School Columbia West College in Los Angeles, United States
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Columbia West College

Los Angeles, United States
Excellent 4.7
School 4.8
Accommodation 4.7
Course 4.9
Free time activities 4.6
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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.

There are 8 students per class; that's why teachers pay a lot of individual attention to pupils.

Columbia West College is located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. 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.

There is a supportive, positive environment that enables students to acquire English language skills in an efficient and timely manner. Columbia West College promotes excellence in teaching by hiring duly qualified instructors and providing faculty with opportunities for continued professional development.

If students have any English-related questions or need some additional help with their schoolwork, they can sign up for a 15- or 30-minute tutoring session with one of the qualified and helpful teachers.

Every month, college's activities calendar is packed with exciting events that are designed to be fun and help students learn about Los Angeles and American culture. It includes field trips to Griffith Observatory, the Natural History Museum, TV show tapings, beach barbeques, ski trips, and much, much more!

Courses

Essential English TOP CHOICE
From 18 years old 20 students per class 1 lesson — 80 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
27 August—7 September

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).

Accommodation

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

Boarding House

Minimum stay — 4 weeks
20 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Half board

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

Transfer

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

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.
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Reviews

Russia
December 2017
Progress:
B2B2
4.0
good

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.

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Philippines
June 2017
5.0
perfect

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

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Poland
4.5
very good

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.

Spain
5.0
perfect

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!

Belarus
September 2017
4.7
very good

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)))

Japan
July 2017
Progress:
В2В2+
5.0
perfect

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 !

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Vietnam
August 2017
5.0
perfect

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!

Estonia
September 2017
Progress:
В2В2+
4.7
very good

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 :)

Georgia
July 2017
4.8
excellent

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!

Mexico
4.5
very good

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.

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France
5.0
perfect

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!

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Russia
October 2015
4.7
very good

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.

About school

Address
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Students
Average age: 25
  • South Korea — 20%
  • Brazil — 20%
  • Thailand — 20%
  • Japan — 10%
  • Russia — 10%
  • Kazakhstan — 5%
  • Turkey — 2%
  • Mongolia — 2%
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