Learn English at an exceptional California university

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) is part of the California State University, Chico campus. ALCI Chico has been conducting outstanding and intensive English programs for more than 35 years. It offers five sessions of intensive English instruction per year to students of all abilities. Students are expected to attend between 20 and 25 hours of classroom instruction each week.

    Enjoy first-class teaching, resources and accommodation

The ALCI Chico program offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Affordable English language instruction for all proficiency levels, from beginners to advanced
  • A high-value program, led by a dedicated faculty, utilizing a proven English language curriculum
  • Small class sizes and individual counseling from professional advisors
  • The opportunity to learn about American culture through academic and social activities, including visits to popular local attractions such as Bidwell Park, Downtown Chico Plaza and the Chico Museum
  • Access to TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses and testing services
  • Math, business, and university preparation courses
  • The chance to practice English with a conversation partner

    Take your studies further

ALCI Chico provides an excellent stepping stone to further education, particularly for those hoping to study at California State University, Chico. CSU, Chico offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including business administration, computer engineering, teacher training and public administration. Students may also wish to pursue their studies through Open University, which allows qualified students to take classes without formal admission to the University. Conditional admissions to the University may be possible for ALCI graduates who have not taken the TOEFL.