Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the English Language
Institute will not be offering courses during the spring and
summer semesters. Contact ELI for more
The English Language Institute (ELI) at California State
University, Sacramento offers superior language instruction
and exceptional cultural experiences. With our unique
location in California’s capital city, it is easy to see why
hundreds of students from around the world choose to study at ELI
We hope you have a wonderful time with us as you develop your
English language proficiency, increase 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
Top 5 Reasons to Choose ELI:
Our highly qualified instructors and small class sizes offer a
personalized approach to teaching.
Our students develop language and cultural proficiency in and
outside the classroom. They volunteer, join student clubs,
play on sports teams, watch movie screenings, and attend
concerts, theater and dance productions.
Our students have access to campus amenities and activities. A
dedicated team of full-time staff provides ongoing support on
immigration, housing and student life.
Our region’s cuisine, natural beauty, rich history and friendly
people make our community a unique place to live and an
exceptional place to study.
Sacramento State’s open and accepting culture in one of
California’s most diverse cities makes our students feel safe,
welcome and accepted.
The Intensive English program is designed for non-native English
speakers who have a serious desire to improve their language
skills, whether for academic, personal or professional
Highly skilled and caring and instructors take an interactive
approach to teaching that provides students the opportunity to
collaborate with one another and with the local community.
All classes are held on the campus of Sacramento State, providing
a genuine American university experience.
The American Language & Culture Program is a program for
participants wanting to explore American culture and improve
their conversational English skills in an immersive, fun and
supportive atmosphere. Students will develop their vocabulary,
fluency, understanding and usage of idioms, and intercultural
competency through classroom activities and weekly field trips
centered on different aspects of American culture and life in