Join our English Language School on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego


The English Language Academy (ELA) is located on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego (USD) in Southern California – a picturesque, clean, safe, people-friendly and multicultural city.  We enthusiastically welcome international students. Whether you are interested in admission to a US university or entering the global marketplace, an English Language Academy program at the University of San Diego can help you succeed. Our expert instructors are here to help learners with different English language proficiencies and educational needs as well as various academic and professional goals. 

English Language Programs Offered

  • *Intensive English -- preparing students for the academic requirements for university study and careers 
  • General English – emphasizing communication skills
  • Pathway – helping  students prepare for Academic Study at the University of San Diego 
  • TOEFL Test Prep
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • Accent Modification
  • Customized Programs
  • Summer International Junior Programs
* The ELA now offers a shortened version of the Intensive English Program (Fall and Spring 7 weeks; Summer 5 weeks).


  • An intensive all-English environment to practice and refine language skills
  • Highly qualified, experienced professors with Master’s degrees
  • Small classes (10-15 students)
  • A friendly and dedicated staff, available to help students with academic planning, housing, visa processing, social activities, campus functions, and year-round events in San Diego 
  • Field trips that provide opportunities to reinforce English skills and learn about American Culture
  • Mild, sunny weather, with an average temperature of 21° Celsius
  • Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the program
ELA classes gave me a lot of self-confidence. I enjoyed learning English through the discussions with wonderful instructors and classmates from various countries.
Irina Vladimirovna, Russia

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Mission Statement

The English Language Academy offers an intensive English Language proficiency program that helps to improve and strengthen the skills of non-native speakers so they can fulfill the academic requirements of a college or university.


USD's English Language Academy is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Our Intensive English Language Program is accredited by CEA - the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

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