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UC Berkeley and Visiting Students not needing a Visa — Six-Week courses still available

UC Berkeley and non-visa visiting students can register for courses in our six-week program through the end of June. To register, visit

The following classes are still open:

CW 8 ESL: All skills MTWTh 9:30-12:00 4 units CCN 27155
CW 9B Academic Vocabulary MW 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN: 27230
CW 9C Academic Writing MW 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27245 CCN 27250
CW 9D Broadway Musicals MW 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27255
CW 9E Business English TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27275
CW 9F Business Speaking MW 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27295
CW 9H English, Research & Multicult’l California TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27300
CW 9J Grammar & Academic Writing Style TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27315
CW9N Legal English and US Law MW 9:00-12:00 3 units CCN 27368
CW9O Legal Writing TuTh 9:00-12:00 3 units CCN 27375
CW 9Q English through Drama TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27385
CW 9L English through Film TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27340 CCN 27345
CW 9R Oral Presentation TuTh 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27395 CCN 27400
CW 9W English through Speech and Debate MW 2:00-4:30 3 units CCN 27460

Courses still available for 27 July – 14 August

Information about our three-week courses can be found on the UC Berkeley Online Schedule.

Courses currently open for enrollment:

Colwrit 6F: Listening and Speaking, 2 units, MTWTh 2:00-4:30 pm

Colwrit 7A: American Culture through the Media, 1 unit P/NP, MW 2:00-5:00 pm or TTh 9:00-12:00

Colwrit 7B: The Beat Generation,  1 unit P/NP, MW 2:00-5:00 pm or TTh 2:00-5:00 pm

Colwrit 7E: Language, Culture, and Environmental Issues in the U.S.,  1 unit P/NP, MW 9:00-12:00 or TTh 9:00-12:00

Colwrit 7G: City and Community, 1 unit P/NP, MW 9:00-12:00 or TTh 9:00-12:00

Colwrit 7J: California Culture,  1 unit P/NP, MW 2:00-5:00 pm

Colwrit 7L: American Language and Culture: Sports and Games, 1 unit P/NP, TTh 2:00-5:00 pm

Summer Courses: Spotlight on American Culture and the Arts

We still have space in several summer courses focusing on the arts and American culture.  All courses focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

9D: American Culture: Broadway Musicals

6 July – 14 August, Mon/Wed 2:00-4:30 pm, 3 units, CCN 27255

Do you love the theater? In this course, you will watch Broadway musicals to improve your vocabulary, listening comprehension, note-taking, and oral communication.  Students will also enhance their understanding of American History from the 19th Century to the present. Students will view musicals (video and live), learn about their plot, songs, lyrics and historical context; write critiques; and work on oral presentations. Suitable for low-intermediate through advanced students.

9Q: English through Drama

6 July – 14 August, Tues/Thurs 2:00-4:30 pm, 3 units, CCN 27385

One of the best ways to work on your pronunciation is to perform plays.  And one of the best ways to build vocabulary is to read and write — a lot.  Students will use plays, film, television, current events, controversial issues, and their own experience as source material to write and perform plays. Course activities include character, storyline, and dialogue exercises, as well as close reading, analysis, and written responses to academic readings. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn academic conventions for writing, improve their critical/analytical reading skills, and enhance their oral skills. Suitable for intermediate through advanced ESL students..

7B: American Culture: The Beat Generation

27 July – 14 August, Mon/Wed 2:00-5:00 pm, 1 unit, Pass/No Pass, CCN 27095

The Beat Generation describes a group of American writers who became popular in the 1950s, and the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired (later called “beatniks” and then “hippies”). “Beat” culture focuses on non-conformity, spontaneous creativity, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality. In this course, students will discuss readings and films as well as visit local San Francisco “beat” locations. This course is of interest to students who want to improve their listening and reading skills and to learn about this unique aspect of American culture.