American Language Institute

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Since 1959, the American Language Institute (ALI) has been providing English language instruction, assessment, and resources to support the academic and professional success of non-native speakers of English pursuing degrees at USC. The ALI offers English language courses for those students who want to improve their English as well as those who are required to take classes as a result of taking the International Student English (ISE) Exam. The ALI is also responsible for testing and providing English language instruction for the university’s international teaching assistants.

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ALI Book Club - Practicing English as a Second Language through Literature

The ALI Book Club is a free program that aims to help international students practice their English reading and conversation skills. These informal hour-long...

3/1 1pm
ALI Conversation Groups

The Conversation Groups Program has been an American Language Institute standard for more than 20 years. It aims at promoting English conversation between...

3/1 3pm
ALI Writing Labs - Practice Written English as a Second Communications with Peers

ALI Writing Labs are informal online weekly workshops run by USC native English speaking students who will assist international students in drafting their...

3/1 3pm
ALI Conversation Groups

The Conversation Groups Program has been an American Language Institute standard for more than 20 years. It aims at promoting English conversation between...

3/2 3pm
ALI Book Club - Practicing English as a Second Language through Literature

The ALI Book Club is a free program that aims to help international students practice their English reading and conversation skills. These informal hour-long...

3/2 4pm

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