10-Week Intensive ESL


Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our fully-accredited, academically-oriented 10-Week Intensive English as a Second Language Program. Available at 7 levels, each 10-week program corresponds to one level of proficiency.


  • Campus PhotoStudy in a well-respected English language program located on the campus of a major American university
  • Learn with dedicated, highly-trained teachers with an average of 16 years of teaching experience who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of student achievement
  • Attend small classes – usually 15 students
  • Benefit from engaging, interactive classes with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes authentic language use in academic, business, and social contexts
  • Prepare for success in your future career or in studies at an American college or university. Knowledgeable advisors are available to help you with the transition to college or university
  • Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes, including idioms, American pronunciation, American film, business English, advanced vocabulary, and advanced grammar
  • Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergrad friend through The Communication Club
  • Prepare to score higher on the TOEFL and IELTS tests


  • 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.

Campus PhotoProgram Cost

Tuition for applications received by March 31, 2015: $3,700
Approximate total cost: $8,500 USD (Excludes airfare)

Tuition effective April 1, 2015: $4,000
Approximate total cost: $8,800 USD (excludes airfare)


Jan 7 - Mar 19
Apr 1 - Jun 11
Jun 24 - Sept 3
Sept 30 - Dec 10

Accredited by CEA

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Wiphawan Vaewmanee“I'm impressed with the level of service offered to students by UCI staff. Our instructors always make sure that we understand the lessons, and I have learned a lot from them. I plan to enroll in a master's degree program next year, and I will use the new knowledge that I've gained in the 10-Week program for my academic study.”
Wiphawan Vaewmanee
10-Week Intensive ESL, ACP International Business Operations & Management

Class Schedule

Classes meet Monday through Friday at various times between 08:00 and 18:00, with a minimum of 21 hours of instructor-taught class time per week.

Grammar and Writing
Reading and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
    Total Class Hours
Reading and Writing
Speaking and Listening
One Elective
UC Irvine/Extension course*
    Total Class Hours

*Tuition covers up to $350

Is your goal to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score?

Watch your PBT TOEFL score soar 25 points (on average) for each 10-Week session you attend! At all levels of the 10-Week program, develop skills that are not only vital for success on the iBT TOEFL and IELTS, but also essential in your real-life use of English for your future.