English Programs

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Learn English in the Heart of Northern California

Students have been coming to the University of California, Davis, to learn English since 1977. Here in California they fulfill their dreams and create their futures. At the International English and Professional Programs (IEPP), you’ll not only learn English you’ll also receive a comprehensive education and make lifelong friends from around the world. Our programs allow you to study at one of the most highly regarded public universities in the world, known internationally for its high academic standards, outstanding faculty and heritage of international engagement. You'll benefit from an active community, friendly and accessible instructors and caring staff who are dedicated to helping you have the most rewarding experience of their life.

    Learn from Highly Qualified and Experienced Instructors

    Our staff and instructors are experts in the fields of teaching English as a second language (TESOL), second language acquisition, intercultural communication and linguistics. We require that all of our instructors have a minimum M.A. in TESOL or a master’s in a related field with a TESOL certificate. In addition, many of our instructors have extensive research, teaching, training and publication backgrounds.

    Placement by English Language Ability

    Upon arrival, you will be given an English placement assessment  and placed in appropriate levels accordingly. English proficiency levels are expected to be low-intermediate and above.

    Optional Field Trips

    Each quarter, optional trips are planned to scenic, cultural and historic places like San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Napa Valley wine region, and Los Angeles. The field trips (which vary each quarter) offer a unique opportunity to see California and experience American culture with fellow students and Recreation Program Leaders.