Since 1972, CISL San Diego has offered students the chance to improve their English skills through its Standard and Intensive Programs. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1400 - 2460 USD
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America’s Finest City is known for its beautiful weather, expansive beaches, and laidback Southern California culture, but locals know that San Diego is so much more: the area’s natural parks, museums, delicious restaurants, numerous sporting events, and year-round festivals make SD a cultural hub for those lucky enough to live or visit.

What makes San Diego so special? Each of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods has something to offer. Fashion mavens flock to the malls in Mission Valley, beach-lovers can choose between any of the city’s gorgeous beaches.

About Location

Nature fanatics enjoy hiking along the sea and in the area’s local parks, and urbanites take pleasure in areas like trendy East Village, exciting Downtown Gaslamp, and upscale Little Italy. Each of these areas is well connected with local transit, making it easy to explore them all!

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.

Teaching Method

Students attend classes in the mornings from Monday through Friday and master the skills necessary to communicate confidently in English. Should they choose, students can attend afternoon classes focused on speaking, Business English, or Academic English: classes are held Monday through Thursday.

CISL San Diego is proud to have offered Cambridge ESOL courses (Certificate of Advanced English and First Certificate) for over 25 years and is an official Cambridge Exam Centre. The school also offers intensive TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses, which are led by qualified and dedicated instructors.


CISL San Diego students have several options for accommodation, including Homestay and residence halls in the upscale and hip neighborhoods of Downtown and Little Italy. Students can choose between private or shared rooms; additionally, students may select suite-style accommodations complete with kitchens and larger living spaces.

Social Programme

CISL afterschool activities provide students the opportunity to see everything San Diego has to offer on water and land! Students take advantage of group discounts on tickets to Padres baseball games, surfing lessons, ferry rides to Coronado, trips to historic Old Town, or activities such as laser tag. The Activities Coordinator is ready to provide tips for students who are interested in making the most of their CISL San Diego experience.


  • San Diego Zoo
  • Balboa Park
  • Museums
  • San Diego Safari Park
  • San Diego Padres and Chargers games
  • Sailing in the San Diego Bay or Mission Bay
  • Surfing or Kite Surfing
  • Shopping at the Las Americas outlets or Fashion Valley
  • Whale watching
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Weekend excursions to Los Angeles or Las Vegas