English Language Programs: American Language Center

Individual Courses: English for International Students

Important Notice

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published new Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance on July 6, 2020. UCLA Extension's International Student Office in the process of reviewing this SEVP guidance; however, it is too early to make an assessment on its possible impacts. We will keep UCLA Extension international students and stakeholders informed once we have further details of this broadcast and how it will affect international students for Fall Quarter 2020.

COVID-19 Information for International Students

All UCLA Extension classes are online for Summer Quarter 2020.

New students outside the U.S. and permanent residents of the U.S. In Summer 2020, UCLA Extension offers remote learning only. You may register at any time before the program start date. Please note: The I-20 to obtain a student visa and medical insurance coverage are not required and are not available. Student services fees will be reduced accordingly at checkout. There are no housing accommodations on campus in summer.

Students already in the U.S. with a F-1 Visa: For Summer 2020, follow the application process on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions about Remote (Online) Instruction: Download FAQ's

Improve your academic writing and presentation skills

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UCLA Extension offers individual courses to help students with advanced English proficiency sharpen their writing, speaking, reading, listening and presentation skills. 

  • 10-week courses
  • Designed to help you improve quickly
  • Open-enrollment
  • Offered year-round

High-Intermediate Academic Writing and Presentation Skills

ESL X 433B |  4 Units

The writing component focuses on academic composition skills, while the speaking component consists of students making oral presentations. Reading and listening activities develop and refine strategies for improving comprehension, learning new vocabulary words, and fine tuning grammar. 

Students who wish to enroll in this course must have a TOEFL (iBT) score between 83 and 90, or an IELTS score of 6.0 with a 6 or below in writing.

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Advanced Academic Writing and Presentation Skills

ESL X 433C | 4 Units

The writing component focuses on academic composition and research skills, while the speaking component consists of students making oral presentations. Reading and listening activities develop and sharpen strategies for increasing comprehension improving vocabulary, and reinforcing important grammar points. 

Students who wish to enroll in this course must have a TOEFL (iBT) score between 91 and 99, or an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 or above in writing.

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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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