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San Francisco

Stafford House San Francisco is a forward-thinking hub for anyone who wants to experience what California life is truly about, opportunity!

Located in the financial district, just a short walk from the famous San Francisco Bay Area, our school is ideally placed for any student who wants to intensively improve their English or reach their life goals with our unique Professional Pathways courses. 

 

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OUR Top 5 ENGLISH COURSES IN San Francisco

  • PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

  • BUSINESS ENGLISH

    BUSINESS ENGLISH

  • GENERAL ENGLISH

    GENERAL ENGLISH

  • TOEFL PREPARATION

    TOEFL PREPARATION

  • UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

    UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

Capacity
165
Classrooms
11
Lessons
45 minutes long
Student Computers
17
Students in class
Average 11 (max 15)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Student kitchen
  • Self study area
  • 65" interactive screens

 

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Accommodation

Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.

Homestay Accommodations

Living with a family is an excellent way to really experience American traditions and culture. It’s also a perfect opportunity to practice your English language skills with real Americans every day.

If you choose our homestay option, you will stay with a family in the Bay Area. We have carefully checked and interviewed them and we trust them to provide you with a great stay! You can choose to have a single room, or share a room with another student. Families provide 14 meals per week (breakfast and dinner). Most host families are located within 40-60 minutes of Stafford House Centers by public transportation.

Please note: You must give at least four weeks notice before you arrive so we can make sure your homestay is available and reserved. If you have any questions about living with an American family, you can contact the Housing Coordinator.

HOMESTAY

Residence Club Accommodations

When you choose to live in a Residence Club you will enjoy an independent living situation with an international atmosphere, dormitory-style housing and meal options or shared kitchen. Residence clubs also provide an opportunity to get to know students and travelers from all over the world.

Independent Housing Options

You can reserve your own accommodation, and there is a lot of choice! A Stafford House staff member has visited all of these places and we think they are great value and close to Stafford House. You can find more information about reservations on their websites. You must reserve them directly- we cannot book these for you.

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Meet our team

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Andrea Moran

    Student Services Manager

    I love learning about different cultures and helping international students learn about life in San  Francisco. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve traveled to over 20 countries, taught English in Chile, and worked in international education for many years before coming to Stafford House. I plan the school’s activities, and can help you with F-1 visa questions, program extensions, transfers, and any other questions students have about life here. Welcome!

  • Jenefer Johnson

    Center Director

    Jenefer has been the Center Director in San Francisco since 2013. Her previous experiences include teaching and developing English language curriculums. She is passionate about making her school reflect the diverse and tech savvy city of San Francisco. 

  • Joy Suzuki

    Director of Studies

    My passion for learning languages is what led me into the field of international education. After studying French and Spanish in high school and college and traveling around Europe, I spent 2 years living and working in Japan as an EFL teacher, so I understand first-hand just how rewarding and life-changing an experience crossing cultures can be.

    I’ve worked in many different capacities in international education for over 20 years: ESL/EFL teaching and tutoring, coordinating and marketing educational travel programs, counseling and advising international students, and leading the ESL department at an international school. I’m excited to be a part of the Stafford House team in my role as Director of Studies, supporting teachers and helping students have the cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.  

 
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Social Programme

It takes more than time in a classroom to learn English and our Social Programmes provide that extra experience that is so crucial to full fluency. Our Activity Leaders are passionate about San Francisco and take students on activities designed to show off the special aspects of this great city, allowing students to fully immerse in, and experience, their new home.

  • FRI

    19

    JUL 2019

    BBQ Picnic Fundraiser

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    BBQ Picnic Fundraiser

    Time: 12:30 PM | Price: $10 suggested donation

    Meeting point: Student lounge. We will walk to a nearby park

  • FRI

    19

    JUL 2019

    Foosball Tournement

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    Foosball Tournement

    Time: | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

  • FRI

    19

    JUL 2019

    Yosemite Weekend Trip

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    Yosemite Weekend Trip

    Time: See EA website | Price: See EA website: eatour.com

    Meeting point: See EA website: eatour.com

  • SAT

    20

    JUL 2019

    Yosemite Weekend Trip

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    Yosemite Weekend Trip

    Time: See EA website | Price: See EA website: eatour.com

    Meeting point: See EA website: eatour.com

  • SUN

    21

    JUL 2019

    Food Truck Picnic

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    Food Truck Picnic

    Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM | Price: FREE/$for food or drinks

    Meeting point: Presidio’s Main Parade Ground

  • MON

    22

    JUL 2019

    Ferry Building

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    Ferry Building

    Time: 12:45 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: SH Student Lounge

  • TUE

    23

    JUL 2019

    Giants Baseball Game

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    Giants Baseball Game

    Time: 5:00 PM | Price: $14.00

    Meeting point: In front of Stafford House.

