Due to Covid-19, we're offering our classes in two formats:
* Hybrid (Online/In-person)
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, Berkeley, or Online.
We have been offering a variety of ESL and TOEFL English 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 & exciting excursions as part of the AEA program.
I look forward to meeting each of you individually, sharing our extensive knowledge of the English language, San Francisco, California, and the USA. I will personally make sure that you have the best possible educational & cultural experience that you can find for the value.
From Zac Captain, Founder 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.
Our schools are located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and Berkeley.
Location: 1370 Mission Street (@10th), 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) 849-1766
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 will make you feel on the front end of the environmental and political issues that have defined the nation.
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.
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 Gift Exchange, and a New Year's Bash! 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. We also offer optional excursions to places such as Lake Tahoe for skiing and Yosemite National Park for hiking!
Advance English Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
Advance English Academy is a private institution licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
Find more BPPE related resources here.
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