Language course English in San Diego

Converse International School of Languages

CISL San Diego is located on Broadway Street in Downtown San Diego, in the city’s fashionable Gaslamp District. The school’s modern facilities and bright classrooms provide students a welcoming environment; when class is not in session, students interact with friends in the expansive student lounge or take advantage of CISL’s state-of-the-art computer lab.

Key features of our partner English school in San Diego:

  • Accredited by FIYTO
  • Small groups with a maximum of 8 Students per class
  • Highly dedicated and experienced staff
  • Convenient city centre location
  • Computer laboratories with free internet and WIFI access
  • Language laboratories
  • Large mix of different nationalities
  • Café and restaurant with varied menu’s
  • Airport pick-up included with host family accommodation (for arrival in the weekend between 09:00 and 21:30)

Commitment to small class sizes

The school commits to maintaining small classes. Because of the small class sizes the teachers have the time to help you learn English in the best possible way. The limited class sizes are important to the school as it ensures that you, as a student, will feel comfortable and confident. All of which will help you learn both faster and better.

Social Programme

Converse organises a number of extra-curricular activities outside of lesson time for you to enjoy whilst you learn English in San Diego. Taking part in these activities is an ideal opportunity to make new friends and practise what has been learnt at school. Example activities include:

  • Sports such as kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, football and rollerblading
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Weekend excursions to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Universal Studios and Mexico 

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20 or 28 lessons per week (1 lesson=50 minutes). The course combines grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Small classes (maximum 8 students) guarantee that you will receive a high level of personal attention and maximum learning opportunities. The goal of the course is to help students use English with accuracy and confidence. Students improve their general English language skills and, just as importantly, how to use English in different situations, how to interact with people from different cultures, and how to be better language learners. To participate in this course you need basic knowledge of English.

The intensive course with 20 lessons per week takes place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:40 AM.

The intensive course with 28 lessons per week takes place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:40 AM + from Monday to Thursday from 01:30 - 03:10 PM.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Combined

This is a combination course consisting of an intensive course in the morning (20 lessons per week) and private lessons (one-to-one teaching) in the afternoon (5 lessons per week).This course is ideal for students who want to improve their general spoken English while focusing on an area of particular interest. You may want to improve your English at work, your secretarial skills in English, learn how to write letters or just develop excellent social skills.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1542 2215 2888 3575 4263 4950 5600
Combined with student residence, double room, no meals 2127 2995 3682 4550 5419 6287 7118
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 2522 3445 4128 5108 6087 7067 8009
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2215 3120 3979 4922 5864 6807 7712
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 2707 3733 4425 5479 6533 7587 8604
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exam course prepares you specifically for the Cambridge exams (PET, FCE and CAE). You can take the official exam directly after completing your course, as the language school is an authorized Cambridge Exam Center and several staff members are trained language examiners.

The course consists of either 6, 7, 9 or 11 weeks with 20 lessons per week. The course takes place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:40.

  • Cambridge PET (6 weeks): A2 language level is required
  • Cambridge FCE (9 or 11 weeks ): B1 language level is required
  • Cambridge CAE (7, 9 or 11 weeks): B2 language level is required

Course start dates and exam dates can be found below.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks 7 weeks 9 weeks 11 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2359 3286 3724 4407
Cambridge Exam with student residence, double room, no meals 3696 4804 5604 6649
Cambridge Exam with student residence, single room, no meals 4476 5695 6719 7986
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4216 5398 6347 7540
Cambridge Exam with studio, single room, no meals 4996 6290 7462 8878
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01 (7/9), 23/03 (11 weeks), 06/04 (9 weeks), 20/04 (6 weeks), 22/06 (9 weeks), 14/09 (11 weeks), 28/09 (9 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The prices for the Cambridge course do not include the exam fees. (approx. € 186 for PET examen and € 325 for FCE or CAE examen).
The exam takes usually place one week after ending of the course, which is why an extra week of accommodation might be necessary (prices on request).
Course starting dates 2020
PET: 20/04/2020 (6 Weeks)
FCE: 06/01/2020 (9 W), 23/03/2020 (11 W), 06/04/2020 (9 W), 22/06/2020 (9 W), 14/09/2020 (11 W), 28/09/2020 (9 W)
CAE: 06/01/2020 (7 W), 23/03/2020 (11 W), 06/04/2020 (9 W), 22/06/2019 (9 W), 14/09/2020 (11 W), 28/09/2020 (9 W)
Cambridge exam dates 2020*:
PET: 01/06/2020-05/06/2020
FCE: 09/03/2020-13/03/2020, 08/06/2020-12/06/2020, 24/08/2020-28/08/2020, 30/11/2020-04/12/2020
CAE: 24/02/2020-28/02/2020, 08/06/2020-12/06/2020, 31/07/2020, 24/08/2020-28/08/2020, 31/11/2020-04/12/2020

