CELTA Student San Diego California

English Teacher Training San Diego

About the CELTA Teacher Training Center in San Diego

San Diego is the ideal place to take the CELTA course while having a fun and memorable experience. Our professional staff will ensure that you  receive individual attention and support throughout your course.

  • A study corner where trainees can work on their assignments and lesson planning
  • Computers, printers and photocopying for your teaching practice lesson plans and lesson materials
  • Material projection technologies
  • A well stocked teacher's library with all the necessary language and methodology titles you will need for your background reading during the course
  • A range of recently published course books used in the classroom, grammar books, and other supplementary materials for vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, speaking, etc.


The San Diego teacher training center is located in the Mission Valley area, just a few minutes' walk from bus and light rail connections to the city center, Old Town and the Gaslamp Quarter. It's also just a stone's throw from San Diego river and a huge shopping mall, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. The center is situated minutes from two of the city's biggest attractions; Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, and just a half-hour drive from the Mexican border.

Our English Teacher Trainers in San Diego, California, USA

The CELTA tutors are highly experienced teachers who have also received CELTA trainer accreditation through the University of Cambridge. They have completed both the CELTA and Delta qualifications and have many years of both teaching and training experience.


Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Visa Information

It is great news that the Teacher Training Center in San Diego has recently been SEVIS approved: it can now issue the I-20 form which means that students outside of the USA can now apply for a study Visa to allow them to take the CELTA course in San Diego!

For non US residents or citizens, it it necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. Once accepted onto your chosen course, you will be issued with an I-20 form, which is proof that you have been offered a place at a language school and have enough funds to support yourself during your stay. In order to get an I-20 form, you will need to:

  • Pay the deposit for the course (once accepted)
  • Submit a bank statement that shows that you (or your sponsor) have enough funds in the bank to pay for all your expenses while in the U.S.

After you have done this, to apply for the F-1 Visa you must:

  • Wait to receive the I-20 form
  • Pay the non-refundable SEVIS fee ($200) online
  • Make an appointment at your local USA consulate or embassy, who will then contact you several days later to collect your Visa.

Accommodations 2019

The training centre in San Diego can arrange accommodations to suit the needs of all our students and there are two categories of accommodations.


Safe, comfortable homes in pleasant neighborhoods. Our Housing Director is available 24 hours a day to answer students questions and discuss their concerns.

Homestay single room adult (Half Board): From USD $290/week

Hosts provide:

  • Half Board Homestay (breakfast and dinner)
  • Dedicated study area
  • Shared bathroom, laundry facilities, telephone, TV, internet etc.
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere where students can practice English and experience Canadian culture

Homestay - Neighborhood locations across San Diego

Travel with ease to school using San Diego’s public transportation system, including buses and trolleys (trains).
Sometimes host family transfer student to the closest transit or bus station. Even it is safe area, please do not go back home late when it will be getting dark.

Student Residence – Vantaggio State St.

A residence centrally located in downtown ‘Little Italy’, a charming community with picturesque sidewalk cafes and numerous authentic Italian restaurants. The residence operates much like a college dormitory and offers a perfect setting for meeting foreign exchange students from all over the world.

In addition to full furnishings, all rooms contain a microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, a desk, a private bathroom. Each floor has two fully-equipped kitchens and complimentary internet access. Linen rentals and utilities are included.

Additionally, there is a computer lab, lounge area for student socializing, and on-site laundry facilities. The premises are just a matter of blocks from the Blue Line Trolley, which offers quick access to Seaport Village, the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park.

Transit to and from the school is approximately 30 minutes with one transfer or trolley.

Prices depending on room type and length of stay: from $400-415 per/week - Parking available for a fee.

Internet access: free of charge


927 6th Ave
San Diego, CA
State Street
1736 State Street
San Diego, CA
819 University Ave
San Diego, CA
LocationDistance to school<.8 km? (.5 mi)<.1 km? (.6 mi)3.8 km? (2.4 mi)
Travel time~9 min/ walk ~7 min/ bus~11 min/ walk~20 min/ bus
Amenities24-hour check-in/ controlled
access entry
Free wireless internet
Community kitchen and dining
Laundry facilities
Private room w/ bathroom
Shared room w/ bathroom
Rooms includeCable TV
Telephone - free local calls×
Study desk & chair
Dishes & silverware
Towels & linens

San Diego, California and Surroundings

For before or after your CELTA course!

San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, countless parks and gardens, San Diego is an excellent destination for some quality R&R after your intensive CELTA course!.

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