Active Communication in English (ACE)

Enjoy university campus life and improve your English skills in vibrant Silicon Valley.



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QuoteI really appreciate my teachers. They are knowledgeable and patient, so I had no fear to talk.

ACE gave me a chance to communicate with other native speakers.Quote
Carolyn from Taiwan
2015 ACE Student

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QuoteI think everything with my English has improved!

Now I have friends from other countries like Japan, Taiwan, China, Italy, Vietnam.Quote
Jin from Korea
2014 ACE Student

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Program Overview:

  • Increase your fluency in English through a fun 5-week program (June 26-July 28).
  • 16 hours of classroom instruction per week plus field trips every Friday.
  • Weekly trips allow students to immerse themselves in American culture and practice English.
  • Learn with students around the world!
  • Courses may include American Film and the Arts, California History and Culture: Focus on Silicon Valley, Hot Topics: Discussion and Debate, and Listening and Speaking with Confidence. 
  • Optional weekly sports games of soccer, badminton, volleyball, or Frisbee in the late afternoon.
  • Students with passing grades receive a "Certificate of Completion" at the end of their term.
  • On-Campus Summer Conference housing is available. To find out the rates and how to apply for Summer Conference housing at SJSU during the ACE Program please email us at


Students at Santa Cruz Beach


Weekly Excursions

  • Fun excursions through the Bay Area on Fridays.
  • Planned trips to San Francisco, Pier 39, Stanford, Great America and the Intel Museum.

Sample Class Schedule (PDF)

Students in forest


Applicant must be 18 years of age or older to apply for our program. There are two ways to apply, as a group and as an individual. If you are applying as a group, please email for more instructions.

All groups will be processed for F-1 Visas. Individual applicants may be F-1 visa holders or in a visa category that allows study. Please email if you have any questions about this.

More Admission Details

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If you have any questions, please email