The ALI offers a non-intensive English as a Second Language program for US residents and citizens during the summer semester. Keep reading to learn more!

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The US Resident summer ESL courses have a flexible schedule and low prices for US residents and citizens. 

  • Each class meets twice a week for a total of 3 hours a week.
  • Class days and times are determined by the instructor and students at their first meeting.
  • Classes are in-person on the UMKC Volker campus, but online learning is an option. 
  • Discounts are available for students who apply 2-4 months in advance (February - April).
  • Discounts are available to groups larger than 10 who apply together. 

*Classes require at least 5 students to run. Courses are not credit bearing, but students can transfer into the ALI Intensive English Program for the fall and spring semesters if interested.  

Courses and Costs
Course(s) 4 week cost 8 week cost
Reading & Writing

12 hours

$200 per student

24 hours

$350 per student

Speaking & Listening

12 hours

$200 per student

24 hours

$350 per student

Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening 

24 hours

$350 per student

48 hours

$650 per student

Interested in our US Resident Summer program? Want to know when to apply?

Application Deadlines