Program Details

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California State University, Chico

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English Language Programs

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The faculty, staff and students of the American Language and Culture Institute on the Chico State campus welcome you to learn at our University. We are an inclusive program and believe in active student engagement, the free expression of ideas, unity through diversity and every person’s right to a good, healthy lifestyle.

Join us and discover our welcoming community. Located on the campus of California State University, Chico, we offer five, seven-week sessions of intensive English language instruction per year to international students of all proficiency levels, from beginning to advanced.

Our faculty and staff can support your transition from an intensive English language program to an academic program at Chico State or to other colleges and universities in the United States.

We provide general English language skills for your personal and professional growth, as well as an introduction to American culture and the higher education system in California and the United States.

Find out why thousands of students around the globe have found Chico to be an excellent place to learn English and prepare for their academic success. Come to a great University, enjoy beautiful Northern California, meet new friends, and improve your English!

Here are the English language programs we offer:

English Programs

  • Business English
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation

Application Requirements

In your application, please attach: 

  • Financial Certification/ Bank letter (less than 6 months old, issued in English, and stamped/signed by a bank official)
  • Copy of your passport

Additional fees due upon arrival/ Orientation days:

  • $192 Student Health Center fee
  • $2 ID Card

Eligibility Requirements

Additional fees due upon arrival/ Orientation days:

  • $96 Student Health Center fee
  • $2 ID Card