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English Language Program

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Whatever your academic English level, we want to meet you where you are. Biola’s English Language Program focuses on preparing students for success in their academic goals through an immersive learning experience designed to provide the highest levels of individualized support. Through sequential courses at foundational, intermediate and advanced levels, you’ll advance your English skills and become better prepared to succeed in your education, career or ministry.

We’re also interested in more than your academic success. Biola is listed as one of the “Top Universities for International Students in the Nation” (U.S. News & World Report) — a testament to our commitment to ensuring that your transition is smooth and your experience is valuable. To determine which track may be best for you, explore an overview of our programs and get all the key information you need.

Why Join Biola’s English Language Program?

The English Language Program at Biola offers you several key advantages, including:

  • Language Learning
    Advance your proficiency in English reading, writing, listening and speaking through expert instruction and specially designed programs.

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  • Cultural Immersion
    Experience the best of Southern California and interact with English speakers — all while engaging in a diverse university community that includes over 600 global students from more than 40 different countries.

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  • Christian Education
    Deepen your faith through biblical integration, Christian community and opportunities for spiritual development.

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  • Supportive and Knowledgeable Instructors
    Interact with experienced and supportive faculty, teaching assistants and tutors who are committed to your academic success and personal growth.

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