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Intensive IELTS Preparation

Students taking IELTSThis exam-preparation course prepares students for the IELTS exam. Students will become familiar with the format and requirements of the IELTS exam, learn test-taking strategies and techniques, and get detailed feedback from the instructor on practice test results.

  • Taught by instructors with advanced degrees and extensive experience in preparing students for the IELTS exam.
  • An official IELTS exam at the end of the program
  • Full-time (20 hours of instruction) or part-time (10 hours of instruction) options

Requirements for Admission

  • High school diploma or equivalent (age 18-up)
  • Full-time program: F-1 student visa (I-20 will be provided)
  • Part-time program: Approved tourist visa 

Program Dates

Dates Fees

Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24 (5 days) 

+ Official IELTS test Saturday, July 25

Full-time: $1,000 


Part-time: $600


Add-on Discount for Summer 2020! Want to improve your business communication skills? $150 off if you also sign up for our Summer 2020 Business English in the Bay program!

$25 one-time application fee (non-refundable) 

Course Fee:  $1,000 (full-time) or $600 (part-time), including official IELTS test registration fee (normally $245)

  • Fees are charged to the student account and can be paid by credit card, check, or cash. Instructions on how to make a payment will be emailed to you after your application form is received by the ALP office.

Travel, Housing, and Dining Options:

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from campus, local transportation, housing, and meals while attending the program. Airport pick up with a fee can be arranged. Please visit Airport Pickup Form for more information.

Please also visit Housing for International Students for several housing options which include limited on-campus housing in our University Village (may be available depending on your program and dates) as well as contact information for homestay vendors, local hotels and other short-term housing options. There are several dining options on campus; the Pioneer Kitchen (cafeteria) offers a variety of delicious and healthy choices. Starbucks is a popular place for snacks and drinks between and after classes. You can also find a variety of ethnic food restaurants and grocery stores (American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese and more!) in Hayward and nearby cities. 

Ready to Apply?


Now Accepting Applications! Application Deadline: June 15, 2020


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