We invite you to join our free English and Culture classes!
Every semester, OISS hosts a selection of free English and Culture classes to help Rice students, scholars, and their spouses with acculturation to Rice and provide them with an opportunity to meet new people and practice their English language skills. These classes are offered to you by volunteers who enjoy meeting and helping Rice internationals, and receive no compensation except the enjoyment of meeting and working with you. Even if you feel confident in your English language skills, we encourage you to join us for a fun opportunity to make friends and find out more about American culture. These classes are available to Rice students, scholars, and their dependents.
The classes offered this semester are Idioms & Slang, Beginning English Conversation, and Advanced/Intermediate Conversation.
Let's Chat is a new opportunity to practice your English in a casual small group setting. These 30-minute chat sessions are offered every Wednesday from January to March.
For more formal English classes, you may contact Rice's ESL (English as a Second Language) Program. This program is not free, but is an excellent program for all different levels of English speaking abilities.