Converse San Diego (Converse School of San Diego) belongs to the CISL - Converse International School of Languages, which has been operating since 1972. The Converse School in San Diego is the perfect opportunity to improve your English in one of America's most beautiful cities.
Training in Converse has several advantages:
A large number of students from different countries are being trained at Converse San Diego School, which makes it possible to learn how to interact with students of different nationalities.
San Diego - the second largest city in the state of California is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean: it is included in the 10 largest cities in the United States. San Diego is known for its beautiful weather, expensive beaches and the unique atmosphere of Southern California, but the local know that this city is not so simple. There are natural parks, numerous museums, high-class restaurants, numerous sports events, concerts and festivals. Students will be able to learn San Diego not only as a tourist center, but also to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the city, to explore the different corners of the city.
This course allows students to learn to use English confidently in everyday speech. Students improve their English language skills, learn to use the language in everyday life in different situations, interact with other students from around the world.
High level of English proficiency is achieved due to the constant study of the language, its practice, the analysis of grammatical constructions, the expansion of vocabulary, and also acquaintance with conditional expressions, idioms and stable phrases. Practical skills students receive in the classroom, where they present various presentations and projects, participate in discussions, roundtables or conferences.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:40 with a break.
The cost of the program for one student starts from $ 700 for two weeks.
This program enables students to improve their overall English skills in the morning and focus on specific skills or vocabulary in the afternoon. The course consists of 20 Standard English lessons and 8 additional lessons per week. At elective classes students will learn the rules of business correspondence, writing essays, discuss world news, culture and traditions of different countries.
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:40 and from 13.30 to 15.10.
The price of the course per student for 2 weeks is $ 870.
The Business English program combines the standard course with business English classes. Teachers emphasize the development of business skills: the ability to lead, to participate in meetings, to defend their point of view, to collect and analyze information, to make a report or presentation, write business letters and much more.
During the course, students will also get acquainted with business etiquette and specialized vocabulary, will discuss a huge amount of relevant news, from leadership and ethics to international business standards.
For the students there are 28 lessons per week, of which 20 are the standard English language course (Mon-Fri, 9:00 to 12:40) and 8 elective classes (Mon-Thu, 13.30-15.10).
The cost of the course per student starts from $ 870 for two weeks.
This program is ideal for students interested in studying international business. Under the supervision of experienced teachers, students will develop the communication skills necessary for business success, as well as master the ability to confidently hold during stressful negotiations, presentations, marketing transactions and other important situations. During the course, students will get an idea of how to work with cultural differences, current trends in business practice, using role games and case studies.
The focus is on the global environment in which multinational companies operate. Thus, students learn to understand and appreciate the diversity and complexity of the international environment. Students also get acquainted with special rules, conditions and concepts of modern business.
The stimulating aspect of this course is the discussion of actual economic, political and business news from various sources, including the business press of the Financial Times.
The course consists of 28 lessons per week - 20 lessons of standard English and 8 elective classes.
The cost of the course starts from $ 1710 for two weeks.
The Converse San Diego School offers several accommodation options for its students:
Living in an American family is a unique experience for a foreign student, which allows not only to get excellent practice in spoken English, but also to get acquainted with the culture of the country "from within", to enjoy American hospitality. All families undergo rigorous selection. Students living in families are accommodated in single rooms, the price includes breakfast (lunch, at the request of the student, for an additional cost). All families live approximately 30-40 minutes by public transport.
Vantaggio Residence is a 25-minute walk from the campus of the school. Students are accommodated in cozy rooms for one or two people, which have a TV, a small refrigerator and a microwave. On the territory of the residence there is also a laundry, a common kitchen and a computer room.
Gaslamp Studios offer comfortable single or double rooms for students with comfortable facilities - they are located 15-20 minutes walk from the school. Each room has everything you need for living: TV, small refrigerator, microwave, wireless Internet access. On the territory of the residence there is a sports club and a laundry.
In the residences, meals are not provided.
The cost of living depends on the chosen option and is (per person):
1. In the family (breakfast / half board):
Please note that during the period from 01/07/2018 to 31/08/2018 the surcharge for accommodation is $ 25 per week.
2. Cost of living in the residence (2 weeks / 3 weeks):
3. The cost of living in the residence (from 4 weeks / each additional night):
Please note that extra cleaning is charged for living in a residence or studio - $ 25-60.
The Converse San Diego School offers a rich program of extra-curricular activities for its students. Various activities and excursions will allow students to get acquainted with San Diego, enjoy marine entertainment and learn the most interesting facts from the history of the city. As part of leisure activities, students attend baseball, surf, go on trips around the old town or on ferry trips and much more.
Popular excursion trips are:
The school also has a huge selection of various sports and recreational activities:
The Converse San Diego School is located on Broadway Street in downtown San Diego: it has modern comfortable classrooms and cozy auditoriums, and also hosts the latest computer lab.
Courses start every Monday.
The cost of the course per person is:
1. Standard English / Intensive English or Business English:
2. Executive English Intensive:
3. Individual session - $ 85 (duration - 50 minutes).
The price of the course includes:
Before the beginning of the training, all students pass the test for knowledge of the English language, which results in enrollment in the group.
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