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.
Learn More about CESL
Find out the dates of our upcoming sessions and orientation dates.
Learn more about our nine levels of English instruction, descriptions of our courses, and the times and schedules of each class.
See how much tuition, fees, and living expenses will cost for each session at CESL.
We have so much at CESL! Find out more about activities that we offer.
News and Events
July 14, 2016
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
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