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Converse International School of Languages, San Francisco, USA

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Rooftop terrace

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Converse International School of Languages

The language school Converse International School of Languages was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1972. CISL San Francisco specializes in a highly effective language learning experience for motivated students who want to achieve results quickly. Established in 1972, its modern facilities are located on two floors of an historic building in San Francisco's financial district across the street from the underground Montgomery metro station. The San Francisco Bay and the varied architecture of San Francisco can be seen from the rooftop terrace, where students may enjoy lunch, study, or have conversation in English with new friends.

The school address is: 605 Market Street, Suite 1400, 94115 - San Francisco (USA).

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 4
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 26 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

7
3
6
7
3
5
3
20
13
15
7
1
1
1

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 28.May.2018, 04.Jul.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 22.Nov.2018, 23.Nov.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 25
Price in US$ -- 1250 1188 1785 1696 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 4060 3857 4520 4294 5650 5368 6780 6441 13375 12707
Standard + afternoon elective: conversational English, business English or English for academic purposes.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 25
Price in US$ -- 950 903 1335 1269 1720 1634 2150 2043 2580 2451 3010 2860 3320 3154 4150 3943 4980 4731 9625 9144
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 300 285 450 428 600 570 750 713 900 855 1050 998 1200 1140 1350 1283 1500 1425 1800 1710
Options: English in Use, Business English or English for Academic Purposes.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 4300 4193 6450 6289 8600 8385 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes 4 half day excrusions, 1 full day excursion and 2 afternoon activities in the campus. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
UC Berkeley, San Francisco
Starting dates
2018: 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 3970 3772 -- -- -- -- --
6 weeks of Standard English classes + 6 or 8 weeks placement with local business.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 1520 1444 2130 2024 2780 2641 3475 3302 4170 3962 4865 4622 5440 5168 6120 5814 6800 6460 8160 7752
Accelerated course with personalized units of varying business and social topics.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 1820 1729 2580 2451 3380 3211 4225 4014 5070 4817 5915 5620 6640 6308 7470 7097 8300 7885 9960 9462
Global Success + afternoon elective: English in Use, Business English or English for Academic Purposes.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1720 1634 -- 2580 2451 -- -- -- -- --
The only possible strat date for the 4-week course is 02.07.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 24.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
185 US$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3735 3549 -- 4565 4337
Starting dates:
9-week course: 08.01.
11-week course: 05.03, 01.10.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
10.Mar.2018, 19.May.2018, 15.Dec.2018
Exam fee
350 US$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3735 3549 -- 4565 4337
Starting dates:
9-week course: 15.01.
11-week course: 05.03, 01.10.
Starting dates
2018: 15.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
17.Mar.2018, 19.May.2018, 15.Dec.2018
Exam fee
350 US$
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 125.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85.00 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 740 975 1200 -- 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 02.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 790 1065 1360 -- 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 02.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 1190 2380 3570 4760 686 400 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Students may purchase a towel and a washcloth at the front desk for $12.
Additional fees:
key deposit USD 25 (refundable),
end cleaning fee USD 25 (non-refundable).
Stays shorter than 30 nights include San Francisco city tax and are only available May 1 through September 30.
Price extra night:
170 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 462 924 1386 1848 462 300 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Additional fees:
key deposit USD 25 (refundable),
end cleaning fee USD 25 (non-refundable).
Stays shorter than 30 nights include San Francisco city tax and are only available May 1 through September 30.
Price extra night:
66 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
  • We guarantee you will be the only homestay guest of your nationality. For student residence accommodations, we can request that shared rooms are with students of a different native language but this cannot be guaranteed.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    San Francisco International Airport: for $90 US$ (one way); for $180 US$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Dancing 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

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