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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
  • 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 have been studying the Cambridge course and will go back home to start working at a bank. The best part about learning English at EC San Diego is the close distance to the beach, for doing homework of course! I also liked the great destinations to go to over the weekend like Los Angeles and San Francisco. I was excited to learn surfing and also go skydiving. A tip I would give to new students is to enjoy the lovely San Diego weather as much as you can. It’s great!

Patrik dalla Valle

Teacher Testimonial

I'm a California girl who loves to wander, but after roaming the earth, I'm always glad to come back to San Diego! When I'm not teaching I'm likely in the ocean, hanging out with my cat, or finding new ways to make my students love learning English. I attended UCSD and have taught children and adults of all levels of English. I have worked with students from over 25 countries, and have loved every minute of it!

Learning tips: Have a positive attitude! You will make mistakes, that's inevitable. So just embrace it and realize that's what school is for - we will help you become confident in your abilities. The more you put into class, the more you will get out of it. Ask questions, participate, and speak English during your whole stay in San Diego!

My classes are like me! Interesting, dynamic, and a little bit crazy. I get bored easily, so I want to make sure you keep your enthusiasm high and attention focused. We activate the language you learn through role plays, interactive vocabulary quizzes, scavenger hunts and more. You'll remember the language you use far longer than the language you hear!

Chelsea Ruiz



Teacher at EC San Diego