There are many English language learning opportunities for scholars, students, and dependents in the Corvallis and surrounding area. First read the policies regarding taking classes which may restrict study depending on your visa type.

OSU English/Conversation Programs


INTO OSU provides opportunities for learning English as a Second Language. View the different types of international English programs.

International Resource Center

The International Resource Center (IRC) is located on the Corvallis campus and provides a place to practice English and bring together various cultures in the community. Various cultural organizations put on events throughout the year, and there are multiple conversation opportunities each week.

ISOSU Coffee Hour

This is a weekly meeting anyone can attend. International students meet to practice English and make friends. More information about upcoming events.

Community English/Conversation Programs

    Crossroads International

    • Conversation School for Women: Crossroads Conversation School is for international women interested in improving their English language skills and making friends. The school is a non-religious, nonpolitical, ommunity program. Classes meet twice weekly in small groups of five to ten women. The school offers beginning to advanced instruction in conversational English at low cost. Students explore other cultures, learn English survival skills, and develop friendships. Childcare is provided at the school for an additional cost. Crossroads Conversation School Brochure 2017-2018 (PDF).
    • Conversation and Friendship: Crossroads International provides a link between the University and community members for students and scholars, as well as family members of international students or scholars to practice English.

    Crossroads International is a non-religious, non-political volunteer organization that oversees the Conversation School. The school offers beginning to advanced English classes which meet twice a week. The cost is minimal and limited childcare may be available for an additional cost. The school is not only a place to learn English, but also offers a social environment where women from all over the world can make friends and feel more at home in the community and culture. Further information and enrollment forms are available at 541-737-6310.

    Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) Conversation Groups

    The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center offers English Conversation Groups at no cost to students, faculty, their family members or community members. Groups meet twice weekly for one hour at 128 SW 9th Street in Corvallis.

    Linn-Benton Community College

    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is presented by the English Language and Culture Institute in partnership with LBCC. ELCI provides instruction for students with a wide range of English language proficiency and personal needs.