English school in Berkeley, San Francisco

Best for student culture in a small and relaxed city with trendy shops and bars
96% Students recommended
Berkeley
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96% Students recommended

How can our Berkeley school help you learn English?

Our English school in Berkeley is located downtown and just 20 minutes from San Francisco. The school offers a range of English courses that will help you develop your English in the way you need.

  • Sign up for an English course that works around your schedule with a flexible-length English course available for 2 weeks or more
  • Invest more time in your education with a five, six or nine month English course
  • Prepare for TOEFL, GMAT or GRE exams to help your future career with an English exam preparation course

What is great about Berkeley?

  • Berkeley is a city with a traditional academic atmosphere, lots of green spaces and is an ideal community for international students
  • Students at Berkeley also gain access to the the Kaplan University Placement Service, which can help you get into graduate and undergraduate university courses around the country using our academic network 

 

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We also offer English courses for young learners in Berkeley

Key facts

Public holidays
02 Jan 2017 - New Year
16 Jan 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
29 May 2017 - Memorial Day
04 July 2017 – Independence Day
04 Sept 2017 - Labor Day
23 Nov 2017 – Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2017 – Thanksgiving Friday
25 Dec 2017 - Christmas Day
2017 Christmas and New Year closures: 25 Dec - 1 Jan 2018
Minimum age
16 years old
Average age of students
24 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
53 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Berkeley, 150 Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA, USA, San Francisco 94704
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 26hrs Beginner
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from $1,050
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $880
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $830
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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from $12,160
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $9,000
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $10,680
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from $12,960
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $8,200
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $9,720
for 24 weeks
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GMAT® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to apply for an MBA course in the US and pursue a career in business 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,375
for 12 weeks
TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 26hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $2,100
for 4 weeks
GRE® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to study for a Master's or Doctorate degree in the US 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,220
for 12 weeks

School facilities

Classrooms

Our English schhol in Berkeley has 10 well-equipped modern classrooms, all fitted with interactive whiteboards

Interactive white boards

Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio which can enhance the English learning experience

WiFi

Available throughout the school

Study Center

Large study area with individual cubicles, 15 computers with internet access and online language learning resources. There are also TVs, DVD players and headphones

Library

Wide variety of textbooks, dictionaries, materials for additional practice and as part of the K+ learning system

Student Lounge

Includes eating area, plus a lounge with a TV, Wii and a foosball table. There is also a quiet and comfortable prayer room for student use.

Cafeteria

There is no on-site cafeteria, but there is a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave and filtered water

Transport

Berkeley has an extensive transportation system including local bus lines and a train system (BART) that services the East Bay, San Francisco and local airports

Accommodation

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
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

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 2016.