General & Intensive English in San Diego

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options(see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of Special Focus.

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Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 1 week
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15

Expectations

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

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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