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TEFL San Diego California | TEFL USA

Located on the Pacific coast of southern California near the Mexican border, San Diego is well placed for those seeking to make the most of all the area has to offer. A warm climate throughout the year, long stretches of beautiful beaches and an abundance of sport and leisure activities make San Diego the ideal place to take a TEFL/TESOL course and to start out as an English teacher. For nature lovers the city is surrounded by gorgeous coastline, impressive mountains and beautiful valleys. For the culture vultures among you, San Diego is also home to a large number of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues. Whether you are into surfing the ocean or browsing the museums, San Diego is a great place to take a TEFL/TESOL course.

Known as the birthplace of California, San Diego was first settled by Europeans when the Spanish arrived in 1769. However, San Diego didn't really begin to thrive until the arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century, and then the establishment of several military installations during the 20th century saw San Diego rise to the bustling metropolis that it is today. One of the main attractions of the city is Balboa Park, a vast recreational area covering over 1,100 acres. The park includes a number of museums, including the San Diego Air and Space Museum, several theaters, San Diego Zoo as well as delightful gardens and 65 miles of trails for hiking and biking. In addition, there are several sports facilities including lawn bowls, tennis courts and a public swimming pool, not to mention various shops and restaurants.

As you would expect with any large city there is a thriving nightlife, with bars, restaurants and shops catering to all budgets centered on the historic heart of the city known as the Gaslamp Quarter. This area hosts many festivals and events throughout the year including Mardi Gras and St Patrick's Day celebrations. If city life gets too much for you, head for one of the many beautiful beaches that are no more than a stone's throw away. Chill out in the sun or take part in the many watersports on offer, and when you are done sit back and relax at one of the many boardwalk cafes.

If you are looking for a great place to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate, you can't go wrong in San Diego. With all the delights the city has to offer along with our well-equipped school, friendly staff and dedicated trainers you are sure to have an enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience on our course in San Diego.

Combined course in San Diego California
special price on offer from
$ 1,295
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The School

The course in San Diego takes place in a real English language school, giving candidates the perfect opportunity to hone their skills with real ESL students. The school’s five classrooms are equipped with everything that you will need while completing the course and students will have use of photocopiers, a resource library and Wi-Fi internet, which is available throughout the building. The school also provides tea and coffee to students and there is a small shop where snacks can be purchased.

The training center is situated near the downtown area and is well placed for access to the city’s many attractions including the museums, gardens and zoo inside the famous Balboa Park. The San Diego Trolley system, considered an attraction in itself, and mainline train services mean that travel within the city and to the outskirts is never a problem.

The San Diego course usually runs during the first week of each month from Wednesday to Sunday and is timed to fit around your other commitments. Classes run from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday to Friday while Saturday and Sunday classes are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is an average of 10 to 12 students on each course so you will have plenty of individual access to our team of professional teacher trainers who are on hand to guide you through the course.


Students attending our training center in San Diego will have the option of choosing from a range of recommended accommodation. Within a short walk of the training center is a reasonably priced residence offering single or shared rooms. This option includes free Wi-Fi access, TV, mini-fridge and a microwave in each room, as well as access to laundry facilities and a shared kitchen. Another option that offers similar facilities is also available located a little further from the school. This area known as Little Italy is famous for its wide variety of vibrant cafés, bars and restaurants which are extremely popular every night of the week.

We can also recommend a range of self-contained studio apartments that are conveniently located only a short distance from the training center. These comfortable units are well-equipped with everything you need for your stay, including air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchen area with refrigerator and microwave, and access to laundry facilities and a small fitness center. You can confirm your preferred accommodation option once you complete the course registration process.

Course dates

Coming soon...

We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in San Diego California and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information you as soon as the course dates are finalized.

Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 700
to be paid in advance
US$ 595
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

per night
US$ 44
(to be paid on arrival)

To be booked directly through ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego

Teaching english San Diego California
special price on offer from
$ 1,295

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