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ILSC San Francisco

San Francisco, United States
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.8
Course 4.8
Free time activities 4.8
Federico Guida
I would strongly recommend a Trip coupled to the experience with the LinguaTrip Staff to any student and/or young entrepreneur interested in improving the English language, enriching the Professional side and growing the business.

San Francisco is a stunning city with unique landscape, and cultural flair.

With its steep rolling hills, and quaint street cars, its picturesque parks, and seaside neighborhoods, San Francisco has a relaxed west coast feel that reflects its natural scenery, and the inclusive, open-minded attitudes of the locals. The city boasts the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and with over 30% of the population born outside of the United States, San Francisco has an amazing multicultural mix.

The ILSC campus is conveniently located in the city’s downtown core, close to public transit, banks, restaurants, shopping and more!

Campus Highlights

We offer A+ Support Service which inclused FREE one-on-one tutoring, and academic advising to help you achieve your goals!

Both our USA locations offer a strong emphasis on foundational skills and a variety of options to support the growth of your business language skills, including Executive Business English Certificates, and a Volunteer Experience program where you can volunteer with local NGOs

A variety of English course and program options are available for students hoping to attend University or College in the USA.

In addition to the University Pathway Program, ILSC-San Francisco also has a University Admissions Service, and an on campus English study + GMAT or GRE preparation program offered with The Princeton Review.

Unique courses and programs include the Leader in Training Program and the English through San Francisco course.

NEW PM schedules offer a wider variety of study options!

Courses

Part-Time PM TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 50 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
3 April—14 April

Courses available:

• Listening

Build comprehension of spoken language by practising listening activities taken from daily social and academic situations.

• Pronunciation

Practice and refine all aspects of pronunciation: sound, intonation, stress and mechanics. At the upper level, develop fluent and comprehensible speech through identification and correction of specific pronunciation weaknesses through diagnostic testing, teacher feedback, peer evaluation and self-monitoring.

• Vocabulary

Use and practice new vocabulary for a wide range of interesting and useful topics. You will expand your knowledge of everyday vocabulary, expressions and idioms, and develop strategies for learning new vocabulary.

• Public Speaking

Master the secrets of effective public speaking. Learn speech organization, delivery techniques and listening skills – an excellent way to push English skills to a higher level.

• Writing

Challenge yourself by practising your writing daily, learning correct language structure and writing techniques for diverse genres and audiences. Learn the secrets of writing excellent essays.

• TOEFL

Prepare to increase your score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language™ through practice with the latest classroom and computer lab testing materials.

• IELTS

The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professional to practice in Canada.

The IELTS Preparation Program is designed for non-native speakers who would like to take the IELTS Exam. Our program begins with an initial IELTS practice test to assess students’ abilities. The instructor then focuses on meeting each student’s individual needs throughout the course. Students will regularly practice the different components of the test, focus on specific modules of the exam in-depth (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and also learn test-taking strategies.

IELTS test dates and registration info.

• English Communication

In the intermediate levels you will improve English speaking and listening skills through small group activities and lively classroom discussion. You will learn to express ideas in diverse social situations and build vocabulary in a wide range of subjects. At the upper levels, you will progress through Speaking Dynamics, refining expressive language skills, debate and use of persuasive language. You will achieve Speaking Excellence by developing strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate. You will work on becoming proficient in English by participating in Discussion Circles that aim to build native-like fluency using sophisticated vocabulary in dynamic discussions on topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology.

• Conversation

Build confidence and improve your fluency through daily practice, dialogues, role- plays and guided conversation.

• TOEFL Speaking

Improve test scores on the Speaking section of the TOEFL® iBT exam, through extensive practice using the latest testing materials in the classroom and in the computer lab. This course can be taken in combination with TOEFL® Preparation

• Grammar

Improve your usage of standard English grammar.

Sessions are 4 weeks and match regular ILSC sessions.

