English for Academic Preparation Program

Study English in San Francisco, America's Most International City

The English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Program gives you an opportunity to study in beautiful San Francisco, California and learn English in an intensive language program that emphasizes university preparation and academic skills.

 

ALI features:

  • well-trained and enthusiastic teachers and small classes with individual attention to all students
  • a curriculum that will give you strategies to understand and use English at an American university
  • TOEFL waivers for qualified students applying to SF State undergraduate degree programs
  • advisors to help you apply to SF State and assist you with immigration questions, academics and American life
  • a regular program of student activities to help you enjoy your city and American culture

English for Academic Preparation student Emily Zhang

“The English for Academic Preparation program at SF State is the best language program I have taken. It helped me to improve my reading, speaking, listening and writing skills all at once. I also got to know new students from all over the world, and we had a good time studying together and supporting each other. The program is tailor-made for students who plan to attend an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in the near future.”

Emily (Minling) Zhang, China, Spring 2018 English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Student


English for Academic Preparation student Mohammed Bakhsh

“The English for Academic Preparation program at SF State is the greatest school for learning English because the classes are a comfortable place to meet students from many nations, and the staff are so welcoming and helpful. They have a lot of fun activities, parties and field trips.”

Mohammed Bakhsh, Kuwait, Fall 2018 English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Student


English for Academic Preparation student and SF State graduate, Asako Hanafusa

“To get into graduate school, the English for Academic Preparation program gave me great advice, resources and encouragement. It was the best choice for me to train at SF State's English for Academic Preparation program before pursuing my academic goal in the U.S. ”

Asako Hanafusa, Japan, Fall 2017 English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Student, Fall 2018 SF State Graduate


American Language Institute student Elena Zheltova

ALI is the best English program that I have ever attended. Seriously. Everything there was flexible, but structured. My class had six people from different countries, and everybody was very goal oriented.”

Elena Zheltova, Russia, Spring 2017 English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Student