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El Camino's On-Campus Intensive English Language Program for International Students

Focus On Your Future . . . Join ECLA for a great semester at El Camino College and
easy transfer to ECC . . .

Try ECLA's on-line application!
The application process is easy - either complete the on-line application
or print the application . . . need help?  Contact us with any questions . . .


SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES are in session . . . it's not too late to transfer . . .
Join our program now and easy transfer to El Camino College for fall semester 2014 

3 Levels of Instruction (Basic, Intermediate, High Level) - no TOEFL score required


Announcement: Tuition for fall semester 2014 will increase to $3,000 for 15 weeks
Tuition always includes classes, health insurance, orientation, semester lunch party,
field trip, and graduation party


  NOTE: Summer session classes will begin on June 9, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Summer classes are Monday-Thursday from 1pm to 5pm
(no classes on Fridays' during the summer)
Summer session tuition: $1,500 (includes health insurance)

fall field trip                      

HOW DO I APPLY. . . click the "On-Line Application"
or "Print Application" to
begin the application process
and follow the
easy steps.

Questions?  Check out "Session Dates/Tuition" and
"Enrollment Information"

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Questions?   Contact Ms. Stella Kabelitz

Tel: (310) 660-6473 / Fax: (310) 808-1154   
or Ms. Summer Kennedy / email:
or Ms. Destyn LaPorte /


 Welcome . . . The Language Academy (ECLA) is a premier intensive English program located on the campus of El Camino College (Torrance, California).  ECLA's staff and instructors provide quality instruction so that all of our students gain confidence, competence, and a connection to English, a connection to a new country and to become a part of the ECC campus.  We look forward to meeting you!


Dr. Nishime

A welcome message from Dr. Nishime, Vice President Student & Community Advancement

International students are a welcome addition to the El Camino College (ECC) student body!

ECC already has a wonderful diversity of students from many cultures and nationalities which make our
international students feel very comfortable when they arrive on campus.  After you complete your
English language studies, I hope you will consider staying at ECC to complete your Associate of
Arts/Science degree or to prepare for transfer to a university.  Whatever your educational goal, ECC
is a great place to begin.  The staff, faculty and administration are here to guide you and to make your
experience at ECC and in Southern California one you will remember for a lifetime!


  • Sample Class Schedule - ECLA classes are from 1pm - 5pm . . . Monday through Thursday
    Fridays are TOEFL preparation classes from 10:30am to 1:30pm - TOEFL prep classes are part
    of the ECLA program.



If you already have a TOEFL score of 450 PBT or 45-46 on iBT or higher, a TOEIC score of 620 or higher, 
an IELTS score of 4.5 or higher, or an EIKEN (STEP) score of 2A or higher, you are eligible to apply
for an academic program at El Camino College.  Please visit the International Student Program website for more information.



 Last Published 3/3/14