Language course English in San Francisco

St. Giles Colleges

Learn English in San Francisco at our partner language institute, St. Giles. Found in the financial centre of San Francisco, St. Giles is close to a number of shops and restaurants.The enthusiastic, highly professional teachers and the unique teaching methods guarantee effective English study through a relaxed but hardworking atmosphere.

Key features of our partner English school in San Francisco:

  • Accredited by the British Council
  • 90 different nationalities
  • 19 modern, spacious classrooms
  • Intensive courses start each Monday
  • Computer room with free internet access and Skype use
  • WIFI access across the whole school
  • Student room
  • Library
  • Student orientation service
  • Multimedia centre
  • Language laboratory
  • Cafeteria
  • Host family accommodation with no more than 1 student of the same nationality
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

To complete your English course St. Giles organises a programme of 2 to 3 extra-curricular activities each week, example include:

  • Trips to Union Square, Chinatown, Alcatraz, Yosemite Park and Lake Tahoe
  • Cinema and theatre visits
  • Outings to nightclubs and festivals
  • Excursions to Los Angeles, Disneyland, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon 

Intensive 28

This course of  28 lessons per week consists of grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Small classes (maximum 12 students) guarantee that you will receive a high level of personal attention and maximum learning opportunities. In the morning you have 4 lessons and in the afternoon 2 lessons (except for Fridays). Minimum course length is one week.


The interactive teaching method engages you into the learning process so that you learn communication skills and develop confidence quickly. The school offers 6 different levels, so there will be a class which is just right for you.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
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 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive 28 without accommodation 615 1089 1563 1854 2282 2710 3138 3499 3919 4339 4758 4942 5342 5742 6142 6542 6942 7342 7742 8142 8543 8943 9343 9743 10143 10543 10943 11343 11743 12143 12543 12943 13343 13743 14144 14544
Intensive 28 with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 888 1546 2203 2677 3289 3901 4513 5057 5661 6264 6867 7235 7818 8402 8986 9569 10153 10737 11321 11904 12488 13072 13655 14239 14823 15407 15990 16574 17158 17741 18325 18909 19493 20076 20660 21244
Intensive 28 with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 927 1624 2321 2835 3486 4137 4788 5372 6015 6657 7300 7707 8330 8953 9576 10199 10822 11445 12068 12691 13314 13937 14560 15184 15807 16430 17053 17676 18299 18922 19545 20168 20791 21414 22037 22660
Intensive 28 with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2955 3636 4317 4998 5612 6285 6957 7630 8067 8720 9373 10026 10679 11332 11985 12638 13291 13944 14597 15250 15903 16556 17209 17862 18515 19168 19821 20474 21127 21781 22434 23087 23740
Intensive 28 with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3663 4521 5379 6238 7028 7878 8728 9578 10192 11022 11852 12682 13512 14342 15172 16002 16833 17663 18493 19323 20153 20983 21813 22643 23474 24304 25134 25964 26794 27624 28454 29284 30115
Intensive 28 with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 3116 3837 4559 5280 5934 6647 7360 8073 8550 9243 9937 10630 11323 12017 12710 13403 14097 14790 15483 16177 16870 17563 18257 18950 19643 20337 21030 21723 22417 23110 23803 24497 25190
Intensive 28 with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 3611 4456 5301 6146 6924 7760 8597 9434 10034 10851 11668 12485 13302 14119 14936 15753 16570 17387 18204 19021 19838 20655 21472 22289 23106 23923 24740 25557 26374 27191 28008 28825 29642
Intensive 28 with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1060 1890 2720 3367 4151 4935 5720 6436 7212 7988 8764 9303 10059 10816 11572 12328 13084 13840 14596 15352 16108 16864 17621 18377 19133 19889 20645 21401 22157 22913 23669 24426 25182 25938 26694 27450
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Intensive (in the morning)