  • WED

    24

    JUL 2019

    Mission Mural Tour

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    Mission Mural Tour

    Time: 2:45 PM | Price: Free!

    Meeting point: Stafford House Lounge

  • WED

    24

    JUL 2019

    Alcatraz

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    Alcatraz

    Time: 1:30 PM | Price: $40

    Meeting point: Stafford House lounge

  • THU

    25

    JUL 2019

    Ocean Hike

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    Ocean Hike

    Time: 1:30 PM | Price: FREE! Just need $ for the bus.

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

    Why go? Join us on a beautiful walk by the ocean at "Land's End", a popular trail. It ends at a stone labyrinth with views of the Golden Gate Bridge!

  • THU

    25

    JUL 2019

    Leadership Workshop

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    Leadership Workshop

    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM | Price: Free!

    Meeting point: Classroom H

  • THU

    25

    JUL 2019

    Exploratorium After Dark

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    Exploratorium After Dark

    Time: 5:00pm | Price: $20

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

  • FRI

    26

    JUL 2019

    Cable Car Museum

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    Cable Car Museum

    Time: | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

  • FRI

    26

    JUL 2019

    Root Beer Floats

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    Root Beer Floats

    Time: | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student lounge

  • FRI

    26

    JUL 2019

    Las Vegas Weekend!

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    Las Vegas Weekend!

    Time: See EA Tour website | Price: See EA Tour website

    Meeting point: See EA Tour Website

  • FRI

    26

    JUL 2019

    Food Truck Party & Market

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    Food Truck Party & Market

    Time: 4:30 PM | Price: Free! ($ for food)

    Meeting point: Front Desk

  • SAT

    27

    JUL 2019

    Las Vegas Weekend!

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    Las Vegas Weekend!

    Time: See EA Tour website | Price: See EA Tour website

    Meeting point: See EA Tour Website

  • MON

    29

    JUL 2019

    Cable Car Museum

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    Cable Car Museum

    Time: | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student lounge

  • MON

    29

    JUL 2019

    Painted Ladies area tour

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    Painted Ladies area tour

    Time: 10:00 AM and 1:45 PM | Price: $ muni transportation

    Meeting point: SH Student Lounge

  • TUE

    30

    JUL 2019

    GLBT Museum & Castro Tour

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    GLBT Museum & Castro Tour

    Time: 2:45 PM | Price: Free!

    Meeting point: Stafford House Student Lounge

    Why go? We will visit the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) museum and visit the Castro neighborhood, a very important place for the LGBT community.

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Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 10 Nationalities

  • Brazilian
  • Japanese
  • Taiwanese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Columbian

Meet our students

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Akin

    Akin

    Turkey

  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Brazil

  • Beril

    Beril

    Turkey

  • Carolina

    Carolina

    Brazil

    I loved the people I met in San Francisco, everyone, including students and staff. My teachers were incredible, I've learned a lot with them.

  • Charles

    Charles

    France

  • Cindi

    Cindi

    Brazil

    When I came to San Francisco to take some classes I couldn't imagine how it would change my life. When I went back to Brazil I got the job I wanted because my English was better.

  • Claire

    Claire

    Taiwan

  • Fabiola

    Fabiola

    Brazil

  • Kazune

    Kazune

    Japan

  • Luke

    Luke

    Taiwan

  • Nasser

    Nasser

    Brazil

    I already knew about San Francisco and I am glad that I chose Stafford House. The staff was awesome and the teachers were outstanding. So if you're planning to study English abroad, come to Stafford House.

  • Rodrigo

    Rodrigo

    Brazil

    I would recommend Stafford House to my friends. When I arrived in San Francisco, I had many meetings and presentations. With One-to-One English classes, I could make completely tailor made classes according to my needs and objectives. All my teachers were so prepared. In my case, I could identify the specific pronunciation and grammar to improve my presentations and meetings. The classes have helped me with my goals!

  • Shoko

    Shoko

    Japan

    I really enjoyed being exposed to challenging materials and participating in in-class activities that pushed me outside of my comfort zone.

 
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english Courses in san francisco

We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning OR afternoon. When enrollment requires, we will run a morning and afternoon schedule. Students cannot choose their schedule. All students will learn their schedule after they arrive and take our official English Placement Test

Morning
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
8.30 - 10.00 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.20-11.50 CORE COURSE

Standard General English, Business and Exam preparation programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning OR afternoon plus one module. When enrollment requires, we will run a morning and afternoon schedule. Students cannot choose their schedule. All students will learn their schedule after they arrive and take our official English Placement Test

Students will be allocated one module class
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
8.30 - 10.00 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.20-11.50 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
12.30-13.30                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON

Intensive General English, Business and Exam preparation programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
8.30 - 10.00 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.20-11.50 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
12.30-13.30                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
13.45-14.45                                                        MODULE 2
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