American Language Institute

         at San Francisco State University

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

Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the American Language Institute (ALI). I am very proud to tell you about our program.

Since 1961, the ALI has been preparing students from all over the world to use English successfully in a variety of settings. Our teachers are all trained in the most effective and up-to-date methods of English language teaching and they are very energetic and enthusiastic.  The English program we offer helps students become active and confident listeners, speakers, readers, and writers of English. ALI students learn English by doing many things in English, so our classes are really lively and interesting.

The ALI offers students more than English teaching: The ALI advisors help students apply to SF State or other colleges and universities.  In addition, the ALI Activities Coordinators bring students to visit interesting and important places in the San Francisco Bay Area every week.  In this way, students see new and special places in the local area and practice their English.

Please take a close look at our website and learn more about this wonderful program.  I hope you contact us about coming to study at the ALI.

Best wishes,

Kathy Sherak
Director
American Language Institute

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