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American Language and Culture Program, English Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
Carson, CA, United States
If you have an intermediate or advanced level of English, the online ALCP program will help you build the specific English skills you need to study at an American university. This program is designed for students unable to obtain language school visa, but who need ESL before applying to a U.S. university.
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Each course has specialized activities and builds specific skills designed for students learning English to effectively transition online to university-level coursework. Once you finish the coursework, you have the opportunity to come to Dominguez Hills and take two University courses along with ESL Transition Courses to prepare to become a fulltime University student. Upon successful completion of this pathway program a student will earn a TOEFL waiver towards the University.

This is not for beginning English learners. The program is taught at two levels:

  • In the intermediate-to-high intermediate level, students familiarize themselves with basic college English while exploring different fields for college preparation.
  • At the advanced level, students are introduced to higher education English practices through a variety of fields of knowledge.  

Each level will be offered through a typical semester setting: 16 weeks.

Placement in levels occurs after taking a placement test during the admission process. 

Once the student is finished with the advanced level coursework, a student has the opportunity to attend CSU Dominguez Hills through the pathway program at ALCP.


CSUDH is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description

      16 weeks per course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Upon the completion of this program, successful students are able:

  • To write a research paper at a higher education level.
  • To identify sources and cite them for research projects
  • To apply an MLA or APA format in their writing
  • To apply the research writing process to all forms of writing
  • To recognize and edit for grammatical, structural, and stylistic errors
  • To recognize and understand basic reading skills for a higher education level
  • To read more fluently at a higher education level
  • To research and present on various topics
  • To plan and deliver multiple presentations on various topics
  • To synthesize information from different sources into multimedia presentations



Students who have an intermediate or advanced level of English, who are looking to build the specific English skills needed to study at an American university. This program is designed for students unable to obtain language school visa, but who need ESL before applying to a U.S. university.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate or advanced level English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1733 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1733 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
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$1,733 per course; 3 courses per level

Living costs for Carson

  • 1100 - 1600 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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