American Language Institute

         at San Francisco State University

Image: Photos of ALI students and scenes from around San Francisco

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Introduction to the American Language Institute


The American Language Institute (ALI) provides students with the opportunity to study abroad in beautiful San Francisco, California, and learn English in an intensive language program that emphasizes university preparation and academic skills.

ALI features:

  • well-trained and enthusiastic teachers
  • small classes with individual attention to all students
  • special admission to San Francisco State University (SF State) for qualified students
  • a full-time advising staff that offers assistance with applying to SF State, as well as counseling for immigration, academic, cultural adjustment, and personal problems
  • a regular program of social activities, such as local Bay Area field trips, which help students become more familiar with their city and with American culture


Photo of Student Union, slideshow of student scenes


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