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Founded in 1982, LASC is a leading institution for Intensive English Programs with campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, and Rowland Heights. LASC is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training), a US Department of Education recognized agency. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students (F1).
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LASC offers three academic English Language School programs: English as a Second Language, English for Academic Purposes, and Business English. Our ESL program consists of six levels with no minimum proficiency requirement for entry. Each level takes about one quarter (12 weeks) to complete. We monitor each students’ academic progress as they pass through each level to ensure sequential progression. Take our free placement test to assess what level of our program might be right for you.
Students attend English Language classes four days a week, Monday thru Thursday and can choose from morning, afternoon, and evening schedules. Download a sample course schedule for more information. Our academic calendar follows a quarterly schedule with sessions every Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Students are more than welcome, however, to enroll at any time.
A list of tuition and fees can be downloaded here
All programs are Monday - Thursday, 18 hours per week
All programs are Monday - Thursday, 26 hours per week
Students requiring an I-20 are not eligible to enroll Part Time
LASC has three campuses across sunny Southern California. Our locations are just minutes away from some of California's most popular tourist attractions and situated in areas that offer plenty of amenities, as well as ample housing and entertainment options. Learn how to surf at Huntington Beach, the surf capital of the world. Take a trip to Disneyland, shop on Rodeo Drive, walk the stars on Hollywood Boulevard or cruise down Pacific Coast Highway to take in the sights. At LASC we strongly encourage our students to leave the four walls of our classrooms and go out to experience all that California has to offer. Our aim is to employ our students with the language skills they need to operate and interact with the world around them. So, what are you waiting for? Let's start exploring!
Lo que pienso sobre LASC? Después de haber estado en otro colegio de Inglés, creo que LASC es un colegio serio y muy profesional para aprender inglés. Tienen clases muy interesantes para estudiantes de nivel avanzado como aprender sobre los diferentes modismos. Todos los profesores con los que he tomado clases son realmente calificados como profesores de Inglés como segundo idioma.
João Pedro Albernaz de Araújo
Ja fui aluno de outras duas escolas de ESL aqui nos Estados Unidos, com isso, pude notar que aqui na LASC, como aluno do Mestre Thomas Dude eu pude, além de aprender inglês, pude aprender sobre a cultura e a história dos Estados Unidos. Isso definitivamente foi essencial para melhorar o meu entendimento da língua inglesa
LASC-Irvine is fantastic!!! They have different English levels from beginning to advance, and also TOEFL class. School has partnered with many colleges and universities that student can apply without TOEFL scores as long as they finished the certain level. Their teacher’s team is excellent!!! Students are really enjoy their classes and they can make many friends. School staffs are also very good and polite. They have Japanese rep, Chinese rep, Middle eastern rep, so they can provide bilingual service. LASC is credited by ACCET and can issue F1 initial I20 and change of status I20. So if anyone need F1 status, LASC is a good choice.
يمتلك معهد LASC لتعليم اللغة الانجليزية على مرفقات عالية الجودة والمساعه على خلق بيئة مناسبة في تطوير مستوى اللغه لدى الطالب. على سيبل المثال يمكن للطالب الدخول خدمات الانترنت في اي وقت لمساعدة في البحث و مشاهدة البرامج التعليمة، كما يمكنه حجز موعد في مركز المساعدة لدى المعهد لمساعدة لمواجهة اي صعوبات تتعلق بمسيرة التعليميه. معهد LASC يحتوي كذلك على مركز للحاسب الالي واللذي يمكن الطالب فيه من البحث والطباعه والنسخ، لقد حالفي الحظ بالنضمام الى معهد LASC ، وانصح الجميع للدراسه فيه وشكرا.
