Short-term Summer Programs

General

Program Description

The American Language Program at California State University, East Bay (ALP) offers a wide range of high-quality, English language and other programs for students from all over the world. Whether you are interested in improving your English, preparing for university studies in the United States, getting a post-bachelor's certificate, or experiencing life at an American university, we have a program for you!

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Intensive IELTS Preparation

This full-time exam-preparation course prepares students for the IELTS exam. Students will become familiar with the format and requirements of the IELTS exam, learn test-taking strategies and techniques, and get detailed feedback from the instructor on practice test results.

  • Taught by instructors with advanced degrees and extensive experience in preparing students for the IELTS exam.
  • 4 hours of instruction per day

Requirements for Admission:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (age 18-up)
  • F-1 student visa (I-20 will be provided)
  • Official IELTS exam at the end of the program
Program Dates Length Fees

Mon, 7/20 – Fri, 7/24

+ Official IELTS test date: Sat 7/25

5 days

+ official test

$25 application fee

$1000 (including offcial test fee)

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Business English for Professionals

This program is designed for professionals and business-oriented students who want to focus on English for the business ebvironment.

The participants will:

  • build on their vocabulary and writing skills for business environment
  • improve their presentation skills
  • practice facilitating meetings and negotiating
  • visit campanies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area

Requirements for Admission:

  • Current college students or working professionalswith advanced English proficiency (IELTS 6.0; TOEFL 71, or equivalent)
  • Approved tourist visa to visit the U.S
Program Dates Length Fees

Mon, 8/3 – Fri, 8/7

5 days

$25 application fee

$1000 program fee

Looking to Create a Customized Program?

We can help create a full-time/part-time program to meet the specific educational and professional needs of group of students from all over the world! Classes and on/off campus activities can be customized for anytime during the year including summer. Here are some of the customized programs we've offered in the past:

  • Business English - designed for professionals and business-oriented students who want to focus on English for the business environment
  • American Cultural Camps - designed for both high school and university students who want to learn more about our diverse American culture and practice their English-conversation skills
  • TESOL training - designed for English teachers who want to get practical teaching experience and advance their teaching skills

Contact us at short-termprograms@csueastbay.edu to start a conversation on how to create a special program for you!

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

For more than 60 years, California State University, East Bay (Cal State East Bay or CSUEB for short) has served the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the California State University system (the large ... Read More

For more than 60 years, California State University, East Bay (Cal State East Bay or CSUEB for short) has served the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the California State University system (the largest system of public education in the U.S.), Cal State East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, small classes, and a highly-personalized learning environment. Our beautiful campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay offers a great view of the entire Bay Area and is in an inspiring setting for career exploration, just 30-40 minutes drive from both San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Cal State East Bay offers excellent education in an exciting location at a competitive price. CSUEB offers undergraduate degrees in 49 fields and graduate degrees in 30 areas. In addition to degree programs, the American Language Program offers intensive English language study as preparation for university study. A wide variety of certificate and gateway programs — including conditional admissions for undergraduates, the Pre-Business Analytics program, and International Business diploma— offer excellent opportunities for professional and academic advancement. Read less