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The CESL Voice - Spring 2013 Alumni Update Exciting things are going on at CESL!

Life at CESL  A CESL alum graduates from the school of Nursing  A CESL alum is now working as a Student Activities worker  A visit from a former CESL student  38 Colombian teachers join the IEP  CESL connects with international students in the local community

My name is JieMei Zhang. Everyone calls me “Jamie”. I am originally from China. I worked at CESL for almost three years. I was a Student Activity Coordinator Assistant. My job was to plan for wonderful activities around Tucson to help students to relax and to practice English at the same time. I love my job! I really wish I could work there forever. I was a student at the University of

 CESL instructors travel abroad

Contact us today! The Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona 1100 E. James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210024 Tucson, AZ 85721 Phone: (520) 621-3637 Fax: (520) 621-9180

Arizona and I majored in Nursing. I graduated in December 2012, and was recently married. I will, hopefully, become an RN at the University of Arizona Medical Center. I hope to see everyone again, however, not in the hospital :) ______________________

Patrick Su Wang I am Patrick and I am from China. I study dance at the University of Arizona. I studied English at CESL for about one year. I just started my university classes this semester and started working at CESL. The school for me is wonderful! Studying at the University of Arizona is a totally different experience. I have a lot of new knowledge that I had never dreamed of before. My dance class is going well and I am practicing things I have never previously tried. I can study whatever I am interested in studying at this university. This surprised me very much. It helps me to develop myself fully. I would say that I like this university and I like America. The best and most surprising thing is that I was offered a job at CESL. I am a Student Activities Worker, which is my dream job and my first job in the USA. On my job I can meet people from many different countries and make new friends. It is a lot of fun to plan activities for students. When I studied at CESL I used to participate in many activities and now I am helping to plan them!

Welcome Back Miye! CESL teachers were thrilled to have a visitor arrive from South Korea. Miye is a well loved CESL alum who recently returned to Tucson for a visit with her former teachers and a trip down memory lane!. It was great to see you Miye! ______________________ 38 Colombian teachers study in the IEP

We welcomed a group of 38 teachers from Colombia into our IEP this spring. They were a welcome addition to our classes not only because they were outgoing, enthusiastic, and diligent, but also because they were teachers who really appreciated seeing methods used here at CESL . They will certainly be missed by their CESL instructors and students alike.

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Local News CESL just received a grant from the Commission on the Status of Women to start an International Women’s Club in conjunction with partners on campus. We look forward to developing this club to help our students and other international women on campus connect. ________________ CESL hosted graduate interns from the English Language & Linguistics program, and an undergraduate preceptor who served as a conversation partner to our students. These individuals gained important educational experiences and also enriched the experiences of our students.

Featured Local Programs We are wrapping up our class with St. Gregory School, where a CESL teacher goes to teach international students there. Our classes continue with Refugee Focus, where a tutor goes twice a week and leads small group sessions. We recently finished a program with Continental in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico We held conversation classes for visiting international engineers in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering.

For more information on Local Programs: Please contact Sumayya Granger at .

Tutoring Options CESL offers many kinds of tutoring to students, including:  Individual tutoring for many skills and levels (pronunciation, grammar, TOEFCL, etc.)  Small-group workshops for test prep and other skills Feedback from a tutoring student: “I improved my English a lot during my tutoring and had a lot of positive experiences in a foreign culture, so I can wholeheartedly recommend CESL tutoring to other people.”

For more information on Tutoring: Please contact Tutoring Coordinator Gary Johnston at

Global Programs Updates This spring we were busier than ever with our teacher training programs in high demand. We continued to run our basic online teacher training with students in Chungnam, South Korea. We also began a new online teacher training program with 14 teachers in Zacatecas, Mexico. They will soon be moving on to the advanced online course. We once again expect to host a group of Fulbright PreAcademic students here at CESL this summer. A group of seven CESL instructors will travel to Guangzhou, China again this coming summer to offer basic and advanced face-to-face teacher training certificate programs. CESL will provide online teacher training to 25 teachers from Hermosillo, Mexico beginning in May. This is a hybrid, face-toface and online program. Look for updates on the above programs and more exciting program developments in the next CESL Voice newsletter!

For more information on Global Programs: Please contact Global Programs Development Officer Linda Chu at

How to connect with CESL Would you like to find out more about our programs and current activities? Visit our website at Are you interested in requesting a global or local program? Would you like to be featured in the next alumni newsletter? Contact Linda Chu ( or Sumayya Granger ( Would you like to donate to CESL? As a self-supporting program, CESL must cover all expenses through tuition and fees without state support. You can help! Donate to: 1. Student Scholarships 2. The Afghanistan Student Fund. 3. The Director’s Discretionary Fund 4. Faculty Support 5. Modernizing Classrooms 6. Information Technology Visit our donation site for more information: supportcesl.html

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