Due to COVID-19, the Fall 2020 version of this program has been cancelled.

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

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

This part-time, non-credit 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, discussions, and field trips will give you practice in speaking, pronunciation, and listening.

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

You may register for either the fall or the spring option.