English school in San Diego: College of English Language (CEL) Downtown

From 397.- EUR
420.- USD
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Key points

  • Located in the heart of San Diego, close to the city’s main attractions
  • Small groups to learn English in a friendly environment
  • Host family, residence or apartment accommodation – customise your stay!

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
ratings
4 authentic opinions

Located in the heart of the city centre of San Diego, our partner school is surrounded by shops, cafés, restaurants and plenty of other entertainment options, such as the popular Horton Plaza mall. The school features 12 classrooms with smart TVs, in which you’ll learn English in a modern and friendly environment, with max. 11 other students. Between classes, you’ll be able to enjoy the student lounge with a kitchenette, get a snack at the vending machine or use one of the free-to-use computers. Wi-Fi is free and all rooms have air conditioning. Lively areas such as Broadway, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are all within walking distance… Explore the city after your English classes!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 398.- EUR
(420.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, shared bedroom, without meals
1
420 USD
820 USD
- USD
2
740 USD
1440 USD
- USD
3
1060 USD
2060 USD
- USD
4
1380 USD
2680 USD
2320 USD
6
2020 USD
3920 USD
3380 USD
8
2580 USD
5080 USD
4360 USD
12
3820 USD
7520 USD
6440 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.943   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 417.- EUR
(440.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:15-13:45 2x/week. (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15 + 12:15-13:45 2x/Week.)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, shared bedroom, without meals
1
440 USD
840 USD
- USD
2
780 USD
1480 USD
- USD
3
1120 USD
2120 USD
- USD
4
1460 USD
2760 USD
2400 USD
6
2140 USD
4040 USD
3500 USD
8
2740 USD
5240 USD
4520 USD
12
4060 USD
7760 USD
6680 USD
16
5220 USD
10120 USD
8680 USD
24
7540 USD
14840 USD
12680 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.943   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Advanced to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 398.- EUR
(420.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, shared bedroom, without meals
1
420 USD
820 USD
- USD
2
740 USD
1440 USD
- USD
3
1060 USD
2060 USD
- USD
4
1380 USD
2680 USD
2320 USD
6
2020 USD
3920 USD
3380 USD
8
2580 USD
5080 USD
4360 USD
12
3820 USD
7520 USD
6440 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.943   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course PLUS

Advanced to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 417.- EUR
(440.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:15-13:45 2x/week (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15 Mon-Fri + 12:15-13:45 2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, shared bedroom, without meals
1
440 USD
840 USD
- USD
2
780 USD
1480 USD
- USD
3
1120 USD
2120 USD
- USD
4
1460 USD
2760 USD
2400 USD
6
2140 USD
4040 USD
3500 USD
8
2740 USD
5240 USD
4520 USD
12
4060 USD
7760 USD
6680 USD
16
5220 USD
10120 USD
8680 USD
24
7540 USD
14840 USD
12680 USD
Extra week (24+)
310 USD
610 USD
520 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.943   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Extra night with host family, half board (Single room) 80 USD
Extra night with host family, half board (Double room) 65 USD
Extra night in a residence 90 USD
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) 500 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (San Diego) 85 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (San Diego) 145 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Los Angeles) 350 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Los Angeles) 650 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (18+)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (Downtown)
Host family, shared room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o) (Downtown)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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Accommodation
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Value for money
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Teaching
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Leisure
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4 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, January – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
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Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Le fait de parler la langue au quotidien, rencontrer de nouvelles personnes qui viennent de partout dans le monde, découvrir de nouvelles cultures. »
School highlights
« Les enseignants et le personnel toujours souriants et à l'écoute des demandes des élèves. »
59 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere

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Host family
Our host families live 45-60 minutes from the school by public transport and can host up to 4 students. You’ll stay in a single or twin room and share the bathroom with the rest of the family (private bathroom may be available at an extra charge). Bed linen and towels are included, and most families offer free Wi-Fi. Whether you choose the option with half-board or go for breakfast only, you’ll have the chance to practise your English skills with your hosts during meals and enjoy the full immersion in the American culture.

Standard residence
Enjoy your stay in this lovely residence, located in the heart of Little Italy – it’s only a 12-minute walk from the school! You’ll stay in an en-suite single or twin room (twin room for stays of min. 4 weeks), with bed linen, towels, a TV, a fridge and a ventilator (air conditioning available at extra cost). Cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen and, during your free time, meet the other students in the lounge or on the terrace! Wi-Fi is free and available in the whole building, the laundry facilities are coin operated and the residence is cleaned every two weeks.

Downtown premium shared apartment
Enjoy your independence in this modern 2-bedroom apartment, located a 25-minute walk from the school, in the heart of Downtown San Diego! You’ll stay in a single or twin room with your own private bathroom and share the fully equipped kitchen with your flatmate. Bed linen and towels are included, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are free of charge and there’s a cleaning service once a week. After school and during the weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy the pool, the jacuzzi, the BBQ area and the fitness centre!

Enjoy the city and its wide range of activities through the exciting school programme! Explore the Old Town neighbourhood, where you’ll find 17 historical sites, and discover the famous Balboa Park, the heart of the local cultural scene. You’ll be amazed by its beautiful gardens, fountains and museums… and there’s also an exact replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre! The programme is a combination of free activities and excursions/sport activities at an extra cost: visit Los Angeles, the Six Flags Amusement Park and the San Diego Zoo, or try a new sport such as kayak or surf! At weekends, you may visit iconic cities such as Las Vegas and San Francisco. Your California Dream is waiting for you!

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