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Stafford House San Francisco

Address: 3rd Floor, 417 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Stafford House San Francisco

  • Founded: in 1952
  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
  • Age of the students: from 16 years old
  • Average class size: 10 people
  • Maximum group size: 15 people
  • Total number of students: up to 300 people
  • Type of accommodation: family, residence (July-August), studio
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Stafford House International (International Network of English Stafford House) is a group of language schools that have offered many different educational programs for more than 60 years. The choice of a specific educational option is influenced by the level of basic knowledge and goals of the entrant. The mission of the company is to educate, inspire and help students receiving education, to enjoy the cities, to earn the trust of students all over the world and to inspire them for personal growth.

The language centers of the international network Stafford House (Stafford House) are located in 10 amazing cities in the US, Canada and the UK. All centers have an excellent education program that meets all standards of international education. It is aimed at improving vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, as well as expanding the vocabulary.

San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the United States, which received international popularity for its culture, a huge number of large-scale music festivals and delicious Californian cuisine. San Francisco is also a global center for technology development, in which a large number of foreign students can be found. The perfect weather and individuality of this city offers students an excellent opportunity to learn English in a unique setting.

Stafford House San Francisco (formerly known as Intrax) is located in the financial district near the San Francisco Bay, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. All types of public transport, including the BART metro and the famous cable cars, are within walking distance.

Since December 2015, the educational center is located in a completely new location. The school has a modern design, designed to make learning comfortable for students. Stafford House San Francisco provides 21 modern classrooms for education, which are equipped with interactive whiteboards, a cozy sitting area, a modern library, a common kitchen, a self-study classroom and an educational center. A free Wi-Fi network is available throughout the school. Stafford House (Stafford House) also pays great attention to excursions and extra-curricular activities. Students can visit a huge number of attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and many others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stafford House San Francisco

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 360 $ / week

General English Course

General English Course is suitable for improving the skills of oral speech, grammar, reading, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation. Also, additional classes are possible, aimed at the practice of oral speech, working out pronunciation or grammar rules, preparing for exams.

Suitable for students at the age of 16 years and the level of language skills from beginner (Beginner).

The price per week per student depending on the intensity of classes:

  • Essential (20 hours) - 350 $
  • Standard (25 hours) - 390 $
  • Intensive (30 hours) - 420 $
  • Super Intensive (35 hours) - 450 $.

Business English (Business English)

The goal of Business English is the formation and development of linguistic skills required for professional activities. This course includes obtaining knowledge of the rules of international business communication, conducting interviews, meetings, negotiations or making presentations. The practical part of the classes is aimed at the standards of business documents.

Designed for students aged 18 and above the level of language proficiency.

The price per week is calculated per student, depending on the intensity of the classes:

  • Essential (20 hours) - 350 $
  • Standard (25) - 390 $ 
  • Intensive (30) - 420 $
  • Super Intensive (35) - 450 $.
Annual
16+
from 360 $ / week

TOEFL Preparation

It is aimed at effective and rapid mastering of the skills necessary for passing TOEFL. The program includes improving knowledge about grammar and vocabulary, developing speech. In practical lessons, students have the opportunity to get an idea of ​​the format of the test, as well as strategies for its passage. During the education, students will undergo trial tests and analyze the test tasks of the past.

The duration of the program is from 36 weeks or more.

Designed for students aged 16 and above the average level of language proficiency.

The price per week is calculated per student, depending on the intensity of the classes:

  • Essential (20 hours) - 350 $
  • Standard (25) - 390 $
  • Intensive (30) - 420 $
  • Super Intensive (35) - 450 $.
Annual
18+
from 3 500 $ / 10 weeks

FCE (First Certificate in English) (FCE Preparation Program)

FCE is a Cambridge exam, the results of which are recognized practically all over the world and are required for admission to many prestigious universities. The course is aimed at mastering the basic skills that are required to pass this exam.

Designed for students aged 18 and above the average level of language skills.

Duration - 10 or 12 weeks.

The price per course per student depending on the intensity of the classes is 20/25/30/35 hours per week:

  • 10 weeks: 3,500 $ / 3,900 $ / 4,200 $ / 4,500 $
  • 12 weeks: 3,960 $ / 4,320 $ / 4,680 $ / 5,040 $.
Annual
18+
from 3 500 $ / 10 weeks

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) (CAE Preparation Program)

CAE is an international exam that is aimed at proving an advanced level of language proficiency. This exam is interesting for those who need English for professional work or everyday communication. The successful passing of this test is the official confirmation of the level not lower than Advanced.

Designed for students aged 18 and above the average level of language skills.

Duration - 10 or 12 weeks.

