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Why you'll love EF San Francisco

Modern school located on an historic cable car line near the city center

Newly-renovated interiors include spacious student lounge with incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Modern classrooms with the latest learning technology

Organized excursions to Napa Valley, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz

Walking distance to Pier 39, Union Square and Ghirardelli Square

2-minute walk to the nearest public transportation stop

San Francisco’s unforgettable skyline and groundbreaking youth culture have inspired countless songs, books and movies. From the Bohemian scene in Haight-Ashbury to the iconic rise of the Golden Gate Bridge, California’s easygoing arts capital is a city of steep hills and big ideas. Our comfortable Fisherman’s Wharf school is steps from North Beach shops and a cable car ride from exclusive Nob Hill.

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EF International Language Center San Francisco
2748 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

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Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

  • EF GENERAL COURSE

    Gain a sound understanding of a language through a well-rounded course.

    • 14 general language lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 4 special interest classes
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Beginner to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday, year round

    Length:
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrolment

    Online post-course:
    3 months included for all General English courses

    Description:
    This carefully composed course is designed to help you move up one course level of ability every six weeks. EF’s General Course includes 26 morning and afternoon lessons taught both in the classroom and iLab – focused on communicating clearly in everyday language (total tuition time of 17 hours, 20 minutes). You’ll also benefit from 4 Special Interest Lessons, which focus your studies on the subjects you enjoy and help you reach your academic goals – whether it’s your destination’s culture or preparing for an official exam.

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  • EF ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS

    Gain an advanced level of English while learning business skills.

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 14 general language lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 10 Business-related Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Intermediate to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday

    Length:
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrollment

    Online post-course:
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Description:
    Gain the tools and skills to succeed in business while achieving a solid understanding of business principles. Classes are taught using contemporary and authentic real-world learning tools and case studies.

    Available in:
    London, St. Julian’s, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney

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  • Cambridge English Exam Preparation

    Improve job prospects or gain entrance to university with a qualification that never expires.

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 14 general language lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 10 Cambridge Exam Preparation Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions
    Level:
    Intermediate to Advanced

    Start date:
    Designated Mondays

    Please contact us for the start dates


    Length:
    9 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrolment

    Online post-course:

    6 months included for all Exam courses.


    Description:

    Refine your listening and reading comprehension – while building effective testing strategies. You’ll expand your knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation for success in one of the the Cambridge Exams. The exams test reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English – and are often administered at our course centres at the end of your preparation course.


    The qualification:
    Cambridge English provides qualifications for English language learners as part of the University of Cambridge. They can be used as proof of language proficiency for university admissions, immigration offices or employers in most English-speaking countries.

    Our expertise:

    As the world’s largest administer of Cambridge English exams, we’re experts in ensuring our students are equipped for top results. Most of our schools in both the UK and US are authorised exam centres, which means your exam will be administered by EF staff at the EF school to ensure your feel most confident and comfortable.


    Please note:

    General English lessons may make up some course weeks in order to provide a base for specialised exam preparation study. Additional exam dates and courses are offered every month at all locations, subject to availability.


    Short-term preparation:

    Gain a foundational understanding of testing skills and techniques for the Cambridge Exam. You’ll make maximum progress with a Full Exam Preparation Course – however, you can take advantage of a short-term preparation course if you have a limited schedule. Start any Monday and study for 2 to 8 weeks at our course centre in Cambridge.

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    • 14 general language lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 10 GMAT Exam Preparation Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions
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  • Additional Language Exams

    Demonstrate your language level in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin or Japanese with an official language proficiency exam.

    • 10 TOEFL Exam Preparation
    • 10 Cambridge Exam Preparation Special Interest Lessons
    French
    Le Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF)
    Le Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF)
    Certificat Européen de Langue Française (Certificat de Français)
    Le Certificat Pratique de Français
    Certificat de Français du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie (CFTH)

    Spanish
    Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)
    Diploma Superior de Español de Los Negocios (DSEN) and Diploma Intermedio de Español de Los Negocios (DIEN)

    German
    Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache
    Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf
    Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom

    Italian
    Certificato di Conoscenza (CLIDAS)

    Mandarin
    Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)

    Japanese
    Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT levels N3-N5)

    Contact us to learn about exam dates and testing locations.
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  • EF VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

    Refine your language skills while volunteering with an organization.

    Description:
    This program combines volunteer experience of 50 hours or more with a minimum 8-week EF Language Course. In addition to making progress toward fluency in your language course with interactive lessons inside and outside of the classroom, you’ll enrich your understanding of the language by volunteering parttime at a local organization. You’ll develop specialized language skills and gain experience in an international environment – all documented with an EF Certificate of Volunteer Experience.

    Available in:
    ll EF school’s in the USA and Canada

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  • EF BASIC COURSE

    Focus on how to communicate and enjoy lots of free time.

    • 14 general language lessons
    • 2 iLab Language Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Beginner to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday, summer only (In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa summer is Jan-Mar)

    Length:
    2 to 12 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrolment

    Description:
    Combine plenty of free time abroad with 20 morning and afternoon language lessons a week (total tuition time of 13 hours and 20 minutes) – combining General Language Lessons, iLab Language Lessons and Lecture Sessions. This course concentrates on understanding and speaking the language in practical situations. You’ll benefit from a comprehensive materials, personalized instruction and interactive classtime.

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  • EF Career Plus

    Gain an advanced level of English while learning business skills.

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 14 general language lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 10 Business-related Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Level:
    Intermediate to Advanced

    Start date:
    Every Monday

    Length:
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course:
    from enrollment

    Online post-course:
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Description:
    Gain the tools and skills to succeed in business while achieving a solid understanding of business principles. Classes are taught using contemporary and authentic real-world learning tools and case studies.

    Available in:
    London, St. Julian’s, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney

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