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  • Spring 2019 Newsletter #2 February 25, 2019

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    The semester is almost half way over, and we have more sunshine now with spring approaching. Soon, the days will get longer with Daylight Saving Time starting on Sunday, March 10!

    Please read the second program newsletter of the semester. With SDSU application deadlines fast approaching, Spring is a busy time for everyone getting ready to begin university in Fall. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions to the ALI academic advisors if you need help. We are here to help you.

  • Spring 2019 Newsletter #1 January 28, 2019

    Dear Student,

    I hope you are enjoying the sunshine in this rainy season.

    You should have received a copy of the program newsletter last week. Here is an electronic version of the same newsletter. It contains a lot of important information about the EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s program and beyond. Please be sure to read it carefully and ask questions if you need clarifications. I am happy to assist you, and so are our academic advisors!  — Mariko Poupard (Program Director)



  • Fall Semester Newsletter #2 October 11, 2018

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    Are you enjoying the cooler weather?

    It’s three weeks till Halloween, which is an interesting day of costumes, scary movies, candy, and more! Check out the latest program newsletter to find out what ALI has for you to get a taste of Halloween in the U.S.!

    If you have questions about the information in the newsletter, please contact Mariko or visit the ALI Office.



  • Spring 2019 Registration – NOW OPEN! September 6, 2018

    EAP GroupAre you thinking about studying at ALI in Spring 2019? You can now register to continue with us online!

    • Register to Continue in Spring 2019: https://aliapply.sdsu.edu/Pages/ALI/Application.aspx
    • Spring 2019 Tuition for EAP: $6,350
    • Spring 2019 Tuition for Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s: $6,530
    • Return Date for Spring 2019 (EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s): Thursday, January 10, 2019


    If you have any questions about continuing at ALI, please visit the ALI Office. Program directors would be happy to assist you. Please also take a look at the first program newsletter of the semester for important program information.





  • Welcome Fall 2018 Students! August 23, 2018

    EAP GroupWelcome to all EAP students!

    I hope you are as excited as I am to begin the new semester. I am writing to remind you about a few things. Please take a look:

    1. SDSU classes begin Monday, August 27th. SDSU has 35,000+ students, as well as many staff and faculty, so you can imagine how crowded campus will be. This means streets and parking around SDSU will be very crowded starting next week. Please leave your house earlier than usual to get to your ALI classes on time.
    2. The last day of EAP Fall 2018 is Thursday, December 13, 2018. Please be sure to stay until the end of the semester to avoid any academic or immigration troubles. If you are continuing in EAP in Spring 2019, the first day to be back for the new semester is Thursday, January 10, 2019.


    Please let me know if you need assistance as you settle into your new classes. My office hours are M-Th 12:15-1:30 pm and F 8:30-9:20 am. I look forward to serving you this semester.

    Mariko (Director, English for Academic Purposes; Email: mtaki@sdsu.edu)


  • EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Program Newsletter #2 April 10, 2018

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    We are almost at the end of the semester! Please take a look at the final newsletter of Spring to learn about important events and rules regarding the end of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact Mariko at mtaki@sdsu.edu.

    April is National Poetry Month. We have 4 student poems in this newsletter! Please look for them on pages 2-3. Congratulations to all the students who submitted their work!



  • Summer 2018 Registration – Now Open! February 15, 2018

    SDSU ArchesDear EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    I hope the semester is going well for you. I know that many of you have been sick. If you get sick, please see a doctor at the health clinic on campus (right across the street from the ALI) so that you may get the proper care and recover quicker. You can request a same-day appointment at the clinic by calling 619-594-4325.

    I also wanted to inform you that you can now log onto our website to register for the Summer 2018 semester at ALI! If you’d to continue to study with us this summer, please visit https://ali.sdsu.edu/apply-online. I recommend that you review the important dates below as you plan your summer.

    • Deadline to register to continue in Summer: Friday, April 20th
    • Deadline to pay your Summer tuition: Friday, April 27th
    • Last day of Spring 2018: Thursday, May 3rd
    • First day of Summer 2018: Monday, May 21st

    Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to having you again in Summer!



  • EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Program Newsletter #1 January 18, 2018

    Dear Student,

    The first newsletter of the semester is here! You should have received a copy of this newsletter in your class this week. It has a lot of important information, such as the student calendar, information session dates, Fall 2018 SDSU application, ALI attendance rules, and how to move up in general level.

    Please take a moment to read the newsletter. If you have any questions, please ask me any time! -Mariko



  • ALI Extra Help Services January 16, 2018

    EAP StudentsDear EAP Students,

    I hope your semester is off to a great start!

    I wanted to let you know that the ALI offers free extra help services for grammar, pronunciation, homework, and math. Please see the schedule below. They are available to students in any program at ALI, including EAP. Please take advantage of the resources we have by visiting them; we have a teacher, ready to help you, in every service we offer. I hope these services will make your experience in EAP more enriching and beneficial. Happy studying!



  • Spring 2018 Continuing Registration Reminders October 30, 2017

    Hepner HallDear EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    Let’s start planning for Spring. To continue studying with us at the ALI for our spring 2018 semester, please review the following information:

    You can register to continue with the ALI.

    • Deadline to register for spring 2018 at ALI (any program): Monday, Nov. 20
    • Deadline to pay for spring 2018: Monday, Dec. 4
    • Last day of fall 2017: Thursday, Dec. 14
    • First day of spring 2018 for EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students: Monday, Jan. 8. 2018

    Please note that all program change requests (e.g. change from EAP to Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s) must be completed by Nov. 20. Late requests are not possible. Please also note that if you do not pay the tuition and fees for Spring by December 4th, you will be charged the $250 late fee. 

    If your plans change and you cannot continue in Spring even though you’ve registered, you must cancel your registration by completing the withdrawal form in the ALI Office by December 4th. If you cancel after December 4th, there will be a fee. If you do not cancel your registration before the Spring semester begins, you can be dismissed from the ALI.

    Please contact Johanna (jgleason@sdsu.edu) or Frank (fherrera@sdsu.edu) if you have any questions about the EAP or Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s program as you consider continuing at the ALI. We are happy to help you and look forward to having you join us again in Spring!