International student resources

University of Georgia International Student Life Groups

American-English Language Labs Program

Supportive environment for students to ask language questions and practice conversational English skills

Global Buddies Program

Program partners international students with students from the United States to meet throughout the semester and share cultural perspectives

International Coffee Hour

Meets Fridays during fall and spring semester from 11:30am-1pm in the Memorial Hall ballroom; hosted by a different cultural group on campus each week

Free Online Resources

Voice of America (VOA) Learning English

Content contains beginner level through advanced level lessons, in addition to videos on everyday grammar, common American English idioms, etc.

Mango Languages

Online software for language learners; Free if you have Pines Library card

English Resources in the Athens Community

UGA Division of Academic Enhancement

  • UNIV classes
    • Instruction to prepare students for learning and communication in the following areas: Humanities (UNIV 2111), the Social Sciences (UNIV 2112), the STEM classes (UNIV 2113), and Pre-Professional Majors (UNIV 2114)
  • Intensive English Program
    • Does not count for course credit
    • Part-time & full-time opportunities available
    • Cost associated with courses depending on the type of class and how often it meets; additional costs required in the form of books
    • Registration deadlines and fees

English Language Acquisition Program through Athens Technical College

  • Free ESL classes
  • Locations:
    • Athens Technical College
      800 U.S. Hwy 29 North
      Bldg. K, Rm. 611
      Athens, GA 30601
    • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church
      1690 S Milledge Avenue
      Athens, GA 30605

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

  • 6 week online course includes lessons on English grammar for intermediate to advanced ESL college students
  • Cost: $159

International Friends Program at Beech Haven Baptist Church

  • Free classes on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Location & Contact Information:

Helpful Mobile Apps

Google Translate App App

  • Find definitions for English words
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