ESL Community

When you study at the IALC, you become a member of the Fordham University community. Here's what makes Fordham such an exciting place to study:

My class had seven classmates who came from seven different countries. We shared our own experiences and culture while learning English. — Jiexin L.

Male Student on Subway

Culture Club

Guided field trips give IALC students an insider's view of New York.

Learning Technology

Fordham's digital learning facilities offer the most up-to-date multimedia learning technology.

Fordham Libraries

Hundreds of thousands of scholarly resources in every subject are a click away.

Fitness Centers

Discounted access to Fordham's fitness centers, including the Olympic-sized pool at Rose Hill.


Our central location is an easy commute from every neighborhood, making housing options plentiful.

Academic Workshops

Weekly grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and TOEFL workshops are free for all IALC students.

Language Exchange

Make friends with Fordham students who want to learn your first language and improve proficiency fast.

Animated Discussion Among Students