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 486 815 1143 1471 1735 2051 2366 2681 2997 3312 3628 3943
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 785 1343 1901 2460 2954 3500 4045 4591 5137 5682 6228 6773
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 844 1462 2080 2699 3253 3858 4463 5068 5674 6279 6884 7489
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3103 3679 4254 4830 5405 5980 6556 7131
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3274 3883 4493 5102 5712 6321 6931 7540
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 810 1394 1978 2562 3082 3653 4224 4796 5367 5938 6509 7080
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 870 1514 2157 2801 3380 4011 4642 5273 5904 6535 7165 7796
  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 580 1002 1424 1846 2204 2613 3022 3432 3841 4250 4659 5068 5200 5588 5976 6364 6752 7140 7528 7916 8303 8691 9079 8546
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 879 1531 2183 2835 3423 4062 4702 5341 5980 6620 7259 7899 8261 8879 9497 10115 10733 11351 11969 12587 13205 13823 14441 14139
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 938 1650 2362 3074 3721 4420 5120 5819 6518 7217 7916 8615 9037 9714 10392 11070 11747 12425 13103 13780 14458 15136 15814 15571
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3572 4241 4911 5580 6249 6918 7587 8257 8649 9297 9944 10592 11240 11888 12536 13184 13832 14480 15127 14855
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 3743 4446 5149 5853 6556 7259 7962 8666 9092 9774 10456 11138 11820 12502 13184 13866 14548 15230 15912 15673
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 904 1582 2260 2937 3551 4216 4881 5546 6211 6876 7540 8205 8593 9237 9880 10524 11168 11811 12455 13099 13742 14386 15029 14752
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 964 1701 2439 3176 3849 4574 5299 6023 6748 7472 8197 8921 9369 10072 10776 11479 12182 12885 13589 14292 14995 15699 16402 16184
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 / € 427 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: € 150
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 150

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 1573 1884 2230 2575 2920 3265 3611 3956 4301
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2562 3103 3679 4254 4830 5405 5980 6556 7131
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 2801 3402 4037 4672 5307 5942 6577 7212 7847
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3253 3858 4463 5068 5674 6279 6884 7489
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3423 4062 4702 5341 5980 6620 7259 7899
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2664 3231 3832 4433 5034 5635 6236 6837 7438
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2903 3530 4190 4851 5512 6172 6833 7494 8154
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 1846 2204 2613 3022 3432 3841 4250 4659 5068
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2835 3423 4062 4702 5341 5980 6620 7259 7899
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3074 3721 4420 5120 5819 6518 7217 7916 8615
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 3572 4241 4911 5580 6249 6918 7587 8257
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 3743 4446 5149 5853 6556 7259 7962 8666
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2937 3551 4216 4881 5546 6211 6876 7540 8205
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3176 3849 4574 5299 6023 6748 7472 8197 8921
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 / € 427 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: € 150
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 150

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 580 1002 1424 1846 2204 2613 3022 3432
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 879 1531 2183 2835 3423 4062 4702 5341
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 938 1650 2362 3074 3721 4420 5120 5819
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 3572 4241 4911 5580
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 3743 4446 5149 5853
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 904 1582 2260 2937 3551 4216 4881 5546
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 964 1701 2439 3176 3849 4574 5299 6023
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 / € 427 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: € 150
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 150

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 840 1522
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1139 2051
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1198 2170
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1164 2102
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1224 2221
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1522 2886
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1820 3415
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1880 3534
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1846 3466
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1906 3585
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: € 150
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 150

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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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
Mar 16 9 8
Apr 17 9 9
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