LSI San Francisco/Berkeley is located in the very centre of Berkeley, close to bus and underground stations and just a few blocks from the University campus in an area full of restaurants, cafes, cinemas and bookstores. Facilities include indoor and outdoor common areas, computer room with free internet access and a student resource library - everything you need to help you develop your skills as you study English in the USA. Our language school is an official TOEIC test centre, so you can take the exam in the school. We also offer TOEFL and Cambridge Examination (CAE) preparation courses, as well as more general English programmes. The school occupies a two-story building with indoor and outdoor common areas and a large, glass-covered atrium. We are located just a short walk from the University of California, restaurants, theater, shopping, and transportation. LSI Berkeley offers many facilities to the students. The computer lab has 9 computers with access to internet and a printer which students can use for printing homework, flight details, directions, etc. In the student lounge, students will find a relaxing area with several couches and tables, as well as a large, flat screen TV, on which students can watch their favorite TV shows or the news. Other facilities are the student kitchen, resource room, game room with ping pong table, and free Wifi throughout the school. SI Berkeley has had students from 39 different countries in the past year. Nationalities and percentages vary depending on the time of year. In the summer months, we have many students from South American and European countries. In the winter, we have many students from Saudi Arabia and Asian countries. How many students do you have during high and low seasons? We have up to 175 students during the high season (summer months) and about 65-80 students during the low season (winter months).
The programme is based at our friendly and well-equipped school in the heart of downtown, just one block from the university campus and close to the eclectic shops and cafes of Telegraph Avenue. For older juniors (12–17 years) the course combines English tuition in the mornings with fun activities and excursions in the afternoons. For younger juniors (6–11 years) we offer morning English classes in mixed ability classes. • 20 lessons per week • Elementary to Advanced levels • Afternoon activities/weekly excursions • Full board homestay accommodation in shared room • Students aged 6–11 can only study with parents or guardians as part of the Family Programme • 12 year olds are only accepted in a chaperoned group or if accompanied by their parents • Max. 16 students per class Featuring: • Modern classrooms with projectors • Student kitchen and lunchroom • Computer lounge with WiFi • Nearby shops and cafes
EC San Francisco is a contemporary space, situated in the heart of the city centre, just off Market Street and a short walk to Union Square. Classrooms surround a large sun-filled lounge, where students can relax and meet their classmates from all over the world. Launched: 2010 Centre capacity: 222 Classrooms: 15 Minimum age: 16 Students per class: Average 12 (Max. 15) Wheelchair accessible School Includes 23 internet connected computers Free wireless internet access throughout the centre Library facilities Self study room for all EC San Francisco students Interactive whiteboards in every classroom Starbucks Social and cultural programme Student lounge University Admissions Service
Kaplan International San Francisco is located in the heart of the city. English language and exam preparation courses are taught in a lively and friendly atmosphere in a modern building with a rooftop terrace, well-equipped classrooms, and a multimedia center. Students will have plenty of opportunities to experience the local culture with many museums, restaurants, and shops nearby. Excursions outside the city are also possible, the vineyards of Napa Valley being a popular destination. There is something exciting to do for all tastes, budgets, and time available.
Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around San Francisco with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in USA. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in San Francisco. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English. All of our teachers in USA have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in San Francisco, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
The Stafford House San Francisco (formerly known as Intrax) school is located in the financial district within walking distance of the San Francisco Bay, Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. All forms of public transportation, including the BART subway and the famous Cable Cars are minutes away. In a brand new location as of December 2015, Stafford House San Francisco has a modern design to improve the learning experience and student enjoyment including interactive white boards and a global learning center. Stafford House San Francisco features 21 classrooms, 14 student computers, a student lounge, IT lounge, student kitchen, and self-study areas. All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.
ELS/San Francisco-Downtown is located in the heart of the financial/shopping district of San Francisco. The building is a famous architectural landmark, known as the Original Bank of America Building. You can visit Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Other activities include sporting events or day trips to Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Monterey Bay or the famous Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country. Weekend trips to Yosemite, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon are also popular.
EXPLORE San Francisco •One of the USA's most cosmopolitan, vibrant and international cities •Buzzing, friendly school with a warm, welcoming feel •Excellent city-centre location, close to all the famous attractions •New course: Silicon Valley Experience! Click here to find out more. Our English school in San Francisco occupies four floors of a historic building which has been refurbished into a modern language and business centre. The building is located on famous downtown Market Street – home to some of the USA’s best shopping and dining opportunities - and just two blocks from a Cable Car stop, popular Union Square and the gates of Chinatown. With a population of 800,000, the city combines commercial buzz with a lively and alternative ‘beat’ culture, giving it a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Our modern, medium-sized school reflects the international feel of the city with its great nationality mix, and offers the latest facilities and resources for students. It is ideal for students looking for the true Californian experience and a friendly welcome. If you want to learn English in San Francisco or if you are interested in TEFL courses, contact St Giles San Francisco now!
A global center for technology development, San Francisco is the most international of all American cities. Ideal weather, excellent food, and a personality all its own, San Francisco offers students an excellent opportunity to learn English in a unique setting. Stafford House San Francisco (formerly known as Intrax) school is located in the financial district within walking distance of the San Francisco Bay, Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. All forms of public transportation, including the BART subway and the famous Cable Cars are minutes away. In a brand-new location since December 2015, the school has a modern design to improve learning and student enjoyment including interactive white boards and global learning center.
Tamwood Camps San Francisco program is located on San Francisco Bay, on the San Jose State University campus, and the campus is a great (and safe) place to study for students of any age. Tamwood has access to many of the campus facilities including modern classrooms, residence halls, cafeteria and sports facilities. The city of San Francisco is perfect for exploring and is known for its diverse, and vibrant population. With long beaches, lots of nature, culture and history, San Francisco is a wonderful place for young people to live and learn. Students follow a carefully designed curriculum that stresses all English skills: this includes speaking, reading, writing, grammar, listening and vocabulary; they also take part in instructional activities such as mountain biking, field sports, arts and crafts, dancing, drama and leadership skills 3 half days a week. This combination of classroom learning and "outside the classroom learning" makes learning English with Tamwood Camps both easy and fun.
I really liked that we have had the same teacher all the time and the small classes are very good to. The location is just perfect in the middle of downtown. The activities where always a lot of fun and a good chance to get some new friends. The... more
It was a really good experience for me. First, the classes and teachers were great. I had two different teachers that always were trying to make the lesson interesting so you could learn more and they were open to answer questions and... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in San Francisco that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General English courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Most general English courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
English test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for English proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.
English teacher training courses are for teachers interested in teaching English abroad. There is a tremendous demand for qualified English teachers worldwide with job opportunities in just about every country around the globe.
Professional English courses are for professionals who want to study English in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.