Proof of English proficiency will not be required to participate in summer 2020 programs, however, students are still expected to have English proficiency levels equavalent to or greater than the test scores below: 

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 60 (revised PT) or 80 (iBT);
  • IELTS score of 6.5;
  • iTEP score of 5.0;
  • CAE minimum grade of B (CEFR C1); or
  • CPE minimum grade of C (CEFR C2)

English Language Courses

International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.

While intermediate language proficiency is required, there is no minimum score requirement.

The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays.

Communication Courses

These courses are open to all levels of English proficiency: 

COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

The ESL program helps students to enhance their academic and professional skills to improve job performance and prepare for university work. Student must have intermediate to advanced English language proficiency to enroll in these courses. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency

ESL 21: Pronunciation

ESL 22: Public Speaking

ESL 23: American Culture through Film

ESL 24: Preparation for American University

ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing

ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking

ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing

ESL 97A: Variable Topics in ESL

ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style

6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28

August 3 - September 11

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

JUNE 5: Full Payment Due if enrollment before 5PM, June 5

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due if enrolled June 5 (5PM) – June 19 (5PM)

JULY 3: Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 31: Full Payment Deadline: Session C only if enrolled June 19 (5PM) – July 31 (5PM)

JULY 31: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

AUGUST 14: Refund Deadline (Session C)

SEPTEMBER 11: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)

UCLA Summer Sessions Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.