American Language & Culture


American Language and Culture
Certificate Program

The American Language and Culture Program is a four-week course of study at California State University, Sacramento. The program is organized into four unique thematic units that encourage students to explore several key aspects of American culture while building their academic literacy and communication skills in English.  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.

General information

Program Dates

The program is offered twice each year.

Winter Program: January 9 – February 3, 2017
Summer Program: July 17 – August 11, 2017

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Program Benefits
American Language and Culture Program

  • Communicative English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction taught five days a week by professionals 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, the commuter train, and computer labs

Tuition and Costs for American Language and Culture Program

Program cost: $2,000 (including the $100 non-refundable deposit)

Any university or group that enrolls five or more students in the American Language and Culture program will receive a 10% discount.

All fees subject to change.

General information

American Language and Culture Program

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Must have a valid passport and email address
  • Purchase of CSU International Student Health Insurance policy
  • Desire to learn English and be open to new experiences!

Health Insurance

American Language and Culture students must purchase the CSU International Student Health Insurance policy (administered by Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.) as a condition of registration and continued enrollment prior to the start of classes.