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    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

    LONG BEACH

    AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

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    WELCOME MESSAGES

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    MBA PREPARATION PROGRAM

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    1250 Bellflower Blvd, BH-201,
    Long Beach, CA 90840-0109, USA

    (1) 562-985-8424 tel

    (1) 562-985-7104 fax

    California State University, Long Beach

    American Language Institute

     
     
     
     
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    WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN


    Welcome to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the American Language Institute (ALI)! Whether your need is for an English language program, University Study at the Beach or other customized programs, I am certain that you will find our campus a very welcoming and enjoyable place. In addition to ALI programs, you will find an abundance of other educational programs here for your future needs.


    At ALI you will find dedicated faculty with a commitment to student success. Coming to a new country, a new environment, and a completly different culture can be quite overwhelming. Our highly skilled staff, with years of experience assisting international students, will work with you every step of the way. In addition, beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains, and the sunny southern California weather will certainly make your time at CSULB unforgettable. I am looking forward to welcoming you to Long Beach.


    Sincerely,

    Dr. Jeet Joshee

    Associate Vice President and Dean

    International, Continuing and Professional Education

    Dr. Jeet Joshee

    Lynne Richmond

     
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    WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR


    Here at California State University, Long Beach’s American Language Institute, we have had the privilege of welcoming students from all over the world to our many programs in English and study abroad for more than 25 years. As a proud alumnus of CSULB and Director of the American Language Institute, I look forward to welcoming you to our program at this beautiful campus in sunny southern California.


    Go Beach!


    Lynne Richmond

    Director

    American Language Institute

    Lynne Richmond

    Dr. Jeet Joshee

     
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    CSULB FACTS

    University Distinctions


    • ‘Best in the West’ by Princeton Review, 2012
    • ‘4th Best in the West’ by U.S. News & World Report, 2012
    • Top 50 ‘Best Value’ in U.S. by Princeton Review, 2011
    • In Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges in the U.S., 2011
    • Top 5 in U.S. for Affordability, Quality, Access


    ABOUT CSULB

    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of the largest schools in the California State University system and second largest university by enrollment in the state of California with 34,000 students. CSULB is a large urban campus with 8 colleges and over 280 fields of study. Located in Los Angeles County and only 3 miles (4.8 km) from the ocean, CSULB is a short ride from the beach.

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    L - LONG BEACH

    A - LOS ANGELES

    S - SAN DIEGO

    F - SAN FRANCISCO

    WEATHER FACTS

    ABOUT LONG BEACH

    Long Beach is located in Southern California, USA, on the Pacific coast. It is situated in Los Angeles County, about 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. Long Beach is the fifth-largest city in California and second largest city within the Los Angeles area with 492,682 inhabitants.

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    University Study at the Beach (USB)


    The University Study at the Beach program provides international students the opportunity to study abroad at California State University, Long Beach.

    • I-20 issued for F-1 student visa
    • 1-2 semester program
    • Enroll in 12 course credit units (full-time) through CSULB Open University
    • No long admission process!
    • Credits earned may be transferrable to your home university
    • TOEFL 80iBT or IELTS 6.0 is required
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    ENGLISH PROGRAMS

    PRACTICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM

    PREP PROGRAM

    INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

     
     
     
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    The American Language Institute at California State University, Long Beach is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs.

    Level 1

    Level 2

    Level 3

    Level 4

    Level 5

    EXAMPLE level progression

    1 session = 1 level

    TOEFL iBT 61

    CSULB Bachelors

    TOEFL iBT 80

    CSULB Masters

    Foundation Level

    Level 6

    INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM


    WHY SHOULD YOU ENROLL IN THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM?

    • To prepare you for academic study at a U.S. college or university
    • To receive conditional admission to CSULB
    • To help you with TOEFL, GMAT, GRE or other entrance examinations
    • To study English for fun or for your career

    ABOUT THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

    • 23-25 hours of English training per week
    • Professional and qualified teachers
    • Offered 3 times a year in our Spring, Summer and Fall semesters
    • 13-16 week sessions
    • New student placement test to determine appropriate start level
    • On-campus classrooms
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    **Elective courses may include TOEFL/IELTS Preparation, GMAT/GRE Preparation, Spelling, Pronunciation, Business English, Culture, Vocabulary, etc.

    *Our optional afterschool Conversation Lab gives students the opportunity to meet and interact with fluent speakers of English. Conversation Partners are CSULB students dedicated to helping our students improve conversation skills.

    Conditional admission

    CSULB offers conditional admission to students who apply and meet the academic qualifications for admission but do not have the required English language proficiency. Successful completion of Level 4 of the Intensive English Program (IEP) fulfills the English language requirement for CSULB undergraduate programs. Successful completion of Level 6 of the IEP program fulfills the English language requirements for most CSULB graduate programs.


    University Credit Courses:

    Students in Levels 5 and 6 of the Intensive English Program may take 1 to 2 CSULB university credit courses through Open University. Students in Levels 5 and 6 should add an additional week of studies for final exams during the Fall and Spring sessions.


    SAMPLE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Summer: 13 weeks with 25 hours of English/week

    Fall/ Spring: 16 weeks with 23 hours of English/week

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    PREP PROGRAM


    WHY SHOULD YOU ENROLL IN THE PREP PROGRAM?

    • To prepare you for academic study at the U.S. college or university level
    • To study English for fun or for your career
    • To get a head-start on our Intensive English program


    ABOUT THE PREP PROGRAM

    • 23 hours of English training per week
    • Professional and qualified teachers
    • Offered 3 times a year in our Spring, Summer and Fall semesters
    • 6-7 week sessions
    • New student placement test to determine appropriate start level
    • On-campus classrooms

    SAMPLE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Spring and Summer: 6 weeks with 23 hours of English/week

    Fall: 7 weeks with 23 hours of English/week

    *Our optional afterschool Conversation Lab gives students the opportunity to meet and interact with fluent speakers of English. Conversation Partners are CSULB students dedicated to helping our students improve conversation skills.

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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM


    ABOUT THE PRACTICAL ENGLISH PROGRAM

    • 15-18 hours of conversational English training per week
    • Professional and qualified teachers
    • 3 week summer sessions in July or August
    • New student placement test to determine appropriate start level
    • On-campus classrooms
    • Daily activities such as tours, events and field trips

    SAMPLE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    This program can be customized for groups of 15 or more. Please e-mail

    [email protected] with any questions or to request further information.

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    ABOUT THE MBA PREPARATION PROGRAM

    • Study business English 23 hours per week
    • Focus on topics including Finance, Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
    • Develop communication and academic skills
    • Examine contemporary case studies, complete team projects, and analyze today’s business trends and practice
    • Explore your interests in elective courses including GMAT/GRE Writing, Entrepreneurship, Business Law & Ethics, Environmental Issues, & MBA Application Strategies

    SAMPLE SCHEDULE

    Fall/spring: 16 weeks with 23 hours of business English/week

    MBA PREPARATION PROGRAM


    WHY should you enroll?

    • Learn what it takes to succeed in American business school
    • Improve your score on the GMAT or GRE
    • Gain confidence in public speaking
    • Sharpen your writing skills for business reports and correspondence
    • Develop essential critical thinking skills
    • Collaborate with students from around the world while immersed in American business culture
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    CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

    Global Logistics Specialist International (GLSI)

    This 6-month program is designed to provide supply chain/ logistics training through U.S. perspectives, English language instruction, and U.S. cultural experiences.

    • Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) courses
    • Intensive English Courses
    • ALI electives or CSULB credit courses through Open University

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

    Teacher training program for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    This program is designed to prepare students to be English Instructors in a variety of settings around the world.

    Program Benefits:

    • 8-week (160 hours) intensive program at CSULB
    • No prior English teaching experience necessary
    • Meets international standards
    • Guidance with finding positions

    Information:

    • Individuals and groups welcome! Housing options available
    • International Requirements: TOEFL (iBT) 80, IELTS 6.0, or TOEIC 700
    • F-1 student visa
    • Tuition = $2,800– $3,200
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    EXAMPLE OF PAST CUSTOMIZED ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

    • English for Nursing students
    • Summer vacation English program
    • Short-Term (3-4 week) English Language Programs
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    Yaser Zaid Al Juwaid,

    Saudi Arabia/USA

    Intensive English Program

    I have had a great experience at the American Language Institute. The instructors and staff members work hard together as a team to help students achieve their goals. While enrolled in the ALI, students learn not only language but also a lot about American culture and life in America. Moreover, the students have the opportunity to choose elective classes that they are interested in, in addition to taking their core classes. Besides learning English, I have made many friends from all over the globe.

