English Language Resources

There are many different English language programs around the Bay Area. Below are some options which range from free and casual to more expensive formal classes.

UCSF English Friendship Corner

Free informal conversational English class taught by committed San Francisco volunteers. Contact Fei Wang for more information and details on how to join. A collaboration between the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars and ISSO. Visit the ACSS Events Calendar for a schedule of classes.

ESL Programs at Other Schools in San Francisco

Please review the links below for fee based ESL programs taught at a variety of schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Unfortunately, UCSF does not offer a credit bearing English language UCprogram.

UC Berkeley Language Programs for UCSF Students

  • UC Berkeley Extension's Concurrent Enrollment program provides an opportunity to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses on a space-available basis without formal admission to the University. Approval of class applications is at the sole discretion of the campus academic departments. Concurrent Enrollment is available in fall and spring terms. If you’re interested in attending a campus course during the summer, check out Summer Sessions.
  • The Cross-Campus Enrollment System allows UC students to access a number of high-demand online courses offered across the UC campuses, including a number of language classes at UC Berkeley. These courses are developed and taught by UC faculty and instructors and will earn UC unit credit, with the potential for GE, pre-major or major credit based on your departmental and programmatic requirements.To search for currently available online cross-campus courses being offered, please select the campus where you are enrolled and the Term & Year in UCOPS's cross-campus enrollment catalog and select the subject area "Languages and Literatures."