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.
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Choose your English course in San Francisco
General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in San Francisco
[+] 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
English for Work in San Francisco for Adults
[+] 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
One to One Lessons in San Francisco
[+] 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
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in San Francisco
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> 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?
Monastery - Residence
[+] Originally a Buddhist Monastery, the School’s San Francisco’s newly renovated residence (opened July 2013), The Monastery, offers students a unique opportunity to live with American graduate students in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for young professionals. Located in the heart of Sa ... >> Read more
Monroe - Residence
[+] A classic Victorian building constructed in 1906, The Monroe is located in a residential area called Pacific Heights on a quiet street with apartment buildings and homes, only minutes to the central business district by bus. Single and twin bedrooms are available with shared vintage bathrooms. Each ... >> Read more
[+] 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;
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%
Here the age groups at the English school in San Francisco:
- 18-29 88 % 88 %
- 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 the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about San Francisco
Not to be missed!
- Golden Gate Bridge
- 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