A focal point of hippie culture and the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, Berkeley is still a magnet for artists, idealists and philosophers whose ideas challenge the mainstream. At the heart of the city’s forward-looking culture is UC Berkeley, regularly ranked among the world’s top 10 universities and just a few minutes from our English school.
Close to Claremont Canyon, with its spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and just 20 minutes from San Francisco
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
”I have to say that I love everything about Kaplan Berkeley; the friendly staff, the perfect location, the modern classrooms, and all the interesting activities. I will bring back the best moments of my life with me.”
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
Languages spoken by staff:
Spanish, Japanese, Dutch
Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience
This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).
Our schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov). Take a look at our California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.
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 2017.
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Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
Live with fellow students for more independence
Most residences are self-catering
Socialize and have fun with your new friends
Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations