We offer a variety of Summer Intensive English language programs and can customize courses for individuals or small groups to focus on specific learning goals. Our summer programs combine classroom lessons with regular trips to provide immersion in the local culture and opportunities to speak english real-world settings.
Whether you are a teenager, a university student, or a professional, and whatever the reason for improving your language skills, you will find a program to match your needs.
All our programs emphasize cross-cultural communication skills with special focus on:
Our semester abroad programs will immerse you in the local culture, providing regular opportunities to meet and interact with native speakers. You'll receive regular individual tutoring and instruction in a classroom setting. For qualified students we also arrange for attending classes at our local university or college.
In our winter sessions you'll have the opportunity to improve your English and your Skiing. From our winter base in scenic Lake Tahoe, you'll receive intense daily English lessons and have access to the nearby world famous ski resorts.
This session is ideal for more advanced students looking to enhance their vocabulary and pronunciation.
Space is limited and the program sells out quickly so reserve your spot before it's too late.
With experienced teachers in Seoul, San Francisco, and Los Angeles you can arrange for private lessons in the comfort of your own home, business, or the location of your choosing. Our teachers undergo regular training to ensure their skills and methods are at a consistently high level.
Our teachers are all native speakers of American English.
Speak-English was originally started in 1992 by a pair of English teachers working at Seoul International School in Seoul, South Korea. After 5 years of Living in Korea, the founders returned to Northern California and started a summer program for elementary aged students who wished to learn English and experience American culture in a semi-rural environment. The program was so popular that a summer program for college students soon followed with many of our students continuing their studies in local northern california universities and colleges after successfuly passing the TOEFL.
Our mission is to continue the tradition of cross cultural sharing between California and Asia and to provide students with the best English instruction tailored to their needs. Our unique programs combine intense structured lessons in a classroom setting with regular activities that facilitate interaction with the locals people, culture, and environment. We believe that mastery of American pronunciation and accent are keys for future success. It's not what you say, it's how you say it.
We employ only native speakers of American English. All our educators have university degrees and receive regular training in the latest ESL instruction methods. Our teachers have a passion for teaching and are eager to inspire and educate.
All our students are screened and tested prior to acceptance into a program. Students are placed in learning groups with other students at comparable levels to ensure each student is engaged and challenged. For students attending summer, winter, and semester programs, we make an effort to have all students meet prior to the start of the program to help build peer relationships.
Locations and Programs
Seoul The Korean metropolis.
San Francisco A world class city full of culture and wonderful weather year round.
Los Angeles The second largest city in the US, LA has it all, from Hollywood to Disneyland, from the beach to the mountains.
Lake Tahoe Nestled high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is full of natural beauty with plenty of winter activities.
Chico A small northern california college town, full of rural charm and outdoor adventures.
If you're ready to start improving your English give us a call today:
US: (415) 894-2475
International: +1 (415) 894-2475