ESL Instruction in Downtown San Francisco

UC Berkeley Extension’s Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) provides the highest-quality academic English training to speakers of other languages. With IAEP, you gain much more than simple conversation skills: You receive a thorough foundation in university-level English to develop abilities in speaking, listening, reading, academic writing, pronunciation and grammar, as well as a social and academic orientation to life and study in the United States. Get program details.

Find Career and Academic Success

  • Minimum three-month commitment; stay until you meet your language goals
  • Ongoing admissions throughout the year
  • 20 class hours per week (four hours per day, five days per week)
  • Small personalized classes located in beautiful downtown San Francisco
  • Diverse classmates from around the world
  • Highly experienced, caring instructors and staff members
  • Services such as access to UC Berkeley recreational facilities, housing assistance, academic advising, health insurance and computer labs
  • Award of Proficiency granted at successful completion of highest instruction level

All students age 18 and older with intermediate to advanced English skills are encouraged to apply.

Video: Welcome to IAEP

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