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Intensive English Programs

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers a certificate program with six levels of study taught in two 15-week semesters and a 12-week summer semester. These semesters operate year-round, offer approximately 18 hours of class time per week, and include the courses listed below. Descriptions of each course are listed in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

If you are academically qualified for undergraduate or graduate admission to APU and you choose to fulfill your English proficiency requirement through study in the ALCI program, you will be offered ‘conditional’ admission to the university. After successfully completing the required levels of study through ALCI, you may continue with your university studies in the next available term.

Application for ALCI will be reflected on the admitted student’s immigration document along with the student’s major area(s) of study or designated graduate program at APU, if applicable.

Basic Levels

Intermediate Levels

Advanced Levels

Certificates will be issued after successful completion of each level.

Advantages to Studying at ALCI: