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About This Center

Students shine when taking English courses in San Diego. The ELS English Language Center in San Diego is centrally located downtown, near the city’s entertainment and shopping district and major bus and trolley lines. The comfortable climate, friendly atmosphere, sandy beaches, year-round events, and tourist attractions make this lively coastal Southern California city a fun and unique place to explore.

Learn English in San Diego

ELS students learning English in San Diego study on the 16th floor of a large office building. The center features a 34-computer Learning Technology Center for additional studying and there is also a cafe within the building.

Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to partner colleges and universities.

ELS San Diego Facilities

  • Cafeteria
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi
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English Language Center San Diego

Housing Options



This option is popular and practical, especially for young or inexperienced travelers. Students have a safe, comfortable place to live with home-cooked meals and a friendly, experienced host family. Talking with homestay hosts helps students improve their conversational skills outside the classroom. Students travel to and from class via public transportation.

Cost per Session: $1,300

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: 14 meals per week


Great Things to See and Do in San Diego

Mission Beach: This popular 3.2-kilometer stretch of white sand and its nearby boardwalk are perfect for sunbathers, inline skaters, and bicyclists.

The Gaslamp Quarter: The downtown area features Victorian-style buildings home to a variety of shops, theaters, art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and nightlife.

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park: The famous San Diego Zoo features expansive natural animal habitats.

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