English Classes @ the I-Center


For Intermediate & Advanced Students

CLASSES BEGIN: Monday, June 23rd and end Thursday, August 14th OR as noted below.


All classes meet in the English Classroom at Bechtel I-Center unless otherwise noted*.

  • Classes are open to Stanford students, post-doctoral scholars, and their family members.
  • To attend, simply go to a class at the indicated starting time (except for ORAL ENGLISH CLASS BELOW).
  • Register for the entire program in the first class. 
  • There is no tuition charge.PLEASE BE ON TIMEAlso, please arrange childcare for babies and children
  • Students may take more than one class. Any questions- call Mary Ann Saunders at 854-2840.
  • Beginning students should contact Adult Education programs. Classes are free of charge. For Adult Education information, call 329-3752 in Palo Alto ; in Menlo Park, Redwood City or Atherton, call Sequoia Adult Ed at 306-8866; in Mountain View, call 940-1333.


I. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND HISTORYfind out about the places to visit for a weekend getaway or a great vacation as well as learn about the history of the location.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – BOB JONES


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II. LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY students will practice listening, speaking and vocabulary skills by examining key events in America's History. Please be on time.

**** CANCELLED ****


III. FUNCTIONS IN AMERICAN ENGLISHPractice your conversation skills and learn what to say in different situations.

**** Course runs six weeks from July 8th to August 12th

10:40 AM – 12:15 PM      MARY ANN SAUNDERS

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IV. INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH –Here is a unique opportunity for students to improve their pronunciation and presentation skills, through student practice at home and informal and formal speeches in class. Register in the first class. Consistent attendance is necessary in this class, as each class builds on the last.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                 CAROLYN KENDALL

V. IDIOMS AND MORE –Presentation and practice of idioms: improve conversation, writing and reading skills

**** Course ends on August 6th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM                JULIET JOHNSON     


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VI. INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE –Examine elements of American culture, including business, education, government, family and religion.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM     MARY PAT GASPICH

VII. SANDWICHES: INGREDIENTS, CONSTRUCTION & ORDERING –Learn about homemade and restaurant sandwiches from the inside out: condiments, meats, additions. Eat your lunch with your teacher & other students in the first two classes. $5 lunch fee payable to the teacher in class. Order your own sandwich on a field trip to a restaurant for the last class.

**** Course runs four weeks from June 26th to July 17th

10:40 AM – 12:15 PM    LORI REESER


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