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EC English, San Diego, USA

1225 Prospect St., Suite 200 - CA 92037 San Diego - see on map
From 440US$ 418US$
per week
EC English - Studying at EC English



Rating: 3.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • School is in beautiful La Jolla
  • outdoor terrace with sea views
  • A short walk away from the beach
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: EC English San Diego is located in the beautiful, sun-filled San Diego, in California, USA. The school is housed within the prestigious La Jolla area of the city. La Jolla is a clean and safe neighbourhood, known for seal spotting, surfing and sunbathing, within walking distance of many attractions, shops and the beautiful coastline! Local attractions such as La Jolla Cove, Boomer Beach, La Jolla Underwater Park and Rocky Point are all close by, students of EC San Diego having all they need to reach their language goals whilst having a fantastic time. San Diego International Airport is within a 20-minute drive of the school, ensuring that international arrivals and departures can be made with ease.

School facilities: The school's facilities offer everything adult students may need to reach their language goals from a motivating and friendly environment. Facilities include a library, lounge area, computer lab, rooftop terrace and free WIFI throughout the premises. Classrooms are equipped with heating, air conditioning and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Accommodation: EC San Diego can assist with accommodation in various Homestay, Residence and Aparthotel facilities local to the school. Meal plans and double room facilities for students travelling together are also available.

School chain: EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • The language school EC English was founded in San Diego, USA in 1992.
  • Tax registration ID: 95-4304137
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC San Diego

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by EC English

Comments about courses

Double banking: Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.

Students under 18 must book homestay accommodation, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form. Minors traveling with parents are exempt from these requirements.

High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.

Not included in the price:

  • Bank transfer fee: USD 31.

  • Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

  • Course material is USD 12 per week (maximum USD 96).
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
170.00 US$
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 155 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 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 16 Jan. 2023, 20 Feb. 2023, 31 Mar. 2023, 29 May 2023, 19 Jun. 2023, 04 Jul. 2023, 04 Sep. 2023, 09 Oct. 2023, 10 Nov. 2023, 23 Nov. 2023, 24 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Profiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by EC English, San Diego can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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EC English (EC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
AAIEPACCETALTONAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
45% male / 55% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoDiners Club - logoTravellers Check - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 22
    Free parking (<500m)

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Outdoor terrace with sea views

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Throughout the year: 55
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 9
Adult courses Throughout the year: 9
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Los Angeles International Airport:
500 US$ one way
1000 US$ return (both ways)
San Diego International Airport:
125 US$ one way
250 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is San Diego International Airport.
More information about airports around San Diego and how to get from the airport to San Diego on your own here on our San Diego page.

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$
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
Field Hockey
Football (soccer)
Horse riding
Ice Hockey
Table Tennis

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

BBQ at the beach Conversation class Pronunciation class Monthly birthday celebration * Volunteer activities

Adults - Paid activities

Surf classes Las Vegas trip Amusement parks Los Angeles Hollywood & Venice Beach San Diego Zoo trip Sea World Grand Canyon


Ratings of EC English compared to ratings of all schools in USA

 EC English San DiegoAverage of all other schools in USA
Overall school rating3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0


Rating: 4.8/5.0


Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Value for money3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Student opinions about EC English, San Diego

Great location, close to the sea, international participants and nice teachers
Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments: very good organization
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
13. Sep. 2013

Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from EC English have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read the comments from our students.


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FAQ about EC English, San Diego

  • English courses at EC English start at 418 US$ for Academic Semester / Year 24 course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Los Angeles International Airport (500 US$), San Diego International Airport (125 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (General English 24) to 15 students (General English 24)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Brazil with a 19% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (16%) and Saudi Arabia (16%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.


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