Monday, September 17, 2012

Halloween in San Diego: 10 Recommendations for International Students


San Diego is the best Halloween city in the United States. The perfect October weather allows everyone to celebrate both indoors and outdoors, while our friends in Northern California and on the East Coast are already starting to freeze in the autumn and winter weather conditions there.

I've been teaching English and TOEFL to international students for years in San Diego, living in San Diego even longer, and celebrating Halloween even longer than that. Over this time I've learned some valuable lessons about how to make sure that everyone is aware of super-fun and safe Halloween events for international students. As always, I want to make sure that San Diego International Students have the knowledge to enjoy this fantastic cultural event in the USA. Here are my ten Halloween recommendations for you and your friends this year:

1. Wear a costume. Really.

Dressing up in a funny costume may seem embarrassing at first, but I have surveyed hundreds of students in my time as a teacher. Students who wear costumes have a lot of fun and they tell all of their friends back home about all of the Halloween good times they experienced. Students who don't wear costumes frequently regret it after Halloween is over. Believe me. Costumes don't have to cost a lot of money and don't have to be complicated. There are a lot of options that are not embarrassing at all, but are still a lot of fun. For example, a baseball player could be a great costume that's not embarrassing, not complicated, not expensive, and totally comfortable. Here's a good little list of costume shops and Halloween stores in San Diego.

[RELATED PHOTO ALBUM: Halloween Store Scavenger Hunt for Connect English Students]

2. Decide early which events you'd like to visit.

Don't wait until Halloween weekend to make your plan. There are many, many events happening around town. One of my biggest regrets of Halloweens past is having to argue with my friends on Halloween night about which event will be better. It's much smarter to decide a few days before the weekend. Here is a 2012 San Diego Halloween events list for international students and for locals:

Through October - The Haunted Trail, The Haunted Hotel & The Scream Zone

Saturday, Oct. 20th - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Kensington)

Wednesday, Oct. 24th - San Diego Experiences' ZOMBIES ON THE DANCE FLOOR at Fluxx (Downtown)

Friday, Oct. 26th - Rock 105.3 Boo Ball (Balboa Park)

Saturday, Oct. 27th - Monster Bash (Downtown)

Saturday, Oct. 27th - House of Blues Block Party (Downtown)

Saturday, Oct. 27th - The Titanic Masquerade (San Diego Bay)

Sunday, Oct. 28th - 91X Halloween Boos Cruise (San Diego Bay)

Wednesday, Oct. 31st - Trick-or-Treat on India Street in Little Italy (for kids)

[RELATED PHOTO ALBUM: Halloween Party 2011 at Connect English]

Wednesday, Oct. 31st - Halloween @ The Prado (Balboa Park)

Thursday, Nov. 1st and Friday, Nov. 2nd - Dia de los Muertos (Old Town)

3. House parties are good, but officially sanctioned events are safer and are still a lot of fun.

Organized events around town have security staff and are properly planned so that they can accommodate large numbers of people. If you go to a house party, be prepared for long bathroom lines and the possibility of the police arriving and telling everyone to leave. Most organized events are pretty centrally located, too. This means that they're easy to reach by public transit, and taxis are easier to find afterward.

4. Organize your transportation plans early.

Make sure you have a designated driver or a bus/trolley/taxi plan. Do not drink and drive (ever!). There are so many people walking around town, and so many police. Don't take your chances. It's too easy to hurt yourself, your friends, or even strangers if you decide to drink and drive. There are plenty of safe ways to get around on Halloween if you plan just a little bit. Talk with your friends and decide who will be the sober driver, or plan with them to use San Diego MTS services to reach your destination. Also, research the schedules of buses and trolleys because the schedule changes after midnight on most days for many routes. Many parties in Downtown San Diego offer special admission deals that include discounted hotel rooms nearby so that you don't have to worry about returning to your house after their Halloween party.

5. Keep a few taxi service telephone numbers in your phone.

Taxi companies are very busy over Halloween weekend. Frequently it will take more than an hour to arrange for a pick-up. If you have three or four numbers saved in your phone, you'll be able to get home easily.

