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About IIC

The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a non-profit English language school with two locations in the heart of San Francisco and a new location in Oakland near Jack London Square.


IIC ESL offers high-quality general English classes, GRE/GMAT/TOEFL test preparation courses and Business English programs. You can study all day!

Welcome to IIC

The Intercultural Institute of California is a non-profit English language school offering General English, Business English and GRE/GMAT/TOEFL test preparation courses in San Francisco and Oakland. We strive to maintain a high academic standard while keeping tuition costs affordable. Come join us if you'd like to learn a new language, live in the beautiful Bay Area and make friends from around the globe!

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“This school is great because there are a lot of experienced teachers here, and their classes are so interesting. They pick up very fresh news every day and explain what happens in SF very nicely, so you can enjoy natural, living English and some interesting culture simultaneously. Also, our school has a lot of activities such as hiking, Halloween etc. We can gain a lot of experiences.”

Yosuke, Japan Student at IIC

“My name is Maria. I am studying at the IIC for two and a half years. Overall I have excellent impression of this school. From the first day I realized that the people who work here are experienced, organized, understanding and very friendly. They are always ready to lend a hand when you need help and they are always ready to give advice when you need it. With their help, every extracurricular event was perfectly organized and very interesting.”

Maria O, Russia Student at IIC

“I had a wonderful time at this school, and an unforgettable moments! I felt that improving my English skills was very natural and adaptive! I learnt not only from books or homework, but from the experiences of teachers. Teachers who were very friendly, and did their best efforts to teach beyond curriculum. All staff members were very friendly too, and provided us with the best advice all the time! I also loved the location, which was close to everything from restaurants, convenience stores to public transportation.”

Moodi, Jordan Student at IIC


The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the mission of “providing post-secondary students with affordable, quality non-degree extension study programs through establishment of formal curricula and regular faculty.” More specifically, these educational programs are designed to fulfill our students’ varied learning needs, and to empower them with the necessary skills to understand and communicate with people from different cultures.

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