English Language Programs: American Language Center

Dates, Fees and Applications

English language programs at UCLA Extension
COVID-19 Information

All American Language Center classes will take place online with live instruction in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. An I-20 and F-1 visa is not required if studying online from your home country.

We will continue to offer online programs through Fall 2021, and on-campus programs will resume as soon as conditions permit.

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 for International Students: 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:

  • All classes will take place online with live instruction in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived through Summer 2021
 

For Fall 2020, all classes will take place online with live instruction. 

  • New students outside the U.S. & permanent U.S. residents: no F-1 Visa required/available. 
  • Returning students with an F-1 visa and transfer students currently in the U.S. with an F-1 Visa: please follow the step-by-step application process.
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 28 - December 4 $5,920 $5,520
The $150 application fee for all Fall 2020 ALC programs has been waived.

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Apply in your native language:

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 4 - March 12 $5,920 $5,520
The $150 application fee for all Winter 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Apply in your native language:

 

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 29 - June 4 $5,920 $5,520
The $150 application fee for all Spring 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Apply in your native language:

 

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.

Apply Now (English)

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

Apply Now (English)

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:

  • All classes will take place online with live instruction in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived through Summer 2021
 

For Fall 2020, all classes will take place online with live instruction.

  • New students outside the U.S. & permanent U.S. residents: no F-1 Visa required/available.
  • Returning students with an F-1 visa and transfer students currently in the U.S. with an F-1 Visa: please follow the step-by-step application process.
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 28 - December 17 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks September 28 - October 22 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks October 26 - November 19 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks November 23 - December 17 $2,580 $2,420
The $150 application fee for all Fall 2020 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Apply in your native language:

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 4 – March 25 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks January 4 – January 28 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks February 1 – February 25 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks March 1 – March 25 $2,580 $2,420
The $150 application fee for all Winter 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Apply in your native language:

 

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 29 – June 17 $6,235 $5,755
IECP A 4 weeks March 29 – April 22 $2,580 $2,420
IECP B 4 weeks April 26 – May 20 $2,580 $2,420
IECP C 4 weeks May 24 – June 17 $2,580 $2,420
The $150 application fee for all Spring 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Apply in your native language:

 

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.

Apply Now (English)

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

Apply Now (English)

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:

  • All classes will take place online with live instruction in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021
  • The $150 application fee for all ALC programs has been waived through 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.
 

For Fall 2020, all classes will take place online with live instruction.

Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks September 28 – October 22 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks October 26 – November 19 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks November 23 – December 17 $2,065
The $150 application fee for all Fall 2020 ALC programs has been waived.

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Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks January 4 – January 28 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks February 1 – February 25 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks March 1 – March 25 $2,065
The $150 application fee for all Winter 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

Program Name Length Dates Total Fee
ACC A 4 weeks March 29 – April 22 $2,065
ACC B 4 weeks April 26 – May 20 $2,065
ACC C 4 weeks May 24 – June 17 $2,065
The $150 application fee for all Spring 2021 ALC programs has been waived.

Apply Now (English)

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.

Apply Now (English)

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)

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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