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Cambridge Exam Preparation in San Diego


Prepare to pass the Cambridge English Exam in stunning La Jolla, San Diego

Study Cambridge Exam Preparation at EC San Diego and you’ll be given the support needed to enter the exam feeling confident and sure of your ability.

Once you’ve passed the Cambridge Exam you have the qualification for life, a fact which will open doors, expand your horizons and open a whole new world of possibilities.

There are plenty of social activities to help you make the most of your time in San Diego, from beach volleyball to surfing, museums, regular outings and other events. We also offer Academic Extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and discussions on current events.

Prepare for the Cambridge Exam in San Diego for a unique and life-changing experience in one of the world’s greatest cities.

Your EC experience will include fun, interesting lessons and professional teachers who want to see you succeed.

We offer a choice of: FCE (First Certificate in English), which is suitable if you are confident using a wide range of spoken and written English.

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), which is what you need if you can use your English skills for most professional and academic purposes.

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), which is for those who are comfortable in most English-speaking contexts.

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Cambridge English Exam Preparation

Our learner-centred approach will provide you with the skills you need to prepare you for these internationally-recognised English language qualifications.

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The Learning Environment

When you study Cambridge Exam Preparation with EC you’ll be working with like-minded people from across the globe. Modern classrooms equipped with the latest technology will offer the best possible environment, and EC Online, our exclusive online learning portal, allows for flexible learning and access to a wealth of resources.

Unlock Essential Skills

We’ll do much more than simply teach you how to pass the Cambridge English Exam. By the time you complete the course you’ll be more confident in all aspects of your use of English. One-to-one interviews, skim reading for detail, and independent writing are just some of the core skills our course will help you master.

Total Support

Every student at EC English is a VIP. You’ll have our complete support every step of the way, with your teacher monitoring your progress, providing feedback, and tailoring the course to suit your needs. Personalised teaching targets your strengths and weaknesses, and will leave you fully-equipped to sit the Cambridge English Exam.

Added Extras

While staying in an exciting city in the company of students from all over the world you’ll be able to enjoy social activities from the day you arrive. By the time you’ve finished your course you’ll have grown in confidence, enjoyed a life-changing experience and made friends from around the globe.

Lessons per week: 20 (15 hours), 30 (22.5 hours)

1 lesson: 45 minutes

Class size: 15 maximum

Minimum age: 16

Lessons may be reduced or mixed exam classes depending on numbers.

 WeeksCourse DatesExam DateMinimum LevelExam Fee (not included)
FCE 11 02 Jan - 16 Mar Fri 10 Mar Intermediate $400 
12 19 Mar - 08 June* Tue 12 June* Intermediate
8 02 July - 24 Aug Thu 23 Aug Upper Intermediate
4 30 July - 24 Aug Thu 23 Aug Pre Advanced
12 10 Sep - 30 Nov* Tue 04 Dec Intermediate
CAE 11 02 Jan - 16 Mar Sat 17 Mar Pre Advanced $400
12 19 Mar - 08 June* Wed 13 Jun* Pre Advanced
8 02 July - 24 Aug Fri 24 Aug Pre Advanced
4 30 July - 24 Aug Fri 24 Aug Advanced
12 10 Sep - 30 Nov* Wed 05 Dec* Pre Advanced
CPE 10 02 Jan - 09 Mar Sat 10 Mar Advanced $400
12 19 Mar - 08 Jun* Thu 14 Jun* Advanced
12 10 Sep - 30 Nov Thur 06 Dec Advanced

Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.

We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.

You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.

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EC Online

EC Online is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. 

Through this online portal, you can:

  • Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
  • Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.

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Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.

Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.

If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.

Whether you've booked a homestay or residence, you'll always receive a warm, personal welcome. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and well-prepared for your first day of lessons. At our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help you with anything you need and answer any questions.

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