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EC San Francisco

San Francisco is a colourful, creative city, revelling in freedom and openness.

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
General & Intensive English
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week / 15 hours) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week / 22.5 hours) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week /18 hours). This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of electives.

Reasons to take this course:

- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.

- You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.

- You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts.

Creative classes.

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing.

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support.

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials.

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

760 $ 722 $ for 2 weeks
English for Work
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Are you dreaming of an international career in a global workplace and clear conversations with future colleagues?

For those who want to succeed in today's global workplace, this intensive English for Work course develops the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career.

Every week you will take 30 lessons: 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of Business English.

Choose English for Work and improve your career prospects at home and abroad.

Reasons to take this course:

- You want to change career and improve your chance of getting a good job.

- You want to learn English for business-world success.

- You need English in your current job.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in the workplace. You will gain the means to express yourself effectively in English. So in future, whether you want to write a report or give a presentation, you can do so with confidence.

Business focus

Your 10 weekly Business English lessons will focus on areas such as:

- Negotiating contracts.

- Management and HR.

- Branding and promotional strategies.

- Project management.

- Company budgets.

- Business ethics and CSR.

Build workplace skills.

Develop many other workplace skills, from problem solving to preparing for an interview. In today’s world, understanding key professional issues and having the language to work with them effectively will give you a distinct advantage as you progress up the career ladder.

Develop your prospects.

By the end of your time with EC, important doors will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with a variety of business issues.

Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced.

970 $ 922 $ for 2 weeks
TOEFL Exam Preparation
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Reach your full potential with this powerful training in pure TOEFL exam technique. Exclusive to EC, the Higher Score® system is targeted to helping you achieve your best TOEFL score.

Whether you need TOEFL to enter university or for your career, make sure you get the best score by getting the best help.

Taking a TOEFL exam preparation course with EC is your essential first step towards success.

Reasons to take this course:

You want a career in an international environment

You want to gain a competitive advantage in your career path

You want an international certificate which proves your level of English

You want better opportunities for future employment

Level - Upper Intermediate to Advanced.

TOEFL specific.

Our teachers are fully trained in what is required to get a great score in the TOEFL exam. Your final result will reflect a thorough understanding of the TOEFL requirements, as well as a significant improvement in your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Reach your potential.

We will ensure your exam result reflects your true potential. This means understanding grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and the secrets of perfect pronunciation. You will also see your English improving from spending time in an English-speaking country

Perfect your technique.

Learn the exam skills you need to meet and surpass your required score. Using sample exam papers you will learn how to effectively answer questions so by the time you take the test, you will know the style of questions to expect and how to answer them.

The best support.

Your teachers will guide and monitor you to make sure that you progress at the correct rate to succeed in your exam. They will motivate and encourage you, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and develop personalised study plans for you.

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks

Courses 1 out of 3

General & Intensive English
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week / 15 hours) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week / 22.5 hours) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week /18 hours). This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of electives.

Reasons to take this course:

- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.

- You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.

- You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts.

Creative classes.

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing.

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support.

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials.

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

760 $ 722 $ for 2 weeks
English for Work
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Are you dreaming of an international career in a global workplace and clear conversations with future colleagues?

For those who want to succeed in today's global workplace, this intensive English for Work course develops the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career.

Every week you will take 30 lessons: 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of Business English.

Choose English for Work and improve your career prospects at home and abroad.

Reasons to take this course:

- You want to change career and improve your chance of getting a good job.

- You want to learn English for business-world success.

- You need English in your current job.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in the workplace. You will gain the means to express yourself effectively in English. So in future, whether you want to write a report or give a presentation, you can do so with confidence.

Business focus

Your 10 weekly Business English lessons will focus on areas such as:

- Negotiating contracts.

- Management and HR.

- Branding and promotional strategies.

- Project management.

- Company budgets.

- Business ethics and CSR.

Build workplace skills.

Develop many other workplace skills, from problem solving to preparing for an interview. In today’s world, understanding key professional issues and having the language to work with them effectively will give you a distinct advantage as you progress up the career ladder.

Develop your prospects.

By the end of your time with EC, important doors will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with a variety of business issues.

Level: Low Intermediate to Advanced.

