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language studies in San Francisco

Learn English in San Francisco

San Francisco, with its iconic Golden Gate, rolling hills and cultural melting pot, offers an unparalleled setting for learning English. This vibrant city, at the heart of technology and innovation, is the ideal place for those who want to combine improving their language skills with a rich and diverse cultural experience. By choosing San Francisco for your language study stay, you’ll immerse yourself in an authentic English environment, while exploring the wonders and secrets of one of the most iconic cities in the USA. Whether you’re drawn to art, technology, nature or gastronomy, San Francisco offers endless opportunities for learning and discovery. Get ready to enrich your English language skills while enjoying an unforgettable adventure in the City by the Bay.

Our selection of language studies in San Francisco

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From €1494

1 month English course in San Francisco

🛏️ Homeless 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+18 years 🥗 Without meal

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From €3093

6 weeks of intensive English in San Francisco

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive general English course, 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 1 meal/day

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From €6997

3 months to learn English in San Francisco

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 16 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in San Francisco?

San Francisco is a city where innovation and culture meet around every corner. San Francisco, known for its open and welcoming spirit, is a destination of choice for international students wishing to learn English in a dynamic and stimulating environment. Here’s why San Francisco should be your destination of choice:

  • 🌍 Cultural diversity: San Francisco boasts an incredible cultural mosaic, an invaluable advantage for students seeking language immersion. This diversity is reflected in the distinct identities of our neighborhoods: from Chinatown, the oldest in North America, to the Mission, the heart of the Latino community, via vibrant Japantown and the Italian influences of North Beach. Each neighborhood tells a different story, offers unique experiences and contributes to the city’s rich social fabric.
  • 👩‍🎓Qualité education: The city is home to some of the best language schools, renowned for their academic excellence and innovative teaching methods. Programs are designed to meet the needs of each individual student, guaranteeing rapid and effective progress.
  • 👩‍💻Opportunités Professional and academic: As the epicenter of technology and innovation, San Francisco offers unique opportunities for networking and professional enrichment, ideal for those considering an international career.
  • 🌳 Exceptional living environment: Between the beauty of the bay, verdant parks, and historic neighborhoods, San Francisco offers an inspiring living environment. There’s no shortage of extracurricular activities, whether exploring nature, art, gastronomy or history.

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Our programs to learn English in Los Angeles

EC San Francisco School

Our partner school EC San Francisco, nestled in the heart of the dynamic downtown area near Market Street and Union Square, offers a wide range of English courses designed to meet specific needs. Students can choose from General English courses of 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week, or specialize with Business English courses of 24 or 30 lessons per week.

The central lounge provides an ideal space for students to relax and network with peers from all over the world. Renowned for its warm atmosphere and optimal location, EC San Francisco is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the vibrant life of this iconic metropolis.

Choosing EC San Francisco means choosing a memorable language study experience in one of the most captivating cities in the USA.

Talk School, San Francisco

Talk San Francisco is located in the heart of Anchorage Square, on the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. This prime location is within easy reach of many restaurants, stores and sites of cultural, historical and entertainment interest. What’s more, access to the Bay Area and surrounding area is easy thanks to nearby streetcars and trains.

TALK San Francisco offers a wide range of English programs:

  • General English courses of 16, 18 or 22 lessons per week,
  • Courses focusing on business English
  • TOEFL and IELTS test preparation courses, available in 16 or 18 sessions per week.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The price of a language course in San Francisco depends on the length of the program, the type of course, the school chosen and the accommodation options. Here is a general estimate:

  • Language courses: For standard programs, expect prices ranging from €330 to €500 per week. Intensive or specialized courses can cost between €580 and €700 per week.
  • Accommodation: A room with a host family can cost between €1,200 and €2,500 per month, while a student residence or apartment can cost between €1,400 and €2,900 per month, depending on services and location.
  • Cost of living: Personal expenses, including food, public transport and leisure activities, can add up to €350 to €750 per month.
  • Additional costs: It’s also important to plan for visa fees, health insurance and plane tickets, which will vary according to your country of origin and length of stay.

