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American Learning Institute (ALI)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Carollton, Texas]


  • A student-centered, interactive English language learning experience with caring, highly qualified teachers
  • Immigration and legal services
  • College and university partnerships and advising
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The American Learning Institute (ALI) is an ACCET-accredited Intensive English Program in Dallas. ALI offers English language training classes for international students studying in the USA. The American Learning Institute's mission is to contribute to students' aspirations and success by providing practical English language and communication skills training.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 2009
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / ACCET
      Enrollment : 130
      Average Class Size : 12-20
      Airport Pickup : Not Available
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Shawn Leigh opened ALI in 2009 with one student and has now exceeded 200 students in 2017. Shawn has a vision to continue expanding the school.
      “American Learning Institute (ALI) is an English as a Second Language program provider for adults, specifically for those who want to learn English in the U.S. for their academic or non-academic goals. ALI also provides its students with opportunities to learn English with an understanding of American culture.”

      Kasandra Miller started in 2013 as an instructor and student advisor. She became the Director of Student Affairs and DSO in 2015, then became PDSO in 2017. Kasandra can help students with SEVIS records, school transfers, attendance concerns, and overall program concerns.
      “In a global world where English is the international language, we strive to provide our students with the language skills they need to achieve their goals. We welcome students who want to experience the culture of America in Dallas. Our instructors are passionate about helping our students take the next step in their education.”

      Kasandra Miller
      Director of Student Affairs/PDSO
      American Learning Institute
    • American Learning Institute (ALI)
      1505 Luna Road #150
      Carollton, Texas  75006  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (214) 352-0582
      FAX: +1 (214) 350-4119
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While studying at ALI, students will have the opportunity to live in off-campus residences. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available.
    • Surrounding Area
    • As one of the top 10 most diverse cities of America, Dallas is home to communities from many different cultures. It boasts a world renowned international airport and an unusually wide variety of restaurants, with cuisines from all around the world. Dallas also contains enriching arts and entertainment attractions such as the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Museum of Art, amusement parks, and outdoor music performances.
    • About the College/University
    • ALI provides students with five different levels of intensive English language classes for three 14-week trimesters each year and four days each week (Monday–Thursday), with both morning and evening class options. At ALI, students not only improve their English skills, but also learn about American culture and make classmate friends from around the world. In addition, ALI partners with Leigh Law Group (LLG) to give students and clients the legal advice they need regarding visa issues and other immigration matters. Also, ALI’s Student Services guides students in pursuing higher education with ALI’s partner colleges and universities.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to colleges and universities is available for qualified students.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • At ALI, students can expect to receive the quality English education they deserve. The academic program includes a course series developed by Pearson Education, Inc., a world class leader in Education. For the intensive English program, the program uses Pearson’s NorthStar, Fourth Edition – a blended-learning course for the 21st Century. ALI helps students improve in areas such as vocabulary, basic grammar, speaking and pronunciation, reading and writing. Course offerings consist of the following five course levels:

      Level 1 = Beginner
      Level 2 = Pre-intermediate
      Level 3 = Intermediate
      Level 4 = Pre-advanced
      Level 5 = Advanced
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 20 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 14 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: ALI does not manage any specific housing facilities.
      However, upon request, housing information can be provided.
    • Dates
    • 2021
      14 WEEKS:
      8/27 - 11/27

    • Costs
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      14 WEEKS US$ 2,000
      28 WEEKS US$ 4,000
      42 WEEKS US$ 6,000
       WEEKS N/A N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged (Taxi, Bus or Car Service)
      Document Processing Fee
      US$ 100 (For Overseas Students ONLY)
      Express Mailing Fee
      US$ 50
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
  • Location
    • United States Carollton, Texas
    • Location
      American Learning Institute (ALI)
      1505 Luna Road #150 Carollton, Texas  75006  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Dallas/Fort Worth Airport:

      It is the student's responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport.
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