Spectacular coastline, ocean views and a relaxed Californian atmosphere

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Learn English in San Diego

San Diego, with its wonderful Californian climate, relaxed outdoor way of life and great scenery offers students a unique opportunity for learning. Picture-postcard houses, golden beaches, secluded coves and rugged landscape the Californian way of life has to be experienced to be believed.

EC San Diego is located in the beautiful area of La Jolla, known for its up-market shopping and incredible beaches, where seals can be spotted next to surfers and sunbathers.

The school’s bright classrooms, spacious student lounge and outdoor terrace with ocean views all help to create the relaxed Californian atmosphere unique to EC San Diego.

EC San Diego offers a wide range of English language courses to suit every learner.

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  • 19 modern classrooms

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Student lounge

  • Self-study area

  • Library facilities

  • Student computers

  • Outdoor terrace


Nationality mix at EC San Diego

Our students come from all over the world. You will learn about different cultures, broaden your worldview and make lasting friendships as you practise and improve your English skills together.

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Get the best from your destination and make the most of your time. As an EC student, you will be invited to a free welcome event and enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities throughout your stay. Some of the many activities available include:

Volleyball and BBQ at the Beach

Join fellow students at the beach for volleyball and BBQ’s

Volunteering in the Local Community

Get involved with local projects and events


Meet a teacher at the student residence for conversation practice and visits to local spots

AY Fun Club

Join other AY students to play games, go on outings and plan events


Learn to surf and meet the locals

Balboa Park

Free admission to museums

Please note: All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.


Academic Extras

Lecture Series

Practise listening and note-taking skills in a real-life setting with a teacher or another native English speaker.

Pronunciation Clinic

Choose from ‘general’ pronunciation clinics for all students and clinics targeted at specific accents.

Conversation Class

Join a group conversation with a teacher or native English speaker to discuss an issue of interest.

Breaking News

Join us for a discussion of current events.

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