English Language Courses and Resources

There are a number of opportunities in Davis and Sacramento for family members (as well as international students and scholars) to practice or improve their English language skills.

Davis Area English Classes

Davis Adult School

Davis Adult School offers classes in English and other languages, computers, arts and crafts, dance and fitness/health. Their calendar conforms to UCD's quarter system, although students may begin classes at any point during the quarter. They offer mostly evening classes and a few daytime classes. A placement test is required prior to enrollment. Classes tend to be inexpensive. For more information, visit their website.

International House (I-House) Conversation Groups

The International House (I-House) in Davis offers English conversation groups. People gather in small groups to practice English in informal conversation. Membership in the International House is inexpensive and students can attend as many conversation groups as they like. Visit the International House webpage for more information.

UC Davis Extension

UC Davis Extension offers many independent study programs, including an Intensive English Language Program. Classes are held during various times of the year, including summer. For more information, visit their website.

Sacramento Area English Classes

ESL Program at Sacramento City Unified School District

Sacramento City Unified School District offers ESL courses and a certificate program through the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center.

ESL Program at Sacramento City College

Sacramento City College (SCC) offers a variety of ESL courses (“English as a Second Language”) during the summer, as well as during the Fall and Spring semesters (which do not match up with UC Davis’ quarter system).  For more information, visit their website.

English Language Institute, Sacramento State University

Sacramento State University offers 8- and 17-week programs at all levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) through their English Language Institute. Prospective students must apply to participate in their program of choice 60 days in advance. For more information, visit their website.

English Language Conversation MeetUp Group

The Sacramento area English language conversation group welcomes anyone from any country who speaks English or is learning to Speak English.  An account through MeetUp is required to register for meetings.