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 2023

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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 583 974 1365 1756 2076 2453 2829 3206 3583 3960 4337 4428
Intensive with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 978 1680 2381 3082 3713 4399 5086 5773 6460 7147 7834 8235
Intensive with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 1055 1832 2610 3388 4095 4857 5620 6384 7147 7910 8674 9151
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 4023 4771 5520 6269 7018 7767 8516 8979
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 1079 1880 2682 3483 4214 5000 5787 6574 7362 8149 8936 9437
Intensive with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 1012 1747 2481 3216 3880 4599 5320 6040 6760 7481 8201 8635
Intensive with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 1088 1899 2710 3521 4262 5057 5854 6651 7447 8244 9041 9551
  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 678 1165 1651 2138 2505 2968 3431 3893 4356 4819 5282 5458 5897 6336 6775 7214 7653 8092 8530 8397 8807 9217 9628 10038
Intensive with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 1074 1871 2667 3464 4142 4914 5687 6460 7233 8006 8778 9265 10014 10763 11512 12261 13010 13759 14508 14685 15405 16125 16846 17566
Intensive with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 1150 2023 2896 3769 4524 5372 6221 7071 7920 8769 9618 10181 11006 11832 12657 13482 14308 15133 15958 16211 17008 17805 18601 19398
Intensive with residence, double room , no meals 4452 5286 6121 6956 7791 8626 9461 10009 10820 11631 12442 13253 14064 14875 15686 15925 16707 17490 18272 19054
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 1174 2071 2968 3865 4643 5515 6388 7261 8134 9007 9880 10467 11316 12166 13015 13864 14713 15562 16412 16688 17509 18329 19150 19970
Intensive with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 1107 1937 2767 3598 4309 5115 5921 6727 7533 8340 9146 9666 10448 11231 12013 12795 13578 14360 15143 15352 16106 16860 17614 18367
Intensive with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 1184 2090 2996 3903 4691 5573 6455 7338 8220 9103 9985 10582 11440 12299 13158 14017 14875 15734 16593 16879 17709 18539 19369 20199
Starting dates:  

elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family (18+):  

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

Surcharges host family (18+):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Info host family (16-17):  

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

Surcharges host family (16-17):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 206
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 206

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 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023, 26/12/2023 & 25/12/2023 - 01/01/2024

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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL Prep without accommodation 2138 2505 2968 3431 3893 4356 4819 5282 5458
TOEFL Prep with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 3464 4142 4914 5687 6460 7233 8006 8778 9265
TOEFL Prep with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 3769 4524 5372 6221 7071 7920 8769 9618 10181
TOEFL Prep with residence, double room , no meals 4452 5286 6121 6956 7791 8626 9461 10009
TOEFL Prep with residence, single room , no meals 3865 4643 5515 6388 7261 8134 9007 9880 10467
TOEFL Prep with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 3598 4309 5115 5921 6727 7533 8340 9146 9666
TOEFL Prep with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 3903 4691 5573 6455 7338 8220 9103 9985 10582
Starting dates:  

elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family (18+):  

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

Surcharges host family (18+):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Info host family (16-17):  

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

Surcharges host family (16-17):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 206
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 206

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 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023, 26/12/2023 & 25/12/2023 - 01/01/2024

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 2023

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

Max. 15/15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 678 1165 1651 2138 2505 2968 3431 3893
Commercial English with residence, double room , no meals 4452 5286 6121 6956
Commercial English with residence, single room , no meals 1174 2071 2968 3865 4643 5515 6388 7261
Commercial English with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 1074 1871 2667 3464 4142 4914 5687 6460
Commercial English with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 1150 2023 2896 3769 4524 5372 6221 7071
Commercial English with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 1107 1937 2767 3598 4309 5115 5921 6727
Commercial English with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 1184 2090 2996 3903 4691 5573 6455 7338
Starting dates:  

elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family (18+):  

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

Surcharges host family (18+):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Info host family (16-17):  

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

Surcharges host family (16-17):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 206
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 206

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 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023, 26/12/2023 & 25/12/2023 - 01/01/2024

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 2023

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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 955 1718
One-to-One with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 1351 2424
One-to-One with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 1427 2577
One-to-One with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 1384 2491
One-to-One with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 1460 2643
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 1451 2624
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1718 3245
One-to-One with host family (18+), double room , halfboard 2114 3951
One-to-One with host family (18+), single room , halfboard 2190 4103
One-to-One with host family (16-17), double room , halfboard 2147 4017
One-to-One with host family (16-17), single room , halfboard 2224 4170
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2214 4151
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family (18+):  

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

Surcharges host family (18+):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Info host family (16-17):  

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

Surcharges host family (16-17):   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
double room : 03/06/2023 - 26/08/2023 : €35 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport : EUR 206
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport : EUR 206

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 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023, 26/12/2023 & 25/12/2023 - 01/01/2024

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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