The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a nonprofit language school which offers affordable ESL and test preparation courses throughout the Bay Area. With over 20 years of experience, IIC has helped countless students reach their professional and academic goals. IIC offers a variety of programs in English as a Second Language (ESL), Business English and we also help students preparing for the TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT exams.

IIC is accredited by CEA and upholds its standards of excellence in English Language teaching and administration. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency specializing in the accreditation of English Language programs.

Why study at IIC?

  • Certified and experienced instructors
  • Friendly staff
  • Diverse student population
  • Lowest prices in the city (with a high quality program!)
  • Flexible 2 and 4 day schedules
  • Convenient Locations in San Francisco and the East Bay

Mission Statement

The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a non-profit institution incorporated with the mission of “providing post-secondary students with affordable, quality non-degree extension study programs through establishment of formal curricula and regular faculty.” More specifically, these educational programs are designed to fulfill our students’ varied learning needs, and to empower them with the necessary skills to understand and communicate with people from different cultures.