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University of California, Irvine (UCI Continuing Education)

International Programs [Irvine, California]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advanced-level students have the option to take UCI courses as electives and earn college credit if they pass the class
  • UCI is ranked as the nation’s 9th best public university by the U.S. News & World Report and best comprehensive university under 50 years old in the world by Times Higher Educator
  • Enjoy living in Irvine, a safe city with an ideal Mediterranean climate and situated on the scenic coastal hills of Southern California

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Established in 1979, UC Irvine's International Programs are dedicated to providing students with a diverse selection of educational opportunities to achieve success in today’s competitive global business and academic environments. Learning from highly qualified instructors, students study from a well-developed curriculum designed to expertly hone their English skills in order to succeed personally, professionally, or academically. To complement their studies, students may also select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their individual interests, such as Idioms, Pronunciation, Vocabulary Building, American Film, and TOEFL Preparation. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to take part in many interesting trips organized by the International Programs. In the past, students’ favorite trips have included city tours of Los Angeles and San Diego, touring the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers basketball or Anaheim Angels baseball teams, going snow skiing or attending beach parties, and trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Las Vegas, and Sea World.

      International Programs has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, and EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.

      ※ University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education is offering a variety of certificate programs for post-graduate students. Internships and OPT are also available! Click here to learn more: http://ip.extension.uci.edu/programs/certificate-internship-programs/
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1979
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA, UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 250
      Average Class Size : 15
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Weekly
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to International Programs at the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education—your resource for success. I invite you to explore our wide selection of courses and programs especially designed for you--whether you are a student or a professional seeking to improve your English or gain state-of-the-art knowledge in your field. After successfully completing your studies at UC Irvine, you will receive a highly respected professional credential from a world class university, which could open the next door of opportunity on your career path! I hope you will take full advantage of the educational excellence available to you through our institution. We are the resource that can assist you in achieving success in today’s competitive, global economic environment. With best wishes, I look forward to meeting you!
      Angelika P. Volkman
      Associate Dean International Programs
      University of California, Irvine
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • International Programs
      Division of Continuing Education
      University of California, Irvine

      P.O. Box 6050
      Irvine, California  92616-6050  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 949 824-5991
      FAX: +1 949 824-8065
      E-mail: uciesl@uci.edu
      Website: http://ip.ce.uci.edu/
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Each year, more than 2,000 students from over 40 nations around the world study at UC Irvine's International Programs. Recently, the majority of students have come from Asia, including Korea (31%), Japan (25%) and Taiwan (12%). Students also come from Europe (16%), Latin America (10%), the Middle East (5%) and other regions.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All instructors are highly qualified, experienced professionals who are required to hold master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or in closely related academic fields. Each instructor has extensive international and domestic experience in teaching academic English as a Second Language to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. Homestays are an ideal living option for those students who want to experience the local culture as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Homestay reservations must be made directly with the providers. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also be available; however, students must make their own arrangements. Please take a look at the website (http://ip.ce.uci.edu/arrival-housing/ ) for more information.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The UCI campus is situated in the charming city of Irvine, home to over 230,000 residents and an area regarded as one of the cleanest and safest in Southern California. Located 3km inland from the Pacific Ocean and the pristine beaches of Newport Beach and Balboa Island, Irvine boasts a lovely Mediterranean climate year-round with average January temperatures hovering around 56°F, while summer temperatures remain at a comfortable 71°F. During the winter months, nearby Bear Mountain offers Irvine residents and snow lovers with almost 1,700 vertical feet of terrain spanning four mountain peaks, providing perfect runs to ski and snowboard to their hearts content. Alternatively, when summer approaches, the 9-hole, mountain-style Bear Mountain Golf Course opens up at the base of the Bear Mountain Resort and enables golf lovers to play at 7,000 feet among mild summer breezes, blue skies and aromatic pine trees for an unmatched golfing experience. Irvine is ideally located a quick 25km drive from one of the world's most diverse metropolitan areas, Los Angeles. Boasting famed attractions including its vast Pacific Ocean beaches, historic Hollywood, legendary shopping on Rodeo Drive, famous museums, theaters and art galleries, not to mention Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the L.A. County Fair Grounds, Los Angeles offers endless natural, cultural and recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike. California’s second largest city, San Diego, is a 57km drive south of downtown Irvine and is a perfect weekend destination for visitors to enjoy its nearly perfect climate, 112km of pristine beaches and a vast assortment of famous attractions, including the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Legoland California and Sea World San Diego.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1965 as a member of the University of California system, UC, Irvine is a state-supported institution that combines the strengths of a major research university with the appeal of its incomparable Southern California location. Ranked as the nation’s 9th best public university by the U.S. News & World Report, UCI has garnered major achievements in the academic fields of the sciences, arts, humanities, medicine and management. In fact, three UCI researchers won the Nobel Prize – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004. The 1,475-acre UCI campus is home to 1,400 faculty members and more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 43 U.S. states and 36 countries from around the world. UCI students may earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees among the vast array of academic specializations offered at the university’s schools and colleges: the Arts; Biological Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities; Information and Computer Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies; Physical Sciences; Social Ecology; Social Sciences; and Medicine. When students are not in class, many join one of the over 390 student-run clubs and organizations available on-campus, ranging from multi-cultural and multi-lingual groups, professional organizations and political-affiliated clubs to fraternities, sororities, volunteering clubs, theater and dance troupes and religious organizations.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Students at the advanced English-speaking level have the option to take UCI courses as electives and are awarded regular college credit if they pass the class. Students who pass the courses in the 10-week Intensive ESL program receive Continuing Education Credits which are accepted in an Extension certificate program and by some community colleges.
  • Courses
    • 10-Week Intensive ESL Program

