ESL Class

UCAR English as a Second Language (ESL):

  • Mission:  To help scientific staff for whom English is a second language to become world-class communicators, orally and in writing. Promoting exchanges among staff from around the world; increases mentoring and collaborating opportunities, prepares any staff member who travels abroad by improving language skills and enhancing cultural awareness, and enhances appreciation of the diversity of NCAR and UCAR staff.
  • Members: Huaqing Cai, Mary Golden, Charlie Krinsky, Jielun Sun, Leiwen Jiang, Michael Toy, Qian Wu, Daniel Packman, and Liangying Zhang.
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  • Recent Events:
    •  Academic writing classes at the CU International English Center

      Dates: Placement test for the course will take place on 8/23/12.

                  Course runs 9/12/12  - 11/14/2012.

      UCAR ESL (English as a Second Language) Program, working with International English Center (IEC) at CU Boulder, provides an opportunity for four  staff members, particularly non-native English speakers, to attend the course ‘ESLG 1210 Academic Writing for Foreign Students’ at IEC. The class  offers writing instruction and practice at different levels depending on individual’s English placement test. The course meets for 3 hours weekly on Wednesday evening, starting on Sept. 12  and running through Nov. 14, 2012. A placement test for the course will take place on Aug. 23, 3:00-5:00pm. For those who are interested in this opportunity, please contact  Jielun Sun at  jsun@ucar.edu.

    • March 16, 2012: How to Fix English Speech Mistakes & Clear Talk Mastery Program

    • Ongoing: Table Talk. TableTalk is a low-pressure way to practice English conversational skills, to form relationships with each other and with native speakers of English, and to have a good time. We meet from 12-1 p.m. in the Foothills Cafeteria Atrium. Look for the TableTalk sign. We usually meet on the first Tuesday of a month. Check the ESL calendar for the next meeting.