UCLA Extension

Program Comparison Chart

 Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)  Intensive English Communication Program(IECP)  American Culture and Communication (ACC)
Focus Academic approach with equal emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking Practical approach to
listening and speaking with conversational grammar and some writing
Practical approach to listening and speaking with conversational grammar and some writing
Program Offered Year-round Year-round Year-round
Length 10 weeks; winter, spring, fall

12& 6 weeks; summer

12 weeks: winter, spring, fall

4 weeks: winter, spring, fall

3 weeks; summer session C only (early September)

12 weeks: winter, spring, fall

4 weeks: winter, spring, fall

3 weeks; summer session C only (early September)

Levels Basic to Advanced Basic to Advanced Basic to Advanced
Class Sessions per Week 23-27 class sessions (50 minutes each) 20 class sessions (50 minutes each) 12 class sessions

(50 minutes each)

Schedule Monday through  Thursday, 9 am – 3 am*

Friday, 9am – 12 pm*

*Exact class times may vary between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm

Monday through Thursday 9am- 3pm*

*Exact class times may vary between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and exact days may vary due to holidays

Monday through Thursday,

9am – 12pm

Electives TOEFL iBT, IELTS, American Culture through Movies, Short Stories, Business Communication, American Slang, Pronunciation, etc

Not all electives are offered every session. Students can change electives midway through the program

American Culture through Television, Idioms, Advertising, Vocabulary, Survival English, Discover L.A., Business English, Movie Class, TOEFL iBT, etc.

 

Not all electives are offered every session.

 

No

Books $150- $250 (cost varies by level & class) $50 – $80 (cost varies by level & class) $50 – $80 (cost varies by level & class)
Minimum Age 18 18 18
On-Campus Housing Summer quarter only Summer quarter only No
Off-Campus Housing Yes Yes Yes
Injury & Sickness Insurance Yes- for international students only

Permanent Residents of the U.S. will not be eligible for this insurance

Yes- for international students only

Permanent Residents of the U.S. will not be eligible for this insurance

No
Academic Advising Yes Yes Yes
UCLA Recreation Pass Yes Yes Yes
After-School Language/ Computer Labs Yes Yes Yes
Grading Letter Grades Pass/no pass Pass/no pass
Certificate of Completion Yes (with active participation and grades of C or better) Yes (with good attendance, active participation, and  passing  grades) Yes (after two quarters with active participation and grades of B or better)