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American English Institute

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Sessions list
Session Session Dates Application Deadline
Summer 2021 June 1 - July 23 April 2, 2021
Early Fall 2021 August 16 – October 8 June 18, 2021
Late Fall 2021 October 11 – December 3 August 13, 2021
Fall 2021 August 16 – December 3 June 18, 2021
Early Spring 2022 January 18 – March 11 November 19, 2021
Late Spring 2022 March 14 – May 13 January 14, 2022
Spring 2022 January 18 – May 13 November 19, 2021
Summer 2022 June 6 – July 29 April 8, 2022

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Excellence!

In the summer of 1972, the English Language and American Studies Program began at Fresno State for fifteen Japanese students from the International Language Services in Japan. Five years later, this program became the American English Institute (AEI) under the direction of Graham Thurgood from the Department of Linguistics. Over the years, over 6,500 students from nearly seventy-five countries have received quality English language instruction at the AEI.

AEI in other languages

Learn more about the American English Institute in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Class sizes are small, so students can interact closely with their peers, teachers, administrators, and academic advisors. Because of its excellent teachers and diverse classes, students leave AEI with well-rounded English language skills, equipped to meet the demands of the academic world and beyond.

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