Online English for Academic Preparation

Prepare to Study in an American University in a Live, Online Program

The American Language Institute has been helping students reach their personal and professional goals since 1961. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our English for Academic Preparation program has pivoted to offer live instruction online using Zoom.

With our Online English for Academic Preparation program you will have high-quality English language instruction, enthusiastic teachers and plenty of support to help you get the most out of your online learning experience.

What's Included?

Spring 2021

  • 20 hours per week of interactive, online classes
  • Advising for Conditional Admission to SF State
  • English skills testing for course level placement
  • Online orientation
  • 10% discount on spring 2021 tuition
  • Conversation Partner Program ➜ You can talk with local students and native English speakers through live, online video
  • Build friendships through group work and a robust virtual activities program
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What Do I Need to Join?

  • Ability to use Zoom from your home (Download Zoom)
  • A computer with camera
  • Headset with microphone
  • Reliable internet access
  • A PC is required for the placement and end of term remote ITP TOEFL. A Mac or PC can used for all classes and other assignments.
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Visa Information

At this time, I-20s will only be issued for F-1 status students who are already in the U.S. and will be transferring to this program. Students who are not in the U.S. will study from their home country.

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