Situated on the west coast of the united states in southern California, San Diego benefits from a year-round warm climate making it an incredibly pleasant city in which to live, work and study. The city also benefits from long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches and a close proximity to the Mexican border. California’s second largest city is surrounded by beautiful coastline, impressive mountains and gorgeous valleys. Inside the city you will find numerous museums, galleries, theaters and music venues, while the beaches and surrounding countryside offer a seemingly endless number of sport and leisure activities. All of this makes San Diego the perfect place to take a TEFL/TESOL course and to start your journey as a qualified English teacher.
Although known as the ‘birthplace of California’, having been first settled by Europeans in 1769, San Diego was overshadowed by Los Angeles for the majority of its early life. It wasn’t until the arrival of the railroad in the latter half of the 19th century that San Diego really started to thrive. The 20th century saw the establishment of several military installations helping to create the thriving city that modern San Diego has become.
One of the city’s main attractions is Balboa Park, a large recreational area in the heart of the city covering a vast 1,100 acres that contains a wide variety of different attractions. It is home to the San Diego Zoo as well as the Air and Space Museum. There are a number of beautiful gardens to wander around and over 65 miles of biking and hiking trails. The park also hosts a variety of sports facilities including a public swimming pool and tennis courts in addition to a range of theaters, restaurants, shops and cafes.
As with any large city, San Diego has a vibrant nightlife with many bars, restaurants and clubs catering to all budgets based in and around the historic heart of the city. This area is known as the Gaslamp Quarter and plays host to a variety of festivals and other events throughout the year including St Patrick’s Day parades and Mardi Gras. If the hustle and bustle of city life gets too much, then you can always escape to one of the many delightful beaches that are just a short trip away and take part in any of the large number of watersports on offer.
If you are already located in the area or simply want to take your TEFL/TESOL course in an exciting and interesting city, you will struggle to find better than our course in San Diego, California. The combination of our excellent facilities, dedicated trainers and all that this wonderful city has to offer ensure that you will have a memorable, enjoyable and educational experience while earning your TEFL/TESOL certificate with us.
Our school in San Diego is the perfect place to take your TEFL/TESOL course. Consisting of five well-equipped classrooms, the school has all that you will need while taking the course. There is Wi-Fi available throughout the building, not to mention photocopying facilities and a well-stocked resource library. There is a small shop that sells snacks and we also provide tea and coffee for refreshment.
Located near downtown San Diego, the school is ideally situated for access to the city’s main attractions such as Balboa Park with its many museums, theatres and zoo as well as its coastline with gorgeous beaches. San Diego is served by an excellent public transport network making travel around the city and to the outer limits very straightforward.
Usually offered in the first week of the month, our San Diego course runs from Wednesday to Sunday with classes at 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The number of students on each course is generally around 10 to 12 ensuring plenty of individual attention from our trainers for each student. As the training center is an operational language school, trainees will also benefit from being able to teach real students in real classrooms.
The coastal city of San Diego has a large number of hotels, motels, hostels and guest houses to cater to the extensive number of tourists who visit the area every year. Of these, we are happy to recommend a few options that are conveniently located within a reasonable distance of our training center. We have two similar options that offer private or shared rooms at budget friendly prices. Both include in-room facilities such as free Wi-Fi, TV, fridge and microwave, as well as a communal kitchen and laundry. Option one is situated only a short walk from the school, while option two is a little further away in the popular Little Italy area which is known for its cafés, bars and restaurants.
Also close to the school, we can recommend self-contained studio apartments that appeal to those who prefer a little more privacy and independence. This option includes a well-equipped private kitchen in every room, plus air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and the use of a small fitness center. You can confirm your preferred accommodation for our San Diego course once you have completed the registration process.
- 8 January 2020 - 12 January
- 4 March 2020 - 7 March
- 6 May 2020 - 10 May
- 8 July 2020 - 12 July
- 2 September 2020 - 6 September
- 11 November 2020 - 15 November
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.