berkeley english camp

Summer English Camp at UC Berkeley

English Classes in Berkeley, California for International Teens
(2, 3 or 4 weeks + activities)

With CISL’s Berkeley English Program, students take classes at UC Berkeley (UCB) and live on the UCB campus. The program features a two, three, or four-week CISL English language training course, daily afternoon activities, and weekend excursions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Program Highlights

CISL’s Berkeley English camp offers:

  • Classes and accommodation in the unique and artistic town of Berkeley, with beautiful views of the SF Bay 
  • Quick subway ride to San Francisco 
  • 2 afternoon Cultural Workshops per week to learn more about American culture

English Courses

Classes with the UC Berkeley camp for teens include:

  • CISL-created curriculum extending past English learning to place an emphasis on Speaking and the Arts, exam preparation strategies, STEM, and leadership 
  • Average of 8 students per class (no more than 10)
  • 20 English lessons per week
  • Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 5 days per week

Residential Accommodations

Residential accommodations for CISL’s Berkeley teen camp offer:

  • Dorm residence on the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) campus
  • Shared room/shared bath
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Laundry Facilities (fee payable)
  • 21 meals per week


CISL’s English camp for teens in Berkeley provides:

  • A variety of interesting and focused entertainment on weekday afternoons
  • Full-day Saturday and half-day Sunday excursions to a variety of attractions (see the 2019 sample calendar)
UC Berkeley Program Details
20 lessons per week: daily from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm with a 20-minute break from 10:40 am to 11:00 am

Class levels: 4

Cultural Workshops: Aside from English classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon (1:30 p.m.), students will participate in lively debates and conversation that relate directly to your activities in the afternoon / weekend.

** The class size is an average of 7 students, with a maximum of 8
13 - 17 years
University Accommodation, 21 meals per week included
Half day activities plus an all day excursion. See sample activities calendar.
Airport Transfers
Airport Transportation Fee for Groups: $ 125 (not included in the price.
Individuals: please contact us for the rate.


UC Berkeley Program Schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 - 10:40 English Class English Class English Class English Class English Class some Saturday excursions free day
10:40 - 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 - 12:40 English Class English Class English Class English Class English Class
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Cultural Workshops Cultural Workshops Cultural Workshops Cultural Workshops Cultural Workshops
3:00 - 3:30 Break Break Break Break Break
3:30 - 10:00 Activities in the afternoon or night

* Wednesday, July 4 is a holiday: activities will be provided this day.

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