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Columbia West College

For over two decades, school's highly qualified faculty and staff have helped the students not only improve their English skills but also succeed in reaching their highest personal and professional potential.

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
Essential English
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

General Englsih curriculum is designed to help you improve your English naturally as you move from beginning to advanced levels. Also, this program's structure, great teachers, engaging activities, and small classroom sizes help you become more comfortable with English so you can learn English as quickly as possible.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

350 $ 333 $ for 2 weeks
University Preparation
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

Students are given a strong foundation of academic English language skills through Columbia West College's ESL classes at the Los Angeles campus. After developing the necessary English language skills, university-bound students are encouraged to take the Introductory or Advanced Levels (or both) of the University Preparation program. A typical university preparation program teaches students university level academic skills, but Columbia West College's University Preparation program is unique and goes far beyond that. Teachers also take the time to familiarize students with American university culture and teach the out-of-classroom skills needed for success. These include time and stress management, effective classroom interaction and study skills.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
TOEFL Preparation
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

TOEFL Preparation program is designed to not only familiarize students with each section of the TOEFL test but also teach students effective standardized test-taking strategies. The classes allow students to strengthen the skills needed for success on the TOEFL — academic writing, critical reading-analysis, advanced listening comprehension, and the ability to process and communicate information effectively in the English language.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
Business English
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

English is the international language of business, and in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be able to communicate in English fluently. But many people who speak English as a Second Language, even if they’ve studied English for some time, may be unfamiliar with the particular kind of English used in the business world. This is why Columbia West College has developed a Business English program in Los Angeles. The program has been specifically designed to provide you with the skills necessary to excel in your business career. Additionally, the Business English course will further develop your understanding of the English language.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
Essential English Plus
  • From 18 years old
  • 22 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

The Intensive program combines the best of the Standard program and the Conversation program. This means that students get the benefits of both programs, as they practice formal grammar alongside informal, everyday English.

Students also learn to improve their communication skills through exposure to and immersion in conversational English, including:

-Accent reduction

-Idioms and slang

-Presentation skills

-Pronunciation

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

600 $ 570 $ for 2 weeks

Courses 1 out of 5

Essential English
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

General Englsih curriculum is designed to help you improve your English naturally as you move from beginning to advanced levels. Also, this program's structure, great teachers, engaging activities, and small classroom sizes help you become more comfortable with English so you can learn English as quickly as possible.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

350 $ 333 $ for 2 weeks
University Preparation
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

Students are given a strong foundation of academic English language skills through Columbia West College's ESL classes at the Los Angeles campus. After developing the necessary English language skills, university-bound students are encouraged to take the Introductory or Advanced Levels (or both) of the University Preparation program. A typical university preparation program teaches students university level academic skills, but Columbia West College's University Preparation program is unique and goes far beyond that. Teachers also take the time to familiarize students with American university culture and teach the out-of-classroom skills needed for success. These include time and stress management, effective classroom interaction and study skills.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
TOEFL Preparation
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

TOEFL Preparation program is designed to not only familiarize students with each section of the TOEFL test but also teach students effective standardized test-taking strategies. The classes allow students to strengthen the skills needed for success on the TOEFL — academic writing, critical reading-analysis, advanced listening comprehension, and the ability to process and communicate information effectively in the English language.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
Business English
  • From 18 years old
  • 20 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

English is the international language of business, and in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be able to communicate in English fluently. But many people who speak English as a Second Language, even if they’ve studied English for some time, may be unfamiliar with the particular kind of English used in the business world. This is why Columbia West College has developed a Business English program in Los Angeles. The program has been specifically designed to provide you with the skills necessary to excel in your business career. Additionally, the Business English course will further develop your understanding of the English language.

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks
Essential English Plus
  • From 18 years old
  • 22 students per class
  • Lesson 80 minutes

The Intensive program combines the best of the Standard program and the Conversation program. This means that students get the benefits of both programs, as they practice formal grammar alongside informal, everyday English.

Students also learn to improve their communication skills through exposure to and immersion in conversational English, including:

-Accent reduction

-Idioms and slang

-Presentation skills

-Pronunciation

* Please note that you will need to take the test to determine in the group that takes place on Tuesday, the previous one from the start of the course date. Consider this factor when organizing your trip.

And also to enroll in this program you will need to provide a copy of the diploma of education (school or university).

600 $ 570 $ for 2 weeks

Housing 1 out of 3

Usually check in two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in your account.

do not book housing

Boarding House Boarding House
Boarding House
  • From 18 years old
  • ~20 minutes by transport
  • Half board

The house is fully furnished, with free Wi-Fi, 2 meals/day, necessary utilities, and interactions with the homeowner.

This type of accommodation is only available From 4 weeks
Hobart Residence Hobart Residence
Hobart Residence
  • From 18 years old
  • ~15 minutes walking
  • No meals

- The minimum stay is 4 weeks

- A payment of the full rent (4 weeks) and deposit must be made 2

weeks prior to the move in date to secure your room.