Here are some taxi company phone numbers that you can program into your phone now:

Orange Cab - (619) 223-5555
USA Cab - (619) 231-1144
Yellow Cab - (619) 444-4444
San Diego Cab - (619) 226-8294
Or download the Go Fast Cab app on your smart phone. It's great!

6. Don't wear costumes with masks.

Do you like to eat? Do you like to drink? Do you like to talk? Do you like to see? Do you like to breathe? Imagine how difficult all of these things are when you have a mask covering your face. It's especially sad when the mask really completes the costume, but the person has to keep the mask pulled up over the top of their head most of the time so that they can breathe. You may find some excellent-looking masks at the Halloween store, but believe me: you'll regret choosing them.

7. Don't choose a costume that has big fake props.

Most people spend their Halloween walking, dancing, giving high-fives and sometimes holding beverages. All of these things are a lot harder to do when you have to carry around a fake knife, a rubber chicken, a fruit basket, or some big, heavy parts of your costume. Anything that makes it difficult to walk or stand is also a bad idea. Here is one good example of a costume that is probably not very smart. Can you see why? And can you imagine walking around with all this stuff all night? Forget it.

8. Wear costumes with wigs, makeup, funny hats, pockets, etc. instead.

All of these things make your Halloween much more fun and manageable than if you wear a bad costume with a mask or fake weapons and toys that you have to carry around all weekend (#s 6 and 7 above). A purse or a backpack is always a great idea for you or one of your friends to have as well. This way you can keep your wallet, your ID, your credit or debit cards, your camera (see #9 below) and your cell phone secure. Can you imagine trying to carry all of those things around while wearing this tiny costume? Be prepared for event security guards to search your purse or backpack, though. Remember, Halloween is fun because you can talk and walk and laugh with good people. If your costume makes these things difficult, you will not have as much fun. Wear a costume that is light and flexible, not heavy and cumbersome.

9. Bring a camera, of course!

You are definitely going to want to take pictures of the events you'll attend, the costumes you'll see, the people you'll meet, and the hilarious things you and your friends will do. Want to see some pictures of regular people having tons of fun on Halloween? Here is a website full of Halloween photo albums from all around San Diego. Imagine how jealous your friends back home will be when they see how fantastic your experience in San Diego has been, and the culture that you have experienced as you learn English. You will want to remember Halloween in San Diego forever.

10. Carve pumpkins!

If you have the chance to carve pumpkins, do it! You'll have a lot of fun. Pumpkins can be bought at your local Vons, Ralphs or Albertsons any time in the month of October. Connect English will have a pumpkin carving event/contest later this month, so keep your eyes open. You will never forget it!

Last year's pumpkin-carving day at Connect English [YouTube] was a fresh and educational experience for all of our students.

[RELATED PHOTO ALBUM: Carving Pumpkins at Connect English]

Do you have more advice for San Diego international students this Halloween? Please write a comment below. With your recommendations, we can make sure that even more people have as much fun on Halloween as I have had in my life. Wow, I'm getting excited!

Pass this information along to your friends. It's the goal of Connect English for all international students to have a fun, memorable and safe Halloween in San Diego.

Are you looking for a school that gives you the complete experience in San Diego? Connect English Language Institute is more than just a basic language school. Our events and activities help students explore and enjoy San Diego, and our special services assure that your education investment will help you improve your English. When you want a school that does more but costs less, contact Connect English.
Phone: (619) 283-2811


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Connect English, La Jolla Opens in Summer of 2012!

Past, present and future students of Connect English know that our programs and services are great. Why? Because Connect English was created by teachers, for students. The entire Connect English education system --from the teachers to the staff to the directors-- are education minded, with plenty of experience in the classroom. You should be excited to find out, then, that there is now a new Connect English in La Jolla, California!

Students from all around the city of San Diego have in the past asked us where the other Connect English schools are located. They were always surprised that there was only one location, because they had heard so many good things about Connect English from so many friends. Because all of these students needed our help, we have now opened a second location to serve them. Now it's even easier for students from La Jolla, Del Mar, Sorrento Valley, Carmel Valley, Pacific Beach and University City to get excellent English classes in La Jolla at an affordable price.

Connect English, La Jolla will offer the same awesome courses that our students have appreciated at our Mission Valley headquarters. We are most excited to offer TOEFL MAX courses to help students enter universities in the USA.

