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St Giles International , San Francisco, USA

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St Giles International

The language school St Giles International was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1982. Located in the famous Market Street, close to Chinatown and Union Square and surrounded by shops, cafés and restaurants.

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPNAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

22

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 has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50-70 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 125

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
  • 12 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):

4
3
3
8
3
18
11
19
7

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is San Francisco International Airport.

San Francisco International Airport:
105 US$ pick up
210 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

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.

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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San Francisco (students from all schools in San Francisco)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Nightlife

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Interesing things to do

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Public transport

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Climate

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Affordability

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Shopping

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Safety

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Students liked about St Giles International , San Francisco
Environment friendly
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The home stay is an excellent solution to learn English
Some teachers were very good, young and dynamic, we learn a lot.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
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
3.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
I love the teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about St Giles International , San Francisco

  • English courses at St Giles International start at 237 US$ for International Semester Course 22 - Afternoon course with 22 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General English plus English for Art and Design 20
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from San Francisco International Airport (105 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at St Giles International varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 15) to 15 students (English for Coders - Day Camp)
  • 100% of teachers at St Giles International hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at St Giles International comes from Switzerland with a 19% representation, followed by students from Japan (18%) and Korea (11%).
  • St Giles International offers courses from 10 years (English for Coders - Day Camp, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 20 for the rest of the year.

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