All English Classes are open to Stanford international students, post-doctoral scholars, and their family members with intermediate to advanced English proficiency. The classes are taught by experienced volunteers.


For Internationals

Students need to register for the program during the first class they attend. All English classes are held at the Bechtel International Center. The classes are free and students may take more than one class. Please arrange child care for babies.

English instruction volunteer couple with female English student.

To participate

For more information contact:

For CCIS Volunteers

Several of the current English teachers are certified ESL teachers, but that is not a necessary requirement in order to teach at the Bechtel International Center. However, a prospective teacher should have experience in the teaching or training field and be comfortable leading a class.

Our teachers must also be sensitive to the challenges and culture differences our international students face.

Volunteer Teachers learning the newest teaching techniques.

To participate

If you meet the above critieria, contact the EnglishClasses Chair, MaryAnn Saunders:

For more information contact: