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Improve Your English


The University of Kentucky International Center 
Adult ESL classes that allow students to practice conversation and pronunciation.  Participants will learn vocabulary, phrases and American slang.  Join a class at any time.  These classes are available to the University’s J-1 Visiting Scholars, J-2, F-2 and H-4 spouses. There will be social activities throughout the year.  Classes are free. 

For more information about the class and the current schedule, contact Christine Stephens-Bez (

The Semi-Intensive English Program at the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) 
The Semi-Intensive English course is intended to improve the general language skills of non-native speakers of English and will focus on listening, speaking, reading, and grammar.  The cost of this course is $200.00 for six weeks, or a total of 30 hours of instruction.

Contact: or
ESL Main Office (859.257.7003) 

The International Conversation Hour (ICH) 
An on-campus resource for those who want to practice every day, conversational English and meet international and U.S. students.  Classes are free.

Judith Prats (


BCTC Skills U (Adult Education)
The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Skills U (Adult Education) program provides a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Pre-assessment and registration is required. The program is free for eligible participants.

Contact: 859-246-6611.

The Community Education Program 
Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) offer a highly-regarded program with multiple ESL classes in the Fall and Spring at Lafayette High School. 

Lafayette High School Counseling Office 
(859.381.3474, ext. 21479)