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    Miho Takahashi, Japan

    Prep Program, Intensive

    English Program, USB

    ALI teachers and faculty are so friendly. They always encourage students to push forward, not only with study but also daily. The classes are great. The class quality is the best I’ve experienced. It’s not an exaggeration to say that my TOEFL score soared because of ALI.

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    Sven von Borries Brazil

    USB, Global Logistics

    Specialist International

    An international experience is always worth it, but there’s nothing better when you’re able to combine a nice place to live with the professionalism of a good Institute. Being part of this was not only an investment for my career, but also for my personal life. Thank you ALI /CSULB for making my dream come true.

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    Vanvarang Iengphasuk,

    Thailand

    Intensive English Program

    The great American Language Institute taught me ways to communicate efficiently, through the amazing multicultural experiences I have gained. The outstanding instructors helped me uncover my hidden potentials. ALI broadened my chances and opportunities to complete my Master’s Degree. APPLIED STATISTICS DEGREE, HERE I COME!

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    SCHEDULE & PRICES

    *Prices subject to change

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    STUDENT SERVICES


    Housing

    The American Language Institute (ALI) recommends you make your housing arrangements in advance. If you would like the ALI staff to arrange your housing before leaving for the United States, you may choose from the following options:

    • CSULB Dormitories

    • Oakwood apartments

    • Homestay

    • Temporary housing


    ASSITANCE IN APPLYING TO CSULB

    The ALI also provides CSULB application workshops every term to make the transition into a CSULB degree program as smooth as possible. There is also assistance in applying to one of our local community colleges, Long Beach City College, Cypress College or Orange Coast College.


    CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

    CSULB offers conditional admission to students who apply and meet the academic qualifications for admission but to do have the required English language proficiency. Successful completion of certain levels of the Intensive English program fulfills the English language admission requirements for most CSULB degree programs.


    Please contact [email protected] for admission requirements and deadlines.

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    ALI Activities

    Students in all American Language Institute programs have the opportunity to participate in and attend afterschool activities such as:

    • Long Beach Tours

    • Professional Sporting Events

    • Ice Cream Socials

    • Movies

    • Beach Parties

    • Holiday Parties


    VISA/IMMIGRATION

    The American Language Institute can help you understand your visa and immigration requirements and help you maintain your status while in the United States. The office can also help with enrollment letters, travel authorizations, I-20 and visa problems, transferring to a new school and so much more!

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    Send Application Materials to:

    • Mail: American Language Institute

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd., BH-201

    Long Beach, CA 90840-0109, USA


    F-1 Student Visa

    The U.S. government requires students to obtain an F-1 Student Visa to study full-time in the USA. An I-20 form is required to apply for the visa and will be mailed in your acceptance packet from the American Language Institute. After receiving your I-20 form, students will need to pay a SEVIS fee, and schedule an F-1 Student Visa interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

    Students must be 18 years of age or high school graduates by time they start the American Language Institute to apply.


    Application Deadlines

    New students must submit all documents at least 4 weeks prior to their desired start date. Transfer students must submit all documents at least 2 weeks prior to their desired start date.

    Submit:

    1. American Language Institute Application Form

    2. American Language Institute Payments

    • $150 Application Fee
    • First semester’s tuition payment

    3. Financial Documents

    • Bank statement with a minimum balance of $9,600 U.S. dollars that is less than 6 months old, sponsor letter or financial guarantee.

    4. Copy of Passport


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    ALI Staff

    The mission of the American Language Institute (ALI) is to provide quality English as a Second Language instruction that meets the high educational standards of its affiliate campus, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).


    As a unit within College of Continuing and Professional Education, the self-support division on campus, the American Language Institute responds to the needs of a variety of audiences. As such, the American Language Institute includes long-term and short-term programs, credit and non-credit courses, as well as support services and activities appropriate for its different clients.


    A large part of the efforts within the institute focuses on the Intensive English Program (IEP), which offers academic and practical ESL instruction to a post-secondary audience. The IEP administrators, faculty and staff endeavor to maximize learning and successfully prepare students for studies at U.S. colleges and universities. Every effort is made to provide effective support services and facilitate student use of campus and community resources.

    ALI Instructors

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