The mission of the American Language Institute at San Francisco State University is to serve English language learners and the university by providing:
- English instruction that equips students with the language and strategies they need for academic success
- support services that empower students to make informed decisions about their academic and professional goals
- teacher education that prepares the next generation of skilled, reflective and dynamic TESOL professionals
In all its work, the ALI prioritizes quality, empathy and collaboration.