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14 English Language Schools in San Diego 2024

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Best English schools in San Diego by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Converse International School of Languages
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
LSI - Language Studies International
Students 18-30 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(11)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
LSI - Language Studies International
Students 31-49 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Converse International School of Languages
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Converse International School of Languages
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Converse International School of Languages
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Converse International School of Languages
Leisure programme
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Converse International School of Languages
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)
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San Diego ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in San Diego

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of San Diego
108 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in San Diego
Nightlife
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Geographic setting
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Climate
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Cleanliness
3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Affordability
3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Shopping
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Safety
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

What our students said about San Diego

SD is a beautiful city with a strong identity. The weather is consistently mild and the party scene and leisure activities are great. Unfortunately, there are a lot of homeless people at the moment. Crime is also increasing dramatically in some neighbourhoods, you just have to be careful when you're out and about.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Rocco Germany

It's a great city to travel to but it's very expensive.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Silvia Spain

Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Diego

Converse International School of Languages

Great team and super, well-prepared teachers. Leisure programme simply fantastic. The school is ideally located in the city centre.

4 March 2024
Course: Standard English - 1 week
Student age: 38 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 6 reviews
Converse International School of Languages

Yes , very nice atmosphere, friendly staff . everything top notch

22 January 2024
Course: Standard English - 6 weeks
Student age: 51 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 6 reviews
Connect English - Valley Campus

The people you know.
Classroom space should be expanded.

14 August 2023
Course: English Max - 48 weeks
Student age: 35 years

3.0

Rating: 3

| 1 review
EC English

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

3.0

Rating: 3

| 2 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

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

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 20 reviews

Information about San Diego

Why 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: L  1,395,000
Elevation: 20 m. above sea level
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: California, San Diego County
Currency: USD
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of USA in your country. List of embassies and consulates of USA on the official website - U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 596 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 347 US$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • 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
Best time to take a language course in San Diego
June
San Diego County Fair
 San Diego County Fair

12 June 2024 - 07 July 2024The 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)

10 July 2024 - 14 July 2024Three 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

24 July 2024 - 28 July 2024Possibly 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 2024Every 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.

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
San Diego International (SAN) - 3 km. from San Diego city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 20 minutes.

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

Taxi: 7 minutes drive to city center of San Diego

Los Angeles International (LAX) - 178 km. from San Diego city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 80 minutes.

Main stops: San Diego Airport, LAX Airport

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of San Diego

Q&A - Questions and answers about San Diego

  • Indeed, the school you choose will give you the acceptance form to process your student visa, as long as you meet the admission requirements established by each school. We will send you this form and the necessary documentation once you have paid the booking in full. We do not process the visa, you will have to do that yourself at the American consulate in your country.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 19, 2024
  • Unfortunately, the courses for educational leave are almost always intensive courses with more than 18 hours per week. This is not compatible with ESTA approval.
    Julia Von Vopelius-Feldt, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 16, 2023
  • The pace of learning a new language depends mainly on the individual, but as a general rule, in order to reach an intermediate level, you should study for about 20 weeks (20 lessons/week).
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 03, 2023
  • You can have the TOEFL Exam Preparation for 3 weeks holding a tourist visa. The Exam Preparation course cannot exceed 18 hours of study per week.
    Ana Carolina, LanguageCourse.net - Oct 25, 2021

FAQ about schools in San Diego

  • We offer a wide selection of courses in San Diego, a culturally rich city that will offer you so much and amaze you. You can check the list of schools and course types available on our page dedicated to this city. If you require any information in particular, please do not hesitate to contact one of our agents!
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 20, 2024

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