English Max Course (18 hrs/week)

Connect English Language Institute- Mission Valley

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The Connect English MAX programs use an intensive, multi-skill approach. Students achieve success through focused, customized attention in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The Connect English MAX programs include English grammar development, academic reading and writing, real-world media projects, and planned social interaction events that are tailored to adult learners’ needs and interests.
The 18-hour-per-week English Max Program prepares students for academic and professional success as well as everyday situations. English Max offers students great classes and exciting material delivered by knowledgeable, caring teachers.
Each day of the English MAX class at Connect English consists of grammar or vocabulary presentation and review, transitioning into content-based projects and collaborative group assignments. All classes are communicative in nature, challenging students to solve problems and achieve goals through spoken and written communication with their peers and instructors. Students will be assessed and evaluated throughout the course and will receive course completion certificates at the end of their program.
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
18 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Thursday

Class times

Morning session
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Break
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Afternoon session
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in San Diego.

Class size

Average 18 students
Maximum 25 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 25 years old
(20 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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"Well organized school, excellent teachers, students from various countries, incredible experience."

Samara Salamene, student from Brazil

I really liked the school teachers, they are great. The school has students from several countries, which provided a cultural exchange. The location is good, it is close to the train station. The facilities are suitable for an English course. The school is very strict with time, attendance and assessment of students, have proof every week.

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3 weeks
Date of study
4 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It’s awesome!"

Kishiko Maekawa, student from Japan

I had a good time, a good experience. The classes are fun and teachers are excellent. The area of the school is a suburb, so for the student who don’t have a car have to use a trolley named Green Line. It is almost every 15 minutes, I feel it’s convenient.
Activity in the afternoon is free and fun. All level student are mixed and we can communicate the students from other countries. And it’s good opportunity to know the other students culture and differences compared my home country.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
24 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Nice school"

Mouza Alnuaimi, student from United Arab Emirates

my English has improved a little
they have a lot of activities
the teachers very kind and fun

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7 weeks
Date of study
27 Aug 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Not bad"

Bo.Rakan, student from Afghanistan

Some teachers are good, the number of students is high, it's cheaper school..

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
5 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I made very good memories"

Kanako Yoshinari, student from Japan

My class was suitable for me, because my teacher was very kind and really helpful. And also my classmates were friendly.
The school is very close to the station, so I could go around after school by trolley. I'll never forget those experiences. I want to go back there again.

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My ratings for this school

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2 weeks
Date of study
29 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was great experience!"

Bakdaulet Ybyraikhanov, student from Kazakhstan

Well, that’s the impressive thing about this course. The content is just fantastically in depth. This program contains a vast amount of language information, which the user can eventually learn to apply to pretty much any situation, giving them confidence when they come to use their new skills in a more real world setting. French Dialogue While this might be considered a negative aspect to the program (and if it were handled by an inferior company then it might be), having so much available information really helps you to feel as though you are in good hands.
There was over 90 hours in the course in the form of audio lessons, with accompanying text for each section. There were four levels from beginner to advanced levels, with a very noticeable progression through them all. When they use the term “beginner”, however, this does not mean that they will go easy on you. As I will discuss a little further, this is a very intense course. It can be a little daunting as a complete novice to a language, however swamped you might feel with it, the thing to keep in mind is that you are working towards a goal, that most language courses are not equipped to give you: fluency.

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My ratings for this school

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5 weeks
Date of study
11 Jul 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"AMAZING!!!!"

Fernando Mansberger Zanon, student from Brazil

I had good time there. I arrived in San Diego with ZERO English. So I passed all of the levels there. The English skill I have today, I learned it there. Location, facilities, teachers, staff, classmates, books: everything is perfect. Absolutely, I have no complaint! I'm still thinking about going back there to finish my course and try the TOEFL class.

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47 weeks
Date of study
3 Aug 2015 - 1 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It's a wonderful experience!"

Aurelio Luciani, student from Italy

Connect English is a wonderful school. I had a great month with wonderful teachers and great friends! Connect helped me to improve my English. The location is great because you can arrive at the school by taking the trolley. They organize a lot of activities to help the students to know other students. Thanks Connect!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
5 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Good experience"

Fahad Suliman A Algonime, student from Saudi Arabia

I took the course in connection language. It is a nice place to learn English.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
13 Jul 2015 - 7 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Excellent course"

Andrea Fernanda Villamil Martell, student from USA

Andrea is 12 years old and the average age was 20. She felt very comfortable. The teacher and students treated her very well. She would like to come back again next summer. She made new friends - a Chinese woman and a Mexican woman. She also met people from other nationalities. Despite being very shy, she felt very comfortable.

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2 weeks
Date of study
6 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I spent five months at Connect English Language Institute and it was a very good experience."

Léa Kolb, student from France

I spent five months at Connect English Language Institute and it was a very good experience.

The classes and the teachers were very interesting and helpful. I had 6 different teachers during these 5 months and they were all very nice and they taught me a lot. It's just amazing how you can improve your English when you are in USA. I learned so many things. More particularly, I improved a lot on my speaking because you have to speak only English at the school. I also met people from everywhere. It was such an amazing experience!

Connect English Language has different campuses; I was at Alvarado Canyon Rd. The location was good because you had the trolley station and bus station just in front of the school, so it was very helpful for the transportation.

During these 5 months, I did so many activities with the school. The teachers offer activities for their classes. For example, I went to the beach, to Balboa Park, hiking... It was very fun!

For my part, I lived in Santee which is around 15min of driving distance. I lived with my boyfriend and an Australian roommate.

I will get my TOEFL and will go to Grossmont College for the next fall semester.

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3 weeks
Date of study
4 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Exciting"

Olimpio Gomes da Silva Neto, student from Brazil

It was a good experience. I enjoyed the whole time. The teachers are very proactive for the student to learn English.

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4 weeks
Date of study
5 Jan 2015 - 6 Feb 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Jillian Ross, Site Director at Connect English Language Institute- Mission Valley responded to this review.
18 February 2015

Hi Olimpio,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We enjoyed having you study with us at Connect English and are happy to hear you had such a positive experience!

"Interesting"

dania alsabbaly, student from Saudi Arabia

Too many students in the class. Sometimes the teacher explained the words in Arabic. The location is very good.

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Duration of study
9 weeks
Date of study
26 Jun 2014 - 3 Sep 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.

Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $100 when you register.

Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.

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Flights and airport transfer

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Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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