Speaking of universities in the USA, the new Connect English school is directly next to UC San Diego, where TOEFL instructor Nick Sacco graduated with a bachelor's degree in international relations.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the new Connect English, La Jolla! We made it in order to help you grow!


3262 Holiday Court #101
La Jolla, California 92037

Contact information

Phone: (619) 283-2811
Fax: (619) 283-2866
Website: Connect English La Jolla


Sunday, April 8, 2012

San Diego's Best Events - Summer 2012

San Diego has so many event options for students at English schools in San Diego, and everyone else as well. Check our calendar frequently to see the new events that we recommend for you. These are the events that our teachers, students and friends have enjoyed in the past, and that we think international students in San Diego will love in the future.

If you want more real advice and recommendations about these events, contact Student Services Director Nick Sacco at Connect English in Mission Valley:

If you want to recommend other events (concerts, festivals, etc.) that you have heard about, please notify Connect English. You can submit event information through the Connect English website.

Summer 2012:

Date/Time: Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Location: Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Price: $10 - $55
Why should I do this? One of the numerous multi-act concerts in San Diego, this event has your favorite bands that you hear on the 91X radio station. This year's show includes Jane's Addiction, Garbage and P.O.D. It will be awesome. Take your friends with you to one of the most anticipated music events of the summer.

SPF 94/4 Concert Event
Date/Time: Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Location: Oceanside Pier
Price: $20-25
Why should I do this? The local radio station that introduces some of the best and most chill rock music to San Diegans also puts on a good summer concert each year. In the past, this event was called the Independence Jam, and everyone loved it. This year it is called SPF 94/9, and the lineup includes Santigold (Disparate Youth, Les Artists), The Naked and Famous (Girls Like You), Imagine Dragons (It's Time) and more. The tickets are super cheap for such a cool event. Ride the coaster up to Oceanside so that you can avoid traffic, parking and other headaches. It stops only a few blocks from the concert, and the ride is easy and relaxing.

San Diego Greek Festival
Date/Time: June 8th - 10th, 2012
Location: Hillcrest, San Diego
Price: $3, but free if you arrive early enough (see website)
Why should I do this? Treat yourself to an enjoyable Friday evening with delicious Greek food, imported beer, live Greek music and dancing.
Then come back the next day for more fun. On Sunday, repeat as needed!

The San Diego County Fair
Date/Time: Friday, June 8th through Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds
Price: $5-13
Why should I do this? Live music, tasty food, carnival games and rides, and fantastic weather make the San Diego County Fair one of the best family events of the summer in San Diego. You can arrive early in the day and stay late to see some great musical performances. You can visit the beaches of Del Mar while you're in the neighborhood, too!

LMFAO & Far East Movement
Date/Time: June 9th, 2012
Location: Valley View Casino Center
Price: $46.00 and up
Why should I do this? Don't be Sorry for Party Rocking, cuz I'm in Diego, B****! LMFAO and Far East Movement drop the dance beats at Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena). LMFAO are Sexy and They Know It, while Far East Movement is still fly Like a G6. Tickets are already available, so get yours before they sell out and you're left out.

American Football Class for International Students
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 1:30pm
Location: Connect English
Why should I do this? Most international students want to like American football, but the game is too complicated to learn independently. In the free American football class at Connect English Language Institute, teacher Nick Sacco uses an interactive experience where students work together to do exercises and make sense of the rules and the objectives of America's favorite sport. All students and friends are welcome to attend. You will learn about the rules, the history and the strategy of the game so that you will understand American football on television. Past students of the class have learned so much! Don't worry: we are not playing a real (dangerous) game of football against each other...yet. ;-)

LA Tour/Universal Studios Trip with San Diego Experiences
Date/Time: Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $55 - $105
Why should I do this? Our friends at San Diego Experiences have organized another great opportunity for international students and friends to visit Los Angeles without the fuss. Don't have a car? Don't worry. Don't know how to get tickets? Don't worry. Don't know where to go? Don't worry. San Diego Experiences has put together an easy way to see the best of LA, or go to Universal Studios. This trip includes tickets, transportation, and lots of fun.

