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 512 857 1202 1547 1825 2157 2488 2820 3152 3484 3815 4147
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 825 1413 2000 2587 3107 3681 4255 4828 5402 5976 6550 7124
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 888 1538 2188 2838 3421 4057 4694 5330 5967 6604 7240 7877
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3264 3869 4474 5079 5685 6290 6895 7500
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3443 4084 4725 5366 6007 6648 7289 7930
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 852 1466 2080 2695 3242 3842 4443 5044 5644 6245 6846 7446
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 915 1592 2269 2946 3555 4219 4882 5546 6209 6873 7536 8199
  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 610 1054 1498 1942 2318 2748 3179 3609 4039 4470 4900 5330 5469 5877 6285 6693 7101 7509 7917 8325 8733 9141 9549 8988
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 924 1610 2296 2982 3600 4273 4945 5617 6290 6962 7635 8307 8688 9338 9988 10638 11288 11938 12588 13238 13888 14538 15188 14870
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 987 1735 2484 3233 3914 4649 5384 6119 6855 7590 8325 9060 9504 10217 10929 11642 12355 13068 13780 14493 15206 15919 16632 16376
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3757 4461 5165 5868 6572 7276 7980 8684 9096 9777 10459 11140 11822 12503 13184 13866 14547 15228 15910 15623
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3936 4676 5416 6155 6895 7635 8374 9114 9562 10279 10997 11714 12431 13148 13866 14583 15300 16017 16735 16484
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 951 1664 2376 3089 3735 4434 5133 5833 6532 7231 7930 8630 9038 9715 10392 11068 11745 12422 13099 13776 14453 15130 15807 15515
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1014 1789 2565 3340 4048 4810 5573 6335 7097 7859 8621 9383 9854 10593 11333 12073 12812 13552 14292 15031 15771 16510 17250 17022
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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 449 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 : €28 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 157
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 157

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

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 1655 1982 2345 2708 3071 3434 3797 4160 4524
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2695 3264 3869 4474 5079 5685 6290 6895 7500
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 2946 3578 4246 4914 5582 6249 6917 7585 8253
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3421 4057 4694 5330 5967 6604 7240 7877
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3600 4273 4945 5617 6290 6962 7635 8307
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2802 3398 4030 4663 5295 5927 6559 7191 7823
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3053 3712 4407 5102 5797 6492 7186 7881 8576
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 1942 2318 2748 3179 3609 4039 4470 4900 5330
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2982 3600 4273 4945 5617 6290 6962 7635 8307
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3233 3914 4649 5384 6119 6855 7590 8325 9060
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3757 4461 5165 5868 6572 7276 7980 8684
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3936 4676 5416 6155 6895 7635 8374 9114
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3089 3735 4434 5133 5833 6532 7231 7930 8630
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3340 4048 4810 5573 6335 7097 7859 8621 9383
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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 449 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 : €28 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 157
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 157

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 610 1054 1498 1942 2318 2748 3179 3609
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 924 1610 2296 2982 3600 4273 4945 5617
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 987 1735 2484 3233 3914 4649 5384 6119
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 3757 4461 5165 5868
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 3936 4676 5416 6155
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 951 1664 2376 3089 3735 4434 5133 5833
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1014 1789 2565 3340 4048 4810 5573 6335
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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of $ 500 / € 449 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 : €28 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 157
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 157

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 884 1601
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1197 2157
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1260 2282
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1224 2210
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1287 2336
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1601 3035
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1915 3591
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1977 3717
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1942 3645
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2004 3770
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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 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 : €28 per week
single room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
double room : 20/06/2021 - 21/08/2021 : €28 per week
double room : 19/12/2021 - 25/12/2021 : €68 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 157
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 157

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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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
July 18 12 10
Aug 18 12 9
Sept 21 13 9
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