Kaplan -San Francisco-

Kaplan -San Francisco-

The USA San Francisco

Popular, well-established language school with students from over 100 countries!


Kaplan International Languages サンフランシスコ バークレー校の授業風景

1. Language School with Long History, Proven Results and Credibility

Founded in 1938, Kaplan International Languages (Kaplan) is a long-established language school with 20 campuses in four English-speaking countries.

Kaplan has been a leader in global education for over 80 years, providing high quality teaching with visible results. More than 97% of the school's alumni have rated it as a language school they would recommend to a friend.

A great school for first time students and those who want to learn English in a global environment with students from all over the world!

Kaplan International Languages サンフランシスコ バークレー校の授業風景

2. Advanced Learning Facilities and Original Teaching Materials

Kaplan schools in each country are equipped with advanced learning facilities such as interactive whiteboards (electronic blackboards), multimedia centers and libraries, enabling students to study English in a supportive and stimulating environment.

One of the appealing features of Kaplan is its unique learning method, K+, which combines textbooks and digital features created by a team of education experts, and provides full support for reviewing course contents and self-directed learning.

世界100カ国から集まるKaplan International Languages サンフランシスコ バークレー校の留学生

3. Acquire Intercultural Awareness Along with English Skills in an International Environment

(including Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East) study at Kaplan Schools around the world. Students can develop an international mindset close at hand by interacting with students of various nationalities through studying English.

Students are encouraged to improve their English language skills by strictly adhering to an 'English Only' policy in the school, both in class and out of class.

skyticket Editorial Team's Top Pick


The skyticket editorial team recommends the school's unique teaching method of providing an optimal English learning plan tailored to the needs of each student, and regular English proficiency tests to ensure that each student is at the right level!

The Kaplan English test is a sophisticated testing system that adapts to student responses and adjusts the difficulty of questions as the test progresses to more accurately measure individual strengths and weaknesses.

Students at Kaplan will be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and improve their English abilities more accurately and faster!

School Basic Information

Name of School Kaplan International Languages, San Francisco Berkeley
City Berkeley ,California, USA
Main Accommodations Homestay, Share apartment, Residences
Average Number of Students per Class Maximum of 15
Affiliated School(s) USA
Kaplan International Languages, Boston
Kaplan International Languages, Seattle
Kaplan International Languages, New York
Kaplan International Languages, Los Angeles

Kaplan International Languages, Vancouver
Kaplan International Languages, Toronto


  • Flexible English Courses

    ■Intensive English Course

    This is the most popular course at Kaplan offering a solid comprehensive English language course focusing on the four English language skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students can also review and revise lessons in their spare time using Kaplan's own K+ online resources.

    Students can also participate in the instructor-led group learning K+ Learning Clubs or take elective classes (8 lessons per week) in project-based learning, tailored to individual interests.

    ■Half-Day English Course

    This course allows students to study for approximately three hours per day (15 hours weekly) while still allowing enough free time for sightseeing and other activities. Students can also check and review their lessons on K+ Online during their spare time.

    ■Semi-Intensive English Course

    As an addition to the half-day English course, students can participate in Kaplan's instructor-led K+ Learning Clubs, which are group study clubs. Outside of class, students can practice speaking and listening skills with fellow classmates.

    An online supplement, K+ Online Extra, which focuses on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, is also available, so students can study English at their own pace while still having some free time.

  • Business English Courses

    ■Intensive Business English Course

    This course aims to improve the communication competencies required in a variety of workplace and business scenarios. The role-plays and writing provided in this course will help students to learn practical skills for each situation, such as interviews, meetings and presentations, which will undoubtedly be useful in their future career in international companies.

    ■Business Elective English Course

    This well-balanced course of study in General and Business English, with advanced English language skills, allows students to concentrate on English that is useful in a business context.

  • Examination Preparation Courses

    ■TOEFL IBT® Examination Preparation Course (full-time)

    This course is designed to improve TOEFL IBT® (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based) scores, which are used by many overseas universities and colleges for admissions purposes. Ideal for students who want to improve their score as much as possible and who are aiming to enter a university or college in North America.

    Students in the full-time course can take a practice test every two weeks, plus get feedback on all tests, so they can effectively improve their score!

    ■TOEFL IBT® Examination Preparation Course (part-time)

    Similar to the TOEFL IBT® Examination Preparation Course content above, this course aims to improve scores more efficiently in a limited amount of time.

  • Academic Semester

    This programme is recommended for students who are considering a 5-6 month medium-term study abroad programme. Similar to the Flexible English Courses above, this programme is divided into two semesters, allowing students to acquire English language skills slowly and steadily. The course content can be freely rearranged to suit the progress and objectives of each individual student.

    Between semesters, there are 1 to 3 weeks of vacation and students can travel and enjoy sightseeing during these vacations!

  • Academic Year

    This program is designed for students who are considering an 8-month long study abroad program. Similar to the above Flexible English Courses, this program is divided into three semesters, allowing students to acquire English language skills slowly and steadily.

    Students can freely change the course content according to their progress and objectives. Between semesters, there are 1 to 3 weeks of vacation and students can travel and enjoy sightseeing during these vacations!!

Course Fees (Tuition and Accommodation Expenses)

Duration Course Fees Accommodation Expenses
1week ¥72,960 ¥61,560

Course fees vary depending on the course/program selected

Accommodation fees vary depending on the type of accommodation

Enrollment and material fees apply separately

Area Features


Kaplan San Francisco Berkeley is located in a quiet student community, with the world-famous UC Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley) just a 5-minute walk away.

Downtown San Francisco is only a 30-minute train ride away and students can easily go shopping and sightseeing after school or on weekends and holidays.

School Address


2144 Kala Bagai Way CA 94704 San Francisco US


The school is within walking distance of the nearest train station and is located in a cultural district with many students.

Besides the colleges in the area, there are museums, bookstores and cafes in the neighborhood providing a very conducive environment for language study.

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