International Students

English Language Programs

American Language Center


The UCLA Extension American Language Center brings more than 40 years of experience to international students from around the world.

We understand that English language skills are essential for your academic success, your career advancement, and social networking.

Study academic English, prepare for study at an American university, or improve your English for communication, business, travel, and personal enrichment.


Why study at UCLA Extension?

  • Affiliation with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the world’s most prestigious universities
  • High-quality, full-time and part-time English-language programs
  • Highly trained and friendly instructors; helpful and supportive staff

Which program is right for you?

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

Prepare for study at an American college or university.

This full-time program focuses on academic skills; reading, writing, vocabulary development, TOEFL and IELTS preparation, and more. AIEP includes expert academic and college advising services to help students evaluate and apply to universities. 

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Intensive English Communication Program (IECP)

Improve your speaking and communication skills.

This full-time program helps students build confidence in their ability to communicate and engage with people from around the world for business, travel, friendship, and social networking. 

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American Culture and Communication (ACC)

Learn about American culture and improve your English.

This part-time course is designed for participants who are in the United States for tourism, business, and/or visiting family. The course helps improve English skills while learning about American culture and life in Southern California. Please note: this course does not qualify for the F-1 student visa.

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English as a Second Language Courses

Take individual ESL courses.

These high level courses help students with advanced English proficiency (between 83-99 iBT or 6-7 IELTS) sharpen their writing and presentation skills. These courses serve students currently studying in university programs, preparing to enter graduate programs, and business professionals aiming to polish their communication skills.

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Contact the American Language Center

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

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