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Come study English!


Come learn to speak, read, and write the English language in the coolest place in the United States: Southern California. We welcome students from all cultures and backgrounds, whether you're a beginner or almost fluent in English.


You can learn at your own pace while working towards attending university classes when you're ready. Of course, you will be immersed in American culture as you make friends, attend campus events, and explore Southern California.

Your English program is called ELAC (English Language and American Culture). It is designed to:

  • Build your listening skills
  • Develop fluency in conversation
  • Increase reading comprehension
  • Improve academic writing skills

You will receive instruction in conversation and vocabulary, listening, grammar, reading, comprehension writing, and TOEFL preparation.

  • Fill and return to us the International International Students Financial Guarantee Form (FGF)
  • Pay the SEVIS Fee
  • Your passport with your valid visa
  • Your stamped I-20 form (It will be stamped when you arrive in U.S.)
  • Your I-94 card (Small white card, usually given on the plane. It will be stamped when you arrive in U.S.)

View our international view book online!


"When you enter La Sierra’s campus, you get a special feeling. Everything is clean, nice, and organized. Spiritually and emotionally, everything is peaceful. The weather in Southern California makes everything even better! It adds to the warmth of the campus."


Pastor Alexander Schwarz - Trans - Caucasus Union Mission President


"I enjoyed studying at La Sierra University very much. I had wonderful teachers, classmates, and tutors who encouraged and pushed me to improve my English skills."


Dr Maximina Contreras - Peruvian Union University President


"Visiting and getting to know La Sierra University was a pleasant surprise. Being a student of this prestigious center of ESL education is a privilege."


Pastor Luis Gonçalves - South American Division Director of Evangelism



La Sierra’s English Language and American Culture program expands to include middle and high school students from China.

Newsletter Spring 2014
ESL / ELAC Newsletter Winter 2014
Newsletter Fall 2013
ESL / ELAC Newsletter Fall 2013
Newsletter Winter 2014
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