POLY Languages Institute, Inc. (POLY) has assisted tens of thousands of students from all over the world in their pursuit of the language proficiency needed to reach their educational and career goals, or simply for their own self-improvement. As a result of our dedication and commitment to better educate and serve our students, we can confidently assure our students that we are one of the best educational institutes around. POLY, founded in 1970, opened its first center in Pasadena, CA and later added two additional centers in Los Angeles, CA and Irvine, CA. Each center is about 5,000 square feet in size and has about 100 students enrolled per term. At least 7 classrooms and a computer lab are designated to serve our students’ learning needs.
The mission of POLY Languages Institute is to provide a fulfilling education to serious students and to create a positive learning environment. We are committed to providing excellent education and rendering great student services.
Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students
A private institution accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the
period December 2014 through December 2018 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language
Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting
agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this
accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.665.3400,
A private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
“Approved to operate” means that the Bureau has determined and certified that an institution is in compliance
with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. For further
information, please contact BPPE, 2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Ste. 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, P.O. Box 980818 West
Sacramento, CA, www.bppe.ca.gov.
A Member of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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Staff and Faculty
POLY staff members are committed to providing quality education and satisfying services to our students. Our staff will maintain the highest standards in an effort to create an environment conducive to learning and assist you by providing services such as arranging accommodations, assistance in acquiring health insurance, setting up a bank account, obtaining a bus pass and more. The goal of our administrative staff is to advise and assist you in your pursuit of higher education, transferring 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.
POLY teaching faculty members hold at least a bachelor’s degree and TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) or other equivalent certificates. Our faculty members are committed to receiving ongoing training and endeavoring to fine-tune and improve their teaching approach. Additionally, they will listen closely to their students by reviewing the surveys done by their students. POLY conducts student surveys so that our teaching faculty may better understand students’ expectations and needs. The goal of our teaching faculty is to offer the most effective and efficient instruction to improve students’ learning curve. The measure of POLY teachers’ success is your academic achievements.
Who should Apply
We believe that students’ educational goals can be best achieved if the three parties (the teachers, the student’s classmates, and the students) all approach educational objectives earnestly. The teachers must be dedicated, the classmates must be encouraging and motivating, and the students must endeavor to do their best.
We have dedicated teachers and committed students who are serious about learning. If you wish to apply to POLY, you have to be committed as well. Oftentimes, schools have students with different goals in the same class. We cannot promise you that we can satisfy and cater to all students the best way unless the three parties all have the same goal in mind.
If you plan to study casually, this school is not the right choice for you. Our curriculum is demanding and is designed for students who share our philosophy. You must be focused on improving language proficiency and achieving your educational goals. We want to be remembered by you as the best place to study for your success.