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Start your English journey with AEA in San Francisco, or Berkeley.

Get ready for a full immersion in the American culture of the focal cities of the Bay Area.


We are accepting new Transfer Students, Change of Status Students, and Initial Students (outside USA).

Whatever your situation, we are always available to answer your questions and help you!

About Advance English Academy



I would like to welcome you to a unique, fun, and exciting English language school. We are Advance English Academy, an outstanding language school in California, and we are dedicated to helping you learn American English in San Francisco or Berkeley.


We have been offering English as a Second Language classes for students of all ages and levels for over 15 years. We also help students with any visa-related questions so you can relax and enjoy your English learning journey with us. 


Learning (American) English involves understanding American culture. If you enjoy and understand American culture, you will enjoy and quickly improve your English. For this reason, we integrate fun events, activities and exciting excursions as part of the AEA program. 

I look forward to meeting each of you and sharing our extensive knowledge of the English language, San Francisco, California, and the USA. We will make sure that you have the best possible educational and cultural experience that you can find for the value.

- Director of Advance English Academy

What our students say about us

I met people from all different countries and cultures and we always have interesting discussions in the class. It's fun!

I recommend other students to come to Advance English Academy, you will have support and they will treat you well. My advice is to try to be dedicated to things you learn,  and you will achieve your goals.


Jessica Umbelina

Our schools are located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and Berkeley.

San Francisco

Location: 275 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 552-1001

Good times and social revolutions tend to start here, from manic gold rushes to blissful hippie ‘be-ins’. If there’s a skateboard move yet to be busted, a technology still unimagined, a poem left unspoken or a green scheme untested, chances are it’s about to happen in San Francisco. Grab your coat and a handful of glitter, and enter a wonderland of fog and fabulousness.


Location: 2161 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 647-9740

Beyond being an attractive city, a blend of yuppie, hippie, and students exists side by side with great Asia-Pacific restaurants, Latin American groceries, high-end organic food halls, and the misty green campus of the University of California, Berkeley. This vibrant and active city is well known for its thriving arts scene, music venues, and lovely Mediterranean climate.


English courses

AEA offers multiple levels of ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and Business English classes. We have a flexible schedule. You can attend classes in the early mornings, late afternoons, and in the evenings.

Our Engaging and Interactive Curriculum is designed to help students learn English more effectively.


We have over 15 years of experience teaching English to our students. Our teachers are trained to help you improve your English skills quickly. We are proud of our beloved international students and our amazing teachers and staff who are dedicated to helping students improve and achieve. 


Volunteer projects

We believe by helping the people in the city, we can help our students connect with where they study and live. AEA offers optional volunteer activities for students inspired to help our surrounding community and environment, such as volunteering at the beautify Golden Gate Park, helping out at local soup kitchens, etc.

U.S. Culture & Exploration

We love to celebrate the holidays, with a Thanksgiving Feast, a Halloween Costume Party, a Christmas Potluck, and more! We also love to explore! AEA leads students on field trips all over the San Francisco area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. 


Our Mission

The mission of Advance English Academy is to provide a high-quality English language program, in a friendly and compassionate learning environment. 


Advance English Academy strives to equip students with their desired English competence and to provide an opportunity to develop their lifelong-lasting learning ability. 


Through the recruitment and development of qualified faculty members, Advance English Academy endeavors to assist and support students in achieving their educational goals.   


By advocating local volunteerism and outdoor recreation, Advance English Academy hopes to expand student knowledge, while encouraging an appreciation and understanding of our community, language, and country. 



Advance English Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).


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