Who should take this course?
This program will help you improve your fluency and conversational ability in English. You will participate in organized recreational and social activities while you learn. For a more intensive conversation program, try our Conversation Plus Program. All levels of English proficiency.
Other Requirements to be submitted 30 days before the published program start-date:
TB Assessment Form (sent at the time UC San Diego Extension International Programs sends acceptance materials)
Medical Insurance Verification form (if student chooses to use their own medical insurance and not UC San Diego Medical Insurance) For the minimum coverage requirements click here
2013 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):
January 7 - February 1
Monday - Friday
10 hours per week plus additional field trip time (Note: This is a part-time ESL program and therefore does not meet the requirements for the F-1 student visa.)
Schedule varies depending on English level
What this course includes:
At the beginning levels, practical topics are used as the basis for discussion, such as how to order in an American restaurant, how to rent a car (or surfboard!), and how to use the telephone. You will learn how to perform important language functions, such as how to ask for and give information and directions.
At higher levels, the program deals with more complex issues, including current events and American culture. News programs, music, and films are used in addition to English-language teaching materials. The emphasis at the advanced level is on fluency and accuracy.
Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Additional Books and Materials: Approximately $175
(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
International Student Services Fee: $140