The American Language Center (ALC) offers day-time intensive English as a second language (ESL) programs for students and professionals with student (F-1) visas and part-time programs for U.S. residents.
International participants can study side-by-side with American professionals and students in over 50 F-1 visa-approved programs in a wide range of fields. Many programs include internships and the possibility of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon program completion.
This is a 2-quarter program designed to prepare qualified international students who wish to apply to and enter master's and PhD programs in the U.S. The program provides advanced-level English language instruction, gives training in study skills, and offers GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and/or IELTS preparation.
This limited enrollment program allows qualified international students to enroll in UCLA and UCLA Extension courses and transfer academic credit to their home universities.
UCLA Extension designs programs to meet the specific needs of government, corporate, and university groups. Programs can be offered in Los Angeles and in many overseas locations.
Summer Discovery offers programs for U.S. and international high school students on the UCLA campus with English courses for international students taught by American Language Center ESL instructors.
Other Program Options
UCLA Extension offers a variety of short courses and programs for international participants who happen to be in Los Angeles on non-student visas, e.g., on business, family visits, and tourism. These programs include the ALC American Culture and Communication Course (ACC), the Technical Management Program, and other short courses. Except for ACC, the other courses and programs require advanced English language proficiency.