2018 Prices and Dates

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General English

International Semester Course

English for Academic Purposes

Cambridge Examination

TOEFL Preparation

TOEIC Preparation

Silicon Valley Experience: English for Tech

General English plus English for Art & Design

English plus Internship

General English plus English for Business

Teachers of English Refresher Course (TEC)

Summer Family Courses (parents and kids 7 - 15 years of age)

Platinum Courses

Accommodations

Other fees


Included in the tuition fees Not included in the tuition fees
  • Lessons of 50 minutes each
  • Free use of all supplementary teaching materials
  • Use of Self-access facilities
  • Use of Internet cafe
  • End-of-course certificates and reports
  • Informational pack and gifts from the school
  • Registration fee ($150)
  • Accommodations
  • Accommodation placement fee ($95)
  • Examination entry fees
  • Textbooks ($50-$70)
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions, theatre tickets, etc.
  • Insurance

2018 Holidays

January 1, 15, February 19, March 30, May 28, July 4, September 3, November 22, 23, December 25, 2018.

There are no refunds or discounts for classes missed on these days, but no fees are charged for these days on Platinum courses or 1-week General English courses. All classes are suspended from December 24 - 28, 2018, but no fees are charged for this period.

All fees are in US Dollars

General English Courses for Beginners

This carefully structured 2, 3 or 4-week program is designed for Beginner level students. This program teaches basic essential language skills to Beginner students who want to learn and use everyday English while on a short visit to the USA. It is also the starting point for Beginner students who need an introduction to English before studying for a longer period on a General English or International Semester course. Optional extras: Students can take additional one-to-one lessons

Optional extras: Students can take additional one-to-one lessons on the English Plus program or the General English One-to-one Courses - see below.

Starting dates: Janauary 2, Janaury 29, April 2, June 25, July 30, October 1, 2018.
Weeks Lessons Price
2 - 3 weeks 20 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $425 per week
4 weeks 20 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $378 per week
2 - 3 weeks 22 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $467 per week
4 weeks 22 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $415 per week
2 - 3 weeks 28 Lessons 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $514 per week
4 weeks 28 Lessons 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $465 per week

General English Courses for Elementary (A1) to Advanced levels

Courses start every Monday, except on public holidays.
# of Weeks 28 Lessons
09:00-15:50
22 Lessons AM
09:00-13:00
22 Lessons PM
14:00-17:50
20 Lessons AM
09:00-13:00
20 Lessons PM
14:00-17:50
1 $581 / week $527 / week $410 / week $480 / week $376 / week
2 - 3 $489 / week $444 / week $345 / week $406 / week $316 / week
4 - 7 $442 / week $394 / week $307 / week $360 / week $280 / week
8 - 11 $433 / week $381 / week $295 / week $345 / week $271 / week
12 + $413 / week $366 / week $284 / week $335 / week $262 / week
The course with 22 lessons a week includes two lessons of supervised study on selected afternoons.

Students taking 22 lessons or more per week are eligible for a student visa.

Courses with 20 lessons per week DO NOT qualify for a student visa and students can take classes while in the US on a B1/B2 visa or a visa waiver program.

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General English One-to-one Course

You can start the One-to-one course any Monday

Weeks 20 Lessons
09:00 - 13:00
15 Lessons
13:45 - 16:45
1 - 14 Lessons
1 week $1543 $985

$77 per lesson
2 weeks $1496 per week $952 per week
3 weeks $1448 per week $923 per week
4+ weeks $1405 per week $898 per week

English Plus Course Fee
This course offers a combination of any English course with additional one-to-one lessons each day (minimum 5 lessons per week), and is for people who want to accelerate their progress (available only in combination with group programs). $327 per week (5 lessons) and $65 for any additional lesson.

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International Semester Course (ISC)

Discounted courses for students staying 24 weeks or more, who want to improve your language level, experience American life and culture, or take a year out before university. Your program is carefully structured to ensure that you improve your level, develop confidence in using English, and have the option of taking at least one recognised international examination.

