English school in San Francisco: EC

From 540.- USD
From 550.- USD
approx 478.- EUR
approx 487.- EUR
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Key points

  • Captivating and open-minded city
  • Great cultural diversity
  • Wide choice of accommodation options
  • Central location allowing for a large number of activities and excursions

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, etc..
ratings
73 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Captivating and open-minded city
  • Great cultural diversity
  • Wide choice of accommodation options
  • Central location allowing for a large number of activities and excursions

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, etc..
ratings
73 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in the city centre, in the shopping district, just a stone's throw from the magnificent San Francisco Bay! It occupies a modern building close to public transport and near various shops, restaurants and cafés in this dynamic and welcoming city. The course centre includes 15 well equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a student lounge where you can hang out with your fellow international students. The school also contains a library and 23 student computers, and Wi-Fi is free. There are plenty of public transport options right on the doorstep, so you can head off to see iconic San Francisco sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf in only 15-30 minutes!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 540.-
(about EUR 478.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
540
990
2
920
1730
2100
3
1300
2470
3025
4
1680
3210
3950
6
2440
4690
5800
8
3200
6170
7650
12
4480
8890
11110
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 580.-
(about EUR 513.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
580
1030
2
1000
1810
2180
3
1420
2590
3145
4
1840
3370
4110
6
2680
4930
6040
8
3520
6490
7970
12
4780
9190
11410
16
6320
12170
15130
24
8680
17410
21850
Extra week (24+)
355
715
900
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 645.-
(about EUR 571.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
645
1095
2
1130
1940
2310
3
1615
2785
3340
4
2100
3630
4370
6
3070
5320
6430
8
4040
7010
8490
12
5440
9850
12070
16
7200
13050
16010
24
9640
18370
22810
Extra week (24+)
395
755
940
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 645.-
(about EUR 571.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
645
1095
2
1130
1940
2310
3
1615
2785
3340
4
2100
3630
4370
6
3070
5320
6430
8
4040
7010
8490
12
5440
9850
12070
16
7200
13050
16010
Extra week (16+)
440
800
985
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 645.-
(about EUR 571.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English in the City)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
645
1095
2
1130
1940
2310
3
1615
2785
3340
4
2100
3630
4370
6
3070
5320
6430
8
4040
7010
8490
12
5440
9850
12070
16
7200
13050
16010
Extra week (16+)
440
800
985
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2100.-
(about EUR 1858.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 TOEFL)
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
4
2100
3630
4370
6
3070
5320
6430
8
4040
7010
8490
12
5440
9850
12070
Extra week (12+)
440
800
985
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 550.-
(about EUR 487.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, half board
1
550
980
2
940
1710
1820
3
1330
2440
2605
4
1720
3170
3390
6
2500
4630
4960
8
3280
6090
6530
12
4600
8770
9430
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 590.-
(about EUR 522.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-14:45 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, half board
1
590
1020
2
1020
1790
1900
3
1450
2560
2725
4
1880
3330
3550
6
2740
4870
5200
8
3600
6410
6850
12
4900
9070
9730
16
6480
12010
12890
24
8920
17170
18490
Extra week (24+)
365
705
760
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 655.-
(about EUR 579.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, half board
1
655
1085
2
1150
1920
2030
3
1645
2755
2920
4
2140
3590
3810
6
3130
5260
5590
8
4120
6930
7370
12
5560
9730
10390
16
7360
12890
13770
24
9880
18130
19450
Extra week (24+)
405
745
800
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 655.-
(about EUR 579.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, half board
1
655
1085
2
1150
1920
2030
3
1645
2755
2920
4
2140
3590
3810
6
3130
5260
5590
8
4120
6930
7370
12
5560
9730
10390
16
7360
12890
13770
Extra week (16+)
450
790
845
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 2140.-
(about EUR 1893.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 TOEFL)
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, half board
4
2140
3590
3810
6
3130
5260
5590
8
4120
6930
7370
12
5560
9730
10390
16
7360
12890
13770
Extra week (16+)
450
790
845
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 29.03 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 80 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 195 USD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (18.06-14.09.2018) 20 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) (The Monastery) 300 USD
Sending of I-20 form for visa (Express) 75 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (16.06-15.09.2018 Consult our online quote calculator)
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (The Columbus, single room) 400 USD
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (The Columbus, double room) 250 USD
Cleaning fee to be paid on site (The Columbus) 25 USD
Deposit (to be paid on site) (Keys, The Columbus) 25 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 140 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (22:00-07:00) 185 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Francisco