Pamela Bittencourt Silva Nogueira
Escolher a lasc como minha escola no estados unidos, foi de longe a melhor coisa que fiz, aqui eu me sinto em casa. Todos que trabalham na escola fazem de tudo para que você tenha a melhor adptação. O ensino é de alta qualidade e é totalmente voltado para realidade e nas coisas que usamos todo dia
En LASC vas a encontrar un buen ambiente estudiantil, con excelentes profesores que ayudarán a mejorar tu nivel de inglés de manera satisfactoria en un periodo corto de tiempo. Estando en LASC he podido compartir con personas de todo el mundo, aprender su cultura y sus costumbres, además mejorar mi nivel de inglés. Las instalaciones de LASC están equipadas adecuadamente para que te sientas cómodo a la hora de tomar las clases, además su personal está disponible en todo momento para ayudarte en lo que necesites.
Phát âm của mình đã cải thiện rất nhiều chỉ sau 1 học kỳ tại LASC, chân thành cảm ơn quý Thầy/Cô, đặc biệt là giáo viên Liza, người đã dạy mình với tất cả trái tim.
Английский язык с нуля я начала изучать в LASC. Эта школа способна дать все необходимые знания и навыки английского языка и американской культуры: произношение, понимание, умение говорить , используя правильные слова и фразы. Учителя этой школы – это главное ее достояние. Именно учителя LASC превращают мое изучение языка в увлекательный и познавательный процесс.
Students who are outside the United States who require an I-20 to obtain an F1 Student Visa to study in the United States
Bank Balance Certificate $20,000 min.
*(If you plan to come with your spouse or children, you can find additional information in the FAQ section we provide.)
*(Only required if bank balance certificate is different from student's name.)
I-20 Postal Fee via DHL
Students who are already in the United States and have a valid F1 visa and an I-20 from another school
Current I-20 Copy
Latest I-94 Copy
Yes. All of our teachers and administrators have been vaccinated.
Yes. Exemptions for health or other concerns must be approved by the Campus Director.
We are eager to reopen as soon as it is deemed safe by State and Federal authorities.
Student's must show a minimum of $20,000 in order to qualify for an I-20 valid for one year.All bank statements issued in a name other than the student must be accompanied by an Affidavit of Financial Support.
Yes, however your bank statement must show an additional $6,000 for each dependent
An I-94 is issued to foreign visitors entering the United States and is a record of all arrivals and departures. Students can obtain their I-94 at the US Customs and Border Protection Website.
20After you submit your application, it will take 2-3 business days to process. For students who are outside the United States, please allow another 3-5 business days for DHL shipping (depending on destination).
Yes, with a tourist visa you can study a maximum of 17 hours per week.
No, F1 students are not allowed to work formally in the US.
Yes, however, this could be a lengthy and expensive process. In order to change your status from a B visitor to an F1, you must file an application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Please contact your student representative for more information.
You may pay for your tuition on the same day you begin your program.
Yes. LASC has been designated as an approved ESL program by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission. When applying please provide an Affidavit of Support along with a letter issued by SACM.
All students must pay a $150 application fee. Students who are applying from abroad must pay a $60 DHL fee depending on destination to receive their I-20s by mail. F1 students must pay a $350 registration fee directly to SEVIS. Other fees might apply depending on country of origin. Check the US Embassy website for details.
This varies. However, a rough estimate would be $2,500 per month including all expenses such as accommodation, tuition, books, meals, transportation etc.
Yes. Immigration regulations state that international students must start school on the start date listed on their I-20.
No. Our school allows rolling admissions and students can begin classes at any time.
Students must attend school 18 hours a week and maintain above an 80% attendance record. Students must also maintain good academic standing.
Students who have been enrolled in our program for 6 months (two quarters) are eligible to take a one-month vacation. Students who have been enrolled for 1 year (four quarters) are eligible to take a three-month vacation. F1 students are allowed to leave the country upon having their I-20 signed by the school official.
Students can be enrolled in our program for a maximum of 3 years
Yes. We are able to place students needing accommodation with an American family home-stay, or rentals of single or shared apartments.
No, there is no minimum English language requirement to study at our school. Our English as a Second Language program consists of 6 levels, accommodating students who have little to no English to those who wish to study at the University level.
Yes. LASC is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training), a U.S. Department of Education recognized agency.
Our student population is very diverse and represents a number of nationalities: Brazilian, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South American, Vietnamese, Thai and many others. All of teachers are native speakers and most of them have advanced degrees and overseas English teaching experience.