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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

September 6–December 6, 2018

Life in the United States -- Communicating Across Cultures

A program for students, scholars, and visitors

This non-credit course is for those seeking improvement in basic English-language skills with special emphasis on proficiency in spoken English.

It features conversational activities, interactive presentations, and discussions to give students practice in speaking, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Reading and grammar activities reinforce vocabulary and conversational skills. And field trips provide students with opportunities for discussion with native English speakers and insight into American culture and history.

This course is taught by David George, who has more than 25 years' experience teaching English to international students and scholars.

Course schedule

  • Dates: September 6–December 6, 2018
  • Times: Every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rockefeller Hall

Registration and fees

Register online

The program fee is $670. Full payment is due when you register, on or before Wednesday, September 5. You may pay by check or money order, made payable in U.S. dollars to Cornell University.

If paying by credit card, please be sure to use an internationally accepted MasterCard or Visa with a credit limit that is equal to or greater than the total program charge. In addition, before using your card, you may wish to notify your credit card company that you will be making an overseas payment to Cornell University; in some cases, this can help prevent your card from being declined.

If you are a Cornell faculty or staff member and your department is paying for your course, please have your department head sign and print their name on the invoice you receive, indicate the Cornell account number to be charged, then return the invoice to our office.

Because enrollment is limited, early registration is suggested. Refunds of the entire program fee (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be made for cancellations received no later than September 5. No refunds will be given after September 5.

Contact us

For additional information about this program, contact:

Cornell University Professional Studies - EISS
B20 Day Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-2801
Phone: 607.255.7259
Fax: 607.255.9697

Cornell / Ithaca web resources

For additional information about accommodations, or visiting the Ithaca area, visit our Cornell / Ithaca area links page.