Our examination and special interest options help you personalise your program. You can choose from the following: 22 (mornings) and 28 lessons a week - FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, TOEIC, English for Academic Purposes. Students enrolled in the ISC with 28 lessons can also choose English for Art and Design and English for Tourism.

International Semester Course University Pathway Program is designed for ambitious students looking to progress to Associate degree courses at a choice of US colleges (2 years), leading to direct undergraduate degree entry at a US university. Entry requirement: Advanced level study for a period of at least 6 weeks prior to college progression (some partner institutions may consider Upper Intermediate level).

Courses start every Monday, except on public holidays.

Weeks 28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
22 Lessons AM
09:00 - 13:00
22 Lessons PM
14:00 - 17:50
24 weeks $6912 $6432 $5160
Extra Week (25-35) +$274 / week +$266 / week +$213 / week
36 weeks $9792 $9504 $7596
Extra week (36+) +$272 / week +$264 / week +$211 / week

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English for Academic Purposes

This 8-week systematic and rigorous program is designed to give students the key skills required for US university life. (Entry level: Intermediate + (B1)).

Starting dates: Janaury 29, April 16, July 9, September 10, 2018
Weeks Lessons Price
8 weeks 20 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $345 per week
8 weeks 22 Lessons 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $381 per week
8 weeks 28 Lessons 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $433 per week

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Cambridge Examinations

Standard Course Fast-Track Course
January 2 - March 16 (11 weeks) CAE
January 2 - March 9 (10 weeks) FCE, CPE
March 19 - June 15 (13 weeks) FCE/CAE/CPE April 16 - June 15 (9 weeks) FCE/CAE/CPE
July 2 - August 24 (8 weeks) FCE, CAE
September 10 - December 7 (13 weeks) FCE/CAE/CPE October 8 - December 7 (9 weeks) FCE/CAE/CPE
Examination dates:
  • First Certificate in English (FCE) - March 10, June 12, August 23, December 4
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - March 17, June 13, August 24, December 5
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - March 10, June 14, December 6
Exam fees: FCE/CAE/CPE - $330 for each examination.

Standard Course 20 Lessons
09:00 - 13:00
22 Lessons
09:00 - 13:00
28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
8-11 weeks $345 per week $381 per week $433 per week
$335 per week $366 per week $413 per week

Fast-Track Course 20 Lessons
09:00 - 13:00
22 Lessons
09:00 - 13:00
28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
8 - 9 weeks $345 per week $381 per week $433 per week

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TOEFL Preparation

20 lessons per week of examination preparation in the morning, with the option of an additional 2 lessons of supervised study on selected afternoons or 8 lessons General English in the afternoon. TOEFL examinations are held regularly throughout the year. For locations and dates of the test, please check http://www.toefl.org.

Starting dates: January 22, March 12, May 14, July 16, September 17, 2018
Weeks 20 Lessons AM
09:00 - 13:00
22 Lessons AM
09:00 - 13:00
28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
6 weeks $360 per week $394 per week $442 per week

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TOEIC Preparation

20 lessons per week of examination preparation in the morning, with the option of an additional 2 lessons of supervised study on selected afternoons or 8 lessons General English in the afternoon. Students can take the TOEIC examination at our school, and examinations are held regularly throughout the year.

Starting dates: January 22, June 25, July 30, 2018
Weeks 20 Lessons AM
09:00 - 13:00
22 Lessons AM
09:00 - 13:00
28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
4 weeks $360 per week $394 per week $442 per week

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Silicon Valley Experience: English for Tech

28 lessons per week (20 General English + 8 English for Tech lessons) or 20 lessons per week (12 General English + 8 English for Tech lessons)

Starting dates: January 2, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, June 9, July 6, Aug 6, September 4, Oct 1, Nov 5, 2018
Weeks Price for 4 weeks
4 weeks, 28 Lessons $1868
4 weeks, 20 Lessons $1220

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General English plus English for Art & Design

General English classes in the morning and English for Art and Design in the afternoon.

