American Language Institute, California State University Long Beach

ESL, University Credit & Certificate Programs For more information, please email us at [email protected] or visit us at www.ccpe.csulb.edu/ali

The American Language Institute (ALI) at California State University, Long Beach offers quality English Language training for students looking to improve their English for academic, career, or professional reasons. The ALI is now offering two certificate programs, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) & Global Logistics Specialist Internationals (GLSI).

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05/07/2024

Dr. Layla Bahar Al-Aloom, an instructor with the American Language Institute since 2011, was recently honored with the Outstanding Teacher Leader Award from the California Language Teachers' Association. Read about how Dr. Al-Aloom’s work teaching Arabic and English as a Second Language has helped students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to become bilingual, gaining personal and professional benefits as a result.
https://www.cpace.csulb.edu/news/article/longtime-ali-instructor-wins-outstanding-teacher-leader-award

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American Language Institute Spotlight: Meet Helen! She's a conversation partner, and enjoys help international students learn English!

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American Language Institute Spotlight: Meet Helen! She's a conversation partner, and enjoys help international students learn English!

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Welcome to ALI's CP Spotlight! Featuring our conversion partner, Naomi! Stay tuned weekly for more feature stories!

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Welcome to week 13!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

Please come to conversation lab and homework lab this week! 🗣💁‍♀️💁‍♂️Daily from 3pm - 4pm and the Zoom links are on Beachboard. There are only 3 weeks of labs left, so let's make the most of it! 👍👍

We are starting spotlight stories on Instagram about our conversation partners. Find out who they are, and why they like working with ALI students! 🧒👩👱‍♀️

Thanks for reading, and have a great week! We look forward to seeing you online!!!

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Dear Students,
Would you like to meet and discuss with other international students to share ideas and concerns you might have during this time of COVID?
A support group is AVAILABLE!

When: Every Thursday 3-4:30 pm

Via ZOOM:
https://csulb-hipaa.zoom.us/j/283476042
Meeting ID: 283 476 042

The group will be a mix of workshop and support, with every week’s workshop topic focused on a mental health issue related to the COVID-19 situation.

If interested, please join us using the Zoom link (above).
Topic: International Student Support Group

Everyone is Welcome!

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Virtual labs start at 3pm! Join us live on Zoom!

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Hi ALI students! 👋

Conversation lab and homework lab are both open, come join us on Zoom!

There are lots of benefits:
- Increase your daily social interaction while you're all staying at home.
- Practice English and have some fun!
- Talk to a teacher and CPs about homework.

We are here to support YOU! Come hang out with us!💁‍♂️💁‍♀️

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Hi Students: Welcome to Week 10!

Hope everyone is staying healthy and positive at home. ALI classes are back! Please check on Beachboard for the links to join your classes on Zoom.

This week's special event:
-Learn at Lunch on March 24th, from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
-To join, please click on: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/924551932
-Mr. Jeremy Beal will host a discussion on Speaking American: Idioms for Daily Conversation. Please attend using the link above!

Happy learning!

Timeline photos 03/16/2020

Hi ALI students, you have all gotten an e-mail from Courtney with your new online class schedule. Next, your teachers will post the link to "Join" the "Zoom Meeting" (online class) on Beachboard.

Once you get the link, just click on it to join at the start of class. You don't need a username or an account set-up.

If you can't find that information on Beachboard before Wednesday, please email your teacher.

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📃 💁‍♂️💁‍♀️Dear students:

Due to precautionary measures being taken by the university, all ALI activities from March 17- April 24 has been canceled. The ALI office will still remain open for regular business hours.

*Learn at Lunch on March 24th will still be held, it will delivered online via Zoom Meeting.* More information to come.

To reiterate, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 at CSULB and all event cancellations are out of an abundance of caution. For official university updates, please visit http://www.csulb.edu/covid-19.

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Dear CSULB International Students,

You have heard from President Conoley that there will be “alternative instruction” beginning on March 18th. Even though the risk of COVID-19 spread here is low, the campus is being proactive to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. We would like to provide additional important information regarding this announcement and how it relates to you as an international student at CSULB.

What is alternative instruction?
Alternative instruction could include methods such as distance learning, online, less frequent meetings, alternate locations, etc. However, it does not automatically mean that all classes will be entirely online. You must follow your professor’s course instructions and requirements.

Will this alternative instruction affect my visa status?
You can be assured that alternative instruction will NOT affect your F-1 or J-1 status. The SEVP in the Department of Homeland Security has provided flexibility for international students to maintain status in the midst of campus adjustments due to COVID-19.

However, all of the immigration rules still apply. Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 12 units and graduate students must maintain a minimum of 8 units. If a course is originally designated as an online course, remember that only 3 units will be counted toward F-1 status.

