TOEFL / English Courses in San Francisco, California

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Kaplan International San Francisco:
Kaplan International’s two English language schools in San Francisco are located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and the vibrant academic city of Berkeley (north of Oakland). Choose from our comprehensive range of language courses and accommodation options and enjoy a superb location in San Francisco or the ultimate student lifestyle in Berkeley. Both of our English language schools in San Francisco are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), and students from 69 countries attended our San Francisco ESL schools last year.

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Quality English Language Courses in San Francisco
Photo of TOEFL / English Courses in San Francisco, CaliforniaWhether you are just starting your English studies or are already an advanced student, and whether you are looking for an intensive or part-time course, you can surely find something to suit your needs at our San Francisco English language schools.

Each course has a special focus, and you can further personalize your course through electives and Supplementary Structured Study sessions to meet your particular language goals.


General English (20 classes + 7 structured study sessions/week)
Image of TOEFL / English Courses in San Francisco, CaliforniaOur General English course is a semi-intensive program which allows you to balance comprehensive classroom tuition with structured study and free time activities. 

The General English lessons focus on the four principles of: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The structured study sessions give you access to: online language exercises, stimulating course books and interactive computer games.


Intensive English (28 classes + 7 structured study sessions/week)
A Kaplan International Intensive English program is the fastest way to improve your English language skills, whatever your current language level. 

In addition to General English classes and structured study sessions, you can personalize your course with a choice of elective classes which suit your needs and interests such as exam preparation, current affairs, Business English or local culture and film studies.


Business English (28 classes + 7 structured study sessions/week)
Photos of Kaplan International San FranciscoThe Kaplan International Business English course teaches essential English language skills to help you communicate effectively in a range of business contexts. It combines intensive English classes with specialized business elective classes and structured study sessions to help you:

- Perfect your interview techniques
- Compose letters, emails and reports
- Contribute effectively in meetings
- Understand telephone etiquette
- Understand business protocol
- Know the language of specific business functions (i.e. marketing and finance)


Vacation English (20 classes/week)
Balance English classes with plenty of fun free time! The Kaplan International optional activities program will give the opportunity to explore the highlights of your host country in your spare time. 

Classes are scheduled in the morning or the afternoon and English lessons will focus on practical, everyday English.

This is the ideal course for anyone who wants to combine their studies with a holiday.


TOEFL and Academic English (20 classes + 15 structured study sessions/week)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most popular examination for measuring American English proficiency.

Our TOEFL course will help you prepare for all four sections of the TOEFL iBT and work on the academic English skills you need to succeed at an English-speaking university through:

- Academic English classes
- TOEFL simulation tests
- Test-taking strategies
- Personalized structured study


General English Academic Semester/Year (20/24/32 weeks)
Picture of TOEFL / English Courses in San Francisco, CaliforniaLearn English with Kaplan International’s Academic Semester or Year program and become fluent in everyday and academic English, enhance your academic profile, improve your career prospects, immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends from around the world! 

The General English programs give you enough free time to explore your new surroundings with friends.

The Academic Year is approximately nine months with two vacations and the Semester is five months with one vacation.


Intensive English Academic Semester/Year (20/24/32 weeks)
These are long-term language programs which allow you to achieve maximum fluency whilst immersing yourself in the language and culture of another country.

These courses allow you to combine general English classes with varied electives, Exam Preparation, Business English or a rewarding internship.


Exam Preparation Courses in San Francisco
Images of Kaplan International San FranciscoBoth of our English language schools in San Francisco offer courses to prepare international students for challenging tests, using the exclusive teaching materials and unique curriculum developed by Kaplan.

• GRE preparation (Downtown & Berkeley)
• GMAT preparation (Downtown & Berkeley)
• General Cambridge Exam preparation (Downtown only)
• Cambridge FCE Exam prep (Downtown only)
• Cambridge CAE Intensive Exam prep (Downtown only)


Summer English Classes for Teens ages 14-16:
Available at our Berkeley campus only

Students are taught in international classes according to their level of English, which is assessed at the beginning of their summer English class.

Throughout the English course, each student's progress is monitored by our school's highly skilled teaching staff.

Kaplan uses a set of teaching materials specially designed for younger learners.


Student Reviews:

- Jongmin, South Korea (Intensive English)
“The Kaplan experience provides a good opportunity for meeting new friends and experiencing a new culture, while studying with student form around the world also teaches you about diverse cultures. “

- Juliene, Brazil
“The teachers at Kaplan are very well informed and fun. They know how to teach and will always help you to give your best. My Kaplan experience has been awesome, I got to meet new friends and culture, explore new places, taste good food, improve my English, and so much more!”

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Address: 149 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105, USA
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