970 $ 922 $ for 2 weeks
TOEFL Exam Preparation
  • From 16 years old
  • 15 students per class
  • Lesson 45 minutes

Reach your full potential with this powerful training in pure TOEFL exam technique. Exclusive to EC, the Higher Score® system is targeted to helping you achieve your best TOEFL score.

Whether you need TOEFL to enter university or for your career, make sure you get the best score by getting the best help.

Taking a TOEFL exam preparation course with EC is your essential first step towards success.

Reasons to take this course:

You want a career in an international environment

You want to gain a competitive advantage in your career path

You want an international certificate which proves your level of English

You want better opportunities for future employment

Level - Upper Intermediate to Advanced.

TOEFL specific.

Our teachers are fully trained in what is required to get a great score in the TOEFL exam. Your final result will reflect a thorough understanding of the TOEFL requirements, as well as a significant improvement in your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Reach your potential.

We will ensure your exam result reflects your true potential. This means understanding grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and the secrets of perfect pronunciation. You will also see your English improving from spending time in an English-speaking country

Perfect your technique.

Learn the exam skills you need to meet and surpass your required score. Using sample exam papers you will learn how to effectively answer questions so by the time you take the test, you will know the style of questions to expect and how to answer them.

The best support.

Your teachers will guide and monitor you to make sure that you progress at the correct rate to succeed in your exam. They will motivate and encourage you, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and develop personalised study plans for you.

Minimum course duration — 4 weeks

Housing 1 out of 7

Usually check in two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in your account.

do not book housing

Homestay with Francie Homestay with Francie
Homestay with Francie
  • From 18 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only

Francie works as lawyer/judge in San Francisco. Her location is in the Castro District, which makes it an easy commute to anywhere in the city. She generally hosts females only, but sometimes hosts males. She can host 18 and over, and breakfast only. She has a Labrador dog and a cat. No smokers.

Room

Food

600 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay Homestay
Homestay
  • From 16 years old
  • ~50 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only/half board

Staying with a local family is a great way to learn about American culture while you enjoy home comforts. You'll live like they live, eat what they eat and practise your English with them when you are at home.

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city of 800,000 inhabitants. People of many different ethnicities live in the Bay Area, and our host families reflect this diversity. Host families can include single people, couples, single-parent families, and families with multiple generations living in one home. Many of our host families are of Filipino descent, and their family-oriented culture means that they treat the students they host as part of their own family. All host families are English speaking and are eager to share the diversity of San Francisco with international visitors.

Most homes are single family or 2 family homes. The latter is usually two floors with one home on one floor and one on the other. Students are placed in a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser and closet. Some rooms have TVs and other amenities. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. Some San Francisco families do not have a washing machine in their home and use the services of a laundromat – this information will be included in the host family profile. In cases where families have a washing machine, students can use the laundry facilities although the number of washes per week remains at the discretion of each family.

Students who stay in homestay accommodation often feel their English improves quickly through talking with their homestay families every day. Homestays have a secure and friendly environment as well as being great value for money.

Most families are located in the residential areas outside of the city of San Francisco, such as Daly City, South San Francisco and Pacifica. Distance to school via public transportation is 45-60 minutes.

640 $ for 1 week 7 days
The Monastery The Monastery
The Monastery
  • From 18 years old
  • ~15 minutes by transport
  • No meals

Looking for independence while living with students from around the world? If so, then a Student Residence is the right choice for you. Make new friends while living within a 10-15 minute journey to school (via public transportation).

EC San Francisco’s newly renovated student residence offers you a unique opportunity to live with American graduate students in one of the city’s exciting neighborhoods. It is best known for its restaurants, art community, Dolores Park’s free outdoor “Movie Nights” and street festivals. The surrounding neighborhood, known as “The Mission”, is an authentic San Francisco experience full with live music, murals, bars, cafes and a vibrant nightlife. Located in the heart of San Francisco, you will be minutes away from many of the city’s best attractions including Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz and Union Square.

The residence has multiple kitchens, ensuite bathrooms, and a relaxing student lounge. The single room comes with a private bathroom, while the twin room is in bunk bed configuration (one bed directly below the other) with a bathroom inside the room.

