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Learn English from highly qualified, experienced instructors and enjoy U.S. culture in a safe, student-friendly environment.

An Effective, Enjoyable Way to Learn

Enjoy U.S. Culture in the Classroom

Courses are taught using themes that are relevant in U.S. culture. The themes are connected in all classes: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar.

Class materials come from the same sources U.S. students use: college textbooks, novels, magazines, newspapers, journals, the internet, and current videos.

Interact, Communicate, and Learn Together

Because of the diverse nationalities, English is likely to be the only language everyone has in common—so everyone speaks English in class. Our program focuses on communicative English, not repetitive drills.


The Washington State University Intensive American Language Center (IALC) faculty facilitates Academic English and bridge – Undergraduate Foundation and International Master’s – programs. Programs are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students and designed to help you through your first year of study at WSU. Our bridge programs are 1 to 2 semesters in length and combine English language study, academic skills and development, and academic coursework in a customized program that gives you the skills you need to succeed. Completion of the WSU Academic English or a bridge program will allow you to transition to a degree-seeking program at WSU Pullman or any WSU campus that offers your intended degree program.

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Prepare for the English-Speaking World You Want to Enter

Our classes help you learn more than just language; they focus on the customs and skills needed to succeed in academic, professional, and social settings.

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Student Inquiries

If you would like information about Academic English or the bridge programs at Washington State University, we will be happy to assist you.

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The Academic English program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and we are a member of Intensive English USA (iie).


Accreditation by CEA signifies that an English language program has met U.S. Department of Education standards and ensures that the faculty, curriculum, standards, and services will be of the highest quality.

Intensive English USA is the leading professional association of intensive English programs in the USA. The 330 member programs of iie are committed to quality teaching and student services.