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Intensive English Program


The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, Oklahoma. CESL prepares students for the university by focusing on English for academic purposes, teaching American culture classes, and practicing American classroom culture.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States and is dedicated to advancing international educational opportunities. CESL can customize and conduct short-term intensive English programs for universities, agencies, and businesses.

With full immersion in the American education model and the English language, students will return home with a unique and practical perspective on learning English in the United States. Because students will be fully immersed in the English language, their language learning ability will increase and students will experience rapid improvement in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will form lifelong connections with the instructors, other international CESL students, and Americans in the University of Oklahoma community. The bonds formed during their time at CESL will provide opportunities for future learning and continue to strengthen the relationship between our two countries.

“I just loved my experience at CESL. I had funny teachers and classmates from everywhere in the world. It did not even feel like I was going to school. It also felt like home. Everyone was so nice and warm with us. I enjoyed the activities that our teachers organized for us. I’m finally able to express myself in front of other people using a second language. Thanks to the CESL team, I have the opportunity to travel to Canada next month to continue learning this amazing language.”

–Katya, Proyecta 100,000 student

CESL has hosted programs for the following groups: • Ritsumeikan University • BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) • WAMS (West Africa Management Services) • Proyecta 100,000

WHY SHOULD YOU SEND YOUR STUDENTS TO OU? • Safe campus environment • Affordable - The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the U.S. regarding academic excellence and cost • Ranked in the top 50 American public universities by U.S. News & World Report • All CESL instructors have master’s degrees with a specialization in TESOL • Ranked among the top 25 most beautiful college campuses in America • Oklahoma is in the heart of Native American culture • Access to many museums and cultural activities, including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum • Ranked top 3 for student happiness by The Princeton Review ABOUT CESL PROGRAMS • Packages start at $2,000 per student for a four-week course • Program prices vary depending on the length of stay, course content and classroom hours, number of students, housing and meal requests, and excursions and activities • Classes are typically held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday • Field trips and excursions are typically on Fridays and Saturdays ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE OU is centrally located within a major metropolitan area, so there are many fun activities nearby. • Professional sports teams including the NBA’s OKC Thunder, the USL’s OKC Energy FC, and MiLB’s OKC Dodgers • Nearby cultural experiences like the Chickasaw Cultural Center, the Bricktown Entertainment District, and the world-class Sam Noble Museum of Natural History • Fun activities including river sports, hiking, horseback riding, and more!

PACKAGES WE OFFER: University Preparation – These courses are designed for high school students 17 and older who want an advantage when they get to the university. Lessons will focus on grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening. If desired, we provide courses focusing on test preparation for the IELTS and TOEFL tests. Improving English Skills for the University Student – Students will take their English language skills to a higher level by becoming immersed in American culture and the English language. Courses can focus on general English, academic English, or topic-specific English that prepares students to succeed in their focused area of study. Teacher Training – We can equip teachers of all levels with the English proficiency they need to teach. In addition, we offer courses and workshops that focus on the pedagogy related to the teachers’ specialty. Career Preparation – A CESL program is a valuable addition to any university student’s resume. We provide volunteering opportunities, business and TOEIC test preparation courses, and improved pronunciation and presentation skills. Employee Development – We can provide content-specific courses based on specific industries and English skills that will improve employees’ communication within a business setting. This includes skills in conversation, presentation, and pronunciation. Contact us if you have a need that is not listed above. We offer a wide range of options, and we would love to discuss them with you.

PACS.OU.EDU/CESL | 1-405-325-2351 | ESL@OU.EDU

CONTACT US Center for English as a Second Language Extended Campus University of Oklahoma 300 Kellogg Drive Norman, OK 73072 1-405-325-2351 |


CESL Customized Programs  
CESL Customized Programs