Executive Director’s Corner

barbara-bassGreetings from San Diego State University’s American Language Institute!

The calendar may say November, but here in San Diego the weather is more summerlike with warm and sunny days!

We have just completed our last enrollments for the Fall session and are accepting applications for new students applying to all ALI programs through Fall 2017.  We are also delighted to announce the return of the Social Entrepreneurship (SE) program.  The SE motto is “Business for a Better World,” and students completing this certificate course will have acquired the language skills needed to create a business that will positively impact society, something we are very proud of.

All of our partners should have received an email announcing the new ALI catalog, which can be found on our website.  You may request that copies be mailed to you by going to this link.

Some of you were visited by our recruiting team who have been traveling the globe for the last three months.  Fall travel destinations included Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam!  We enjoy these visits with you and want to remind you that all of us at the ALI are just a phone call or email away if you have questions or need assistance.

The demand for youth summer programs was mentioned wherever we went, and we are excited to announce that we listened to you!  You can find details about the SDSU Youth Adventure Program for Summer 2017 in this newsletter.

The entire staff at the ALI are committed to giving our students the best experience possible!  We look forward to continuing to work with you.

Reminders to Our Partners

  • The ALI office will be closed November 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • If you do not know your agency code number you may inquire with Jane McClintock, our agent relations specialist at jmcclint@mail.sdsu.edu. If you change your address or other contact information, please let Jane know.
  • To contact any ALI staff member directly visit us at ali.sdsu.edu/contact.
  • If you have any questions regarding accounting issues, please email us at aliaccounting@mail.sdsu.edu.
  • The ALI office will be closed on Tuesday, January 2nd for the New Years holiday.
  • Starting January 3, 2017 the ALI office is open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.


Barbara Bass
Executive Director
American Language Institute