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UVA International Center
A Division of the International Studies Office

English Language Programs

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

ESL Groups

These groups are led by volunteers, no fee is required.

Virtual English Conversation Group
Wednesdays, 12 - 1:30pm, January 26 - April 27 (not meeting March 9)

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. 

Virtual English Book Discussion Group
Tuesdays, 10:30am - 12pm, January 25 - April 26 (not meeting March 8)

Participants read works by U.S. authors that provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss U.S. culture and society. This is an informal opportunity to improve your English reading skills and your understanding of the English language. See the Book Group event page for updates. 

CAELC Courses

CLASSES WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SPRING 2022. Please check back for offerings for Fall 2022.
For questions about the CAELC courses, please email as the courses below are administered by the Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC) at UVA.
Multiskills English | Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 – 11am 

Application and fee are required for this instructor-led class.  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 $302.

Advanced Oral Communication Class | Thursdays, 9 – 11am 

Application and fee are required for this instructor-led class.  This class is designed to help students speak fluently and accurately.  Students will work on improving pronunciation, learn idioms, review parts of speech, and give oral presentations.  There is weekly written homework. Non-credit course fee for 20 hours of instruction is $252.

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