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Los Angeles & San Francisco
Pitzer College

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates 18/6, 19/6, 2/7, 3/7, 10/7, 17/7, 24/7, 31/7

Pitzer College’s academic reputation and unique landscape and architecture make the campus an ideal place for a language school. The modern facilities include new en-suite residence halls, built to the highest standards of environmental sustainability. Pitzer is located in Claremont, a Southern California college town known for its eclectic restaurants and shops, close-knit community and network of trails  and parks. It is an hour’s drive to downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific coast.


  • Full board, two double bedrooms with a shared bathroom 1:4
  • Full board, four single bedrooms with a shared bathroom 1:4

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• France
• China
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• Ukraine
• Spain

  • 6 Full-day Excursions
  • 1 Half-day Excursion
  • 4 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • Hard Rock Cafe Meal
  • American Experience: Hawaiian Luau Experience
  • 40 English lessons
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

 Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA American Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • Hawaiian Luau Experience
  2. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Two American Breakfasts
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card during the excursions and MiniBreak
  3. Hard Rock Cafe: a meal in one of America’s most famous restaurants
  4. Five full-day excursions in Los Angeles by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Hollywood & Highland: Hollywood Walk of Fame; Downtown Los Angeles Tour
    • Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive; Universal Studios CityWalk District
    • Getty Center (admission included); Santa Monica Beach & Pier with a visit to the Third Street Promenade
    • California Beach Bonfire & Sunset Celebration
    • The Broad (admission included), museum of contemporary art; L.A. Grand Central Market with Angels Flight Railway (admission included)
    5. One full-day excursion in private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Simi Valley: Ronald Reagan President Library and Museum (admission included)
  5. One half-day excursion and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Claremont: university town
  6. Sport and leisure activities:
    • Support of mother tongue staff

Minibreak in San Francisco

Three days/two nights in a hotel/university residence with standard services and half board, which includes:

  • Santa Cruz: Beach & Boardwalk
  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Car, Embarcadero, & Pier 39
  • Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, and Facebook campuses

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme

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