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Program overview
8 weeks
Part time
Diploma / certificate
3,500 USD
Start dates
La Jolla
09 March 2020  (English)
18 May 2020  (English)
27 July 2020  (English)
05 October 2020  (English)
Programs at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Program description

Intensive Academic English

Students who plan to enter an American university or professionals who want to improve their professional writing skills will benefit from the Intensive Academic English program. All students must be prepared to work on English fluency and academic skill development. Students who have advanced English proficiency will have more elective choices than those students who have beginning to intermediate proficiency. All levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 99-110) are welcome to take this program. A student’s English proficiency is determined during the first week of the program (week 0).

Admission requirements

All levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 99-110) are welcome


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Program content

Required Courses:

6-hour core class

  • focused on grammar (ELI core levels 99-104)
  • focused on writing (ELI core levels 105-107)
  • focused on reading and writing (ELI core levels 108-110)

4-hour required class

  • focused on listening (ELI core levels 99-104)
  • focused on grammar (ELI core levels 105-110)

15 hours of academic skills classes chosen by students including:

  • Academic Listening and Note-taking
  • Academic Vocabulary Development
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Fluency and Presentation Skills
  • Grammar and Editing
  • TOEIC Preparation
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Oral Presentations
  • Pronunciation and Fluency
  • University Study Skills and Academic Preparation

Note: Classes for Intensive Academic English core levels 99 and 100 will run depending on a sufficient number of students enrolled at these levels. If there is an insufficient number of students at these levels, students will be transferred to the Communication and Culture program. Please also note that not all elective courses are offered in every quarter at every level.

Tuition fees

  • 2020 Tuition: $3,500 (Intensive - 25 hours per week / 200 hours total)
  • 2020 Tuition: $3,000 (Part-time Academic English - 15 hours per week / 120 hours total)

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University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

The University of California San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs, free mover programs, professional certificates, and summer youth programs. Study in sunny Southern California at one of the top universities in the world, and...


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Contact info

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

9500 Gilman Drive MC-0176D
92093 La Jolla California
United States of America

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extension.ucsd.edu

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