2 weeks
General English Course
Accommodation (optional)
San Francisco

12 Best language schools in San Francisco (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in San Francisco? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in San Francisco for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Why San Francisco? San Francisco isthe financial capital of the Amercian West Coast. Quality of life is highly prioritized in this environmentally conscious city, ranked among the top five cleanest in the US. The Bay, which fits neatly between the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, is home to 14 small islands, including Alcatraz.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Francisco

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

The location.
Good weather to study.

18 September 2013
Course: General English - 5 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 12 reviews

The courses are designed to look after people who will be there long term.

11 December 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 12 weeks
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

Good facility. Quality of teachers.

5 September 2012
Course: Semi-Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 39 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 12 reviews

the city! wonderful city and great atmosphere with school, students and people from outside!
Great teacher who really help you to progress and many activities organized by school!

21 May 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 17 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 21 reviews

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
One week is too short. It should be at least two weeks.

26 April 2010
Course: Standard (GE1) - 1 week
Student age: 34 years


Key Facts about San Francisco

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in San Francisco was ranked 34 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 806,000

Elevation: 16 m. above sea level

Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)

Region: California, San Francisco County

Currency: USD

San Francisco quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (93 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 13 (rankings of universities in San Francisco)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 453 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 321 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:98* (2% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:103* (3% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index food only:107* (7% more expensive than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Map with location of English schools in San Francisco

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Public transportation in San Francisco

Weather in San Francisco

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What to do in San Francisco

Walt Disney Family Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Balmy Alley
Balmy Alley
Cable Cars
Cable Cars
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Arrival Airport

San Francisco International (SFO) - 17 km. from San Francisco city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 9,00 USD, 30 minutes.

Main stops: San Francisco Airport, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Colma, Daly City, Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th St. Mission, 16th St. Mission, Cicic Center/UN Plaza

Taxi: 90 US$, 15 minutes drive to city center of San Francisco

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International, Victoria International
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Australia: Sydney Kingsford Smith

    FAQ about schools in San Francisco

  • St Giles International has received the best overall rating in San Francisco.
  • St Giles International , located in 785 Market Street, Suite 300 has been voted as the school with the best location in San Francisco.
  • Students rated the activity program at Stafford House International as the best.
  • St Giles International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Standard Homestay' at St Giles International is the best rated accommodation in San Francisco.

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