University of Missouri-Kansas City The Applied Language Institute
UMKC is a state-supported Level I research institution in a park-like setting.
Welcome to UMKC’s Applied Language Institute – a program that feels like family and shows you the real heart of America.
Our most important goal is helping students to reach their goals.
Whether you want to learn English to enter an American University . . . Or for personal or professional reasons . . .
You will find just what you want at the Applied Language Institute in Kansas City – a friendly and affordable city in the heart of America.
All of our teachers have Master’s Degrees and have lived, studied or taught abroad.
Benefits for ALI Students • A partial scholarship and tuition waiver is provided for all students admitted to the Applied Language Institute (ALI) • Academic scholarships for ALI graduates allow students to pay resident tuition for academic study at UMKC • The ALI is a fully-accredited department of the University • ALI classes count towards graduation. Earn credits towards graduation while you learn English • Many academic classes are offered through the Applied Language Institute
More Benefits . . . • All ALI grades will impact students’ overall GPA at UMKC • No TOEFL requirement for ALI graduates who wish to continue their academic careers at UMKC • ESL and academic enrollment available for advanced students • The ALI provides assistance with the application process • Conditional Admission to academic programs available • Monthly payment plan for tuition and housing available
Up to 26 hours per week of instruction during regular semesters
Typical schedule for an ALI student during the Fall or Spring semesters
Up to 30 hours per week of instruction during the summer semester
Typical schedule for an ALI student during the Summer Semester
Each student takes a placement test to determine his/her correct level of instruction • Basic: Zero level; true beginner • Level I: High beginner • Level II: Low intermediate • Level III: High intermediate • Level IV: Low advanced. Upon completion of Level IV courses, students should be ready for academic work at the undergraduate level. • Level V: Mid-advanced. Upon completion of Level V courses, students should be ready for academic work at the graduate level.
Every student admitted to the Applied Language Institute receives a partial scholarship to help with costs. Our ESL program is one of the most affordable available.
Housing Costs Homestay with an American family: $600 per month, including breakfast and dinner. Dormitories and apartments are available on campus for about $800 to $1000 per month including meals.
Campus housing includes dormitories . . . Johnson Hall & Oak Street Hall Rates - Annual Rates 4-Person Double Suite $5,875 Meal Plan 1 - 15 meals per week/$250 flex cash $8,516Meal Plan 2 - 12 meals per week/$350 flex cash $8,403Meal Plan 3 - 360 Meals per year/ $350 flex cash $8,502Meal Plan 4 - 32 Meals per year/ $400 flex cash $8,502Meal Plan 5 - 280 Meals per year/ $600 flex cash NEW $8,705 Single Room (Private Bath) $7,435 Meal Plan 1 - 15 meals per week/$250 flex cash $10,076Meal Plan 2 - 12 meals per week/$350 flex cash $9,963Meal Plan 3 - 360 Meals per year/ $350 flex cash $10,062Meal Plan 4 - 320 Meals per year/ $400 flex cash $10,062Meal Plan 5 - 280 Meals per year/ $600 flex cash NEW $10,265 Single Suite (Shared Bath) $7,272 Meal Plan 1 - 15 meals per week/$250 flex cash $9,913Meal Plan 2 - 12 meals per week/$350 flex cash $9,800Meal Plan 3 - 360 Meals per year/ $350 flex cash $9,899Meal Plan 4 - 320 Meals per year/ $400 flex cash $9,899Meal Plan 5 - 280 Meals per year/ $600 flex cash NEW $10,102
And Apartments! Oak Place Apartment Rates Rates are per person — 12-month lease All apartments are fully furnished. Rates include all utilities, Internet and cable. Rates do not include a meal plan. Oak Place 1 Bedroom Apartment $10,788 (or $899/month) Oak Place 2 Bedroom Apartment $9,300 (or $775/month) Oak Place 4 Bedroom Apartment $7,188 (or $599/month per person for a 12-month lease) $6,690 (or $669/month for a 10-month lease - limited amount available)
RESIDENT MEAL PLAN OPTIONSStudents living in Oak or Johnson Residence Halls must choose one of the plans shown:
Homestay STUDENT UNIVERSITY MEAL PLAN OPTIONS All Voluntary Points and Commuter Student Meal Plans may be purchased by visiting the One Card Office on the second floor of the University Center OR by calling the One Card Office at: 816.235.6657. Homestay students may also elect to purchase a meal plan and eat lunch at one of the campus dining facilities. Voluntary PointsCommuter students may purchase all Voluntary Points for use in any dining location on campus. It requires a minimum of $50.00 + tax to begin a declining balance account. This option can be purchased at the One Card Office, located across the hall from the Information Desk on the second floor of the University Center. It includes an automatic 10% upgrade on the amount you purchase (For example: Buy $100 in declining balance and receive $110!).
In addition to the cafeteria, the following food options are available at the Student Union. Students can also purchase bagels, smoothies and sandwiches at several campus locations.
What to look for in an ESL program: • Department of the University • Accredited by the University • Provides all levels of Instruction • Provides credit towards graduation • Grades impact GPA • Allows academic admission without TOEFL • Provides on-campus housing and/or homestays • Activities included • Cost effective • Offers payment plan • Airport pickup at no charge
What to look for in a University: • Accreditation • Number of international students • Offers an ESL program • Provides housing • Sponsors international student organizations • Services such as cafeteria and campus transportation • Reasonable cost • Payment plan • Activities • Facilities • Gym • Theater • Auditoriums • Computer access • Athletics • Location and transportation systems