23 English Language Schools in San Francisco - Ranking 2023

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San Francisco Language School Ranking based on student ratings - 23 schools

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San Francisco ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in San Francisco


Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of San Francisco
95 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in San Francisco

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.2/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0

What our students said about San Francisco


Rating: 5/5

With no other city do I have such a deep and everlasting connection. The city and everything that goes with it is an absolute blast if you can afford the increased prices, if you can deal with poverty, drugs, homeless people and rubbish, and if you can accept the local transport runs on practically no timetable.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Francisco

EC English

excellent context, little time available (only one week) for a more in-depth judgment

4 July 2022
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews
FedericaEC English
EC English

super location, super people, relaxed atmosphere
I can only recommend it at the moment, although there is a big problem about a far too high payment in a friend's booking, where it is still unclear right now which party (school or residence) is asking for this unannounced extra payment.

6 April 2022
Course: General English 20 - 10 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews
EC English

The location.
Good weather to study.

18 September 2013
Course: General English 20 - 5 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews
Andres EC English
LSI - Language Studies International

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

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


Rating: 4.2

| 12 reviews
EC English

Good facility. Quality of teachers.

5 September 2012
Course: General English 24 - 1 week
Student age: 39 years


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

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: General 20 - 17 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.2

| 12 reviews

The staff are most professional and friendly!

10 October 2011
Course: Intensive English 16 hours - 3 weeks
Student age: 30 years


Rating: 4

| 39 reviews
Jose MariaGEOS

Meetings, the teachers, the School (buildings and locations)

13 August 2010
Course: Intensive English 16 hours - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4

| 39 reviews

Teachers and students are all ernest and cheerful.

25 May 2010
Course: Intensive English 16 hours - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years


Rating: 4

| 39 reviews
Kyosuke GEOS
Embassy English

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


Rating: 4

| 21 reviews

Information about San Francisco

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.

Key Facts about San Francisco

Population:   865,000
Elevation: 16 m. above sea level
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: California, San Francisco County
Currency: USD
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of USA in your country. List of embassies and consulates of USA on the official website - U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs.
High season: August
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 1,139 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 312 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

Weather in San Francisco

Climate Table
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Night-time Temperature
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Hours of Sunshine
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

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
San Francisco
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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, 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: 15 minutes drive to city center of San Francisco

Public transportation in San Francisco

Q&A - Questions and answers about San Francisco

  • For most of our partner schools in San Francisco, the standard English courses are held in the morning or in the afternoon. The timetable can vary according to your level. You always receive the schedule before your arrival or on your first day at school.
    Madly Simba, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 20, 2023

FAQ about courses in San Francisco

  • St Giles International has received the best overall rating in San Francisco.
  • EC English, located in 433 California street, 2nd Floor has been voted as the school with the best location in San Francisco.
  • Students rated the activity program at LSI - Language Studies 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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