San Diego International Beer Festival
Date/Time: Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds
Price: $35+
Why should I do this? In just six short years, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the largest beer festivals in the country, with more than 150 breweries and more than 300 beers from around the world. Many tickets for this event include admission to the San Diego County Fair as well, so you can kill two birds with one stone while you're up in beautiful Del Mar.

Las Vegas Trip with San Diego Experiences
Date/Time: Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Location: Las Vegas!
Price: Depends on your preferences
Why should I do this? San Diego Experiences knows how to put together a Las Vegas trip. They've got the rooms at the Excalabur hotel, there's a tour guide, there's a stop at the outlet malls for shopping, there's a chance to do a limo party, and you can also take a trip to the Grand Canyon. Forget the stress of organizing the fun on your own. SDE will do it all for you, so you can relax and enjoy the best of Sin City.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts
Date/Time: June 23rd and 24th, 2012
Location: UCSD Warren Field, La Jolla
Price: $10
Why should I do this? Enjoy paintings, sculptures, jewelery, glass work and much more from local artists and artists from all around California. This event features live music as well, so this day is going to entertain all of your senses. Other good news: parking is completely free too.

Ocean Beach Street Fair
Date/Time: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? Try tasty chili, see all of the funky people of Ocean Beach, listen to music and hang out at the beach, all in one day! The OB Street Fair is a great event for everyone from everywhere, especially international students. You won't see people like this in many other places. Only in Southern California. Vendors sell unique clothing, artwork, jewelery, food and more. Spend the whole day in the streets and beaches of one of San Diego's most laid-back communities and enjoy the sights and sounds.

International Student Foosball Tournament
Date/Time: Monday, June 25th through Thursday, June 28th
Location: Connect English
Why should I do this? This two-on-two tournament gives international students the opportunity to team up and compete for awesome prizes. In the past, the winning teams have received T-shirts, baseball tickets, gift cards and even a pizza party for the winning team's whole class. Students from all countries can play this game and become pretty skilled with only a little practice. Some of our new students from Japan had never played foosball before coming to the USA. Now they are already some of the best players in the school. They're excited for the foosball tournament, and so are we! Here is a video from a tournament in 2011

Boat Party | All White with San Diego Experiences
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Location: Mission Bay, Bahia Hotel dock
Price: $30
Why should I do this? Get ready to party aboard an amazing sternwheeler boat all around San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay. It is a three-level ship with two dance floors, DJs, great music, and a rooftop chill area where you can see the panorama of beach houses, parks, and city lights surrounding the greatest aquatic park in all of California: Mission Bay. Get your tickets early, because this event will sell out fast. Remember also that this is a 21+ event, so bring your ID.

Vans Warped Tour
Date/Time: June 27th, 2012
Location: Cricket Amphitheater, San Diego
Price: $46.00 and up
Why should I do this? Rise Against, The Used, Anti Flag and more rock bands are playing a show of one of the biggest rock tours in the USA, here in San Diego. See so many bands for just one price. New bands are being added to the list all the time, so keep checking their website.


4th of July
Date/Time: July 4th, 2012
Location: San Diego, California
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? The best summer holiday in the USA, 4th of July celebrates America's independence and freedom. There are fireworks shows, barbecues, parties and much more. The beaches are an excellent place to hang out, but San Diego's parks are a lot of fun too.

Date/Time: July 11th through 15th, 2012
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village
Price: $105 for a four-day pass
Why should I do this? This world-famous convention brings together an interesting mix of movie stars, TV show stars, video game characters and themes, directors, bloggers, fans, party animals and other "geeks" like those on The Big Bang Theory. Attendees dress in costumes of their favorite characters too. It is an opportunity for students to get extra insight on the most exciting movies and TV shows of the past, present and future. Make sure to get on the lists to go to all of the theme parties at the downtown clubs that weekend too.

Festival of the Bells
Date/Time: July 13th through 15th, 2012
Location: Mission San Diego de Alcalá
Price: FREE!
Why should I do this? The Festival of the Bells is an opportunity to look deep into the history of the city of San Diego. The Mission San Diego de Alcalá is the oldest historic building in San Diego, built in 1769. It is actually older than the USA! All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities, including an original bell dating back to 1802. The Festival of the Bells is a great family event with activities and entertainment for the whole family and is a great opportunity for everyone to visit and learn more of this historic landmark. The festival will have mariachi music, activities for kids, and lots of food. This interesting site is very close to Connect English, so transportation is going to be easy.

