ELI is your home away from home for studying English! We offer a variety of classes to help you achieve your goals. Choose from ESL, TOEFL, Business English options..  We also offer many fun activities to help you practice English and make friends.


ELI specializes in university preparation. We have partnerships with several universities that allow our students to earn their degree, win scholarships and enter schools with lower test scores. Click here to see how we can help you earn your degree.


ELI can help you to reserve a room in a local guest hotel. We can also offer advice to students who are interested in finding their own housing. Talk to us today about your housing needs and we will help you get the best experience possible.

Did you see our new evening classes?

ELI has started new evening classes as of 4/13/15

Prepare yourself for a better future.

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At ELI we are dedicated to providing high quality English language instruction at a reasonable price in a friendly and welcoming setting. Our goal is to help students improve their English language abilities for academic success, career advancement, and everyday social and practical purposes. We strive to foster global communication and cross-cultural understanding.

Why ELI in San Francisco or San Diego, CA?

  • Course Materials

    300 hours of individualized pronunciation practice software and more…

  • Study Options

    Short-term and long-term study options available

  • Pathways

    Pathways to Colleges and Universities in the U.S. as an ELI graduate

  • TOEFL Exam

    Institutional TOEFL Exam offered monthly at the school

  • Prime Location

    Convenient downtown location–close to Union Square, museums, and public transit

  • Friendly Staff

    Friendly teachers and students in a supportive environment



I like this school’s atmosphere. We can relax and not feel stressed about studying. The teachers and staff are also really friendly.

YudaiStudent from Japan

The school is great! ELI has really good teachers, especially Julie and Glen. The people and staff are nice and always willing to help the students.

PaulinaStudent from Chile

My English improved a lot, especially listening and speaking. Glen is a great teacher and works really well with his students. My goal was to pass the iBT TOEFL test the very first time and I did it!

MariyaStudent from Kazakhstan

ELI has cool teachers and students. I enjoyed being able to speak with other students in English. I really like the textbook I bought from ELI. I will use this textbook to study and practice English during my free time when I return to France.

AdrienStudent from France

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