CEL College of English Language

CEL in Southern California is a great school for students that wish for an accredited, unique and experience school to further their English education.

What makes us unique

  • Very small classes (average of 6-7 students, maximum of 10 students per class) – most schools in the US have a maximum of 15

  • Very nice nationality mix: 50 - 55% from Europe, 25 - 30% from Asia, 10 - 15% from Brazil & Latin America and 3 - 4% from the Middle East

  • Each school is located in very desirable areas in Southern California! Close to beaches, nightlife, and tourist hot spots!

  • Most residential accommodation options (especially in San Diego Downtown & Pacific Beach) are in walking distance and offer private bathrooms

  • Fun activities are set up weekly to get to know your classmates and explore your new city!

  • Very attractive Junior Summer Camp in San Diego with an English & Surfing Program

English language courses in the USA

General English

Most students attending CEL choose a General English course. This course focuses on all parts of the English Language including, grammar, writing, reading and conversation. Students can apply for 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week in General English.

TOEFL Exam Preparation

Most US Colleges and Universities require potential students to pass a TOEFL test before their acceptance into the school. CEL’s TOEFL course prepares students to take this test. CEL offers 20 or 24 lessons per week for students taking this course.

Cambridge Exam Preparation

The Cambridge test is usually used before acceptance into European and other International Colleges and Universities before acceptance into their school. Students that would like to study before taking the Cambridge test will find this course to be very helpful.CEL students in this course could take either 20 or 30 lessons per week.

English & Surfing

All CEL campuses are located within minutes of California's pinnacle beaches! 2 afternoons a week students are taught to surf by well experienced instructors. This surf can be combined with any English course at CEL.



3 exciting locations in California

San Diego Downtown

Downtown San Diego is well known for its lively nightlife and perfect weather! Students are able to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer in this school’s central location. From art, to food and Southern California culture, students can experience the most out of their travels by attending CEL Downtown San Diego!

San Diego Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach one of San Diego’s most popular seaside neighborhoods. In Pacific Beach students can enjoy the ocean breeze and California sunshine from their classrooms. Pacific beach is well known for their surf spots and lively clubs and nightlife!

Los Angeles Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of the worlds well known seaside cities. Locals and tourists alike fall in love with the energy of the city on the beach. Santa Monica is a perfect destination for students wishing to live the “California Lifestyle” with its numerous shops, restaurants, and sightseeing hotspots!

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Subjects you can take at CEL College of English Language


Avg. number of students/class: 6 - 7

Max. number of students/class: 10

Course start: Every Monday

Levels: From Beginner to Superior (A1 - C2)

Minimum Age: 16

Accreditation: CEA, SEVIS, EnglishUSA, CSN, Bildungsurlaub

1 scholarship for language courses in Santa Monica

The language school College of English Language in California are currently seeking creative individuals to be part of our multimedia initiatives in Santa Monica and offer a scholarship giving a big discount to 1 student. Here are the details:

Scholarship Conditions:

  • Unbelievable rate of $100/week, inclusive of registration fees and learning materials for the course.
  • Accommodation can be booked at regular rates.
  • Minimum duration: 4 weeks (longer bookings are obviously welcome), with the travel period spanning from March 4 to June 28, 2024.
  • Students can seamlessly continue their courses post-June 28, 2024, at our standard rates.


  • The student will play a vital role in our marketing efforts, actively participating in the creation of engaging social media content.
  • Producing captivating social media videos for platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and our cutting-edge website.
  • Regularly sharing their Santa Monica journey on personal channels.
  • Providing our marketing department with the produced materials (with full usage rights).

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This offer expires on 2024-05-24

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