Friends & Partners

Business partners we call family
ELI Partnerships

ELI's Partnerships

English Language Institute has been a proud member of the San Francisco small business community for almost 30 years and works closely not only with other educational institutions but also many others in the small business community. Here are a few of our valued community partners.

ABC Languages

ABC Languages hosts evening recreational foreign language classes on the English Language Institute campus. If you want to learn Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, Turkish or any language that is NOT English, ABC Languages has a perfect class for you.

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On Tesol

English Language Institute is proud to be the exclusive San Francisco partner of this ACCET accredited TEFL and TESOL certification program provider. Those who are looking to pursue a career teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language and have completed their online programs are welcome to complete their teaching practicums at English Language Institute under the direction of our Academic Coordinator, Guillermo Campos.

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CATESOL is an affiliate of TESOL International and a professional organization serving California teachers of English as a second or foreign language. English Language Institute is a proud member of CATESOL and our highly trained teachers engage in CATESOL professional developments and conferences.

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Plant Connection SF

Plant Connection SF is located in One Embarcadero Center, one floor above English Language Institute. Both companies are owned by founder, educator and entrepreneur, Alen Nye. Plant Connection SF is a retail plant nursery, as well as a beautiful private event venue in downtown San Francisco with a rooftop patio with views across the city and Bay. Host your next celebration in our beautiful plant filled venue, book an educational teambuilding workshop or buy plants, home furnishings and gifts in our beautiful greenhouse plant shop. Plant Connection SF is a lush urban oasis and your connection to plants on downtown San Francisco.

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Into The Streets SF

Into the Streets is a culture production studio specializing in outdoor civic and cultural events, community engagement and capacity building for social impact organizations. Into The Streets holds office space in the English Language Institute campus and produces large-scale cultural events across San Francisco, including the massively popular Bhangra & Beats Night Market around One Embarcadero Center and ELI, as well as Sunday Streets and more. Check out their complete Events calendar to find a joyous cultural San Francisco event near you. 

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Accreditation and Partners

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