English Language Institute


Intensive English Program

The English Language Institute at California State University, Sacramento is delighted to introduce you to our wonderful community of English language learners.

We hope you have a wonderful time with us as you develop your English language proficiency, heighten your cross cultural awareness, and enhance your professional growth and development. You will meet people from all over the world in your classes, participate in cultural and social events, and explore the beautiful city of Sacramento and the state of California. 

If you still have questions after exploring the website, please contact us. Our staff and instructors are always willing to help and answer your questions. Our hope is that you can make the best of every minute of your time here at the English Language Institute!

“In the ELI program I have met students from Asia, the Middle East and South America. Now I have friends from all over the world.” — Celia Vasquez


Program Dates

Our intensive English program runs five (5) sessions a year.  Each session is eight (8) weeks in length.  There is a two week break between sessions.  All new students will be required to attend a week long orientation session prior to attending classes.

Spring II 2017

New Student Application Deadline: February 17
Transfer Student Application Deadline: March 5

Orientation: March 16 – March 23 
Classes: March 27 – May 19
Vacation: May 20 – June 4
Holidays: March 31 (Cesar Chavez Day)