990 $ for 1 week 7 days
The Monroe Residence Club The Monroe Residence Club
The Monroe Residence Club
  • From 16 years old
  • ~25 minutes walking
  • Half board

Located in the scenic tree-filled Pacific Heights, the friendly Monroe Residence is only seconds from the unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz. The Monroe is steps away from the bus stop and one block from the cable car line, which passes through Chinatown on the pleasant ten-minute trip to the downtown business and shopping districts.

A classic Victorian building constructed in 1906, The Monroe is an older style residence located in a residential area called Pacific Heights. On a quiet, street with apartment buildings and homes, The Monroe is only minutes to the central business district by bus. Single and twin bedrooms are available with shared, vintage, bathrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few rooms, and are located in the hallway. Each room is equipped with a desk, dresser, closet, WiFi and a television.

The Monroe Residence provides half board accommodation, meaning that breakfast and dinner are provided all week. KItchens are unavailable.

0 $ for 1 week 7 days
Homestay (Jo-Ann) Homestay (Jo-Ann)
Homestay (Jo-Ann)
  • From 16 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Half board

Living in a Jo-Ann family is a great opportunity to combine a homely atmosphere and practice your English everyday. Jo-Ann has already hosted students from more than 41 countries for 22 years. She has a cozy home in South San Francisco. This is a very good place to live with a view of the ocean and the mountains. You can easily take the train Bart, which is only 15 minutes from the house and which can take you to the city center. She likes to advise interesting places to visit, places that only locals know. And also you are waited by pleasant conversations behind a table during meal.

Students are provided with clean towels and bed linen, using an internet connection.

640 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay with Helen Homestay with Helen
Homestay with Helen
  • From 16 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Full board

Helen and Winston enjoy camping, hiking, and generally anything outdoors. They are avid conservationists. They have a daughter who is away for college, and comes home occasionally. They have two rooms for students, including one with a private bath. They also have a cat. They host male or female students, and they also have experience in hosting minors. They can do breakfast/lunch/dinner.

768 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay with Denise Homestay with Denise
Homestay with Denise
  • From 18 years old
  • ~60 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only

Denise is an artistic person, who is also an ESL teacher. She lives with her adult daughter who is a bakery chef at a popular San Francisco restaurant. The homestay location is lively since it right near the University of California, Berkeley. They can host both male or female. She can host 18 and over. They offer breakfast only.

600 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay with Francie Homestay with Francie
Homestay with Francie
  • From 18 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only

Francie works as lawyer/judge in San Francisco. Her location is in the Castro District, which makes it an easy commute to anywhere in the city. She generally hosts females only, but sometimes hosts males. She can host 18 and over, and breakfast only. She has a Labrador dog and a cat. No smokers.

Room

Food

600 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay Homestay
Homestay
  • From 16 years old
  • ~50 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only/half board

Staying with a local family is a great way to learn about American culture while you enjoy home comforts. You'll live like they live, eat what they eat and practise your English with them when you are at home.

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city of 800,000 inhabitants. People of many different ethnicities live in the Bay Area, and our host families reflect this diversity. Host families can include single people, couples, single-parent families, and families with multiple generations living in one home. Many of our host families are of Filipino descent, and their family-oriented culture means that they treat the students they host as part of their own family. All host families are English speaking and are eager to share the diversity of San Francisco with international visitors.

Most homes are single family or 2 family homes. The latter is usually two floors with one home on one floor and one on the other. Students are placed in a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser and closet. Some rooms have TVs and other amenities. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. Some San Francisco families do not have a washing machine in their home and use the services of a laundromat – this information will be included in the host family profile. In cases where families have a washing machine, students can use the laundry facilities although the number of washes per week remains at the discretion of each family.

Students who stay in homestay accommodation often feel their English improves quickly through talking with their homestay families every day. Homestays have a secure and friendly environment as well as being great value for money.

Most families are located in the residential areas outside of the city of San Francisco, such as Daly City, South San Francisco and Pacifica. Distance to school via public transportation is 45-60 minutes.

640 $ for 1 week 7 days
The Monastery The Monastery
The Monastery
  • From 18 years old
  • ~15 minutes by transport
  • No meals

Looking for independence while living with students from around the world? If so, then a Student Residence is the right choice for you. Make new friends while living within a 10-15 minute journey to school (via public transportation).

