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Welcome to the American Language and Culture Institute

Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers programs and workshops designed to help our students meet their English language learning goals. No matter where our students are living, we have online or in-person programs that cater to improving 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.

The Mission of Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute states:  With the ultimate aim of being able to succeed in academia independently, Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute’s mission is to help students improve their English and enrich their global perspectives through classroom instruction, authentic practice, extra and co-curricular support, and community engagement.

Why ALCI at Clark?

  • Small classes taught by dedicated and experienced professionals
  • A welcoming student population
  • Customized feedback and ongoing cultural and academic advising
  • Both online and in-person programs for a range of levels
  • Excursions designed to build a sense of community and improve English proficiency

Our Programs

Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers multiple programs designed to ensure improvement in English proficiency. These programs help you meet your English language learning goals in a welcoming and multifaceted environment. Take a look at both our in-person and online offerings to find the program that works for you!

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International student peer mentors

International Peer Mentors

Are you thinking about studying at Clark University, but you’d like to know more about real student experiences? Meet our International Student Peer Mentors from all across the world — representing different academic backgrounds and cultures — who are willing to talk, answer questions, and share their Clark experiences with you.

Ria Huang

Unlike the usual courses, online class requires me to face all the problems and read all material by myself. Moreover, it also improved my ability to manage time better and have self-control.

Ria Huang

China

Contact Information

ALCI Office

Mailing Address
  • Clark University American Language and Culture Institute
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477 USA
  • 1-508-793-7794
  • ALCI[at]clarku[dot]edu
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday