English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students who succeed in the competitive undergraduate and graduate programs of UCLA draw on highly sophisticated writing and communication skills. Whether you are an enrolled student with a writing requirement, an international graduate student who needs to demonstrate our linguistic readiness to be a teaching assistant, or an international visitor who will participate in UCLA’s world-class education only for a summer, we have what you need.
Our academic year program serves undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UCLA degree programs. Learn more about English language requirements, placement exams, and our fully credit-bearing course offerings.
Summer ESL Program
Courses in our Summer ESL program are open to UCLA students as well as international summer visitors. Need to hone your speaking or writing? Need a course as transfer credit to your home university? Learn more.