Academic Catalog 2024-2025

American Language and Culture Program

Program Description

The American Language and Culture Program offers a variety of specialized programs designed to meet the English needs of domestic and international students and professionals. Classes are taught by teachers with extensive international and second language experience. All teachers are certified and/or have a masters degree in second language instruction.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP offers an eight week intensive English language program five times a year for students with academic or professional goals. The program is designed for those persons wishing to pass the TOEFL for entrance to an American University or for those needing a professional level of English proficiency. The core classes consist of 20 hours a week of grammar, conversation, reading, writing and listening. Optional classes in pronunciation, TOEFL, computers and others are offered as well. The program has six levels designed to move the student from beginning to advanced in discrete steps. Qualified students from outside the U.S. are eligible for I-20s and student visas.

Worksite and Vocational ESL (VESL)

Working with local businesses and governments ALCP can design and deliver industry specific classes in vocational English and basic skills. Students can also study more advanced management and leadership skills.

Short-Term Adult and Youth Groups

International groups of teenagers, college students and adults can study English, American culture and other areas of interest at CSU Dominguez Hills while staying in on-campus housing. Classes can be combined with tourist activities and excursions. Groups typically visit during the winter and summer breaks. However, programs are available year-round.

English for Specific Purposes

Students and business persons seeking focused instruction in English vocabulary and vernacular specific to a particular industry or vocation can arrange appropriate classes to achieve this end.

Study Abroad America

The American Language and Culture Program coordinates one semester and one year study abroad experiences for international students who wish to study at CSUDH.