Center for International Education

American Language Institute

The American Language Institute is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). Nazareth College is able to issue an I-20 form to obtain a student visa.

Students enrolled in our program receive intensive instruction in the four components of English language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Classes are offered in summer sessions and in the spring and fall semesters, during which students are in classes for 20 hours per week. All students participate in pre-semester placement testing and are placed in classes appropriate for their proficiency level.

We offer three program options:

Conditional Admission for Degree Programs

Students interested in enrolling in a degree program after studying in the American Language Institute should apply to both Nazareth College Admissions and the American Language Institute. Please contact Linda Grossman for more information.

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

Throughout the academic school year, we offer semester-long courses geared towards preparing students for success in U.S. classrooms. This Academic Intensive English Program is offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Summer Language Institute

During the summer, we offer a 3-week English language and cultural immersion program.

Program Schedules

Academic Intensive English Program
Summer Language Institute
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ALI Students

Our family of alumni come from more than 50 different countries around the world. Is your home country represented?

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    Linda Grossman

    Linda Grossman

    Director, American Language Institute in Center for International Education
    Director in American Language Institute
    Golisano Academic Center 215

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