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6 Flexible Start Dates
6Flexible Start Dates
12:1Student to Instructor Ratio
Why study English at Salem State?
Salem State American Language and Culture Institute Dates, Application, Placement, Registration
The American Language and Culture Institute has six academic sessions each year. Learn more about orientation, registration, start dates and the cost for the program you are interested in.
Our online application is free and simple to complete. We continuously process applications as we receive them, but highly recommend applying no later than 7-8 weeks before a program start date if you are outside the United States.
After you apply to your program and get accepted, you will receive information about your next steps to complete our placement and registration process. New students attending our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) or summer American Culture and English Immersion Program (ACEI) will be invited to a two-day orientation. Students attending our evening Community Life and Work ESL Program (CESL) or TOEFL iBT Preparation course will receive instructions to schedule an appointment online or in person.