English Courses in San Francisco

English Courses in San Francisco

Take one of our English courses in San Francisco at our school in Berkeley, California. Enjoy the college town atmosphere that comes with being near the University of Berkeley, and learn English in a popular, student-friendly city. 

Kaplan's English School in San Francisco - Berkeley

Kaplan offers English courses in San Francisco at our Berkeley school. Berkeley is a small town just outside of San Francisco that gives you a small college town vibe, with easy access to the greater San Francisco area. Mingle with students who come from all over the US and the world to study in this university town.

Berkeley has miles of green parks, an intimate college town feel and a traditional academic atmosphere. The student population is always out and about, so you’ll have no problem meeting students from far and wide. You can hang out in Berkeley’s trendy coffee shops, bars and markets, or head into San Francisco for a night out on the town. 

Check out our other school in San Francisco, and in other cities across the US. 

We also offer English courses for young learners in Berkeley.

Please note that Kaplan International Centers Berkeley is not affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley.

Things to See and Do

  • Learn how to play American Football
  • Hang out in the nearby bars, cafes and parks
  • Cross the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the ferry to Alcatraz, the infamous prison island
  • Go walking or take a picnic to Tilden Park
  • Picnic in Golden Gate Park, home to native bison
  • Browse vintage bookstores on Telegraph Avenue
  • Check out Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf

School Facilities

  • Library with self-study materials
  • Wireless internet access
  • Lounge with a refrigerator and microwave
  • Many parks, basketball and tennis courts, and a baseball field nearby
  • Discounted memberships at nearby gyms
  • A busy social program to get you out and meeting new people


Student Residences

Our residences have twin and single rooms and are close to our English school. They are ideal if you want more independence and to live in a student-centered community. 


Homestay accommodation is ideal if you want to immerse yourself in a different culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your English course.

  • Room type: Twin or Single
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Berkeley factfile

School Location

Kaplan International Berkeley
150 Berkeley Square
Berkeley, CA 94704

State Approval

Kaplan International schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov)

Visit the California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

Public Holidays

Please note this school will be closed on the following dates:
01 Jan 2015 – New Year
19 Jan 2015 – Martin Luther King Day
25 May 2015 – Memorial Day
03 July 2015 – Independence Day (observed)
07 Sep 2015 – Labor Day
26 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
27 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
25 Dec 2015 – Christmas Day
US Christmas and New Year closures: Closed from 21st December 2015, open again on 28th December 2015.

Regulatory Information

This school is authorized under Federal law to enrol non-immigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

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