Language course English in San Francisco

Kaplan

Our partner school in San Francisco, Kaplan International, is located in Berkeley, a renowned academic city with a vibrant student community. The school is located near the prestigious UC Berkeley and is easily reachable with public transportation.

The key features of our partner school are:

  • 8 fully equipped classrooms
  • air conditioning/heating
  • free Wifi
  • computer lab/multimedia center
  • library
  • self study center
  • student lounge/common room

Activities and Leisure Programme:

Our partnerschool in San Francisco organises a varied activity programme, so that the students can make the most out of their language stay. Some sample activities are: a city tour, barbecue, museum visits, urban hikes, yoga, bike ride to Golden Gate Bridge, etc..On weekends the school also organises excursion to e.g. Yosemite, Napa Valley, Monterey, Los Angles.

Intensive

With the intensive course you can choose to study 20 or 28 lessons English per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes). This course offers a fast, enjoyable and effective way to improve your English language skills, whatever your current language level.

With the intensive course with 20 lessons per week you will improve your general English skills since this course focuses on the main aspects of the language: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

With the intensive course with 28 lessons per week you have the opportunity to accelerate your progress and personalize your course with 8 specific skills lessons in addition to the 20 general English lessons. Within the specific skills lessons you may choose between subjects such as Current Affairs, English for Business, Academic English, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture, Literature and Film Studies.

Within both of the course options you will additionally have access to additional online learning material. With the course with 28 lessons per week you will also be able to participate in learning clubs, where you can practise and develop what you have learnt in the classroom.

Classes can alternate between mornings and afternoons. Your exact timetable will be communicated to you on the first day of your classes.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 622 1046 1469 1893 2236 2643 3051 3458 3866 4273 4680 5088
Intensive with host family, double room , halfboard 1008 1732 2456 3179 3823 4530 5238 5946 6653 7361 8069 8776
Intensive with host family, single room , halfboard 1083 1882 2681 3480 4198 4981 5763 6546 7329 8111 8894 9677
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 1040 1796 2552 3308 3984 4723 5463 6203 6943 7683 8422 9162
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 1116 1946 2777 3608 4359 5174 5989 6803 7618 8433 9248 10063
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 4144 4916 5688 6460 7232 8004 8776 9548
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 4332 5142 5951 6760 7570 8379 9189 9998
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 740 1282 1823 2365 2826 3351 3876 4402 4927 5452 5978 6503 6680 7179 7677 8176 8674 9173 9671 10170 10669 11167 11666 10620
Intensive with host family, double room , halfboard 1126 1968 2810 3651 4412 5238 6064 6889 7715 8540 9366 10191 10669 11467 12266 13065 13864 14662 15461 16260 17059 17857 18656 17911
Intensive with host family, single room , halfboard 1201 2118 3035 3951 4788 5688 6589 7490 8390 9291 10191 11092 11644 12518 13392 14266 15139 16013 16887 17761 18635 19509 20382 19712
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 1158 2032 2906 3780 4573 5431 6289 7146 8004 8862 9720 10577 11087 11918 12749 13579 14410 15241 16072 16903 17734 18565 19396 18683
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 1233 2182 3131 4080 4949 5881 6814 7747 8680 9612 10545 11478 12062 12968 13874 14780 15686 16592 17498 18404 19310 20216 21122 20484
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 4734 5624 6514 7404 8294 9184 10073 10963 11505 12368 13231 14094 14957 15820 16683 17546 18410 19273 20136 19455
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 4922 5849 6777 7704 8631 9559 10486 11414 11993 12893 13794 14695 15595 16496 17396 18297 19198 20098 20999 20356
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Info host family (16-17 years old):  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 193
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 193

Prices include:
administration fees
course and accommodation as stated
teaching materials (*first course book)
certificate of attendance

*Any further course materials need to be purchased at the school.


In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

TOEFL exam preparation

Recognised by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies, TOEFL is the world's most popular English language test. This course will help you build the advanced English skills and sophisticated exam technique you need to succeed, with tailored classes exploring the structure of the exam and full-length practice tests.

You can either choose the standard preparation course with 20 lessons per week or the intensive preparation course with 28 lessons per week.

The standard TOEFL course offers you a balance of specialized study and free time, while the Intensive TOEFL program provides Specific Skills lessons and additional practice tests.

