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College of English Language (CEL) Downtown

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College of English Language (CEL) Downtown

College of English Language (CEL) Downtown

Located in the heart of the city centre of San Diego, our partner school is surrounded by shops, cafés, restaurants and plenty of other entertainment options, such as the popular Horton Plaza mall. The school features 12 classrooms with smart TVs, traditional whiteboards, and modern sound systems in which you’ll learn English in a modern and friendly environment, with max. 12 other students. Between classes, you’ll be able to enjoy the student lounge with a kitchenette, get a snack at the vending machine or use one of the free-to-use computers. Wi-Fi is free and all rooms have air conditioning. Lively areas such as Broadway, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are all within walking distance… Explore the city after your English classes!

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Key points

  • Located in the heart of San Diego, close to the city’s main attractions
  • Small groups to learn English in a friendly environment
  • Host family, residence or apartment accommodation – customise your stay!

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


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Student nationalities

      South Korea
      Saudi Arabia


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family


Our host families live on average 45 minutes (max. 75 minutes) from the school by public transport. You’ll stay in a single or double room (only available if traveling together) and share the bathroom with the rest of the family (private bathroom may be available at an extra charge). Bed linen and towels are included, and most families offer free Wi-Fi. Whether you choose the option with half-board or go for breakfast only, you’ll have the chance to practise your English skills with your hosts during meals and enjoy the full immersion in the American culture.

Standard residence (ages 18 and over)

ESL Languages Standard residence CEL Downtown San Diego

Enjoy your stay in this lovely residence, located in the heart of Little Italy – it’s only a 12-minute walk from the school! You’ll stay in an en-suite single or twin room, with bed linen, towels, a TV, a fridge and a ventilator (air conditioning available at extra cost). Cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen and, during your free time, meet the other guests in the lounge or on the terrace! Wi-Fi is free and available in the whole building, the laundry facilities are coin operated and the residence is cleaned every two weeks.

Standard Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)

ESL Languages Shared apartment standard CEL San Diego Pacific Beach

This modest residence offers all of the perks of California living, near the beach and just a 30 - 45 minute bus ride to class. Students will have the choice of either a single or a double room shared with randomly selected students or a twin room for students travelling together. Each room has storage space, linen, towels, Wi-Fi, and access to a shared bathroom. Students will have access to laundry facilities for an extra cost – rooms will be cleaned and linen changed every two weeks. There is a shared kitchen in the apartment, which students will need to use to cater for themselves. Apartments have a shared living room for students to socialise and watch TV between classes.

Shared Apartment Comfort Downtown (ages 18 and over)

ESL Languages Shared apartment comfort Downtown CEL Downtown San Diego

Enjoy your independence in this modern 2-bedroom apartment, located in Little Italy only an 18-minute walk from the school, in the heart of Downtown San Diego! You’ll stay in a single or twin room with your own private bathroom and share the fully equipped kitchen with your flatmate. Bed linen and towels are included, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are free of charge and there’s a cleaning service once a week. After school and during the weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor area with BBQ and the fitness centre!

Premium Shared apartment (from 18 years)

CEL Pacific Beach - Standard Shared apartment

This accommodation option is perfect for students who wish to spend their time in San Diego among fellow students and have access to a world of amenities. The residence is located just a 30-45-minute bus ride away from class and offers a choice between single or twin rooms in a shared apartment. Each room is furnished with a nightstand and closet space, while the apartments are equipped with free WIFI, a private bathroom, a smart TV, a shared living room and a fully stocked kitchen. Students will be given independence during their stay: they will need to cater for themselves, and washing machines are available on-site for a fee. However, the residence will provide and change linen/towels as well as clean the rooms every two weeks. Students will have access to a shared fitness room and outdoor swimming pool to socialise with friends and soak up that California sun!

Superior shared apartment (from 18 years)

ESL Languages Pacific Beach superior shared apartment CEL San Diego USA

This modern, resort-style apartment complex is located in the heart of Pacific Beach – a postcard-perfect setting with palm trees, endless blue skies, roaring waves and surf vibes!

At only a 45-minute by public transport to the language school, this accommodation offers all the amenities you could dream of. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a balcony, as well as free WiFi and a Smart TV.

Common areas in the building include a swimming pool, a BBQ area, a gym, tennis courts and more… California dreamin’ indeed!

Why choose our accommodation

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Guaranteed Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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Safer and more comfortable

All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.