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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EC English Language Centres

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EC New York

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EC San Francisco

EC San Diego


Accreditation ensures that you receive a high-level of quality service at your EC school. Accreditation is an internationally recognized mark of quality that shows a school is offering the best possible level of service to its students. Our English schools have been thoroughly examined, investigated and found worthy of accreditation.

EC's schools in America are accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training) and are members of AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English).


To prove we offer high-quality courses, all of our schools have accreditation with the top accreditation organizations. Our English courses have small class sizes and are taught by friendly and experienced teachers. Whatever your reasons for taking a course, you will improve your English with EC!

Take a look at the courses available in our schools.

General English - 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

With a focus on fluency, the General and Semi-Intensive English courses allow you to improve your English giving you a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will improve your level and maximize your ability to use English.

Semi-Intensive English - 24 lessons (18 hours)

Available only in our American schools, the Semi-Intensive course gives you extra classes 2 days per week. The extra time in class helps to further consolidate your English knowledge, allowing you extra time to practice all skills. Compared to a General English course, on a Semi-Intensive course you benefit from an extra 3 hours of lesson time per week. That's 180 minutes of additional teacher-contact time!

Intensive English - 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours)

For students who want to dedicate more time to reaching their English goals quickly and personalize their course through a choice of electives, the Intensive course offers a chance to gain greater fluency and accuracy in a short period of time.

Business English Mini Group - 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Business English Mini Group course is designed to help you make maximum progress in a short time. You will study in a small, international class of only six students.

Cambridge ESOL - 20 lessons per week (15 hours) or 30 lessons (22.5 hours)

Based on the language levels standards of FCE, CAE and CPE, these internationally recognized examinations are great for challenging, testing and confirming your Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking abilities at the level you require.

EC San Diego, EC New York and EC San Francisco offer the rare chance of studying for Cambridge ESOL in America!

Academic Year Program - 24 lessons per week (18 hours) or 30 lessons (22.5 hours)

Our Academic Year Program is for students who study at EC for 24 weeks or more.

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. Your English level will greatly improve, broadening your horizons and giving you an advantage in your chosen career or education. On a more personal level, spending time learning English abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

TOEFL Crash Course - 4-week intensive program - 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours)

Whether you need TOEFL to enter university or for your career, make sure you get the best score you can by getting the best help. Taking a TOEFL preparation course with EC is your essential first step towards success. Course teachers are experienced in all areas of TOEFL preparation.


We offer a variety of accommodation options depending on your location. Whether you’re looking for an independent residence, such as a hotel or apartment, or have decided to share with other students or experience daily life with an English speaking host-family, you can be sure that EC will help you find a place you can call a home away from home. Your comfort is our priority.

Activity Program

During your time with us you will want to meet new people and see all the local sights. All EC schools have daily activity programs designed for you to get the most out of your time. From optional weekend excursions in other US cities, to free pronunciation lessons, there’s always something fun for you to get involved with. At EC we believe your trip should be as much about experiencing American culture as learning English. You’ll leave us with a better level of English and some never to be forgotten memories.

For more information

EC English Language Centres


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