International student learning English online

LANGUAGE FOR THE WORLD STAGE

The Center for English as a Second Language is happy to announce that we will be returning to in-person classes in the near future! We will continue offering online classes, dependent on student demand.

By enrolling in any of our 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 the same in both our in-person and online classes. Successfully completing CESL's OU Track in either modality will enable academically admissible candidates to enroll in the University of Oklahoma!

Application deadlines for online classes are flexible, but for in-person classes, you must apply by the deadline to have enough time to obtain your F-1 visa.

COURSES

Our traditional, in-person classes meet 20 hours per week, from 9-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Our synchronous, online classes follow the same schedule and curriculum as our in person classes.

The three-hour Core Course at CEFR levels A1-B2 covers the integrated skills of Listening/Speaking, Reading and Grammar/Writing. Classes are held 9:00-11:50 a.m. CDT, Monday-Thursday.

Our two-hour seminar classes focus on test preparation (IELTS and TOEFL iBT) and special topics from 1:00-2:50 p.m. CDT, Monday-Thursday.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for any of our upcoming sessions, 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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DATES

Semester

Session

Orientation

Session Dates

Application dates for online classes

Application dates for in-person classes

Summer 2021Session One

May 13, 2021

May 17 – June 24, 2021

May 10, 2021

April 12, 2021

 Session Two

July 1, 2021

July 6- August 12, 2021

June 28, 2021

June 1, 2021

Fall 2021 

Session One

August 23, 2021

August 24 - October 7, 2021

Aug. 20, 2021

July 19, 2021

 

Session Two

October 18 2021

October 19– December 2 2021

October 15, 2021

September 13, 2021

Spring 2022

Session One

January 24 2022

January 25- March 10, 2022

January 21, 2022

December 20, 2021

 

Session Two

March 21, 2022

March 22-May 5, 2022

March 18, 2022

February 14, 2022

Summer 2022 

Session One

May 12, 2021

May 16 -June 23 2021

May 9, 2022

April 11, 2022

 

Session Two

June 30, 2022

July 5 – August 11, 2022

June 27, 2022

May 30, 2022

Fall  2022 

Session One

August 22, 2022

August 23-October 6 2022

August 19, 2022

July 18, 2022

 

Session Two

October 17, 2022

October 18-December 1, 2022

October 14, 2022

September 12, 2022

STUDENT BENEFITS

The English Language Program at OU:

  • Is taught by certified master's degree holders in Teaching 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

CONTACT US

Our admissions staff are currently working remotely. You can contact us at (405) 325-2351 or by email at esl@ou.edu. 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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OU's RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM
 

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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AddressOffice HoursContact Information
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
E-mail: esl@ou.edu

 

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