English school in Berkeley California: Kaplan International - Berkeley

Key points

  • Located near UC Berkeley, which allows students to attend open lectures
  • Renowned academic, captivating and open-minded city with a lively student vibe
  • Great nationality mix from all over the world
  • Wide activity choice and lively nightlife

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc..

If you decide to learn English in Berkeley, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Kaplan Berkeley is located near the renowned UC Berkeley campus, in a vibrant student area full of bars, restaurants, museums and live music venues. You’ll learn the language in one of the 10 classrooms spread over four floors, and you’ll have access to other excellent facilities, such as the computer lab (with 15 computers), the library and self-study area and the student lounge. Wi-Fi is free of charge. The great nationality mix will allow you to make new friends from all over the world and to practise your English every day – take advantage of the school’s activity programme and dive into the American culture!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 462.- GBP
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
570 USD
990 USD
2
955 USD
1715 USD
3
1340 USD
2440 USD
4
1725 USD
3165 USD
6
2405 USD
4525 USD
4465 USD
8
3145 USD
5945 USD
5865 USD
12
4625 USD
8785 USD
8665 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 486.- GBP
(600.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
1020 USD
2
1015 USD
1775 USD
3
1430 USD
2530 USD
4
1845 USD
3285 USD
6
2615 USD
4735 USD
4675 USD
8
3425 USD
6225 USD
6145 USD
12
5045 USD
9205 USD
9085 USD
16
6425 USD
11945 USD
11785 USD
24
9305 USD
17545 USD
17305 USD
Extra week (24+)
380 USD
720 USD
710 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 551.- GBP
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options (depending on level and availability): Current Affairs, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture, Literature, Film Studies, ...

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
12
5945 USD
10105 USD
9985 USD
16
7465 USD
12985 USD
12825 USD
24
10025 USD
18265 USD
18025 USD
Extra week (24+)
410 USD
750 USD
740 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Combined business course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 551.- GBP
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Business (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Business (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEFL exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 486.- GBP
(600.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
1020 USD
2
1015 USD
1775 USD
3
1430 USD
2530 USD
4
1845 USD
3285 USD
6
2615 USD
4735 USD
4675 USD
8
3425 USD
6225 USD
6145 USD
12
5045 USD
9205 USD
9085 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEFL combined exam preparation course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week From 551.- GBP
(680.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Berkeley City Dorms residence, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1100 USD
2
1175 USD
1935 USD
3
1670 USD
2770 USD
4
2165 USD
3605 USD
6
3065 USD
5185 USD
5125 USD
8
4025 USD
6825 USD
6745 USD
12
5945 USD
10105 USD
9985 USD
16
7465 USD
12985 USD
12825 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.81   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
85 USD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
83 USD
Airport transfer from San Francisco (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from Oakland (pick-up) 150 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Francisco (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Airport transfer from/to Oakland (pick-up and drop-off) 285 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Berkley City Dorms:
Arrival: Saturday after 16:00 / Departure: Saturday before 10:00

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Host family
Get a taste of the American life by staying with a local family! If you’re planning to learn English at Kaplan Berkeley, this accommodation option is the perfect choice. You’ll be provided with a single or twin room with shared bathroom, and you’ll eat your breakfast and dinner with your host family, practising English in a warm environment! Free Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels are provided, but you should bring your own toiletries. Families usually live 45-60 minutes from the school via public transport and will help you plan your trip to school on your first day.

Berkeley City Dorms (Minimum stay: 5 weeks, ages 18 and over)
Located in various locations, these dorms offer single and twin rooms with shared bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are included, as well as Wi-Fi. The common kitchen, the study area, the dining room and the TV lounge will give you the chance to socialise with other students and speak English even outside of class. Common areas are cleaned every day, but you’ll be responsible for keeping your room clean and tidy. The laundry is coin operated. You’ll be less than a 5-minute walk from the school, and even less from the closest bars and restaurants.

Please note: Double room only available for students travelling together.

This renowned academic city has so much to offer! Learn English in Berkeley and take part in the school’s activities programme: you’ll discover all the best attractions while making new friends and fine-tuning your English skills. At Kaplan Berkeley, your week will be packed with exciting activities such as bowling, soccer/baseball/basketball games, movie nights, concerts and festivals. As any university city, Berkeley also offers a great nightlife! San Francisco is only a 25-minute ride away; on the weekend, visit Alcatraz with your new friends and try the tasty clam chowder! Other excursions may take you to the beautiful Yosemite Park, Wine Country and Lake Tahoe.

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ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Economisez sur le prix des cours !

Economisez sur le prix des cours !

Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of the following offer: 

- Get a 5% discount on tuition fees 

Valid for the following destinations:

Kaplan Bath
Kaplan Bournemouth
Kaplan Cambridge
Kaplan Liverpool
Kaplan London - Covent Garden
Kaplan London 30+
Kaplan Manchester
Kaplan Oxford
Kaplan Torbay
Kaplan Dublin
Kaplan Edinburgh
Kaplan Berkeley
Kaplan Boston
Kaplan Chicago
Kaplan LA, Huntington Beach
Kaplan LA, Westwood
Kaplan LA, Whittier College
Kaplan Miami
Kaplan New York
Kaplan Philadelphia
Kaplan Portland
Kaplan San Diego
Kaplan San Francisco
Kaplan Santa Barbara
Kaplan Seattle
Kaplan Washington
Kaplan Toronto
Kaplan Vancouver

Conditions:
- Valid for schools in UK, Ireland, United States and Canada
- Offer valid for new bookings and extensions received before 30.11.2019
- Valid for all courses except teen programs
 - The discount may be combined with any other tuition discount from the school
- Discounts only valid on tuition, other fees will apply

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on  19.11.2019