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 80 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 205 USD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (17.06-13.09.2019) 20 USD
Sending of I-20 form for visa (Express) 75 USD
Special diet (per week) (on request) 45 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (15.06-14.09.2019 Consult our online quote calculator)
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (The Columbus, single room) 400 USD
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (The Columbus, double room) 250 USD
Cleaning fee to be paid on site (The Columbus) 25 USD
Deposit (to be paid on site) (Keys, The Columbus) 25 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (San Francisco) (one-way) 140 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Francisco

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, half board (The Monroe)
Host family, double room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (The Columbus (Available from the 30.06.2018)(Minimum 4 weeks 01.10- 31.05))
Residence, double room, no meals (The Columbus (Available from the 30.06.2018)(Minimum 4 weeks 01.10 - 31.05))
Residence, single room, half board (The Monroe)
Host family, double room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (The Columbus (Minimum 4 weeks 01.10- 30.04))
Residence, double room, no meals (The Columbus (Minimum 4 weeks 01.10 - 30.04))

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

73 students gave their opinion about this school

17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
41 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, riscontrabili anche dal confronto tra il test d’ingresso e il test finale, il miglioramento più significativo è senz’altro quello relativo alla comprensione, oltre ad aver arricchito il vocabolario, migliorando la capacità di parlare. »
31 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
San Francisco ist eine vielfältige Stadt viel zu entdecken und die Sprachschule ist sehr gut . Top Erfahrung Sehr gute Sprachschule man fühlt sich nach kurzer Zeit wie zuhause . Der Sprachschulenleiter ist sehr nett und steht's hilfsbereit Sehr gute und nette Lehrer und die Schüler sind sympathisch Eine nette Unterkunft leider durch Strassenlärm oftmals sehr laut und die Sauberkeit der Waschräume und Toiletten lässt durch unaufmerksame Residenzbewohner oftmals zu wünschen übrig Diverses Angebote an Aktivitäten in San Francisco und in der Schule
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe durch ständiges reden in englisch und des guten Unterricht mein englisch in der kurzen Zeit gut gesteigert »
School highlights
« Kontaktfreudige Schüler und Personal die die Integration sehr erleichtert haben »
Top tips
« Die Zeit in der Schule und unter Freunden »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
San Francisco war ein sehr guter Ort für den Sprachufenthalt. Das einzige was ein bisschen gestört hat waren die vielen Obdachlosen in der Stadt. Die Schule war sehr gut und ich habe viel gelernt. Es hat viele gute Lehrer in der Schule und auch der Schulleiter war freundlich und sympathisch.
12 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe sicher Fortschritte gemacht. Ich hab mich viel mit anderen Studenten unterhalten und auch aktiv im Unterricht mitgemacht.Ich wurde selbstbewusster und lernte viele neue Wörter. »
School highlights
« Die vielen Aktivitäten der Schule. »
Top tips
« Die speziellen Feste der Stadt. Ich war dort als sie den st. patricks day feierten. »
43 years old - Germany
/ 5
Tolle Erfahrung Insgesamt sehr gut. Leider nicht für jeden erschwinglich als Selbstzahler. Ich fände es toll, wenn es Möglichkeiten der Bezuschussung gäbe, so dass eine solch tolle Erfahrung auch für Menschen möglich sein kann, die weniger Geld zur Verfügung haben. Toll organisiert Langer Weg, besonders, wenn man abends alleine heim fahren möchte. Verpflegung dafür sehr gut. Großmutter hat toll gekocht und auch Wünsche erfüllt. Ich bin sehr froh über diese Erfahrung und glaube ein Leben lang davon zu profitieren.
2 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, besonders im freien Sprechen »
School highlights
« Die globale Einstellung »
33 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
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37 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Eine einmalige Erfahrung! Die beste Sprachschule für mich, mit super gut vorbereiteten Lehrern.
2 weeks, May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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31 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« La scuola EC mi ha colpito per l'ottima preparazione degli insegnanti, che hanno saputo fornire un programma adatto sia alle mie esigenze di apprendimento che a quelle dei miei compagni di classe. Dopo due settimane penso di poter affermare con sicurezza di aver potuto perfezionare il mio inglese, arricchendo le conoscenze già in possesso. »
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« Ottima preparazione degli insegnanti. Ottima struttura per i corsi. Ottima posizione sia della scuola che del residence. »
35 years old - France
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2 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Adeline Zeni
Adeline Zeni
EC, San Francisco
Duration: 6 weeks

