Language course English in San Diego

Converse International School of Languages

Learn English in San Diego at our partner school Converse, a conveniently located language institute in the city centre close to public transport. Converse is only a short walk away from the Horton Plaza shopping district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the new baseball stadium. Beautiful Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo are also nearby.

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 in the price of host family accommodation
  • Minimum age: 18 years

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 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.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1536 2217 2897 3592 4287 4982 5638
Combined with student residence, double room, no meals 2012 2858 3558 4418 5278 6138 6960
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 2319 3247 3966 4928 5891 6853 7776
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2168 3091 3966 4928 5891 6853 7776
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 2362 3247 3927 4880 5832 6785 7698
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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. 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 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1021 1444 1867 2304 2741 3179 3577
Commercial English with student residence, double room, no meals 1497 2085 2528 3130 3733 4335 4899
Commercial English with student residence, single room, no meals 1803 2474 2936 3640 4345 5050 5716
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1653 2319 2936 3640 4345 5050 5716
Commercial English with studio, single room, no meals 1847 2474 2897 3592 4287 4982 5638
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge Exam course consists of 20 hours exam training. The length of the course is 8, 9 or 11 weeks and all courses include an extra week of accommodation due to the examdate. The Cambridge Exam course prepares for 2 levels (FCE and CAE). Eventually you will finish the course with an exam at your level. The classes have a maximum of 8 participants. The Cambridge Exam course level you are going to follow depends on your own level of English.

If you wish to do a more intensive option of the Cambridge preparation that is also possible; in addition to the 20 lessons per week you will then have 8 additional lessons in the afternoons. Please contact us for more information and prices.

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

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 9 weeks 11 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 3072 3451 4083
Cambridge Exam with student residence, double room, no meals 4559 5103 6066
Cambridge Exam with student residence, single room, no meals 5478 6124 7290
Cambridge Exam with studio, single room, no meals 5390 6027 7174
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 5478 6124 7290
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 02/01, 03/04, 19/06, 25/09 (9 weeks), 20/03, 11/09 (11 weeks), 02/01 (8 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The Cambridge exam course includes an extra week of accommodation due to the exam date.

The Cambridge course prepares for the First Certificate and Advanced level (not for Proficiency). The course of 8 weeks starting in January prepares for the CAE, the course of 9 weeks starting in January prepares for the FCE. All other courses prepare for both levels. There are special exam dates for the PET exam; please contact us for more information if you wish to take this exam.

The prices for the Cambridge course do not include the exam fees.

Exam fees:  

ca. €341, 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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. Only one to one lessons will be rescheduled.

TOEFL

4 or 6 week TOEFL preparation course. 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 test has four components: listening comprehension, structure, reading and writing. The school can help you with signing up for the TOEFL exam. Minimum level: intermediate. 20 hours per week, with a maximum of 8 students per class.

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

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1410 1983
TOEFL with student residence, double room, no meals 2071 2975
TOEFL with student residence, single room, no meals 2479 3587
TOEFL with studio, single room, no meals 2440 3529
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2479 3587
Starting dates:  

advanced : 05/06, 03/07 (4 weeks), 09/01, 27/02, 17/04, 11/09, 30/10 (6 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the TOEFL exam courses do not include the exam fee .

Due to the TOEFL course exam date it is needed to book a stay untill Sunday (price on request).

Exam fees:  

ca. €180, 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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. 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. 20 or 25 hours per week.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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 3640
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals 4117
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals 4423
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4272
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 3859
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 4467
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 € 34 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 39 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €52 per week
Info student residence:  

The rates for twin 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.

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
double room : 02/07 - 02/09 : €25 per week
Transfer:  

€80

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

For bookings made within 6 weeks before departure date, a surcharge of € 59-125 applies for obtaining the I-20 form (necessary if you need a visa).

In 2017, the school is closed on: 20/02/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/12017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017. 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).

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.

Room facilities:

- Ensuite bathroom
- Cable Internet access
- Mini refrigerator
- Microwave
- Telephone
- Study desk
- Sink
- Towels and bed linen

This residence has also 24-hour reception, internet WIFI access, 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:

- 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.

Cleaning service is available for an additional $30 per week.

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Learn English in San Diego, a beautiful, modern, clean city situated in California. San Diego attracts people from all over the world with its sunny skies, beautiful beaches, islands and peninsulas. With a warm regional climate for most of the year, San Diego's tourists enjoy pleasant weather at almost any time of year. San Diego is also perfect for those who not only want to learn English but also play sports. Given its proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its warm Mediterranean-like climate, San Diego enjoys an abundance of quality produce and dining.

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