UVA International Center, U.Va.

UVA International Center

A Division of the International Studies Office

English Language Programs

The following programs are held at the International Center and are open to English learners at UVA and in the local community.

Free Groups

No fee or registration required for the following groups.

English Conversation Group | Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM
June 6 - July 18 (not meeting on July 4)
Participants gather informally for conversation. The group leader(s) creates discussion topics and activities to help participants practice speaking English. This is an opportunity to make friends, improve English skills, and share cultures. 
Book Discussion Group | Tuesdays, 10:30 AM—12 PM
Resuming in September

Participants read and discuss The Firm by John Grisham in the spring. This is an informal opportunity to improve English reading skills and your understanding of the English language.

Culture, Customs, and Current Events | Mondays, 2-3:30 PM
Resuming in September

Participants read and discuss news articles with special emphasis on understanding U.S. culture, traditions and institutions.  This is an opportunity to express opinions about current events, explore cultural differences and similarities, and improve vocabulary and understanding of English idioms.


Classes for a Fee

Multiskills English Class | Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
Resuming in September

Application and fee are required. This class focuses on the areas of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to reinforce listening, speaking, and reading for the intermediate to advanced student. Non-credit course fee for 40 hours of instruction is $283.

Advanced Oral Communication Class | Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Resuming in September

Application and fee are required. This class is designed to help students speak fluently and accurately. Students will learn idioms and review parts of speech through interactive tasks such as role-play, debate, and discussion. There is weekly written homework. Non-credit course fee for 20 hours of instruction is $236.

The University reserves the right to make changes to future course fees.

*The sections may be combined if there is low enrollment.


For questions, please email the International Center at intlctr@virginia.edu.