a different cornerstone of career success: essential business skills, personal focus and real professional experience.

Within each term, you will acquire new English language skills while engaging with a group of focused, like-minded students and authentic business people. You will develop key professional skills and a working understanding of many different corporate concepts and situations. By the end of the programme, you will have gained:

  • an advanced level of English
  • an employer reference
  • an online professional profile highlighting your achievements and abilities
  • an increased international network
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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to develop your career prospects
  • You want to learn first-hand, from local business people and authentic situations
  • You would like a working understanding of business concepts
Lessons per week 30 (20 General English + 10 English & Global Career Development)
Lesson length 45 minutes
Course length 8 weeks per term
Length Minimum 1 week
Minimum level B1+ for Terms 1&2, B2+ for Term 3
Start dates 11 January, 07 March, 09 May, 04 July and 05 September

Knowledge + Focus + Action

Term 1: Business Essentials

Learn English while gaining valuable in-depth insights into the key parts of a company and the secrets to what makes it thrive.

Each week of this term will focus on a different area of the world of business, such as ‘Mission Planning: Setting a Company Vision’, ‘Using Customer Feedback’ and ‘The Product Development Cycle’. You will learn directly from industry experts through authentic case studies and lectures.

During this term you will:

  • Examine areas such as strategic planning, finance, HR, digital marketing, and operations
  • Learn about real-life business situations through authentic case studies
  • Engage directly with local professionals

Minimum level: Intermediate

Starts: 9 January, 3 July, 4 September

Term 2: Find Your Focus

This term is all about you. Develop your language skills while planning your career and your professional future.

EC has partnered with the organisation RoadTrip Nation, specialists in empowering individuals to find their path in life. In this term you will use cutting-edge profiling techniques to determine your perfect career, identify and interview local leaders in the field, and create a profile to begin your own journey.

During this term you will:

  • Discover the ideal career for you through research and profiling
  • Interview and film local experts explaining how to turn a passion into a career
  • Practise the professional skills of cold-calling, interviewing, and presenting

Minimum level: Intermediate

Starts: 6 March, 4 September, 30 October

Term 3: Career Skills in Action

Use your English language and put your professional skills to use in an authentic business context.

During this term you will be actively involved with a local enterprise, as you develop and implement a project to transform a business idea into reality. Your project could include designing, marketing and running an event, establishing and executing a customer service strategy, or digital awareness building.

During this term you will:

  • See an authentic professional project through from conception to completion
  • Create an online digital portfolio showcasing your work
  • Refine your networking skills as you engage directly with the local business community

Minimum level: Pre-Advanced

Starts: 9 January, 8 May, 30 October, 8 January, 2018

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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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