My two-month stay in San Francisco was an unforgettable experience! I didn’t expect to live such an adventure. EC is a very good school, lots of activities… I recommend living on campus! I made the most beautiful encounters and I spent wonderful moments thanks to the people I met on campus.

A big thanks to Amanda from ESL for her advice!

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Christelle P.
Christelle P.
EC, San Francisco
Duration: 7 weeks

My language stay at EC San Francisco was absolutely incredible and unforgettable.
With enriching and varied courses, the school gave me the chance to develop the English language with a more creative and familiar approach. The school team (admin and teachers) – always very helpful – is very competent and does its best to make students feel at home. With high-quality courses, EC helped me to improve pretty fast. Furthermore, thanks to my host family and the people I met (students and American citizens), the learning process became easier and faster: the more I spent time on it, the more I started “thinking” in English.
Despite my initial concerns, thanks to ESL and to my personal adviser, I was able to leave and I didn’t have any regret. I recommend this value-for-money experience to anyone who wants to improve his/her English skills, with a professional or school aim.
However, when you choose your destination, it is also important to consider your English level. In California, the American accent is pretty strong and faster than in the UK, which makes it a bit difficult for people who don’t speak a word of English. I highly recommend this experience; there are so many possible destinations and programmes! In a professional or holiday context, improving your English will always be useful!
Christelle

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Host family
Accommodation with one of the host families selected with care by our partner school in San Francisco is the ideal solution for full immersion in the American way of life! You'll be able to discover the American culture and share experiences with your hosts. All of the host families are situated 45-65 minutes from the school by public transport and offer accommodation in a single or double room (doubles available only for students travelling together). You'll be provided with half-board.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

Monroe standard residence (ages 18+) - minimum stay: 2 weeks
Stay in a beautiful Victorian building in the lovely Pacific Heights neighbourhood. The residence boasts single and twin rooms (which can be booked individually or by students travelling together), each of which is equipped with free Wi-Fi and bed linen, a TV, sink, desk, dresser and closet. Bathrooms are shared. This option comes with half-board, and other perks include 24/7 security, a games room, laundry facilities and a gorgeous fireplace, perfect for gathering around with your new friends when it’s chilly out. The school is a half hour’s walk away, or for a true San Francisco experience, take the cable car and be there in 20 minutes!

Columbus comfort residence (ages 18+)
Just a 10-minute walk from the school, this historic residence is centrally located between Chinatown, the Embarcadero waterfront and the Financial District. Single rooms come with regular or lofted single beds, while twin rooms have bunkbeds (twin rooms can be booked individually or by students travelling together). All feature free Wi-Fi and bed linen, a mini fridge, desk and dresser. Bathrooms are shared. Cook meals in the shared kitchen with your fellow residents, or hang out in the lounge. There are microwaves on each floor and vending machines in the building. Laundry facilities and 24/7 reception round out the great facilities!

Host family
Accommodation with one of the host families selected with care by our partner school in San Francisco is the ideal solution for full immersion in the American way of life! You'll be able to discover the American culture and share experiences with your hosts. All of the host families are situated 45-65 minutes from the school by public transport and offer accommodation in a single or double room (doubles available only for students travelling together). You'll be provided with half-board.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

Monroe standard residence (ages 18+) - minimum stay: 2 weeks
Stay in a beautiful Victorian building in the lovely Pacific Heights neighbourhood. The residence boasts single and twin rooms (which can be booked individually or by students travelling together), each of which is equipped with free Wi-Fi and bed linen, a TV, sink, desk, dresser and closet. Bathrooms are shared. This option comes with half-board, and other perks include 24/7 security, a games room, laundry facilities and a gorgeous fireplace, perfect for gathering around with your new friends when it’s chilly out. The school is a half hour’s walk away, or for a true San Francisco experience, take the cable car and be there in 20 minutes!

