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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 was at EC San Diego for almost one year studying the Academic Year course. I got to know students and the staff is friendly. I am going to miss them. I enjoyed getting to meet other foreign students and be able to practice my English with them. The most exciting thing that I did while at EC San Diego was playing soccer. I enjoy watching the game and also playing it. It was also fun when we had a barbeque at the beach and we got to play different games including soccer and get to eat some nice food.

For new students, I would suggest that they make a lot of friends and since we are so close to the beach, please take advantage of it and go there. After EC I will apply for a new job as a hotel clerk or teacher to keep practicing my English.

Norihito Yanai

Teacher Testimonial

Hello, my name is Alvin Almerol. I am a local native of San Diego - born and raised, actually! I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for several esteemed tech companies in the mobile sector before becoming a teacher.

I am a native speaker with 4 years of teaching experience. Before coming to EC San Diego I received my TEFL certification in Buenos Aires, Argentina and taught Business English for many Argentine and International companies.

Aside from General English courses, I have successfully prepared students in test prep courses at EC San Diego. These include Cambridge ESOL exam prep and TOEFL exam prep courses. My students' successes in these classes have allowed them to further their personal and/or professional goals in their jobs or placement with American Universities.

The classes are very engaging and the school student-centered. You will be taught English in a variety of ways and at an appropriate pace for your level. The environment is energetic and most important…fun! I love what I do - learning English in San Diego is a fantastic experience for everyone involved.

My favorite spot in San Diego is La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove – You can snorkel or kayak among the indigenous species of the Pacific Ocean: Fish, Seals, Dolphins, Stingrays, and Sharks! And it's a 1-minute walk from school. Can't get better than that!

Alvin Almerol



Homestay student from Italy



Teacher at EC San Diego



Student from Japan