Academic Semester/Year in San Diego

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. 

You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. 

As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.

On a personal level, studying abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

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    400 USD
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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to enter university or embark on a master's degree
  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to give yourself a clear advantage in the workplace and expand your career opportunities
  • You want to take a worthwhile sabbatical learning English before continuing your education or career
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 24 weeks
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15

Expectations

Get qualified

Have the opportunity to certify your skills and prepare for an internationally-recognised exam, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or one of the Cambridge ESOL exams.

In addition, as an Academic Year student you will be awarded an EC Diploma or an EC Certificate of Merit at the end of your course.

Tutorials and support

A strong network of support will ensure your time with us is as successful as possible. You will receive three levels of support:

  • One-to-one meetings with your personal mentor
  • Class tutorials with your class teacher
  • Your Academic Year Co-ordinator

Additional benefits

  • Free Academic Workshops.
  • Competency Descriptor for each level.
  • Structured guidance on participation and motivation.
  • Regular homework and progress and level tests.

Special Focus - Tailor Your Learning

Study 30 lessons per week and choose from a varied selection of Special Focus lessons such as:

English in the City

Get outdoors and learn English while experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. A great way to learn about the local culture.

English for Work

Gain the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to compete successfully in the workplace.

Academic English

Learn the language and academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university or in higher education.

...and More

Other options may include, Media Studies, Culture and Communication, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and The Language of Music.

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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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