About Academic English/ESL

The Academic English/English as a Second Language Program offers English language courses for registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Irvine. We offer classes in academic writing, reading and vocabulary development, pronunciation, conversation, and grammar. Our courses are designed to strengthen students' English skills so that they can complete the academic requirements of UCI successfully. We also provide international graduate students who plan to become teaching assistants with an assessment program and support tutorials. In addition, we provide UCI staff and faculty with guidance and resources. Finally, we work with community college instructors on projects designed to improve the instruction of Academic English. Our main program office is located in the Humanities Instructional Building (HIB), room 335.

For further information, please contact the Program Director, Jerry Won Lee, or the Department Manager, Michelle Hu.