CESL Class Highlight - Global Citizenship Series

The Global Citizenship Series gets CESL students out of the classroom and into the community.

Photo Highlights from CESL's Culture Night

CESL students gathered together for Culture Night, an event celebrating the customs and culture of their home countries.

Highlights from the Winter 2017 CESL Graduation

CESL students were recognized for their efforts to learn the English language and American culture during a graduation ceremony and reception on Thursday.


The CESL Winter Festival is scheduled for December 11-14 this year, and you definitely won’t want to miss it.

CESL Students Show Off English Skills in Poster Presentations

CESL students put their newly acquired English skills to the test during a poster presentation, “Discovering American Culture Through Photojournalism.”

Japanese Students Visit the Sooner Nation

Japanese students visiting from Kyoto, Japan, met with Norman Mayor Lynne Miller at a reception hosted by PASSPORTS.

Eclipse Unites Incoming CESL Students

CESL students took advantage of the coinciding solar eclipse to break a few language barriers on the first day of orientation.

CESL Instructor Spotlight - Hilary Kirk

This month, Hilary Kirk, CESL’s favorite British ESL instructor, is celebrating her 6th year here at the Center for English as a Second Language at OU.

CESL Instructor Spotlight - Janna Corn

Janna Corn is passionate, innovative, and she is leading our CESL students confidently into the future.

Safety at OU for CESL Students

The recent presidential election has left many CESL students unsettled. Please be assured that as members of the OU community, you are in a safe place, and our support of you is steadfast.