Go explore! active LOS ANGELES Program
What a great way to learn English! If you want to explore Los Angeles, a hub of glamour and the center of the American film and TV industry, then Verbalists’ active LOS ANGELES Program is ideal for you. From the iconic Hollywood sign to the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica, you will be sure to enjoy your time in the California sunshine. But that’s not all! You will also get to live the life of an American university student for a short period and experience the benefits of the world-famous UCLA campus.
The active LOS ANGELES Program is delivered by Ardmore and is designed for 15-19 year olds. The program includes full board accommodation, 15 hours of English, and a full program of activities and excursions.
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The Verbalists Language Network has partnered with Ardmore, the world’s leader in delivering young learner programs, so that our students can learn English at the most prestigious residential summer schools in the UK, US and Canada. We are proud that our long-standing global partnership with this prime educator has recently been enhanced by our acquiring the rights to exclusively represent Ardmore in the Southeast Europe region.
For over 35 years Ardmore has been helping more than 12,000 students from 50+ countries live and learn the English language. The school takes pride in giving their full attention to crafting and delivering the best English language programs, specifically created for young learners in their 31 centers – 21 in the UK and 10 in North America.
This education group pays special attention to the safety of its students and the diversity of cultural and educational programs aimed at overcoming the language barrier and expanding horizons. Ardmore has Head Offices in the UK and USA with local, 24/7 emergency numbers during all courses.
Accredited program supported by the accredited Verbalists Education & Language Network.
Verbalists Education is a world’s leading language network, accredited by the most important independent accreditation bodies in student recruiting, language teaching and learning. See more about our international accreditation and certifications here.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the world’s top-ranking universities. Founded in 1919, UCLA is ideally located near Beverly Hills, western Los Angeles. Its elite academic status creates a fun and supportive environment for the Verbalists Language Network students to learn and grow.
The fantastic modern campus allows students to have a taste of American College life, with outstanding facilities, including tennis courts, large swimming pool, basketball courts and astro turf playing fields. The location is perfect for exploring Los Angeles; it is only a short 20 minute journey to the city’s main attractions including Santa Monica, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Disneyland and Downtown LA.
Ardmore designs their courses bearing in mind the welfare aspects, teaching methodology and activity programming best suited for international high school students. The Verbalists young learners will dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors, and professional experts.
Class size is limited to 15 students. English classes are held every day for 3 hours and are based on the communicative approach to learning English. Students are able to practice fluency skills through a variety of fun and stimulating activities. Lessons are enjoyable, interactive and are designed to help improve not only knowledge of English but also confidence in using the language.
Students are provided with placement tests, exit tests (progression assessed), and workbooks to use and take home with them at the end of the course. There are six levels of classes and workbooks ranging from pre-beginner to proficiency, created by educational specialists for the Ardmore program.
Special Program – Influencer Academy
Influencer Academy is a fun way to learn more about social media, which are the most used way of communication among young people. Part of the course will be spent learning how to create a successful profile, editing to make a personal showreel that students can upload on their social media profiles.
This special program includes: 15 hours of English lessons per week, 4 sessions per week of Social Media, a visit to a Social Media/Digital Marketing Company, and Full program of excursions and evening activities.
Price: $4,000 for 2-week program, $6,000 for 3-week program, $8,000 for 4-week program
Summer Schools Excursions and Social Activities
Just outside the campus door is Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Explore the city famous for theme parks, television and movie studios, theaters, museums and more. Discover the neighborhoods of L.A., which include Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Melrose. Prefer the outdoors? Los Angeles has some of America’s greatest beaches. Spend your summer discovering everything that Los Angeles can offer. It’s all included in your tuition.
Excursions: Santa Monica, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Grove Complex, Hollywood, Universal Studios, driving tour downtown LA.
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory
What could be a better place to observe the Hollywood Sign than at the famous Griffith Observatory? Perched atop a high hillside overlooking all of Los Angeles, there are few more spectacular views to be found in the city.
Santa Monica Pier
When one thinks of LA, the beach and Santa Monica pier comes to mind. Santa Monica Pier offers a full service amusement park, combined with plenty of restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops, as well as an entertaining arcade with more than 200 games.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family and was voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park.
To experience university life fully, nothing equals living on campus where our students can enjoy convenience and a sense of community. Students eat, sleep and play on the UCLA university campus. That means they have access to some amazing facilities (pool, basketball courts, etc.), including equipped student lounges.
Accommodation is in triple rooms that are part of two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms & lounge area. There is an option of booking a twin room for an additional charge of $100.00 per week.
All the residence halls are within a couple minutes’ walk of each other – and classes not much farther away. Along that walk, students enjoy such amenities as palm-tree terraces, cafes, vibrant vistas and recreation centers.
University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance.
At UCLA, our young learners will experience nationally acclaimed, award-winning dining facilities and excellent “all you can eat” meals. The program includes full board – breakfast, lunch & evening meals with brunch on Sundays (20 meals per week); money provided for lunches on excursions.
Dates & Prices
2023 active LOS ANGELES PROGRAM
(course + accommodation + activities/excursions)
Students arrive on campus and leave home on Sundays, starting July 2. The program ends on August 5.
Included in the price:
- Full board accommodation
- 15 hours of English lessons per week
- Workbook to use and keep
- Placement and Exit tests
- Ardmore diploma upon completion of course
- Activities and Evening entertainment
- At least 1 full day and 1 half-day excursion per week
Not included in the price:
- registration fee $80
- travel insurance
- local transportation costs
- return airport transfer ($300)
Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation that your child attends the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check program/accommodation availability.
A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled. Please fill out and sign:
- Application Form (download here) and
- Terms and Conditions (download here), and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Verbalists Language Network is part of the PRODIREKT Education Group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers. When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with the Verbalists you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of some young learner programs, guidance and care of our staff and group leaders during the duration of a program.
PRODIREKT and its Verbalists Education & Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and higher education associations – English UK, Alphe UK, FEDELE Spain, FELTOM Malta, ICEF Germany, and many more. You will find more information about our international accreditation here.
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For over 25 years the Verbalists Education & Language Network has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. Make memories to last a lifetime while learning English at one of the most prestigious universities – enroll in the active LOS ANGELES Program!