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Rating: 4.2

4.212 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
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Rating: 3.9

3.9
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Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, close to all public transportation and close to the University of California as well as being only 25 minutes away from the attractions... More

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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915US$ 877US$
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Rating: 4.1

4.17 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.3

4.3
Leisure program
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Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

Situated in the heart of Downtown, just off Market Street and a short walk to Union Square. Classrooms surround a large sun-filled lounge, where students can relax and meet their classmates... More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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960US$ 960US$
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General English - Classic - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3650US$ 3559US$
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Located on the modern campus of San Jose State University, close to the city, with great recreational facilities such as sport fields, auditorium, pool and more. More

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Junior English & Activity Day Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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3375US$ 3207US$
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Founded in 1866, the University of California, Berkeley is one of the USA’s top ranking Universities and is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area. The historic central campus is... More

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Junior Program Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
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Includes accommodation -
3900US$ 3803US$
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School currently open
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School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training)

Situated in the heart of the city, on a historic car line. Shops, cafes, Union Square, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf are all within walking distance - perfect location to explore the city. More

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Includes accommodation -
1385€ 1385€
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is situated in a busy area of Berkeley. Transportation is, by no means, a problem which makes it easy for students to go around and experience the sights and sounds of San... More

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1065US$ 1065US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training)

The language school is situated in the Union Square area and is near the Museum of Modern Art and Macy's. Students can also visit other attractions due to the accessibility to bus, light... More

Course Categories (11)Accommodation (2)Facilities (6)
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1085US$ 1085US$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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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

4.1 | 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

4.2 | 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

4.1 | 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

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

Catherine
France

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.

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: 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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5.67.18.610.110.510.89.99.19.17.96.15.4
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50.9 °F51.8 °F53.06 °F54.32 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F58.28 °F59.54 °F60.26 °F59 °F55.4 °F52.16 °F
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112mm97mm72mm36mm14mm4mm0mm1mm6mm27mm65mm104mm

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

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.

February
Chinese New Year Parade & Festival
Chinese New Year Parade & Festival

February 2021The oldest and biggest celebration of the lunar new year in North America. The festivities last for two weeks and include a parade, lion dances, concerts and performances both traditional and modern, craft workshops, exhibits and more.

April
San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 2021One of America's longest running film festivals. Aside from the screenings of new projects and achievement awards, the San Francisco Film Festival is known for its music and film presentations where contemporary musicians perform original scores to films from the silent era.

May
Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers

May 2021This 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

June 2021This 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

June 2021San 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.

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 EC English as the best.
  • LSI - Language Studies International has received the best overall rating in San Francisco.
  • EC English, located in 100 Montgomery Street,18th Floor has been voted as the school with the best location in San Francisco.
  • EC English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at LSI - Language Studies 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, Business One-to-One.

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