English Language Programs: American Language Center

Dates, Fees and Applications

English language programs at UCLA Extension
COVID-19 INFORMATION

Study in Los Angeles this Summer and Fall 2021

New F-1 Visa Students:
Hybrid programs available to meet F-1 visa requirements.  

Continuing F-1 Visa Students: 
Courses continue to be online with live instruction through Summer 2021. On-campus programs will resume as soon as conditions permit.

An I-20 and F-1 visa are not required if studying from your home country. 

For more information, visit How to Apply

Apply to the American Language Center

Learn English at UCLA

The American Language Center now offers all English language programs and courses online. Participate in interactive lessons in a virtual classroom from the comfort of your home.

To accommodate the needs of our students studying from all over the world, choose from two schedule options: Morning (9am⁠–3pm PT) or Evening (4⁠–10pm PT).

You can also expect:

  • Small, interactive classes led by UCLA-quality instructors
  • One-on-one tutoring and instructor office hours
  • Online community events
  • And more!

Online courses are accessed using UCLA Extension's learning management system, Canvas. Within Canvas you can interact with your instructor and peers, find course materials, activities, and assignments. Your program will also use Zoom to conduct scheduled, live-online class sessions. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Learning: Download FAQ's (pdf)

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

Full-Time Program

English for academic purposes with emphasis on all skills, especially reading, writing and TOEFL preparation. Students in the advanced levels also have the opportunity to earn UCLA transferable credit. The program includes twenty-three, 50-minute sessions per week.

Please Note:

  • Most classes will take place online with live instruction through Summer 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived for Summer 2021
 
Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
AIEP A 12 weeks June 21 – September 10 $6,185 $5,705
AIEP B 6 weeks June 21 – July 30 $3,600 $3,360
AIEP C 6 weeks August 2 – September 10 $3,600 $3,360
The $150 application fee for all Summer 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

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Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
10 weeks September 27 – December 3 $5,920 $5,520

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Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
10 weeks January 3 – March 11 $5,920 $5,520

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Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
10 weeks March 28 – June 3 $5,920 $5,520

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
AIEP A 12 weeks June 20 – September 9 $6,185 $5,705
AIEP B 6 weeks June 20 – July 29 $3,600 $3,360
AIEP C 6 weeks August 1 – September 9 $3,600 $3,360
Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
permanent U.S. residents
10 weeks September 26 – December 2 $5,920 $5,520

Intensive English Communication Program (IECP)

Full-Time Program

Practical approach to listening and speaking with conversational grammar and some writing. The program includes twenty, 50-minute sessions per week.

Please Note:

  • Most classes will take place online with live instruction through Summer 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived for Summer 2021
 
Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 11 11 weeks June 28 – September 10 $6,165 $5,725
IECP A 4 weeks June 28 – July 22 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks July 26 – August 19 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 3 weeks August 23 – September 10 $2,010 $1,890
The $150 application fee for all Summer 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 12 12 weeks September 27 – December 16 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks September 27 – October 21 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks October 25 – November 18 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks November 22 – December 16 $2,580 $2,420

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 12 12 weeks January 3 – March 24 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks January 3 – January 27 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks January 31 – February 24 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks February 28 – March 24 $2,580 $2,420

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 12 12 weeks March 28 – June 16 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks March 28 – April 21 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks April 25 – May 19 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks May 23 – June 16 $2,580 $2,420

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 11 11 weeks June 27 – September 9 $6,165 $5,725
IECP A 4 weeks June 27 – July 21 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks July 25 – August 18 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 3 weeks August 22 – September 9 $2,010 $1,890
Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
F-1 Students in the U.S.
Total Fee
Students outside the U.S.&
Permanent U.S. Residents
IECP 12 12 weeks September 26 – December 15 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks September 26 – October 20 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks October 24 – November 17 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks November 21 – December 15 $2,580 $2,420

American Culture and Communications Program (ACC)

Part-Time Program

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

Please Note:

  • Most classes will take place online with live instruction through Summer 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived for Summer 2021
  • ACC students will complete an IECP application and choose the part-time option
  • The ACC program is part-time, and therefore does not qualify for an F-1 student visa
 
Dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
 
Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks June 28 – July 22 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks July 26 – August 19 $2,065
ACC C 3 weeks August 23 – September 10 $1,549
The $150 application fee for all Summer 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks September 27 – October 21 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks October 25 – November 18 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks November 22 – December 16 $2,065

Apply Now (English)

Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks January 3 – January 27 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks January 31 – February 24 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks February 28 – March 24 $2,065

Apply Now (English)

 

Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks March 28 – April 21 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks April 25 – May 19 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks May 23 – June 16 $2,065

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks June 27 – July 21 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks July 25 – August 18 $2,065
ACC C 3 weeks August 22 – September 9 $1,549
Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks September 26 – October 20 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks October 24 – November 17 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks November 21 – December 15 $2,065

ALC Student Services Fees

For our full-time AIEP and IECP programs, your Student Services fee includes:

  • Injury and Sickness Insurance*
    Allows students to visit a hospital or clinic if medical attention is needed due to an injury or sickness. 
  • Academic Advising
    Quarterly orientations regarding American universities and UCLA Extension certificate programs; Receive assistance with application procedures and forms.
  • Language/Computer Lab
    Access to state-of-the-art language practice, email, and internet.
  • Language Partner Program
    Opportunities to meet members of the local community and UCLA for conversation practice.
  • UCLA Recreation Facilities
    Access to many of UCLA’s outstanding sports and recreational facilities.
  • Express Mail
    Application and program materials sent via DHL express mail at no extra cost.
  • Award of Completion
    An attractive certificate presented to qualifying participants upon completion of the program.
 
*Please note: For students outside the U.S. and permanent U.S. residents, injury and sickness insurance is not available. Student Service fees have been adjusted accordingly.

 

Participants must be at least 17 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 must submit a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. A nonrefundable $150 application fee is required (waived for programs through Summer 2021); this payment is valid for one year. The Student Services and Program Fees are required for all full-time programs. Cost of books, housing, transportation, and other expenses are not included in the above fees.
 
Applications are accepted until programs are full. Programs may close before the recommended application due date listed below. We recommend allowing at least 8 weeks to obtain an F-1 visa.
 
Although we will process your initial enrollment application once we have received the application fee, your enrollment will not be complete until you pay the program fee and student services fee. 

 

Contact the American Language Center

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

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