Clark’s American Language Culture Institute offers programs and workshops designed to help our students meet their English language learning goals.
Students from around the world can improve their language skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons. Whether succeeding in an American college or university, holding a conversation, or bettering professional language, we strive to ensure improvement in English proficiency.
Why ALCI at Clark?
- Small classes taught by dedicated, trained professionals
- A diverse student population
- Customized feedback
- Ongoing academic and cultural advising
- Activities designed to build a sense of community and improve English proficiency
The English for Academic Success Program is for students planning to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at an American college or university. Our program features five levels of learning; classes for each level include:
- Writing and Reading (9 hours a week)
- Speaking and Listening (9 hours a week)
Grammar, vocabulary, academic skills and American culture are integrated into classes.
When you arrive, you will take a placement test to determine your level. Successful completion of the ALCI English for Academic Success Program can be used in place of a TOEFL score for admission to Clark University’s undergraduate programs and graduate Gateway Program.
|Fall 2019||August 19– December 9|
|Spring 2020||January 10-April 29 (15 Weeks)|
Fall and Spring Tuition: $10,300 per semester
Student Activity Fee: $200
New students in the English for Academic Success Program must pay a mandatory one-time fee of $200 for orientation and a $300 international student fee; in addition, students are required to purchase health insurance through Clark University. Information on Clark University’s Health Insurance Plan can be found here.
On-campus housing may be available and is required for students who enter the English for Academic Success Program through Clark University Undergraduate Admissions. Please contact the ALCI office for information regarding housing at ALCI@clarku.edu or 1-508-793-7794.
How to Apply (Required only if you have not completed an application for a Clark University undergraduate or graduate degree program)
- Complete the ALCI application
- Upload the following:
- An official financial support statement (bank statement or certified letter from your or your sponsor’s bank) certifying that you have at least $33,900 available to cover two semesters of study, which is an average length of time for students to study in this program.
- A copy of your passport identity page and of dependents’ passports, if applicable
- A copy of a translated high school or university transcript
The American Language and Culture Institute at Clark University offers workshops designed for adult learners living in the area. Our workshops focus on Academic English including developing reading skills, improving grammar and vocabulary, and organizing ideas into academic compositions and presentations. Other information includes:
- Intermediate and Advanced adult learners welcome
- 8 weeks of instruction
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Academically focused reading, writing, speaking and listening
- Content will focus on government in the United States
- $5 for 8 weeks of instruction; class size limited to 24; first come, first served
Fall 2019- Class is Full for Fall 2019
Spring 2020- February, 2020
If you are interested in participating in the Spring 2020 Workshop, submit this form and someone from our office will contact you with additional information if space is available.
Clark University offers a Graduate Pathway Program for students who have TOEFL scores between 75 and 84. In this innovative program, international students take selected coursework — combining language, culture, and graduate study in their chosen majors — to develop the skills and competencies necessary for today’s global marketplace. The program prepares students to succeed in the classroom and, later, in their professional lives. The program’s key objective is to help students integrate smoothly and successfully into, and to complete on time, a master’s degree program at Clark University. Our Graduate Pathway Program enables international students at Clark University to perform at the same level as domestic students and to be prepared for the U.S. or global job market by the time of graduation. The program mixes content courses with ongoing work to improve written and spoken English, along with intercultural knowledge and skills in the areas of presentation and workplace interactions.
The innovative International Pathway Program at Clark University offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take selected coursework — combining language and culture — to develop the skills and competencies necessary for success in American classrooms and, later, in their professional lives. The program mixes content courses with ongoing work to improve written and spoken English, along with developing intercultural knowledge. The program’s key objective is to help students integrate smoothly and successfully into an undergraduate degree program at Clark University.
This program is for students wanting to study English at an American university for a shorter period of time. Morning are spent working on reading and writing skills and, in the afternoon, the focus is on speaking and listening. Classes meet Monday through Thursday. Activities to help practice English or learn about American culture are scheduled for Fridays. Past activities have included:
- Trip to Newport, Rhode Island
- Shopping at the Wrentham Premium Outlet Shopping Mall
- Escape Room of Worcester
- Six Flags New England
Dates: July 6- August 14
New students in the ALCI Summer Program must pay a mandatory one-time international student fee of $300 student fee and purchase health insurance through Clark University. Information on Clark University’s Health Insurance Plan can be found here.
On-campus housing may be available. Please contact the ALCI office for information regarding housing at ALCI@clarku.edu or 1-508-793-7794.