English courses for children and teenagers in San Francisco, USA

San Francisco has everything you’d expect from an outstanding travel destination and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA. Language courses for kids and teenagers in San Francisco are among our most popular English language courses. It's little wonder, as San Francisco lies directly on the Pacific Ocean, has the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge as a landmark, and offers many more unique attractions. Some of the popular attractions are the cable cars, loved by tourists and natives alike, as well as Lombard Street, known as one of the curviest streets in the world and featured in many films and TV series.

Our English language school for junior students in San Francisco combines the best aspects of English learning, recreation and adventure. The school has been in business for many decades and is dedicated to children and adolescents between 10 and 17 years of age. The campus, its experienced teachers, and the halls of residence for the language course participants, are located in one of the most prestigious universities on the west coast of the United States. In the halls of residence, qualified advisers are on location 24/7, and are available to assist students with any inquiries they might have. Close by, there are many locations perfect for field trips, with magnificent views of the city, and terrific sports and games facilities.

Of course, San Francisco also offers many excellent shopping opportunities, museums with exhibits suitable for children, great amusement parks as well as breathtaking natural surroundings. Popular destinations for English language courses outside of San Francisco are, for example, Muir Woods National Monument with giant redwood trees as well as the small municipal Stinson Beach with its long and clean sandy beach. Out in the countryside, you can also enjoy the year-round mild climate. In summer it hardly rains and pleasant average temperature of 19 to 22 degrees Celsius for the period from June until September, make all outside activities twice as fun.

An English language course in San Francisco is a great experience for kids and teenagers, during which they can improve their English language knowledge, discover exciting places, and develop friendships with people of the same age from around the world!

Our School Location

Our language school in San Francisco is very centrally located at the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, and in the world! With the famous Union Square not far away, the school offers a perfect starting point to explore the city and the surrounding area of San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39 with its sea lions, which are themselves a major attraction, are all just the start of what you can discover in San Francisco.

School Facilities

Our language school in the heart of San Francisco benefits from the best location of all San Francisco language schools. This West Coast school is situated in the beautiful and historic Humboldt Building on Market Street. All main routes of the local public transport network have stops within five minutes walking distance from the school.

Furthermore, the famous Union Square, the San Francisco Shopping Centre, the Financial District, the Yerba Buena Gardens and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are within two minutes of walking distance from the school.

Our language school is among the longest-established (founded in 1982) and best-equipped English language centres in San Francisco. This excellent institution contains 19 refurnished and spacious classrooms with natural lighting, a well-equipped language lab with state-of-the-art language learning aids, interactive whiteboards and an internet café with Skype access. Participants can also make use of a DVD library and an additional computer room with 19 PCs, including additional space for laptops.

The building also includes a large open student café with a luxurious relaxation lounge where warm and cold dishes as well as a selection of delicious cakes and cookies are offered. With its big-screen TV, the lounge is also used regularly as a TV room for English movie nights. It is the ideal place for students to mingle and plan leisure time activities. In addition to all this, the school offers an Executive Centre containing 6 classrooms and a business lounge with a separate and complimentary coffee bar.

24 Stunden Notfalltelefon
24 Stunden Notfalltelefon
Zentrale Lage
Zentrale Lage
Kostenloses Aktivitätenprogramm
Kostenloses Aktivitätenprogramm
Kostenloses WLAN
Kostenloses WLAN
Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der Nähe
Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der Nähe
Student lounge
Student lounge

School Accreditation

Maintaining excellence within our organisation is of the utmost importance to us at the language school of San Francisco. Therefore, our language school is recognised by several reputable accreditation institutions and organisations in the United States.

Our language school is a member of the AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs). They recognise us for our professional and ethical standards for our intensive English programs. Our organisation is committed to excellence with the 300 other members who also offer English programs.

Furthermore, the language school is a member of NAFSA Association of International Education. The NAFSA is designed to ensure international educators maintain training, professional training, networking and promote international education.

The language school in San Francisco is also a member of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This community intends to ensure and maintain professional expertise in teaching and learning the English languages.

Lastly, our language school is recognised by the CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation). Their mission is to advance excellence in teaching and directing the English language through the recognition of English language programs throughout the world.

Student Reviews

Language Courses

Our junior students, aged between 10 and 17, have the opportunity to improve their English language skills while taking a holiday to the USA's magnificent West Coast. The programme is especially tailored to the interests and needs of this particular age group.

The children have 20 lessons per week, which last 50 minutes each. Classes are usually held in the mornings. In the afternoons and evenings there is a varied programme with excursions, sports and games and other fun activities. We want all of our students to enjoy learning so we’ve ensured that all our courses are diverse and exciting.

