English in San Francisco
The city of San Francisco in the USA does not have an official language, but English is spoken by most of the people who live there. So, speaking English fluently gives you the chance to appreciate the culture of San Francisco, connect with its inhabitants, get better job opportunities, and study at university. Send us a message and improve your English skills even more with Language Trainers to make the most out of your experiences in San Francisco!
Why Study English in San Francisco
For Work and Studies: If you want to pursue a course of study in this city, you have many options, such as the University of San Francisco or San Francisco State University. All of these institutions require verification of English proficiency for international students before they can enroll in their programs. For example, eligibility for undergraduate admission requires a TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of at least 65 or an IELTS Overall Band Score of at least 6.0. Then, it is crucial that you start preparing for these exams and improving your command of the language as soon as possible. Language Trainers can help you become proficient in English fast! We offer individual courses so teachers can give you their undivided attention and help you learn in the best way possible. Our instructors can also prepare you to take the U.S citizenship test in case you need to sit for it. This is an exam every prospective citizen has to pass if they want to become American. Speaking and writing English like a native speaker will also broaden your professional horizons in San Francisco. There are a lot of companies that value bilingual speakers but most of all they want their employees to be highly proficient in English. Some examples are Wells Fargo on Montgomery Street, a company that ever since 1999 has been providing banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, or BNP Paribas, a leading banking and financial services provider that specializes in domestic markets and international financial services.
For Culture: In case you are interested in learning more about San Francisco’s culture, you can join local festivals and fully understand why they are celebrating, instead of just joining the celebration for fun. One example is the San Francisco Thanksgiving Parade, a celebration that started in 1934! On this day, several restaurants open their doors and offer traditional Thanksgiving dishes, such as roast turkey and cheese grits. You can also enjoy your meal while cruising around the bay. And don’t forget to participate in the traditional Turkey Trots and Tree Lighting Ceremonies, which in 2018 were the most popular activities of the Parade. Another cultural aspect you will enjoy even more if you know English like a local is theater. Most of the plays in Davies Symphony Hall (one of the most important theaters of the city) on Van Nes Ave are in English. So, if you are a Harry Potter fan and want to experience the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert or watch the Tony-winning hit Hairspray, you should take some lessons with us to make sure you understand everything that’s going on!
For Social: If you would like to further practice what you learn with Language Trainers and make some local friends, you can join SF Babel: International Language & Culture Exchange. This MeetUp group was founded in 2013 and today has more than 2500 members! They get together to make real friends, practice speaking English and have fun together while they have picnics, dinners and day trips. Sports events are another instance where you can practice your English. San Francisco hosts professional football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and basketball matches. If you're a sports fan, you'll find several events all year round where you can meet new people with the same interests and talk to them about what is happening with your favorite team, like the San Francisco Giants if you love baseball or the Golden State Warriors if you are into basketball
Where to Learn English in and around San Francisco
Send us a message and get started with English lessons today! At Language Trainers we specialize in providing personalized language courses tailored to your skills and schedule. We can also provide lessons for your family! Our teachers are native English speakers who live in San Francisco, so they can teach you everything you need to know to feel and sound like a local.
Our instructors can go to the comfort of your home or office, the choice is yours! And if you are living in the outskirts of San Francisco or nearby cities, you can also contact us. We have excellent tutors waiting to start teaching in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond and Antioch.
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1-on-1 General English Course in San Francisco
Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business English Course in San Francisco
Our English courses in San Francisco are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in San Francisco (closed group)
Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in San Francisco
Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.
With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.
Our clients from San Francisco include:
Hawaiian Tropic Europe Inc.
Shell UK Ltd
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”I am really satisfied with my English lessons. The teacher has taught me based on my current concerns and issues in business. It's been very helpful to me!”English course in San Francisco, Softbank
”I enjoyed my first English lesson and Jane is an excellent teacher for me. She could understand me and what I need in order to enhance my English skills. I'm looking forward to the future lessons.”English course in San Francisco, HR Coordinator