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St Giles International , San Francisco, USA

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Top rated school facilities

St Giles International

The language school St Giles International was founded in San Francisco, USA in 1982. Located in the famous Market Street

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPNAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA

School Size:

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

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

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.

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 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 04.Jul.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 22.Nov.2018, 23.Nov.2018, 25.Dec.2018

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.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 21 days before the course is due to start.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 489 978 1467 1768 2210 2652 3094 3464 3897 4330 4956
Starting dates

Absolute beginners start on: 30.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018
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  - 15:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 406 812 1218 1440 1800 2160 2520 2760 3105 3450 4020
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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 316 850 1275 1512 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 30.Jul.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  - 13:00
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$ -- 1028 1542 1860 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
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  - 15:15
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$ 1543 2992 4344 5620 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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  - 13:00
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$ 1735 3470 5205 6940 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes sports and social activities, 2 full-day and 2 half-day excursions per week (including Alcatraz Prison, Six Flags Amusement Park, etc.).
Transfer from San Francisco International: USD 100.
Arrivals not taking place on sunday will have a supplement of USD 100.
Unaccompanied minors (under 13) must pay the UM fee of USD 100 per single journey. Price includes
Supervision 24/7 This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Cal State University-East Bay Pioneer Heights, 1901 Harder Road, 94542, San Francisco
Starting dates
2018: 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.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$ 1035 2070 3105 4140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
A placement exam is done to the student upon arrival to level his or her level of English and place the student in an adequate class. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Cal State University-East Bay Pioneer Heights, 1901 Harder Road, 94542, San Francisco
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.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 12
Price in US$ 316 632 948 1120 1400 1680 1960 2168 2439 2710 3144
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:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1220 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This program includes 12 lessons of General English and 8 of English for Tech, in which you'll learn technical vocabulary, discuss the impact of technology on society and practise giving presentations and pitches. You'll also attend excursions to Silicon Valley and local start-up companies.
Starting dates
2018: 09.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 978 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Addressed to non-native teachers of English.
Starting dates
2018: 16.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 2160 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 16.Jul.2018, 17.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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1440 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 30.Jul.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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by St Giles International , 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: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 82 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$ 310 620 930 1240 310 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 26.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 12 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 254 508 762 1016 254 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Twin rooms are just for students travelling together. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 26.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 12 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 723 1446 2169 1848 462 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, 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
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement in: 5 %
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2176 544 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 01.Jun.2018 - 30.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement in: 5 %

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Baseball 
    Dancing 
    Golf 
    Horse riding 
    Music 
    Sailing 
    Swimming 
    Yoga 
    Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
     Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

    Reviews

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    4.7/5.0 
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    3.7/5.0 
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    4.3/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.7/5.0 
    Value for money
    3.5/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
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    3.0/5.0 
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    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.
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