Language course English in San Francisco

Kaplan

Our partner school in San Francisco, Kaplan International, is located downtown next to the Museum of Modern Art and Union Square, and is easily reachable with public transportation.

The key features of our partner school are:

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

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 2020

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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 530 887 1245 1602 1890 2234 2577 2921 3264 3608 3952 4295
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 855 1463 2071 2679 3218 3812 4407 5001 5595 6189 6784 7378
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 920 1593 2266 2939 3543 4202 4862 5521 6180 6839 7499 8158
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 883 1519 2155 2791 3357 3979 4602 5224 5846 6468 7090 7712
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 948 1649 2350 3051 3682 4369 5057 5744 6431 7118 7805 8492
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 924 1602 2280 2958 3566 4230 4894 5558 6222 6886 7550 8214
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1157 2067 2977 3887 4727 5623 6519 7415 8311 9207 10103 10999
  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 632 1092 1551 2011 2401 2847 3292 3738 4184 4629 5075 5521 5665 6087 6510 6932 7355 7777 8200 8622 9045 9467 9890 9309
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 957 1667 2378 3088 3729 4425 5122 5818 6514 7211 7907 8604 8998 9672 10345 11018 11691 12364 13038 13711 14384 15057 15730 15401
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1022 1797 2573 3348 4054 4815 5577 6338 7099 7861 8622 9384 9843 10582 11320 12058 12796 13534 14273 15011 15749 16487 17225 16961
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 985 1723 2461 3199 3868 4592 5317 6041 6765 7489 8214 8938 9360 10062 10763 11464 12165 12866 13567 14268 14969 15670 16371 16069
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1050 1853 2656 3459 4193 4982 5772 6561 7350 8139 8929 9718 10205 10972 11738 12504 13270 14036 14802 15568 16334 17100 17866 17629
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1027 1807 2587 3367 4077 4843 5609 6375 7141 7907 8673 9439 9904 10647 11389 12132 12875 13618 14361 15104 15847 16589 17332 17072
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1259 2271 3283 4295 5238 6236 7234 8232 9230 10229 11227 12225 12922 13897 14872 15847 16822 17797 18772 19747 20722 21697 22672 22644
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 : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 233 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 15:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 11:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€122

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at San Francisco aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival and departure from/to San Francisco airport is € 230.

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed 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 2020

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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 1714 2053 2429 2805 3181 3557 3933 4309 4685
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2791 3380 4007 4634 5261 5888 6514 7141 7768
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3051 3705 4397 5089 5781 6473 7164 7856 8548
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2902 3520 4174 4829 5484 6138 6793 7448 8102
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3162 3845 4564 5284 6004 6723 7443 8163 8882
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3069 3729 4425 5122 5818 6514 7211 7907 8604
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3998 4889 5818 6747 7675 8604 9532 10461 11389
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 2011 2401 2847 3292 3738 4184 4629 5075 5521
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 3088 3729 4425 5122 5818 6514 7211 7907 8604
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3348 4054 4815 5577 6338 7099 7861 8622 9384
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3199 3868 4592 5317 6041 6765 7489 8214 8938
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3459 4193 4982 5772 6561 7350 8139 8929 9718
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3367 4077 4843 5609 6375 7141 7907 8673 9439
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4295 5238 6236 7234 8232 9230 10229 11227 12225
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 : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 233 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 15:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 11:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€122

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at San Francisco aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival and departure from/to San Francisco airport is € 230.

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed 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 2020

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 632 1092 1551 2011 2401 2847 3292 3738
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 957 1667 2378 3088 3729 4425 5122 5818
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1022 1797 2573 3348 4054 4815 5577 6338
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 985 1723 2461 3199 3868 4592 5317 6041
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1050 1853 2656 3459 4193 4982 5772 6561
Business English with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1027 1807 2587 3367 4077 4843 5609 6375
Business English with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1259 2271 3283 4295 5238 6236 7234 8232
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 : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 233 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 15:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 11:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€122

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at San Francisco aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival and departure from/to San Francisco airport is € 230.

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed 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 2020

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 915 1658
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1240 2234
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1305 2364
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1268 2289
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1333 2419
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1310 2373
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1542 2837
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1658 3144
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1983 3719
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 2048 3849
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2011 3775
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2076 3905
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2053 3859
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 2285 4323
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 : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €70 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 233 to the school that will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there have not been caused any damages.

Check in: Saturday 15:00 / Check-Out: Saturday 11:00

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€122

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at San Francisco aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival and departure from/to San Francisco airport is € 230.

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 25/05/2020, 03/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed 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 San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daily City or Pacifica, 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. 12 minutes walking from the school and approx. 15 minutes walking from the city centre, which makes this accommodation the perfect place for your language stay. The residence offers single and double rooms with en suite bathroom. If you book a double room, you will be assigned another student of the same gender of another nationality. 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, bed linen and towels will be provided.

Overall rating
4.4 / 5.0
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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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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
Mar 16 9 8
Apr 17 9 9
May 17 11 10
June 19 11 11
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Cathy, Valencia

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