- Linen Fee (Pillow, Pillowcase, Bed Sheet & Blanket): $30 Lease (for

- 4 Weeks or Less Stay Only) or $50 purchase.

- The security deposit is non refundable if you move out earlier than

the move out date stated in the agreement.

- A $50 cleaning fee will be charged when you move out.

- A $50-$150 fee will be charged if you don’t return your keys.

This type of accommodation is only available From 4 weeks
Boarding House Boarding House
Boarding House
  • From 18 years old
  • ~20 minutes by transport
  • Half board

The house is fully furnished, with free Wi-Fi, 2 meals/day, necessary utilities, and interactions with the homeowner.

This type of accommodation is only available From 4 weeks
Hobart Residence Hobart Residence
Hobart Residence
  • From 18 years old
  • ~15 minutes walking
  • No meals

- The minimum stay is 4 weeks

- A payment of the full rent (4 weeks) and deposit must be made 2

weeks prior to the move in date to secure your room.

- Linen Fee (Pillow, Pillowcase, Bed Sheet & Blanket): $30 Lease (for

- 4 Weeks or Less Stay Only) or $50 purchase.

- The security deposit is non refundable if you move out earlier than

the move out date stated in the agreement.

- A $50 cleaning fee will be charged when you move out.

- A $50-$150 fee will be charged if you don’t return your keys.

This type of accommodation is only available From 4 weeks

Transfer

Not required

85 $

one way

Flights

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.

483 $ for 2 weeks

Course

333 $

Housing

0 $

School's registration fee

150 $

You save when booking on Linguatrip

18 $

Total due now

150 $

Location

School address: 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

Reviews 12

Total score 
4.7 out of 5 ★★★★★
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Maxim

Russia

★★★★

It was my first trip, so there is nothing much to compare. Teachers and administrators at the school were friendly, ready to provide support on any issue. The school is located in the Korean quarter, there were a lot of students from Korea. The class consists of 10-15 people. The learning process is standard, there are tasks for the textbook, presentations with new material on the screen and movies with explanations of the teacher. I was there only for 2 weeks and I realized that it isn’t enough for the sake of language. If you want to feel the result then one month is a minimum stay. All other students have been studying for at least 4 months. I didn’t book the school accommodation. I booked accommodation on Airbnb, 20 minutes away by foot from the school. I had day classes, so I missed all extracurricular activities. In general, I do not worry about this, because in LA there are many things to do and a lot of places to see. Speaking about the linguatrip work, I booked the course 2 weeks before the start of the course, I could not get confirmation from the school for a long time, as a result, I received confirmation 4 days before the departure. I paid for the intensive course (20 hours per week), but because I had a tourist visa I could not take the course with more than 15 hours per week due to the law. I was told about this after I booked the course. It’s much better to know this in advance. Then administrator tried to reach an agreement with the school about this intensive course and it kind of worked out at first. From Linguatrip I received an instruction to arrive at school on the first day at 8:30 to pass the test, everything else I discussed with the school directly. When I arrived at school I was told that with my visa I can only take a half-intensive course, and the amount money I paid just matches the half-intensity. I realized that it is useless to argue with the Americans when it comes to the law, so I did not get upset and took the proposed course. The overall impression of the trip is excellent, the school is good, linguatrip work is so far satisfactory, but there is something to work on.... Read more

Emma

Philippines

★★★★★

Spent here 2 weeks... great experience! My English improved and i had a lot of time to travel!

Jarek

Poland

★★★★★

Really good, dedicated, professional teachers and staff with affordable options, also potential student can just participate to a class to see and experience their education quality.

Diego

Spain

★★★★★

Great English college, the staff is amazing, they always make you feel better than in your own house. The administration always care about you and your progress and the teachers are very cool and professionals. Highly recommended! ¡Muy recomendado!

Elena

Belarus

★★★★★

Great college! I was studying there almost a year and I liked it a lot! Each class was very informative and interesting. The teachers and staff are very nice and professional. I'm thinking about taking some more classes. Ow, and they have free donuts every Wednesday)))

Nhu Negyen

Japan

★★★★★

This is good place to improve English. I have studied here for 4 months, my English was better than before . I made many friends from many countries in the world. Teachers and staffs are very great, kind, generous and friendly. Thank you so much !

Pako

Vietnam

★★★★★

Teachers are great, and the staff of the school is friendly and beautiful people. I still had great impressions of the trip! Thank you Linguatrip!

Karla

Estonia

★★★★★

I wanted to write my impressions of the trip. Education is at the highest level, the school is excellent! My goal was to quickly raise the level of English for passing the international exam - so all the time was devoted only to study. The school did not disappoint, and, most importantly, I achieved the result :)... Read more

Akim

Georgia

★★★★★

The best school ever. I really recommend it. The teachers are amazing and the staff makes you feel you that you have a family in USA. The best place to learn English and improve your skills. Thank you Columbia West College and Linguatrip!