*Please note that during the mentioned weeks, on one day will take place the written exam and on another day within the same week will take place the oral exam, the exact dates will be confirmed once you registered for the exam

Exam fees:  

ca. €325, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

TOEFL

This course prepares you successfully for the TOEFL exam. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a recognised measure of your English language level and a high score is needed when you apply to attend a university or college. The course consists of 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday (09:00 to 12:40 AM) and has a duration of 4 or 6 weeks, depending on the starting date. This course requires a minimum level of intermediate (B1) to participate.

To read more about the TOEFL examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 6 weeks  
TOEFL without accommodation 1458 2113
TOEFL with student residence, double room, no meals 2252 3269
TOEFL with student residence, single room, no meals 2698 3938
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2549 3715
TOEFL with studio, single room, no meals 2995 4383
Starting dates:  

06/01 (6 weeks), 17/02 (6 weeks), 30/03 (6 weeks), 01/06 (4 weeks), 06/07 (4 weeks), 03/08 (6 weeks), 14/09 (6 weeks), 26/10 (4 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the TOEFL exam courses do not include the exam fee (approx. € 182).
Due to the TOEFL course exam date it might be necessary to book extra nights of your accommodation (price on request).

Exam fees:  

ca. €182, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Commercial English

The commercial English course combines and intensive course of 20 lessons with 8 extra lessons per week of commercial English. You will have an extra 2 lessons from Monday to Thursday. You will develop the communication skills you need to conduct professional tasks with complete confidence. Based on the needs of the students the course may include telephoning, discussions, conducting meetings, presentations, negotiating etc. These lessons take place after the lunch break (from 13.30 - 15.10 o´clock).

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 1133 1602 2071 2554 3037 3520 3965
Commercial English with student residence, double room, no meals 1718 2382 2865 3529 4193 4857 5484
Commercial English with student residence, single room, no meals 2113 2833 3311 4086 4862 5637 6375
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1807 2508 3162 3900 4639 5377 6078
Commercial English with studio, single room, no meals 2299 3120 3608 4458 5307 6157 6969
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

This course requires an intermediate level of English (B2).

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

One-to-One

The one-to-one course is based on the student´s linguistic skills, his or her professional or social needs and personal expectations. Flexibility is the main feature of this course. As the only student in class you decide the content of the course. The one-to-one course is recommended above all for students with only a short amount of time available. During 2 weeks you will receive 20 private lessons per week.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 2823
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3497
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals 3408
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals 3803
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 3989
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 3557
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4230
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals 4142
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals 4537
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 4722
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

The surcharge for half board in a host family is referring to a period of 2 weeks. For a 3 weeks stay, the surcharge is € 33 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 38 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €50 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for double rooms in the student residence are for two people who are travelling together. For single travellers who want to stay at the residence sharing a double room with another student, prices are on request.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 24 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
double room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 465 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 28 - € 56 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 28/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€75

Airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving at the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30. In all other cases you can book an transfer on arrival for the price mentioned here.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • airport transfer on arrival included when staying with a host family and arriving in the weekend between 09.00 - 21.30

In 2020, the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/12020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Host family

During your stay in San Diego you can live with an American family. You have a single room, but you have to share the bathroom with the rest of the family. The host families usually live 20 to 40 minutes from school (by public transport). You can choose lodging between breakfast our halfboard.

Student residence

The Vantaggio State Street residence is located within 15 minutes walking distance from the school in Little Italy, one of the best districts in San Diego's city centre. The sorrounding area is plenty of shops, restaurants, supermarkets an clubs. Gaslamp Quarter is also within a short walking distance. San Diego's airpot is just 15 minutes by taxi from Vantaggio residence.

You can choose between a single or a double room (only when travelling together with another person). You will have a private bathroom, free WIFI, television, telephone, mini refrigerator and microwave. Towels and bed linen will be provided.

This residence has also 24-hour reception,  computer room, communal kitchen in each floor and laundry service.

Studio

Gaslamp studios are located next to the famous Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego. There are many restaurants, cafes, night clubs, and shops are within a short walking distance. You can also find nearby: Petco Park baseball stadium, San Diego Convention Center, Horton Plaza Mall, Seaport Village, and Embarcadero Marina Park. The trolley stop is located close to the studios. The distance from the school is approximately a 15-minute walk.

Facilities include a single bed, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, telephone, free internet WIFI, towels and Linens, fitness Room, laundry Room, air-conditioning/Heating, 24-hour Front Desk Service.

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