Courses & Programs
We offer many English language programs, professional certificates, university credit programs, and customized programs. Please check below for a list of the many options we have. Almost all programs and courses are offered in person at UC San Diego.
If you are at least 18 years of age and would like to study English, the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) has a course for you. The ELI offers general English programs and English for specific purpose programs. ELI has 8 levels of instruction, from high-beginning to advanced. You progress to the next level once you meet specific language skills requirements.
English for General Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
If you are an excellent student and already have a high level of English proficiency, university credit programs allow you to take UC San Diego or UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies courses for university credit. Universities in many countries count these credits towards their own bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Course transferability is at the discretion of the home university and must be verified in advance by the student.
Certificate programs are designed for international professionals and students alike. Certificate courses vary in length from 1 to 3 quarters (approximately 10 weeks to 9 months), with different topics including Business, Project Management, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
Business and Management Certificates & Programs
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate & Programs
These courses are intended for students who are outside the U.S. Live web-based class meetings are scheduled to meet online at published dates and times. Students meet with their instructor and classmates in real time.
UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies International Programs can create the perfect combination of studies and services for groups of more than 12 students, professors, or professionals. Each custom program is unique and designed according to your specifications. Find out more information about customized programs.