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Embassy English, San Francisco, USA

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Embassy English

The language school Embassy English was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1992. The San Francisco center is located at Pier 39 Fisherman's Wharf, an historic and iconic touristic area of San Francisco. It is a safe and secure area with views of San Francisco Bay and famous Alcatraz Island.

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET NAFSASEVPEnglish USA

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Table tennis

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for blind students

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
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 US$ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 90

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

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

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

10
10
10
5
15
15
5
5
5
5

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco international.

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

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 27.May.2019, 04.Jul.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Nov.2019 - 29.Nov.2019 - 25.Dec.2019, 25.Dec.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

English Courses

Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Visa waiver up to 12 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Visa waiver up to 12 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
16 English lessons from Monday to Thursday + optional Friday activities "Bring English to Life" (designed to help you interact with locals) or enjoy long weekends to explore the USA.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
General course schedule
3-4 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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Intensive business English program that is for all levels and can accept ESTA visa waiver students. It is a core business class for Standard or Intensive bookings.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
General course schedule
5-6 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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Visa waiver up to 12 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
200 US$
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Note: All courses offered by Embassy English, San Francisco can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
Comments about courses:Course add on:
One-to-One package 5 lessons: USD 325.
One-to-One package 10 lessons: USD 600.
English in Action - 4 weeks: USD 700.
English in Action - 8 weeks: USD 900.
Study care insurance (minimum 2 weeks): USD 96 (per week).

Accommodation

Supplements:
Winter supplement from 22 December to 4 January of USD 98.
Special dietary supplememt: USD 28.
Price extra night:
46 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 16.Jun.2019 - 25.Aug.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 42 US$
Winter supplement from 22 December to 4 January of USD 98.
Special dietary supplememt: USD 28. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 16.Jun.2019 - 25.Aug.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 42 US$
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 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
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet3 km
Basketball1 km
Dancing2 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf3 km
Music3 km
Sailing1 km
Skiing150 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis3 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
3.9/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.9/5.0 
Value for money
3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.2/5.0 
Other
3.5/5.0 
Students liked about Embassy English, San Francisco
Quality of teaching, atmosphere.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Guest Room
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: contact the host family in advance to communicate the arrival details. As a matter of course.
Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
The ability to teach with fun
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Impossible to feel alone, it makes friends with everybody and you feel like a big family!
The classmates
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
My partners
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To speak in english

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