Since 1995, A F International has been helping motivated non-native English speakers achieve the communicative competence necessary to meet academic, professional, social, and personal goals so that they can participate as successful members of the global community.
Our ESL Programs offer excellence in teaching, continuous development of curricula and student services.
A F International is an active and responsible representative of the ESL community, the State of California, and the United States through its ethical, legal, and caring treatment of international students.
To advance this mission, A F International has established these institutional goals:
1. To employ qualified, talented staff and instructors who support the use of independent learning strategies;
2. To utilize the most appropriate educational tools and methodologies;
3. To encourage a positive and realistic concept of self and others in our multicultural society;
4. To provide an atmosphere for positive experiences with people of other cultures that encourages a global worldview.
Friendliness, courteousness, that feeling of being in a safe, nurturing environment is what our students appreciate when it comes to dealing with all members of our staff.
We at AFI are committed to providing quality education and satisfying services to our students and this translates into assisting our students in a multitude of things, from arranging accommodations, acquiring health insurance, setting up a bank account, to obtaining a bus pass, helping find just the right shopping mall and much more.
The goal of our administrative staff is to advise and assist you in your pursuit of higher education, transferring out to a college or a university, and other services needed so that you can better focus on your studies.
If you have any questions, concerns or are in need of any assistance, please come and talk to one of our staff members. They will be happy to help you.
Our teachers hold a Bachelor or Arts, or higher, degree and a TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) or other equivalent certificates.Our faculty members are committed to receive on-going training and improve their teaching approach.
Every few weeks, AFI conducts student surveys regarding our ESL program and our teachers. We carefully review the student surveys and comments and incorporate their valuable suggestions. Our students' expectations and needs greatly aid in the on-going improvement of our program.
The common goal of our teaching faculty is
to provide academic opportunities for each student to achieve success in communicative and literary comprehension in English;
to provide resources to attract more students from around the world to study English and continue to provide services to ensure the viability of this institution;
to strive to continue to improve student performance through student involvement in classroom activities
to offer instruction that is the most effective and efficient way to improve students' learning curve.
The many hundreds of ESL graduates who have come to study with us since 1995, are a testimony to the success of our faculty.