English Language Institute

Overview

English Language Institute (ELI)

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 each year.

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About ELI

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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ELI Instructors

Our talented instructors are a big reason for our program success. Get to know a little about them!

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Campus Safety

Program Overview Sacramento8 week sessions offered year-round

Intensive English Program

Overview

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 success. 

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.

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Program Dates

IEP runs five (5) sessions a year, with a two-week break between sessions. Each session is eight (8) weeks in length, and students may attend as many sessions as they wish. All new students are required to attend an orientation session prior to attending classes.

Classes are held Monday – Friday and students are placed in a morning (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or afternoon (12 – 4 p.m.) class schedule as assigned by the director for a total of 20 instructional hours.  Upper level students (7 & 8) select from additional elective class offerings.

All program dates are subject to change.

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.

All program dates are 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.

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