During the course with 20 lessons per week you will learn verbal skills and test-taking strategies focusing on improving your academic English skills and you will receive access to 7 online study sessions. With the course of 28 lessons per week you have apart from the 7 online study sessions per week,  8 specific skills lessons.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 2022 2424 2869 3313 3758 4203 4648 5093 5538
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room , halfboard 3308 4010 4756 5501 6246 6991 7736 8481 9226
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room , halfboard 3608 4386 5206 6026 6846 7666 8487 9307 10127
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 3437 4171 4949 5726 6503 7280 8058 8835 9612
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 3737 4546 5399 6251 7104 7956 8808 9661 10513
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room , no meals 4332 5142 5951 6760 7570 8379 9189 9998
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room , no meals 4520 5367 6214 7061 7908 8755 9602 10449
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 2365 2826 3351 3876 4402 4927 5452 5978 6182
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room , halfboard 3651 4412 5238 6064 6889 7715 8540 9366 9870
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room , halfboard 3951 4788 5688 6589 7490 8390 9291 10191 10770
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 3780 4573 5431 6289 7146 8004 8862 9720 10256
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 4080 4949 5881 6814 7747 8680 9612 10545 11156
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room , no meals 4734 5624 6514 7404 8294 9184 10073 10642
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room , no meals 4922 5849 6777 7704 8631 9559 10486 11092
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Info host family (16-17 years old):  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 193
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 193

Prices include:
administration fees
course and accommodation as stated
teaching materials (*first course book)
certificate of attendance

*Any further course materials need to be purchased at the school.


In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

Business English

The Business English course consists of 20 lessons general English per week and 8 lessons of Business English per week with a range of subjects to develop communication skills for the workplace and business situations.

Apart from the mentioned lessons, you will also have access to additional online material to reinforce the progress you've made and also to learning clubs, which are teacher-led study sessions focusing on careers, hobbies or specific language skills.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 740 1282 1823 2365 2826 3351 3876 4402
Business English with host family, double room , halfboard 1126 1968 2810 3651 4412 5238 6064 6889
Business English with host family, single room , halfboard 1201 2118 3035 3951 4788 5688 6589 7490
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 1158 2032 2906 3780 4573 5431 6289 7146
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 1233 2182 3131 4080 4949 5881 6814 7747
Business English with residence, double room , no meals 4734 5624 6514 7404
Business English with residence, single room , no meals 4922 5849 6777 7704
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Info host family (16-17 years old):  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 193
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 193

Prices include:
administration fees
course and accommodation as stated
teaching materials (*first course book)
certificate of attendance

*Any further course materials need to be purchased at the school.


In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

One-to-one

If you want to maximize your learn progress in a short amount of time, one-to-one lessons are the perfect choice for you. The one-to-one lessons are completely adaptable to your specific skills and needs - you decide the learning content and how fast you want to progress.

You can choose between 10 or 20 one-to-one lessons.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
10
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1057 1914
One-to-one with host family, double room , halfboard 1443 2600
One-to-one with host family, single room , halfboard 1518 2751
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 1475 2665
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 1550 2815
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1914 3630
One-to-one with host family, double room , halfboard 2300 4316
One-to-one with host family, single room , halfboard 2375 4466
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room , halfboard 2332 4380
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room , halfboard 2408 4530
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Info host family (16-17 years old):  

A double room is only available for two people who are travelling together.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €33 per week
Special dietary needs : € 54 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 193
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 193

Prices include:
administration fees
course and accommodation as stated
teaching materials (*first course book)
certificate of attendance

*Any further course materials need to be purchased at the school.


In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

Host Family

The accommodation in a host family is the most authentic and effective way of immersing yourself into the language and culture! You can stay in one of the carefully selected host families in a single room or double room, if you are travelling with someone else. You will receive breakfast and dinner in your host family and bed linen and towels will be provided. The host families in San Francisco are located in- or nearby the Berkeley area, approx. 45-60 minutes of commute time to the school.

Host Family (16-17 years)

Students under the age of 18 years, are obligated to book the accommodation in a host family for 16-17 year olds, where students will receive a higher level of supervision.

Residence

If you want to have a more international, independent experience and live closer to the school, the option in the schools residence is the perfect choice for you!

The residence is located approx. 2 minutes walking from the school, which makes this accommodation the perfect place for your language stay. The residence offers single and double rooms with shared bathrooms. The residence also offers a fully equipped communal kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals and other communcal areas where students can relax. There is also WIFI available. The minimum stay in the residence is 5 weeks.

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4.2 / 5.0
Just a wonderful experience.
Jana
25 years
German


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Just a wonderful experience. I booked the course because of my work and it was just the right decision. Lessons were based essentialy in conversation. So much fun with the teachers. My host mother was a very sweet woman. Thank you ever so much for such a amazing experience.


4.3 / 5.0
Ana
45 years
Spanish


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