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February Calendar!

February Calendar!

Hello February,

We have a feeling you will be a good month. ♥

As always, the Connect English team put together amazing activities for this month. Choose which one you like and sign up at the front desk!

 

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The students can register using the QR code to access our online system. Try it ou!

 

Top Twelve Successes of 2019

Top Twelve Successes of 2019

 

2019 has been a year of great effort and impressive results for and from Connect English students. Our team has used hard work, creativity, and dedication to accomplish these milestones in 2019. Which ones do you like the most?

 

1. Launched our new Business English MAX (BEM) program 

 

For years, students in San Diego have been asking Connect English to open an evening schedule, because the limited evening study options at other schools were boring and unconstructive. Connect English answered the call in April, and opened our Business English MAX (BEM) classes so that motivated students could have a quality program option on their preferred schedule. We took the students on five field trips to San Diego-area businesses to give them hands-on, real-life learning opportunities.

 

2. Afternoon Class Options Were Added! 

 

In the summer of 2019 we also added more afternoon schedule options. There is an early-afternoon option starting at 12:10pm, and new a new late-afternoon schedule that begins at 2:00pm. We offer English MAX and TOEFL MAX in the afternoons. And these schedules come with nice discounts!

 

3. UCSD HSI Partnered with Connect English

 

In the spring of 2019, UC San Diego’s Health Sciences International reached out to Connect English for TOEFL help. Their pharmacy students were finishing all of their courses and doing very well in their program, but were still having trouble getting the extremely high TOEFL scores required to get a pharmacy license in the USA. Connect English created customized training programs for these students, and is helping them cross the finish line. We are extremely proud to partner with the best university in San Diego to help international students reach their academic and career goals.

 

 

4. Community Colleges Admitted Dozens of Connect English Students

 

Community colleges are where students can cheaply and conveniently complete their first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree in the USA. Lots of students arrive at Connect English with the goal to go to college in the USA, but they don’t yet understand how good community colleges are. This year we helped dozens of our students get into Grossmont, Mesa, MiraCosta, Southwestern, and other community colleges. They are now on their way to getting their degrees from US universities! Check out videos of some of our campus tours.

 

 

5. Some Amazing New Teachers Have Joined Team Connect

 

Connect English always wants the best teachers. The best teachers want to be at Connect English. This is because excellent teaching is the #1 priority at Connect English. This year our team grew as we added some amazing new people to our teaching roster. Shannon, Carson, Kristina, David, Krista, Dana, Derek, and Brandon, all of you teachers have shown Connect English students that they can expect high-quality lessons every day at our school.

 

6. Connect In A Minute Library

 

In 2019, we expanded our library of free online classes to include our new #ConnectInAMinute video lessons. Each lesson is just one minute long, and it helps students learn about common mistakes in English and ways to avoid them. Fantastic teachers Elsa, Charles, Joey, Victoria, Nick, Renee, Megan, and Brian all created mini-lessons this year. Check them out!

 

 

7. Reached our Goal of 100,000 Fans and Followers

 

Our goal this year was to reach 100,000 social media followers, so that our free lessons could get all around the world more easily. Well, in September we reached that goal, and now we are well on our way to 200,000 in 2020. In addition to being our way to give free English lessons to the whole world, the Connect English Facebook and Instagram accounts give interested students an authentic window into the student community and the learning environment at our schools.

 

8. Created our Online Activities Sign-Up System

 

Speaking of our student community, in 2019 we created an online activities system that makes it easier than ever for our students and friends to sign up for field trips and events around San Diego. Connect English organizes student field trips and activities every week, and we want maximum participation. Want to take a look at our online activities sign-up system? It’s at https://tinyurl.com/y6cyxqbt, or you can just scan this QR code with your phone to go directly to it.

 

9. The Connect English SIP Reader!

 

Our advanced students have always enjoyed the Slang, Idioms & Phrasal Verbs (SIP) class, because they love learning real-world terms that native speakers use in conversations. In the spring of 2019, we published our first edition of the SIP reader, full of activities to get students familiar and comfortable with phrasal verbs like “flag down” and “monkey with” that you’ll hear a few times per week. The Connect English SIP reader helps advanced students keep advancing thanks to our program.

 

 

10. Helped Thousands of Students at International Education Events 

 

The Brazil office of Connect English has worked diligently in 2019 to support aspiring Connect English students. Fabiana and Carol attend education fairs and host events for students who have big plans for international education. Lots of high school and college students in Brazil have dreams to study abroad in their near future. When Fabiana and Carol meet with these students at international education events, they can make their dreams into real plans.

 

 

11. Got 2,500,000 Views on our Free Online Lessons

 

With the growth of our online library of English lessons, we also saw a huge increase in viewers of our lessons. 2019 was by far the most popular year ever for Connect English online training. Our pronunciation classes, vocabulary lessons, grammar explanations, and problem-fix classes got more than 2.5 million views this year. Thank you for counting on Connect English for convenient and effective lessons on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

 

12. Hosted Japanese Soccer Superstars of the Future

 

In March of 2019, Connect English had the honor of hosting a Japanese young-women’s soccer team. They spent their mornings improving their English skills in our classes, and then spent afternoons playing soccer against San Diego-area high school soccer teams. They were enthusiastic students in the classrooms, and amazing soccer players on the field. We were proud of their hard work and the results they got in California. In 2020, we will host them again, and are excited to give them another memorable and meaningful experience in San Diego!

