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New Students - English Language Program

New Students - English Language Program

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 I (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 Program admission requirements. Level 3 (Advanced I) is required for undergraduate degrees. Level 4 (Advanced II) is required for most graduate degrees.
  • ELP students have the opportunity to take preparatory courses for the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test.

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

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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

 


Program Highlights

ELP Program Highlights

Length

15 weeks per session

  • 4 - 5 hours per day
  • 5 days per week
Program Focus

Oral Communication Skills

Grammar

Academic Reading

Academic Writing

Critical Thinking (Level 4)

Advanced TOEFL Preparation (Level 4)

Proficiency Levels

4 levels:

  • Level 1 (Beginner)
  • Level 2 (Intermediate)
  • Level 3 (Advanced I)
  • Level 4 (Advanced II)
Tuition $5,500 + Fees

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