Scientists, Engineers, Postdocs & GSRAs
- LBNL Tuition Assistance Program
- Online Books & Courses
- English for Non-Native English Speakers
- The Language Company
The Language Company offers a variety of English programs and flexible schedules in order to accommodate a student’s diverse needs for studying English. Classes are small, which provides students with a high amount of personal attention. Standard classes include Speaking and Listening, Writing, Grammar, and Reading. In addition, a variety of elective classes are offered.
- Vocal Ease Communications: Pronouncing American English Course
Vocal Ease Communications offers training in speaking American English clearly with correct articulation, correct pronunciation, learning to use pitch as a native speaker of American English would use it, using stress correctly, building adequate loudness (if needed), and speaking at a slower rate. We help clients to pronounce the vocabulary they use in their everyday lives, whether at work, home or in social settings, to develop effective communication strategies and then practice them.
- SF State Extended Learning
Courses for non-native English speakers to develop their professional communication skills. Courses in Speaking, Business Writing, Grammar and Presentation Skills are offered in the evenings at the downtown SF campus on Market Street. To download the brochure, click here.
- UC Davis Extension
Courses for non-native English speakers to improve conversational fluency and pronunciation skills, offered in the evenings in Davis.
- The Language Company
- External Vendor Courses, Programs and Resources
Please note that, before enrolling in an offsite course, you must obtain approval from your supervisor (and whomever else may be required in your Division). Complete an Request for Issuance of Check Form (eRFIC). To review the Laboratory's offsite training policies, see RPM 2.04, Education and Employee Development Policies. The Off-site Training Request form is no longer being used, and all external training payments and approvals should be done using the Request for Issuance of Check Form.
- UC San Francisco Office of Career & Professional Development Website
- My Individual Development Plan Online Scientific Career Planning Tool
- National Postdoc Association Website
- Career Counseling Services: