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 2022

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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 575 966 1357 1749 2066 2442 2818 3195 3571 3948 4324 4700
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 932 1600 2269 2937 3532 4185 4839 5493 6146 6800 7454 8108
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1001 1739 2477 3215 3878 4601 5324 6047 6770 7493 8216 8940
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 961 1660 2358 3056 3680 4364 5047 5730 6414 7097 7781 8464
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1031 1798 2566 3333 4027 4780 5532 6285 7038 7791 8543 9296
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 3829 4542 5255 5968 6681 7394 8108 8821
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 4002 4750 5498 6245 6993 7741 8489 9237
  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 684 1184 1684 2184 2610 3096 3581 4066 4552 5037 5522 6008 6171 6632 7092 7553 8013 8474 8935 9395 9856 10316 10777 9811
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1040 1818 2596 3373 4076 4839 5602 6364 7127 7890 8652 9415 9856 10594 11332 12069 12807 13545 14283 15021 15759 16497 17235 16546
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1110 1957 2804 3650 4423 5255 6087 6919 7751 8583 9415 10247 10757 11564 12372 13179 13986 14793 15600 16408 17215 18022 18829 18210
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1070 1877 2685 3492 4225 5017 5810 6602 7394 8187 8979 9772 10242 11010 11777 12545 13312 14080 14848 15615 16383 17151 17918 17260
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1140 2016 2893 3769 4572 5433 6295 7157 8018 8880 9742 10604 11143 11980 12817 13654 14491 15328 16165 17002 17839 18676 19513 18924
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 4373 5196 6018 6840 7662 8484 9306 10128 10628 11426 12223 13020 13818 14615 15412 16210 17007 17804 18602 17973
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 4547 5404 6260 7117 7974 8831 9687 10544 11079 11911 12743 13575 14407 15239 16071 16903 17735 18567 19399 18805
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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 179
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 179

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 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

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 2022

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 1868 2239 2650 3061 3472 3883 4294 4705 5116
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 3056 3705 4393 5082 5770 6458 7147 7835 8524
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3333 4052 4809 5567 6325 7082 7840 8598 9356
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3175 3853 4572 5290 6008 6726 7444 8162 8880
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3452 4200 4988 5775 6562 7350 8137 8925 9712
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 4002 4750 5498 6245 6993 7741 8489 9237
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 4175 4958 5740 6523 7305 8088 8870 9653
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 2184 2610 3096 3581 4066 4552 5037 5522 5711
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 3373 4076 4839 5602 6364 7127 7890 8652 9118
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3650 4423 5255 6087 6919 7751 8583 9415 9950
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3492 4225 5017 5810 6602 7394 8187 8979 9474
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3769 4572 5433 6295 7157 8018 8880 9742 10306
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, no meals 4373 5196 6018 6840 7662 8484 9306 9831
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, no meals 4547 5404 6260 7117 7974 8831 9687 10247
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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 179
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 179

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 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

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 2022

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 684 1184 1684 2184 2610 3096 3581 4066
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1040 1818 2596 3373 4076 4839 5602 6364
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1110 1957 2804 3650 4423 5255 6087 6919
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1070 1877 2685 3492 4225 5017 5810 6602
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1140 2016 2893 3769 4572 5433 6295 7157
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 4373 5196 6018 6840
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 4547 5404 6260 7117
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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 179
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 179

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 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

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 2022

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 976 1768
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1333 2402
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1402 2541
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1362 2462
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1432 2600
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1768 3353
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 2125 3987
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 2194 4126
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2155 4047
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2224 4185
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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 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 : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
double room : 19/06/2022 - 27/08/2022 : €31 per week
Special dietary needs: € 50 per week
Transfer:   Airport transfer upon arrival at San Francisco Airport: € 179
Airport transfer upon arrival at Oakland Airport: € 179

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 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 17/01/2022, 30/05/2022, 20/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 05/09/2022, 24/11/2022, 25/11/2022, and from 26/12/2022 until 02/01/2023.

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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