    • About This Course
    • The 10-Week Intensive ESL Program is offered year-round. Students enrolled in the Program receive a minimum of 21 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The program offers seven levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. The core curriculum focuses on developing students’ skills in the areas of grammar and writing, reading and vocabulary, as well as speaking and listening. As part of the program’s curriculum, students are also offered a number of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Pronunciation, American Film, Vocabulary Building and Advanced Grammar. As an official test center for the international TOEFL and TOEIC, the program provides all students the opportunity to take the institutional TOEFL or sign up for the TOEIC test at an additional cost. A TOEFL test preparation workshop is available each session for a nominal fee. Students at the advanced level have the option to take UCI courses as electives and are awarded regular college credit if they pass the class. Students who pass the courses in the 10-week Intensive ESL program receive Continuing Education Credits which are accepted by Continuing Education’s Professional Programs and by some community colleges.

      As an added benefit, academic, cross-cultural and crisis counseling services are available for students who need help adjusting more effectively to a foreign educational environment, while multilingual staff are on-hand to assist students in answering questions related to student issues and college placement.

      Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to take part in many interesting trips and activities organized to help students practice their newly acquired language skills in a natural English-speaking environment. In the past, students’ favorite trips have included city tours of Los Angeles and San Diego, touring the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers basketball or Anaheim Angels baseball teams, going snow skiing or attending beach parties and trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Las Vegas and Sea World.

      Classroom sizes average 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10+ weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      10 WEEKS:
      1/10 - 3/224/4 - 6/146/27 - 9/6
      20 WEEKS:
      1/10 - 6/144/4 - 9/6

      30 WEEKS:
      1/10 - 9/6


      40 WEEKS:
      1/10 - 12/13


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      10 WEEKS US$ 4,000
      20 WEEKS US$ 8,000
      30 WEEKS US$ 12,000
      40 WEEKS US$ 16,000
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 250 (Off-Campus Residence)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      10 WEEKS - N/A US$2,825-3,045 /program
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 90 (Los Angeles); US$ 50 (John Wayne)
      Health Insurance
      US $585 (10 weeks)
      Student Services Fee
      US $250 (10 weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      All homestay arrangements must be made directly with the homestay providers.
      For more information about homestay, visit http://ip.ce.uci.edu/arrival-housing/homestay/.
    • 4-Week Conversation & Culture Program

    • About This Course
    • The 4-Week Conversation and Culture Program is offered in winter and summer each year. Students can also extend the session to stay for 8 or 12 weeks. Students enrolled in the program receive a minimum of 21 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The Program offers multiple levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. Classes are held in the morning, Monday through Friday, while students may additionally choose to attend up to two elective courses held in the afternoon. The core curriculum is designed to engage students to speak English with more confidence and help them to understand American culture while developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. As part of the program’s curriculum, students are also offered a number of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their interests, including TOEFL Preparation, U.S. Government and American Film.

      As an added benefit, academic, cross-cultural and crisis counseling services are available for students who need help adjusting more effectively to a foreign educational environment while multilingual staff are on-hand to assist students in answering questions related to student issues and college placement.

      Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to take part in many interesting trips and activities organized to help students practice their newly-acquired language skills in a natural English-speaking environment. In the past, students’ favorite trips included city tours of Los Angeles and San Diego, touring the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers basketball or Anaheim Angels baseball teams, going snow skiing or attending beach parties, and trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Las Vegas and Sea World.

