UC Berkeley, San Francisco

Founded in 1866, the University of California, Berkeley is one of the USA’s top ranking Universities and is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area. The historic central campus is spread across 178 acres and offers fantastic facilities including astro pitches, large common areas, an indoor sports hall and a large swimming pool.

Students stay in modern twin-bedded accommodation with shared facilities. The fantastic Discovery Excursion Programme is an exciting opportunity for students to discover the famous city of San Francisco with visits to landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the largest Chinatown in the United States.

Ardmore Language Schools is not affiliated with UC Berkeley. Although programs are scheduled to occur on the campus of UC Berkeley, the use of University facilities and/or property does not constitute or imply the endorsement or support of Language Schools by UC Berkeley.

    • Residential Centre
    • Summer Courses
    • Adult Student Ratio 1:10


  • Swimming Pool
  • City Location
  • Sport faciltities
  • Fields


  • Twin rooms with shared facilities
  • Common areas
  • Wifi available

Nearby Airports

  • 40 km from San Francisco Airport

A typical day with Ardmore.

Students have three hours of English lessons per day from Monday to Friday, with the lessons divided into two parts.

Part One: Language input, which involves using grammar and vocabulary in various tasks/exercises.

Part Two: Fluency/practice activities aimed at developing fluency through specific tasks like designing a website or poster, conducting a classroom survey or even producing/acting in a short play.

We offer a wide range of activities, which may include: Football, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Tennis, Basketball, etc.

Evening entertainment programme may include Talent Show, Disco, Quiz Nights, Film Nights, Sports Tournaments and more options.

Emphasis on communication helps students to use English for a variety of purposes and in various situations. Our aim is to build students' knowledge and confidence in understanding and speaking English.

Nearby attractions and Excursions.

There’s plenty to see and do for a half day, or even an full day around San Francisco and nearby. A full day trip to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, or a visit to the Exploratorium.

Alternatively there are half day excursions more local to the campus, which include a tour of North Beach and Chinatown, a visit to the Academy of Sciences.

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