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EC San Francisco

Open for face - to - face lessons

EC San Francisco is a contemporary space, situated in the heart of the city centre, a few blocks from Market Street and a short walk to Union Square. Classrooms surround a large sun-filled lounge, where students can relax and meet their classmates from all over the world.

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Ryan Hisamoto

Centre Director
Centre Director

Robert Miller

Director of Studies

Amanda Marquez

Student Services Coordinator / DSO

Centre Info

  • *Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or

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  • Launched: 2010
  • Centre capacity: 168
  • Classrooms: 6
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 11 (Max. 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 12 internet connected computers
  • Free wireless internet access throughout
    the centre
  • Library facilities
  • Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • Coffee Shop
  • Social and cultural programme
  • Student lounge
  • University Admissions Service
  • Examination centre on site


EC San Francisco,
433 California street, 2nd Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States



+1 (310) 310-3868

Emergency Number

+1 (424) 428-8808
(For use outside of office hours)

Opening Hours

09:00 - 17:30 GMT -8


  • Right in the centre of downtown
  • Just a short walk to Union Square
  • Convenient for public transport
  • Surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment options

Nationality Mix

  • Other
  • Brazilian
  • Swiss
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Italian

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

As an intern at EC San Francisco, I can affirm that the general atmosphere is wonderful. The facilities are modern and spacious, the location is great and professional and the staff here are always smiling. Best of all, every day I meet interesting students from all over the world. Furthermore, San Francisco is a beautiful and active city where you live within different cultures and easily make numerous friends. As a result, it is a very pleasant place for young foreign people. All of these great conditions form a marvelous recipe to improve your English. For me, this stay is an amazing professional and human experience.

Quentin Guerry (Intern)

Teacher Testimonial

My name is Vera Rapcsak. I’m originally from Tucson, Arizona, but I have been living in the lovely city of San Francisco for about two years now. I love to spend time outdoors with my four-legged companion Riley. I enjoy hiking, camping, riding my bicycle, yoga, and long days at the beach. I love seeing live music, exploring around the city, and traveling to new places.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Geography I pursued a career in teaching ESL. I enrolled in the CELTA and finished at the top of my class. After completing the CELTA I did some volunteer teaching and teaching at various language schools in the Bay Area- which eventually led me to EC San Francisco. I have been teaching at ECSF for about a year now. I have taught several different levels, one-to-one lessons, and electives. I am also Student Ambassador Advisor and coordinate the student activity program program. This position has given me the chance to work directly with students to help them develop leadership skills, and plan exciting activities for students at our school.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! We learn from our mistakes. Make sure you practice your language outside of the classroom- make friends from other countries or practice with native speakers. Learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom.

My classes are fun and engaging! I love to introduce students to vocabulary that is used by native speakers (idioms and slang). I like to create a buzz in the classroom with conversation topics/exercises that will have a wide range of international opinions.

Vera Rapcsak



Student from Switzerland



Teacher at EC San Francisco

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Giants Baseball Game Giants Baseball Game

  • Tuesday

    Pronunciation Pronunciation

    Perfect your pronunciation.

  • Wednesday

    Mission Murals Mission Murals

    Over 600 murals in Mission District

  • Thursday

    Chill and Chat Chill and Chat

  • Friday

    Food Festival Food Festival

    SF's best food trucks all in one place

  • Saturday

    Movie Night Movie Night

  • Sunday

    Stern Grove Festival Stern Grove Festival

    Free outdoor music festival