Should I travel for spring break?
New travel bans have come out during the COVID-19 developments. As spring break is coming up, we understand that you may have had some travel plans. Due to the current health and immigration climate, we strongly advise against any non-essential travel. Please review the CDC website before finalizing your plans during this time. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html

If your university or family is urging you to return to your home country, please consult with an advisor to discuss the effects on your visa status, enrollment at the university and class credits. You must also speak with your professor about permission to complete the course outside the United States.

Please contact the ALI office for questions.

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There's two cool events happening on campus this week:

Interested in learning about other cultures? Head to the free CultureFest, tomorrow from 6pm to 8 pm, USU North Lawn!

International Women's conference is this Friday! Free registration, lots of cool speakers and opportunity to network. Sign-up today! https://bit.ly/2IbXMdr

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Hi everyone, welcome to week 7!
Thanks for coming out to Griffith this weekend, checkout the photos on Facebook!

Coming up this week:
- Apply to CSULB workshop!
Want to find out how to apply to CSULB's degree-seeking programs? Join us in the presentation and get all your questions answered! Thursday, March 5, in CPIE-100C, 3pm to 4pm.
Homework & Conversation lab:
🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️✏️We have tutors available everyday, from M-Th, from 3 to 4, please come and make doing homework more enjoyable!
Take your English to the next level!

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Hi everyone, welcome to week 7!

Thanks for coming out to Griffith this weekend, checkout the photos on Facebook!

Coming up this week:
- Apply to CSULB workshop!
Want to find out how to apply to CSULB's degree-seeking programs? Join us in the presentation and get all your questions answered! Thursday, March 5, in CPIE-100C, 3pm to 4pm.

Homework & Conversation lab:
🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️✏️We have tutors available everyday, from M-Th, from 3 to 4, please come and make doing homework more enjoyable!

Take your English to the next level!

Timeline photos 02/27/2020

Come with us to the Griffith Observatory this Saturday! You can see beautiful views of downtown LA and use the telescope to see some stars! To ride the school bus, please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2T5rB5R

Meet CPs at 10:45am on Saturday, at the GO BEACH sign! 😊😊

Timeline photos 02/26/2020

Would you like free tutoring with your homework? Or, just a place to hang out and get some feedback? Please stop by homework lab! Every week, Monday through Thursdays, from 3 o'clock to 4, in CPIE 204! We look forward to seeing you!

Timeline photos 02/26/2020

Let's celebrate Lunar New Year at the Japanese Garden on Campus! Free admission with CSULB ID and free snacks!
Thursday, Feb 27, 12:30 to 2:30. See you there!

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Welcome to Week 5!

Coming up this week:
~~Wednesday: workshop on staying healthy
~~Saturday: Come watch a college basketball game! The CSULB Men's team will be playing against Hawaii

Next Saturday:
~~2/22: Trip to Griffith Observatory!!! Come see the Hollywood sign, and spend the day hiking and exploring one of L.A. most popular destinations!

Timeline photos 02/13/2020

Valentine's day social is tomorrow! Come to FND 204 to enjoy desserts and make a card! See you there!!!

Timeline photos 02/06/2020

There's a chocolate festival this weekend! Who wants to join ALI and sample locally made delicious chocolates?? All welcome!

Timeline photos 02/06/2020

Check out activities for this semester! Come enjoy fun activities with conversation partners!!

Photos from CSULB International Students & Scholars's post 05/25/2019
International Alum Amy Lee Takes on Challenges with Help from ALI 05/25/2019

International Alum Amy Lee Takes on Challenges with Help from ALI ​Amy Lee remembers August 18th, 2013 as the day that changed her life. That’s when she came to the United States for the first time. She barely had time to register any culture shock before she arrived on campus at CSULB for orientation the next day. It was a whirlwind journey from her native So...

05/25/2019

For the past week, 4 out of 6 members of the Beach Forensics speech team who qualified for the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament competed in Santa Ana!
From left to right:
John Garnreiter competed in Dramatic Interpretation while Isabel Guzman, Emily Rodriguez, and Michael G*i competed in Persuasion.

Congrats to everyone for all the work you've put in this season and welcome home! 🤗 🎉

CSULB ALI LABS 01/25/2019

CSULB ALI LABS Discover the Conversation Lab and Homework Lab at The American Language Institute at CSULB.

​ALI Earns Top Standard of Excellence with Reaccreditation Certificate 12/19/2018

​ALI Earns Top Standard of Excellence with Reaccreditation Certificate CCPE’s American Language Institute (ALI) received its nine-year reaccreditation certificate from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), meeting the high standards of the international organization that focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs.

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6300 State University Drive Suite 270
Long Beach, CA
90815

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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