EC San Francisco’s newly renovated student residence offers you a unique opportunity to live with American graduate students in one of the city’s exciting neighborhoods. It is best known for its restaurants, art community, Dolores Park’s free outdoor “Movie Nights” and street festivals. The surrounding neighborhood, known as “The Mission”, is an authentic San Francisco experience full with live music, murals, bars, cafes and a vibrant nightlife. Located in the heart of San Francisco, you will be minutes away from many of the city’s best attractions including Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz and Union Square.

The residence has multiple kitchens, ensuite bathrooms, and a relaxing student lounge. The single room comes with a private bathroom, while the twin room is in bunk bed configuration (one bed directly below the other) with a bathroom inside the room.

990 $ for 1 week 7 days
The Monroe Residence Club The Monroe Residence Club
The Monroe Residence Club
  • From 16 years old
  • ~25 minutes walking
  • Half board

Located in the scenic tree-filled Pacific Heights, the friendly Monroe Residence is only seconds from the unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz. The Monroe is steps away from the bus stop and one block from the cable car line, which passes through Chinatown on the pleasant ten-minute trip to the downtown business and shopping districts.

A classic Victorian building constructed in 1906, The Monroe is an older style residence located in a residential area called Pacific Heights. On a quiet, street with apartment buildings and homes, The Monroe is only minutes to the central business district by bus. Single and twin bedrooms are available with shared, vintage, bathrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few rooms, and are located in the hallway. Each room is equipped with a desk, dresser, closet, WiFi and a television.

The Monroe Residence provides half board accommodation, meaning that breakfast and dinner are provided all week. KItchens are unavailable.

0 $ for 1 week 7 days
Homestay (Jo-Ann) Homestay (Jo-Ann)
Homestay (Jo-Ann)
  • From 16 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Half board

Living in a Jo-Ann family is a great opportunity to combine a homely atmosphere and practice your English everyday. Jo-Ann has already hosted students from more than 41 countries for 22 years. She has a cozy home in South San Francisco. This is a very good place to live with a view of the ocean and the mountains. You can easily take the train Bart, which is only 15 minutes from the house and which can take you to the city center. She likes to advise interesting places to visit, places that only locals know. And also you are waited by pleasant conversations behind a table during meal.

Students are provided with clean towels and bed linen, using an internet connection.

640 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay with Helen Homestay with Helen
Homestay with Helen
  • From 16 years old
  • ~30 minutes by transport
  • Full board

Helen and Winston enjoy camping, hiking, and generally anything outdoors. They are avid conservationists. They have a daughter who is away for college, and comes home occasionally. They have two rooms for students, including one with a private bath. They also have a cat. They host male or female students, and they also have experience in hosting minors. They can do breakfast/lunch/dinner.

768 $ for 2 weeks
Homestay with Denise Homestay with Denise
Homestay with Denise
  • From 18 years old
  • ~60 minutes by transport
  • Breakfast only

Denise is an artistic person, who is also an ESL teacher. She lives with her adult daughter who is a bakery chef at a popular San Francisco restaurant. The homestay location is lively since it right near the University of California, Berkeley. They can host both male or female. She can host 18 and over. They offer breakfast only.

600 $ for 2 weeks

Transfer

Not required

140 $

one way

185 $

one way

Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.

1482 $ for 2 weeks

Course

722 $

Housing

600 $

School's registration fee

160 $

You save when booking on Linguatrip

38 $

Total due now

1482 $

Since less than a month is left before the start of the course, the full cost of the course must be paid

Location

School address: 100 Montgomery, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

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4.8 out of 5

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The best thing about EC San Francisco is that there are many activities organized for students to enjoy the experience. The teachers are very friendly and San Francisco is a great city for non-stop enjoyment.

Spain

★★★★★

The best thing about EC San Francisco is that there are many activities organized for students to enjoy the experience. The teachers are very friendly and San Francisco is a great city for non-stop enjoyment.

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Housing

600 $

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160 $

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Deposit

1482 $

Since less than a month is left before the start of the course, the full cost of the course must be paid

1482 $ for 2 weeks