Intensive English

Intensive English is a non-credit 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 and professional 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.

2019-2020 Fees & 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 Intensive English.

Program Tuition & Fees Books & Materials Room & Meals Health Insurance Total Expenses
Intensive English One Fall or Spring Semester $4,400 $350 $6,239 $819 $11,808
Intensive English One Year $8,800 $700 $11,078 $1,832 $22,410

*All prices are subject to change without notice.


  Application Deadline Testing Orientation First Day of Classes Last Day of Classes
Spring 2020 December 15, 2019 January 23, 2020 January 24, 2020 January 27, 2020 May 19, 2020
Fall 2020 July 15, 2020 August 20, 2020 August 21, 2020 August 24, 2020 December 11, 2020
Spring 2021 December 15, 2020 January 25, 2021 January 26, 2021 January 28, 2021 May 21, 2021


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Mary Hunter
American Language and Culture Programs
Tel: (209) 667-3120


Maria Almanzo
Maria Almanzo
Intensive English Instructor

Sheryl Okuye Sauter
Sheryl Okuye Sauter
Intensive English Instructor