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About Us

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Students participating in a Football 101 class

The University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is an intensive English language program designed to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in academic programs in the United States or to further their professional careers. Since its beginning in 1992, the ALCP has helped hundreds of students improve their English language abilities.

The ALCP offers 18+ hours per week of instruction. We offer semester-long courses in the fall, spring and summer. The ALCP also provides short-term programs for groups of students or professionals. 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ALCP is temporarily offering online course delivery for students who are unable to travel to the U.S. but don’t want to delay their English studies.*

This includes online placement testing, beginning courses online for late arrivals, and full semester delivery for Fall 2020.

  • Placement testing will be conducted via Zoom.
  • Online courses will be a combination of recorded classroom sessions, interactions and assignments via the UI classroom management system, Bblearn, and some Zoom sessions with instructors. We can work with students in all time zones.
  • Passing online courses count the same as in-class courses for progressing through the ALCP and completing the language requirement for UI admissions for students who complete the ALCP Advanced level.
  • Technology to use Zoom and type in English is required as is a basic proficiency in English to understand the course instruction. Prospective students with no to very limited English are encouraged to study in-person for the best outcomes. ALCP faculty will determine if a student is a better candidate for in-person instruction at a later date.

For questions about the online option or to request placement testing for online courses, email

*The University of Idaho classes are operating in both face to face and hybrid models and will not be operating entirely online for Fall 2020 semester. Degree-seeking students in the U.S. will not take an entirely online course load for Fall 2020 semester and upon registration, the institution will verify that the student is taking the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree program.


International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859