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El Camino College offers students a premier intensive English program through their Language Academy (ECLA).  Located on El Camino College's Southern California campus, ECLA's staff provides quality instruction and one-on-one interactions for each student learning English.

Whether you are looking to strengthen your English to transfer to El Camino College, continue with your studies at a four-year institution, or gain the confidence of an English speaker, ECLA can help you achieve your goals.  

Courses are carefully designed to help students succeed and prepare for exciting futures across the globe though English skills. Classes follow the El Camino College schedule and focus on listening, pronunciation, reading, and writing.

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El Camino College
Language Academy(ECLA)

 Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday:  9am - 4pm
Friday: Office Closed

 Phone: 310-660-6473
Fax: (310) 808-1154

Contact ECLA Staff:

 Ms. Lindsey Ludwig:

Ms. Summer Kennedy:



A Warm Welcome from Vice President Nishime

Dr. Nishime

"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 or 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!"

- Dr. Nishime, Vice President of Student & Community Advancement


Sample Schedules

Click here for a Sample Class Schedule

ECLA classes are held Monday - Thursday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

TOEFL preparation takes place on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer session classes are Monday-Thursday (no Friday class during the summer) from 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Do you have a passing TOEFL score?

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.

EducationUSA:  This is an excellent resource for international students. 

Last Published 1/18/17