English School inSan Francisco
Study English in San Francisco - Berkeley
A former focal point of hippie culture and the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, Berkeley is still a magnet for artists and revolutionaries due to its proximity to one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It’s also only a 20 minute drive to downtown San Francisco, where you can ride the city’s iconic cable carts or indulge in fresh seafood on Fisherman’s Wharf while overlooking the infamous island of Alcatraz. This location is the perfect balance for those looking for both culture and academia.
- Our Berkeley English school is situated in a renowned academic city with a vibrant student community
- Just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and incredible sights such as The Golden Gate Bridge
- Apply to Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Extension Programs with the support of our advisors
- Students who complete Kaplan’s Higher Intermediate level can use their certificate to gain admission to Berkeley City College
Available courses at this school
About our San Francisco English school
- University Placement Service
Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
- Teacher Qualifications
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
- School holidays
This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).
Effective March 14, 2022, Kaplan International schools in California are exempt from regulation under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. We have met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act, pursuant to California Educational Code (CEC) section 94874(a).
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant 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.
*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2018.
What to do in San Francisco
Our Berkeley school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities
Take a tour of UC Berkeley and attend an open lecture
Enjoy a game of golf, soccer, or baseball with your friends
Check out the birthplace of California cuisine in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto
Listen to live music at the legendary 924 Gilman club, where bands like Green Day and AFI got started
Discover spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge from nearby Claremont Canyon
Enjoy weekend trips to Yosemite, Wine Country, and Lake Tahoe