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ESL Special Programs

The Institute of American Language and Culture at Fordham University is committed to equipping students and professionals with the communication and intercultural skills critical for success through a variety of highly bespoke short-term study options, including language immersion programs, part-time study, and private instruction.

New York City keeps reappearing in my mind.
- Yiteng Liu (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

Summer and Winter Institutes

Activate language skills and experience American culture in the heart of New York City.

Customized Immersion Courses

Content-based language immersion courses are specially designed to meet your goals.


Academic Preparatory Institute

Residential University Preparation Program for College-Bound Learners


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Short-Term Study

Join the IALC Intensive English Program for 4 to 7 weeks at the start of the semester or midterm.


Private Instruction

Private lessons with an IALC instructor may be booked in blocks of ten (10) one-hour sessions.