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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.

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.

Graduate Students

Do you dream of entering a graduate program in the United States? Learn how ALCI’s programs for graduate students can help you meet your goals.

Graduate Pathway Program

English for Academic Success

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Undergraduate Students

Work toward your goal of studying in the United States. Learn more about ALCI’s programs for undergraduate students.

International Pathway Program (Undergraduate)

English for Academic Success

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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!

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
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Contact Information

ALCI Office

Office Information
  • Clark University American Language and Culture Institute
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477 USA

  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday