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Cal Poly English Language Institute

Custom Short-Term Programs

We at CPELI love our short-term programs!

For more than 25 years, CPELI has collaborated with universities abroad, other educational organizations, and with companies to develop and deliver customized short-term programs. These programs are designed to combine the best in English language development with academic or professionally focused content across a wide array of disciplines.

Each program is customized to fit the learning needs and interests of the participants, using the resources available at Cal Poly Pomona, a comprehensive university uniquely situated close to all that Southern California has to offer.

Program size may range from small groups of six to eight students to any number -- and for the length of time best suited to meet achievable academic and experiential goals. International short-term program participants may attend with B-1, F-1, or J-1 visas, depending on program specifics.

To send a short-term group to CPELI, you will work with the Program Manager. Beginning with program requirements from the sending institution, and incorporating ideas and opportunities we can offer, our Program Manager will work with you to design an interesting, immersive, impactful program that meets your institution’s timeframe, budget and academic requirements.

Information needed to get started:

  • Program dates
  • Number of participants
  • Academic and experiential goals

Get in touch with us by sending an email to cpeli@cpp.edu.

Short term programs often feature:

  • Volunteer work opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Curriculum supportive excursions, such as the Science Center, observation site visits for hospitality management, etc.
  • Lectures by Cal Poly Pomona faculty
  • Explore world-famous Southern California attractions such as Disneyland, Hollywood, and Santa Monica and Venice Beaches
  • On-Campus housing in residence halls or student apartments, or at Cal Poly Pomona’s campus hotel

  • English Language Teacher Development
  • English for Engineering majors
  • English for the Aviation Hospitality professionals
  • English for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • English Language and American Culture
  • English for Specific Purpose (you tell us your area of interest)

Winter 2022 Online American Language and Culture Program

The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is specially designed for international students who are interested in improving their English proficiency and experiencing authentic American culture. This online program links classroom learning with fun activities. The participating students will not only enhance their English-language skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading, but also gain a deeper understanding of the many aspects that contribute to American culture.

Program Features:

  • Professional, experienced and engaging American instructors
  • Carefully designed lectures with a focus on improving the participants’ English listening, speaking, writing, reading skills and knowledge of American culture
  • Interactive activities (social mixer, ice-breaker, group discussion, panel discussion, etc.)
  • Peer meetings with American university students
  • Final presentations from participating students
  • Welcome and graduation ceremonies
  • Program assistants who are ready to provide assistance throughout the experience

Program Dates:

January 24 to February 11, 2022 (No classes from January 29 to February 6, 2022)

Program Fee:

$590/person

Application Deadline:

January 7, 2022

Program Schedule

Week One

Time

Monday

(1/24/22)

Tuesday

(1/25/22)

Wednesday

(1/26/22)

Thursday

(1/27/22) 

Friday

(1/28/22) 

09:00AM -11:00AM

Welcome Ceremony

CPP Introduction

Program Orientation

American Culture

(History)

 

 

Interactive Activities with

American University Students 

(Ice-Breaking)

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Writing

11:00AM -11:30AM

Virtual Tour of Cal Poly Pomona

Virtual Tour of White House

and Capitol Hill

Virtual Tour of Griffith Observatory

Virtual Tour of Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Westwood and Pasadena

 

Week Two

Time

Monday

(2/7/22)

Tuesday

(2/8/22)

Wednesday

(2/9/22)

Thursday

(2/10/22)

Friday

(2/11/22)

09:00AM -11:00AM

American Culture

(Government and Law)

Reading and Writing

American Culture

(Food/International Etiquette)

 

 

Interactive Activities with

American University Students 

 

Final Presentation by Students

11:00AM -11:30AM

Virtual Observation of Court Trial 

Virtual Tour of

Huntington Library and Gardens

Virtual Experience of Food Culture

in Southern California

Graduation Ceremony

 

 Get in touch with us by sending an email to cpeli@cpp.edu