English courses in Berkeley, United States

Learn English and study abroad in Berkeley (USA)

2425 Prospect Street Berkeley BerkeleycaCA 94704US

Berkeley, more than a university city in California

Want an English experience in American academia? Come and study at Berkeley, San Francisco Bay, where you can study along-side students of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.

Want the perfect escape?

The city and its surroundings play host to numerous outdoor adventure and leisure activities. After class, take part in a famous Extranomical Adventure hike, with a ranger who will take you through the sublime Yosemite Park. Continue your walk through Muir Woods and see the incredible forest of giant redwoods.

Tasty ideas

Has all this hiking left you hungry? Get a taste for local produce at the Farmer's Market, or head to the north of the city for the Gourmet Ghetto, which is home to numerous fine restaurants and several great burger stands.

For the weekend

Over the course of an evening, join the Berkeley Folk Dancers to sip a delicious cocktail at the Starry Plough Pub whilst listening to the best jazz bands in town. If you are up for a road trip, head to Disneyland or even spend the weekend exploring the surrounding cities in California! San Francisco is located just thirty minutes from Berkeley and is a must see.

English courses in a world-renowned university city

The ELS Language School is located in the heart of the residential area in Hillside Hall, a few minutes' walk from the famous University of California, Berkeley. Your studies will always remain dynamic with the countless libraries, bookstores, and cafes on campus where academics and students alike discuss and share ideas over a coffee.

You can take advantage of the university’s world class facilities throughout the duration of your stay. Fitness fanatics will be kept busy with baseball, football, volleyball and basketball courts, a fully equipped gym, a running track, the golf course (small fee associated), pool tables, the fitness centre, as well as indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Other facilities include a computer centre specifically for language students, a vast library of language books and DVDs, a snack bar, movie theatre, and cafeteria.

Do you want to make the most out of your English study abroad experience? Take advantage of the ELS partnership with more than 650 world-class universities.

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2425 Prospect Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

001 510 845 0201

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Hillside Hall Residence

Hillside Hall is located in the same building as the ELS language center. This dormitory is a co-ed dormitory also used by some US students attending the nearby and world-famous UC Berkeley. The residence features double rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Bedding is included. The residence is fully equipped with laundry facilities, internet access, a lounge with a TV, DVD player, pool table and table tennis, as well as a veranda with a barbecue. 15 meals per week (full board Monday - Friday) in the cafeteria is included: students are responsible for catering for themselves at weekends.

Hillside Durant Residence

Located near the UC Berkeley campus and 7 minutes walk from the ELS Berkeley center, Hillside Durant residence is divided into three floors, comprising a total of 12 double rooms and 6 shared bathrooms. Very occasionally, students may be placed in triple or quadruple occupancy if there is overflow: in these cases, discounts will be offered.

The residence features two large kitchens and dining rooms where you can prepare meals with other students; alternatively students can purchase meals plans during the week from Hillside Hall residence (located in the same building as ELS Berkeley). Every room is equipped with a refrigerator and a TV. Bedding is provided and there is a laundry room. Students are responsible for cleaning their own room.

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