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Summer ESL

GLI offers full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) courses during the summer designed to improve academic and professional communication skills. This program is strongly recommended for fellows enrolling in intensive graduate study and research at the School.

The intensive English courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. GLI Professionals are introduced to course material in a way that helps participants become familiar with the content and the vocabulary of the School’s curriculum, and equips them with a sense of context for their academic, cultural and living environment.

Even though this is a full-time academic program, there will also be time to build friendships and enjoy San Diego's sunny and temperate weather and extensive outdoor opportunities.

Summer enrollment options include:

  • Session I and II – 10 weeks beginning in July
  • Session I – five weeks beginning in July
  • Session II – five weeks beginning in August

New material is presented in each five-week session with no repeat between the sessions, so GLI Professionals may choose the program that best fits their schedule. Fellows interested in beginning studies at GLI with ESL Session I who intend to enroll in the fall quarter must register for the 10-week program.

Sample Summer courses include:

  • Speaking and Listening Strategies
  • Professional Writing
  • Reading and Culture
See the GLI academic calendar (PDF) for program and session start dates. Please contact us with any questions about enrollment options.