About Us

Little School by the Sea

At Little School by the Sea, learning a language is fun and exciting. We believe language is best learned through experiences with other people. Our goal is to give each person the ability to go out into the community and communicate their personal needs and desires with confidence. Whether you are currently living in the States, are here visiting, or studying English as a second language from a far away location, Little School by the Sea will help you attain the English skills necessary to speak confidently with friends, colleagues, teachers and the general public. Online or in person, let's knock down the language barrier together and have some fun doing it!

Our Mission

To instill a love of learning English to people of all ages and abilities and economic backgrounds by providing them with excellent language skills, and by using real life experiences to enhance their education.

General Information

Little School by the Sea offers online and in person conversational and business English language instruction in small group settings (maximum of 6) and private one on one instruction.  Lessons are customized to the level of each individual.  Students may purchase a book or, upon request, may borrow them from the school.  Little School by the Sea practices experiential learning where students can participate in cooking, drama, local field trips and other fun activities that encourage students to use their newly learned English skills in real life situations.


Live It! Learn It!

Is a program of Little School by the Sea developed for our friends living abroad who would like the opportunity to learn English from experienced teachers in a beautiful location. Visit our Live It! Learn It! page for more information.


About the Founder

Kolleen Lawson was born and raised in Laguna Beach, California, and has lived in Spain, Argentina and Panama, and has traveled to over 17 different countries.  She has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied at the University of Barcelona as well as the Esade Institute of Languages in Spain.  She is TOEFL/TESL certified and teaches both internationally and locally.

Ms. Lawson is passionate about helping people and loves teaching English as a second language.  In addition to running the Little School by the Sea, she volunteers her time teaching ESL at a local non-profit organization.


Pricing and Schedule

1/2 hour private sessions .... $30

   1 hour private Sessions .... $60

   2 hour private sessions .... $100

Group classes (maximum of 6)....$120 per hour

Online classes and tutoring available via ZOOM or WhatsApp

Please call, text or email to schedule class times.

WhatsApp +1.310.738.7384



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Little School by the Sea


(310) 738-7384