Accommodation

Green Tortoise Hostel

15 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Our location is central and surrounded by great food and fun. We are right on the edge on China Town and Little Italy, a stones throw from Fisherman’s Wharf, and walking distance to all the shopping you can dream of.

Homestay

45 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Breakfast only/half board

If you would like to experience American family life and learn American culture, then Homestay is an excellent accommodation option. It’s a great way to take your English out of the classroom and into real life. We have two Homestay options: Half-board and breakfast-only plans. Half-board Homestay includes breakfast and dinner. Students are responsible

for preparing their own lunch. For the breakfast-only plan, students are responsible for preparing their lunch and dinner. Our carefully selected homestay families provide a friendly and caring environment—a home away from home. Homestay families live within 45 minutes from the school, by public transportation.

Monroe Residence Club

15 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Half board

Monroe Residence Club is nestled between the popular Polk Gulch and Russian Hill neighborhoods. There is an endless amount of cafes and nightlife. Getting to ILSC from the Monroe is a short commute. One block away is the bus stop, and it takes 10-15 minutes to commute to school. For the fitness minded, you can also walk to ILSC in about 30-35 minutes.

Single accommodations – private, shared, or hall bath.

Double accommodations – private, shared, or hall bath.

Wi-Fi lounge area with self-serve refreshments.

24/7 entry and exit.

Very large activity room with a pool table and a ping pong table.

Laundry facilities on the premise.

Vantaggio Turk

15 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Breakfast only

Vantaggio Garland offers 4 different room types—shared room, deluxe shared room, private room, and deluxe private room. It is located only blocks away from Union Square and centrally located in downtown San Francisco. Vantaggio Garland is close to shops, restaurants and the theater district, and is just 13 minutes away from ILSC by public transit, and complimentary breakfast is included. All rooms have been recently renovated.

Accommodation features:

TVs.

Wireless internet.

Desks for students.

Complimentary breakfast.

Transfer

Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to 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.
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Russia
December 2016
Progress:
B1B2
5.0
perfect
Italy
December 2016
Progress:
A2B1
5.0
perfect

My experience with LinguaTrip was a life-changing experience. I could first improve tremendously my English and my professional side taking lessons with Jonathan, the best English teacher I've ever had! Then I had a wonderful trip in San Francisco, where I found a great school, ILSC, and a great homestay that both guaranteed a very good stay as well as an opportunity to further increase my level of English. She helped me tremendously improve my degree of immersion, my professional side definitely and my English! Ultimately, I was supported over the entire trip by Alexei who has always helped me with anything I needed. I would strongly recommend a Trip coupled to the experience with the LinguaTrip Staff to any student and/or young entrepreneur interested in improving the English language, enriching the Professional side and growing the business.

ILSC San Francisco (San Francisco, United States) language school reviews
Russia
August 2016
5.0
perfect
Russia
June 2016
5.0
perfect
Russia
July 2016
4.5
very good
Ukraine
5.0
perfect
Russia
5.0
perfect
Venezuela
4.8
excellent

ILSC was my home! Teachers and staff were my family, even today: they're my family! They supported me and they taught me how to be a better human being! This is the first session without me since July 2014 and I wish you the best guys!! Thousands blessings and one of happiness is my wish for you!! I love you and I'm looking forward in order to see you again! I strongly recommend this school!!!

Mexico
4.8
excellent

Great school, great teachers, the staff are very attentive. The teachers are very helpful and always help you in class. I can recommend thois school to everyone. The city is as well great, lots of places to visit in the evening. The school is located in the centre so it is quite easy to get wherever you want.

Brazil
June 2015
Progress:
A2B2
4.5
very good

I decided to study at ILSC-San Francisco because it's a city with a strong culture, charming places, and with open-minded people. ILSC is helping me to communicate with other people and to understand other cultures with almost no difficulty.

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One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
Closest international airport
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
In 25 minutes
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Average age: 25
  • Asia — 35%
  • Latin America — 33%
  • Western Europe — 18%
  • United States — 3%
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