San Diego

English school in San Diego

San Diego School was founded in 1998. It is located in a modern high rise building with air conditioning, which has wonderful views of the city. The school is located in downtown San Diego just minutes from major shopping areas and the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with a variety of international restaurants and nightclubs. Nearby you can find the most beautiful Seaport Village and Balboa Park. 

The school has an international atmosphere. Most students in 2010 were from Korea, Brazil, Japan and Switzerland. 

At school in San Diego you can live the Californian style that combines culture, beach life, shopping and a wonderful climate. 

Accreditation: the school is accreditada by ACCETT 

School Facilities 

  • 16 fully equipped classrooms 
  • Living room with vending machines 
  • Wheelchair access

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

Holidays

  • 04/09/2017
  • 23/11/2017
  • 24/11/2017
  • 25/12/2017
  • 01/01/2018
  • 15/01/2018
  • 19/02/2018
  • 28/05/2018
  • 04/07/2018
  • 03/09/2018
  • 22/11/2018
  • 23/11/2018




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

ACETT

CEA


Study English in San Diego

The city of San Diego is located on the west coast of the United States near Los Angeles, Tijuana in Mexico and Las Vegas. With a stunning port  and a sophisticated city style, San Diego is one of the most impressive cities in the USA, blessed with a pleasant climate almost all year. 
San Diego's attractions are many and varied, starting with the beaches and water sports that you can do, the famous Balboa Park, home to a number of museums and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Sea World is awesome and well worth the visit, the same applies to the wild animal park. 
Mexico's proximity makes it possible for a day trip, crossing the border and seeing a bit of South America, it is also easy to go to LA or even beyond to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon or Death Valley, places you should not miss. 
There is lots to do and see in and around San Diego, so we encourage our students to go there for at least two weeks, to ensure you have enough time to experience and get to know all of the things that the city and its surroundings has to offer. 

Useful Information 

Local tourism website 
San Diego State University 
University of California San Diego 
Info for San Diego 

Remember 

San Diego enjoys a wonderful climate throughout the year, with an average daily temperature of 21.4 ° C. A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation in temperature over short distances. You can enjoy coastal, mountain and desert environments in the course of a day. Actually, San Diego does not have winter, however, the coldest periods range from late November to March, with average daily temperatures ranging from a low of 10 º C and a maximum of 20 ° C. Although the temperature of the ocean is cold during the months of November to May, in the summer the water temperature warms up and it is perfect for swimming and other water activities.


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English course of 16 lessons

Course duration: 12 weeks Maximum 

Class Schedule: 09:00 to December 40 
Evening timetable: from 13:00 to 16:40 
No class on Fridays 
For this course NO VISA required

Beginners start every first Monday of the month 

Characteristics

  • Course duration maximum 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Por la mañana o por la tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  16

English general course

Timetable: 09:00 to 12:40

Afternoon: from 13:00 to 16:40 
Class in the morning or afternoon 
VISA is required

Beginners start every first Monday of the month 

Characteristics

  • Course duration up to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  24
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Mañana o Tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive English course

Classes in the morning and / or afternoon 
For this course VISA is required

Beginners start every first Monday of the month 

Characteristics

  • Course duration up to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Mañana o Tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for TOEFL

Levels: From Intermediate to Advanced 

Course duration: 4 weeks 
For this course VISA is required

Course start dates: Every Monday

Characteristics

  • Course duration up to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Mañana o Tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  7
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

Extra-curricular Activities 

The school organises a varied plan of activities in the afternoon and evening. Signing up to activities is not mandatory, however it is a perfect way to make friends and practice English. 

This list is just an example: 

  • Visit the Art museum 
  • Visit the museum of natural history 
  • Visit the San Diego Zoo 
  • City Walks 
  • Trips to San Francisco, Grand Canyon, Mexico, and Los Angeles 
  • Movie Nights 
  • Beach parties 
  • Baseball and Football matches 
  • Universal Studios, Disneyland and Magic Mountain

Accommodation

Standard Residence

The standard residence is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, "Little Italy". It is a charming and fashionable place full of outdoor cafes and many restaurants. Also, it is a 15 minute walk to the school.

We offer single rooms, fully equipped with a private bathroom. Each room has air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave. 

The residence is ideally located near the famous Gaslamp District, Petco Park and the Embarcadero Marina Park as well as the most impressive and beautiful beaches of California. 

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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 15 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: Yes (By credit card)

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence III

The residence is located in a modern building in the heart of San Diego downtown. The building is very close to a wonderful Gaslamp Quarter full of clubs, restaurants and shops. Each room has a small kitchenette equipped with Microwave and refrigerator. There is a gym, living room, study room, patio and terrace. 

Each bedroom has a double bed, air conditioning and an ensuite. 

It is just a 10 minute walk to the school. 

Check In: ​​Saturday or Sunday from 15:00 
Check Out: Saturday or Sunday before 12:00

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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

Facilities: Gym, living room, study room, patio and terrace

School distance: 10 minute walk

Check-in: Saturday or Sunday

Check-out: Saturday or Sunday

Deposit fee: yes (by credit card)

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Shared house

If you are looking for more independence we offer the possibility to book a room in a shared house with other students or workers. Shared houses are private homes located in the aerea of San Diego.

The bathroom and kitchen are shared. There is no restriction on the age of the flat owners. They can be families who rent a room, students, young workers, singles, older people ...  you will have total independence. You can enter, leave, cook and get access to all common areas of the apartment. Living with native people offers the unique opportunity for total immersion in American culture.

The apartment has air conditioning, a kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. There is a barbeque area for cooking outside, tennis court, swimming pool and gym. 

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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

Facilities: Barbeque area, tennis courts, swimming pool and gym

School distance: 15 minute walk

Check-in: Saturday or Sunday

Check-out: Saturday or Sunday

Deposit fee: Yes (by credit card)

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family

Living with a family is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you can practice the language in everyday and relaxed situations. You will be entitled to half board, ie breakfast and dinner daily. Usually dinner is at 18:00. 

The American concept of family is very broad. American families can be traditional families but also couples without children, single parents with children or without children. All families are selected carefully.

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: on average 30-45 minutes on public transport

Check-in: Saturday or Sunday

Check-out: Saturday or Sunday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to San Diego 

The San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field is, less than 10 miles from downtown San Diego. 
Airport website 

Companies that fly to San Diego from Spain are: 

  •    Iberia 
  •    KLM 

 

Transport to the city: 

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has a regular bus service that connects the airport terminals to the center and offers a good bus service to the city. 

The 992 bus goes Downtown every 20 minutes, every day between 05.00 and 01.00 (journey time: approximately 20 minutes).




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