Fabulous Downtown San Diego location
The school building is air-conditioned
Small classes – never more than twelve students
TOEFL preparation and general English courses
Students from all over the world


CEL San Diego, the home of the finest English language courses in San Diego, is located at the very epicenter of Downtown, very close to the always-intriguing Broadway. America’s Finest City, which is the name San Diego is known by, offers students interesting activities galore, ranging from sports and recreation, to shopping, art, fine dining… With places such as Horton Plaza, Little Italy, and Gaslamp Quarter only minutes away, CEL really is a great place to learn English in San Diego.

Our English language courses in San Diego are extremely modern as well. With 12 classrooms featuring the latest words in technology, such as top-notch sound systems and Smart TVs, we’re easily the most technologically advanced place to learn English in San Diego. Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi and a spacious lounge with computers for students to use. Every nook and cranny of our school is air-conditioned, and there is even a kitchen area where you can take a quick sip of jolting coffee between classes and share a few words with your international classmates.

The classes we organize are small, as we know that students thrive in a more intimate learning atmosphere. We don’t want to overcrowd our lectures, which is why we have limited the number of students per class to 12, the average number of students being six to seven. We employ only the most experienced and knowledgeable teachers, eager to help students achieve English language proficiency. Up-to-date interactive teaching methods we use keep the students engaged and motivated during each and every lesson. We have thought thoroughly about every aspect of our English language courses in San Diego, and became the best because of it. However, if you end up having some difficulties, our Admissions & Housing team, alongside our Student Service, are always willing to lend a helping hand and answer any questions you might have.
However, if you end up having some difficulties, our Admissions & Housing team, alongside our Student Service, are always willing to lend a helping hand and answer any questions you might have.


Prepare to be wowed, and not just by the city of San Diego and all its charms! Our English language courses are all it takes for you to develop English language fluency in the most natural surroundings and in the shortest amount of time!

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In order to give it your all academically, you have to feel pleasant and relaxed at your place of residence. As if leaving home wasn’t emotionally draining enough. Many who come to learn English in San Diego have the same problem – adequate, warm, and comfy accommodation. With CEL, you don’t have to worry about that. If you are seeking reputable San Diego language schools offering appealing accommodation, look no further than CEL San Diego! Not only will we work on quickly improving your English, but we will also help you find the perfect place for you to live.

We have compiled an abundance of options for you to select. You could choose one of the host families we guarantee for, or you can talk to your mates and bunk together at a shared apartment or residence.

We have carefully screened every accommodation, and selected only the best places to present to you. Only the cleanest, most comfortable, and most convenient of places are good enough for our students.


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All the essence of San Diego is encapsulated in a single, short, popular quote frequently found on bumper stickers throughout this incredible city. It says “No Bad Days”, and once you spend some time in San Diego, you’ll see exactly what the long-time residents mean by that.

Yeah, the weather is amazing, year-round, but it’s about more than just the cloudless, sunny skies. It’s primarily about that cheery, carefree attitude that every native San Diegan is born into, and carefully nurtures. It’s not going to take you long to adopt it and start taking life more on the easy side.

The coastline is gorgeous, the ocean is mesmerizing, and the amount of activities you can partake in is what makes people come from all over the world to this jewel of a city. Our students are so near the beach they can practically smell the salty scent of the ocean. Plus, it means that their favorite activities such as sports, dining, art, and shopping are only a leg-stretch away.

Let’s talk some more about the beaches, about the places you can come to and forget about all your worldly worries, allowing yourself to get lost in the sounds of a moving ocean and rustling palm trees. San Diego was created with peace in tranquility in mind.

But only in part. The second part hides the more adventurous, the more engaging side of San Diego. Surfing is among the most addictive experiences you will ever have in your life, and you’ll definitely be coming back for more. La Jolla offers plenty of spots for gentle and power kayaking, and is also home to the famous La Jolla Cove – the place with the best sunsets. There’s also the Pacific Beach, which boasts fine art scenes and lively entertainment.

With all those incredible shopping locations sprinkled throughout the city, San Diego is perfect for shopaholics. If you are one of them, you will definitely enjoy spending time (and money) here. International fashion brands are present at Fashion Valley, UTC, and Horton Plaza, and more private areas such as La Jolla and Little Italy are where you can find the best arts and crafts from local talents.

Finally, we have to say that San Diego is a huge melting pot of different cultures, ethnicities, and, consequently, cuisines. So, all you foodies looking to find their next culinary stomping grounds are in luck. In San Diego, you are never to far away from the perfect fish taco, scrumptious pastry, and authentic Mexican cuisine. You can find some of the most popular restaurants in the city in areas such as Little Italy, Hillcrest, La Jolla, Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and many others. San Diego has it all, and can you really think of a better place to polish your English to perfection? Well, we think it would be quite difficult to do so.

San Diego is known as America's finest city
Nicknamed “America’s Finest City”
Infinite sandy beaches
At least 300 sunny days a year
California’s second largest metropolis
Plenty of international cuisine
Proximity to Las Vegas and Los Angeles
Amazing nightlife


CEL San Diego
233 A Street, Suite 400, 4th floor
San Diego, CA 92101

+1 619 234 7466

+1 619 810 4445


8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Pacific Time)