English Course in San Francisco for Adults

English course in San Francisco

The alternative City by the bay.

Information on the English School in San Francisco

The language centre here is located in the heart of San Francisco next to Market Street. The city revels in openness and freedom, and the vibrant colours, creativity and old architecture will whet your appetite for discovering more.

The school is conveniently located a short walk away from the waterfront, Union Square and an endless array of restaurants, bars and cafes. Although often eccentric and always charming, you can’t help but want to immerse yourself in the surrounding variety of cultures, sounds and people.  

The 15 modern classrooms surround a beautiful sun-drenched lounge and are equipped with interactive whiteboards, free wifi and space for individual study. There are 23 computer stations, vending machines, TVs and library facilities. Immerse yourself in this amazing destination and you will be on the road to discovering a truly mesmerizing city, as well as yourself.

You're on the right place!

Why book your language study travel with Full-immersion? Because with us you get:

What's included?

  • English course and materials
  • Accommodation (optional)
  • International welcome!
  • Support available every day
  • Certificate of frequency and level


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Choose your English course in San Francisco

General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in San Francisco

20, 24, 26, 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in San Francisco and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in San Francisco

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - 1 lesson = 60 minutes

[+] To make the most of your studying in San Francisco you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

English for Work in San Francisco

(20 General + 4 business) tot 24 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in San Francisco. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

Certify your study stay in San Francisco

What certificates can you get?

At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.

Are you also looking for accommodation?

Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation

Distance to School (approximately): - Room type:

[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more

Columbus - Residence (MINIMUM 4 WEEKS)

Distance to School (approximately): 10 - 12 minutes walking - Room type: Single Room

[+] A newly renovated historic residence, very close to the school, catering to international students and others seeking economical longer accommodations in San Francisco. While the building is over 100 years old, it has been updated with new bathrooms, a new shared kitchen, dining area and TV lounge. ... >> Read more

The Kenmore - Residence (MINIMUM 2 WEEKS)

Distance to School (approximately): 20 - 22 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, shared bathroom, half board - Twin room, shared bathroom, half board - Single room, private bathroom, half board

[+] A classic Victorian building in distinctive San Francisco style dating from the 1880’s, the Kenmore has been updated with modern comforts and security systems. Kenmore offers three types of rooms, twin room with a shared hall bath, a single private studio with a shared bathroom, and a private room ... >> Read more

Special Discount: -35 USD per week between 29/06-31/08

Host Family

Distance to School (approximately): 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Extra activities, learn while having fun!

What extra activities are available for the students in San Francisco

Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:

  • Pronunciation Classes;
  • Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
  • Sports, Walking and Hiking;
  • Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
  • Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Each week you'll find updates to events and activities being held on the school notice boards.

Why study English in San Francisco

Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!

San Francisco is a city within a city. It’s a blend of cultures, colours, sounds and cuisine and has become a universal symbol of freedom and open-mindedness. Its vibrant and eclectic character make it appealing to all visitors, and deserts, woodlands, beaches and mountains are all within a three hour drive, which is why some never choose to leave!

Whilst studying, you should take the time to seek out the stunningly natural diversity. It is a fascinating city, and a perfect destination for anyone. Rudyard Kipling once said that the only drawback to San Francisco is how hard it is to leave, and most would agree.

With sweeping vistas on every hill, shimmering beaches, year-round free events, concerts and cultural activities, and some of the best food, music and art in the States, it is easy to see why so many have been lured by the siren song of the San Fran Bay. One of the most visually stunning cities on earth, the city has also topped rankings of the happiest, healthiest and fittest cities in America.

Statistics, some interesting numbers


Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

  • OTHER25 % 25 %
  • BRAZILIAN18 % 18 %
  • KOREAN15 % 15 %
  • JAPANESE13 % 13 %
  • SAUDI ARABIAN6 % 6 %
  • TAIWANESE6 % 6 %
  • FRENCH6 % 6 %
  • THAI5 % 5 %
  • TURKISH4 % 4 %
  • SWISS4% 4%

Age groups

If you are a student aged between 16 and 18 and are seriously interested in our courses, we may accept your enrollment by evaluating your motivation. In this case, you will need to stay with an authorized guardian or with a host family in a single room with half-board (or in a twin room if you are traveling with a peer of the same sex). A signed consent form is also required, and you must arrange round-trip airport transfers if your arrival and departure are scheduled between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. For more details or to discuss your specific situation, please do not hesitate to contact us: we are here to help you find the best solution for your study experience.

  • 16-171 % 1 %
  • 18-29
87 % 87 %
  • 30+ 40+ 50+12% 12%

Structure and timetable of English course in San Francisco

First day in San Francisco

The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.

Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in San Francisco students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about San Francisco, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in San Francisco, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Welcome Event On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.


As of your second day, you will start with regular classes. You can choose the "morning" timetable (green border - your level has to be at least Elementary) or the standard timetable (black border). With the standard timetable, you will have alternating free time – one day in the afternoon and the next day in the morning (Double Banking).

Useful information about San Francisco

Not to be missed!

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Chinatown
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • City views from Coit Tower
  • Ride a cable car
  • Explore the districts on foot
  • Shop at Union Square
  • Walk along Ocean Beach
  • Try Sourdough French Bread

How to get around San Francisco

The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. 
Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.

Cost of living, some examples

  • Big Mac $3.75
  • Sandwich $3.50
  • Can od Coca Cola $1.00
  • Coffee in a cafe $2.00
  • 1 litre of milk $1.00
  • 2 litres of water $1.50
  • Loaf of bread $2.00
  • 2 course meal in average restaurant $20.00
  • A mobile SIM card $29
  • Cinema $10-$15

Visas and travel documents

What requirements are there to study in San Francisco

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO, if your country is on THIS list, and you are taking a General English group course (20 lessons/week) for less than 90 days, you must get your ESTA online HERE.
  • Student Visa (F1): Generally required for courses exceeding 90 days or for special cases. For short courses, apply for ESTA online if your country is on the list.
General guidelines* for when an F1 Student Visa is required:
  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don't have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds ($3500 per month of stay) to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the I-20 (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.
*Refer to the U.S. Embassy for official detailed procedures.

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