This intensive morning course of  20 lessons per week consists of grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Small classes (maximum 12 students) guarantee that you will receive a high level of personal attention and maximum learning opportunities. The lessons are In the morning (from 9.00 - 13.00 hours) If you choose to take your lessons in the afternoon, this will be cheaper. Minimum course length is one week.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  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 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive (in the morning) without accommodation 535 928 1322 1539 1888 2238 2587 2817 3151 3486 3820 4042 4368 4693 5018 5343 5668 5993 6318 6643 6968 7294 7619 7944 8269 8594 8919 9244 9569 9895 10220 10545 10870 11195 11520 11845
Intensive (in the morning) with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 2801 3444 4086 4729 5252 5880 6508 7135 7651 8269 8887
Intensive (in the morning) with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 3296 4062 4829 5595 6241 6993 7744 8496 9135 9877 10619 11361 12103 12845 13587 14329 15071 15813 16555 17297 18039 18781 19523 20266 21008 21750 22492 23234 23976 24718 25460 26202 26944
Intensive (in the morning) with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2640 3242 3845 4447 4930 5517 6105 6692 7167 7745 8323
Intensive (in the morning) with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3348 4128 4907 5687 6346 7111 7875 8640 9292 10047 10802 11558 12313 13068 13823 14578 15333 16089 16844 17599 18354 19109 19864 20620 21375 22130 22885 23640 24396 25151 25906 26661 27416
Intensive (in the morning) with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 807 1384 1962 2363 2896 3429 3962 4375 4893 5411 5929 6335 6844 7353 7861 8370 8879 9388 9896 10405 10914 11423 11931 12440 12949 13458 13966 14475 14984 15493 16002 16510 17019 17528 18037 18545
Intensive (in the morning) with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 847 1463 2080 2520 3092 3665 4237 4690 5247 5805 6362 6807 7355 7904 8452 9000 9548 10096 10644 11192 11740 12288 12837 13385 13933 14481 15029 15577 16125 16673 17221 17770 18318 18866 19414 19962
Intensive (in the morning) with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 980 1729 2479 3052 3758 4463 5169 5754 6445 7135 7826 8404 9085 9766 10447 11128 11810 12491 13172 13853 14534 15215 15897 16578 17259 17940 18621 19302 19983 20665 21346 22027 22708 23389 24070 24752
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Intensive (in the afternoon)

This intensive afternoon course of  20 lessons per week consists of grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Small classes (maximum 12 students) guarantee that you will receive a high level of personal attention and maximum learning opportunities. The intensive course lessons are In the afternoon (from 14.00 - 17.50 hours). Minimum intensive course length is one week.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  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 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive (in the afternoon) without accommodation 447 754 1060 1228 1500 1771 2043 2240 2502 2764 3027 3188 3442 3696 3950 4204 4458 4711 4965 5219 5473 5727 5981 6235 6489 6743 6997 7251 7504 7758 8012 8266 8520 8774 9028 9282
Intensive (in the afternoon) with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 2490 3055 3620 4185 4675 5230 5786 6342 6796 7343 7890
Intensive (in the afternoon) with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 2985 3673 4362 5051 5664 6344 7023 7702 8280 8951 9622 10293 10964 11634 12305 12976 13647 14318 14989 15660 16330 17001 17672 18343 19014 19685 20355 21026 21697 22368 23039 23710 24381
Intensive (in the afternoon) with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2329 2853 3378 3903 4353 4868 5383 5899 6313 6820 7326
Intensive (in the afternoon) with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3037 3739 4441 5142 5769 6462 7154 7846 8438 9122 9806 10490 11173 11857 12541 13225 13909 14593 15277 15961 16645 17329 18013 18697 19381 20065 20749 21433 22117 22801 23485 24169 24853
Intensive (in the afternoon) with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 720 1210 1700 2051 2507 2962 3418 3798 4244 4690 5136 5481 5918 6356 6793 7231 7668 8106 8543 8981 9419 9856 10294 10731 11169 11606 12044 12481 12919 13357 13794 14232 14669 15107 15544 15982
Intensive (in the afternoon) with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 759 1289 1818 2209 2704 3198 3693 4113 4598 5083 5569 5953 6430 6907 7384 7860 8337 8814 9291 9768 10245 10722 11199 11676 12153 12629 13106 13583 14060 14537 15014 15491 15968 16445 16922 17398
Intensive (in the afternoon) with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 892 1555 2217 2741 3369 3997 4624 5177 5795 6414 7032 7549 8159 8769 9379 9989 10599 11209 11819 12429 13039 13649 14259 14869 15479 16089 16699 17309 17918 18528 19138 19748 20358 20968 21578 22188
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Business English

The business English course (20 lessons per week) is recommended for students who use English mainly in their professional lives. The business english course lessons cover the language skills needed in the work place such as negotiating, telephoning, presentations, writing reports, etc. Participants have to be at least 21 years old. Minimum stay of 1 week.

