The American Language Center is part of UCLA Extension. We are located just three blocks from the UCLA campus, about 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other famous attractions. Our intensive English courses have been attended by thousands of international students for more than 30 years. We are known for our highly experienced and trained instructors, our communicative and up-to-date curriculum, interactive teaching methods and a caring and dedicated staff.
ESL Program Introduction
Full-time, intensive programs for all audiences, ages 18 and up: academic, conversational, professional.10 and 4 week programs fall, winter and spring. 3, 4, 6 or 12-week programs during summer.
Curriculum Highlights: Students have daily access to additional hours of language practice and instruction in the American Language Center's state-of-the-art language/computer labs. Academic Intensive English Program elective classes include: Accent Reduction, TOEFL Prep, IELTS Prep, Business English, Idioms and Slang, and many more.
Schedule & Fees
ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (AIEP): 23 hours per week
Session Program Dates Length Fee
Winter 2012: January 9–March 16 10 weeks $3, 935
Spring 2012: April 2–June 8 10 weeks $3, 935
Summer 2012: A June 25–September 14 12 weeks $4, 715
B June 25–August 3 6 weeks $2, 400
C August 6–September 14 6 weeks $2, 400
Fall 2012: October 1–December 7 10 weeks $3, 935
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM (IECP): 20 hours per week
Quarter Session Program Dates Length Fee
12 week sessions run from session A-C for each quarter (excluding summer). Total fee for 12 week session are $4, 835.
Winter 2012 A January 9-Febr 2 4 weeks $1, 945
B February 6–March 1 4 weeks $1, 945
C March 5–29 4 weeks $1, 945
Spring 2012 A April 2–April 26 4 weeks $1, 945
B April 30 –May 24 4 weeks $1, 945
C May 29–June 21 4 weeks $1, 945
Summer 2012 A July 2– 26 4 weeks $1, 945
B July 30–August 23 4 weeks $1, 945
C August 27–September 14 3 weeks $1, 945
Fall 2012 A October 1–22 4 weeks $1, 945
B October 29–November 21 4 weeks $1, 945
C November 26–December 20 4 weeks $1, 945
AMERICAN CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION (ACC) COURSE: 12 hours per week
The ACC is for students whose primary purpose in coming to the United States is to visit family and friends, pursue business projects, and/or travel in the U.S. and Southern California. The ACC course allows participants to improve their English and learn more about American culture and life in Southern California. Participants take English classes four days a week in the mornings only, Monday-Thursday for three or four weeks. Each morning is composed of three 50-minute sessions. A nonrefundable $150 application fee is required; this fee is valid for 1 year.The Student Services Fee is required for all students and all programs.
Note: This program is for people whose intent in coming to the United States is not to study, but rather to be a short term tourist or business person. The program does not
constitute a full-course of study and does not qualify for an F-1 student visa.
Dates correspond to the IECP schedule (see above):
4 weeks : $1, 710 3 weeks: $1, 235
Special Courses & Features
On-campus UCLA dormitory housing is only available in the summer. During the rest of the year, we assist students with locating private dormitories, apartments and homestays nearby. Please be advised that the American Language Center does not manage, endorse, nor make specific recommendations regarding housing facilities. Furthermore, all off-campus, non-UCLA housing contracts and arrangements are made between the student and the housing providers and are not the responsibility of the American Language Center.
American Language Center
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension
10995 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 614
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel (310) 825-9068
Fax (310) 825-6747