      Classroom sizes average 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: Multiple levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 8, 12 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      4 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 1/312/5 - 3/27/2 - 7/278/1 - 8/28
      9/5 - 10/1


      8 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 3/27/2 - 8/288/1 - 10/1
      12 WEEKS:
      7/2 - 10/1


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,300
      8 WEEKS US$ 4,600
      12 WEEKS US$ 6,900
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 250 (Off-Campus Residence)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS - N/A US$ 1,025-1,155
      8 WEEKS - N/A US$ 2,050-2,310
      12 WEEKS - N/A US$ 3,075-3,465
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 90 (Los Angeles); US$ 50 (John Wayne)
      Health Insurance
      US $200 (4 weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      All homestay arrangements must be made directly with the homestay providers.
      For more information about homestay, visit http://ip.ce.uci.edu/arrival-housing/homestay/.
    • 4-Week Business English Program

    • About This Course
    • The 4-week Business English Program is designed for students with high-intermediate English language skills to learn basic American business practices and acquire English language skills to use in an academic or professional setting. The program is offered during the winter and summer. Students may extend the length of their session to study for a total of 8 or 12 weeks. Students enrolled in the program receive a minimum of 21 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The program provides multiple levels of English classes at the high-intermediate level. To enroll in the program, students are required to have - at the minimum - intermediate English language skills, in addition to a iBT TOEFL score of 45, paper-based TOEFL 450, a TOEIC score of 500, or equivalent business experience to enter the program.

      Classes are held in the morning, Monday through Friday, while students may additionally choose to attend up to two elective courses held in the afternoon. The core curriculum is designed to brush-up students’ spoken and written business communication skills by focusing on their abilities to read, write and discuss of international business practices in areas such as marketing, finance, management, decision making, and e-commerce. While learning to apply the most effective communication techniques in a variety of business situations, students will study American business vocabulary and concepts, as well as cultural factors, which can affect international business transactions. As part of the program’s curriculum, students also are offered a number of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Idioms, Interactive Grammar, Music, Pronunciation, and American Film.

      Outside of the classroom, students can gain exposure to the dynamic economy of Southern California through various guest speakers, as well as by visiting local corporations. To complement their studies, students may also acquire the computer skills essential for success in the business world through extensive hands-on training in such computer applications as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, in addition to Internet access programs.

      Classroom sizes average 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: Multiple levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 8, 12 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old
      REQUIREMENT: TOEFL Score:45+ (iBT), 450+ (PBT) or TOEIC Score:500+ or equivalent business experience
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      4 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 1/312/5 - 3/27/2 - 7/278/1 - 8/28
      9/5 - 10/1


      8 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 3/27/2 - 8/288/1 - 10/1
      12 WEEKS:
      7/2 - 10/1


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,300
      8 WEEKS US$ 4,600
      12 WEEKS US$ 6,900
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 250 (Off-Campus Residence)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS - N/A US$ 1,025-1,155
      8 WEEKS - N/A US$ 2,050-2,312
      12 WEEKS - N/A US$ 3,075-3,467
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 90 (Los Angeles); US$ 50 (John Wayne)
      Health Insurance
      US $200 (4 weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      All homestay arrangements must be made directly with the homestay providers.
      For more information about homestay, visit http://ip.ce.uci.edu/arrival-housing/homestay/.
  • Location
    • United States Irvine, California
    • Location
      International Programs
      Division of Continuing Education
      University of California, Irvine

      P.O. Box 6050 Irvine, California  92616-6050  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Los Angeles International Airport:
      The program offers airport pick-up service that costs US$90 and brings students directly to the University campus in approximately 50 minutes. Students are required to request airport pick-up service at least two weeks prior to their course starting date.

      From Orange County John Wayne Airport:
      The program offers airport pick-up service that costs US$50 and brings students directly to the University campus in approximately 30 minutes. Students are required to request airport pick-up service at least two weeks prior to their course starting date.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.6
      School Environment: 4.6
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.3
      Activities and Social Life: 3.9
      Accommodation: 4.1

