berkeley english camp

Summer English Camp at UC Berkeley

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


The CISL UC Berkeley Campus Program offers a complete and rigorous academic program consisting of grammar, comprehension, expression, vocabulary building, and fluency development. The programs feature a two, three, or four-week CISL English Language Training Course, daily afternoon activities, and weekend excursions.


  • Students live and study on a world-famous University situated just a short subway ride away from the heart of San Francisco
  • The campus, centered in the unique and artistic town of Berkeley, offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.


  • Students live on the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) campus
  • Residential accommodations with shared room/shared bath
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Laundry Facilities/fee payable
  • Includes 21 meals per week


  • Students study at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  • Average of 8 students per class (no more than 10)
  • English classes (16 hours/20 lessons per week)
  • Plus Afternoon Cultural workshops (3 hours per week)


  • CISL offers a full program of activities designed to help students make friends
    and practice their English!
  • A variety of interesting and focused afternoon entertainment is provided on the weekdays
  • Full-day Saturday and half-day Sunday excursions to a variety of attractions (see 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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New for 2018!

Our junior academic program has been designed specifically for today’s tech-savvy youth living in a touch-of-the button, fast-paced world. This CISL-created curriculum consists of enrichment courses providing an introduction to topics ranging from speaking and the arts, exam preparation strategies, academic subject matter (including STEM), and global business topics and leadership. These interactive lessons go above and beyond the standard ESL program. Designed to challenge and engage students, our program will give your student the analytic and critical thinking skills necessary for their future at university and beyond. Download curriculum information.

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Why study with us?

  • fast-paced, exciting classes
  • valuable course content
  • small class sizes (Max 10, Avg 8)
  • excellent instructors
  • build confidence in speaking!

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July 2018 Activity Calendars


CISL Junior Programs
636 Broadway, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92101
ph: 619.501.0205
fax: 619.239.3778

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Attention Group Leaders and Teachers!

Complimentary accommodations and activities are included for one group leader with each group of 12 students. For groups of fewer than 12, the cost of accommodations and activities will be proportionate to the number of students in the group.

Interested in bringing your students to one of our Junior programs? Contact the Junior Director for information.

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