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EC, San Diego

Intensive English Course [San Diego, CA]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High quality English language training with plentiful modern facilities
  • Lively lessons with emphasis on student participation and fast progress
  • A popular seaside resort surrounded by the beautiful countryside, enjoy the sunny weather and refreshing atmosphere
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1991, EC (formerly named European Centre of English Language Studies) is a group of private English language schools committed to providing the highest quality English language training experience. Originally known as one of the oldest private English language schools in Malta, EC has since grown rapidly over the past years and has established a high reputation for excellence in language training. Today, EC has schools located in fascinating English speaking destinations all around the world, in order to offer independent students exposure to different cross-cultural ideas in vibrant living environments that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding.
      Students enjoy small class sizes that ensure sufficient individual attention and the help that students need in order to achieve their goals. The school utilizes a structured curriculum, level tests, student tutorials and frequent homework tasks to support learning. Each of the EC schools is equipped with modern facilities such as wireless internet connections, a multimedia room where students can send emails, a library for study and a cafeteria where students can relax and meet other students. Each EC school has a warm and pleasant atmosphere with dedicated staff offering a wealth of experience.
      All EC centres in the UK are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private
      Establishment : 1991
      Membership/Accreditation : AAIEP / ACCET
      Enrollment : 100
      Average Class Size : Average 12
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • EC welcomes English language learners from all over the world at our schools in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Malta, Cape Town and Boston. As we are located in the heart of vibrant English speaking cities, we ensure that our students have the time of their lives. Over 20 years of experience has given us the ability to develop a range of English courses that place emphasis upon providing a real path to your personal goals.
      Our aim is to help you succeed at acquiring the English language skills you desire. We also guarantee a high quality learning experience from our teachers who are committed to their students’ progress. We are devoted to client service and excellence. Our dedicated staff members make sure that our students receive excellent personal attention and professional service throughout their stay.
      We love what we do and get great satisfaction in going the extra mile for our students. We believe that our English schools promote a culturally diverse environment that is friendly and educational. We also believe in keeping promises; that’s why we give you our word that we will deliver what we promise, in the classroom and out. At EC we do our utmost to meet and surpass your expectations.
      Above all, we believe in you.
      Adrian GATT
      EC Regional Sales Manager
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • EC, San Diego
      1010 2nd Avenue, Suite 2200
      San Diego, CA  92101  U.S.A.
      TEL: 858) 456-1212
      FAX: 858) 456-1212
      E-mail: RinaOya@ecenglish.com
      Website: http://www.ecenglish.com
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The EC San Diego Center is located in a modern high-rise building offering stunning views of the city and is situated in the heart of the San Diego city center. The center’s ideal location offers students easy access to San Diego's entertainment and shopping district, Horton Plaza, a neighborhood replete with fashionable boutiques, eclectic restaurants and movie theaters. The historic Gaslamp Quarter is a short walk from the Center and boasts a lively nightlife. As California's second largest city and the nation's seventh, San Diego is home to nearly 1.3 million residents within the metropolitan area and 2.8 million people within San Diego County. San Diego is most widely-recognized for its nearly perfect climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a vast assortment of family attractions, including the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Legoland California, and SeaWorld San Diego. The area's idyllic climate makes spending outdoors a daily pleasure. The 600,000-acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with endless opportunities available to go hiking and camping, fishing, and quietly observe wildlife among the regionally-famous spring wildflowers. For those that prefer water sports, miles of Pacific Ocean coastline readily offer year-round surfing, swimming, sailing, and boating opportunities. With San Diego being only a 30-minute drive from the U.S.-Mexico border, many visit Mexico's border town, Tijuana, for some duty-free shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying an authentic Mexican meal. For a weekend trip, the city of Los Angeles and its major attractions are a 180 km drive north of San Diego's downtown area.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Course

    • Overview
    • The Intensive English Course is offered year-round. Students enrolled in the program receive 30 in-class lessons (22.5 hours) per week. The program is the most comprehensive and popular course at school and enables each student’s all round skills to develop in the morning, with a particular focus on areas to improve or special interests in the afternoon.

      This program assists students at any ability level in developing English language skills, general communication skills, and building confidence when speaking. Instruction focuses on grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each week, academic objectives are planned in advance and discussed with the students.

      The program is offered with 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their grammar, listening, speaking and writing skills and guarantee their proper placement into an ability level. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to independently explore the local areas of interest and experience the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods to gain real, practical insight into the culture of the city. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.

      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: Average 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 1-23 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 23 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 160
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-11 WEEKS US$ 505-520 per week
      12-23 WEEKS US$ 460-475 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 90
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-23 WEEKS US$ 265-370 per week US$ 265-660 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application Fee is Non-Refundable.
      Homestay Fees Include Meals.
    • Academic Semester/Year - Intensive

    • Overview
    • The Academic Year Program is offered year-round with starting dates every Monday. Students enrolled in the program study for a minimum of 24 weeks and may study at multiple centers for at least 12 weeks per center. Each student receives 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week. The Academic Year Program is most suitable for students who are interested in studying abroad long-term or are considering study in a university degree program. The course allows students to focus on improving all-around English fluency and open unlimited opportunities for their future.

      During the Academic Year Program students will be able to substantially develop their English language and General Communication skills, and build confidence when speaking. Instruction focuses on all skills including grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The highest level of monitoring, supervision, feedback and assessment is provided through weekly tutorials, homework and regular level tests. As an additional service specifically for Academic Year Program students, the school has a special Academic Year Coordinator who students will meet regularly for assistance.

      The program is offered to all students with English levels from Beginner to Advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their overall English skills and guarantee placement into an appropriate ability level. Each student receives a Personal Language Portfolio which includes a report of progress, records of progress tests, descriptions of personal learning methods and examples of work. Upon reaching the Intermediate level, students have the additional option to choose between two separate learning tracks; English for Work & Life and English for University. Students also may take a recognized exam such as TOEFL or IELTS as part of their course.
      Outside of the classroom, students are strongly encouraged to explore personal areas of interest and experience the country they live in to gain real, practical insight into the culture as well as the language. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.
      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective long-term English language learning.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: Average 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 24-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 24 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 160
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      24+ WEEKS US$ 375-385 Per Week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 90
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24-52 WEEKS US$ 265-370 per week US$ 265-660 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application Fee is Non-Refundable.
      Homestay Fees Include Meals.
  • Location
    • United States San Diego, California
    • Location
      EC, San Diego
      1010 2nd Avenue, Suite 2200 San Diego, CA  92101  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Diego International Airport:
      EC arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$99 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 3.0
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 3.5
      Activities and Social Life: 3.0
      Accommodation: 4.0

      3.6

    • There are 2 reviews for this school
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      katsu
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Age 34, Male ]
      7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      学生気分
      San DiegoのEmbassyにはヨーロッパやアジア、ブラジルをはじめ様々な国の様々な職業、年齢の人と触れ合う事ができ非常に刺激的でした。 また講師人もアクターや元教師、普通の事務だった人や格闘家など、生きた様々な英語、話すスピードや各国のEnglish speakerのなまりなど、普通の生活では体験できない状況だったと思います。また学校はDowntownにあるので、西海岸の独特な雰囲気を堪能できアフターファイブも楽しかったです。


      元留学生
      [ Tokyo, Japan ]

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