The Applied Language Institute (ALI) is the English-for-Speakers-of-Other-Languages (ESOL) program for the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

It’s a language program that feels like family and shows you the real heart of America! Whether your studies are for personal, academic or professional purposes, classes are designed for success in English fluency and for your cultural enrichment. Please explore our website and discover how the ALI is the perfect fit for you.

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