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The University of California, Los Angeles is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 11,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.
UCLA is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools.
The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. UCLA is consistently ranked high in other college and university rankings. The university ranks 3rd nationally in The Washington Monthly, 12th in Newsweek's Top 100 Global universities ranking in 2007, and 13th in the world (11th in North America) by Top 500 World Universities, an annual list published by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. In 2009, Forbes rated it 78th of America's Best Colleges.
English for Everyday Conversation. This course is for intermediate and high-intermediate English-language learners wanting to improve their conversation skills, learn new idiomatic expressions, and sharpen their pronunciation. Discussions are an important part of each class, crosscultural issues are addressed, and contemporary films are viewed to enhance students' understanding of American slang. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Course materials are available both in class and via Internet. Tuition: $495
Advanced English as a Second Language (Blended). Placement exam required. This 50-hour, four-unit blended course provides instruction designed to refine students' ability to function in an academic environment. The course focuses on reading and writing academic English, including recognition and production of various types of discourse as well as research skills. Grammar and vocabulary are studied in the context of these activities. Listening instruction focuses on improving lecture comprehension and note-taking skills. The speaking component consists of students making oral presentations on topics related to the readings. Tuition: $525