ESL | TOEFL | UNIVERSITY PREP | DAYTIME & EVENING COURSES
English Language Institute (ELI) has two beautiful locations in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our main campus is one block from famous Union Square in the Financial District. Our second campus is a short walk away on Polk Street. Both locations provide excellent classes, brilliant teachers, and fun activities.
ELI offers the best intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) and iBT TOEFL test prep courses in San Francisco. Free Electives classes are available every afternoon for students enrolled at our Union Square campus. These include Business English, Public Speaking, and more. Daytime and evening classes are available.
There are many home-stay, hostel, and residential hotel options near both of our downtown campuses in San Francisco. Evaluate and choose the housing option that is best for your study period, budget, and location preference. Click below to learn more about exclusive discounted rates for ELI students on our Housing page.
English Language Institute is 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.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
I like this school’s atmosphere. We can relax and not feel stressed about studying. The teachers and staff are also really friendly.
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.
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!
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.