EduSport Academy USA
English Language Academy
Santa Barbara, California
EduSport Academy USA is located at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Santa Barbara is one of the most historic and picturesque cities in the United States. Westmont College is a top liberal arts institution located among the grand estates of Montecito, home to Hollywood stars and other celebrities. The beautiful campus is just a short distance from the heart of Santa Barbara and its amazing beaches.
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ESL Program Introduction
EduSport Academy USA's English Language Academy is an intensive, total immersion ESL program for students from around the world. Our courses are designed not only to raise the level of students' fluency, but total acquisition of the language.
English: A Matter of Necessity. In today’s global economy, the ability to command the English language has become a matter of necessity. Beginning the study of English at an early age is essential to leveling the playing field between native English speakers and non-native speakers. EduSport Academies is dedicated to helping non-native English speakers gain the skills they need.
Total Immersion Approach. Our total immersion approach is the most important reason why the Academy's teaching method is so successful. From the moment participants get up in the morning to the moment their weary heads hit the pillow at night they are exposed to the English language.
The EduSport Advantage. The distinct advantage of the English Language Academy is that it is not just an English language program. The program is fully integrated into the international, cross-cultural environment created at EduSport Academy USA. Regardless of the program chosen by participants, each boy or girl is surrounded by kids from diverse backgrounds all striving to grow and learn.
Outstanding and Dedicated Faculty. The Academy is directed by an outstanding faculty with over twenty years of ESL teaching experience. Each instructor is dedicated to ensuring that each student achieves the maximum benefits of the program. All of our instructors are native English speakers and use state-of-the-art teaching methods and materials.
Full-day and Half-day Programs. Students may participate in our full-day or half-day programs. Full-day participants have classes in the morning and afternoon. Half-day participants combine morning ESL classes with the Junior Tennis Academy or EduSport Athletics Program in the afternoon.
One to Eight-Week Sessions. The English Language Academy offers one to eight-week sessions for both its half-day and full-day programs. Participants may choose to participate in the full-day program for one or more sessions and then switch to the half-day program for one or more sessions to take advantage of the athletic programs we offer. See Build Your Own Program.
All Ability Levels Welcome. The Academy offers classes for students of all ability levels. Students are assorted according to their ability level upon arrival at EduSport Academy USA.
Small Class Size. Classes are taught in small groups and the instructors make them fun and highly interactive. Emphasis in class is placed on reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation.
Language Partners. Students are encouraged to work with language partners during their stay to maximize the benefits of classroom instruction. The Academy works with students to help them find partners.
Certificate of Participation. Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation from the Academy’s faculty. The Certificate of Participation lists the participant's ability level and hours of participation.
- Number of ESL Students: 60
- Average Class Size: 5 to 10
- Hours per Week: 15 to 25
- Minimum Age: 14
- Issue I-20: No
- Housing Options: Dormitory
- School Setting: Suburban
Schedule & Fees
June 20 - June 25
June 27 - July 2
July 4 - July 9
July 11 - July 16
July 18 - July 23
July 25 - July 30
August 1 - August 6
August 7 - August 12
TOEFL and Kaplan SAT Prep Course Session Dates:
June 20 - July 16
July 18 - August 12
Tuition (inluding course instruction, tennis instruction, room and board):
Per one-week session: $998 (non-inclusive of weekend stay-over)
Per TOEFL session (4 week minimum): $5, 192 (inludes weekend stay-over)
Weekend Stay-over: $225
Special Courses & Features
- Accent Reduction Courses
- Conversation Partner Program
- Public Speaking Courses
- Internships or Work Experience
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- English + Tennis
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
English Language Academy
EduSport Academy USA
c/o Chris Elwood
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108