      4.3

    • There are 62 reviews for this school

    • Tim
      [ Tainan, Taiwan, Age 25, Male ]  2015/3/16
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI ESL is a Good School!
      UCI is a good school. When I arrived there, I felt that everything was interesting and the teachers were so friendly. UCI's environment is really good and the location is good also. I like UCI. Overall, UCI is a good school.
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      Sam
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 20, Male ]  2012/9/7
      60 of 75 people found the following review helpful.
      A Very Nice Experience
      This school is very good place to stay, have fun, and study. There are many people from all around the world, and the activities are really fun. It was absolutely a very nice experience!
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      Marcela
      [ Tulua, Colombia, Age 24, Female ]  2009/10/14
      10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      A wonderful experience in my life !!!!
      I think the experience of studying in the UCI was wonderful. I´m very grateful for its teachers and for the opportunity to meet very special people who I became friends with. In addition, to living in Southern California was really nice and I hope to return there as soon as possible.
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      學生
      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan, Age 24, Female ]  2009/3/11
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Irvine ECPI
      The teachers are very nice and helpful. The environment there is pretty good. I like UCI campus very much. It is very different form Asian campus. The weather is warm and dry and very nice. Near there is Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco. In vacation, you can go there easily. Location is good and the city is very safe. You can walk at night. There are many Asian supermarkets and restaurants around Irvine. You will not be homesick. But there are two weaknesses. There are too many Taiwanese and you need a car.
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      CHIAOWEN-LAN
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 21, Female ]  2009/3/10
      Unforgettable and Memorable Experience
      The time I had in UC Irvine was so awesome!
      The teachers are so helpful and caring,
      most important of all, all the staff is very loving and inviting.
      How can you imagine any better experience than enjoying a loving study environment in sunny California?
      The activities we had were very engaging and they gave me a better glimpse of American life. Learning is not just in the classroom but also outside of classroom when you encounter real life learning experiences! I believe that people value education and the success of students highly; therefore, all the difficulties a foreign student can encounter seem more bearable and understandable once there is a supporting force, which is one of the most valuable things that this program can offer.
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      이병윤
      [ 서울, 한국, Age 25, Male ]  2009/3/8
      Comfortable Environment in ECI
      ECI is my second school in the U.S. However, the environment is the best. Staff and teachers are kind and helpful for me, so the class is also interesting and comfortable. If anybody wants to go to the U.S to study, I would recommend to go to ECI!!
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      William
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 27, Male ]  2009/3/6
      Study and Life
      The ESL instructors of UC Irvine are very professional and enthusiastic about teaching English to International students, so I acquired a great knowledge of academic English and gained a lot of American life experience there. Also, the weather and public order in Irvine are very good. It's a great place for foreigners to stay and study. I think you guys who are ready to come here will like it!
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      익명
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 32, Male ]  2009/3/6
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      ESL at UC Irvine
      The ESL program at UC Irvine is pretty good and all staff are kind. I took one quarter class of ESL for preparing better English conversation right before entering the Ph.D. Program in the same school. Everything in Irvine is quite good and Irvine is one of the safest cities in the U.S. Teachers are well qualified to teach English and also very kind. I surely could see their great passion to teach international students. Compared to other places, there are many Asian students (Korea, Taiwan, and Japan). I believe that you can have a great chance to improve your English and spend time with great friends from other countries in UC Irvine!!!
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      양인철
      [ Irvine, California, USA, Age 34, Male ]  2009/3/6
      3 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      UR Irvine is a Good Choice for Your ESL School
      It was a good experience to take ESL classes in UC, Irvine. The teachers are nice, motivated and energetic, and always encouraged every student to learn and enjoy English. The school is beautiful and full of energy. Most of all, the weather is wonderful. When you have a picnic or outdoor event, you don't even need to wonder if it's rainy. It should be sunny!!! The California weather is God's gift. If you're looking for an ESL school where you enjoy your life in a relaxed environment as well as learn English, then I won't regret recommending UCI for you. It's the best!!!
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      HUI-KAI LIN
      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 25, Male ]  2009/3/6
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      A Nice University
      Beautiful campus, clean city, and nice people there!!!
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      元留学生
      [ 東京都, 日本 ]  2012/3/22


      學生
      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 20, Male ]  2011/8/31

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      Saite
      [ Beijing, China, Age 27, Male ]  2014/8/20
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      非常棒的体验经历
      老师认真负责,工作人员友善热情,课程生动有趣,活动也是丰富多彩,总之就是太爱这个学校了。


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 24, Female ]  2012/12/20
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI的ESL是個很有體制的英語課程!


