UCLA Extension American Language Center
Intensive English Programs

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $3000—$6000 Quarter

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL)

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Greetings from sunny Southern California!

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the world. The distinguished faculty includes Nobel Prize winners and members of the National Academy of Sciences.

A division of UCLA, UCLA Extension is the largest, single-campus continuing education program in the world. American Language Center (ALC), a department within UCLA Extension, offers Intensive English Language programs and a Pre-Master’s Preparation program. ALC instructors are well-trained and experienced; using the most up-to-date teaching methods, they create a relaxed and friendly learning atmosphere. Students learn not only to communicate in English but also gain knowledge about American life and culture.

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

  • Provides English instruction for academic purposes and prepares international students for American colleges and universities
  • Offers a rigorous approach to all language skills, with emphasis on reading, writing, grammar, and TOEFL iBT preparation
  • Features 7 proficiency levels (basic – advanced); each level includes interactive classroom activities such as group work, communication exercises, video and computer-based lessons
  • Available full-time, year-round
    • Winter, Fall, Spring Quarters: 10-week sessions
    • Summer Quarter: 12-week session and two 6-week sessions

Intensive English Communication Program (IECP)

  • Improves English communication skills for personal and professional purposes
  • Strengthens listening and speaking skills by focusing on students’ pronunciation, spoken grammar, and listening comprehension
  • Features 3 proficiency levels (basic, intermediate, advanced); each level includes interactive classroom activities that build fluency and vocabulary
  • Available full-time, year-round
    • 4-week programs are offered all year long, with special 12-week sessions available during the winter, spring, and fall
    • In the summer, IECP also offers 11-week and 3-week sessions

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Pre-Master's Preparation

  • Prepares international students for study at American graduate schools
  • Provides graduate-level academic English skills
  • GRE, GMAT, TOEFL iBT, and IELTS preparation
  • Assists students in selecting and applying to graduate schools, including writing statements of purpose and completing enrollment application
  • Develops critical thinking, research, and presentation skills
  • The duration of the program is 2 sessions (16 weeks)
    • Program fee includes one UCLA Extension course during second session

Student Life


UCLA and UCLA Extension are located in Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Only a short-bus ride away from Beverly Hills and the Santa Monica beach, Westwood features theatres, shops, markets, museums, and a variety of restaurants.


As a UCLA Extension student, you will enjoy UCLA’s recreational facilities that include a tennis center, swimming pools, and a fitness center. Rock climbing, surfing, sailing, and mountain biking are year-round sports; skiing and snowboarding in the nearby mountains are popular in winter months. When you’re not studying, you can explore beautiful beaches and mountains, great shopping centers, exciting nightlife, impressive art galleries, and attend movie premiers.

Academic Counseling

The ALC academic advisor will assist you with your study plans and provide guidance on U.S. college and university application procedures.

Language Learning Activities

EnglishPlus.lab is a free, after-school language program available to all UCLA Extension ALC full-time students. The program includes the use of a computer lab and allows students to practice their language skills, prepare for TOEFL iBT, and search the Internet.


Injury and Sickness Insurance is included in the ALC and Pre-Master’s Preparation student services fees. This insurance allows you to visit a UCLA hospital or clinic if you need medical attention while you are studying at the UCLA Extension ALC.

Housing Options

Apartments, dormitories, and homestays (cost not included in the program/course fees).

UCLA Extension American Language Center
Intensive English Programs

10995 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 614
Los Angeles CA 90024
P: 310.825.9068
EnglishUSA Member
For more information: UCLA Extension American Language Center
Intensive English Programs