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EC English, San Diego, USA

1225 Prospect St., Suite 200, CA 92037 - San Diego, USA (see on map)

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 for 45 minutes shorter than in most schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in US$ 470 447 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 2350 2233 2820 2679 3290 3126 3760 3572 4700 4465 5220 4959 10005 9505
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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: 8:15  - 11:30
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2940 2793 3360 3192 4200 3990 4800 4560 9200 8740
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: 8:15  - 11:30
Afternoon: 15:45  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 535 509 1070 1017 1605 1525 2140 2033 2675 2542 3210 3050 3745 3558 4280 4066 5350 5083 5880 5586 11270 10707
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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: 8:15  - 13:05
Afternoon: 13:10  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 620 589 1240 1178 1860 1767 2480 2356 3100 2945 3720 3534 4340 4123 4960 4712 6200 5890 7200 6840 13800 13110
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for USD 100 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9480 9006 14220 13509 18960 18012
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10560 10032 15840 15048 21120 20064
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ 470 447 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 2350 2233 2820 2679 3290 3126 3760 3572 4230 4019 4700 4465 --
This course includes general English lessons and English for work lessons. These lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in an English-speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
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: 8:15  - 13:05
Afternoon: 13:10  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Exam Preparation
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This course is designed to prepare the students for the FCE exam. Exam fees are not included.
Starting dates
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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: 8:15  - 13:05
Afternoon: 13:10  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
Exam dates
12 Mar. 2021, 05 Jun. 2021, 11 Dec. 2021
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This course is designed to prepare the students for the CAE exam. Exam fees are not included.
Starting dates
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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: 8:15  - 13:05
Afternoon: 13:10  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
Exam dates
13 Mar. 2021, 09 Jun. 2021, 11 Dec. 2021
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 820 779 1640 1558 2460 2337 3280 3116 4100 3895 4920 4674 5740 5453 6560 6232 8200 7790 9600 9120 18400 17480
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 5 surfing lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional fees:
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

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EC English (EC)

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET NAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

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

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

19

Number of public PC workstations:

22

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses In summer: 350
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 250

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 9
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 9

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

19
3
16
4
7
7
16
2
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Diego International Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport:
500 US$ pick up
1000 US$ return (both ways)
San Diego International Airport:
125 US$ pick up
250 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 14 Feb. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 31 Mar. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 09 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 04 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 31 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 26 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 265 530 795 1060 1325 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
65 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 4080 340 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
65 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 265 530 795 1060 1325 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
65 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 610 1220 1830 2440 3050 3660 4270 4880 6100 7320 610 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 60 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 295 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2950 3540 295 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 565 1130 1695 2260 2825 3390 3955 4520 5650 6780 565 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 45 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
Special dietary supplement: USD 45 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Rugby 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Location of the school
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Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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San Diego (103 students from all schools in San Diego)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Nightlife

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Public transport

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Climate

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Affordability

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Shopping

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Safety

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
What students liked about EC English, San Diego
Great location, close to the sea, international participants and nice teachers
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very good organization

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    FAQ about EC English, San Diego

  • English courses at EC English start at 376 US$ for Academic Semester / Year 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 (Semi-Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 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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