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American Academy of English
The Academy provides: Fully Accredited ESL program for all levels, TOEFL and TOEIC Preparation. Free Workshops for enrolled students - Accent Reduction, Conversation and American Slang Open Enrollment - enroll at anytime Internet Computer Lab IBT and Institutional TOEFL test center Orientation and assessment Individual placement Teachers with ESL experience and degrees Field trips to local areas and points of interest
The Academy is located in downtown San Francisco's Civic Center, walking distance to City Hall, the Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes.
All instructors are native speakers of English; most have MA degrees in ESL or are currently working on MA degrees in ESL. One has Ph.D. in Linguistics
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: Yes
Other Programs:TOEFL Test Preparation class and TOEIC Test Preparaton class Accent reduction (pronunciation) Conversation class (listening/speaking) American Slang class
Private Classes: Yes
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 18
Average Class Size: 15
Beginner Levels: 2
Intermediate Levels: 3
Advanced Levels: 2
TOEFL and TOEIC Test Preparation Courses Available
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 18
Maximum Hours Per Week: 22
Part Time Available: No
12 Week Sessions; Running enrollment - students can start anytime.
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 18%
Middle East: 0%
Fees based on a session length of 4 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
Residence club room reservation booking fee - $150; Personal airport pickup - $90.
Notes on Fees:
Initially, students are required to enroll for a 12 week period for $1050 plus application fee of $75; If more instruction is desired, students may continue on a monthly basis at $360/month.
Residence Clubs in San Francisco run about $900-$980 per month for a single; $680-720/month for shared. Our host families are screened.
The Academy will assist in finding housing and recommends living in San Francisco. Please see our web site for details on Student Services and on Housing at www.aae.edu
Educational Service Opportunities
Students who pass our Advanced Course may enter several community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area without having to take the TOEFL test.
The Academy is easily reached by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), bus, and rail. We are a 20 minute drive from San Francisco International Airport.
Apply online or download an application form at www.aae.edu; write or email for our brochure and application materials. Instructions to apply is provided in the brochure and website.