The American Language Institute (ALI) at California State University, Long Beach has been providing quality international programs for more than 30 years.
Our longevity and success come from the dedication and expertise of our professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic faculty and staff. At the ALI, we are proud to have one of the first CEA-accredited Intensive English Programs in California and to be part of all that CSULB and Long Beach have to offer. Over the last 5 years, we have hosted students from over 55 countries.
Our students come to improve their English skills for academic and professional purposes or for personal enrichment. We have a program for every need!
Short-term program to improve your English communication skills while learning about American culture.
(3 - 6 weeks)
Customized programs for groups to improve English skills for personal, academic, or professional reasons.
Non-credit training program prepares you to teach English in various countries around the world. (140-160 hours)
Kanna Fukuo IEP Student
What appealed to me about CSULB is the environment. I love sunny weather, the beaches, and the diversity of people. CSULB has all of them. It is just perfect for me!
Anh Vu MBA Prep Student
One year at CSULB has changed my thinking. I have a more open mind, and my communication skills have improved a lot.
The ALI is planning a safe return to campus, and will be having in-person office hours starting in Fall 2021. We encourage you to contact us directly for our in-person office hours at ALIPrograms@csulb.edu.
You may also complete a Contact Us form to schedule a virtual appointment via Zoom or an in-person appointment.
Jacqueline Record has a BA in English Literature and Spanish from Knox College and an MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught ESL in academic, workplace, and community education programs; and has published in the areas of second language writing and grammar instruction. Her professional areas of interest include program administration, faculty development, and second language writing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring Southern California, and reading.
Denay Ponce earned a BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, where she also worked as a Student Life Coordinator and provided services to international students for over ten years. She has a passion for coordination and event planning, as well as interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. In her free time, Denay enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, reading, and traveling.
Janeth Mendoza has earned a BA in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton and a MA in TESOL from the University of Southern California. She has worked with international students at the IEP level, provided speech-language therapy to school-aged children and has taught English as a second language. In her spare time, Janeth enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Jennifer Nolasco earned a BA in Linguistics from UCI, a MA in Linguistics from CSULB, and a TESOL Certificate from CSULB. She has been teaching since 2008 and has been with the ALI since 2011. At the ALI, Jennifer has taught various levels of Reading/Writing/Vocabulary, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, and Spelling. She has also re-developed and taught the curriculum of the English through Film elective class. She is currently the Prep Coordinator. Her other professional activities include mentoring CSULB linguistic students and being an active member of CATESOL. When not teaching, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and traveling.
The mission of the American Language Institute (ALI) is to provide quality education that upholds the high academic standards and integrity of its affiliate campus, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The ALI team strives to maximize learning and successfully prepare students to thrive in their academic and professional endeavors.
As an integral part of the College of Professional and Continuing Education, the ALI responds to the needs of the local, national and international community. The ALI offers a variety of English Language programs. Our academic offerings include the Intensive English Program, Intensive Preparatory Program, MBA Preparation Program and university credit courses and customized short-term offerings. We also offer a professional teaching certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Partners & Memberships
The American Language Institute is affiliated with Cypress College. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with El Camino College. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with Golden West College. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with Long Beach City College. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC). ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with Orange Coast College. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by completing Level 4 of the IEP.
The American Language Institute works in conjunction with Times Media in offering the TESOL and TESOL for Children Certificate Programs throughout Korea. These certificate programs are designed for individuals who are interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language. The well-balanced programs enable participants to gain an understanding of the theoretical background in TESOL and its practical application. The ALI faculty provides supervision for curriculum development and enhancement, supports professional development for their trainers and endorses the certificate programs.
The American Language Institute is affiliated with University of Redlands Master of Business Administration program. ALI students may waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement of this college by successfully completing Level 6 of the IEP or by completing the MBA Preparation Program. ALI prospective students may also apply for Conditional Admission to this program.
Many staff and faculty members belong to CATESOL. The ALI is regularly represented at conferences by presenters and attendees.
The ALI's IEP is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2018 through August 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400.
The ALI belongs to EnglishUSA. Over four hundred fifty EnglishUSA members offer intensive English language programs in privately owned enterprises or on college campuses across the USA. EnglishUSA provides its members resources for professional development, political advocacy, and outreach.
Several ALI staff members belong to NAFSA: the Association of International Educators. Like other professional organizations, NAFSA holds international, regional, and local conventions and provides many valuable resources.
Life in Long Beach
Long Beach is a large city with a population of 492,000, located in Southern California, USA. It is situated in Los Angeles County, 20 miles (32K) south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles (169k) north of San Diego. Long Beach uniquely blends the character of a sophisticated urban area with the charm of a seaside community.
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Close to Everything in Southern California!
Long Beach is so close to every terrain and climate that in one day, you could surf in the morning, snow ski in the afternoon, and come home and see a movie at night. Every famous Southern California landmark, attraction, and destination is easily within a two-hour drive from the city.
Sunny Days: 333
January High: 19C
July High: 28C
The Most Livable City in Los Angeles County
Long Beach has been ranked by a leading consulting firm as “the large city with the highest quality of life” in Los Angeles county. Long Beach was placed at the top of the list based on such factors as low crime, good education, local attractions, climate, and the availability and affordability of housing.
Long Beach has been named the 10th most walkable city in the United States, and is the only Southern California city to make the Top 10 list this year.
For more information about Long Beach, CA, please visit www.longbeach.gov.