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Summer ESOL Courses

2024 Summer English Courses

ESOL is pleased to announce three courses for this Summer 2024, which will be offered in person. 

There is no stand-alone English program. All students must be matriculated students at Stanford University, either through Summer Session or a degree-granting program. Students do not apply to ESOL or the Stanford Language Center. Admissions are handled with Stanford Summer Session, Stanford Undergraduate Admissions, or Stanford Graduate Admissions.

For current and visiting Stanford graduate students

Summer Courses for Enrolled Stanford Graduate Students 2024

  • ESOL 689T (two sections). Interacting in California's Vineyard Culture (1 unit). Focuses on communicative skills in the context of California's renowned wine culture. Emphasis on the language of wine using appropriate terminology, and interacting knowledgeably with restaurant and retail wine staff. Topics include learning the fundamentals of vineyard techniques, varietal characteristics, tasting techniques, drinking and ordering etiquette. Course is co-taught by a wine expert and an ESOL instructor. Class consists of a short interactive lecture, a communicative activity such as role playing, and a tasting of four specially selected wines. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Fee. Meets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, in-person, from 5:30 - 7:30p. Classes begin the week of June 24.
  • ESOL 691S (meets requirements for 691). Oral Proficiency (2 units). For advanced graduate students. Practice in academic presentation skills; strategy, design, organization, and use of visual aids. Focus is on improving fluency and delivery style, with video recording for feedback on language accuracy and usage. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, in-person, from 10:30 - 11:50a. Classes begin the week of June 24.
  • ESOL 698S (meets requirements for 698A).  Writing Academic English (2 units). Prepares graduate students to write academic papers, emphasizing fluency, organization, documentation, and appropriateness for specific writing tasks. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, in-person, from 1:30 - 2:50p. Classes begin week of June 24.