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Summer of Love Concert

Come join us for the Summer of Love and Friday Nights concert at the de Young Museum on Friday 7/21!

Explore memories of 1960s San Francisco culture, art, fashion, and rock and roll music.

12 dollars for students with student ID card, come to 112W Hearst Gym to sign up!





Join us for a stroll through historic Berkeley this coming THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017.

Interested in experiencing what Berkeley has to offer? Join us for a stroll through historic Berkeley this coming THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm!

We will be making stops at Berkeley’s historic parks and stopping for delicious coffee and italian sodas.

Please stop by Hearst Gym 112 to sign up for this event! ONLY OPEN TO THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE!

Please meet us at Hearst Gym 112 on the day of the event.

Need permission to add a Summer ESL course?

Come to 112W Hearst Gym to add/drop.

We are open 10:00am-3:00pm on Friday, 07 July.

And next week, Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5:30pm.

Looking for somewhere to grab your first meal in Berkeley?



Where is our office?

Welcome to our 2017 Students!

Have a question?

Need to learn your placement results?

Still need to take the exam?

Need to change a course?


You can find us here:




Summer 2017 students: Have you taken the placement exam yet?

Students whose classes start 03 July:  You can still take the exam! Go to

Who should take this exam?

  •    All students enrolled in Colwrit 5, 6, 8, or 9 courses for Summer 2017

What is the purpose of this exam?

  • This is a placement exam. This is not an entrance exam.  You do not need to reach a specific score in order to enroll in the Summer English Language Studies courses.
  • You do not pass or fail this exam.
  • Its purpose is to help us place you in the best class for your English ability.
  • For this reason, do the exam without any help from others or from books or websites.

How can students access the exam?

  • The exam is available at
  • You will need your current Calnet ID and passphrase to access and take the exam.

Questions or problems?

Summer 2017 Registration Open

Registration for Summer 2017 courses is officially open!

As of February 01, 2017, UC Berkeley students, visiting UC students, and affiliated international students may begin registering for summer courses.

Registration for visiting US (domestic) college/university students and international students begins on February 13, 2017.

Please see UC Berkeley’s summer application page for application links and further details.

We look forward to welcoming you to Berkeley soon!

Summer 2017 Session Dates

The Summer 2017 session dates pertaining to the SELS programs are as follows:

Session D: Monday, 03 July – Friday, 11 August 2017

Session E: Monday, 17 July – Friday, 4 August 2017

We look forward to seeing you then!

“Panda Tank” Winners

Winners of “Panda Tank,” played in one of our classes.  “Panda Tank” is a less vicious version of the popular American reality show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs propose products or ideas to five business “sharks,” seeking investments.


Free Speech Movement Tour Pictures

Recently, our students participated in a Free Speech Movement tour of campus.  Occuring in 1965, the Free Speech Movement was a huge student-led protest fighting for free speech and academic freedom.
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