      JENNA
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]  2012/12/13
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      10-week密集課程
      uci環境很棒,課程內充實!!!
      只是整體來說稍短,課程不到10週,所以有點小緊湊!
      只要你自制能力好,能不常說自己的母語,你英文會有明顯的進步~
      太喜歡uci了:)


      學生
      [ 新竹, 台灣, Age 28, Female ]  2012/3/1
      14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
      商業英文課程以及學校環境
      我念的是學校商業英文的課程,上學第一天會舉行分班測驗,商業課程共有兩個班。一班約15-20人。不算小班制教學。班上同學有大學生也有畢業許久的上班族。我有一些同學是被公司派來這短期進修的。

      雖名為商業課程,教的卻不是英文書信或者商用英文,而是美國股票或市場調查。即使跟我當初想得不太一樣,還是受獲非常多,讓我更了解美國市場。老師給的作業大多為閱讀(時事新聞報導),因此自動自發的學生可以學比較多。我的toeic有850分,覺得上課內容有一定的難度,所以剛好跟我的程度相符。另外,班上很多人都沒有商科的背景,老師其實也了解,所以不會也不需害怕,可以下課後多問老師。我很喜歡UCI的老師。另外,如果想學"英文",會建議去上10週intensive的課,據說每天都有很多作業要寫,上課內容也非常充實。

      另外,關於住的部分,學校的宿舍好像有名額限制(homestay則隨時都有),而且似乎多提供給長期(預計會待兩三個月以上)的學生。因此只念一個月的同學,我會建議您早點報名不然就是自己在校外找好房子。

      最後提一下學校環境。UCI有為國際學生辦很多活動,幾乎每天都有活動可以參加。(有的需付費,有的則是免費的)但是對於不喜歡參加學校活動又沒有車的人來說,UCI這裡真的會蠻無聊的,因為公車很少(40分鐘-1小時1班)。如果朋友中沒有人開車,去LA,迪士尼或聖地牙哥有些不便。但是這邊真的街道乾淨、整體感覺非常安全。


      學生
      [ 台灣, 台灣, Age 21, Female ]  2011/8/29
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      舒適自然
      教職員都很親切也很熱心, 在UCI學習真的很感動,也收穫很多。

      希望下次還有機會,不過課程設計簡單,有點像是玩樂團康的感覺~

      I LOVE UCI!!!


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 23, Female ]  2010/12/13
      9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI Extension
      學校的公寓型宿舍可能不會是最好的住宿選擇,可以多比較選擇美國學校宿舍集團與學校合作的房子可能會比較恰當。另外IRVINE不是公共交通便利的城市,如選擇homestay要多考慮交通與距離。


      育成
      [ 台南, 台灣, Age 24, Male ]  2010/12/12
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      我覺得UC Irvine 在教學及課外活動給我的感覺,他們都很用心去處理
      ,雖然學費是貴了點,最後一定會覺得物超所值.


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]  2010/12/9
      8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      品質
      無小班制的感覺。教室設備差,中午的課很悶熱,教室與教室間隔音不良.....


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 20, Female ]  2010/10/4
      7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      綜合感想
      老師教學基本上都還算很認真,
      每天也都會有一些作業必須完成。
      學校環境很好,安靜又漂亮,
      爾灣附近的治安也很好,
      只是交通上比較不方便,
      因為大眾運輸並不是很普及。


      學生
      [ 台北市, 台灣, Age 23, Female ]  2009/10/19
      12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
      Irvine
      功課比較多,如果只是想玩的話...請不要來...

      但真心想念好英文的,蠻推薦的 ^^

      另外 Irvine是個很安全的地方,女生單獨來也可以比較放心。


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]  2009/3/7
      10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      For UCI ESL
      ESL老師很親切,雖然偶有幾位老師特別嚴格,但是也能學到較多。我有上到Mrs. Brown的speaking/listening的課程,深深覺得她是位很盡責的老師。課堂很多活動,需要準備的作業也相對較多,可是卻能讓我覺得獲益良多。

      在UCI上ESL的日子真的很令我懷念,但是聽說UCI的ESL課業壓力較其他學校大且多,因為沒上過其他學校的,所以不知情,但是我上到的課,課後複習和作業的確都不少。也就是就算下了課,也還是得努力唸著英文,蠻充實的。


      學生
      [ 高雄, 台灣, Age 21, Female ]  2009/3/6
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      我很喜歡這個學校!!
      我很喜歡這個學校,交通方便之外,學校的系統設施都很不錯^^老師也非常有耐心的教導我們,希望真的有機會能再去就讀,很感謝自己有機會可以讀University of California, Irvine ^^。


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 20, Female ]  2009/3/6
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI
      很開心選擇了這個學校!
      讓我學到了很多東西!
      遇到很多好同學和好老師!
      推薦指數百分百
      我是上密集式10 WEEKS英語課程!
      :)


