ALI Book Club

The ALI Book Club is a free program that aims to help international students practice their English reading and conversation skills. These informal 50 minute groups are led by native English-speaking USC students, are first come first served, and capped at 5 students per session.

Book Club is taking a hiatus this summer but we will be back Fall 2022! At that time, we will read 6 different short stories, one per every two weeks of the program. We will have a reading schedule up shortly so that students can get ahead this summer.

Free PDF versions of all the short stories will be available shortly.

Fall 2022 Schedule

  • Running Sept. 6 – Nov. 18, 2022
  • Sessions will be held in person and will meet at the ALI Patio (the courtyard right in front of the ALI office – PSD 106)

Day

Time

Leader

Mondays TBD TBD
Tuesdays TBD TBD
Wednesdays TBD TBD
Thursdays TBD TBD
Fridays TBD TBD

Fall 2022 Book Club Reading Schedule

For the best experience, read the short stories before you join a session!

  • Week 1: Sept. 6 – Sept. 9
    • TBD
  • Week 2: Sept. 12 – Sept. 16
    • TBD
  • Week 3: Sept. 19 – Sept. 23
    • TBD
  • Week 4: Sept. 26 – Sept. 30
    • TBD
  • Week 5: Oct. 3 – Oct. 7
    • TBD
  • Week 6: Oct. 10 – Oct. 14
    • TBD
  • Week 7: Oct. 17 – Oct. 21
    • TBD
  • Week 8: Oct. 24 – Oct. 28
    • TBD
  • Week 9: Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
    • TBD
  • Week 10: Nov. 7 – Nov. 11
    • TBD
  • Week 11: Nov. 14 – Nov. 18
    • TBD

CHECK HERE FOR CANCELLATION NOTICES

If a session is cancelled, the word “CANCELLED” will be displayed by the session time. Sessions may be cancelled last minute and without warning so please check the calendar below to see these updates in real time..

If a group is not specified as cancelled but the group leader is late or absent, please call 213-740-0079 to report the absence.