Our language school places great emphasis on encouraging children and young people to speak and to use vocabulary and grammar rules in context. Their self-confidence in using English will be enhanced, leading to the improvement of their conversational ability. Each junior student receives a course book and additional materials such as worksheets, CDs and DVDs. After taking the placement test, students are placed into classes with others who have similar English skills, from beginner to advanced. This means that no one is under or over challenged. At the end of the course, everyone receives a participation certificate.

We make sure that juniors students from various countries are put together in the classes. The kids have to talk to each other in English, as it's not easy for them to communicate in their native language. It's also a great way for children to get to know their class mates from many different countries.

Course Prices (in Euro)

Student programme with residence
(age 10-17)

Weeks (01 July - 29 July)

1 Week

2 Weeks

3 Weeks

4 Weeks

5 Weeks

6 Weeks
Student programme +
full board campus residence

Language Programme includes: language course as described (20 teaching periods of 50 minutes each per week, an average of 13 and a maximum of 15 participants per class), workbooks, international classes, welcome pack, complete activity programme, fully supervised sports events and excursions including basketball, baseball and more, progress measurement tests every two weeks, course certificate, one-on-one support from teachers, free airport transfer for group reservations (12+)

Residence accommodation includes: accommodation in double rooms, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), internet access in the room, support around the clock and 24-hour emergency number, comfortable lounges, games rooms, gym, coin-operated washer

On group journeys, we offer free accommodation, airport transfers, activities and excursions to accompanying teachers.


Bestpreis Garantie SprachreiseAll course prices include: Course curriculum, placement tests and course completion certificate, course material***, informational material, activity programs, free internet connection is provided at the internet cafe (also Wi-Fi), Library, work and study room, 12 months’ access to St Giles E-learning zone

Tip: The longer the course, the cheaper the price per week!

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Junior Programme (10 – 17 years old)1820 €3640 €5460 €7280 €9100 €10920 €12740 €14560 €16380 €18200 €20020 €21840 €23660 €25480 €27300 €29120 €30940 €32760 €34580 €36400 €1820 €

Course Dates and Info

National holidays: 04.07.2019
Starting dates Juniors (Campus/Residence): 01.07.2019 , 08.07.2019 , 15.07.2019 , 22.07.2019

Your advantage with Sprachdirekt: No registration fee! (0€); Accommodation Placement Fee (0€); Registration fee of the language school (0€)

Residence accommodation includes: accommodation in double rooms, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), internet access in the room, support around the clock and 24-hour emergency number, comfortable lounges, games rooms, gym, coin-operated washer

On group journeys, we offer free accommodation, airport transfers, activities and excursions to accompanying teachers.




Our language school’s residence for junior students in San Francisco is located right next to the school building on the campus of a leading American university so our students are able to enjoy the benefits of real campus life. Access to the building is only possible with a key card; therefore only authorised individuals can enter. The juniors receive a key for their own room.

There are supervisors at the residence available to assist students 24 hours a day with all questions and potential problems.

The students stay in two-bed rooms with modern furnishings. Every room has two desks as well as internet access. Four residents share a bath and a shower. There are also shared facilities with a refrigerator, microwave, dining table and comfortable sofas. If the junior students are hungry or thirsty, there is a vending machine with drinks and snacks. If they would like to study in peace, they can do so in the workroom on the floor. Both children and youngsters can use a computer room, a games room, a gym as well as a laundry room with coin-operated washing machines and dryers.


In addition to language classes, our language school in San Francisco offers exciting leisure activities. After all, you don’t just learn in a classroom, but also during city tours, on trips to museums and theme parks and at sports events.

Group excursions allow the kids and teenagers to experience the most beautiful sides of California and to make friends with other students from around the globe.

The first activity that often takes place on the day of arrival is the campus tour during which students get to know their environment and each other. On the second day, an induction is scheduled which allows students to mingle during games and sports events. After this brief acclimatisation phase, more activities outside the school boundaries are added. Each week, one half-day and one full-day excursion are scheduled. These enable students to enjoy themselves in a theme park, discover exciting places by sightseeing, stroll through national forests or take in the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Further typical examples of afternoon or evening activities include a ride on the world-famous San Francisco cable cars, shopping opportunities, a scavenger hunt, museum visits and trips to sporting events.

Numerous sports facilities are available to the young participants right on the language school campus, including a gym, a swimming pool, an exercise room and courts for several ball games. Furthermore, the language school provides karaoke evenings, dancing events and game parties. Boredom is unheard of in San Francisco!