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UCLA Resources for Improving Oral Skills


ESL Oral Skills Courses at UCLA

During the academic year, UCLA offers four oral skills courses that are specifically tailored to the needs of international graduate students who are planning to be TAs. More information about these classes here ...

English Conversation Program at the Dashew Center

Each quarter, the English Conversation Program (ECP) offers 8-week sessions in intermediate and advanced English conversation for international students and scholars as well as their spouses.  In addition to meeting people from other countries, you can share global perspectives on world events and cultures. Although the main purpose of ECP is to help participants build fluency in speaking English through activities and discussions, these classes can also help you with vocabulary-building and pronunciation.  Class size ranges from 4 to 20. Exploit the resources ...


Language Circles at the Dashew 

Speak another language? Want to practice the one you’re learning? Language circles are a great way to network with other people on campus who speak your language. We have language circles in numerous languages which all meet weekly. Improve your foreign language skills or volunteer to coordinate one! For more information go to



The UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center is a Graduate Students Association initiative that is managed by Student Affairs. The GSRC is a resource, referral and information center for graduate students, offering programs and workshops on a variety of topics, drop-in advice and assistance, meeting and study space, and the opportunity for social interaction. The GSRC works with GSA to organize the Graduate Student Orientation each fall. The Graduate Student Resource Center is also the home of the new Graduate Writing Center. All graduate and professional students are welcome. We are located in B11 of the Student Activities Center (formerly the Men's Gym).


The DASHEW Center is located at
106 Bradley Hall, 417 Charles E. Young Drive West
Tel. +1-310-825-1681


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