English Language Programs: American Language Center

Dates, Fees and Applications

English language programs at UCLA Extension
COVID-19 INFORMATION

Study in Los Angeles this Winter and Spring 2022

New F-1 Visa Students
ALC will offer fully in-person programs during the day to meet F-1 visa requirements for new and continuing F-1 students.*

Study Remotely from Your Home Country
ALC will offer fully remote programs in the evening that do not require an F-1 visa for students studying from their home country.

For more information, visit How to Apply 

*All winter in-person programs will be held remotely for the first two weeks of the quarter. View COVID-19 and Return to Campus Updates

Apply to the American Language Center

Learn English at UCLA

The American Language Center (ALC) offers English language programs and courses both online and in person. Participate in interactive lessons in a virtual classroom from the comfort of your home or on campus in Los Angeles.

Convenient class times:

  • In-person Classes (F-1 visa students)
    9 AM – 3 PM Los Angeles Time
  • Online Classes (Students without an F-1 visa)
    4 PM – 10 PM Los Angeles Time

    All students can expect:

    • Small classes led by UCLA-quality instructors
    • One-on-one tutoring and instructor office hours
    • Community events and more!

    About online learning:

    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)

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    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.

    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

    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 28 – June 3 $5,920 $5,520

    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 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

     

    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 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.

     
    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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:

    • 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 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

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    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

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    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

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    ALC Student Services Fees

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

    Injury and Sickness Insurance*
    Allows you 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.

    *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; 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.

    Learn more about our international programs.

     

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