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 503 842 1182 1521 1794 2120 2446 2772 3098 3425 3751 4077
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 811 1389 1966 2543 3054 3618 4183 4747 5311 5875 6439 7003
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 873 1512 2151 2790 3363 3989 4614 5240 5866 6492 7117 7743
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 838 1442 2045 2649 3187 3777 4368 4958 5549 6139 6730 7320
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 899 1565 2230 2896 3495 4147 4799 5452 6104 6756 7408 8060
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 877 1521 2164 2808 3385 4015 4645 5275 5906 6536 7166 7796
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1098 1962 2825 3689 4487 5337 6188 7038 7889 8739 9590 10440
  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 600 1036 1472 1909 2279 2702 3125 3548 3971 4394 4817 5240 5377 5778 6179 6580 6981 7382 7783 8184 8585 8986 9387 8836
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 908 1583 2257 2931 3539 4200 4861 5522 6183 6844 7505 8166 8541 9180 9819 10458 11097 11736 12375 13014 13653 14292 14931 14618
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 970 1706 2442 3178 3848 4570 5293 6016 6738 7461 8184 8907 9343 10044 10744 11445 12146 12846 13547 14248 14948 15649 16350 16098
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 935 1635 2336 3037 3671 4359 5046 5734 6421 7109 7796 8484 8885 9550 10215 10881 11546 12212 12877 13543 14208 14873 15539 15252
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 996 1759 2521 3284 3980 4729 5478 6227 6976 7726 8475 9224 9687 10414 11141 11868 12595 13322 14049 14776 15504 16231 16958 16733
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 974 1715 2455 3195 3870 4597 5324 6051 6778 7505 8232 8959 9400 10105 10810 11515 12220 12926 13631 14336 15041 15746 16451 16204
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1195 2155 3116 4077 4971 5919 6866 7814 8761 9709 10656 11604 12265 13190 14115 15041 15966 16892 17817 18743 19668 20593 21519 21492
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 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 221 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 : €28 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€116

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 € 218.

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 1627 1948 2305 2662 3019 3376 3733 4090 4447
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2649 3209 3804 4398 4993 5588 6183 6778 7373
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 2896 3517 4174 4830 5487 6144 6800 7457 8113
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2755 3341 3962 4584 5205 5826 6448 7069 7690
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3002 3649 4332 5015 5698 6382 7065 7748 8431
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2913 3539 4200 4861 5522 6183 6844 7505 8166
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3795 4641 5522 6404 7285 8166 9048 9929 10810
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 1909 2279 2702 3125 3548 3971 4394 4817 5240
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2931 3539 4200 4861 5522 6183 6844 7505 8166
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3178 3848 4570 5293 6016 6738 7461 8184 8907
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3037 3671 4359 5046 5734 6421 7109 7796 8484
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3284 3980 4729 5478 6227 6976 7726 8475 9224
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3195 3870 4597 5324 6051 6778 7505 8232 8959
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4077 4971 5919 6866 7814 8761 9709 10656 11604
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 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 221 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 : €28 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€116

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 € 218.

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 600 1036 1472 1909 2279 2702 3125 3548
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 908 1583 2257 2931 3539 4200 4861 5522
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 970 1706 2442 3178 3848 4570 5293 6016
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 935 1635 2336 3037 3671 4359 5046 5734
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 996 1759 2521 3284 3980 4729 5478 6227
Business English with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 974 1715 2455 3195 3870 4597 5324 6051
Business English with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1195 2155 3116 4077 4971 5919 6866 7814
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 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 221 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 : €28 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€116

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 € 218.

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 869 1574
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1177 2120
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1239 2244
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1204 2173
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1265 2296
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1243 2252
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1464 2693
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1574 2984
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1882 3530
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1944 3654
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1909 3583
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1970 3707
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1948 3663
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 2169 4103
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 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €67 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 221 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 : €28 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€116

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 € 218.

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.

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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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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
July 18 12 10
Aug 18 12 9
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Cathy, Valencia

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