Over The Line (OTL)
Date/Time: July 14th - 15th, 2012 and July 21st - 22nd, 2012
Location: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? The San Diego OTL event is the world championship of Over the Line events. Three-person teams come from all around the world to compete in this two-week event featuring players, crazy fans, sunshine, beer gardens and the beach.


Del Mar Horse Races
Date/Time: Wednesday July 18th - Wednesday September 5th, 2012
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Price: $5-$40
Why should I do this? The rich and famous are here, and so are the regular fun-loving citizens of San Diego. Bet on the horses to win money, or just enjoy the sun and music of beautiful Del Mar, in North County San Diego. On Fridays of racing season, some excellent bands play shows at the Del Mar Race Track too. The list of these bands will be announced in the spring. Come back to our blog to see the list once it is available.

Date/Time: July 20th - 22nd, 2012
Location: Hillcrest & Balboa Park, San Diego
Price: Main festival - $20, other events - various prices
Why should I do this? The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 5th largest in the United States attracting 150,000 cheering spectators and significant media participation. Celebrate alternative lifestyles at this high-energy, high-volume festival in one of San Diego's best city parks.

Cypress Hill & Sublime with Rome
Date/Time: Friday, July 27th, 2012
Location: Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Price: $21-$55
Why should I do this? Stoner rappers Cypress Hill make perfect touring partners for one of the best summer bands of all time as Sublime and Rome come to San Diego. Pepper and HB Surround Sound will be the opening acts for these two bands whose careers span three great decades.


Neil Diamond Live in Concert
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Location: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Price: $75+
Why should I do this? Kids today, our parents, and even our grandparents have loved the music of Neil Diamond for decades. From high-energy hits like Cherry, Cherry to sing-along favorites like Sweeeeeet Carolone (bah, bah, bah!), an incredible show by an incredible performer is in store for San Diego.

San Diego Spirits Festival
Date/Time: August 25th & 26th, 2012
Location: Broadway Pier, Downtown San Diego
Price: Prices TBA
Why should I do this? San Diego Spirits Festival is a nationally acclaimed celebration of cocktail culture and is the premiere West Coast spirits festival held on the beautiful San Diego bay. With bartender competitions, tastings, seminars and parties, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for brands to be supported and gain recognition among San Diego’s cocktail and culinary community and beyond.

311 & Slightly Stoopid
Date/Time: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Location: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Price: $33+
Why should I do this? Some of the best rock, ska and reggae music will hit your ears with two excellent summer bands, 311 and Slightly Stoopid, coming to San Diego in the dog days of summer. Slightly Stoopid was formed in Ocean Beach, San Diego in 1995. They return home to treat San Diegans yet another time with great songs like Sweet Honey, 2am, and I Would Do for You.

Dave Matthews Band
Date/Time: Friday, September 7th, 2012
Location: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Price: $50+
Why should I do this? Anyone who went to college in the USA has heard the smooth sounds of the Dave Matthews Band. Expect hits like Ants Marching, What Would You Say, and Crash Into Me to seduce the crowd of women and excite the young men like only Dave Matthews and his band know how to do.

Brazilian Day
Date/Time: Sunday, September 12th, 2012
Location: Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? Celebrate one of the most fantastic cultures in the world with some of the most fantastic people in the city of San Diego. This street party features Brazilian food, music, dance and more.

San Diego Bayfair/Thunderboat Races
Date/Time: September 14th through 16th, 2012
Location: Mission Bay, San Diego
Price: $20-$45
Why should I do this? See some of the fastest boats in the world compete against each other from the beautiful beaches of Mission Bay. These races and the festival that surrounds it bring people from all over California to experience the sound the the fury of Thunderboats. Major event sponsors will also present exciting exhibitions in the fair/pit area of the race course.

