Due to COVID-19, the English for International Students & Scholars Program for Fall 2021 will be offered entirely online.

For information, see Cornell's coronavirus website or contact us.

Improve your English skills & learn about U.S. culture

This online, part-time, noncredit course is for international scholars, their spouses, students, and other visitors seeking to improve their basic English-language skills.

The focus is on "Life in the United States—Communicating Across Cultures," with a special emphasis on proficiency in spoken English.

The conversational activities, interactive presentations, and discussions will give you practice in speaking, pronunciation, and listening.

The course, which meets online from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET every Thursday, is taught by David George, who has more than 25 years' experience teaching English to international students and scholars.