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General & Intensive English in San Francisco

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) 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 four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of Special Focus.

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Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15

Expectations

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Special Focus - Tailor Your Learning

Study 30 lessons per week and choose from a varied selection of Special Focus lessons such as:

English in the City

Get outdoors and learn English while experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. A great way to learn about the local culture.

English for Work

Gain the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to compete successfully in the workplace.

Academic English

Learn the language and academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university or in higher education.

...and More

Other options may include, Media Studies, Culture and Communication, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and The Language of Music.

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  • Abdulslam Mohammed

    Abdulslam Mohammed

    studied at EC San Francisco

    I'm from Maccah, Saudi Arabia and I'm 22 years old.I'm studying English to understand many people across the world, and I like San Francisco.The peopleare very friendly and helpful, and there are also many restaurants which serve delicious food and beverages.​I like EC because on my first day here, I ...

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  • Enrique Valverde

    Enrique Valverde

    studied at EC San Francisco

    The best thing about EC San Francisco is that there are many activities organized for students to enjoy the experience. the teachers are very friendly and San Francisco is a great ciry for non-stop enjoyment. ...

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  • Jacqueline Fischer

    Jacqueline Fischer

    studied at EC San Francisco

    California is immortalized in many songs. And they are all right! Take the opportunity to discover a country, its culture as well as its language! Not only is San Francisco an ideal location, it offers an excellent school - EC San Francisco. I study here for 3 months to get the ...

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  • Juliana Fellner

    Juliana Fellner

    studied at EC San Francisco

    It was a wonderful experience to live in San Francisco over the last three months - definitely unforgettable. I liked EC so much! The level of education is high and the teachers are good. They've really helped me improve my English. Besides the teachers, there are also other staff members ...

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  • Kaori Kurihara

    Kaori Kurihara

    studied at EC San Francisco

    I have been at EC for 6 months. When I came here for the first time, I couldn’t say anything. At that time, everything was new for me and that made me extremely nervous. But finally, I was not nervous anymore and was also getting to enjoy going to school ...

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