Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our CEA-accredited, academically oriented 10-Week Intensive English as a Second Language Program.
- Experience a program trusted for more than 40 years to support you in achieving your academic, career, and personal goals
- Learn with dedicated, highly-trained teachers with an average of over 10 years of teaching experience who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of student achievement
- Attend small classes – usually about 16 students
- Benefit from engaging, interactive classes with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes authentic language use in academic, business, and social contexts. Information about course levels and proficiency scales can be viewed here.
- Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes in topics such as idioms, advanced pronunciation, advanced conversation, business English, advanced vocabulary, advanced grammar, and iBT and IELTS preparation
- Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergraduate friend through conversation lunch hour held twice a week
- Learn using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies
- Prepare to score higher on the TOEFL and IELTS tests
- Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency
- To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1)
- Our 10-Week Intensive ESL program is also suitable for students who want to combine part-time English study with a holiday abroad. If you are coming to the U.S. mainly for tourism, and you want to take English language classes for your own pleasure or recreation, then a tourist visa (B-2) or Visa Waiver (WT) is appropriate
Is your goal to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score?
Learn skills and strategies that will help you improve your IELTS and TOEFL scores. At all levels of the 10-Week program, develop skills that are not only vital for success on the iBT TOEFL and IELTS, but also essential in your real-life use of English for your future.
While enrolled in the Intensive ESL, you can receive a discount for our online courses designed to enhance personal and professional development.
- 25% discount on first online course for ESL students while they are enrolled in the ESL program
- 10% discount for all subsequent courses
- Courses may be applied to a full online certificate from UCI
- See the list of available courses on the UCI Division of Continuing Education page here.