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***We will discontinue all of our English programs at the end of Winter 2019 term. We do not accept new applications at this time.***


Welcome to The Language Institute. The Language Institute offers ESL, TOEFL Preparation, English conversation and many other programs in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale California. At TLI you will find a friendly and supportive environment both in and out of the classroom, which ensures that your experience in the United States is a complete learning success. We consider ourselves a family whose members come from all over the world.


TLI is an educational institution open to all adults who can benefit from our language training programs and extended services. We treat every student as an individual, helping them meet their own unique needs and goals. We are dedicated to offering a learning experience that goes beyond the classroom.

The Language Institute reliably promotes effective post-secondary English training programs that provide non-native English speakers with the high quality, up-to-date ESL and EAP curricula. TLI maintains student satisfaction in a caring academic environment where student diversity is nurtured and local cultural participation is encouraged. Additionally, TLI pledges honest financial administration and vigilant self-regulation in accordance with the highest standards.


Since 1989 TLI has been committed to helping international students achieve their educational goals in the United States. We provide students with the best English training and academic programs possible.

TLI has carefully designed and developed our Intensive English and Test Preparation programs to help non-native English speakers successfully learn and improve the language skills required for both academic and personal purposes. 


TLI is conveniently located in the vibrant Lake Shopping District of beautiful Pasadena, California, surrounded by outdoor cafés, cinemas, bookstores and world class shopping. Situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains Pasadena is only 20 minutes from Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, and 30 minutes from LA’s famous beaches. 


All of our training programs are conducted in well-maintained classrooms, which are carefully arranged in a way that is very useful for interactive learning. Two communal reception areas and a break room with a microwave and refrigerator offer students a relaxing environment outside of the classrooms. Additionally a computer lab with free Internet access is available to all students.

Staff and Teachers
TLI staff and teachers work together to provide the best educational programs and academic counseling possible. Our teachers are friendly, well-qualified and experienced native English speakers, who fully understand the needs of international students. The quality and dedication of our teachers is clearly reflected in our long history of student transfers to many of the best universities in Southern California. Our staff works hard to make sure that your time at TLI will be a language learning success as well as a cultural experience you won’t soon forget. 



The Language Institute is a private institution approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under the California Education Code (CEC) to operate as a private postsecondary educational institution in California. This approval means that our school complies with the minimum standards contained in the CEC and Title 5, California Code of Regulations (CCR) on the basis of our written application to the state. The Bureau requires that our school maintain the most recent Annual Report on our website. Please click here to view the report.

The Language Institute is accredited by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training. (ACCET Complaint Procedure)

The Language Institute is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.




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