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 less intensive conversation program, try our Conversation 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
20 hours per week
Schedule varies depending on English level
What this course includes:
Conversation Plus emphasizes the study of American culture and lifestyle while you improve your fluency in English. Classes include daily practice in speaking, listening, and reading with limited time spent on grammar. For 4 hours each week, all students interact with native English speakers (mostly UC San Diego students) who are trained Conversation Leaders. Students also meet and interact with invited guest speakers. Guest speakers in the past have included a journalist, a border patrol officer, a lawyer, and a professional baseball player. Field trips are integrated into the language-learning curriculum.
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