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Converse International School of Languages, San Diego, USA


Rating: 5.0/5.0

636 Broadway Suite 210 - 92101 San Diego - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in USA
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (5.0/5.0)
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Location: Converse International School of Languages is in the Core-Columbia neighbourhood of San Diego. It is in the business district of the city, with tall office blocks. There are an eclectic mix of music venues in the area ranging from opera to blues. This reflects in the dining options and shops around Core-Colombia, which are plentiful and very different. The school is to the east of the area, on a major street, with lots of shops, restaurants, grocery stores and bars around.

Getting around: The 5th Avenue Tram Station is a 2-minute walk from the school. The orange, blue and silver lines run through this station. San Diego’s main train station is 16 minutes by foot, and 6 minutes via public transport away from Converse International School of Languages. As the school is centrally located within San Diego, it is very easy to walk around the core of the city by foot.

Major attractions: The city’s largest park, Balboa Park is a 15-minute walk from the school. Here, students can also visit the San Diego Air and Space Museum and The San Diego Museum of Art. The USS Midway Museum is in the San Diego Bay, close to the Ferry terminal and Broadway Pier. These are all 20 minutes by foot or 15 minutes by public transport.

Course structure: The school has a selection of general English lessons so students can pick the duration that fits their schedule. There are exam preparation courses for the IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL and TOEIC exams. Specialist English courses are available to help students learn the specific language used in their particular career path such as business, engineering and aviation.
  • The language school Converse International School of Languages was founded in San Diego, USA in 1972.
  • Legal name / parent company: Converse International School of Languages LLC
  • Tax registration ID: 33-0655470
  • Abbreviated name of school: CISL San Diego
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Converse International School of Languages
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
150.00 US$
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 17 Feb. 2022, 25 May 2022, 07 Sep. 2022, 26 Nov. 2022, 27 Nov. 2022, 24 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Converse International School of Languages, San Diego can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Learning together
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  • Learning
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  • Learning together in San Diego
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  • Junior students
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  • Junior school location
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  • Junior trip
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  • CISL hallway
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  • Junior trip to Universal Studios
    Junior trip to Universal Studios15/19
  • Junior trip to The Grand Canyon
    Junior trip to The Grand Canyon16/19
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Converse International School of Languages (CISL)

Accreditations and Quality seals
AAIEPIALCNAFSAWYSE/FIYTOSEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEnglish USA, CEA, BPPE
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)
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Converse International School of Languages and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoTravellers Check - logoWestern Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 18
    Number of public PC workstations: 15

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:300
Throughout the year: 200
Minimum age of students
18 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses In summer: 4
Junior courses Throughout the year: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
San Diego International Airport:
80 US$ one way
160 US$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
80 US$
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible




Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
Converse International School of Languages, San Diego
3 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0



Converse International School of Languages 2022 Pricelist
Converse International School of Languages 2022 Pricelist
Business English
Business English
Standard English
Standard English
Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge Assessment
Intensive English
Intensive English
Executive English
Executive English
 Junior Program (PDF)
Junior Program (PDF)
 Junior Program (PDF)
Junior Program (PDF)
 Junior Program (PDF)
Junior Program (PDF)


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FAQ about Converse International School of Languages, San Diego

  • English courses at Converse International School of Languages start at 167 US$ for Afternoon Elective course with 8 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation State Street Residence (Small) is the most popular among all our clients of Converse School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from San Diego International Airport (80 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Converse School varies from 1 students (Standard English Individual Course ) to 10 students (Summer English Campus)
  • 100% of teachers at Converse International School of Languages hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Converse International School of Languages comes from Switzerland with a 17% representation, followed by students from Brazil (15%) and Saudi Arabia (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Converse International School of Languages offers courses from 13 years (Summer English Campus, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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