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 2019

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
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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1474 2122 2769 3431 4092 4753 5378
Combined with student residence, double room, no meals 2035 2888 3549 4389 5228 6067 6870
Combined with student residence, single room, no meals 2331 3276 3932 4868 5803 6738 7636
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2135 3011 3841 4753 5666 6578 7454
Combined with studio, single room, no meals 2582 3609 4279 5301 6323 7344 8330
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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 2019

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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 2277 3214 3601 4264
Cambridge Exam with student residence, double room, no meals 3590 4706 5449 6467
Cambridge Exam with student residence, single room, no meals 4261 5472 6407 7616
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4101 5290 6178 7343
Cambridge Exam with studio, single room, no meals 4868 6166 7273 8656
Starting dates:  

elementary : 07/01 (7 weeks), 07/01 (9 weeks), 25/03 (11 weeks), 08/04 (9 weeks), 22/04 (6 weeks), 17/06 (9 weeks), 16/09 (11 weeks), 30/09 (9 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The prices for the Cambridge course do not include the exam fees. (approx. € 183 for PET examen and € 320 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 is included in the price.
Course starting dates 2019
PET: 22/04/2019 (6 weeks)
FCE: 07/01/2019 (9 W), 25/03/2019 (11 W), 08/04/2019 (9 W), 17/06/2019 (9 W), 16/09/2019 (11 W), 30/09/2019 (9 W)
CAE: 07/01/2019 (7/9 W), 25/03/2019 (11 W), 08/04/2019 (9 W), 17/06/2019 (9 W), 16/09/2019 (11 W), 30/09/2019 (9 W)
Cambridge exam dates 2019*:
PET: 06/06/2019
FCE: 11/03/2019-15/03/2019, 10/06/2019-14/06/2019, 19/08/2019-23/08/2019, 02/12/2019-06/12/2019
CAE: 25/02/2019-01/03/2019, 10/06/2019-14/06/2019, 19/08/2019-23/08/2019, 02/12/2019-06/12/2019

*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. €320, 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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 2019

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 1419 2062
TOEFL with student residence, double room, no meals 2199 3198
TOEFL with student residence, single room, no meals 2582 3773
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2491 3636
TOEFL with studio, single room, no meals 2929 4293
Starting dates:  

07/01 (6 weeks), 18/02 (6 weeks), 01/04 (6 weeks), 03/06 (6 weeks), 01/07 (6 weeks), 29/07 (6 weeks) , 09/09 (6 weeks), 21/10 (4 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the TOEFL exam courses do not include the exam fee (approx. € 178).
Due to the TOEFL course exam date it might be necessary to book extra nights of your accommodation (price on request).

Exam fees:  

ca. €178, 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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 2019

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:
28
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 1018 1437 1857 2290 2724 3157 3554
Commercial English with student residence, double room, no meals 1579 2204 2637 3248 3859 4471 5045
Commercial English with student residence, single room, no meals 1875 2591 3020 3727 4434 5141 5812
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1679 2327 2929 3613 4297 4982 5629
Commercial English with studio, single room, no meals 2126 2924 3367 4160 4954 5748 6505
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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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 2019

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 2769
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3431
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals 3330
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals 3627
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 3878
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 3463
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4124
One-to-One with student residence, double room, no meals 4024
One-to-One with student residence, single room, no meals 4320
One-to-One with studio, single room, no meals 4571
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 € 32 per week and for stays for 4 weeks or longer, the surcharge is € 37 per week. The correct surcharge will appear on the final invoice of StudyTravel.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €49 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 € 457 will be required at your check-in. A non-refundable cleaning fee of € 23 - € 28 will also be charged, depending on your room type.

Cleaning fees student residence:  

€26, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges student residence:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Info studio:  

Upon arrival, a refundable security deposit of € 183 will be required at your check-in. A cleaning service is also available for € 37 per week.

Surcharges studio:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 31/08/2019 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€74

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 2019, the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/12019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 24/12/2019, 25/12/2019. 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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