Since 1991, Berkeley English Academy has been offering affordable English language classes (ESL) to foreign students. Whatever your level of English – high or low – Berkeley English Academy has a class for you. Students spend four-and-a-half hours in class every day studying all the components of a comprehensive English course – listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and writing. We also offer TOEFL preparation classes by experienced TOEFL teachers. In addition to classroom learning, students will have the opportunity to go on field trips and explore one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse areas of the United States – the San Francisco Bay Area. At Berkeley English Academy you will improve your English skills, enjoy life in the San Francisco Bay Area, and meet new friends from around the world.

Berkeley English Academy offers a flexible admission system, which means that you can enroll in any of our classes at any time. We are able to issue the I-20 for the student visa (F-1), and we can enroll students with tourist visas (J-1) and student visas (F-1).

Berkeley English Academy is located in Downtown Berkeley, across the street from the BART station, and one block from the UC Berkeley campus. The neighborhood has many restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, and other entertainment and educational opportunities. The City of Berkeley is a fantastic place to study English; it is famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts. Berkeley also offers great public transportation and easy access to San Francisco, as well as year-round mild weather.

We look forward to meeting you!

~Berkeley English Academy