Columbus comfort residence (ages 18+)
Just a 10-minute walk from the school, this historic residence is centrally located between Chinatown, the Embarcadero waterfront and the Financial District. Single rooms come with regular or lofted single beds, while twin rooms have bunkbeds (twin rooms can be booked individually or by students travelling together). All feature free Wi-Fi and bed linen, a mini fridge, desk and dresser. Bathrooms are shared. Cook meals in the shared kitchen with your fellow residents, or hang out in the lounge. There are microwaves on each floor and vending machines in the building. Laundry facilities and 24/7 reception round out the great facilities!

NOTE: from 1st October to 30th April, the minimum stay is 4 weeks

Every week, our partner school in San Francisco prepares a programme of the most diverse activities. A visit to the mythical prison of Alcatraz, walks in the city centre, kayaking in the bay, or even sport in Golden Gate Park are amongst the possibilities in this multicultural city. Shopping fans will be able to treat themselves in Union Square. For a bit of relaxation there’s nothing like a bikeride along the waterfront or relaxing in a café in historic North Beach. In the evenings, you will be able to dine with the other students in the Pier 39 district, famous for its restaurants and bars, or go to listen to a concert in the Golden Gate Park. Excursions will also be proposed to Lake Tahoe in the winter or to Yosemite National Park, to Santa Cruz, the Napa Valley wine region, and to Los Angeles.

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your English course

Save on your English course

Students from Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania can book a course at our EC English partner school and take advantage of this exceptional offer:

- Get 20% discount on tuition

Valid for the following destinations:

England
Brighton
Bristol
Cambridge
Manchester
London Euston
London 30+

USA
Boston
Miami
New York
New York 30+
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Monica
Washington

Malta
St Julians

South Africa
Cape Town

Canada
Vancouver
Toronto
Montreal (French and English)

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2018 and taking place in 2018
- Offer excludes courses One-to-One, English Plus, Mini Group and Internship

Published on 22.11.2017
 
Save on the price of your accommodation in the USA and Canada

Save on the price of your accommodation in the USA and Canada

Book a course at one of our EC partner schools in the USA or Canada and take advantage of the following offers:

USA 
- Get a 10% discount on a homestay (single room, half board) in Boston for stays of a minimum of 2 weeks
- Get a 15% discount on the North End shared apartments or East Boston  in Boston
- Get a 20% discount on the The Loft residence in Miami
- Get a 10% discount on the New Yorker residence (single) and the Brooklyn Co Living residence in New York for stays of a minimum of 2 weeks

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before:
  • Boston homestay: 30.11.2018
  • Boston North End apartments or East Boston: 28.12.2018
  • Miami: 30.11.2018
  • New York: 30.11.2018
- The stay must take place between:
  • Boston homestay: 29.09.2018 - 15.12.2018
  • Boston North End apartments or East Boston: 03.11.2018 - 02.02.2019
  • Miami: 29.09.2018 - 30.11.2018
  • New York: 03.11.2018 - 05.01.2019


Canada
- Get a 10% discount on a homestay (single room, half board) in Montreal (French or English) for stays of a minimum of 4 weeks
- Get a 15% discount on La Marq residence in Montreal (French or English) and at the APT Living residence in Vancouver for stays of a minimum of 2 weeks 
- Get a 12% discount at the Parkside residence in Toronto for stays of a minimum of 2 weeks 

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before:

  • Montreal homestay: 30.11.2018
  • Montreal La Marq: 30.11.2018
  • Vancouver: 30.11.2018
  • Toronto: 30.03.2019


- The stay must take place between:

  • Montreal homestay: 29.09.2018 - 15.12.2018
  • Montreal La Marq: 29.09.2018 - 30.03.2019
  • Vancouver: 27.10.2018 - 19.01.2019
  • Toronto: 03.11.2018 - 13.04.2019

 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 10.10.2018

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