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EC English, San Francisco, USA

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Right in the centre of Downtown
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.7/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.3/5.0)
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are for 45 minutes shorter than in most schools.

EC English (EC)

  • EC English San Francisco is located in the vibrant city of San Francisco, California, USA. Housed in the heart of Downtown, just off Market Street and a short walk from Union Square, EC San Francisco offers students a fantastic opportunity to discover the beauty and attractions of this unique city. The school is surrounded by eateries, cafés, supermarkets, shopping malls and multiple attractions, ensuring that students have all they need to find comfort in the city within easy reach. Such attractions as the Dragons Gate, the Transamerica Pyramid, Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Ferry Building are all within walking distance of the school. Trips to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Park, in addition to the several beaches of the area, are ...
    easily accessible via the underground, only moments walk from the school's front doors. San Francisco International Airport is within a 20-minute taxi ride of the school, ensuring that all international arrivals and departures can be made with ease.

    The school's facilities offer everything adult students may need to reach their language goals, from a motivating and friendly environment. Facilities include an on-site cafeteria, a library, lounge area and WIFI throughout the premises. All classrooms are bright, spacious and equipped with electronic whiteboards, creating an optimal learning environment.

    EC San Francisco can assist with accommodation in various Homestay, Residence and Aparthotel facilities local to the school. Meal plans and double room facilities for students travelling together are also available.

    EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

    The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • EC English San Francisco is located in the vibrant city of San Francisco, California, USA. Housed in the heart of Downtown, just off Market Street and a short walk from Union Square, EC San Francisco offers students a fantastic opportunity to discover the beauty and attractions of this unique city. The school is surrounded by eateries, cafés, supermarkets, shopping malls and multiple attractions, ensuring that students have all they need to find comfort in the city within easy reach. Such attractions as the Dragons Gate, the Transamerica Pyramid, Chinatown, the San ...
    Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Ferry Building are all within walking distance of the school. Trips to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Park, in addition to the several beaches of the area, are easily accessible via the underground, only moments walk from the school's front doors. San Francisco International Airport is within a 20-minute taxi ride of the school, ensuring that all international arrivals and departures can be made with ease.

    The school's facilities offer everything adult students may need to reach their language goals, from a motivating and friendly environment. Facilities include an on-site cafeteria, a library, lounge area and WIFI throughout the premises. All classrooms are bright, spacious and equipped with electronic whiteboards, creating an optimal learning environment.

    EC San Francisco can assist with accommodation in various Homestay, Residence and Aparthotel facilities local to the school. Meal plans and double room facilities for students travelling together are also available.

    EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

    The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • The language school EC English was founded in San Francisco, USA in 2010.
  • Address: 433 California street, 2nd Floor, CA 94104 - San Francisco, USA (see on map)
  • Tax registration ID: 27-0971682
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC San Francisco
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

23

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

9
4
20
14
19
4
5
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco International (SFO).

San Francisco International Airport:
140 US$ pick up
280 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 14 Feb. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 31 Mar. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 09 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 04 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 31 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 26 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 460 437 920 874 1380 1311 1840 1748 2300 2185 2760 2622 3220 3059 3680 3496 4600 4370 492 468 9545 9068
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 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: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 410 390 820 779 1230 1169 1640 1558 2050 1948 2460 2337 2870 2727 3280 3116 4100 3895 4680 4446 8970 8522
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 525 499 1050 998 1575 1497 2100 1995 2625 2494 3150 2993 3675 3492 4200 3990 5250 4988 5760 5472 11040 10488
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 580 551 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 4060 3857 4640 4408 5800 5510 6720 6384 12880 12236
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for USD 85 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9240 8778 13860 13167 18480 17556
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10200 9690 15300 14535 20400 19380
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 460 437 920 874 1380 1311 1840 1748 2300 2185 2760 2622 3220 3059 3680 3496 4140 3933 4600 4370 --
This course includes general English lessons and English for work lessons. These lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in an English-speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 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: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional fees:
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 3480 290 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3720 310 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 5000 6000 500 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 960 1440 1920 2400 2880 3360 3840 4800 5760 480 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 1240 1860 2480 3100 3720 4340 4960 6200 7440 620 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 790 1185 1580 1975 2370 2765 3160 3950 4740 395 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 1090 1635 2180 2725 3270 3815 4360 5450 6540 545 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
Special dietary supplement: USD 45 (per week).

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing1 km
Diving5 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf8 km
Horse riding25 km
Mountainbiking25 km
Music1 km
Sailing2 km
Skiing275 km
Squash1 km
Swimming 
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Other
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What students liked about EC English, San Francisco
Good facility. Quality of teachers.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Superior Student Residence
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I think the school offers the best studying environment. I recommend it.
Location and skilled teachers
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
The people, the atmosphere...
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0
The location.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Find accommodation near the school.
Other comments: Good weather to study.
Reliability
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
2.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Student Residence
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: A priceless experience!
Other comments: I was really satisfied

Brochures

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    FAQ about EC English, San Francisco

  • English courses at EC English start at 366 US$ for Academic Semester / Year course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from San Francisco International Airport (140 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi-Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Saudi Arabia with a 20% representation, followed by students from Korea (19%) and Japan (14%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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