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Converse International School of Languages, San Diego
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.03 reviews
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Standard English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
855US$ 819US$
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LSI - Language Studies International, San Diego
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.020 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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915US$ 877US$
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Oxford International Education, San Diego

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.02 reviews
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Basic Core Programme - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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906US$ 871US$
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EC English, San Diego

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EC English

La Jolla
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
980US$ 980US$
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California Language Academy, San Diego
Intensive 21 - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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920US$ 882US$
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CEL College of English Language Pacific Beach, San Diego
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
740US$ 740US$
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CEL College of English Language Downtown, San Diego
Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
740US$ 740US$
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EF International Language Center, San Diego
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Kaplan International English, San Diego
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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1065US$ 1065US$
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International House, San Diego

International House

Downtown San Diego
|School Size:
General English Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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850US$ 815US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, San Diego
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3140US$ 2983US$
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English Max - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 25
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
398US$ 382US$
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English Max - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 25
FREE cancellation
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398US$ 382US$
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General English Course 24 - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 25
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779US$ 758US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Diego

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 2 reviews

Teachers and their methodology. They are great professionals, always attentive and trying to help students with everything they need. They make really clear and entertaining explanations. The classes are well distributed during the week. They combine classes, activities and funny games that deal with different aspects of the language (oral and written skills) which is really helpful to learn English without even realizing. It is a different methodology from what I have seen in Spain (where it is more difficult to learn English). Also, I like the fact that the teachers were explaining real uses of English for real life and they motivate students to speak.
The school is fantastic and the staff is incredibly friendly, always ready to help or give advice (which is especially important at the beginning when you don't know anybody). The teachers are really good and the classes are nice, enjoyable and actually funny (frequent activities and games to deepen our learning).

11 January 2019
Course: Basic Core Programme - 6 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Elena
Spain

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 2 reviews

People and students, and teachers, all the people.
Miracles do not happen, your knowledge and results depend only on you, we work hard and we get results, no work - no results... it's up to you.

19 February 2018
Course: Basic Core Programme - 4 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Mikhail
Russia

Rating: 3/5.0

3/5.0 | 2 reviews

great location, close to the sea, international participants and nice teachers
very good organization

13 September 2013
Course: Semi Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Bjoern
Germany

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

I liked about this school that people deal with each other very openly, and that the lessons are designed playfully. It is the best language school that I have ever been to until now.

2 September 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 14 years

Lisa-marie
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere in the classroom

26 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Diethard
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere in the classroom

26 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Diethard
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere in the classroom

26 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Diethard
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere in the classroom

26 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Diethard
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Openness of the teachers, the atmosphere, contacts to people from all over the world

24 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Svenja
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

The teachers, and the other students are great!!!

18 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Francisco Jose
Espana

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Teachers!

17 August 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Sara
Espana

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

The teachers were all very friendly, patient and helpful!!

12 April 2011
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Boris
Deutschland

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

The teachers, unforgettable experience! He had 29 years, one of the most major, I was alone, and do not know how to explain, I guess the best month of my life.
There are many rules but then they are very funny, outgoing, modern .. the worst .. progress very quickly just on one night.

24 March 2010
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Sabrina
española

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

the teacher are very kind and they have a lot of nice activities

27 July 2009
Course: Standard 20 - 10 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Katja
Deutsch

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

all

17 November 2008
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Yolanda
Española

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

Social activities

15 November 2008
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Martin
Española

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

classmates, teachers

22 October 2008
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

David
española

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

morning trips and games

16 September 2008
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Sara
italia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

the teachers and my classmates

15 September 2007
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 29 years

David
española

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 20 reviews

that we had to speak english all the time
once a week you have to perform a test. the limit is 70% to get your certificate at the end of the course.

29 August 2007
Course: Intensive (GE2) - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Lissa
deutsch

Key Facts about San Diego

San Diego: Located in the southern part of California, just an hour´s drive from the Mexican border, sun, surf and exquisite scenery are the qualities that most visitors equate with San Diego. Pristine beaches and trendy upper-class shopping districts are two of the unique characteristics of this city. The city is also known for the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

Population: 1,308,000

Elevation: 20 m. above sea level

Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)

Region: California, San Diego County

Currency: USD

San Diego quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 (103 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 6 (rankings of universities in San Diego)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 470 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 357 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:69* (31% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Arrival Airports

San Diego International (SAN) - 4 km. from San Diego city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 3,00 USD, 20 minutes.

Main stops: San Diego Airport - Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1, Broadway & Front St.; Broadway & 1st Av, Broadway 6 5th Av

Taxi: 18 US$, 7 minutes drive to city center of San Diego

Direct international flights from:
  • Canada: Calgary, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
Los Angeles International (LAX) - 178 km. from San Diego city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 1,25 USD, 80 minutes.

Main stops: San Diego Airport, LAX Airport

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of San Diego

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • Australia: Brisbane, Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • Canada: Calgary, Edmonton International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester

Weather in San Diego

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Events in San DiegoBest time to take a language course in San Diego

June
San Diego County Fair
 San Diego County Fair

05 June 2020 - 05 July 2020The San Diego County Fair runs for about a month every summer and recently has welcomed well over a million visitors each season. The fair has a different theme every year and hundreds of attractions that keep people coming back.

July
San Diego LGBT Pride (America's Pride)
San Diego LGBT Pride (America's Pride)

18 July 2020 - 19 July 2020Three days of events celebrating LGBT pride, including a music festival, a rally, and a parade, all in one of the most forward-thinking places in the U.S.

San Diego Comic-Con International
San Diego Comic-Con International

23 July 2020 - 26 July 2020Possibly the largest convention of its kind in the world, Comic-Con San Diego is four days of comic-lovers heaven. Over the years the convention has grown to include books and film even remotely related to the genre: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, manga & anime, games and accessories.

December
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

December 2020Every year, the community of La Jolla in San Diego put on a Christmas Parade complete with marching bands, all kinds of performers, and Santa Claus too, of course. The parade has a different theme each year.

What to do in San Diego

Hotel del Coronado
Hotel del Coronado
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
PETCO Park
PETCO Park
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
Old Town
Old Town
The Gaslamp Quarter
The Gaslamp Quarter
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    FAQ about schools in San Diego

  • Students rated the activity program at Converse International School of Languages as the best.
  • Converse International School of Languages has received the best overall rating in San Diego.
  • Oxford International Education, located in 415 Broadway has been voted as the school with the best location in San Diego.
  • Converse International School of Languages was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'West Park Inn Hotel' at LSI - Language Studies International is the best rated accommodation in San Diego.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in San Diego is 76.47. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated San Diego with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • In San Diego electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in San Diego is San Diego International (4.2 km from city center). Alternative airport: Los Angeles International (178.8 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for San Diego.
  • In San Diego the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, Business One-to-One, English for Aviation, English for Engineers.

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in San Diego

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