The Language Institute
Since 1989 The Language Institute has been committed to helping our students learn the essential English skills they need to communicate effectively in business, education and travel, as well as helping our students experience American culture in beautiful southern California. We offers ESL, TOEFL Preparation, English conversation and many other programs in Pasadena (20 minutes from Los Angeles), California. In addition, you may enroll in private lessons tailored specifically to your individual needs. Our year-round Intensive English Program includes 18-25 hours of lessons per week in small classes covering grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and pronunciation.
Our campus is located in the heart of financial district of the city of Pasadena, a beautiful and vibrant city with many museums, theaters, cinemas, shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, and bars. Pasadena is a safe and relaxed city that has over 500 restaurants and bars as well as world-class shopping, and is home to the famous Rose Bowl Game and Parade. Also, right here in Pasadena you can find works of art from Rembrandt and Van Gough at the Norton Simon Museum, enjoy an evening of live theater at the Pasadena Playhouse, or see the various gardens and one of Gutenberg’s original Bibles at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens just minutes from our school.
ESL Program Introduction
Our intensive ESL program is specifically designed and continually developed to help non-native speakers learn essential English skills. All classes are taught in a friendly and caring atmosphere, by friendly, well-qualified instructors, which encourages active participation from each student. Classes are small with a focus on individual attention. Most classes have between 8-12 students, with 15 being the maximum number of students per class.
Our proven program helps students quickly improve both written and oral expression for academic, personal or professional reasons. Whether you are a student who doesn’t know English at all, who wants to improve already advanced skills or would like to build confidence in expressing yourself in English; we have a place for you in our program.
Different instructors teach different skills or subjects, which gives our students the advantage of various teaching styles, accents and personalities.
- Number of ESL Students: 40 - 60
- Average Class Size: 12
- Hours per Week: 18
- Minimum Age: 18
- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory Apartment
- School Setting: Urban
Schedule & Fees
The Language Institute offers four quarterly terms of classes a year. We divide each term of study into three sessions of four weeks each. Therefore, we operate 12 sessions per academic year. In addition, there are four school breaks in one academic year, once every term. For 2012, student can start class on Jan. 3, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Apr. 2, Apr. 30, May 29, Jul. 2, Jul. 30, Aug. 27, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 26.
Application Fee: $100
Tuition: $1, 800 (20 hour a week) /$2, 200 (25 hour a week) for 12 weeks
Housing: Starts at $500 per month
Special Courses & Features
- English for Business
- Accent Reduction Courses
- GMAT/GRE Preparation Courses
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- One-to-One Instruction / Private Lessons
The Language Institute
70 S. Lake Ave., Suite 830,
Pasadena, CA 91101