All Spring II courses with the Center for English as a Second Language have moved online. The CESL Graduation and the Spring field trip have been canceled.

CESL’s English for Leadership and Civic Engagement (ELCE) Summer Camp scheduled for May 31-June 5 has been canceled.

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Established in 1988, the Center for English as a Second Language offers intensive English language courses on the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma. CESL prepares students for the university by focusing on English for academic purposes, teaching American culture classes, and practicing American classroom culture. Students who go to CESL are better prepared for all aspects of attending universities in the United States. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Oklahoma is to provide exemplary English language instruction, as well as cultural education to empower students to communicate successfully in social, academic, and professional settings.



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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