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We offer several different courses appropriate for multilingual students wanting to improve their academic or professional English.

  • All courses are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, visiting or matriculated.
  • All courses are offered for university credit.
  • Enrollment for all courses is 18-20 students/section, except Colwrit 7 (up to 25 students/section)
  • Online (W9) and American studies (7) courses may be taken only on a Pass/Fail basis.
  • Course levels begin at low-intermediate. We do not offer courses for beginning-level ESL students.
  • High school students: If you would like to visit California and take summer ESL classes, you are welcome to register for UC Berkeley’s Pre-Collegiate program. And please visit our page listing courses open to high school students.


Session D: 02 July – 10 August, 2018

Session E: 23 July – 10 August, 2018

  • To sort courses, click on the appropriate column header.
  • To learn more about each course, click on the course number.
  • To apply and register for summer sessions courses, visit the Summer Sessions registration page.

** Please note that class enrollment schedules will not reflect “Berkeley time” start times — there are always 10 minutes between classes for travel time.

CW 5A1English Language Studies: Broadway MusicalsMW 9:30-11:59313305D
CW 5A2English Language Studies: Broadway MusicalsMW 2:00-4:29315080D
CW 5C1English Language Studies: Film TuTh 2:00-4:29313306D
CW 5D1English Language Studies: LiteratureMW 9:30-11:59313311D
CW 5D2English Language Studies: LiteratureTuTh 9:30-11:59315081D
CW 5E1English Language Studies: Popular MusicMW 2:00-4:29313312D
CW 5E2English Language Studies: Popular MusicTuTh 2:00-4:29313313D
CW 5F1English Language Studies: International Human RightsMW 2:00-4:29313314D
CW 5F2English Language Studies: International Human RightsTuTh 2:00-4:29315084D
CW 5H1English Language Studies: Sustainability and Environment IssuesTuTh 2:00-4:29311143D
CW 5I1English Language Studies: TelevisionMW 2:00-4:29314149D
CW 5I2English Language Studies: TelevisionTuTh 9:30-11:59315085D
CW 5K1English Language Studies: The MediaTuTh 9:30-11:59314163D
CW 6A1Intensive English Practice: Academic SpeakingMTWTh 9:30-11:59213316E
CW 6B1Intensive English Practice: Academic VocabularyMTWTh 2:00-4:29213321E
CW 6C1Intensive English Practice: Business VocabularyMTWTh 2:00-4:29213323E
CW 6F1Intensive English Practice: Listening and SpeakingMTWTh 2:00-4:29213326E
CW 6G1Intensive English Practice: Writing for New MediaMTWTh 9:30-11:59213331E
CW 6H1Intensive English Practice: Writing Creative Non-FictionMTWTh 2:00-4:29215103E
CW 6I1Intensive English Practice: Conflict Resolution SkillsMTWTh 9:30-11:59213332E
CW 6J1Intensive English Practice: Academic Test PreparationMTWTh 2:00-4:29213334E
CW 6K1Intensive English Practice: Academic Reading and WritingMTWTh 9:30-11:59213335E
CW 7A1American Language/Culture: The MediaMW 2:00-4:29113336E
CW 7A2American Language/Culture: The MediaTuTh 2:00-4:29113337E
CW 7B1American Language/Culture: The Beat Poets of 1950's San FranciscoMW 2:00-4:29115120E
CW 7B2American Language/Culture: The Beat Poets of 1950's San FranciscoTuTh 2:00-4:29115124E
CW 7C1American Language/Culture: Business and Social EntrepreneurshipMW 9:30-11:59115126E
CW 7C2American Language/Culture: Business and Social EntrepreneurshipMW 2:00-4:29115127E
CW 7D1American Language/Culture: Food Culture in the U.S.MW 9:30-11:59113338E
CW 7D2American Language/Culture: Food Culture in the U.S.TuTh 9:30-11:59113339E
CW 7E1American Language/Culture: The EnvironmentMW 9:30-11:59113340E
CW 7E2American Language/Culture: The EnvironmentTuTh 9:30-11:59113341E
CW 7G1American Language/Culture: Community Building, Engagement, and TransformationMW 2:00-4:29113342E
CW 7G1American Language/Culture: Community Building, Engagement, and TransformationTuTh 2:00-4:29113343E
CW 7J1American Language/Culture: California CultureMW 2:00-4:29113344E
CW 7J2American Language/Culture: California CultureTuTh 2:00-4:29114359E
CW 7K1American Language/Culture: HumorTuTh 9:30-11:59113345E
CW 7K2American Language/Culture: HumorTuTh 2:00-4:29114174E
CW 7M1American Language/Culture: StorytellingTuTh 9:30-11:59115140E
CW 7M2American Language/Culture: StorytellingTuTh 2:00-4:29115142E
CW 81-5English for Academic and Professional Purposes: Integrated SkillsMTWTh 9:30-11:59413346D
CW 9A1Academic Research for Multilingual StudentsMW 9:30-11:59313352D
CW 9B1Academic Vocabulary for Multilingual StudentsTuTh 2:00-4:29313355D
CW 9C1Academic Writing for Multilingual StudentsMW 2:00-4:29313356D
CW 9E1Business English for Multilingual StudentsMW 9:30-11:59313359D
CW 9E6Business English for Multilingual StudentsMW 2:00-4:29314357D
CW 9I1Conflict Resolution Communication Skills for Multilingual StudentsTuTh 2:00-4:29313368D
CW 9J1English Grammar and Academic Writing Style for Multilingual StudentsTuTh 9:30-11:59313372D
CW 9N1Legal English and U.S. Law for Multilingual StudentsTuTh 9:30-11:59313374D
CW 9O1Legal Writing for Multilingual StudentsMW 9:30-11:59313377D
CW 9R1Academic and Public Speaking for Multilingual StudentsMW 2:00-4:29313378D
CW 9S1Pronunciation for Multilingual StudentsMW 2:00-4:29313381D
CW 9V1Science and Engineering English for Multilingual StudentsMW 9:30-11:59313384D
CW 9W1Speech and Debate for Multilingual StudentsMW 9:30-11:59313387D
CW 9W2Speech and Debate for Multilingual StudentsMW 2:00-4:29315065D
CW 9Y1Creative Writing for Multilingual StudentsTuTh 9:30-11:59313388D
CW W91Business English for the Digital Age (online)UNSCHED INTERNET213350D
CW W92Academic Writing (online)UNSCHED INTERNET213351D
CW W93Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers (online)UNSCHED INTERNET215152D
CW W94English Grammar and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers (online)UNSCHED INTERNET215153D