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Stafford House San Diego

San Diego, US
3866 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA, United States
4.80
5 reviews
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Accreditations

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 practicing you 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.

Courses

Teachers at Intrax want students to learn English fast. They are always there to answer all student question, and are available to help students outside the classroom setting. When students first arrive at the school, they undergo academic counselling.

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 setting 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.

Type of courses

This course is designed for students who want to improve their English speaking skills. For that reason, speaking takes up about 75% of the lesson time. The course is offered as Standard, Intensive or Super. 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.

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Students who already speak some English and want to get ahead in business, join our Business English Course. The aim is to teach them how to use English effectively in a business setting. They will learn the vocabulary used in business. They will also learn how to improve their speaking, listening and writing skills. The
course is divided into three sections. In Business English A, students learn business writing.

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. Time tables will be available when students register for the course.

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The university test preparation course is offered to students who want to study at university. It will give them a good foundation to enable them to study at an academic level. Students will be taught how to study and how to work independently. During the course, students will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It will teach students the difficulties they may face in exams.

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.

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Choose a course

General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £282
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £362
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £282
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £362
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £282
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £362
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • Stafford House San Diego Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
  • Stafford House San Diego IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
  • Stafford House San Diego Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • Stafford House San Diego Self Study Room
    Self Study Room
Location
3866 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA, United States

The school is in an ideal location for beach lovers. San Diego is a coastal town where students can enjoy a variety of activities. They can learn while they have fun in the Californian sun. There are many ways to improve their English when they are not in the classroom. There are so many great places to visit. Day after day you could go back to the same area and enjoy wearing yourself out, there is just so much to see. The world famous San Diego Zoo is easy to reach by public transport. It is situated in Balboa Park which is also home to many more places of interest. The zoo opened in 1916 and stands in about 100 acres. There are over 3,000 rare and endangered animals living there. If botany is your area of interest, there is a botanical collection of over 700,000 exotic plants. If museums interests you there are several to choose from in the Balboa Park area. This area is considered to be the ‘Smithsonian of the West’. There you will find the Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum. You can also visit the Globe Theatre, where they hold a Shakespeare Festival every summer. You can also watch live bands and enjoy outdoor film screenings. You may want to take part in activities on the beach, or any of the water sports like kayaking. Or you can just decide to talk and eat ice cream on the beach. Whatever you decide to do out of school your English will improve when you interact with the locals. There are lots of ways to get around in San Diego. The cheapest method is by bus. But you can if you wish experience riding on the bright red San Diego Trolley.

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