School California Language Academy in Los Angeles, United States
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California Language Academy

Los Angeles, United States
Excellent 4.9
School 4.9
Accommodation 5.0
Course 4.9
Free time activities 4.7
Alissa and Ari Olgun have created a welcoming, accommodating space for students from all over the world.

We look forward to personally welcoming you to our fun and unique California Language Academy family!

California Language Academy students are a part of our family and we make sure that they are well taken care of with a wide variety of student services, like student-centered lessons, Visa consultation, guided activities and so much more.

Our school in Los Angeles is located close to restaurants, attractions & beaches.

Students are not just a number, they are part of our family. Teachers & staff want to get to know you.

Lessons are student-centered and held outside at least once a month for real-world application. Fun in the sun!


General English TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 10 students per class 1 lesson — 60 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
27 August—7 September

Maximum of 10 students per class for personal, individualized and student centered lessons.

Teachers are highly-qualified, certified,passionate and professional.

Classes are conducted in our modern facilities in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Open to all levels from Beginner to Advanced and classes start on most Mondays.

Planned social outings and “Hot Topics” are woven into the daily lessons for real world practice.

Study all English skill areas including: Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.

Part-time and Full-time options available.


You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!


30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Half board

The best way to improve your English conversational skills and to learn about Los Angeles, is to live with a local American homestay. You will be welcomed into their family and treated like you are part of the family! California Language Academy students love to meet new people and practice their English language skills as often as possible.

We carefully select our homestays families.

All families receive CLA’s “Home-Sweet-Home” training.

Safe, clean, English-speaking homes.

Los Angeles homestays are available year-round.

In homestays, you will live with an American family and practice your English skills everyday.

Half board (breakfast and dinner each day) included.

The school is easily accessible from the homestays. The average commute to/from CLA is 25 – 45 minutes by public transportation.

Choice of single rooms or double rooms depending on availability.

Extended Stay America

5 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

California Language Academy residence offer you great rooms with fantastic amenities and they are located close to school and fantastic eateries and shopping centers.


Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur


Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


very good

Alissa and Ari Olgun have created a welcoming, accommodating space for students from all over the world who want to improve their English acumen and adapt to local culture with a little immersion and hands-on experience. I would recommend the school to anyone - they are responsive, communicative and easy to work with.

California Language Academy (Los Angeles, United States) language school reviews

The teachers at the CLA are very passionate, highly talented and some of the most caring people I have come across.

Shout-out to Alissa, Ari, John and Harriette. Lovely staff, lively discussions and great outings help you bond with everyone else studying there.

You'll have a great time here, for sure!!


I took business english course for 12wks last-summer and it was exactly I needed! They had many interesting programs! with smart, fun, loving teachers and plus, very nice helpful staff. I had wonderful time learning English there! I highly recommend to all :)

California Language Academy (Los Angeles, United States) language school reviews
August 2017
very good

California ESL was a great experience for me, I learned a lot with personalized classes, small groups, fun activities outside of the classroom, lunch together in special occasions, everything to practice our lessons, very friendly staff.

I really recommend this English school!

Puerto Rico
August 2017

I did my final year internship at CLA and I had an amazing experience! I also went to a couple of their classes and they are truly helpful. The staff is great and you get to know a lot of other students. I definitely recommend CLA if you want a fun language experience!

United States
September 2017

I came to California Language Academy - Los Angeles in the hopes of finding a Portuguese professor that would be able to help me with my accent. Having family roots in both Portugal and Brazil, the development of my Portuguese accent proved to be very interesting to say the least. I was also planning a permanent move to Brazil in the future (now only 4 days away) and I wanted to make sure that I was prepared language wise. In my experience, Portuguese is not a language that is in high demand in Los Angeles, especially compared to other foreign languages such as Spanish. California Language Academy - Los Angeles was the closest language school to my house that offered Portuguese classes, so I decided to give them a shot.

Never attending a language school prior to this, I did not know what to expect. The first day I walk in, I was greeted by one of the coolest people that I'd ever met. Jessie Hill gave me a tour of the classrooms and broke down what I should expect if I decide to continue and actually do the program. As I said before, Portuguese isn't in too high demand, so I expected the only option for me would be private lessons. I chose the 10 class package and attended my private lessons every Wednesday night for one hour.

My professor, Krista Heinrich, is the only teacher that anyone would ever need if wanting to learn Portuguese or English. She goes above and beyond what it means to teach. Her passion is making sure that the student is given exactly what he/she needs to grow. Saying that I was fortunate to have met her would be an understatement. Now that my class has been completed, I am still in close contact with Krista and her family! Krista is a true friend and an amazing professor who anyone would be lucky to have.

The bottom line is this: the California Language Academy - Los Angeles is for everyone! This is a school whose staff has a strong passion for languages and an even stronger passion for teaching. Alissa and Ari Olgun truly are the sweetest people one could ever meet and are individuals one would aspire to be like. Jessie even hooked me up with Diego Ribeiro, Director of Recruitment and from Brazil, who has become such a cool friend. Whether it was talking about life abroad with Janine Krause before my class every Wednesday over a cup of coffee or losing track of time with Krista because we were having so much fun, I was extremely fortunate to have had this experience. California Language Academy is home.


How I miss this school! I felt like at home there, both at school and in a host family. I really liked it. Teachers - insanely friendly, every day asked me how I was doing, if everything was OK. This attitude to each student is a deserved respect and the desire to return there again.

My host mother, Jolly, became like my second mother. We spent evenings with her, walked, watched movies, she even introduced me to some of her relatives. With Jolly we still communicate, she even promised to come to visit me! :)

Thank you very much to this school and Linguatrip! I have only positive impressions and still miss the teachers, the city and the host family ...

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8632 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Average age: 24
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