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American Language and Culture Institute

Let us help you navigate your pathway to university and career success!  

Whether you are preparing for university admission, advancing in your career, or just want to improve your English language skills, the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) at Salem State University has a program that is just right for you. 

Why study English at Salem State?  

  • Access a pathway to 32 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate programs
  • Accelerate your progress through our curriculum and assessments aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE) objectives for academic and professional communication 
  • No TOEFL or IELTS requirement for university admission for students who pass our core level 5 curriculum and reach a GSE score of 49 (undergraduate programs) or pass core level 6 and reach a GSE score of 54 (graduate programs) – Beginning Fall 2019
  • Learn in a historic tourist destination full of culture, events and stories 
  • Practice authentic English in small, diverse classes taught by highly qualified English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists 
  • Receive personalized instruction tailored to your needs and goals 
  • Take advantage of our affordable tuition and monthly payment plan option 

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Key Information

Course length: 15 weeks

Class hours: 2-22 hours per week (daytime)

Class size: 5-15 students

Start dates: January 10, 2019; September 4, 2019

Fees:

Full Time: 18 Hours - $3450.00 (includes all course materials)

Part Time:

7 Hours - $1341.67

5 Hours - $958.33

4 Hours - $766.67

2 Hours - $383.33

Academic requirements: High School Diploma

Age Requirements: 17 years and above

Immigration Status: Suitable for full-time F-1/J-1 visa holders; suitable for part-time students, including those studying short term on a B-1 visa

English language requirements: Novice – Advanced (Students are assessed for placement.)

Award: Certificate of Achievement

Transition: Satisfy Language Proficiency Requirements for Direct Admission to Salem State University (Starting Fall 2019)

Learn more about the Intensive English Language Program

The American Culture and English Immersion program provides you with the perfect summer destination to experience life and culture in the United States while building language skills for specific purposes.

Key Information

Course length: 6-12 weeks*

Class hours:      4-22 hours per week (daytime)

Class size:        5-15 students

Start dates:      2019: May 20; July 8

Fees: Full-Time (6 weeks): 18 Hours - $1,825.00 (includes all course materials)

Part-Time (6 weeks):

10 Hours - $1013.89

8 Hours - $811.11

4 Hours - $405.56

Academic Requirements: N/A

Age Requirements: 17 years and above

Immigration Status: Suitable for full-time F-1/J-1 visa holders; suitable for part-time students, including those studying short term while visiting on a B-1 visa

English language requirements: Novice – Intermediate High (Students are assessed for placement.)

Award: Certificate of Completion

Transition: Intensive English Language Program

Learn more about the Summer American Culture and English Immersion Program

The evening Community Life and Work ESL Program provides busy adult learners of English with a curriculum that focuses on daily life and workplace situations to improve language skills for career advancement and life in the local community.

 

Key Information

Course length: 6 weeks

Class hours: 6 hours per week (evening)

Class size: 5-15 students

Start dates: 2019: February 12; April 2; May 21; July 9

Fees: $599 per 6-week session (includes all course materials)

Academic requirements: N/A

Immigration requirements: Suitable for part-time students, including those studying short term while visiting on a B-1 visa;

Not suitable for maintaining full-time status for F-1/J-1 visa holders

Age Requirements: 17 years and above

English language requirements: Novice – Intermediate Mid (Students are assessed for placement.)

Award: Certificate of Completion

Transition: Intensive English Language Program

Learn more about the Community Life and Work ESL Program

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