Intensive ESL

Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our academically-oriented Intensive English as a Second Language Program. Our program has 7 levels, ranging from beginning to advanced.

Program Benefits

  • Experience a program trusted for more than 40 years to help you achieve your academic, career, and personal goals
  • Learn from highly-trained teachers with an average of 10+ years of teaching experience who are committed to the highest standards of student achievement
  • Attend small classes, typically about 18 students
  • Benefit from engaging, interactive classes with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes authentic language use in academic, business, and social contexts
  • Enroll in 10 or more weeks until you achieve your English language goals. Each 10 weeks corresponds to one level of English.
  • Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes in topics such as idioms and advanced conversation
  • Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergraduate friend through conversation lunch hour held twice a week
  • Learn using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies
  • Prepare to score higher on the TOEFL and IELTS tests

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency
  • To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain an F-1 student visa
  • Our 10-Week Intensive ESL program offers a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their English skills while enjoying a holiday abroad. This flexible option is perfect for individuals who are visiting the U.S. primarily for tourism purposes and are looking to engage in English language classes for personal enrichment or leisure. This option is available to those who are not on an F-1 visa.

Is your goal to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score?

Learn skills and strategies that will help you improve your IELTS and TOEFL scores. At all levels of the 10-Week program, develop skills that are not only vital for success on the iBT TOEFL and IELTS, but also essential in your real-life use of English for your future.

Program Cost

  • Full-time tuition: $4,500 USD
  • Approximate full-time total cost (excluding airfare): $10,500 USD

Part-time tuition:

  • Grammar/Writing or Reading/Writing: $1,875 USD
  • Speaking/Listening: $1,875 USD
  • Reading/Vocabulary: $1,250 USD
  • ESL Elective: $825 USD

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Approximate Cost $4,500*
Format UCI Campus
Duration 10 weeks

*Program Tuition (full-time)

See Program Cost section for more information on tuition (full-time/part-time) and total costs.

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