California Language Academy students are a part of our family and we make sure that they  are well taken care of with a wide variety of student services, like student-centered lessons, Visa consultation, guided activities and so much more. This page will help you to answer the question: “Why study at CLA?”

“We look forward to personally welcoming you to our fun and unique California Language Academy family!”
~ Ari and Alissa Olgun, Founders of California Language Academy.


Our schools in Los Angeles & San Diego are located close to restaurants, attractions & beaches. Read more

Intimate Experience

Students are not just a number, they are part of our family. Teachers & staff want to get to know you. Read more

Student Services

We help with visas, housing, activities & more so you have a comfortable & authentic experience. Read more

Customized Syllabi

Lessons are student-centered and held outside at least once a month for real-world application. Fun in the sun!

Accreditation and Awards

CLA is accredited by ACCET, a member of EnglishUSA & has been awarded the “Best of Playa del Rey” 5 years in a row. Read more

Ideal Classroom Environment

Our class sizes are small (max of 10 students) to focus on the individual needs of every student. Read more



“When I arrived at CLA I discovered not only a school, I discovered a family. Everybody is ready to help each other, the paintings are pretty and I love the attention I got! I learned a lot.” ~ Sara, Italy

Students from over 45 Different Countries

With our diverse nationality mix, the common language is English, which further advances our student’s skills. CLA has students from 45 different countries to create friendships among students from around the world.

Contact CLA if you have any questions.