English Language Programs: American Language Center

American Culture and Communication (ACC)

Study English in Sunny Southern California

American Culture and Communication (ACC) is a part-time course that helps participants improve English skills while learning about American culture and life in Southern California.

This course is designed for individuals, 18 years or older, who are in the United States for tourism, business, and/or visiting family. Classes are held in the morning with three 50 minute sessions. Topics include pop culture, American TV and movies, media studies, grammar, idioms and slang, business English, and more.

Note: This course is for part-time study only and does not qualify for the F-1 student visa.

Enroll in ACC if you:

  • Are in the U.S. mainly for tourism, business, and/or visiting family
  • Want to study part time and don’t have an F-1 student visa
  • Want to improve your listening and speaking skills
  • Want to learn about American culture and life in Southern California

All ACC applications must be submitted in person at the American Language Center office listed below. ACC applications will not be accepted by email or fax. 


UCLA Extension
American Language Center (ALC)
1145 Gayley Ave., Floor 1
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Minimum Age
Participants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the program.

Visitor Visa
Participants must have a visitor visa (B-1, B-2) for business and/or tourism. 

Note: This course is for part-time study only and does not qualify for the F-1 student visa.

2019 ACC Program Dates and Fees

Quarter Program Dates Length Student Services
Program Fee Total Fee
Spring A April 1 – April 25 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Spring B April 29 – May 23 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Spring C May 28 – June 20 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Summer A July 1 – July 25 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Summer B July 29 – August 22 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Summer C August 26 – September 13 3 weeks $535 $1,120 $1,655
Fall A September 30 – October 24 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Fall B October 28 – November 21 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225
Fall C November 25 – December 19 4 weeks $595 $1,630 $2,225



Contact the American Language Center

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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