These prices are indicative and may vary. We recommend that you contact us directly for a personalized quotation that will precisely meet your needs and preferences.

A language trip to San Francisco offers a diverse range of courses to suit the needs and objectives of every learner. Here are the types of courses generally available:

  • General English: These courses focus on the four fundamental skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. They are ideal for students of all levels who want to improve their overall command of English.
  • Intensive English courses: Designed for students who want to make rapid progress, these courses involve more class hours per week and often offer additional sessions focusing on communication.
  • Exam preparation: For those aiming to take the TOEFL, IELTS or other English proficiency exams, these specialized courses prepare students through targeted exam practice and test-taking strategies.
  • Business English: Ideal for professionals, these courses teach the vocabulary and communication skills needed in the international business world.
  • Academic English courses: These courses are designed for students planning to study at an American university and cover skills such as academic writing and note-taking.
  • One-to-one lessons: For personalized attention and accelerated progress, students can opt for one-to-one lessons with a teacher.

During your language study stay in San Francisco, there are a multitude of activities to discover to enrich your experience:

  • Visit iconic sites: Explore famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Lombard Street.
  • Discover museums and culture: Enjoy the rich cultural scene by visiting SFMOMA, the California Academy of Sciences, or taking in a show at the San Francisco Opera.
  • Stroll through historic neighborhoods: Stroll through picturesque neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury, known for its history linked to the hippie movement, or Chinatown, the oldest in the United States.
  • Green spaces: Relax or picnic in the city’s many parks, such as Golden Gate Park or the Presidio.
  • Attend events and festivals: San Francisco hosts many events, including the International Film Festival and the San Francisco Carnival.
  • Explore the bay: Take a ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon, or cruise the bay to see the city from a different angle.
  • Beach walking: Visit local beaches like Ocean Beach or Baker Beach for a relaxing break by the water.

Administrative formalities for learning English in San Francisco vary according to the length of your stay and the intensity of your course.

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For a stay of less than 90 days with less than 18 hours of classes per week
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  • Valid electronic or biometric passport.
  • ESTA approved travel authorization
  • Registration confirmation
  • Return ticket or ticket to another destination.
  • Travel health insurance (recommended).

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For a stay of more than 90 days or for courses of more than 18 hours per week.
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  • F-1 student visa :
  • Passport valid for the duration of your stay.
  • Form I-20, provided by the language school after your admission to the program.
  • SEVIS I-901 receipt after payment of SEVIS fees.
  • Proof of financial means to support yourself for the duration of your stay.
  • Proof of residence in your home country, indicating that you intend to return there after your studies.
  • F-1 student visa, obtained after an interview at the American embassy or consulate.
  • Student health insurance that meets your school and visa requirements.
  • Return ticket (optional, but may be required as proof of your intention to leave the USA after your studies).

In both cases, it’s important to check the latest information and requirements with the U.S. State Department or the U.S. embassy/consulate in your country, as immigration policies and visa requirements may change.

The best time to learn English in San Francisco depends on your personal preferences and what you want to get out of your experience. Here are a few things to consider:

  • 🌤️ Climate: San Francisco has a temperate climate all year round. September and October generally offer the warmest and clearest weather, while fog is common in June and July.
  • 👥 Tourist crowds: If you prefer to avoid the crowds, consider going in low season, such as spring or autumn.
  • 🎭 Cultural events: You can choose to go during the summer to enjoy the many festivals and events, or during the holiday season to experience American traditions like Thanksgiving or Halloween.
  • 💸 Cost: Prices may vary according to season. Prices generally rise during the high tourist season.
  • 📚 A cademic programs: Some specific programs or intensive courses may be offered at certain times of the year, so check language schools’ offerings.

You should also consider the length of your stay. If you can stay for several months, you’ll have the chance to see the city from different angles, weather-wise and culturally. San Francisco has its own microclimate, so each season has its own charm and benefits for language learners.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Adapted accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

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