Language course English in San Francisco


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.


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. The skills that are offered may differ every week.

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.

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.

During the course you will follow 20 lessons per week and learn verbal skills and test-taking strategies focusing on improving your academic English skills. You will also follow 8 specific skills lessons per week focussed on TOEFL exam preparation.


Minimum age is 16 years.

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.

Minimum age is 16 years.


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.

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. Most 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.


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.

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4.4 / 5.0
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4.2 / 5.0
Just a wonderful experience.
25 years

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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
45 years

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