Salem State University
Intensive English Language Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Intensive English as a Second Language

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, NECHE

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, PTE Academic: 45+, Step EIKEN: Pre-1, Duolingo: 110+, TOEFL: 71+

  • Social Media

Achieve your academic and professional goals through personalized instruction as you experience the true spirit of America at our vibrant and welcoming campus in the historic seacoast city of Salem, Massachusetts.

About Salem State University

Founded in 1854, Salem State university is part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s public higher education system and is proud to be the most diverse state university.

Salem State University is a thriving and caring campus community distinguished by:

  • Academic quality and achievement
  • A student-centered approach to teaching and learning
  • A strong and enduring commitment to diversity and social justice
  • Dedicated faculty, staff and students who strive to do and be their best
  • Over 285 international students from 59 countries
  • Accomplished alumni who are making a difference in their professions, their communities—and the wider world

Excellent Location

Salem is a safe, pedestrian-friendly city where students, residents, and over a million tourists, can easily visit historic architecture, unique attractions, world famous museums, and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options.

With easy access to public transportation, adventurous students can go anywhere!

DESTINATION DISTANCE TIME MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
Salem (downtown) 1.5 km 15 minutes University Shuttle Bus
Boston 24 km 30 minutes Commuter Rail
New York City 383 km 3.75 hours Acela Express Train
Philadelphia 550 km 5.25 hours Acela Express Train
Baltimore 682 km 7.75 hours Acela Express Train
Washington D.C. 737 km 7 hours Acela Express Train

Why should you study English at Salem State's American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)?

Accelerate your english language learning by taking our lively and innovative courses that have been strategically aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE) standards for academic and professional communication.

  • Select from four (4) program options, six (6) flexibile start dates, and seven (7) intensive levels
  • Access a pathway to over 30 undergraduate majors and more than 20 graduate programs 
  • No TOEFL or IELTS requirement for Salem State University admission for students who pass our core level curriculum and program assessments 
  • Afford your education through our monthly payment plan option
  • Attend 18 or more hours of class per week from basic to advanced levels, with multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Participate in classes of small groups of diverse learners and receive personalized language instruction tailored to your needs
  • Learn from highly trained English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists with master’s degrees and international experience
  • Enjoy fieldtrips into Boston and surrounding areas
  • Become part of the friendly community of Salem, Massachusetts

Since its establishment in 1993, Salem State University's American Language and Culture Institute has helped hundreds of students develop their English language abilities to enroll in a wide range of degree programs including: 

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Healthcare studies

Students in the Intensive English Language Program enjoy access to ABUNDANT student services and activities on campus including:

  • Salem State Berry Library and Learning Commons
  • More than 65 student groups (including International Student Association)
  • 15 varsity sports teams along with intramural sports, and hundreds of student activities scheduled throughout the year
  • Conversation partners and mentors with native speakers
  • International coffee hour
  • Pool, gymnasium and new fitness center
  • Free shuttle service (around campus and to downtown Salem)
  • On-campus medical center
  • Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Spiritual life programs

American Language and Culture Institute Courses

Core English Curriculum  
  • Oral Communication (basic to advanced)
  • Academic Reading and Writing (basic to advanced)
Orientation Courses  
  • Introduction to U.S. Culture and Society
  • Introduction to U.S. Higher Education
  • Career Exploration and Soft Skills Development
Academic Exploration Courses  
  • Citizen Journalism and Digital Storytelling
  • English for Business Professionals
  • English for Science and Technology
  • English for Healthcare Studies
Cultural Immersion Courses  
  • Service Learning
  • Discover Salem: English through Tourism
  • Discover New England History and Literature
  • Discover New England Coastal and Marine Life
  • English Conversation through Food
  • English Conversation through Sports
  • English Conversation through Music
  • English Conversation through Movies
Exam Preparation Classes  
  • TOEFL iBT
Special Summer Group Programs   From 2-hour workshops to six-week programs, we will collaborate with your department, business, agency, or educational group to develop a customized English language program.

 

Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Student-Produced Video

(A student-produced video featured at the 2018 Salem Film Festival showcasing students from our multilevel Let's Talk: Strategies for Fluent Conversation course.) 

Calendar and Costs

Intensive English Language Program (Fall and Spring)

SESSION       COURSE FEE MATERIALS FEES UNIVERSITY FEE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FEE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
Spring A 8 weeks January - March  

$1622.20 

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

Spring B 8 weeks March - May  

$1622.20 

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

Spring Semester                   16 weeks                January - May  

$3244.40

$350

$205.20

$50.40

$3850

Fall A 8 weeks September - October  

$1622.20 

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

Fall B 8 weeks October - December  

$1622.20 

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

Fall Semester 16 weeks September - December  

$3244.40

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

 

American Culture and English Immersion (Summer)

SESSION       COURSE FEE MATERIALS FEES UNIVERSITY FEE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FEE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
Summer A 6 weeks May - June  

$1462.40 

$175 

$102.60 

N/A 

$1740

Summer B 6 weeks July - August  

$1462.40 

$175 

$102.60 

N/A 

$1740

Summer Semester                   12 weeks                May - August  

$2924.80

$350

$205.2

N/A 

$3480

 

TOEFL iBT Preparation (Online)

SESSION       COURSE FEE MATERIALS FEES UNIVERSITY FEE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FEE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
Spring A 7 weeks January - March  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Spring B 7 weeks April - May  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Spring Semester                   14 weeks                January - May  

$655.74

$110

$34.26

N/A

$800

Summer A 7 weeks May - June  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Summer B 7 weeks July - August  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Summer Semester 14 weeks May - August  

$655.74

$110

$34.26

N/A

$800

 
Fall A 7 weeks September - October  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Fall B 7 weeks October - December  

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Fall Semester 14 weeks September - December  

$655.74

$110

$34.26

N/A

$800

 


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Salem State University
Intensive English Language Program

Salem State University
Sullivan Building, Room 114
352 Lafayette Street
Salem MA 01970
P: 978.542.6351
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • Evening & Weekend English
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business English
  • Business English for Entrepreneurs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Language & Culture
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Acting (BFA)
  • Advertising
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • General Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Teaching English Language
  • Technology/Computers
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Youth Development
Masters
  • Accounting
  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Finance
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • History
  • Internships
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • MBA
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Sports
  • Teaching English Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
Certificate/Short Term
  • Arts and Humanities
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Literature in English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Teaching English Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
Summer
  • Arts and Humanities
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Marine Sciences
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Teaching English Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
Online
  • English Language (ESL)