      學生
      [ 台南市, 台灣, Age 23, Female ]  2009/3/6
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      很開心
      第一次在美國上課就相當開心,很開心有那個機會可以到UCI


      學生
      [ 斗六市, 台灣, Age 25, Female ]  2009/3/6
      8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI 生活
      這邊是一個很好的學習環境,
      師資教材都很有一套系統,品質很有保障。
      但也因為這裡最主要的交通工具是車子,
      如果在這邊求學沒有車子的話,
      就得依賴班次沒有很頻繁的公車了。
      (大概一小時一班)
      就學習英文來說,很推薦這邊的學習環境。
      但就課外與社交活動,倒不是那麼多采多姿。


      許懷仁
      [ 台北市, 台灣, Age 24, Male ]  2009/3/5
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      是一家很不錯的語言學校
      氣候宜人,環境好,交通方便,生活機能佳(學校附近就有makret,開車5~10分有shopping mall).


      이성무
      [ 부산, 대한민국, Age 20, Male ]  2015/3/19
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      전체적으로 참 좋은 학교..
      수업내용도 괜찮고 분위기도 좋습니다.


      익명
      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 22, Female ]  2012/12/13
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      홈스테이
      학교 수업의 질 및 환경은 너무 좋았습니다. 선생님들도 친절하고 진지하게 수업에 임해주시고 캠퍼스 분위기도 너무 좋습니다. 공부하기 좋은 분위기입니다.

      다만 제 개인적으로는 학교 WISE에서 연계해주는 홈스테이및 공항에서의 픽업서비스에 매우 불만족합니다. 홈스테이 주인이 너무 엄격해서 미국 온 처음 이주일은 너무 힘들었습니다. 그래서 가까스로 집을 구해 옮기게 되었습니다. 픽업 서비스 역시 전 받지 못하고 비용만 지불했습니다. 픽업서비스 기사의 말만 듣고 일처리를 하는 바람에 그렇게 되었습니다. 픽업 기사분이 거짓말을 하신건지 아니면 진짜로 듣지 못하신건지 모르겠지만, 전 LA공항에서 이곳 얼바인까지 한밤중에 정말 고생스럽게 찾아왔습니다.

      어학연수 및 수업에 관한 부분은 학교를 전적으로 믿으셔도 될거 같습니다. 다만 생활하는 부분은 충분히 정보를 알아보셔서 저처럼 고생하지 않으셨음 합니다.


      so won kim
      [ seooul, south korea, Age 28, Male ]  2010/8/10
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      만족해요..~
      수업내용은 전체적으로 만족합니다.
      수업의 내용이나, 교제의 진행속도
      수업을 이해하기에도 크게 무리가 없네요.
      숙제가 매일있고, 일주일에 한번씩 스피치 발표수업이 있어
      항상 긴장감속에 있기때문에, 스스로 공부하는 시간도 많습니다.
      야외활동도 학교 주변의 유명한 곳을 방문함으로써 수업시간의 공부 이외에 미국사람들을 접할 기회도 갖을수 있어서 좋습니다.
      저의 전체적인 평가는 만족입니다.


      익명
      [ 서울, 한국, Age 31, Female ]  2009/3/10
      2 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      학교 스태프들의 태도
      학교 선생님들은 무척 친절한 편이다. 저번 쿼터에 한 선생님만 빼고 나머지 7명의 교사들은 매우 열정적이며 친절해서 존경하는 교사도 있다. 하지만 오피스 프론트데스크 스태프는 파트타임이라서 그런지 학생들이 물어보면 엉뚱하게 알려주거나, 또한 전혀 지식이 없거나 하는 경우가 많았다. 학교 측에서 스탭이라고 앉혀놓은 사람들인데, 철저하게 교육시키고 나서 앉히는게 올바른 순서 인것같다.


      익명
      [ Irvine, USA, Age 31, Female ]  2009/3/8
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      UC Irvine 수업
      우선 엄격한 학사관리가 만족스러웠다. 어학연수의 경우 자기 관리가 안 되는 경우 시간을 낭비하기 쉬운데, 일정 시간 이상 결석을 하면 경고가 주어지는 등 나름대로 엄격한 규칙이 있는 점이 마음에 들었다. 각 수업 특성에 맞게 주어지는 다양한 과제물 또한 좋았다. 특히 writing 과제와 개인 프리젠테이션이 많은 도움이 되었다. 과제에 대한 선생님의 feedback으로 부족한 점을 파악할 수 있었던 점도 만족스러웠다.


