English Language Institute

Overview

English Language Institute (ELI)

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

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About the Institute

Located in the capital of California, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world each year, providing superior language instruction and unique cultural experiences in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States.

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Our City

Sacramento combines big city fun and excitement with small town charm and friendliness.

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Our University

California State University, Sacramento (also known as Sacramento State) is an outstanding and comprehensive university in California’s capital.

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Campus Safety

Program Overview Sacramento8 week sessions offered year-round

Intensive English Program

Overview

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at ELI offers specially designed English language courses that help students achieve their academic and professional goals. The curriculum emphasizes intensive language learning in all areas of English as a Second Language (ESL) including grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, speaking, listening and pronunciation.

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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.

Program Overview Sacramento4 weeks

Teacher Training Program

Overview

The Teacher Training Program offers international participants a unique experience in the United States. Our program combines classroom instruction centered on relevant pedagogy with well-supported practice in engaging teaching methods to prepare participants for real-world classroom “practicum” in regional schools.

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Requirements/Eligibility

  • Be a current teacher or undergraduate/graduate student studying to be a teacher
  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Have a valid passport and email address (see online application)
  • Purchase of CSU International Student Health Insurance policy

Health Insurance

Students in the Teacher Training Program 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 classe

Program Overview Sacramento4 weeks

American Language and Culture

Overview

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. 

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Program Dates

The program is offered twice each year.

Summer program dates: July 17 – August 11, 2017

Deadline to enroll: June 16, 2017

Winter program dates: January 8 – February 2, 2018

Deadline to enroll: December 7, 2017

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Program Fees 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% price reduction.

All fees subject to change.

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Requirements/Eligibility
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.