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English Courses / TOEFL Prep in Downtown San Francisco CA

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English Language Institute, San Francisco:
English Language Institute (ELI) has been providing English language, TOEFL preparation, University preparation, and Business English classes in San Francisco, California for 25 years.

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We have full-time professional teachers, exciting elective classes, fun student activities and engaging field trips. We are one of the only English schools in the USA that is owned and operated by teachers.

This means that we offer a student experience that other schools can’t match!

Central Location in Downtown San Francisco:

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Our campus, located at One Embarcadero Center, is a premier learning destination only two blocks from the Embarcadero Muni/Bart public transportation hub.

We are located amid dazzling architecture, shopping, restaurants and theaters, just a short walk from the San Francisco Ferry Building, Pier 39, the TransAmerica Pyramid Building, North Beach and the beautiful San Francisco Bay waterfront. One of San Francisco’s historic cable cars stops only one block from the school.

ELI is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and authorized by the US government to issue I-20s so that our students can apply for F-1 student visas.

You can also study at ELI with an ESTA or with other visa types (Contact us for details).  We can help you apply to change your visa status if necessary.

Top Reasons to Study at ELI:

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- Professional Full-Time Teachers (ELI is teacher owned and operated)

- Affordable Tuition (ELI offers a great value on high-quality instruction)

- Daytime and Evening Programs to fit your schedule

- Exclusive ELI Student Discounts on Local Housing Options

- Free Breakfast Snacks, Coffee, and Tea every day

- Full-Time Friendly Student Support Staff

- New Friends from around the world

Quality English Language Courses:
ELI offers a number of outstanding programs to help you achieve your English language goals. 

- Day or Evening Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Day or Evening TOEFL Test Preparation
- Business English for Entrepreneurs
- University Preparation Program

***3, 4, and 5 day per week schedule options available   ***short-term and long-term study options available  ***full-time and part-time study options available ***Groups welcome.

Field Trips & Group Activities:

Outside of Class:  ELI knows that it is important for students to use their new language skills outside of the classroom.  Our teachers organize exciting field trips so that students can use their English in the real world.  Our student activities coordinator also plans outstanding monthly student activities to help students experience American culture.  Our friendly student support staff can also help our students find volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit organizations.  This way students can make the world a little better while improving their English!

Contact us today for the most up-to-date information on programs, schedules, start dates, and tuition.

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Address: One Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level (2nd Floor), San Francisco, California 94111, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-08-18 were from:

NIZHNESORTIMSK, Russia; Watauga; Richmond / CA / East Bay; madrid, Spain; Ethiopia; Taiwan; and more.