American English Language School (AELS) is a language school in Brea on the border of Los Angeles and Orange County. Founded in 2008, AELS is accredited by the CEA and has since made every effort to find the most effective educational methods with the goal of providing the highest quality and most rewarding English-language learning experience for students.
All of our classes are taught by native English speakers and are centered around having a small number of students (a maximum of 8 per teacher). This allows our classes to be conversation-oriented, requiring active participation from all students and allowing teachers to provide immediate feedback. We also help students throughout their English language school process, from school applications to receiving F-1 visas and navigating local life. Last, the affordable tuition at AELS provides the most reasonable and economical choice for students, as compared to other academic institutions’ hefty tuition fees and medium to large class sizes.
|ESL||12 weeks||$500/ month|
|TOEIC||12 weeks||$500/ month|
|TOEFL||12 weeks||$500/ month|
|Citizenship/Naturalization Test Preparation||40 hrs total||Ask for more info|
|Private Lessons||Ask for more info||$40/ hr|
AELS offers courses in ESL (English as a Second Language), TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparation, Citizenship/Naturalization Test preparation, journal writing, book club, summer youth programs for international students, and more. Each quarter, we also host a Culture Week, where students will gain authentic speaking and listening experience through a discussion of American media and pop culture as well as personal experience garnered from guided field trips to local theaters, college campuses, local events, and museums.
|Application Fee (see 1)||$150|
|I-901 SEVIS Fee (see 2)||$350|
|Tuition Deposit (see 3)||$100|
|Placement Test (waived if enrolled)||$100|
|International Express Mail (if needed)||$50|
1 The application fee is non-refundable. The fee for each F-2 dependent is $50. 2 I-901 SEVIS fee goes directly to the government and is non-refundable. AELS will gladly file your I-901 to save you time. AELS provides this service free of charge. 3 Tuition deposit will be credited towards your tuition. 4 Prices are subject to change without notice.
The safety of our students is one of our main concerns. This is why all of our prospective teachers must get fingerprinted and obtain clearance from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) before being hired. We request a background check from the DOJ which will inform us of any active arrests or convictions. This process enables us to protect our students, staff, and administration from unnecessary danger and focus on providing students with a great education!
AELS instructors are native English speakers with English-related degrees or TESOL certifications (teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) with extensive ESL training and experience. All instructors at AELS have at least a B.A. or B.S. degree from a fully accredited four-year university. AELS instructors are patient, sincere, kind, attentive and most importantly, have a passion for teaching.
America English Language School is accredited by the CEA (Commission on English Language Accreditation) and certified by the SEVP/SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) and BPPE (Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education). In addition, it is a certified TOEFL iBT and OPIC testing center and issues I-20 forms.
Orange County, located between Los Angeles County and San Diego County, is the sixth largest county in America and the third most populated region in California. Located just miles from Disneyland, California Adventure, beautiful beaches, mountains, and other natural landscapes, you can enjoy sunny Southern California all year round.
Brea is a friendly and safe middle-class city with its own police force. Within walking distance of AELS, there are many areas for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Brea is only 40 minutes away from Los Angeles and 1 hour 30 minutes from San Diego by car. College campuses such as California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), Biola University, and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) are not far from AELS, so students easily visit and experience American campus culture within their own neighborhoods.
Students will begin to communicate basic needs in a variety of real-life/survival situations. They will study English through units titled "Personal Information," "Our Class," "Food," "Clothing," "Our Community," "Healthy Living," "Work," and "Lifelong Learning and Review."
Students will begin to develop the necessary language competence needed to successfully function in survival and social environments. They will study English through units titled "Talking with Others," "Let's Go Shopping," "Food," "Housing," "Our Community," "Health and Fitness," "Working on It," and "People and Learning."
Students will achieve the necessary language competence needed to successfully function in survival and social environments. They will study English through units titled "Everyday Life," "Let's Go Shopping," "Food and Nutrition," "Housing," "Our Community," "Health," "Work Work Work," and "Goals and Lifelong Learning."
Students will begin to develop competence to live and work effectively in the U.S. They will study English through units titled "Balancing Your Life," "Consumer Smarts," "Housing," "Our Community," "Health," "Getting Hired," "On the Job," and "Citizens and Community."
Students will develop competence to live and work in the U.S. with some difficulty in order to function in most common environments. They will study English through units titled "Balancing Your Life," "Personal Finance," "Buying a Home," "Community," "Health," "Getting Hired," "On the Job," and "Civic Responsibility."
Students will develop competence to live and work in the U.S. with sufficient proficiency in order to function in most common environments. They will study English through units titled "Balancing Your Life," "Personal Finance," "Automotive Know-How," "Housing," "Health," "Retail," "The Office," and "Civic Responsibility." Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply and be granted conditional acceptance to our partner colleges and universities across the USA in our college pathway program without being required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.
Our TOEIC program is a 12-week intensive course (20 hours per week) that gives students an overview of the test along with ample opportunities to practice test-taking strategies for both tests: the Listening and Reading Test, and the Speaking and Writing Test. As the Listening and Reading Test is the more popular of the two, we will spend 8 weeks focusing on that test and an additional 4 weeks focusing on the Speaking and Writing Test.
Students will need to either complete Level 5 of our ESL program or prove sufficient English skill by taking our placement test and scoring at or above the score our Level 5 students are expected to achieve by the end of the program. At the end of the 12-week TOEIC class, students will be prepared to take the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test and/or the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test. This course may be repeated.
Our TOEFL program is a 12-week intensive course that reviews the structure of the test, all four skill areas (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), and useful techniques to help you achieve your desired score. We work on one skill area each day Mondays-Thursdays and finish the week with a practice exam that includes all four skill areas on Fridays.
Students will need to either complete Level 5 of our ESL program or prove sufficient English skill by taking our placement test and scoring at or above the score our Level 5 students are expected to achieve by the end of the program. At the end of the 12-week TOEFL class, students will be prepared to take the TOEFL exam. This course may be repeated.
Students will learn how to fill out their Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) and discuss their answers in a mock interview format. They will also practice reading and writing sentences in English to fulfill the reading and writing requirements. Finally, they will study all 100 Civics Questions and take practice tests on the information. Each student will complete a full mock interview at least twice.