4, 8, and 12-Week Conversation & Culture Program


With the help of experienced, caring teachers, you can practice using English for everyday conversation in a fun and interactive atmosphere. The fully-accredited Conversation & Culture program can be your gateway to effective communication and additional professional or academic goals.

Campus PhotoBenefits

  • Learn to speak and understand authentic English with more confidence in classes which focus on real-life communication through lively learning activities
  • Immerse yourself in American culture as the focus of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice
  • Refresh your language skills before attending an American college or university
  • Attend small classes – usually 15 students
  • Get to know classmates from different countries and gain an international perspective
  • Visit a nearby spot of historic and cultural interest on a class field trip
  • Advance your skills even further with free elective courses in topics such as American film, pronunciation, English for specific purposes, and iBT TOEFL preparation
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of your program


  • Available to students at all levels of English proficiency.
  • To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1).
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Sample Schedule (up to 90 hours per session)

Conversation & Culture Classes
09:00-09:50 Idioms & Vocabulary
10:00-11:20 Reading & Writing
11:30-12:50 Speaking & Listening
Optional Electives (free for full-time students)
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Accredited by CEA

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Helene Raniewicz “My teachers gave me the tools to become proficient in English and make the most of my time in California. Although you are in the United States, being exposed to people from all over the world allows you to discover new things beyond the classroom and become a better-rounded individual.”Helene Raniewicz
Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
10-Week Intensive ESL

Program Cost

Tuition for applications received by March 31, 2015: $2,100
Approximate total cost: $3,900 USD (Excludes airfare)

Tuition effective April 1, 2015: $2,300
Approximate total cost: $4,500 USD (excludes airfare)

Class Schedule (up to 90 hours per session)

Classes meet Monday through Friday at various times between 08:00 and 18:00. Below is a sample schedule.

Jan 6 - Feb 2
Feb 6 - Mar 5
Jun 30 - Jul 27
Jul 31 - Aug 27
Sept 2 - Sept 29