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With the help of experienced, caring teachers, in the Conversation and Culture program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) you can practice using English for everyday conversation in a fun and interactive atmosphere.


  • Study in 2-week sessions for up to 12 weeks
  • Learn to speak and understand authentic English with more confidence in classes which focus on real-life communication through lively learning activities
  • Immerse yourself in American culture as the focus of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice
  • Refresh your language skills before attending an American college or university
  • Attend small classes – usually about 16 students
  • Get to know classmates from different countries and gain an international perspective
  • Advance your skills through your choice of specialized courses including American Culture, English for Science & Technology and Academic Preparation
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of your program

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
    • Duration description
      • 2 or 4 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Specialized Course
  • Speaking & Listening
  • Pronunciation & Vocabulary
  • Business Writing

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • International

    1500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    1500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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  • Tuition fees for 4 weeks: $2,500 USD
  • Approximate total cost: $5,300 USD (4-week), $3,200 USD (2-week) excludes airfare

Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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