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Welcome to the ALCI!

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If you are looking for Intensive Academic Preparation, you will find excellent English language instruction on a beautiful, new, safe campus in sunny Southern California.  We offer Conditional Admission and TOEFL waiver for students who want to attend CSU San Marcos for a degree. 

The ALCI also offers semester abroad in the US with Semester at CSU San Marcos for international university-level students not seeking a degree.  With a high level of English, you may enroll in university classes for credit for one or more semesters.

Our fun in the sun American Culture Experience combines excursions to Southern California tourist attractions and English instruction for groups and individuals. 

Join our Teacher Training if you are an English teacher wanting to improve teaching skills, language proficiency, or cultural knowledge.  We customize programs for groups with special interests.  

We look forward to meeting you!

Dawn Schmid, Director, and the friendly staff and teachers at ALCI

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