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San Jose State University

Studies in American Language
San Jose, california USA



School Introduction

Founded in 1857, SJSU is not only the oldest state university in California, but one of the top regional public universities in the western U.S. Located on 154 acres in downtown San Josť, the SJSU Main Campus features more than 50 major buildings (23 academic buildings, 7 residence halls) on 19 city blocks in downtown San Jose. Approximately 30, 000 SJSU students choose from more than 134 bachelor's and master's degree programs. SJSU is famous for its nationally recognized Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Art, and Graduate Occupational Therapy departments. A variety of undergraduate and graduate College of Business programs also attract international professionals to Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley firms employ more graduates from SJSU than from any other university in the nation.

ESL Program Introduction

Since 1975, Studies in American Language (SAL) has continuously offered high-quality English language instruction that meets the professional, academic, and practical needs of its students. Classes are designed for those students planning to attend an American college or university and for others who wish to improve their English communication skills for professional or personal reasons. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, SAL also provides students with direct exposure to the American culture through field trips and activities. Full-time faculty hold Master's degrees related to teaching English to speakers of other languages. All teachers have years of experience in creating academic and communicative courses. Special programs include Academic English, Business English, Online courses, and MBA-One Preparation (MBA-One is a 1 year MBA program offered by SJSU. SAL students can receive conditional admission to this special program.)

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring Session 1 2004 January 12 - March 12 $2490
Spring Session 2 2004 March 8 - May 14 $2490
Summer Session 2004 June 1 - July 30 $2490
Full Fall Semester 2004 August 16 - December 10 $4190
Fall Session 1 2004 August 16 - October 15 $2490
Fall Session 2 2004 October 11 - December 10 $2490
3 week programs and online courses begin every month.
3 week business or communication course: $1090
2 week online course: $190
8 week online course: $490
Application fee $50
Housing cost varies

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Studies in American Language
San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq IS 227
San Jose, california 95192-0215