American Language and Culture Program

The American Language and Culture Program is a non-credit intensive English language (ESL) program located at the Stan State Turlock campus.  This program gives non-native English-speaking students the opportunity to achieve the English language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission to the university.  This program is also open to career leveled professionals who want to enhance their skills in the English language.

Students will be immersed in campus life and American culture.  The program allows students to gain confidence in basic interpersonal and academic language skills that will create a comprehensive experience in the United States.

Our goal is to provide students the resources to achieve academic success and prepare them to meet testing standards for admission to Stan State.

If you would like to improve your English, this program will provide the structure and interactions with native English speakers that you need to achieve your goals.  We offer 21 hours a week of classroom instruction covering the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Active communication is encouraged through projects with native speakers, and time is devoted to TOEFL preparation.  Excursions to places both local and throughout the state help students to have first-hand encounters with American culture.  

2018-2019 Fees and Costs for the Academic Year

There is a one-time non-refundable application fee of $150.  Below are the costs for a year of attendance in the ALCP.


Tuition & Fees

Books & Materials

Room & Meals

Health Insurance

Total Expenses

English One Fall or Spring Semester $4,400 $350 $6,030 $678 $11,458
English One Year $8,800 $700 $12,060 $1,504 $23,064

*All prices are subject to change without notice.


  Application Deadline ALCP Testing Orientation First Day of Classes Last Day of Classes
Fall 2018 July 15, 2018   August 20, 2018 August 22, 2018 December 12, 2018
Spring 2019 December 15, 2018 January 22, 2019 January 23, 2019 January 25, 2019 May 20, 2019
Fall 2019 July 15, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 20, 2019 August 22, 2019 December 12, 2019
Spring 2020 December 15, 2019 January 23, 2020 January 24, 2020 January 27, 2020 May 19, 2020


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Maria Almanzo
Maria Almanzo
ALCP Instructor

Sheryl Okuye Sauter
Sheryl Okuye Sauter
ALCP Instructor

Custom Programs

We offer customized programs upon request.  Please contact us at for more information on custom programs.