The recently renovated English school in Berkeley is located downtown and just 20 minutes from San Francisco. It is a vibrant university-centered town offering a multicultural experience. For more information check the school website.
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  • 2206 - 4120 USD
    Living Costs per Month
  • About
  • Programmes
  • Facility & Services
  • Social life


Why choose the Berkeley school, near San Francisco?
  • Prepare for English exams like TOEFL®, GMAT® or GRE® for international students
  • Choose between 3 intensity levels of flexible-length English courses, or take a 5, 6 or 9 month English program
  • Berkeley is a city with a traditional academic atmosphere, lots of green space and the ideal community for students
  • The school also offers English courses for young learners in Berkeley
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses an extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

Teaching Method

  • Wide variety of textbooks, dictionaries, materials for additional practice and as part of the K+ learning system


  • 10 well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards
  • Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio
  • WiFi available throughout the school
  • Large study area with individual cubicles, 15 computers with internet access and online language learning resources. There are also TVs, DVD players and headphones


  • Includes eating area, plus a lounge with a TV, Wii and a foosball table. There is also a quiet and comfortable prayer room for student use.
  • There is no on-site cafeteria, but there is a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave and filtered water.
  • Berkeley has an extensive transportation system including local bus lines and a train system  that services the East Bay, San Francisco and local airports


Student residence

  • 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


  • Live with a local family specially chosen by the school
  • Enjoy breakfasts & dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture

Social Programme

  • History: Explore Historic Areas of the City, Such as the Haight, and the Castro and Tour the Infamous Alcatraz Prison
  • Shopping: Pick Up Some Designer Goods at Union Square


  • Arts & Theatre: San Francisco Is a Very Cultured City, With Many Museums, Art Galleries and Theaters
  • Food & Drink: Visit Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf to Wander the Markets
  • Sports: Watch the San Francisco Giants Play Baseball
  • Nightlife: There Are Thousands of Places to Get a Drink, From Modern Clubs to Historic Bars


  • Outdoor Activities: Go Wine Tasting in Napa Valley or Take a Weekend Trip to Los Angeles
  • Wildlife: Learn to Surf or Just Enjoy the Sun on One of San Francisco’s Beaches