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 2021

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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 490 821 1152 1483 1750 2068 2386 2704 3022 3340 3658 3976
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 791 1354 1917 2480 2979 3529 4079 4629 5179 5729 6279 6829
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 851 1475 2098 2721 3280 3890 4500 5110 5720 6331 6941 7551
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3129 3709 4289 4870 5450 6030 6610 7190
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3301 3916 4530 5145 5759 6374 6988 7603
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 817 1406 1995 2583 3108 3683 4259 4835 5411 5987 6563 7139
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 877 1526 2175 2824 3408 4044 4680 5317 5953 6589 7225 7861
  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 585 1010 1436 1861 2222 2635 3047 3460 3873 4285 4698 5110 5243 5635 6026 6417 6808 7199 7590 7981 8372 8763 9154 8617
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 886 1543 2201 2858 3451 4096 4741 5385 6030 6675 7319 7964 8329 8952 9575 10199 10822 11445 12068 12691 13314 13937 14560 14255
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 946 1664 2381 3099 3752 4457 5162 5867 6571 7276 7981 8686 9111 9795 10478 11161 11844 12528 13211 13894 14578 15261 15944 15699
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3602 4277 4951 5626 6301 6975 7650 8325 8720 9373 10027 10680 11333 11986 12640 13293 13946 14599 15252 14977
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3774 4483 5192 5901 6610 7319 8028 8737 9167 9855 10542 11230 11918 12605 13293 13980 14668 15356 16043 15802
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 912 1595 2278 2961 3580 4251 4921 5592 6262 6932 7603 8273 8664 9313 9962 10611 11260 11909 12558 13207 13856 14505 15154 14874
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 972 1715 2459 3202 3881 4612 5342 6073 6803 7534 8265 8995 9446 10156 10865 11574 12283 12992 13701 14410 15119 15828 16537 16318
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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 430 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 16:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 10:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 151
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 151

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 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 31/05/2021, 05/07/2021, 06/09/2021, 25/11/2021, 26/11/2021, 20/12/2021 - 29/12/2021Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 2021

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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 1586 1900 2248 2596 2944 3292 3640 3989 4337
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2583 3129 3709 4289 4870 5450 6030 6610 7190
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 2824 3430 4070 4711 5351 5991 6632 7272 7912
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3280 3890 4500 5110 5720 6331 6941 7551
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3451 4096 4741 5385 6030 6675 7319 7964
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2686 3258 3864 4470 5076 5682 6288 6894 7500
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2927 3559 4225 4891 5557 6223 6889 7556 8222
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 1861 2222 2635 3047 3460 3873 4285 4698 5110
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2858 3451 4096 4741 5385 6030 6675 7319 7964
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3099 3752 4457 5162 5867 6571 7276 7981 8686
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3602 4277 4951 5626 6301 6975 7650 8325
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3774 4483 5192 5901 6610 7319 8028 8737
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2961 3580 4251 4921 5592 6262 6932 7603 8273
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3202 3881 4612 5342 6073 6803 7534 8265 8995
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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 430 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 16:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 10:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 151
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 151

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 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 31/05/2021, 05/07/2021, 06/09/2021, 25/11/2021, 26/11/2021, 20/12/2021 - 29/12/2021Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 2021

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 585 1010 1436 1861 2222 2635 3047 3460
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 886 1543 2201 2858 3451 4096 4741 5385
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 946 1664 2381 3099 3752 4457 5162 5867
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 3602 4277 4951 5626
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 3774 4483 5192 5901
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 912 1595 2278 2961 3580 4251 4921 5592
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 972 1715 2459 3202 3881 4612 5342 6073
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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 430 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 16:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 10:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 151
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 151

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 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 31/05/2021, 05/07/2021, 06/09/2021, 25/11/2021, 26/11/2021, 20/12/2021 - 29/12/2021Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 2021

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 847 1535
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1148 2068
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1208 2188
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1174 2119
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1234 2240
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1535 2910
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1836 3443
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1896 3563
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1861 3494
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1921 3615
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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 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 : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €26 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €65 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 151
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 151

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 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 31/05/2021, 05/07/2021, 06/09/2021, 25/11/2021, 26/11/2021, 20/12/2021 - 29/12/2021Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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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Weather in San Francisco

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Mar 16 9 8
Apr 17 9 9
May 17 11 10
June 19 11 11
July 18 12 10
Aug 18 12 9
Sept 21 13 9
Oct 20 12 8
Nov 17 11 6
Dec 14 8 5
Jan 13 7 5
Feb 15 8 7
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