Accelerated English Language Program (ELP)

The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced level international (F-1) students looking to improve their English skills in preparation for study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program is designed for students who have some knowledge of English.

The ELP is both a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)-preparatory and academically oriented. These classes are offered through a 16-week semester (Fall & Spring semesters), and 8-week session (Summer session). Each session consists of 20 hours of instruction per week.

International students are provided with opportunities to interact with SCC students by participating in Conversation Partners activities. Speech workshops are provided and integrated into the ELP curriculum.

English language instruction focuses on areas such as Grammar, listening, speaking with vocabulary development, writing and reading skills. Students are exposed to cultural aspects of the language and its pragmatic application through participation in selected activities on campus and through various workshops. Workshops are carefully selected based on student language proficiency. Additionally, preparation for the TOEFL test is included in the program.

Upon completion and successful testing, students transfer to SCC credit associate degree program.

  • Experienced instructors who understand the challenges of language learning teach all Courses.
  • All courses use a variety of instructional techniques and methods.
  • All courses are student-focused and emphasize practice.
  • Preparation for the TOEFL exam.

The English Language Program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


How to get started

  • Apply:
    Submit all the application and all required documents to the International Students Program - Email: international@sccollege.edu Phone: 714-628-5050.
  • Attend an Orientation:
    A mandatory orientation will be provided. Students will gain an overview of the program and the college, as well as information regarding immigration guidelines and procedures.
  • Take an English Placement Test:
    Students will take an assessment test for placement into the appropriate cohort to optimize their success. The placement test will be given during the Orientation and will take up to two hours to complete.
  • Register:
    Students will be enrolled into ELP according to placement test results. Students can obtain assistance in the International Student Office, SCC, A-203.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:
(August - December)

July 1


August 15

For Applicants from outside the United States


For current F-1 students in the United States

8 Weeks Session:
(October - December)

August 15


September 31

For Applicants from outside the United States


For current F-1 students in the United States

Spring Semester:
(February - June)

January 4


February 1

For Applicants from outside the United States


For current F-1 students in the United States

8 Weeks Session:
(April - June)

February 15


March 31

For Applicants from outside the United States


For current F-1 students in the United States

Summer Semester:
(June-August)

May 1


May 15

For Applicants from outside the United States


For current F-1 students in the United States

The Estimated Costs Per Semester

Tuition Fees Per Semester $3,450.00
International Health Insurance $744.00
Books and Supplies (estimate) $100.00
International Orientation/Activity/Service Fee $50.00
Student Parking (optional) $30.00
Living Expenses (approximate) $6,000.00
Total: $10,374.00

The Estimated Costs Per 8 Weeks

Tuition Fees Per Semester $1,725.00
International Health Insurance $496.00
Books and Supplies (estimate) $100.00
International Orientation/Activity/Service Fee $50.00
Student Parking (optional) $15.00
Living Expenses (approximate) $3,000.00
Total: $5,386.00

*Offered to groups only, on a contract basis, subject to availability.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated April 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug 2019
Duration
8 - 16 weeks
Full-time
Price
10,374 USD
Estimated costs per semester. Tuition​​ and fees are subject to change without notice.
Deadline
Jan 4, 2020
January 4: For Applicants from outside the United States; February 1: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
July 1, 2019
July 1: For Applicants from outside the United States; August 15: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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August 15: For Applicants from outside the United States; September 31: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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June 14, 2020
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February 15: For Applicants from outside the United States; March 31: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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Jan 4, 2020
January 4: For Applicants from outside the United States; February 1: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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June 14, 2020
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May 1: For Applicants from outside the United States; May 15: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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Aug 31, 2019

Aug 2019

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July 1, 2019
July 1: For Applicants from outside the United States; August 15: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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Dec 29, 2019

Oct 2019

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Aug 15, 2019
August 15: For Applicants from outside the United States; September 31: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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Dec 29, 2019

Apr 2020

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Application deadline
Feb 15, 2020
February 15: For Applicants from outside the United States; March 31: For current F-1 students in the United States​​
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June 14, 2020