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English Language Program

English Language Program

About the ProgramApplication and Tuition

The English Language Program (ELP) offers an intensive English program for international students and professionals seeking to improve their English proficiency. The program effectively prepares students for undergraduate and graduate programs at CSUSB or for professional purposes in business and other highly skilled careers. 

Semester ELP Levels
Level 1 Beginner
Level 2

Intermediate

Level 3 Advanced I (Undergraduate)
Level 4 Advanced II (Graduate)

Program Benefits

  • Qualified Level 3 (Advanced I) and Level 4 (Advanced II) students can take CSUSB courses for academic credit at no additional cost.
  • Completing ELP fulfills CSUSB’s English language proficiency admission requirements. Level 3 (Advanced I) is required for undergraduate degrees. Level 4 (Advanced II) is required for most graduate degrees.
  • Accelerated (one-semester) ELP Level 3 Program, a fast-track option to help students start their undergraduate degree program.

ELP Level 1 (Beginner)

Level 1 is for nonnative speakers of English with beginner understanding of academic English. Students in this level take noncredit academic courses designed to improve student competencies in pronunciation, listener comprehension, grammar form and meaning, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and beginner writing. 

Courses Offered in Level 1

Beginning Oral Communication

  • Beginner Pronunciation Skills
  • Beginner Listening/Speaking Skills
Beginning Grammar
Beginning Academic Reading
Beginning Academic Writing

ELP Level 2 (Intermediate)

Level 2 is for nonnative speakers of English with intermediate understanding of academic English. Students in this level take noncredit academic courses designed to improve student competencies in pronunciation, listener comprehension, grammar form and meaning, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and academic writing.

Courses Offered in Level 2

Intermediate Oral Communication

  •  Intermediate Pronunciation Skills
  •  Intermediate Listening/Speaking Skills
Intermediate Grammar

Intermediate Academic Reading

Intermediate Academic Writing

ELP Level 3 (Advanced I)

Level 3 is for nonnative speakers of English with a high-intermediate to low-advanced understanding of academic English. Students in this level take noncredit academic courses designed to improve student competencies in intelligibility, speech monitoring abilities, reading comprehension and strategies, grammar, and academic writing. 

Courses Offered in Level 3

Advanced I Presentation Skills

  • Advanced I Pronunciation Skills
  • Advanced I Listening/Speaking Skills
Advanced I Grammar

Advanced I Academic Reading

Advanced I Academic Writing

ELP Level 4 (Advanced II)

Level 4 is for nonnative speakers of English with an advanced understanding of academic English. Students in this level take noncredit academic courses designed to improve student competencies in speech intelligibility, academic writing, critical thinking, academic reading comprehension, and analysis.

Courses Offered in Level 4

Advanced II Presentation Skills

  • Advanced II Pronunciation Skills
  • Advanced II Listening/Speaking Skills

Advanced II Advanced TOEFL Preparation

Advanced II Critical Thinking

Advanced II Academic Writing

Apply Online

Students may also apply by mail or fax by downloading and printing the application form.

International Extension Programs application requirements:

  1. Completed application form. Be sure to indicate your program.
  2. Bank or Financial Statement with a minimum balance equivalent to $15,084 (US) funds
  3. Copy of passport
  4. $120 application fee: credit card, check, or money order. Payable to CSUSB
  5. Applicants to Graduate Preparation (Level 4) must attach official TOEFL or IELTS score results

Mail completed application materials, along with application fee, to:

International Extensions Program
College of Extended and Global Education
Center for Global Innovation, 3rd Floor  
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393 USA
Fax: (909) 537-5907

Application Submission Deadlines AY 2023-2024
Semester Online Application Pre-Arrival Orientation Program Dates
Summer 2023 May 9 May 11 May 23 - August 11
Fall 2023 August 8    August 3 August 22 - December 1
Spring 2024 January 9

   January 11

January 23 - May 10