Intensive English Program (IEP): 13-16 weeks (1 semester)
The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a year-round, 7-level program which emphasizes preparation for academic work at the college/university level. This program is offered three times a year: Fall (August), Spring (January), and Summer (May). Students may begin in any of the three sessions and continue year-round (Summer is optional). All levels of English learners are welcome.
MBA Preparation Program (MBAP): 16 weeks
This program is for students with advanced English skills who are preparing for entrance into a graduate business degree program in the United States. Students examine contemporary case studies, complete team projects, and analyze today's business trends and practices, all while improving their academic English skills and preparing for the GMAT or GRE.
Intensive Preparatory Program (PREP): 6-7 weeks
This program is for individuals who desire to improve their 'real language' communication skills and academic skills, to increase their knowledge of American people and culture, and to practice English in natural and academic situations. Students may choose to study in this short term program only or continue to the Intensive English Program for an easy transition.
Customized English Programs
The American Language Institute at CSULB offers customized programs for specific groups that wish to improve their English skills for personal, academic, or professional reasons. These educational programs are custom designed to meet your students' needs. Customized programs can be offered throughout the year.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Training Certificate Program: (5 weeks)
This course is designed to prepare you to be an English instructor in a variety of settings around the world. Our program covers the latest in learning theory and teaching methodology with an emphasis on their practical applications in the classroom. It includes hands-on training with Micro Teaching, Class Observations, and Practice Teaching.
Global Logistics Professional (GLP) for International Students: (6 months)
The six-month program is designed to provide supply chain/logistics training from a U.S. perspective. Additionally, it offers English language instruction from ALI and/or University courses offered through Open University. Students will also experience various aspects of the U.S. culture.
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