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San Francisco English Classes

English Language Institute Courses

Ready to make friends with people from around the world while learning English? This convenient and affordable General English program allows students to choose the length of their course.

Intensive ESL

Practice speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in one of 6 levels that is perfect for you. Access to an additional 4 hours of optional after-school electives per week is included with tuition. Two levels of ESL classes available in the evening with a minimum intermediate level (CEFR B1) required.

IBT TOEFL Preparation

Prepare to take the iBT TOEFL test for college, university or graduate school admission. Many ELI students score 90+ on the iBT TOEFL after completing the course. Access to an additional 4 hours of optional after-school electives per week is included with tuition.

University Preparation

Prepare for admission into college quickly! UPrep is an additional 4 hours per week of private or semi-private tutoring that can be added to any of our full-time courses. Prepare for the iBT TOEFL exam with one-on-one tutoring, personalized help with university applications.

Business English

Connect to Silicon Valley startup culture in ELI’s project-based, full-time Business English course. Perfect for entrepreneurs and business professionals, this course includes guest speakers and field trips to renowned startups and pitch events.

Tutoring & Small Groups

One-on-one lessons are designed to meet your learning goals on your schedule. Tutoring sessions can also be added on to any group course. We also offer specialized group classes for corporate teams, employee professional development, kid or teen groups or others.

Student's voice

I strongly recommend English Language Institute for intensive, affordable English language classes at the perfect location in San Francisco. I had an excellent experience with ELI in the evening classes: well-prepared teachers , friendly atmosphere and interesting social events, such as an unforgettable Halloween Party. My English developed very fast and helped me improve in my career


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