Starting dates: February 5, June 4, August 6, October 1, 2018
Weeks 28 Lessons
09:00 - 15:30
4 weeks $442 per week

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General English plus Business English

General English classes in the morning and non-specialist English for Business in the afternoon. Duration: from 2 to 12 weeks. Entry level: Intermediate + (B1).

Starting date: Any Monday
# of Weeks 28 Lessons 09:00 - 15:30
2 - 3 $489 / week
4 - 7 $442 / week
8 - 11 $433 / week
12 $413 / week

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Teachers of English Course (TEC)

Teacher development courses are designed for non-native English teachers. Choose this course to improve your English skills and to learn more about current ELT practice and methodology. 26 lessons per week.
Duration: 2 weeks
March 5, July 16, August 13, October 15, 2018

Durration Tuition Fee
2 weeks $978

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Summer Family Courses

This family-friendly program is for parents and their children (ages 7-15). The full package price includes morning lessons, afternoon and evening activities, and shared homestay accommodation with breakfast and weekday lunches.
Course dates: June 24 - July 29, 2018

All arrivals and departures are on Sundays. Minimum enrolment: 1 week. Minimum family number: 1 adult and 1 child. Adult beginners can start only on June 24, 2018.

At least one adult must accompany their child to and from lessons every day, and participate in all other activities. Please contact us for prices for families of more than 4 persons.

Additional adult members of the family (more than 2) can enrol for adult classes at normal rates, and can participate in afternoon activities at a fee of $171.00 per week.
Full package (lessons, activities, excursions, lunch, homestay) $765 per week per person
Day package plus lunch (lessons, activities, excursions, lunch) $577 per week per person
Day package only (lessons, activities, excursions) $531 per week per person
Adults without classes (activities, excursions, lunch, homestay) $369 per week per person
Adults without classes and accommodation (activities and excursions) $171 per week per person
The program is offered for parents/guardians and their children aged 7-15 years old. There should be at least 1 adult and 1 child (aged 7-15 years) in each family. Older siblings aged 16+ are welcome to join the program and will be treated as an adult and will study together with their parents.

Host families are typically located 45-60 minutes away from the school. Alternatively, for a more independent option, we can help to arrange apartments or hotels upon request.

Program fee includes:
  • 20 lessons of 50 minutes (a.m.) per week (16.67 hours)
  • 3 afternoon activities per week
  • 1 full-day excursion per week
  • Shared homestay accommodation with breakfast every day.
Families can choose shared half-board homestay accommodation for an extra $80 per person per week.

We can provide information for families who prefer accommodation in hotels or apartments.

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Platinum Group (Executive) Courses

You can start the Group course any Monday

Tailor-made English courses according to students' specific needs in small groups and one-to-one. Courses are offered in a superior suite of dedicated classrooms with comfortable coffee lounge and complimentary services for executives/professional adults. Specialist courses are also available in English for administration, aviation, finance, human resources, journalism, law, medicine and the military, with other specialist courses available on request and offered as one-to-one private Platinum courses. Minimum age 21.

Weeks 35 Lessons
09:00-16:45
30 Lessons
09:00-15:30
25 Lessons
09:00-14:35
20 Lessons
09:00-13:00
15 Lessons
13:45-16:45
1 week $1527 / week $1315 / week $1095 / week $878 / week $560 / week
2 weeks $1475 / week $1279 / week $1077 / week $869 / week $555 / week
3 weeks $1434 / week $1244/ week $1055 / week $852 / week $543 / week
4+ weeks $1388 / week $1212 / week $1028 / week $838 / week $533 / week
Students taking 25 lessons or more per week are eligible for a student visa.

Courses with 20 lessons per week DO NOT qualify for a student visa and may be taken on B1/B2 visas or visa waiver programs.

