Stafford House San Diego - 2017/18 Information
3866 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA, United States
We aim to teach you English skills to help you reach your professional goals.
If you enjoy the outdoor life, then San Diego is the place to be. The Intrax English Program in San Diego, is a recent addition to the Stafford House School of English group.
The school is situated in an area of San Diego known as ‘Little Italy’. The school has the capacity to take 170 students. Age range is not specified, so students must check with the school before applying to study there. There are 16 classrooms. Each lesson is usually attended by 10 students. But sometime the class size could be as many as 15.
There are a variety of amenities that students can take advantage of. There is a student lounge for relaxing between lessons and practising your English language skills with new friends. There is also an IT lounge with free Wi-Fi available.
There is a student kitchen for making drinks and preparing simple snacks. There is also a self-study area where students can do extra work to learn the language faster.
Students from many nationalities study at the school, but a high proportion come from Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Korea and Japan.
They have a one-to-one with an advisor to discuss the program and the student’s goals. Ongoing counselling is available throughout their stay at the school. Students can go to these advisors at any time and receive advice on their progress.
Each month a new activities list is created. These activities are designed to enhance the learning of English outside the classroom. Students can explore the city and interact with Americans. This way they use the language they are learning in real settings.
Students can take part in soccer tournaments. They can also enjoy trivia nights, which will advance their English skills. In these kinds of settings, they exercise their listening and speaking skills and improve their ability to understand spoken English. Their grammar and using words in context will also improve.
There are also Beach Clean-up days where students can interact with the locals, further improving their speaking and listening skills. Teachers recognise the importance of students learning in the classroom, as well as more natural settings outside the school.
This is appreciated by the students. Many say that the experience helped them to get the jobs they wanted when they returned to their home country.
Students get to meet and speak to American students who visit the school every week. In the classrooms they use voice recordings, text books and online tools to aid learning. Students also learn how to use slang words, as an aid to them learning English like a native. By the end of the course they will have developed speaking, reading and writing skills.
Students will receive a timetable, after they have taken an English proficiency test.
Including how to write a business email and the kind of language used in business writing. This section of the course will help with negotiating skills. During Business English B, students work in teams. They discuss successful companies and study their websites. Marketing and finance skills are taught, along with how to deliver a presentation. Business English C involve students in a team project. Students produce a business sample which they can use in a portfolio. Timetables will be available when students register for the course.
They will learn and practice answering the types of questions they may be asked in an exam. General test taking skills will be examined. And students will be assessed on their critical thinking skills and time management. There will be weekly practice exams, to improve test taking skills. Students specifically learn how to write in a style expected when they get to university. They will learn sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking, and improve their comprehension skills.
- Student Lounge
- Free Internet
- Student Kitchen
- Multimedia Classroom
- Roof Garden
- IT Lounge
- Self Study Room
- Study Center