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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 anytime.  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.

Contact:        
Sandra Berger (sberg2@uky.edu)
859.323.2114

The Semi-Intensive English Program at the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
Sponsored by UK's English Department, this is an ESL-for-Academic-Purposes program and accepts individuals age 16 and older.  There are also several ESL–Specialty Classes, including “English Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers,” “Professional Writing for Non-Native Speakers” and “TOEFL Preparation.”  Dates, hours and fees vary.

Contact:       
http://www.uky.edu/as/english/cesl
esl@uky.edu
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.

Contact:       
http://wrd.as.uky.edu/international-conversation-hour
Judith Prats (judithgprats@uky.edu)

Community-Sponsored

Operation Read
ESL assessment and classes.  The office is located in The Carnegie Center, 251 West Second Street.  Classes are free.

Contact:        
Wilma Clapp (859.254.9964)

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.

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

Religiously-Affiliated

Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM)
Located in the Baptist Campus Ministry, 429 Columbia Avenue.  The BCM is located behind Young Library.  Contact the BCM for a class schedule.

Contact:        
BCM (859.257.3989)
bsuintls@hotmail.com
Jackie Horne (jfhorne.2@uky.edu)

On-campus ESL
On-campus ESL classes are held at Cooperstown and Shawneetown Apartments.

Contact:        
http://www.ukesl.org
Doug Johnston (jiangdaoen@gmail.com)

Porter Memorial Baptist Church
Offered September-May at 4300 Nicholasville Road.  Students are able to join class whenever they can.  Classes are divided into four levels.  Childcare and transportation are provided.  Classes are free.

Contact:        
Renee Bibb (859.223.5496)