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CEL College of English Language Downtown, San Diego, USA

CEL College of English Language Downtown (CEL)

  • CEL Downtown is located just a few blocks from lively Broadway avenue, close to shops, malls, restaurants and nightlife.
  • The language school CEL College of English Language Downtown was founded in San Diego, USA in 1981.
  • Legal name / parent company: College of English Language Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 33-0169378
  • Abbreviated name of school: CEL San Diego

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOQESEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA, EnglishUSA

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 10 US$ per week.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 4
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

12
6
6
5
21
12
12

Optional airport transfer

Los Angeles International Airport:
350 US$ pick up
700 US$ return (both ways)
San Diego International Airport:
100 US$ pick up
200 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 31 May 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 26 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 2100 2720 4290 6000 8700 11200 280
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 2100 2720 4290 6000 8700 11200 280
Afternoon lessons take place 2 days a week.
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 14:15 - 17:30 plus 2 days per week from 12:30 - 14:00 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.05.2021. Only valid for courses starting before 31.05.2021.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 320 640 960 1280 1600 1920 2170 2480 2790 3100 3720
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 320 640 960 1280 1600 1920 2170 2480 2790 3100 3720
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 14:15 - 17:30 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.05.2021. Only valid for courses starting before 31.05.2021.
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2460 3200 5070 7200 10500 13600 340
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2460 3200 5070 7200 10500 13600 340
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 12:30 - 17:30 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.05.2021. Only valid for courses starting before 31.05.2021.
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7200 8700 11200 280
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7200 8700 11200 280
This course consists of the following benefits: personalised academic counseling, detailed transcripts of your studies upon completion of course, grades on the app to pinpoint weaknesses and strengths, monitored progress by the staff, additional materials to assist with weaknesses, support from academic advisors and staff, and eligibility to take a vacation.
Afternoon lessons take place 2 days a week.
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 14:15 - 17:30 plus 2 days per week from 12:30 - 14:00 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8640 10500 13600 340
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8640 10500 13600 340
This course consists of the following benefits: personalised academic counseling, detailed transcripts of your studies upon completion of course, grades on the app to pinpoint weaknesses and strengths, monitored progress by the staff, additional materials to assist with weaknesses, support from academic advisors and staff, and eligibility to take a vacation.
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 12:30 - 17:30 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 1350 2560 3765 4900 6075 7140 8330 -- -- -- --
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 1350 2560 3765 4900 6075 7140 8330 -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board on weekdays, half board on weekends
This course consists of 20 lessons per week as well as accommodation in a twin room at a homestay, bus pass, activity programme, certificate and access to the CEL student app.
Starting dates
2020: 04 Jul. 2020, 11 Jul. 2020, 18 Jul. 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 01 Aug. 2020, 08 Aug. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 11 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 370 740 1110 1480 2220 2880 4550 6400 9300 12000 300
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 380 760 1140 1520 2280 2960 4680 6600 9600 12400 310
This course is 20 lessons of general English with 6 lessons of TOEFL exam preparation per week.
Afternoon lessons take place 3 days a week.
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 14:15 - 17:30 plus 3 days per week from 12:30 - 14:00 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.05.2021. Only valid for courses starting before 31.05.2021.
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2460 3200 5070 7200 10500 13600 340
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2460 3200 5070 7200 10500 13600 340
This course is 24 lessons of general English with 6 lessons of TOEFL exam preparation per week.
Also available:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 17:30 (high season only)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 01.05.2021. Only valid for courses starting before 31.05.2021.
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Note: All courses offered by CEL College of English Language Downtown, San Diego can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 75 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Optional health insurance: USD 2.50 per day.
Course change fee: USD 50.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 260 520 780 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 260 520 780 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
85 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
95 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
90 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 590 1180 1770 2360 2950 3540 4130 4720 5900 7080 590 300 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 600 1200 1800 2400 3000 3600 4200 4800 6000 7200 600 500 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 15 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 540 1080 1425 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 500 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 540 1080 1425 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 500 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
100 US$ (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
12 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- -- -- 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 500 100
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 325 650 870 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 500 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CEL College of English Language Downtown - 2
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
12 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

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    FAQ about CEL College of English Language Downtown, San Diego

  • English courses at CEL College of English Language Downtown start at 300 US$ for Academic Year 24 course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Los Angeles International Airport (350 US$), San Diego International Airport (100 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at College of English varies from 12 students (General English 24) to 15 students (Teen Program (Full Package))
  • 100% of teachers at CEL College of English Language Downtown hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at CEL College of English Language Downtown comes from Japan with a 21% representation, followed by students from Brazil (12%) and Korea (12%).
  • CEL College of English Language Downtown offers courses from 12 years (Teen Program (Full Package), 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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