International student learning English online


The Center for English as a Second Language is excited to announce the new online English language program. Application deadlines are flexible, so you can apply at any time.

By enrolling in CESL classes, you will have access to live, instantaneous feedback on all your English language questions by certified ESL professionals with master's degrees or higher in the field. The course content, homework, feedback and instruction are just what you would receive in our in-person classes. Successfully completing CESL's OU Track will enable academically admissible candidates to enroll in the University of Oklahoma!   


Our synchronous, online classes deliver up to 20 hours a week of the same instruction you would receive if you were attending in person at the University of Oklahoma!    

Enroll for our three-hour Core Course at CEFR levels A1-B2 and study the integrated skills of Listening/Speaking, Reading, and Grammar/Writing. Classes offered 9-11:50 a.m. CDT, Monday-Thursday.

Our two-hour seminar classes focus on test preparation (IELTS and TOEFL iBT) and special topics from 1-2:50 p.m. CDT, Monday-Thursday.


Apply for Fall 2020 Online or Spring 2021 Online or In-Person 

Admission to the University of Oklahoma is NOT required to enroll with CESL. We look forward to meeting you in class!

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Fall I  
 Session start August 24
 Application deadlineJuly 10
 Last day of classOctober 8
Fall IISession start October 19
 Application deadline September 10
 Last day of classDecember 4
Spring ISession start January 25, 2021
 Application deadlineDecember 12, 2020
 Last day of classMarch 11, 2021
Spring IISession start March 24, 2021
 Application deadlineFebruary 20, 2021
 Last day of classMay 6, 2021



The Online English Language Program at OU

  • Taught by certified master's degree holders in English as a Second Language
  • Delivers up to 20 hours a week of personalized instruction
  • Meets the language proficiency requirement set by the University of Oklahoma
  • Enables academically admissible students to enter OU after successful completion of advanced courses 


We know the situation with COVID-19 is changing daily. Please let us know how we can help you or if you have any questions. We have a dedicated team ready to help you make program decisions and support you along the way.

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Academic English Program

Academic English

This program is designed for those wishing to become an OU student.

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General English program

General English

Improve general use and aspects of the English language.

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Intensive Test Preparation

Intensive Test Preparation

Prepare to succeed in the TOEFL and IELTS exams.

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Workplace English

Workplace English

We will work with you to create a customized program that meets your organization's needs.

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Boomer Outreach Building
300 Kellogg Dr. Suite 109
Norman, OK 73072
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central U.S. Time)
Main Line:  (405) 325-2351
Fax: (405) 325-7038



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