English school in San Francisco: Kaplan International - Berkeley (San Francisco)

Key points

  • Located near UC Berkeley, which allows students to attend open lectures
  • Renowned academic, captivating and open-minded city with a lively student vibe
  • Great nationality mix from all over the world
  • Wide activity choice and lively nightlife

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
S
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
China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc..

If you decide to learn English in Berkeley, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Kaplan Berkeley is located near the renowned UC Berkeley campus, in a vibrant student area full of bars, restaurants, museums and live music venues. You’ll learn the language in one of the 10 classrooms spread over four floors, and you’ll have access to other excellent facilities, such as the computer lab (with 15 computers), the library and self-study area and the student lounge. Wi-Fi is free of charge. The great nationality mix will allow you to make new friends from all over the world and to practise your English every day – take advantage of the school’s activity programme and dive into the American culture!

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • 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

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 506.- EUR
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
570 USD
990 USD
2
955 USD
1715 USD
3
1340 USD
2440 USD
4
1725 USD
3165 USD
6
2405 USD
4525 USD
4465 USD
8
3145 USD
5945 USD
5865 USD
12
4625 USD
8785 USD
8665 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 532.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
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.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
1020 USD
2
1015 USD
1775 USD
3
1430 USD
2530 USD
4
1845 USD
3285 USD
6
2615 USD
4735 USD
4675 USD
8
3425 USD
6225 USD
6145 USD
12
5045 USD
9205 USD
9085 USD
16
6425 USD
11945 USD
11785 USD
24
9305 USD
17545 USD
17305 USD
Extra week (24+)
380 USD
720 USD
710 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 603.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
12
5945 USD
10105 USD
9985 USD
16
7465 USD
12985 USD
12825 USD
24
10025 USD
18265 USD
18025 USD
Extra week (24+)
410 USD
750 USD
740 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Combined business course, 20+8 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 603.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Business (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Business (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEFL exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 532.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
1020 USD
2
1015 USD
1775 USD
3
1430 USD
2530 USD
4
1845 USD
3285 USD
6
2615 USD
4735 USD
4675 USD
8
3425 USD
6225 USD
6145 USD
12
5045 USD
9205 USD
9085 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEFL combined exam preparation course, 20+8 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week From 603.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

Read more
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
12
5945 USD
10105 USD
9985 USD
16
7465 USD
12985 USD
12825 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.89   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
93 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
90 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

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

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

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Host family
Get a taste of the American life by staying with a local family! If you’re planning to learn English at Kaplan Berkeley, this accommodation option is the perfect choice. You’ll be provided with a single or twin room with shared bathroom, and you’ll eat your breakfast and dinner with your host family, practising English in a warm environment! Free Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels are provided, but you should bring your own toiletries. Families usually live 45-60 minutes from the school via public transport and will help you plan your trip to school on your first day.

Berkeley City Dorms (Minimum stay: 5 weeks, ages 18 and over)
Located in various locations, these dorms offer single and twin rooms with shared bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are included, as well as Wi-Fi. The common kitchen, the study area, the dining room and the TV lounge will give you the chance to socialise with other students and speak English even outside of class. Common areas are cleaned every day, but you’ll be responsible for keeping your room clean and tidy. The laundry is coin operated. You’ll be less than a 5-minute walk from the school, and even less from the closest bars and restaurants.

Please note: Double room only available for students travelling together.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Berkeley City Dorms

General information

This hostel-style student dormitory is located in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. It is within a short walking distance of the school, a grocery store, the library, pharmacies, movie theatres, and many restaurants and cafes. Easy access to public transportation.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
5 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
7 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
1 minute
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 4:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Entry card (building)
Intercom and Buzz In
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Pots and pans, microwave, oven, stove top, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, blender, fridge, freezer
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Plastic cutlery and paper plates
Vending machine
Laundry
USD 2.00 per wash and dry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
44
~13 m2
Twin
32
~16 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Weekly
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

This renowned academic city has so much to offer! Learn English in Berkeley and take part in the school’s activities programme: you’ll discover all the best attractions while making new friends and fine-tuning your English skills. At Kaplan Berkeley, your week will be packed with exciting activities such as bowling, soccer/baseball/basketball games, movie nights, concerts and festivals. As any university city, Berkeley also offers a great nightlife! San Francisco is only a 25-minute ride away; on the weekend, visit Alcatraz with your new friends and try the tasty clam chowder! Other excursions may take you to the beautiful Yosemite Park, Wine Country and Lake Tahoe.

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Special offers
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of this special offer:

- Book 2 weeks or more of online courses and benefit from the same weekly price for both online and on-site courses
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- The enrolment fee and the high-season tuition supplement are waived
 
  Standard course Intensive course
USA USD 200 per week USD 275 per week
Canada CAD 200 per week CAD 275 per week

Valid for the following destinations:
Kaplan Berkeley (San Francisco)
Kaplan Boston
Kaplan Chicago
Kaplan LA Westwood
Kaplan New York
Kaplan Santa Barbara
Kaplan Seattle
Kaplan Toronto
Kaplan Vancouver

Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 30.09.2020 
- The online and the on-site courses must be booked at the same time but the courses don’t need to take place consecutively
- Minimum of 2 weeks of online lessons before beginning the on-site course
- The online lessons must start before 14.12.2020 and the on-site course must start in 2020, unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts

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

Published on 09.07.2020
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