Luisa

Mexico

★★★★★

The best English school in the world!! Amazing teachers and classmates, the most amazing experience of my life was in LA and of course on CWC!! I learned English and I made wonderful friends and memories there.

Monica

France

★★★★★

I have a very good experience at Columbia West College. Here you feel like at home. Everyone is very nice and it's easy learn English because the teachers are native speaker and also the classrooms are small, so you get more personalized attention. I recommend it!

Yulia Drozdova

Russia

★★★★★

I decided to study at this wonderful school because I wanted to learn English quickly; I plan to study for a master's degree in the USA. The school itself is excellent: the guys are from all over the world, teachers are attentive and just cool.

Maxim

Russia

★★★★

It was my first trip, so there is nothing much to compare. Teachers and administrators at the school were friendly, ready to provide support on any issue. The school is located in the Korean quarter, there were a lot of students from Korea. The class consists of 10-15 people. The learning process is standard, there are tasks for the textbook, presentations with new material on the screen and movies with explanations of the teacher. I was there only for 2 weeks and I realized that it isn’t enough for the sake of language. If you want to feel the result then one month is a minimum stay. All other students have been studying for at least 4 months. I didn’t book the school accommodation. I booked accommodation on Airbnb, 20 minutes away by foot from the school. I had day classes, so I missed all extracurricular activities. In general, I do not worry about this, because in LA there are many things to do and a lot of places to see. Speaking about the linguatrip work, I booked the course 2 weeks before the start of the course, I could not get confirmation from the school for a long time, as a result, I received confirmation 4 days before the departure. I paid for the intensive course (20 hours per week), but because I had a tourist visa I could not take the course with more than 15 hours per week due to the law. I was told about this after I booked the course. It’s much better to know this in advance. Then administrator tried to reach an agreement with the school about this intensive course and it kind of worked out at first. From Linguatrip I received an instruction to arrive at school on the first day at 8:30 to pass the test, everything else I discussed with the school directly. When I arrived at school I was told that with my visa I can only take a half-intensive course, and the amount money I paid just matches the half-intensity. I realized that it is useless to argue with the Americans when it comes to the law, so I did not get upset and took the proposed course. The overall impression of the trip is excellent, the school is good, linguatrip work is so far satisfactory, but there is something to work on.... Read more

Emma

Philippines

★★★★★

Spent here 2 weeks... great experience! My English improved and i had a lot of time to travel!

Jarek

Poland

★★★★★

Really good, dedicated, professional teachers and staff with affordable options, also potential student can just participate to a class to see and experience their education quality.

Diego

Spain

★★★★★

Great English college, the staff is amazing, they always make you feel better than in your own house. The administration always care about you and your progress and the teachers are very cool and professionals. Highly recommended! ¡Muy recomendado!

Elena

Belarus

★★★★★

Great college! I was studying there almost a year and I liked it a lot! Each class was very informative and interesting. The teachers and staff are very nice and professional. I'm thinking about taking some more classes. Ow, and they have free donuts every Wednesday)))

Nhu Negyen

Japan

★★★★★

This is good place to improve English. I have studied here for 4 months, my English was better than before . I made many friends from many countries in the world. Teachers and staffs are very great, kind, generous and friendly. Thank you so much !

Pako

Vietnam

★★★★★

Teachers are great, and the staff of the school is friendly and beautiful people. I still had great impressions of the trip! Thank you Linguatrip!

Karla

Estonia

★★★★★

I wanted to write my impressions of the trip. Education is at the highest level, the school is excellent! My goal was to quickly raise the level of English for passing the international exam - so all the time was devoted only to study. The school did not disappoint, and, most importantly, I achieved the result :)... Read more

Akim

Georgia

★★★★★

The best school ever. I really recommend it. The teachers are amazing and the staff makes you feel you that you have a family in USA. The best place to learn English and improve your skills. Thank you Columbia West College and Linguatrip!

Luisa

Mexico

★★★★★

The best English school in the world!! Amazing teachers and classmates, the most amazing experience of my life was in LA and of course on CWC!! I learned English and I made wonderful friends and memories there.

Monica

France

★★★★★

I have a very good experience at Columbia West College. Here you feel like at home. Everyone is very nice and it's easy learn English because the teachers are native speaker and also the classrooms are small, so you get more personalized attention. I recommend it!

Yulia Drozdova

Russia

★★★★★

I decided to study at this wonderful school because I wanted to learn English quickly; I plan to study for a master's degree in the USA. The school itself is excellent: the guys are from all over the world, teachers are attentive and just cool.

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Pay a deposit to reserve your spot

150 $

You have three days to cancel your booking with no fees if case you change your mind.

You have until 15/10/2018 to pay the remaining balance

333 $

Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than two weeks before the start of the course. School returns money in case of visa rejection.

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School fee

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-18 $

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483 $ for 2 weeks