Learn English at English Studies Institute



Our Mission:

The mission of the English Studies Institute (ESI) is to provide quality instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) for a variety of professional, academic, and social purposes. ESI builds bridges of cross-cultural understanding by connecting international students with Berkeley students and the larger Bay Area community.

Our History:

The English Studies Institute started in July of 2004 when the former UC Berkeley Extn. English Language Program was closed after 30 years as a UCB department. Former English Language Program instructors and staff worked together to create the English Studies Institute (ESI) in summer of 2004. Currently, ESI offers year-round English language skills classes to international students and supports UCB in offering language and cross cultural communication skills courses.
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