English Conversation Program

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held several times a week during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Spring classes begin April 2. You may join at any time by attending a class.

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Although there is no charge for the classes, we do ask each student to help defray the expenses of the social activities by paying a minimal fee, depending on what quarter you enroll: Fall $35, Winter $30, and Spring $20. Classes are not for credit and attendance is not obligatory. You can attend as many or as few of the classes as you want.

The English conversation classes include regular monthly social activities such as tours, parties, and dinners. An important part of language acquisition is cultural immersion. The social activities will provide you with a chance to meet other international students and to become acquainted with American culture.

OISS English teachers are all community volunteers with years of experience meeting and working with people from around the world.

Kathleen Scot,
Program Coordinator


Edith Hollister,
Academic Affairs


Lisa Hammock