Learn English in Chico, California - The American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) at California State University, Chico
Improve Your English at ALCI Chico on the California State University, Chico campus
The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico)
Located on the campus of California State University, Chico, ALCI Chico offers five, seven-week sessions of intensive English language instruction per year to international students of all proficiency levels, from beginning to advanced.
ALCI Chico facilitates a transition from an intensive English language program to an academic program at Chico State or to other colleges and universities in the United States. The program provides general English language skills for students’ personal and professional growth, as well as an introduction to American culture and the higher education system in California and the United States.
Find out why thousands of students around the globe have found Chico to be an excellent place to learn English and prepare for their academic success.
ALCI Chico Features
- A safe, beautiful campus, in an affordable, California college town.
- Excellent faculty presenting high value intensive English language courses and a proven curriculum
- Small classes with individual attention from experienced faculty and friendly staff.
- Conditional admission and access to regular University degree programs and courses for qualified students.
- Use of campus facilities including computing, library, health center, recreation and sports facilities.
- Great housing options. Affordable dorms, apartments and homestays.
- Full schedule of fun, social, recreational and cultural activities.
- Year-round instruction with a full schedule of courses.
- Conversation partners to help you practice your English with native speakers.
- Chico is a great place! Learn English as your next language
(ESL), access a great University, and meet new friends!
ALCI Chico Special Offerings
- Open University - Take regular California State University, Chico classes.
- Conditional Admission - Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conditional Admission to the University without taking the TOEFL. Apply to Cal State Chico pending your English language proficiency assessment.
- Prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS through ALCI Chico. TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses and testing offered year-round.
- Math Preparation Courses - Prepare for University entrance exams or college-level math in courses customized for English language learners.
ALCI Chico Student News
Learning About Rice Breeding and Sustainable Food Production - Shinshu University Students and Staff Tour Lundberg Farms
Great Lunch at the Bear!
Welcome New and Returning Students!
Welcome Chico and Pleasant Valley CUSD High School Students and Mentors!
In collaboration with the Chico Unified School District, ALCI Chico’s High School Orientation Program provides incoming students an introduction to the expectations of an American high school with the language and cultural support needed to be successful in their academic and social experiences. Meet our new students and mentors!
Summertime Fun at ALCI!
Congratulations ALCI United Women’s Team
Chico State Intramural Soccer Champions!
Welcome to Chico State!
ALCI Chico faculty and staff welcome you to Chico State, a great place to improve your English and start a University degree program.