Learn English in San Francisco
At EC San Francisco, you will improve your level and maximise your skills at a pace that works for you. If you are anywhere between a Beginner and Advanced student, you will improve quickly and effectively while gaining confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English.
Learn English in San Francisco, a colourful and creative city. You’ll thrive in the EC learning environment, with fun, interesting lessons and professional teachers who want to see you succeed.
Our students come from all over the world. You will be exposed to different cultures, broaden your worldview and make lasting friendships as you practise and improve your skills with like-minded people in San Francisco.
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Choose your option
Choose the General English (20) programme, or add intensity by supercharging your time with an added 4 or 10 Special Focus lessons each week. You choose which special focus classes you want to follow, allowing you to personalise your learning and focus on the skills you wish to build. You can change lessons regularly and build the programme you need according to your future goals.Contact us
General English 20
General English 20 (20 lessons per week / 15 hours) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all communication skills.
General English 30
This course is made up of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week including the General English classes. It also allows you to personalise your course by taking 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options.
Available: all year
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Lessons per week:
20 (15 hours)
24 (18 hours)
30 (22.5 hours)
Minimum age: 16
Starts: every Monday
Class size: 15 maximum
Level: all levels
If you want to take extra classes that will help develop specific areas, join one of our Special Focus classes. You can take these classes from 1 week to 8 weeks, so you can mix and match to suit your needs.
Class offerings will vary across EC schools throughout the year, but there will always be classes to suit your language level and interests. These are just an example of the programmes available at EC schools. Please contact us for more information on what's available and when.
Speaking With Confidence
Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.
Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.
Grammar for Real Communication
Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.
Real Life Listening
Develop English language skills for communicating clearly and confidently. Good communication in English requires focus, vocabulary and specific grammar structures.
Expand Your Vocabulary
Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.
Writing With Confidence
Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.
Basic Reading and Writing
Strengthen your basic reading and writing skills. Learn to understand what you read and learn how to be understood when you write!
English for Leadership
Learn effective skills and strategies to become a successful leader. Learn to speak clearly and with confidence.
These lessons will focus on helping you to improve your exam skills and achieve your goals. Feel ready and confident to take your English exam.
English for Online Communication
Being able to communicate clearly online is an important part of life. Learn how to write and speak effectively in many online situations.
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.
Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.
If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.
It doesn't matter what kind of accommodation you've chosen, the welcome will be just as good. If you're in a homestay you’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly host. If you've chosen residential option, the residence teams will welcome you and ensure you're happy and settled in.
Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.
We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.
You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.
MyEC is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to MyEC as soon as you receive your booking confirmation.
Through this online portal, you can:
- Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
- Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
- Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.
Based on a 3-year average of student weeks.