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LSI - Language Studies International, San Francisco

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.012 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0
Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
915US$ 877US$
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EC English, San Francisco
|School Size:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.07 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
960US$ 960US$
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Tamwood Junior Summer Camp, San Francisco
Junior English & Activity Day Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3375US$ 3207US$
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Ardmore Language Schools, San Francisco
Junior Program Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
3900US$ 3803US$
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EF International Language Center, San Francisco
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1385€ 1385€
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Kaplan International English - Berkeley, San Francisco
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1065US$ 1065US$
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Kaplan International English - Downtown, San Francisco
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1085US$ 1085US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, San Francisco
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
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3140US$ 2983US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Francisco

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

Location and skilled teachers

11 September 2017
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Masami
Japan

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 12 reviews

Classes and teachers

4 May 2014
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Ann-christin
Germany

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

The location.
Good weather to study.

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

Andres
Uruguay

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 12 reviews

environment
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

Paula
Spain

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

Good facility. Quality of teachers.

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

Mika
Japan

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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

Catherine
France

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

Reliability
I was really satisfied

12 February 2012
Course: Semi Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Marco
Italia

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

The people, the atmosphere...

4 October 2011
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Marta
Espana

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 7 reviews

Lessons

19 September 2011
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Alejandro
Espana

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 12 reviews

Teachers and ambiance

20 July 2009
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Malou
Nederlands

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 12 reviews

teachers' skills

20 September 2008
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Pierrette
canadienne

Key Facts about San Francisco

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.

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: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 (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: 12 (rankings of universities in San Francisco)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 435 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 316 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

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

Weather in San Francisco

Climate Table
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Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40 °F45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
5.67.18.610.110.510.89.99.19.17.96.15.4
Water Temperature
50.9 °F51.8 °F53.06 °F54.32 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F58.28 °F59.54 °F60.26 °F59 °F55.4 °F52.16 °F
Rainfall
112mm97mm72mm36mm14mm4mm0mm1mm6mm27mm65mm104mm

Events in San FranciscoBest time to take a language course in San Francisco

May
Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers

31 May 2020This annual footrace starts near San Francisco Bay and the Embarcadero then runs through the city to the Great Highway, next to the Pacific and the breakers crashing on the beach -- hence the name.

June
North Beach Festival
North Beach Festival

20 June 2020 - 21 June 2020This festival in the neighbourhood of North Beach, San Francisco, claims to be the oldest street fair in the country. Two days of live music and other performances, an art and craft fair, street painting and even an animal blessing ceremony.

San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade

27 June 2020 - 28 June 2020San Francisco Pride presents the largest LGBT gathering in the U.S. The festivities last for two days and include concerts and performances on over 20 stages and venues in the city streets and a parade with more than 200 exhibitors and contingents.

October
Fleet Week
Fleet Week

04 October 2020 - 13 October 2020San Francisco is one of several cities where citizens can tour ships recently returned from overseas missions during Fleet Week. Participating military include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Navy. In San Francisco the event also includes a spectacular airshow.

What to do in San Francisco

Alcatraz
Alcatraz
Walt Disney Family Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Balmy Alley
Balmy Alley
Chinatown
Chinatown
Cable Cars
Cable Cars
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    FAQ about schools in San Francisco

  • Students rated the activity program at Stafford House International as the best.
  • LSI - Language Studies 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.
  • EC English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Standard Homestay' at St Giles International is the best rated accommodation in San Francisco.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in San Francisco is 97.93. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated San Francisco with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In San Francisco electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in San Francisco is San Francisco International (17.8 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for San Francisco.
  • In San Francisco the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group.

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