Intensive ESL, Certificate | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
3 months
4500 USD/full
4500 USD/full
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Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in the Intensive ESL program at the University of California Irvine (UCI).

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Learn skills and strategies that will help you improve your IELTS and TOEFL scores. At all levels of the Intensive ESL program at the University of California Irvine (UCI), develop skills that are not only vital for success on the iBT TOEFL and IELTS, but also essential in your real-life use of English for your future.


  • Experience a program trusted for more than 40 years to support you in achieving your academic, career, and personal goals
  • Learn with dedicated, highly-trained teachers with an average of over 10 years of teaching experience who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of student achievement
  • Attend small classes – usually about 16 students
  • Benefit from engaging, interactive classes with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes authentic language use in academic, business, and social contexts. Information about course levels and proficiency scales can be viewed here.
  • Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes in topics such as idioms, advanced pronunciation, advanced conversation, business English, advanced vocabulary, advanced grammar, and iBT and IELTS preparation
  • Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergraduate friend through conversation lunch hour held twice a week
  • Learn using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies
  • Prepare to score higher on the TOEFL and IELTS tests


The program is CEA-accredited.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Idioms
  • Advanced pronunciation
  • Advanced conversation
  • Business English
  • Advanced vocabulary
  • Advanced grammar
  • iBT and IELTS preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency
  • To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    4500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 USD for the full programme during 3 months.

A 33% tuition discount will be applied for spring and summer quarters. Apply now and we will also waive the $200 application fee for the next 50 students.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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