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The ultimate Southern California English language learning programme for young adults. Cal State University-based, beach-based with options galore for more mature young adults. English plus surfing? You can do it here. English plus acting? That, too. Based in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, the university is famous for its excellent facilities so you can really have a great time outside of your English courses. If you love the idea of California, this is a cool place to go.

English Courses

All English teaching is provided by qualified experienced teaching. Students are tested on arrival and placed in the class that corresponds to their level. All aspects of the language are covered: reading, writing, listening and speaking with grammar and pronunciation integrated into the courses. This type of programme offers students an enhanced opportunity to improve their communication skills. 


Surfing : Lessons take place at Huntington Beach, one of the meccas of Californian surfing. You may also get to discover other beaches such as Laguna Beach, Venice ou Santa Monica as you improve.
Film : Get a great overview of film-making and production: editing, filming, directing, producing and on camera presentation when you take this option. You'll also get to visit one or more of the famous studios (Warner Bros, Sony/MGM, Paramount). And... at the end of your trip, you'll leave with a copy of the film you made over the last three weeks.
Acting workshop : This covers different aspects of acting; articulation, movement, character study, improvisation, game techniques etc. Theatre visit are also on the programme and one evening you'll have the chance to see  play. At the end of the course you'll have a chance to strut your stuff, be filmed and take the result away with you. Is there a better way to learn English?

Activities & excursions

Further to the activities linked to your chosen option, this programme also includes evening activities like going to a baseball game, a disco night at the campus r of course the traditional goodbye party! On top of that there are also excursions planned for the weekends (depending on your option). Some examples: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, or heading to a theme park like Universal or Disneyland. (Some excursions may be extra!)


Arrival and departure transfers from:
Los Angeles (LAX)


Arrivals Sunday: 
Before 21h
Departures Saturday:
Before 16h
These are landing and take off times!

Sample Timetable

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

- Arrive Los Angeles

- Get your room etc

- Orientation day

- Placement test

- Welcome meal

- Tour of campus & surrounds

- Surfing lessons (or other option)

- Lunch

- English courses  

- Surfing lessons (or other option)

- Lunch

- English courses

Surfing lessons (or other option)

- Lunch

- English courses

- Excursion Disneyland    

- Excursion Hermosa Beach    

The information above is for example purposes only.