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Academy of Couture Art

Intensive English Language Program
West Hollywood, California USA



School Introduction

The Academy of Couture Art was founded as a higher institution of learning to teach the principles and techniques of fashion that go above and beyond those ordinarily taught in the United States by providing instruction combining European Haute Couture fashion with American fashion.

Located at the center of one of the fashion and entertainment centers of the world, in the prestigious Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, the Academy of Couture Art offers innovative, challenging, and flexible fashion education programs that prepare a diverse student population for professional excellence in design, fashion, and business.

In keeping with the effort to carry out our mission, ACA pledges to maintain a curriculum focused on developing relevant fashion skills, knowledge, and experience with current technologies; to provide opportunities for students to develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills; to provide an environment that encourages independent learning, and critical thinking skills; and to raise awareness of the fashion designersí and pattern makersí professional and ethical responsibilities to society.

ACA offers two degree programs in fashion: fashion design and pattern design. These programs are formulated to foster creativity, critical thinking and effective communications skills, career focus, and a global perspective.

Respecting the diverse working population in our community, ACA is also the solution for graduates and professionals who seek to continue to be relevant in the highly competitive American fashion industry today.

Finally, as a collaborative center of fashion education, ACA is committed to provide services and education to the public, such as an art gallery, and run-way fashion shows that reflect community needs and interests.

ESL Program Introduction

The philosophy of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at ACA is that English is best learned when written and oral skills are combined. All classes are taught in a communicative and interactive way incorporating as much cultural content as possible. Thus the student is learning not only the skills needed to achieve the goal of mastering English, but also the appropriate context in which to use them while living in the United States.

IELP offers intensive, academic-based English Language classes for international students who want to attend college or university in the USA, or will be admitted to an ACA certificate or degree-granting fashion program.

Courses at all four levels include Listening and Speaking, Reading and Composition, and Grammar. Advanced classes include TOEFL Preparation, Academic Writing and English for Special Purposes (ESP). All students are pre-tested and placed in the level appropriate to their proficiency in English.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to each student at the end of each 11 week quarter.

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Schedule & Fees


11 weeks (20 hours per week): $1600

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Contact Info

Intensive English Language Program
Academy of Couture Art
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave, Suite G520
West Hollywood, CA 90069