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Platinum Private (Executive) Courses

You can start the One-to-one course any Monday

Weeks 35 Lessons
09:00-16:45
30 Lessons
09:00-15:30
25 Lessons
09:00-14:35
20 Lessons
09:00-13:00
15 Lessons
13:45-16:45
1 week $2734 / week $2387 / week $1990 / week $1605 / week $1162 / week
2 weeks $2621 / week $2287 / week $1926 / week $1558 / week $1132 / week
3 weeks $2540 / week $2194 / week $1870 / week $1512 / week $1095 / week
4+ weeks $2415 / week $2107 / week $1813 / week $1466 / week $1063 / week
Students taking 25 lessons or more per week are eligible for a student visa.

Courses with 15 and 20 lessons per week DO NOT qualify for a student visa.

Platinum Plus Course Fee
This program offers a combination of Platinum group lessons above with additional one-to-one lessons each day (minimum 5 lessons per week), and is for people who want to accelerate their progress during a short stay. $340 per week (5 lessons) and $68 for any additional lesson

Weekend lessons Course Fee
Weekend lessons (One-to-one) are available by arrangement (minimum 4 per day). $121 per lesson

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Accommodations

Homestay

  Single Room Shared Room
Standard with Half Board (Jan - June/Sept - Dec) $318 per week $260 per week
Standard with breakfast (Jan - June/Sept - Dec) $237 per week $195 per week
Standard with Half Board (June 24 - August 26) $330 per week $273 per week
Standard with breakfast (June 24 - August 26) $246 per week $203 per week
Superior with half-board (private bathroom) $429 per week  
Superior with breakfast (private bathroom) $369 per week  
Superior Homestay is not available from June 24 to August 26)

Students who remain in their homestay at Christmas receive special hospitality during the Christmas celebrations, including lunch on Christmas day, and pay an additional $60 for that week.

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Residence Clubs (ages 18 and over), all prices are per week. per person. High season supplement (June 1 - September 30) + 5%. Subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  Private room with Private bath Twin room with Private bath Twin room with Shared bath
1 - 3 weeks 4 + weeks 1 - 3 weeks 4 + weeks 1 - 3 weeks 4 + weeks
Vantaggio Garland
with breakfast
763 492 395 255    
Vantaggio Abigail
with breakfast
723 462 379 242    
Vantaggio Turk
with breakfast
n/a 437 373 238    
The Bartlett Bunkhouse n/a 544 n/a 380    
Kenmore
with breakfast and dinner
n/a 498 n/a 329 n/a 313
USA Residence Club
with breakfast
n/a 534 n/a 327 n/a 270
NB. Accommodation Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Students should check with the us for seasonal or special offers available from time to time at the Residence Clubs. The school has also negotiated special terms with hotels close to the college, and will be pleased to send details and a quotation on request. Residence Clubs and Hotels are available only to students over the age of 18. Hotel tax is payable on stays of less than 30 nights, and is included in the weekly rates. All prices are per person.

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Hotels (Single rooms, per week per person)

    1 - 3 wks 4 + wks
The Good Hotel Flat-screen TV, room safe, coffee and tea facilities 1110 1110
Hotel Americania Flat-screen TV, room safe, coffee and tea facilities/td> 1410 1480
Hotel Metropolis Internet access, gym and library provided 1340 1340
Hotel Fusion Hotel is a very short walk from the school. Breakfast included. 1675 1675
NB. Accommodation Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Students should check with the us for seasonal or special offers available from time to time at the Residence Clubs. The school has also negotiated special terms with hotels close to the college, and will be pleased to send details and a quotation on request. Residence Clubs and Hotels are available only to students over the age of 18. Hotel tax is payable on stays of less than 30 nights, and is included in the weekly rates below. All prices are per person.

Other Fees, per person

Course registration* $150.00
Accommodation placement fee* $95.00
Course books (approximates price per book) $45 - $60
Airport Transfer, private sedan (one way) $105.00
Airport Transfer, multi-drop minibus (one way) $85.00
Waiting time (if you or your flight are delayed more than one hour): $30.00 per hour
Please add $25 for arrivals on holidays, or between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am.
The school can arrange travel and medical insurance for you for US$8 per week.
* - non-refundable
All prices are subject to change without notice.

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