English Language Schools in San Francisco - Ranking 2022

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

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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.


How our students rated their experience in San Francisco


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Overall city attractiveness
94 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


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Rating: 4.7/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in San Francisco

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

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 - 10 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 2 reviews

I liked the environment so much. The staff is awesome, too.

20 June 2018
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
Student age: 37 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 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: General 20 - 12 weeks
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 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: General 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


Interesting information about San Francisco

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
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.
High season: August
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 636 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 315 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

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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

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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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