Whether you want to continue to improve your English language skills, you want to learn a whole new language or you want to help others learn your language, UCLA and the Dashew Center have many resources to help you do any of that.
Dashew English Development Programs
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CIRCLE
English Language Circleis another way of connecting international students with native English speakers. Similar to our AC&C program, English Language Circle is led by a volunteer English native speaker who can answer any questions you may have about the language or grammar. The goal is to get you more confident in speaking English. You can also practice your skills with other non-native English speakers! Check the Dashew Center’s website for meeting times.
Language Exchange connects language learners together to improve their conversation skills and meet students from around the world. This program allows you to practice a new language and teach your own language in a casual, no-pressure environment.
Language Exchange connects language learners together to improve their conversation skills and meet students from around the world. We will pair you with a native speaker of the language you are learning for one-on-one conversations that take place at your leisure and according to your schedule. Spend one hour speaking with your exchange partner in your native language, then one hour speaking in your requested language!
For more information on these programs wee our Language Development page.
ESL: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
In order to maintain academic standards and to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to pursue their studies at UCLA, the university requires that students demonstrate a high degree of English language proficiency.
For those who need to satisfy the ESL requirement by completing coursework, ESL offers academic courses which are taught by special lecturers and experienced UCLA graduate students. The ESL department offers the following courses:
- Conversation and Fluency
- Public Speaking
- American Culture Through Film
- Business Communication: Speaking
- Business Communication: Writing
- English Through Language, Culture & Society