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.

Minimum age is 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 877 1214 1551 1902 2254 2605 2918 3265 3612 3958 4305 4401 4729 5056 5383
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1681 2273 3120 3829 4536 5245 5913 6616 7319 8022 8725 9178 9861 10545 11229
Intensive with host family, single room , halfboard 1787 2374 3236 3974 4709 5447 6144 6876 7608 8340 9072 9553 10266 10978 11691
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 2793 3420 4045 4672 5258 5879 6500 7122 7743 8113 8715 9317 9919
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 3583 4407 5229 6054 6838 7656 8475 9293 10112 10680 11479 12278 13078
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 1040 1459 1878 2312 2745 3178 3573 4002 4430 4859 5287 5465 5875 6284 6693
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1845 2520 3448 4238 5027 5817 6568 7354 8138 8923 9707 10243 11007 11774 12538
Intensive with host family, single room , halfboard 1950 2621 3563 4382 5200 6019 6799 7614 8426 9241 10054 10618 11412 12207 13000
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 3120 3828 4536 5244 5913 6617 7319 8023 8725 9178 9861 10546 11229
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 3910 4815 5720 6626 7492 8394 9293 10194 11094 11745 12625 13507 14387
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum stay is 6 weeks.

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of $ 500 / € 482 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 50 / € 49 - $ 100 / € 97 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€97, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Breakages deposits : € 482
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. 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. 

Minimum age is 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1686 2427 3169 3925 4680
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2490 3486 4738 5851 6963
Combined with host family, single room , halfboard 2596 3588 4854 5996 7136
Combined with residence, double room , no meals 4411 5442 6472
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 5200 6429 7656
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum stay is 6 weeks.

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of $ 500 / € 482 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 50 / € 49 - $ 100 / € 97 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€97, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Breakages deposits : € 482
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 (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 20 lessons per week. Exam dates can be found below.

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

Minimum age is 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  11 weeks  
Cambridge Exam Preperation without accommodation 4815
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 8879
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , halfboard 9197
Cambridge Exam Preperation with residence, double room , no meals 7979
Cambridge Exam Preperation with residence, single room , no meals 10150
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 18/03, 09/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The prices for the Cambridge course do not include the exam fees. (approx. $ 350 / € 338)
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).

Cambridge exam dates 2024*:
FCE: 04/06/2024, 26/11/2024
CAE: 05/06/2024, 27/11/2024

Exam fees:  

€338, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum stay is 6 weeks.

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of $ 500 / € 482 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 50 / € 49 - $ 100 / € 97 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€97, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Breakages deposits : € 482
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 and has a duration of 4 weeks. 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 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
TOEFL Prep without accommodation 1589
TOEFL Prep with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 3159
TOEFL Prep with host family, single room , halfboard 3275
TOEFL Prep with residence, double room , no meals 2832
TOEFL Prep with residence, single room , no meals 3621
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 25/03, 16/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the TOEFL exam courses do not include the exam fee (approx. $ 245 / € 236).
Due to the TOEFL course exam date it might be necessary to book extra nights of your accommodation (price on request).

Exam fees:  

€236, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum stay is 6 weeks.

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of $ 500 / € 482 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 50 / € 49 - $ 100 / € 97 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€97, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Breakages deposits : € 482
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Commercial English

This course consists of 20 lesson hours per week and is specially designed for motivated students and business professionals who want to focus on the skills needed to effectively conduct business in English. The classes are very small, with a maximum of 4 students per class.

This course is designed to address a variety of real-life business situations, as well as writing skills for business reports, giving presentations, conducting meetings, and handling negotiations.

Minimum age is 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 4 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Mini-Group without accommodation 2023 2947 3862 4791 5720
Mini-Group with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2827 4006 5432 6718 8003
Mini-Group with host family, single room , halfboard 2933 4108 5547 6863 8176
Mini-Group with residence, double room , no meals 5104 6309 7512
Mini-Group with residence, single room , no meals 5894 7296 8696
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum stay is 6 weeks.

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of $ 500 / € 482 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of $ 50 / € 49 - $ 100 / € 97 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€97, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Breakages deposits : € 482
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 17 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 3082
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 3886
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 3992
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at San Diego airport : EUR 116 [i]

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024, the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 27/05/2024, 04/07/2024, 02/09/2024, 28/11/2024, 29/11/2024, 24/12/2024, 25/12/2024. 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 55 minutes from school (by public transport). You can choose lodging between breakfast our halfboard.

Student residence

The Vantaggio State Street residence is located within 20 minutes walking distance from the school. The sorrounding area is plenty of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and clubs. 

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 and laundry service.

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