English Language Programs: American Language Center

Individual Courses: English for International Students

 

COVID-19 Information for International Students

All American Language Center (ALC) classes will take place online with live instruction in Fall 2020. ALC will resume offering on-campus programs as soon as conditions permit. In addition, please note the following:

New students outside the U.S. and permanent residents of the U.S. In Fall 2020, UCLA Extension offers Live Online 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about 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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