 

And now 2020 is arriving. You can be a Connect English success story in the coming year. Contact Connect English to make a plan for your English-learning experience in beautiful Southern California!

 

Connect in a Minute with Joey

Connect in a Minute with Joey

 

Try it! Teacher Joey shows us some relaxed speech patterns.

Teacher Joey wants to help you speak English in a more relaxed way, like native speakers do. It’s a one-minute video in our #ConnectInAMinute library of simple lessons. Make sure to follow his modeling and say the phrases out loud. Try it a few times. It will help you improve your fluency.

 

January Activities

January Activities

The Connect English team put together amazing activities for this month. Let’s learn and have fun!

 

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The students can register using the QR code to access our online system. Try it ou!

 
 

December calendar

December calendar

 

Connect English plans and gives so many fun activities during the holidays. Our student community gets to experience all kinds of traditional and original activities.

The traditional: we put up and decorate a Christmas tree, we play musical chairs, we go ice skating, we dress up festively, and we exchange gifts.

The original: the weekly Candy Gift Box contests, the Candy Cane Relay Race, and the Ormament Design Day activity.

We invented those activities, and our students love them! Add to that the amazing holiday events happening all around San Diego, and you can see that it is a whole month of Christmas cheer.

 

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The students can register using the QR code to access our online system. Try it out and join us to experience Christmas the Connect English way!

 
 

November

November

The Connect English team put together amazing activities for this month.
There is no excuse to not participate. Choose which one you like and sign up at the front desk!

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Connect in a Minute with Elsa

Connect in a Minute with Elsa

 

Too many students use this problematic structure when explaining the meaning of things in English. We don’t say, Students make this mistake with say/said really often. #ConnectEnglish teacher Elsa (@talkintownenglish) is super good at quick and simple explanations that help students avoid #grammar mistakes. Watch and learn with this #ConnectInAMinute class.

 

Connectober =)

Connectober =)

 

Everyone is looking forward to CONNECTober. The 2019 celebration will be memorable for a lot of reasons. Students are invited to all of these events and activities with Connect English:
Halloween Costume Try-On Party – Learn your phrasal verbs of clothing and use them to compete against classmates in finding and trying on all kinds of fun Halloween costumes.
Halloween Store Scavenger Hunt – We want our students to know where the best Halloween Costume Shops in San Diego are, so that they can decide on their own costume for the big parties and celebrations. Join us for this field trip and activity, so that you can see the best ideas for Halloween fun.
Candy Jars 1 through 4 – Every week in October there will be a Connect English candy jar. Students need to guess how many candies are in the jar. The closest student wins the whole jar. Check out the Connect English Instagram for regular clues.
Scary Movie: Halloween H20 – Connect English will provide the pizza and popcorn. The movie will provide the scares and screams. We’ll do a question and answer activity with this movie to help you with listening comprehension.
The Haunted Hotel – We’ll take Connect English students from all three campuses to one of the scariest haunted houses in the USA. It’s a lot of fun, if you’re not too afraid.
The Haunted Trail – Balboa Park gives San Diegans a truly scary walking experience through the forest of San Diego’s most beautiful park. This one isn’t for kids. Even the adults get pretty scared!
Pumpkin Carving – Barons Markets of San Diego every year donates a ton of pumpkins for Connect English students to carve. If you haven’t carved pumpkins before, get ready to enjoy a super-fun day of design, cutting, and displaying. Believe us.
Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Connect English – After weeks of excitement and anticipation, today is the day to wear the Halloween costume that you decided on this month. Bring it to school and put it on, or arrive at school with your costume on. Whatever you’re happy to do. The students who wear costumes always have the most fun. Connect English guarantees it!

 

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September

September

 

Who is ready to enjoy the month of September?? 🙂
A lot of learning, a lot of fun at Connect English!

 

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Florida Jessica ❤

I’ve been studying at Connect English, La Jolla since December 2017 and I will be finishing my program at the end of this week. Compare to when I first stepped into this Language Institute as a level 1 student, my English level has improved a lot. This is because I have always had some great teachers that are professional and friendly, they are always prepared for school, explicit whenever a student question them, and always doing their best to make everyone feel comfortable. Likewise, the students are also amiable, and hardworking.
There is a kitchen, you can buy some snacks or prepared food whenever you forget to bring your lunch, do not have time to prepare or just don’t want to cook like me.
a shuttle is available for students that do not drive. I use it and it’s good to be on a bus, practice your English with the teacher that drives before arriving at the destination.
Connect English is a Language Institute, nevertheless, there are some really fun activities that are organized every week so that the learners can explore the city, get to know their mates by doing a lot of different activities while speaking English. They also offer some free conversation and pronunciation class every Tuesday and Wednesday, taking part in those helped me a lot.
Overall, my experience at Connect was marvelous. I would gladly stay longer if I could but I have to go. I will miss my teachers and my friends. Thanks to you all.

Connect English San Diego