“Our Intrax San Francisco Center offers a state-of-the-art educational center for international students to learn English and professional skills that will prepare them to succeed as global citizens,” said Takeshi Yokota, CEO and co-founder of Intrax.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
Intrax, a San Francisco-based company that provides a lifetime of educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures, today announced its San Francisco English school is now open at its new location at 101 Spear Street, Suite 400, in the historic Rincon Center, near the San Francisco Ferry Building and Embarcadero.
“Our Intrax San Francisco Center new location offers a state-of-the-art educational center for international students to learn English and professional skills that will prepare them to succeed as global citizens,” said Takeshi Yokota, CEO and co-founder of Intrax. “The school offers a professional and engaging environment that will not only facilitate learning, but also cross-cultural communication for young people from countries all over the world.”
The Intrax San Francisco Center is an English school that has been offering English language and professional skills programs for international students since 1998. The new location in downtown San Francisco at the Rincon Center can accommodate more than 360 students, and is one of the largest ESL schools in San Francisco.
“We are thrilled with our brand new Intrax San Francisco Center location, and student and teacher responses have already been phenomenal,” said Kathryn Whitney, managing director at Intrax. “The space is full of light, with lots of wonderful common space, new computer labs, expandable classrooms, and other modern facilities that make it a cutting edge learning facility.”
The new location for the Intrax English school has flat screen TVs in every classroom, two new computer labs for student use, study lounges, balconies that look onto a plant filled atrium, a full kitchen, and more than 10 restaurant options in the building. The historic Rincon Center is located in San Francisco’s financial district, just south of Market Street and within a few blocks of the San Francisco Ferry Building and San Francisco Bay. The Rincon Center is served by a variety of public transportation, including BART [Bay Area Rapid Transit] and multiple city bus lines.
“I just can’t explain what I’m thinking and what I feel, but this is a gorgeous, perfect school – I love it,” said Tolga Erciyes, an Intrax student from Turkey, after seeing the new school for the first time. “Not only Turkish students, but all students from all countries will love it when they see it and I think recommend it to their friends.”
The Intrax San Francisco Center offers a variety of English language and professional skills programs including General English programs, TOEFL/iBT preparation classes and Cambridge CAE and FCE preparation classes. Intrax also offers Business English classes, Professional Certificate classes, Career Preparation activities that allow students to spend time with a host company, and Focus classes and workshops such as Popular English, Computer Skills, Pronunciation and Correction, or Experience America. Every program offers opportunities to meet Americans and students can spend 75% of class time focused on developing their speaking skills.
Intrax has signed a 12-year lease for the Rincon Center space and occupies 23,683 square feet in the building. The Rincon Center was recently purchased by Hudson Pacific Properties Inc.
The Intrax San Francisco Center is one of three educational centers that Intrax operates in the U.S. The other Centers are located in Chicago and San Diego. Intrax’s World Headquarters is located at 600 California Street in San Francisco.
Intrax (http://www.intraxinc.com) is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, international au pairs, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements. Since 1980, Intrax has placed more than 300,000 participants in its programs. Intrax is based in San Francisco, California, with offices in 14 countries.