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COURSES

PACIFIC BEACH

GENERAL ENGLISH

The general English language courses are based on a curriculum designed to improve English language skills and achieve academic success. Students will gain confidence and fluency in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary.

Prices per week

Lessons/Week

Hours/Week

Visa

1-6

7-12

13-19

20-29

30-39

40+

20

15

ESTA/Tourist

$350

$340

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

23.75

17.75

ESTA/Tourist

$390

$380

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

24

18

Estudante F1

$390

$380

$360

$320

$300

$280

28

21

F1 Student

$430

$420

$410

$360

$340

$320

LEVELS

Basic A

Basic B

Intermediate A

Intermediate B

Advanced A

Advanced B

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Average class size

6-7, max 12

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16+ years

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All levels

New courses start

every Monday

  • Covers all aspects incl. grammar, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation

CLASS SCHEDULE
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Morning (Shift 1)

8:45 - 12:00

Start
Break
Start
End / Lunch
Start
End

8:45 am

10:15 - 10:30 am

10:30 am

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

2:00 pm

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Afternoon (Shift 2)

14:15 - 17:30

Start
Break
Start
Break
Start
End

12:30 pm

2:00 - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm

3:45 - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:30 pm

* Students can't choose the schedule, it will depend on the level availability.

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BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

Through The Business Certificate courses, students will gain confidence and learn how to communicate in both spoken form and written form in business settings. Students will learn and practice specific vocabulary and grammar in order to thrive in interviews, meetings, presentations, and negotiations.

Lessons/Week

Hours/Week

Visa

Prices per week

20

15

ESTA/Tourist

$400

23.75

17.75

ESTA/Tourist

$440

24

18

F1 Student

$440

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Average class size

6-7, max 12

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Fixed start date:

Jan 8, Apr 8, Jul 1, Sep 9

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Level:
B2 and higher 

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Duration:

4 weeks

18+ years

  • Project-based learning

BUSINESS CERTIFICATE KEY FEATURES
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ACADEMIC YEAR

The Academic Year course is an amazing opportunity to surround oneself with an in-depth experience and understanding of the language and culture. It is also a great program to kick-start an American college career. Students who choose this course often also take part of our Pathway program and continue studying alongside American and other international students in an American college or university.

Prices per week

Lessons/Week

Hours/Week

Visa

1-6

7-12

13-19

20-29

30-39

40+

24

18

F1 Student

n/a

n/a

n/a

$320

$300

$280

28

21

F1 Student

n/a

n/a

n/a

$360

$340

$320

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Average class size

6-7, max 12

New courses start

every Monday

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Minimum duration:

24 weeks

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Personalized academic support

16+ years

  • Possibility of mixing courses (General English, TOEFL, Cambridge, etc.)

  • Eligibility to take vacation

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PRIVATE LESSONS

CEL offers private lessons for students who are seeking one-on-one time with a specially trained teacher. Lessons are personalized to fit each student’s learning level and language goals. They can easily be scheduled in the afternoon after normal class hours to accommodate the student's schedule.

Prices(45-min lessons)

$85

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One-on-one lessons

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Personalized class content to fit student's learning style

45 lessons

All levels

  • Easily scheduled outside of regular class time

  • Conversational English practice or specialized speaking topics

exam preparation

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CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION

CEL offers FCE and CAE exam preparation courses throughout the year. Cambridge exam prep classes are kept small (an average of 6 and a maximum of 12 students) so teachers can work one-on-one with students and use the best methods for each student’s learning style. Teachers monitor your progress throughout the course helping you work toward passing the exam.

Prices per week

Lessons/Week

Visa

8

11

12

23.75

ESTA/Tourist

$3,280

$4,510

$4,920

30

F1 Student

$3,280

$5,060

$5,520

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Average class size

6-7, max 12

4 sessions
per year

16+ years

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Level:

B2 and higher

  • In Pacific Beach only

  • Upper intermediate (FCE) & Lower Advanced (CAE)

COURSE AND EXAM DATE 2024

Jan 2 (Tue) - Mar 15

March 15

March 16

11

Course Dates

FCE Exam Date

CAE Exam Date

Weeks

Mar 18 (Mon) - May 31

June 4

June 5

11

Jun 10 (Mon) - Aug 23

August 22

August 23

11

Sep 3 (Tue) - Nov 22

November 26

November 27

12

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TOEFL EXAM PREPARATION

The TOEFL test is a highly respected English language proficiency test, accepted by over 9,000 universities,colleges, and agencies in over 130 countries. The TOEFL preparation course allows students to focus exclusively on preparing for the exam. Experienced teachers provide students with test-taking strategies, practice tests, and the skills necessary to be successful on the TOEFL test.

Prices per week

Lessons/Week

Hours/Week

Visa

1-6

7-8

9 -19

20-29

30-39

40+

20+3.75

17.75

ESTA/Tourist

$390

$380

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20+4

18

F1 Student

$390

$380

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TOEFL Exam Preparation 24
(GE20 + TOE4)

TOEFL Exam Preparation 28
(GE20 + TOE4)

24+4

21

F1 Student

$430

$420

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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Average class size

6-7, max 12

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New courses start

every Monday

Duration:
Max. 8 weeks

16+ years

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Level:

C1 and higher

english + more

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ENGLISH PLUS EXPERIENCE

With the English Plus Experience program, students can improve their English at CEL while gaining valuable experience at a company in California. We match students with qualified organizations that are excited to share their culture and knowledge. They will also have the benefit of intensive English classes with our certified teachers.

Prices

$950

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Work in qualified companies (unpaid)

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For both ESTA/tourist & student visa

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Duration:

Max. 24 weeks

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Level:
B2 and higher

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18+ years

  • Placement through CEL

POTENTIAL FIELDS
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Hospitality/Tourism

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Sales & Marketing

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Business &
Customer Service

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Social Service/
Non Profit

PROGRAM TYPES

ESTA/Tourist Visa

4 Weeks

General English 20/23

+

8 Weeks

experience

10 - 15 Hours/week

F1 Student Visa

4+ Weeks

General English 24/28

+

8-24 Weeks

GE24 + experience

10 - 15 Hours/week

PROCESS

Application

Preparation
& Arrival

Language Course

Approval

Onsite Interview

Experience Program

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ENGLISH PLUS VOLUNTEERING

Do good, and feel good while improving your English! Partner with local non-profit organizations 3 or more afternoons per week alongside our regular English Courses at our school. Immerse yourself in helping the community and elevate your English.

Prices

$250

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Social Work

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Educational Work

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Conservation Work

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Special Events

✓ San Diegans at Serving Seniors
✓ City of Refuge

✓ San Diego History Museum
✓ Reading Legacies

✓ Pacific Beach
✓ San Diego River and Park Foundation

✓ Providing water for runners
✓ Film Festival

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Volunteer with
local organizations

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For both ESTA/tourist & student visa

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Up to
3 times/week

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Level:
B1 and higher

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16+ years

  • Placement through CEL

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ENGLISH PLUS SURFING

Life’s a beach in California! Our Pacific Beach and Santa Monica locations are within walking distance of the beach. So it made perfect sense that we offer surf lessons students can add to their regular English courses. These are a popular addition to courses and make their experience in California more memorable.

Prices

San Diego, Pacific Beach: $200 per week (4 lessons/week)

Santa Monica: $ 320 per week (4 lessons/week)

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Available with all course types

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Include instructor, wetsuit, and surfboard

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2 afternoons/week

(90 mins. each)

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Ideal for beginner -intermediate surfers

  • Available at all 3 locations

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