IELC International

IELC International

The Intensive English Language Center (IELC) program is located on the CSU Bakersfield campus and offers an Intensive English courses designed to prepare students for successful academic study in the United States.

The program provides six 8-week sessions throughout the year. Our students receive 23 hours of instruction per week to in Academic English Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and TOEFL.

Outside the classroom, our students join free (or discounted) monthly activities to various local and Southern California destinations (i.e. museums, businesses, festivals, and amusement parks). Every day, our students also participate in various student organizations, athletic/sports clubs, volunteer opportunities, and campus events.

In addition, the IELC homestay program and campus dormitory provide a safe and comfortable place to live and study.

At IELC, our students are able increase their culture awareness along with their English proficiency in the safe, fun, and friendly community at CSU Bakersfield.

Conditional Admission

IELC prepares students for the transition to an Undergraduate Degree Program. After the successful completion of Level 6, our students can enroll in English 99 then English 110, Undergraduate Math courses and a large selection of Undergraduate Courses. After the completion of English 110 and the Math 95 or higher, the student will gain full admission to CSUB without the TOEFL or IELTS.

Alternatively, we assist our students in scheduling a TOEFL or IELTS test. Typically, our Level 6 students are able to score above the required 61 in TOEFL or 6.0 in IELTS to gain full Undergraduate Admission.

Short-Term English Culture Program

IELC offers one to six-week study tour programs for groups of ten or more students. Programs are customized to be more academically or culturally focused based on the objective of the group.


Students who have successfully completed their program are awarded a Certificate of Completion.


The IELC faculty are experienced teachers with Master's degrees and special training in teaching English as a Second Language.

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The IELC program was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. The program gives you the opportunity to meet with students from all around the world. You will have the chance to make friends in many countries. Close Quote
Ousama Abiaoui, Morocco

Intensive English Language Center
BDC 30
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311-1022  

Phone: (661) 654-2014
Fax: (661) 654-2447

Office Hours
Monday Through Friday 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm