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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.

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Cambridge 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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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 our online student dashboard helps measure, monitor and maximise your progress.

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 is a VIP. You’ll have our full 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 take your Cambridge 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.

San Diego Cambridge Courses 2024 Dates

Course Weeks Course Dates Exam Dates Minimum Level
B2 First (FCE) 10 1 January - 8 March* 9 March Intermediate
10 1 April - 7 June* 8 June Intermediate
10 23 September - 29 November* 2 December** Intermediate
C1 Advanced (CAE) 10 1 January - 8 March* 9 March PreAdvanced
10 1 April - 7 June* 8 June PreAdvanced
10 23 September - 29 November* 2 December** PreAdvanced

Exam fees not included and dates subject to change (refer to
* Additional accommodation (without course) should be booked from the last date of the exam course.
** Due to the Thanksgivng holiday Nov 28-29 testing will either occur during the last week of the programme or week following. Details will be available one month prior to course start.

Lessons per week: 30 (22.5 hours)

1 lesson: 45 minutes

Class size: average 14.5

Minimum age: 16

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

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.


MyEC 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 MyEC 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.

It doesn't matter what kind of accommodation you've chosen, the welcome will be just as good. If you're in a homestay you’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly host. If you've chosen residential option, the residence teams will welcome you and ensure you're happy and settled in.

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Based on a 3-year average of student weeks.

Saudi Arabian 22%
Brazilian 19%
Swiss 15%
Japanese 12%
Korean 10%
Italian 4%
French 2%
Other 16%

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