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English Language Programs

The following programs are held at the International Center and are open to ESL learners at U.Va. and in the local community.

Summer Conversation Group

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12 PM, June 9 - July 21

No fee or registration required. Participants gather informally for conversation. The group leaders creates discussion topics and activities to help participants practice speaking English. This is an opportunity to make friends, improve English skills, and share cultures.

 

Book Discussion Group

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM—12 PM

No fee or registration required. Participants read and discuss one book over the course of the semester. This is an informal opportunity to improve English reading skills and your understanding of the English language. The group is led by volunteers.

Fall 2015: September 1 - December 8

Spring 2016: January 26 - May 3 (no group on 3/8)

English Conversation Group

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

No fee or registration required. Participants gather informally for conversation. The group leaders creates discussion topics and activities to help participants practice speaking English. This is an opportunity to make friends, improve English skills, and share cultures. 

Fall 2015: September 1 - December 8

Spring 2016: January 26 - May 3 (no group on 3/8)

Multiskills English Class

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00–11:00 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm (students select one section)

Registration and fee are required. This class focuses on the areas of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to reinforce listening, speaking, and reading for the intermediate to advanced student. Non-credit course fee for 40 hours of instruction is $200.

Fall 2015: September 16 - November 30 (no class on 9/23 and 11/25)

Spring 2016: February 1 - April 13 (no class on 3/7 and 3/9)

Advanced Oral Communication Class

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Registration and fee are required. This class is designed to help students speak fluently and accurately. Students will learn idioms and review parts of speech through interactive tasks such as role-play, debate, and discussion. There is weekly written homework. Non-credit course fee for 20 hours of instruction is $150.

Fall 2015: September 17 - November 19

Spring 2016: February 1 - April 14 (no class on 3/10)


The University reserves the right to make changes to future course fees and cancel classes without sufficient enrollment.

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The following local English programs are provided for your information.  They do not indicate an endorsement by the International Center and may not apply to your situation.

U.Va.’s Center for American English Language and Culture – classes and language consultants

Albemarle County Adult Education - classes


Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center - classes and conversation groups

 

Piedmont Virginia Community College - classes

 

Speak! Language Center - individual lessons

 

Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle - tutors