      이준환
      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 26, Male ]  2009/3/6
      UCI ESL(어학연수)
      낯선 미국생활에 있어서 UCI란 저에게 많은 도움을 주었습니다.
      처음엔 정말 어떻게 할지 몰랐고 영어 초보자로서 언어에 있어서도 많이 걱정했는데 등록과 수속에 있어서는 스태프들이 저의 영어 실력을 감안하여 끝까지 들어주고 직접 집까지 안내 해주면서 쉽게 생활 할 수 있었고, 커리큘럼도 정말 영어공부에 집중할수 있도록 선생님들도 친절하고, 여러가지 활동으로 저의 영어 실력에 많은 도움이 되었습니다. 정말 추천하고 싶은 학교에요!


      유승용
      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 36, Male ]  2009/3/5
      캘리포니아의 진면목을 느끼고 싶다면..
      얼바인은 최근에 들어 중고등학교 자녀를 둔 학부모를 중심으로 교육도시, 살기 좋은 도시로 알려지고 있다. 이에 걸맞게 UC Irvine은 새롭게 떠오르고 있는 명문으로 발돋움 하고 있으며, 실제 학교에 가보아도 신축 건물 공사가 한창이고, 교수진의 확충 또한 가장 활발하게 이루어지고 있다. 교육과 휴양.. 언뜻보면 어울리지 않는 이 두 단어가 가장 멋들어지게 조화되고 있는 곳이 UC Irvine이라고 할 수 있다.


      元留学生
      [ 埼玉, 日本, Age 20, Female ]  2013/3/9
      8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      UCI
      初めての留学でしたがとても楽しく充実した日々を送れました。
      先生や学校スタッフの方もとても優しく、私のつたない英語にも親切に接してくださいました。

      I had a great time at UCI. Everyone, staff, teacher are very kind even my English was so poor.
      I apareciate everybody who I met this program.


      mogumogu
      [ 広島, 日本, Age 33, Male ]  2011/3/22
      12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
      10-Week Intensive ESL Program
      私は留学前、TOEICでは600点前後の者です。10-Week Intensive ESL Programを1quarter受けました。7レベルにある中でクラス分けの結果、上から3番目のクラスでした。クラスは1クラス約16,7名でした。授業内容、教師陣に関しては大変満足しております。毎日宿題がでて、それをこなすのが結構大変でした。完璧に宿題をこなすと自由に使える時間はかなり限られるのではないかと思います。正にinsentiveといった印象で、英語の勉強はしっかりできるのではないでしょうか。ただ、考慮すべき点は、アーバインは日本のように交通の便がよくない事です。私の場合、学生寮が学校から遠方で近くにスーパーもなく不便な思いをしました。車を利用される予定のない方は滞在先を熟慮された方がよいと思います。


      元留学生
      [ 茨城県, 日本, Age 36, Male ]  2011/3/3
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      4 week business class
      TOEIC500点が目安とありましたが、720点ある私でも相当ハイレベルでキャッチアップするのが大変でした。900点くらいはあった方がよいと思います。ビジネスクラスは宿題も多く、週末もあまりのんびりできませんが、大変やりがいがありました。またクラスメンバーが4週間変わらないので、とても仲良くなれた点もよかったです。
      学校のドミトリを利用しましたが、ホームステイよりも近いこと、他国の生徒と交流が持てることからこちらをお勧めします。但し4人で1つの部屋を共有するので、プライバシーを重んじる人はホームステイの方がよいと思います。
      全般的には学校施設、教師の質の高さからお勧めできる学校です。


      元留学生
      [ 神奈川, アメリカ, Age 32, Female ]  2009/3/7
      9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      UC Irvine のESL
      私は海外で旅行関係の仕事経験がありましたが、更なる英語力のブラッシュアップのために4週間のESLプログラムに参加しました。UC IrvineのESL4週間プログラムは3つのレベルでクラス分けをしており、開講初日のプレイスメントテストで私は真ん中レベルのクラスに入りました。クラスの受講生の国籍は、日本、台湾、韓国、チリ。毎日のカリキュラムは、Reading、Idions & Vocabulary、Speaking & Listeningの3レッスンで、週に2日午後に選択受講のクラスをとっていました。講師は海外での教務経験があったり、大学で研究をしている等、質が高く、授業も分かり易く、日本の英会話スクールとは違った学生主導のレッスン内容で中身が濃かったです。毎日writingなどの宿題がしっかり出るのと、Speaking & Listeningと選択したアメリカ文化のクラスでスピーチの課題があり、図書館で調べ物をしたりといった必要もあって有意義でした。ESLの講師の方が「教師は生徒をサポートするためにいるもので、クラスはいつも学生主導であるべきだ」という話をされていたことがありました。講師はトピックを提示し、学生はそれについて自由に考え意見を交換し、講師はそのフィードバックをする。私はこの授業のスタイルにすっかり感化され、それまでまったく自分とは縁のないものだと思っていた教師という仕事に興味を持つようになりました。帰国後すぐに採用試験を受け、現在は子供英会話の講師の仕事をしています。短期でしたが留学をして本当に良かったです。採用試験ではインタビューで力を発揮できたことと、readingのクラスで毎日のようにエッセーを書く課題をこなしていたことがとても役に立ちました。またいつか、スキルアップのために留学する機会を持ちたいと思いながら日々の仕事に奮闘しています。


