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Learn English in San Diego

Take a language course in San Diego and immerse yourself in the heart of the American Sun Belt, a region renowned for its dynamism and sunny climate. In San Diego, surfers, fashionistas and young engineers cultivate a “cool attitude” in a simply heavenly setting. It’s the perfect place to learn English in a relaxing and stimulating environment. San Diego’s language schools will help you make rapid progress in both speaking and writing, thanks to a total linguistic and cultural immersion where the everyday life of the American West becomes your classroom.

Our selection of adult language schools in San Diego

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From €5264

3 months to learn English in San Diego

🛏️ Homeless 📚20 hours of English lessons per week 👨‍🎓+18 years 🥗 Without meal

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From €3655

1 month of English in the city in San Diego

🛏️ Host family 📚 22 hours of general English + 4 hours of English in the city 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 1 meal/day

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From €4430

Cambridge exam preparation - 10 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚 English course 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 Without meal

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Why learn Spanish in San Diego?

A language stay in San Diego will plunge you into the heart of a multi-faceted city, offering an enriching experience from many angles:

  • 🏛️ Rich history: Explore San Diego’s historic past, from its central role in California’s history to its importance in maritime and military developments. Visit historic sites like Old Town State Historic Park, the first European site in California.
  • 🎭 Vibrant cultural scene: San Diego is home to a multitude of museums, art galleries, and theaters. The Museum of Art, the Museum of Man and the famous Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., are must-see places for learning and entertainment.
  • 🌆🌳 Urban and natural diversity: The city offers an impressive urban landscape alongside natural wonders. Between its renowned beaches, nature reserves like Coronado Island, and picturesque parks, San Diego offers a unique learning and leisure environment.
  • 🎉 International and local events: Participating in events such as Comic-Con International, music festivals and sporting events allows you to practice English in dynamic and engaging social contexts.
  • 🎓 Academic excellence: San Diego’s educational institutions are renowned for their quality and progressive approach to language teaching, offering programs tailored to all levels of proficiency.
  • 🌊 Gateway to the Pacific: San Diego serves as a portal to the Pacific, offering opportunities for interaction with Asian and Latin culture, enriching the educational and cultural experience.

San Diego’s harmonious blend of education, culture and entertainment makes it an ideal destination for a language stay where learning English is both natural and enjoyable.

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Our team is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, to answer all your questions.

Our programs to learn English in San Diego

EC San Diego School

Located in the chic La Jolla neighborhood, known for its upscale shopping and incredible waterfront, our partner school EC San Diego is an oasis of learning just a stone’s throw from sparkling beaches. It’s not unusual to see seals playing in the sun while surfers and swimmers enjoy the waves. The school boasts bright, spacious classrooms with breathtaking ocean views, complemented by an outdoor terrace where you can soak up the relaxing California atmosphere. Around the school, a selection of cafés, restaurants and bars await you, promising ideal moments of relaxation after a day’s study.

The school offers several types of courses in San Diego:

  • General English course: 20 lessons per week
  • Semi-intensive English course: 24 or 26 lessons per week
  • Intensive English course: 30 lessons per week
  • Cambridge exam preparation courses: 15 or 26 lessons per week
  • Business English: 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week
  • Semester or academic year: 20, 24, 26 or 30 lessons per week
  • English in the city program: 20 lessons of general English + 4 or 10 lessons of English in the city per week. The aim of these lessons is to study the language in the context of the destination. This program allows you to be intensely immersed in the city.
  • English and surf lessons: 6 hours of surf lessons per week + 20 lessons of general English.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

There are several factors to take into account when calculating the total cost of a language stay in San Dieg.

  1. Accommodation: The cost of accommodation varies considerably depending on whether you opt for a host family, a student residence or a private apartment. Host families can cost between $1,200 and $1,500 a month, sometimes including meals. Student residences and shared apartments can cost between $1600 and $2720 a month, not including meals.

  2. Food: If accommodation does not include meals, food expenses in San Diego could be around $300 to $600 per month, depending on whether you cook or eat out often.

  3. Transportation: Public transportation in San Diego is relatively affordable. A monthly pass costs around $72. However, if you live far from your school, transportation costs may increase.

  4. Language courses: Tuition fees depend on the school and the number of hours per week. In general, expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 per month for intensive courses.

  5. Insurance: Health insurance to cover your stay in the U.S. can cost between $50 and $100.

  6. Leisure and activities: Spending on leisure activities will vary according to your interests. Activities such as museum visits, excursions and movies can add $100 to $300 a month to your budget.

  7. Miscellaneous: Don’t forget to budget for toiletries, school supplies, cell phone and other necessities.

In summary, a student could expect to spend between $2,500 and $4,500 per month during a language stay in San Diego, depending on lifestyle and personal choices. For an accurate budget, it would be useful to research the specific options available and plan according to your personal needs.

The ideal time to go on a language trip to San Diego depends on your personal preferences and the goals of your trip, but here are some considerations to help you choose:

🌞 Best Climate:

  • Spring (March to May): The weather is pleasant, with fewer tourists. It’s a good time to enjoy the attractions without the crowds.
  • Autumn (September to November): The climate remains warm and sunny, and prices can be more affordable after the high summer season.

High Season :

  • Summer (June to August): This is the peak tourist season. The weather is ideal for beach and outdoor activities, but prices can be higher and language schools more crowded.

To Avoid the Crowd:

  • Winter (December to February): Although temperatures are cooler, it’s still a good time to study, especially if you prefer to avoid the tourist peaks and take advantage of lower rates.

Special Events :

  • Consider local events: Events like Comic-Con International in July or other festivals can be a rewarding experience for your stay.

On alanguage study holiday in San Diego, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your experience:

  • Explore Balboa Park: Visit its museums, gardens and the famous San Diego Zoo.
  • Tour the Gaslamp Quarter: Discover historic architecture and trendy boutiques.
  • Enjoy the Beaches: Surf, paddleboard, or simply relax on beaches like La Jolla or Mission Beach.
  • Hiking at Torrey Pines: A nature reserve with spectacular ocean views.
  • Attend a baseball game at Petco Park.
  • Nightlife: Enjoy the many restaurants and bars, or listen to live music.
  • Visit the USS Midway Museum: an aircraft carrier transformed into a museum.
  • Day trips to Los Angeles, Hollywood, or even Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Bay cruise: Watch the sun set over the ocean.
  • Spas and wellness: Take advantage of the many relaxation and wellness centers.

These activities are not only fun, they’re also great opportunities to practice English in a variety of contexts.

For a language course in the U.S., the need for a visa depends on the length of your stay and the number of hours of classes you plan to attend per week.

👉 If your stay is less than 90 days and your course program involves less than 18 hours of study per week, you may not need a student visa. In this case, nationals of countries benefiting from the Visa Waiver Program can enter the U.S. without a visa for a short tourist or business stay.

👉 However, if your study program exceeds 18 hours per week or extends over a period of more than 90 days, you’ll probably need to obtain a student visa, typically an F-1 visa, which is designed for international students pursuing a full-time academic program in the United States.

It’s important to check with the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country for accurate, up-to-date information on visa requirements for your specific situation. They will be able to provide you with details of the procedure to follow, the documents required and any updates to visa policies.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.