English school in Berkeley

Free-thinkers and intellectuals flock to this beautiful college town on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay

Our Berkeley school

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
School location
Kaplan International English Berkeley 150 Berkeley Square Berkeley CA 94704, USA
Berkeley
Recommendation rate: 
98%
Average total students: 
90
Number of nationalities: 
53
Average age: 
18–21
Number of classrooms: 
10

School facilities

Classrooms
Interactive white boards
WiFi
Study Center
Library
Student Lounge
Cafeteria
Transport

Other information

  • 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
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

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 2017.

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Our Berkeley school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities

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 in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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