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Welcome to CESL

Established in 1988, The Center for English as a Second Language offers intensive English language courses on the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma. CESL prepares students for the university by focusing on English for academic purposes, teaching American culture classes, and practicing American classroom culture. Students who go to CESL are better prepared for all aspects of attending universities in the United States.

 

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Find out the dates of our upcoming sessions and orientation dates. 

CLASS SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS

Learn more about our nine levels of English instruction, descriptions of our courses, and the times and schedules of each class. 

ESTIMATED COSTS

See how much tuition, fees, and living expenses will cost for each session at CESL. 

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS

We have so much at CESL! Find out more about activities that we offer. 

News and Events

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July 14, 2016

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Anna Restuccia Bucciarelli

In August 2010, Anna Restuccia made her way to the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) aspiring to be a journalist.  Anna comes to us from the capitol city of Caracas, Venezuela. Her dreams of being an accomplished contributor to the journalism field are coming true, but she credits CESL as giving her the foundation she needed to succeed in America... read more

June 21, 2016

APPLICATION FEE INCREASE

Beginning on July 1, 2016, CESL will be increasing the application fee to $125. In addition, applicants will also be required to pay a $200 deposit, which will be applied to your first session tuition at CESL. The details are outlined below... read more

June 8, 2016
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: BENMADI MILAD

In Sirte, an average-sized, modern city in Libya, Benmadi Milad spent his childhood days watching oilfield trucks and exploration equipment pass by through the streets of his hometown.  His curiosity led him to start reading books about petroleum engineering and by 8th grade, he knew for certain what he wanted to be when he grew up... read more