As ESL educators, our role transcends the mere teaching of English. While imparting language skills is important, our mission goes further: we aim to immerse students in the complete English language experience. To achieve this, we embrace forward-thinking strategies that keep us at the forefront of the latest technological advancements and pedagogical methods in our field.
Our curriculum is structured around a blended learning model, heavily utilizing digital resources and drawing insights from language corpora. This approach empowers us to flip our classrooms, granting students control over their education and fostering interactive engagement with the language during their learning journey.
We are steadfast in our commitment to delivering an authentic education that mirrors real-world English usage. Our institution’s primary goal is to ensure that, upon completing our program, students attain proficiency levels that either meet or surpass the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards. Beyond this, our ultimate aim is to equip them with practical skills, enabling them to effectively apply their newfound language proficiency in their future endeavors, regardless of their nature.
The mission of our English school is to provide quality English as a second language instruction to immigrants and foreign students living in southern California.Learn More >
The mission of our English school is to provide quality English as a second language instruction to immigrants and foreign students living in southern California.
The focus of our ESL instruction is to cultivate students’ linguistic abilities for personal growth and development, and academic studies. Our staff and faculty keep these institutional goals in mind at all times:
Founded in 1982, LASC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a US Department of Education recognized agency.Learn More >
Founded in 1982, LASC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a US Department of Education recognized agency. LASC is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Our Designated School Officials are certified by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA). LASC has agreements with numerous colleges, universities and graduate programs that our students frequently transfer to. Foreign government organizations, including the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, have also listed LASC as an approved ESL program.
We use a blended learning model with online elements to promote independent learning.Learn More >
We use a blended learning model with online elements to promote independent learning.
In a “Flipped Classroom”, each student is given the freedom to dictate their own education.Our teachers act as guides and coaches focusing on the individual student and adjusting lessons accordingly. The idea is to prepare students for American college settings, both academic and social. Our teachers bring effective and informed teaching practices, sharing different approaches to teaching, classroom management, and social interaction. Teachers are trained to meet our teaching methodology through professional development seminars twice each quarter.Learn Less >
LASC’s academic programs are designed around Cambridge English Assessment’s standards of language proficiency.Learn More >
LASC’s academic programs are designed around Cambridge English Assessment’s standards of language proficiency.
Our textbook based curriculum teaches the most common and frequently used words and structures. All curriculum is designed around authentic language, found in newspapers, articles, lectures, and other media. The curriculum, along with teacher instruction is designed to immerse students in the language and provide a positive and fun classroom experience with a community atmosphere. By participating in our classes, students will find opportunities to discover English naturally.Learn Less >
LASC prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking language schools. Much of our curriculum is e-based and students complete homework, assignments, and classroom activities using their mobile phones.Learn More >
LASC prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking language schools. Much of our curriculum is e-based and students complete homework, assignments, and classroom activities using their mobile phones.
Teachers are able to use our learning management system to track student progress, share resources with other teachers, assign homework, and use the newest learning tools. Students can take their language lessons on the go, so that learning and practice can take place anytime, anywhere. LASC is also one of the first private language schools to utilize virtual reality in the classroom where students can practice using English in real life and everyday situations.Learn Less >
LASC partners with over 50 colleges and universities in southern California and the greater United States.Learn More >
LASC partners with over 50 colleges and universities in southern California and the greater United States.
Not only do students who complete our English school programs gain an advantage at these institutions, they may have reduced admissions requirements compared to other applicants. Students who complete our program(s) will be better prepared for the social and academic situations they will deal with in college. This will lead to a richer college experience and one where the students achieve higher grades and graduate on time. With an Associate’s degree or certification from a community college and a strong transcript to support it, students can be more professionally competitive in their home country or apply for graduate programs at any of California’s highly ranked public and private universities. There’s no limit to the achievement and success students can reach for, and we hope to be part of your journey. We offer an English for Academic Purposes program to equip our students with the linguistic tools needed for academic pursuits. As an academic institution, it is our mission to provide students with a pathway to higher learning.Learn Less >