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San Francisco is a colourful, creative city, revelling in freedom and openness.
EC San Francisco is a contemporary space, situated in the heart of the city centre, just off Market Street and a short walk to Union Square. Classrooms surround a large sun-filled lounge, where students can relax and meet their classmates from all over the world.
12 internet connected computers
Free wireless internet access throughout
Self study room for all EC San Francisco students
Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
Social and cultural programme
University Admissions Service
Examination centre on site
Public holidays on a weekday
01 Jan, 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 19 Apr, 31 May, 05 Jul, 06 Sep, 11 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
On the General English course, you attend a core of 20 lessons per week, which will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. Your confidence will improve as teachers train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.
Studying abroad will also give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.
Lessons per week: 20 (15 hours), 30 (22.5 hours). 20 lessons of General English + 10 Special Focus lessons.
Course duration: 24 weeks minimum
This course is made up of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week including the General English classes. It also allows you to personalise your course by taking 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
I don't need housing
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.
Located in the scenic tree-filled Pacific Heights, the friendly Kenmore Aparthotel is only minutes away from the unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. The Kenmore Aparthotel is steps away from the bus stop and two blocks away 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 in distinctive San Francisco style dating from the 1880’s, the Kenmore has been updated with modern comforts and security systems. Kenmore offers three types of rooms, twin room with a shared hall bath, a single private studio with a shared bathroom, and a private room with a private bathroom. Each room is equipped with desk, lamps, dressers, closets, WiFi and television.
- Cleaning service provided. Bed linens changed, dusting, sweeping, common areas cleaned.
- Coin operated laundry service provided at a cost of: wash : $2.25; dryer: 25 cents every 10 minutes. Students need to buy their own detergent.
- Luggage drop off service provided at the front desk.
- 24-Hours Security on site and CCTV.
- Concierge on site.
- Utility bills included.
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.
433 California street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States, San FranciscoCA 94104
5 out of 5
I REALLY loved everything! The school is fantastic! The teachers are wonderful and motivating. I really loved it, although it was impossible to cover even a part of the student’s book in two weeks. But I got some new impressions and learnt a huge amount of new vocabulary. I liked my staying at the rRead more
The school has a well-organized social program. Sometimes I took part in activities that took place after class. It was quite interesting and fun. I was also satisfied with the course and the teachers. In four weeks, I noticed progress in learning English and also overcame my language barrier. It waRead more
Living with the host family was nice. The house was large and clean. Once I had a quite unpleasant situation when they invited me to have dinner (it was included into the price of the accommodation), but I had to pay them for it. Otherwise, everything was awesome! The school offered a lot of excursiRead more
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Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than for weeks before the start of the course.School returns money in case of visa rejection.