Minimum age is 21 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 5 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 993 1826 2620 3390 4203 5015
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1265 2282 3260 4214 5210 6206
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1305 2361 3378 4371 5407 6442
Business English with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 4491 5557 6622
Business English with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 5200 6442 7684
Business English with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 4652 5758 6864
Business English with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 5147 6376 7606
Business English with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1438 2627 3777 4903 6072 7240
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Minimum age for this course is 21 years and the minimum level is A1.

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exams are recognised throughout the world. The exams test your ability to communicate effectively and with confidence. You can take the official exam at the end of your Cambridge exam preparation course when you are well prepared to achieve you best result. You can do the Cambridge exam course for 8 up to 12 weeks, with 20 or 28 lessons per week. Please check carefully the correct starting date for your level and duration (or contact us in advance).

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2817 3151 3486 3820 4042
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 4375 4893 5411 5929 6335
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4690 5247 5805 6362 6807
Cambridge Exam with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 4930 5517 6105 6692 7167
Cambridge Exam with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 6346 7111 7875 8640 9292
Cambridge Exam with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 5252 5880 6508 7135 7651
Cambridge Exam with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 6241 6993 7744 8496 9135
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 5754 6445 7135 7826 8404
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 3499 3919 4339 4758 4942
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 5057 5661 6264 6867 7235
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 5372 6015 6657 7300 7707
Cambridge Exam with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 5612 6285 6957 7630 8067
Cambridge Exam with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 7028 7878 8728 9578 10192
Cambridge Exam with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 5934 6647 7360 8073 8550
Cambridge Exam with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 6924 7760 8597 9434 10034
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 6436 7212 7988 8764 9303
Starting dates:  

elementary : 02/01, 25/03, 15/04, 01/07, 16/09, 15/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

If you book a Cambridge exam course it might be necessary to book an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. Price for extra night on request.

The Cambridge courses have different starting dates and durations according to the level you wish to prepare for (FCE, CAE, CPE)

Starting dates per level:

  • 8 weeks: 01/07/2019 (CAE), 15/10/2019 (FCE/CAE/CPE)
  • 9 weeks: 15/04/2019 (all levels)
  • 10 weeks: 02/01/2019 (FCE & CPE)
  • 11 weeks: 02/01/2019 (CAE)
  • 12 weeks: 25/03/2019, 16/09/2019 (all levels)

Exam dates 2019:

  • FCE: 09/03/2019, 11/06/2019, 22/08/2019, 03/12/2019
  • CAE: 16/03/2019, 12/06/2019, 23/08/2019, 04/12/2019
  • CPE: 09/03/2019, 13/06/2019, 05/12/2019

Prices of the Cambridge exam courses do not include materials or the exam fee.

Course materials:  

ca. €122, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

€310, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

TOEFL exam

TOEFL = (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
This English proficiency test is recognised throughout the world by universities and businesses as a measure of English proficiency. It is also required by most U.S. colleges and universities for the admission of international students. In addition, many companies will accept your TOEFL score as proof of your English abilities. The exam training of 20 lessons per week is being helt during 6 weeks. The course consists of 20 lessons in groups with a maximum of 12 students.

The school will help you register to take the official TOEFL exam at the end of your 6 week course.

To read more about the TOEFL examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
TOEFL exam without accommodation 2238
TOEFL exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 3429
TOEFL exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3665
TOEFL exam with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3845
TOEFL exam with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4907
TOEFL exam with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 4086
TOEFL exam with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 4829
TOEFL exam with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4463
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 22/01, 11/03, 13/05, 15/07, 16/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Prices of the TOEFL course do not include the materials nor the exam fees.

With the TOEFL courses you might need to book an extra night or extra weeks of accommodation, due to the exam dates. Prices on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

€193, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Teacher course

The TEC (Teachers of English Course) is a teacher development course for non-native teachers of English who want to update their teaching methodologies, as well as improve their English. The course consists of 26 lessons per week. Participants develop and explore aspects of teaching methodology and techniques, and learn to assess and utilise a variety of teaching aids and resources. At the end of the course, all participants receive a certificate of attendance and a St. Giles Teachers of English Course Certificate.
The main elements of the course are:

  • Language development
  • Background to language learning and teaching
  • Different methodologies for teaching
  • Classroom management and practical teaching skills
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching aids and resources
  • Observation of experienced teachers

 

