• 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.

  • Academic Year

    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.

    Academic Year
  • 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.

    Summer ESL Program