San Diego Chargers' First Home Game of 2012
Date/Time: Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Location: Qualcomm Stadium
Price: $55+
Why should I do this? America's favorite sport begins in September, with the San Diego Chargers playing their first home game of the season against the Tennessee Titans. Go for the game, but make sure you arrive early for parking and the American tradition of tailgating (barbecuing, hanging out, having a few beers, etc. in the parking lot).

San Diego Restaurant Week
Date/Time: September 16th through 21st, 2012
Location: All around San Diego
Price: Usually $10 to $40 per meal
Why should I do this? The best restaurants in San Diego create special taster menus and pre-fixe menus to give everyone a chance to try a variety of tasty dishes at new places. Most restaurants' Restaurant Week menus include a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Have you ever been curious about trying that restaurant that everyone tells you about? Well, Restaurant Week is the best reason to finally eat there.

Pacific Islander Festival
Date/Time: September 22nd & 23rd, 2012
Location: Ski Beach, Mission Bay
Price: FREE!
Why should I do this? Enjoy a day of sunshine and relaxation with the culture of San Diego's Pacific islander population. The mission of the Pacfific Islander Festival Association is to promote charitable and educational projects for the benefit of everyone, but with emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; to provide educational resources to everyone; and to perpetuate traditional cultures. No matter where you are from, you can love and learn from this event.

Paddle for Clean Water
Date/Time: Mid-September, 2012
Location: Ocean Beach Pier
Price: TBD
Why should I do this? Get your surfboard and support San Diego's chapter of the Surfrider Foundation by paddling around Ocean Beach Pier. This event raises awareness for clean oceans and clean beaches. Have a great time, get some great waves, meet some great people, all for an excellent community organization.

The Black Keys
Date/Time: Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Location: Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena)
Price: $40 - $55
Why should I do this? Just two years ago the Black Keys were playing small venues and clubs. Since then, they've won Grammies for pure awesomeness. All of America and maybe all of the world loves them because they just plain rock. In the early days they were just a two-piece band. Now they've spiced up their sound with more guitarists, bassists, etc.

Miramar Air Show
Date/Time: October 12th through 14th, 2012
Location: Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed the three-day Miramar Airshow every year as the US military shows off some of its most amazing airplanes and most skilled pilots. You can get an up-close look at US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps equipment, plus plenty of private aircraft. Pilots and planes from around the world also come to this event to show off their abilities for the world to see. You'll hear and see jet fighter planes roaring over San Diego all weekend. Best of all, the whole thing is totally free for you and all of your friends.

Pacific BeachFest
Date/Time: Early October, 2012
Location: The Pacific Beach Boardwalk
Price: Completely FREE!
Why should I do this? The best shops, restaurants, community groups and bands of Pacific Beach join forces to give San Diegans a day at the beach to remember. Great food, beautiful beaches and good people mean a guaranteed good time in the sun of one of San Diego's coolest neighborhoods.


To learn more, contact Connect English today:
Phone: (619) 283-2811


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Afternoon TOEFL Classes Begin April 9th!

At Connect English, we always work to give our students
the best options to learn and improve. Students are often surprised by the amount of learning they receive from their classes, and the level of dedication they receive from their teachers. Those students at first have expectations, based on our great pricing, that they should expect less from Connect English than they would expect at an expensive school downtown or in La Jolla. But Connect English offers real classes to help students build stronger language skills to achieve real goals of getting into accredited universities in California and beyond, opening up career options in the students' home countries, and improving students abilities to succeed in the modern communication age. That's exactly why Connect English has opened a new TOEFL MAX course in the afternoons that will allow intermediate ESL students to build essential TOEFL strategy and pass that test!

With the new TOEFL 1 course at Connect English, more skill levels of students can now start working on methods and techniques for the test, while still receiving training with grammar structures, vocabulary, and language skills for life. The instructors for the courses are patient and helpful as students start working on TOEFL exercises that might cause confusion or overload in other situations. There is no reason to be afraid of TOEFL anymore! Connect English is ready to help you enjoy learning a lot!

The best English school in San Diego is Connect English, because teachers created the school. No office in New York or San Francisco decides how you should learn. At Connect English, we are here to listen to our students and help our students every day.

To learn more, contact Connect English today. We can help you get the best TOEFL in San Diego:
Phone: (619) 283-2811