Monday, March 30, 2015

San Diego's English Experts

Connect English focuses on English

Since the day that Connect English was created in 2008, the plan has always been a clear focus on quality English classes for students who were sick of high prices and/or low quality at other schools. Experienced and effective teachers in every Connect English classroom has always meant that our students could expect to truly learn new English skills. The English experts who teach and support students at Connect English are difference makers, and our students recognize it right away.

We only focus on helping students learn English, pass the TOEFL, and have excellent educational experiences in California.

At Connect English, the quality of our English programs is clear.

Here's the evidence:

TOEFL teacher Soraya at the Mission Valley campus has helped hundreds of students pass the TOEFL and go on to real universities in the USA.

Teacher Stephanie at the Mission Valley campus gives her students special units on complicated phrasal verbs, one of the most difficult topics for international students to learn.

Director Nick teaches weekly pronunciation classes at the Pacific Beach
campus that help students feel real improvement in how they sound when they speak.

Teacher Renee at the La Jolla campus leads special activities to teach students Halloween vocabulary every fall.

Director Chris at the La Jolla campus is also a basketball coach, so he teaches extra classes about popular sports in the USA.

Teacher Derek at the Pacific Beach campus gives private tutoring to students who want individual attention with speaking skills.

Director Jillian at the Pacific Beach campus is a specialist at the change of status process, helping students change to the F-1 (student) visa.

TOEFL teacher Lauren gives free TOEFL speaking classes on Fridays at the
Mission Valley campus of Connect English.

Every person on the Connect English teaching and support team has expertise in helping international students learn English. We are not focused on convincing our English students to join a cheap MBA or Bachelor's degree program that we have invented on our campus (we will never have those). We only want our students to build stronger and stronger English skills with every day of classes.

If your goal is to learn English in San Diego, Connect English is clearly a good English school choice in San Diego. You are focused on your goals, and so are we.

Contact Connect English

Phone: (858) 412-5131
Fax: (619) 283-2866
Website: Connect English, Pacific Beach


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spotlight on Quality: The Excellent Teachers of Connect English

Reduce your education expenses, not expectations.

When you ask Connect English students (past and present) what they like the most about Connect English, the answer is almost always "the quality of the teachers." Every school says that they have good teachers, right? How can you know that Connect English teachers are truly on a higher level than others?

We're always looking for the good ones.

Even when all of our classes already have good teachers doing great work, we find out that the best teachers from other schools are eager to move to Connect English. (EXAMPLES: Chuck, Elsa, Chris, Renee, Derek, Kirk, Jillian, etc.) So we give them the opportunity to teach for Connect English as soon as possible, sometimes creating new classes so that we can make sure to have great teachers on our team. Having quality ESL teachers in San Diego is important!

Teachers take grammar tests before they can work at Connect.

Any teacher who wants to join Team Connect needs to be ready and able to pass our grammar test(s). Does any other San Diego language school do this? Nope. And it's surprising that almost 80% of teachers who apply to work at Connect English can't pass the first grammar test. Those teachers don't get to teach at Connect English. If you're studying at Connect English currently, ask your teacher about the big test! :-)

Every class is planned carefully so students truly learn.

No class at Connect English begins without a plan. Lessons at Connect English matter, because a real education is what our students expect at Connect English. Each class has opportunities for students to speak up, listen up, read, write, and learn grammar effectively.

The directors of Connect English support the teachers, so the teachers can support the students.

Teamwork is important for success. Our teachers' success and effectiveness are boosted by directors who are/were teachers. This means that our teachers don't have to try to do everything alone. Teachers get lesson plans, class management advice, activity ideas, and support with materials from the directors of each campus.

Connect English was created by teachers, for students.

This makes things pretty clear. When good teachers matter, students are happy. When students are happy, Connect English is happy.

Contact Connect English

Phone: (858) 412-5131
Fax: (619) 283-2866
Website: Connect English, Pacific Beach


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pacific Beach Campus: Already Offering Excellent Classes at Excellent Prices

The Pacific Beach campus of Connect English is open now, and is offering excellent classes at excellent prices. Students already love the positive learning environment, diverse student population, dedicated professors, and fun activities that we offer to international students in San Diego. Unlike other English schools, Connect English was created by teachers, so the quality is always high and the cost is not. Ask your friends about Connect English, and they will tell you about the reputation for great teachers and supportive staff, ready to help our students learn a lot while spending only a little.

3565 Del Rey St., Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92109

Normal Tuition Price: $399/4 weeks of English MAX (18 hours/week)

Promotional Tuition for Local Transfer Students: $199/4 weeks of English MAX (18 hours/week)


Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:25pm

Students relax in the school kitchen/lounge during the break period.

Nick teaches a supplemental pronunciation class to students from around the world.

Director Jillian is ready to help current and future students.

Students in Tim's class get ready for their lesson to start.

So what are you waiting for? An excellent education opportunity is here at Connect English, Pacific Beach. Friendship, fun, knowledge and new experiences are already happening at the freshest language school in San Diego.

Contact information

3565 Del Rey St., Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858) 412-5131
Fax: (619) 283-2866
Website: Connect English, Pacific Beach