Congo American Language Institute (CALI)

The Congo American Language Center (CALI), a valued partner of U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, has moved locations! CALI classes will now be held at  106, Boulevard du 30 Juin, Gombe, Kinshasa, réf. Institut Geographique de Kinshasa, Rond-point Mandela, Kinshasa, Gombe. CALI  also has a second location in Limite at 3, Avenue Saint Christophe, Limete FUNA (Ref: Bibliothèque Urbaine de Kinshasa).

Registration for CALI’s next session is now open! For more information, visit CALI’s website:


About CALI

CALI is an American English Language Program founded by 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.

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

In addition to courses on-site, CALI also offers courses to businesses on their own premises. CALI has provided both on and off-site courses for several local and international companies, government agencies, the United Nations, and NGOs.

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 businesspeople are graduates of CALI.

Please go to CALI’s website,, for more information on CALI.