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The Applied Language Institute

1-Semester English & 1-Semester Academics

Students must have at least a score of 45 on the TOEFL or 5.0 on the IELTS to qualify. Students may take 1 or 2 semesters of academics with a score of at least a 61 on the TOEFL or 6.0 on the IELTS.

ALI English Semester (25 hours of instruction per week)

Tuition* (after scholarship) Homestay (per semester) Lunch (approximate per semester) ALI Books (approximate) Health Insurance (per semester) International Fee (per semester) Total ALI Cost
$4,023 $3,200 $800 $200 $695 $80 $8,998

* Tuition and housing can be paid monthly.

ALI Courses Include:

  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Reading & Vocabulary
  • Listening & Speaking
  • TOEFL/IELTS Preparation
  • U.S. Culture

All ALI Faculty...

  • Have taught and/or lived abroad
  • Are up to date in teaching methods & technology
  • Are educated in Teaching English as a Second Language

Academic Semester (12 credit hours)

Tuition* (after scholarship) Homestay (per semester) Lunch (approximate per semester) Books (by discipline) Health Insurance (per semester)* International Fee (per semester) Total Academics Cost
$4,023 $3,200 $800 Varies $695 $80 $8,798 + books

* Estimated costs after scholarship. Tuition and housing can be paid monthly.
Additional cost per semester for Business ($720) and Engineering & Computer Science ($960).
Campus also offers dormitories, depending on availability. Price varies according to dorm and meal plan.
Purchase of health insurance through UMKC is required.

Choose from these Arts and Sciences Disciplines:

  • Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
  • Art and Art History
  • Chemistry
  • Communications Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Foreign Language and Literature
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Or these Business Disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Or these Engineering & Computer Science Disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Students at a Picnic

ALI at a glance

ALI students have all-day access to a state-of-the-art language laboratory.

Classes are small.

All levels of instruction

There is no TOEFL requirement for ALI classes.

Social and cultural activities are part of the program.

Features a fun and friendly atmosphere with fantastic teachers.

Includes preparation for TOEFL.

Contact Info

Applied Language Institute
5301 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816.235.1233
Fax: 816.235.5437
E-Mail: ali@umkc.edu
Hours: Monday – Friday,
8 am – 4 pm