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 539 903 1267 1631 1924 2274 2624 2974 3324 3674 4023 4373
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 870 1490 2109 2728 3276 3882 4487 5092 5697 6302 6907 7512
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 936 1622 2307 2993 3607 4279 4950 5621 6292 6964 7635 8306
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 899 1546 2194 2842 3418 4052 4685 5319 5952 6586 7219 7852
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 965 1679 2392 3106 3749 4449 5148 5848 6548 7247 7947 8647
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 941 1631 2322 3012 3631 4307 4983 5659 6335 7011 7687 8363
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1178 2104 3031 3957 4813 5725 6638 7550 8462 9375 10287 11199
  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 643 1111 1579 2047 2444 2898 3352 3806 4260 4714 5167 5621 5768 6198 6628 7058 7488 7919 8349 8779 9209 9639 10070 9479
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 974 1698 2421 3144 3796 4506 5215 5924 6633 7342 8051 8760 9162 9847 10533 11218 11904 12589 13275 13960 14646 15331 16016 15681
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1040 1830 2619 3409 4127 4903 5678 6453 7228 8004 8779 9554 10022 10774 11526 12277 13029 13780 14532 15284 16035 16787 17539 17269
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1003 1754 2506 3258 3938 4676 5413 6151 6888 7626 8363 9100 9531 10244 10958 11672 12386 13100 13814 14527 15241 15955 16669 16362
Intensive with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1069 1887 2704 3522 4269 5073 5876 6680 7484 8287 9091 9895 10391 11171 11951 12731 13511 14291 15071 15851 16631 17411 18191 17950
Intensive with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1045 1839 2634 3428 4151 4931 5711 6491 7271 8051 8831 9611 10084 10840 11596 12353 13109 13866 14622 15378 16135 16891 17647 17383
Intensive with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1282 2312 3343 4373 5333 6349 7366 8382 9398 10415 11431 12447 13156 14149 15142 16135 17127 18120 19113 20106 21098 22091 23084 23055
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 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 237 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 : €30 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€124

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 € 234.

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 1745 2090 2473 2856 3239 3622 4004 4387 4770
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 2842 3442 4080 4718 5356 5995 6633 7271 7909
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3106 3773 4477 5182 5886 6590 7295 7999 8703
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2955 3584 4250 4917 5583 6250 6916 7583 8250
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3220 3915 4647 5380 6113 6846 7578 8311 9044
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3125 3796 4506 5215 5924 6633 7342 8051 8760
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4071 4978 5924 6869 7815 8760 9706 10651 11596
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL exam course without accommodation 2047 2444 2898 3352 3806 4260 4714 5167 5621
TOEFL exam course with host family, double room, halfboard 3144 3796 4506 5215 5924 6633 7342 8051 8760
TOEFL exam course with host family, single room, halfboard 3409 4127 4903 5678 6453 7228 8004 8779 9554
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 3258 3938 4676 5413 6151 6888 7626 8363 9100
TOEFL exam course with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 3522 4269 5073 5876 6680 7484 8287 9091 9895
TOEFL exam course with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3428 4151 4931 5711 6491 7271 8051 8831 9611
TOEFL exam course with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4373 5333 6349 7366 8382 9398 10415 11431 12447
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 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 237 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 : €30 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€124

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 € 234.

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 643 1111 1579 2047 2444 2898 3352 3806
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 974 1698 2421 3144 3796 4506 5215 5924
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1040 1830 2619 3409 4127 4903 5678 6453
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1003 1754 2506 3258 3938 4676 5413 6151
Business English with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1069 1887 2704 3522 4269 5073 5876 6680
Business English with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1045 1839 2634 3428 4151 4931 5711 6491
Business English with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1282 2312 3343 4373 5333 6349 7366 8382
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 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 237 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 : €30 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€124

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 € 234.

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 932 1688
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 1263 2274
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1329 2407
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 1291 2331
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 1357 2463
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1334 2416
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1570 2889
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1688 3201
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 2019 3787
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 2085 3919
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), double room, halfboard 2047 3844
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years old), single room, halfboard 2114 3976
One-to-one with residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2090 3929
One-to-one with residence, single room, bed & breakfast 2326 4402
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 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Surcharges host family (16-17 years old):   single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
single room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €72 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Info residence:  

Upon arrival, students have to pay a deposit of € 237 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 : €30 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 22/08/2020 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€124

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 € 234.

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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Apr 17 9 9
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
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Cathy, Valencia

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