Language Institute

As multiculturalism in the United States continues to grow at a rapid rate, proficiency in a second language will provide individuals with increased personal and professional opportunities.

The National University Language Institute serves the needs of a wide range of local and international students and promotes collaboration for education and community outreach in languages and cultures.

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English Language Programs Programs

Develop your potential!
National University (NU) offers a variety of English language acquisition, communication, intercultural learning, and academic skill and performance development programs. These English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs--for individuals or groups--are designed for learners interested in English language acquisition and communication, wishing to enrich professional and workplace skills, or seeking to develop the academic language, knowledge, and skills required to pursue an advanced degree at an English-speaking college or university. NU is proud to be a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International and California TESOL (CATESOL), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Placement Exam
Students with qualifying English proficiency test scores recognized by National University or English Language Program (ELP) placement exam scores may enroll in the English Communication Series (ECS) program or the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Successful completion of the of the highest level (Academic English: Advanced Performance II) fulfills the National University English language proficiency requirement; therefore, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is not required.

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English Language Programs Programs

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Develop your potential!
National University (NU) offers a variety of English language acquisition, communication, intercultural learning, and academic skill and performance development programs. These English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs--for individuals or groups--are designed for learners interested in English language acquisition and communication, wishing to enrich professional and workplace skills, or seeking to develop the academic language, knowledge, and skills required to pursue an advanced degree at an English-speaking college or university. NU is proud to be a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International and California TESOL (CATESOL), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Placement Exam
Students with qualifying English proficiency test scores recognized by National University or English Language Program (ELP) placement exam scores may enroll in the English Communication Series (ECS) program or the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Successful completion of the of the highest level (Academic English: Advanced Performance II) fulfills the National University English language proficiency requirement; therefore, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is not required.

Courses Offered