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Month: August 2015

Skills Class at Connect

Skills Class at Connect

Everyone wants to be a better speaker and communicator in English. One of the main skills our students at Connect English Language Institute like to improve on is their speaking skills and fluency.

That is why we created our Skills classes, where our students can practice speaking and listening in a fun, interactive environment. Our program is an equal mix of communicative and academic English. Our exceptional teachers incorporate games, discussion and speaking activities to give our students well-rounded speaking classes. Each week, your class will focus on a different theme, keeping the class interested and engaged. Our Skills classes are always fun, informative and practical. And the diversity of students in each class is perfect for students who really want to meet new friends from all over the world and speak to them in English. Muath from Saudi Arabia said, “I really enjoy my Skills class because we spend a lot of time on speaking and improving our English.” So when you come to study at Connect, be sure to check out our Skills classes to boost your confidence and abilities in English and have a blast at the same time!

Tips on Embassy Interviews

Tips on Embassy Interviews

Applying for an F-1 student visa can be hard and sometimes scary. There are many factors that contribute to you getting approved for an F-1 student visa, but the main thing you should focus on is the interview at the American Embassy. Here are some tips to help you get through the interview smoothly and successfully.

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1. Be prepared to show that you have strong ties to your home country. Many students get their visa application denied because they do not have a job or close relatives in their home country. Immigration officers want to see that you are only going to the U.S to study at a university or to improve your English, and not to work or live illegally. Show proof that you are in school or have a job in your home country. Talk about how important your family and friends are to you and how you will miss them greatly while you are here. This is one of the most important things you can do. …Continue reading

Which campus should I choose?

Which campus should I choose?

Connect English helps many students every day to make important decisions about their education options in San Diego.  One of the most common questions we answer for students is, “Which campus is best for me?” Each campus of Connect English is unique and good for certain students’ preferences, yet all of them have excellent teachers and support staff to help our students.


Here are some of the excellent characteristics of each campus of Connect English: …Continue reading

Speak as a local. The most common slangs in San Diego.

Speak as a local. The most common slangs in San Diego.

If you’re thinking of coming to sunny San Diego to study, you should probably remember that Southern Californians are an entirely different breed of humans.


We are friendly, laid back and willing to offer a smile to anyone. We live in their own little world of sunshine and surfing, where we even speak their own brand of English. Here are five phrases you should definitely know before you decide to visit San Diego.

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Potato Chip Rock: the coolest hike in San Diego

Potato Chip Rock: the coolest hike in San Diego

Who doesn’t love the satisfied feeling of accomplishment when you finally reach the peak of a difficult hike? Well, believe me, you will feel that feeling when you make it to the top of Mt. Woodson in beautiful San Diego.


Not only will you be able to take an awesome selfie on the iconic Potato Chip Rock, but you will also be able see clear across San Diego, all the way to the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The hike itself offers beautiful views of Poway Lake and sprawling mountain scenery that you can enjoy while making the 8 mile trek to the top. …Continue reading

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