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EC San Diego

Open for face-to-face lessons

EC San Diego is located in the beautiful area of La Jolla, well-known for its up-market shopping and incredible coastline, where seals can be spotted next to surfers and sunbathers! The school is bright and airy with ocean views, an outdoor terrace and a truly relaxed Californian atmosphere.


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Heather Giammona

Centre Director
Centre Director

Nick Di Zinno

Director of Studies
Director of Studies

Amanda Marquez - Coad

Student Services Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Face-to-face classes five days per week for Core lessons and Special Focus lessons from 4th October onwards
  • *Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or

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  • Launched: 2008
  • Center capacity: 120
  • Classrooms: 8
    Students under 18 must travel with parents or book EC homestay, single room
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 11 (Max. 15)
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 8 classrooms + computer lab
  • Free wireless internet access throughout the centre
  • Modern facility
  • Custom built for EC
  • Student lounge
  • Social and cultural programme
  • Close access to La Jolla beach
  • University Admissions Service

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Street entry: 1225 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Mailing Address: 7979 Ivanhoe Avenue #225 La Jolla, CA 92037


+1 (858) 449-3758

Emergency Number

Airport Transfer Number: +1(858) 442-3347 
(For use outside of office hours)

Opening Hours

08:00 - 17:00 GMT -8


  • School located in the most beautiful part of San Diego...La Jolla.
  • School has ocean views.
  • School is a short walk away from the beach.
  • School is located very close to a number of local restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

Nationality Mix

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Brazilian
  • Other
  • Swiss
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • French

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

I really liked it here because the mood was very good. There was also a lot to do and the staff was friendly. The best part about learning English here at EC San Diego was the friends I made and the fact that you can improve your English skills and have fun at the same time.

Here in San Diego there is a lot to do like go to clubs, house parties, but the most exciting thing I did was take a trip to San Francisco with my friends. The city is beautiful but cold. There is also the paintball activity that I participated in. Teachers Jerrod and Cosmo were our paintball captains and it was awesome!

I would suggest to new students not to be afraid to do some activities with the teachers. After EC I am going back to Switzerland where I am going to work in a marketing company as a manager. Thank you EC.

Serge de Ribaupierre

Teacher Testimonial

I’m from the San Diego area, went to college in the LA area and got a degree in Sociology. My family is from Mexico City and from the US, so I speak Spanish and English. I’ve travelled to 7 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. I like to read, play volleyball, and play guitar.

I’ve been in the education field for 4 years and in ESL for 2. My classes are a safe space to learn and laugh and meet new friends along the way.

Learning tips: Pace yourself when you’re learning English. Try to keep a balanced lifestyle. These might help to keep you on track and from getting discouraged by your progress-everyone learns English at a different pace. Be patient with yourself, but don’t neglect English. Go to the free opportunities offered by EC and talk to Americans.

Danica Garcia



Homestay student from Italy



Teacher at EC San Diego



Student from Japan