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California Language Academy

California Language Academy

CLA is a small yet dynamic and forward-thinking school with two centres in southern California. Each and every student is treated as an individual and welcomed into the warm and intimate environment. Easily accessible from LAX airport, the Los Angeles centre is surrounded by a great range of local facilities including lots of restaurants, coffee shops and only 10 minutes from the beach.

  • 2017 Star Award Nomination - Best Language School North America - 2 beautiful California locations in Gaslamp District, San Diego and Silicon Beach, Los Angeles.
  • An Intimate Language Experience - Maximum improvements through small (max 10), student-centered classes, with students from over 45 countries taught by highly-qualified English teachers.
  • Free Trial Lessons - Experience CLA online or in person; meet the teachers, staff, facilities and try a class before enrolling.

Courses at School

  • Academic Preparation
    • EAP/Academic English
    • University Pathway
  • Business English - General
  • Examination Courses
    • Cambridge
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
  • General English
    • General English Intensive
  • One-to-one tuition
  • Young Learner Courses
    • Homestay
    • Outside of summer
    • Residential
    • Summer vacation
Pamela Barbosa, Brazi

"“I came here to L.A. by myself and I was afraid of being alone, but I didn’t feel alone. My host family, Carmen and her son Julian, they are such sweet people. When I arrive at the school, the staff of CLA is amazing. You feel confident to speak, you don’t get afraid of J speaking to the teachers and your classmates. And it was like one month of home for me. I am going to miss this very much. Thank you CLA for this amazing experience.”"

Terry Park, Korea

"“It is a small family run school which made me feel like home studying most of time with loving, helpful teachers. They mostly had small group of people in the class and it seemed the teachers could focus on each student’s individually include me and that’s what I was looking for when I choose this institution. All the teachers and staff were very nice and helpful all the time even after the class. I had wonderful time there! And miss all the people from school. I highly recommend this wonderful school to all.” Terry, Korea Business English Program"

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