Congo American Language Institute (CALI)

The Congo American Language Center (CALI), one of U.S. Embassy Kinshasa’s English Language Programs, has moved locations! All CALI classes will now be held at  106, Boulevard du 30 Juin, Gombe, Kinshasa, réf. Institut Geographique de Kinshasa, Rond-point Mandela, Kinshasa, Gombe.

Registration for the first CALI session of 2021 is now open! See details below and make online reservation at

  • First CALI Session:  18 January to 26 March
  • Second CALI Session:  12 April to 18 June
  • Third CALI Session: 19 July to 24 September
  • Fourth CALI Session: 11 October to 17 December

About CALI

CALI is an English Language Program of the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 1962, CALI has provided quality English instruction to government officials, students preparing for studies abroad, and other professionals in the city of Kinshasa.

CALI offers a seven-levels program of English instruction: beginner to advanced classes.  Students graduate from CALI after successful completion of level 6. CALI offers four sessions of intensive courses per year. Intensive courses meet five times a week, 10 hours a week for a total of 100 hours. Each session of intensive courses cost $255 USD, including books and a CD.

For students who have completed or test out of level 6 (advanced English speakers), CALI offers the following courses:

  • Business English
  • Advanced Conversation
  • TOEFL Preparation

The TOEFL Preparation Class meets 5 days a week for a total of 100 hours of instruction; its cost is $230.00. The other advanced courses mentioned above meet twice a week for a total of 50 hours per session and cost $120.00.

In addition to courses on-site, CALI also offers courses to businesses on their own premises. Presently, CALI provides both on and off-site courses for several local and international companies, government agencies, the United Nations and NGO’s.

CALI serves as an important bridge between the cultures of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States. The institute has an average of 1,300 students per session, and several high-ranking government officials and businessmen are graduates of CALI.

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