      K
      [ 富山県, 日本, Age 34, Male ]  2009/3/6
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      英語を本気で身につけたいなら
      留学前に必須なのが学校選び。
      果たしてどこの学校が自分に合っているのか悩みますよね。
      ESL終了後に大学に進みたい方にはUCIrvineはお勧め。
      大学入学前にエッセイを義務付けられてる今、UCIrvineはSpeaking&Listening,Reading,Grammar&Writingと
      各パート毎にクラスが分かれており、特にWritinigでは
      作文とは全く異なるアメリカでの文章の書き方が
      基礎から学べます。是非皆さんへお勧めしたいです。


      元留学生
      [ KUMAMOTO, JAPAN, Age 38, Female ]  2009/3/6
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      アメリカ留学
      UCIのExtensionのESLに通っていました。ここの学校は宿題やテストが多いことで有名な語学学校だったのでかなりハードな毎日でした。けど、この半年間でかなりの英語力がついたと思います。
      もし、1日でも時間を無駄にしたくなかったらここの学校は是非お勧めです。


      ヒデ
      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 37, Male ]  2009/3/6
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      やはり大学
      自分が参加した1か月の一般英語コースは2クラスの編成で、試験結果に基づいて上か下に分けられました。5レベルぐらいあれば、基礎クラスに相当するクラスもできるのだろうと想像していましたが、そうはいきませんでした。授業についていくのも、毎日の宿題をこなすのも必死でした。

      でも、やはりオンキャンパスということもあり、ブックストアに行って買い物をしたり、食堂に行って食事を楽しんだり、アメリカのキャンパスライフを体験することができました。車で10分走ればコスタメサの日系スーパーなどがあり、生活も快適でした。

      快適なキャンパスと、質の高い授業で、かなり英語力がある人にお勧めします。自分のように、基礎的な英語を勉強をしようとしている人には少々つらいものがあるかもしれません。


      ノバート
      [ 神奈川, 日本, Male ]  2009/3/5
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      10週間と4週間のプログラムの違い(両方とりました)
      10週間のプロがラムと4週間のプログラムがありますが、真剣に語学力を向上したいのであれば、10週間集中プログラムをおすすめします。語学力よりも自由時間と考えているのならば、4週間をとること考えてもいいと思います。国籍は、時期によってかなり変わりますが、私がいた時は韓国、日本、台湾が多かったです。気後れするかもしれませんが、日本人のクラスメートにも英語で話すようにしましょう。教師陣の質はかなり高いと思います。


      Viyella
      [ Madrid, España, Age 24, Male ]  2009/3/10
      Una Experiencia Inigualable
      Yo estuve estudiando un curso de 8 semanas de inglés para business y la verdad es que adquirí conocimientos muy buenos en bolsa y en marketing que me han servido para a día de hoy poder trabajar en la primera consultara europea.

      Además me sirvió para poder adquirir una puntuación de ITP TOEFL de forma gratuita ya que el exámen estaba incluido en el curso y de esta manera pudo obtener una calificación que me ha servido para probar mis conocimientos de inglés en varias empresas.

      La verdad es que ha sido el curso más bonito de toda mi vida, tanto que incluso puede que lo repita algún verano más.


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan ]  2009/3/8


      杜影艺
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      學生
      [ 台北/台灣, 台灣 ]  2011/7/28


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 19, Female ]  2010/10/20


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣 ]  2010/6/9


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]  2009/12/14


      學生
      [ 西安, 中国, Female ]  2009/12/14


      Jeremy
      [ Taiwan, Taiwan ]  2009/3/14


      吳怡君
      [ 臺北, 臺灣, Age 34, Female ]  2009/3/9


      魏宗恩
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