The American Language and Culture Program is a four-week course of study at California State University, Sacramento. The program encourages students to explore several key aspects of American culture while building their academic literacy and communication skills in English.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction taught five days a week
- Instructors with expertise in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) field
- Weekly field trips to local and regional places of interest within Northern California
- Access to campus amenities including our fitness center, campus shuttle, the library and computer labs
- Transit pass to access all regional transit throughout the city (bus and light rail)
- Certificate of completion
- International students age 18-26 interested in conversational English
- Beginner to Advanced levels
The program is organized into four unique thematic units. Each unit leads the student to observe, examine and investigate American culture through a particular lens, incorporating engaging texts and multiple tasks that develop students’ academic reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. The curriculum also includes opportunities for students to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of what they are learning in the classroom through weekly field trips in and around the city of Sacramento.