The price per course per student depending on the intensity of the classes is 20/25/30/35 hours per week:

  • 10 weeks: 3,500 $ / 3,900 $ / 4,200 $ / 4,500 $
  • 12 weeks: 3,960 $ / 4320 $ / 4680 $ / 5,040 $.
Annual
16+
from 75 $ / lesson

One-to-one English (One-to-one lessons)

One-to-one English is an individual lesson with a teacher (at least 5 hours a week), in which the student is able to more effectively master the skills necessary for him, achieve his goals, and study the gaps in the language.

The price for 5 lessons is 375 $, for each additional lesson - 75 $. Can be used as an independent study program or as additional lessons.

Accommodation, housing and food

The place of residence is an important step on the way to comfort abroad and academic success. Depending on whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or stay in a family, the Stafford House San Diego educational center offers several accommodation options:

  • In the family - from 300 $
  • In the apartments - from 300 $ to 510 $
  • In the student residence (only in the summer) - from 305 $ to 525 $.

1. Homestay

Living in an American family is a great way to experience the traditions and culture of the United States on your own experience. Every day you will have a unique opportunity to practice your knowledge of English with native speakers. When choosing such an accommodation option, students will stop at an American family in the Bay area. All families are carefully selected. They will do their best to ensure a wonderful holiday. Students can choose a single room or share it with another student. The family provides breakfast and dinner every day.

Please note: the residence must be notified at least 28 days prior to arrival.

2. Accommodation in a residence or apartment

When choosing accommodation in a residence or a cozy studio, students will have the opportunity to enjoy an independent life. In this case, students will be able to meet students from different countries, as well as travelers from around the world.

In the student residence can live young people from 18 years. In summer (from July 2 to August 27), a surcharge for accommodation is charged - 30 $ per week.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : business English, English, preparation for CAE, preparation for FCE, Preparation for TOEFL

Events Stafford House San Francisco

Learning English is not only studying it with teachers, but also practical experience, which is important for fluent understanding of speech and development of self-confidence. It is to receive these important skills that all educational activities are directed. They also help to immerse themselves in the culture, traditions and characteristics of the city.

Advantages

The advantages of education at Stafford House (Stafford House) are:

  • Excellent teachers who have the highest qualifications and are passionate about their profession
  • Support experienced tutors who are happy to answer your questions and help with building an individual lesson plan, identifying gaps in education and setting goals for the development of lexical and grammatical skills
  • Additional meetings with the teacher, which will allow you to ask questions individually and get professional advice
  • Individual approach to students. Small groups give the opportunity to give enough attention to each student
  • Expert staff. Teachers Stafford House (Stafford House) build their classes on the basis of their vast practical experience, which makes the classes more interesting and useful
  • Lessons are aimed at achieving the set goals and disclosing the personal potential of each student, as well as gaining confidence in their knowledge and strengths
  • A flexible system of education provides an opportunity to choose an educational program in accordance with the goals of the students and the desired duration of education. All educational programs are adapted depending on the goals.
  • Direct pricing also allows to make the educational process convenient and comfortable for students.

Equipment Stafford House San Francisco

The language school Stafford House in San Francisco provides beautiful newest equipment and bright classrooms, which were renovated in 2015. Classes are held in comfortable classrooms using modern technologies and innovations in the field of education:

  • A recreation area where students can have fun with friends
  • Computer class, which is designed to prepare for international tests
  • General student kitchen, where you can have a snack during a break or get acquainted with the cuisine of other countries
  • Cozy classroom for self-study
  • Modern equipment, including the use of interactive whiteboards by teachers for greater convenience
  • Library, where you can find additional literature, do research or do your homework
  • A large educational center.

All types of public transport are within walking distance of the school.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school offers a huge number of courses, depending on their goals and level of knowledge. The price is also affected by the number of study hours per week and the duration of the selected educational program:

1.General English / Business English / Preparation for TOEFL, depending on the number of classes per week - 20/25/30/35:

  • 2 weeks - 700 $ / 780 $ / 840 $ / 900 $
  • 4 weeks - 1,400 $ / 1,560 $ / 1,680 $ / 1,800 $
  • 8 weeks - 2,800 $ / 120 $ / 840 $ / 900 $.

2. Program preparation for FCE or CAE duration of 10 or 12 weeks. Its cost per student, depending on the number of hours of English - 20/25/30/35 hours - is:

  • 10-week: 3,500 $ / 3,900 $ / 4,200 $ / 4,500 $
  • 12-week: 3,960 $ / 4,320 $ / 4,680 $ / 5,040 $.

3. Additional services:

  • Education "one on one" - 75 $ for one lesson.

The following services are included in the price:

  • Study of the chosen program
  • Testing on arrival
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cultural and entertainment events.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place
  • Examination Boards
  • Payment for accommodation
  • Extra charge for accommodation in the family in high season
  • Food
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Transfers
  • Air ticket in both directions
  • Meeting / seeing off at the airport
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Pocket costs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The age of students is from 16 years. Before the beginning of the classes, all students must pass a test to determine the level of the language.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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