English course in San Diego
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Information on the English School in San Diego
The school is located in the beautiful area of La Jolla, which is known for its chic shops and stunning beaches. San Diego itself is home to a number of things you should see – Balboa Park (the largest urban cultural park in the U.S.!), which features 15 museums, numerous art galleries and some amazing gardens. San Diego is also home to the Globe Theaters, world-famous zoo, and an exploding scene of culinary arts, with more than 7000 restaurants (and counting!).
The school is located in a modern building, and is designed in the typical Californian style. It has all the amenities and facilities you can wish for. It has 23 modern classrooms which are bright and spacious. You will also have access to the 23 computer stations which provide you with free internet access throughout your studies.
There is a well-stocked library from which you can borrow educational movies and books. The environment at the school is fun and energetic, and in La Jolla itself, you’ll find hundreds of people surfing the waves, while others may prefer to indulge in one of San Diego’s awesome craft beers (it’s the craft beer capital of the world).
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General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in San Diego
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in San Diego and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in San Diego for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in San Diego. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
One to One Lessons in San Diego
[+] To make the most of your studying in San Diego you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in San Diego
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
CAE Exam Preparation Course in San Diego
[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more
FCE Exam Preparation Course in San Diego
[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more
CPE Exam Preparation Course in San Diego
[+] Designed by experts in the field, the CPE Preparation Course delves into great detail about the roots of the language itself, with a focus on key areas such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will learn a number of techniques that will allow you to complete the four areas of evaluation, all under the guidance of qualified professionals, along with real exam simulations. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in San Diego
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Low Cost Apartments
[+] Bay Pointe apartments provide resort-like living. It includes a heated Olympic-size pool, saunas, separate cardio room and weight room, basketball courts and lighted tennis courts. A front desk is open from Monday through to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Students are always welcome to ... >> Read more
[+] AVA is a private apartment complex that offers all the comforts of a hotel resort. AVA’s luxurious pool area rivals the best hotels and is accessible to all residents. The pool area also includes a sand volleyball court, 4 large grills, various eating areas, large 40- person hot tub, cabana seatin ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in San Diego
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in San Diego
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
San Diego, with its magnificent Californian climate and relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, offers you a unique opportunity to learn the language... you'll find yourself immersed in a dream reality, postcard villas, golden beaches, breathtaking sceneries, only by experiencing the Californian lifestyle in first person will you believe it!
San Diego is a beautiful city that shines its own light, with enviable style and elegance, especially in characteristic neighborhoods like Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla.The city also offers students an endless array of attractions: breathtaking beaches, theme parks, museums, trendy clubs and a wide range of gastronomy. The quality of life in San Diego is very high, in a few words: California - as we all imagine it to be! Ideal for surfers, with a wonderful climate, palm trees and greenery, students and tourists from all over the world love San Diego!
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- BRAZILIAN18 % 18 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN18 % 18 %
- SWISS16 % 16 %
- JAPANESE16 % 16 %
- KOREAN12 % 12 %
- OTHER11 % 11 %
- ITALIAN4 % 4 %
- TURKISH3 % 3 %
- TAIWANESE2 % 2 %
- FRENCH1 % 1 %
- MEXICAN1% 1%
Here the age groups at the English school in San Diego:
- 18-29 94 % 94 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+6% 6%
Structure and timetable of English course in San Diego
First day in San Diego
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in San Diego students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about San Diego, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in San Diego, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about San Diego
Not to be missed!
- Gaslamp Quarter
- Old Town
- Birch Aquarium
- La Jolla Cove
- USS Midway
- Go surfing
- Museums in Balboa Park
- Visit Universal Studios
- Relax in Mission Bay Park
- Hike Mt. Laguna
How to get around San Diego
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac $3.75
- Sandwich $6.00
- Can of Coca Cola $1.00
- Coffee in a cafe $2.50
- 1 litre of milk $1.75
- 2 litre of water $1.50
- Loaf of bread $2.20
- 2 course meal in an average restaurant $25.00
- SIM card $29
- Cinema $12