The USC Language Academy offers high-quality, year-round English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for academic and professional preparation. At the Academy students rapidly improve their English skills through intensive study, campus involvement, cultural and educational activities. Students attend 21 hours of class each week taught on campus by USC faculty. For enhanced study, students may choose to enroll in a specialized "TOEFL Preparation Track" or "Business English Track". The Academy offers four terms/year for 6 weeks or 14 weeks of study. Located on the University of Southern California campus in downtown Los Angeles, the Academy provides students with the opportunity to experience a top U.S. institution and explore one of America's most exciting cities. Academy students enjoy full access to all campus amenities including libraries and computer labs, dining, recreational and medical facilities. The Academy arranges for student housing in university apartments or dormitories for all terms. Students join weekly activities around Los Angeles such as: the Getty Museum, Santa Monica, Disneyland, Dodgers games and Malibu beaches. For students who plan to continue their studies in the U.S.A., university admission advisement is available. The USC Language Academy offers ESL students a unique university experience in Los Angeles that will prepare them for the next step in their academic or professional careers.
Intensive English Program courses are carefully developed to meet the needs of each student’s unique skillset and goals across all levels of language proficiency, from beginner to advanced.
Class sizes are kept small and instruction is interactive, giving you the opportunity to receive individualized attention, collaborate with one another, and optimize your learning. Students attend class for 20 hours each week, and can supplement their in-class studies with available language labs and conversation groups.
Courses focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation all taught by USC teachers. You have your choice of focus classes to complement your academic program and can participate in conversation groups with American USC students each week.
Undergraduate Preparation courses provide an integrated introduction to American college-level courses central to your advancement as a bachelor’s degree student. In 20 hours of class each week, you will rapidly improve your English skills, increase your TOEFL/IELTS and SAT scores, and develop essential study skills. Students may also take up to 12 units of transferable USC course work.
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