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Milan vs. Liverpool International Champion Cup – July 30

The Berkeley International House has a limited number of tickets available for non-residents for the Milan vs. Liverpool International Champion Cup! First come, first served — selling out fast!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-house-summer-programs-2016-tickets-25678339605

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Upcoming Event: Lecture and Discussion on Media/Journalism

The Media: Participation and Empowerment
The Changing Face of Journalism and the Media in a Digital Age

The Summer English Language Studies presents an open lecture featuring Deirdre English, Visiting Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and Cyrus Farivar, Berkeley alumnus and Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica.

Date: Wednesday, July 20th 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Valley Life Science Building, Room 2040

 

Deirdre English has taught at the J-school since 1997. Professor English is the former Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones magazine where she worked for eight years. She has written and edited work on investigative reporting, cultural politics, gender studies, and public policy. Her work includes For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women (Anchor), co-authored with Barbara Ehrenreich and published with a new Afterword in 2004.

Professor English will speak about her work as a magazine editor and will review some different forms of journalism, from daily beat coverage, to essays, features and profiles, immersion and underground reporting. The role of “objectivity” vs point of view, for example, and the consistent obligation to be accurate will be discussed.

 

Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, a Condé Nast Digital publication. He is also an author and radio producer. His book, The Internet of Elsewhere – about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea – was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster.

Professor Farivar will speak about his work at Ars Technica, a savvy, online publication that fuses opinion, analysis, and reporting.  Since its first publication in 1998, Ars Technica has published four types of stories: news, guides, reviews, and features.

 

The event is free and open to all SELS students and to the General Public. Seating is limited so come early!

We look forward to seeing you!

To our students and their families:

Our thoughts go out to those who have lost family or friends in France, Turkey, and southern Thailand.  Please let us know if we can help you in these turbulent times.

Bastille Day around the Bay

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Special Friday Office Hours for Summer ESL Course Drop/Adds

Friday is the deadline to drop a course and get a refund.  And it is the deadline to add most ESL courses, as most instructors will not take late adds after this week.

You will need a signature to add ESL courses.

The office in 112W Hearst Gym will be open between 10:30am and 2:30 pm on Friday 08 July to help process your requests.

 

 

Welcome to Summer ELS 2016!

We would like to warmly welcome the students of Summer English Language Studies 2016.  Looking forward to a summer of great classes, exciting traveling, and new friends.

Come visit us at 112 Hearst Memorial Gym.

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Another wonderful option: Free admission to the newly reopened Berkeley Art Museum and reduced ticket prices for films at the Pacific Film Archive.  See BAMPFA for Students for more details.

Photo: Iwan Baan.

Photo: Iwan Baan.

Best of Berkeley 2016

Summer session students: A list of must-visit places to get you excited about your upcoming trip to Berkeley.

The Daily Californian: Best of Berkeley 2016

Friday 03 June: Deadline for Visiting International Student Applications

We still have spaces in many sections:
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 6A, Section 005
English Language Studies: Academic Speaking
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 6B, Section 002
English Language Studies: Academic Vocabulary
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 6E, Section 002
English Language Studies: Grammar and Editing
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 6F, Section 004
English Language Studies: Listening and Speaking
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 7A, Section 004
American Culture through the Media
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 7B, Section 002
The Beat Generation
 
COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM 7G, Section 002
English Language Studies: City and Community
 
See the online schedule of classes for details.

Courses Still Available in our Six-Week Session

Still interested in English language courses during our 05 July – 11 August session?

The deadline for students needing visas has passed, but we still have spaces in some classes if you are interested. Do you need a visa? See Students Who Do NOT need an I-20 or DS-2019 from UC Berkeley

 

MTWTh 9:30-12:00

CCN 19546: Colwrit 8-Integrated Skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), 4 units

 

MW 9:30-12:00 + fieldwork component

CCN 19672: Colwrit 5K-Culture, Communication, and the Media; 3 units

 

MW 14:00-16:30 + fieldwork component

CCN 19446: Colwrit 5F-English, Research, and Human Rights; 3 units

CCN 19618: Colwrit 9I-Conflict Resolution Skills; 3 units

 

TTh 9:30-12:00 + fieldwork component

CCN 19574: 9A-Academic Research, 3 units

 

TTh 14:00-16:30 + fieldwork component

CCN 19459: Colwrit 5H-English, Research, and Sustainability; 3 units
CCN 19608: Colwrit 9G-English for the Health Sciences, 3 units
CCN 19656: Colwrit 9V-English for Science and Engineering, 3 units