Located in central California, Bakersfield is a family-oriented community with a population of over 250,000. Surrounded by some of the richest agriculture in the world, Bakersfield is one of the fastest growing communities in the states. Distinguished as an All-American City, the community offers a comfortable lifestyle in an agreeable climate - mild winters and warm summers. Bakersfield is conveniently located 2.5 hours (215 km) from Los Angeles and major California Attractions -- Disneyland, Universal Studios, and world renown art exhibits. Beaches and major snow skiing resorts are also 2 to 3 hours from the city.
The Intensive English Language Center (IELC), located on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield, offers an intensive American language program designed to prepare students for successful academic study in the United States. The non-credit program offers courses to improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills (including pronunciation) of students for academic and everyday living purposes. In addition, classes are offered in American culture, study skills and TOEFL/GMAT preparation, along with a wide variety of other interesting courses.
Homestay programs are available for students who want to live with an American family. The family setting provides a great opportunity for students to learn about American traditions and customs, while encouraging students to practice informal English with native speakers. Dormitory housing is also available on the university campus. Although...read all