Academic English in San Diego

Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations.

You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to study at an English speaking university
  • You desire an academically rigorous class that focuses on academic speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • You want to study with students who are also motivated to enter university
Available All year
Lessons per week 20 General English lessons + 10 Academic English lessons per week (22.5 hours)
Minimum Length 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Level Intermediate to Advanced

Expectations

Core English

Each week, you will spend 20 lessons specifically improving your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation through varied activities that will also engage your speaking, listening, reading and writing. Every language learner is different, and this is your opportunity to work on the skills you most need.

Academic focus

Your 10 weekly Academic English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Listening to lectures
Understanding academic texts
Report writing
Taking notes
Giving presentations
Expressing ideas and opinions

Real skills

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university while training you to become a more independent learner though self-study skills, and creates awareness of learning techniques required for real success in higher education.

Improve your future

By the end of your experience at EC, important doors of opportunity will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with all the academic demands and requirements of an English-speaking university.

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  • Anna Brun

    Anna Brun

    studied at EC San Diego

    A friend of mine studied at EC one year ago, and she told me it was great. All people are so open and friendly in San Diego. It’s a great place to enjoy life and also learn English. My favourite memory is the activity when we went to a Baseball ...

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  • Dario Wellinger

    Dario Wellinger

    studied at EC San Diego

    What I liked was the conversations.I learned a lot about the culture and lifestyle here. I also learned about the education system in the US. I think the daily "business" - like talking with teachers and friends was my favorite part. I also had a nice experience with my host ...

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  • Davide Bussolari

    Davide Bussolari

    studied at EC San Diego

    I believe EC San Diego is a very helpful school. The teachers are all very good. I had to return because I missed it here so much. When I first arrived, I could not speak English at all. I am now in the advanced level class.​The thing that I like ...

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  • Hsueh-Chen

    Hsueh-Chen

    studied at EC San Diego

    I really enjoyed playing games in the classes to help learn English. I will always remember going to the beach and making new friends. I would advise new students to always do their homework, come to class on time and make sure to prepare before the class. I would recommend ...

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  • Aline Herr

    Aline Herr

    studied at EC San Diego

    I really liked meeting new people and making new friends. Spending time with my host mom was great too. I had to speak English with her all the time and that really helped me to learn the language better! ...

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