These courses are designed to be very flexible, and can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the participants. We can also arrange closed group courses for groups of teachers travelling together at any time of year.
Your level of English should be at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to take part.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teacher course without accommodation 1089
Teacher course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1546
Teacher course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1624
Teacher course with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1890
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 15/04, 28/05, 01/07, 12/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Commercial English

This course combines 20 lessons of General English with 8 group lessons in the afternoon dedicated to “English for Business”, which help students to improve their English and also develop specific English skills for a business environment, such as giving presentations, writing reports and compiling emails. Students can also add this course as a module on a long-term International Semester Course and can choose to prepare for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) during the course.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 1089 1563 1854 2282 2710 3138 3499
Commercial English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1546 2203 2677 3289 3901 4513 5057
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1624 2321 2835 3486 4137 4788 5372
Commercial English with usa residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2955 3636 4317 4998 5612
Commercial English with usa residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3663 4521 5379 6238 7028
Commercial English with kenmore residence, double room, halfboard 3116 3837 4559 5280 5934
Commercial English with kenmore residence, single room, halfboard 3611 4456 5301 6146 6924
Commercial English with executive host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1890 2720 3367 4151 4935 5720 6436
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

  • Surcharge for half board: The system calculates the surcharge for a single room (€ 79 per person per week) , if you book half board in a double room, the surcharge is € 66 per person per week; the invoice will reflect the correct price.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €10 per week
double room : 23/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €9 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €80 per week
Info executive host family:  

An executive host family room includes a private bathroom

Surcharges executive host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €59 per week
Info usa residence:  
  • A private bathroom in is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Accommodation in the USA residence requires a cleaning fee (one time € 24) and a refundable security deposit of € 328 on arrival
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Cleaning fees usa residence:  

€24, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharges usa residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €14 per week
Info kenmore residence:  
  • A private bathroom in the Kenmore residence is possible upon request (against a weekly surcharge).
  • Accommodation in the Kenmore residence has a minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • The minimum age for staying in this accommodation is 18 years
Surcharges kenmore residence:   single room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €22 per week
double room : 02/06/2019 - 28/09/2019 : €16 per week
Transfer:  

€99

The price mentioned above is for an airport transfer on arrival between 07.00 and 21.00 hours.

  • Outside these hours and on holidays the price of a transfer is € 122 p.p.
  • In case of delay there is a surcharge of € 29 per hour (to be paid whilst there).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about the city
  • access to e-learning online
  • Certificate of assistance

Text / grammar books are not included, the price depends on the language level.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019. Lessons start again on 30/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Host family

Learn English in San Francisco and stay with a real American host family in a single or double room. The host families usually live 10-40 minutes from the English school (by public transport). Host familiy accommodation in San Francisco includes either bed and breakfast or half board.

Executive host family

In an executive host family you stay in a single room with a private bathroom and you can choose between bed and breakfast or half board.

USA residence

The 'USA residence club´ is centrally located in downtown San Francisco. The language school is just a 15 minute walk away. The residence also serves as a hostel for tourists. The students from the school are staying on the upper floors.

The residents can use the launderette (charges apply) and there is free wifi available. All rooms have a fridge, microwave and television. ou will share the bathroom with your fellow residents. It is possible to book a room with a private bathroom by paying a supplement.You will stay in the residence on a bed& breakfast basis, but you can make use of the communal kitchen or eat in the cafeteria that belongs to the residence.

Kenmore residence

The Kenmore residence combines the services of a hotel with the conveniences of an apartment. The distance to the school is 15 minutes by bus. There is a 24-hour reception and a communal TV room, library, free wifi and residents can use the launderette (charges apply).

You can choose a single or twin room. You will share the bathroom with your fellow residents. It is possible to book a room with a private bathroom by paying a supplement. You will stay in this residence on a half board basis. There is no kitchen in the residence.

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4.1 / 5.0
Erg leuke school.
Janna
18 years
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4 weeks


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Erg leuke school. Goede sfeer. Aardige docenten. Ik heb weer een nieuwe uitdaging overleefd. Ik zou het zeker aanraden.


4.5 / 5.0
Hele leuke stad met gezellige sfeer.
Anonymous
19 years
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9 weeks


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Hele leuke stad met gezellige sfeer. School gelegen midden in de stad.


4.2 / 5.0
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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
Sept 21 13 9
Oct 20 12 8
Nov 17 11 6
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