This short-term program is offered for international students who want to improve their English language communication skills, while also learning about American culture. Students can choose to study in this program , or easily transition to the semester-long Intensive English Program afterwards (Summer options only).
Please note: The Winter Boost option requires concurrent enrollment in the Spring Intensive English Program (IEP). Students enrolling in this option will continue to the Spring IEP.
Individuals interested in:
Learning a lot of English in a short time
Experiencing American culture
Improving conversation and presentation skills
Practicing English with conversation partners
Joining an English program before the start of a new semester
Reviewing English skills before entering a university classroom with native English speakers
Experienced and engaging teachers
Multiple social activities (kayaking, student mixer, aquarium, etc.)
Experiential learning opportunities (learning in and out of the classroom)
Conversation partners (university students with native-like proficiency)
Housing recommendations including homestays
On-campus housing (July only)
Students will study topics such as Arts & Culture, Travel & Sightseeing, Shopping & Dining, and Education in the US, where they learn the skills below.
Understanding of American culture
Skills in grammar forms and how to utilize them in writing and speaking
Paragraph and essay writing
Reading skills and comprehension
Summer 1: 23 hours of instructions per week for 3 weeks
Summer 2: 23 hours of instructions per week for 3 weeks
Our optional Conversation Lab gives students the opportunity to meet with, interact with, and make friends with fluent speakers of English. Conversation Partners are local CSULB university students dedicated to helping our students improve their conversation skills.
Our optional Homework Lab gives students the opportunity to meet with a tutor one-on-one. Students can ask questions about and receive guidance on any of their classes or assignments.
*This schedule is a sample and is subject to change.
English Language and American Culture
Summer 1: July 10
Summer 2: July 31
Summer 1 & 2: July 10