Learn English in Chico, California - The American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) at California State University, Chico
Learn English at California State University, Chico through ALCI Chico
The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico), located on the campus of California State University, 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.
Come to a great University, enjoy beautiful California, meet our great faculty at ALCI Chico and make English your second (or third!) language (ESL)!
ALCI Chico Special Offerings
- Open University - Take regular California State University, Chico classes.
- Conditional Admission - Conditional Admission to the University without taking the TOEFL. Apply to Cal State Chico pending your English language proficiency assessment.
- TOEFL - Prepare for the TOEFL through ALCI Chico. TOEFL 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 Features
- A safe, beautiful campus, in an affordable, California college town.
- Small classes with individual attention from experienced faculty and 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.
- Fun social, recreational and cultural activities.
- Active and fun sports activities and events.
- Year-round instruction with a full schedule of courses.
- Conversation partners to help you practice your English with native speakers.
- Chico, California is a great place! Learn English as your second language (ESL), access a great University, and meet new friends!
ALCI Chico Student News
ALCI United Men’s Futbol are Champs!
Congratulations to ALCI United players and coaches for capturing the co-ed intramural league championships for fall 2013.
It’s 김치Season in Chico!
Learning about Lactobacillus and Fermentation Science!
Kimchi Workshop at the Chico State Nutrition Lab
Leaders in Nutrition Knowledge and Support (LINKS) Peer Nutrition Education Program and the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) presented a 김치Kimchi Workshop at the Nutrition Lab on the Chico State campus recently.
The students prepared kimchi and gained an understanding of fermentation science through the making of this healthy Korean dish.
The organic napa cabbage used in the kimchi was locally grown at the Chico State Farm through the efforts of the University’s nationally recognized Organic Vegetable Project.
ALCI United Men’s Futbol are Champs!
Congratulations ALCI Chico! ALCI Chico men’s futbol team recently won the Chico State fall semester intramural soccer championship. Come to Chico, discover a great University and play for ALCI United!
ALCI United Futbol Teams Make the Playoffs!
Congratulations! Both the men’s and co-ed ALCI United teams have qualified for the Chico State intramural soccer playoffs. Good luck ALCI United!
ALCI Chico Students Wu Shi and Andre Von Lindern Win Chico State Badminton Championship!
With speed, agility and great team work, Wu Shi and Andre Von Lindern recently won the Fall 2013 Chico State Doubles Badminton Championship at the campus WREC center. This victory has earned Wu Shi his third consecutive WREC Doubles Badminton Championship! Nice work! Congratulations to Wu Shi and Andre Von Lindern!
Happy Halloween! @ChicoState
ALCI Chico students celebrated Halloween with a party at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on the Chico State campus. It was a great time! Everyone had fun showing off their costumes and having a chance to meet new friends from all over the world. Come to Chico and discover a great University (and find Waldo)!
ALCI Chico would like to give a big welcome to all of our new and returning students! Check out our activity calendar for Fall 2 Session by clicking on the above graphic.
This fall’s activities include trips to local cafés, live music concerts, farmers markets, hip hop dance classes, recreational and sports activities (futbol), movie nights, exercise workouts at the recreation center, food parties, a trip to see the NBA Kings, and more!
Chico is a great place to learn English, meet native speakers, take a University course, and discover the wonders of northern California! Get ready for a learning adventure!
Great Session! Get Ready for Fall 2!
ALCI Chico students got together to sing and entertain the End of Session Luncheon attendees. What a great lunch and session! Thanks for everyone who participated and congratulations goes out to all our wonderful students. Good job!
ALCI United Futbol Season Has Started!
The ALCI Chico program features many activities for students. Every fall and spring ALCI United sponsors a men’s and co-ed soccer team to play other University teams in intramural competition on campus. Go ALCI United!