CESL Classes

CESL classes meet for 20 hours per week from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday - Thursday. We have two types of courses: Core Courses and Seminar Courses. 

The typical class size at CESL is eight to twelve students. We believe that this size class allows the best interaction between students and  instructors. 


CESL ONLINE CLASSES

CESL classes meet online using the Zoom platform for 20 hours per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT, Monday-Thursday. We have two types of courses: Core Courses and Seminar Courses. 

The typical class size at CESL is six to 12 students. We believe that this size class allows the best interaction between students and instructors. 


CORE COURSES

The Core Course is offered at seven levels. If you're in OU Track, there is an eighth level you will need to complete entitled "University Preparation." Your level will be determined by your placement tests before classes start. The Core Course focuses on the integrated skills of Reading, Grammar/Writing, and Listening/Speaking. These classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11:50 CDT.  (12 hours of class per week)

Core Courses: 

  • Reading
  • Grammar/Writing
  • Listening/Speaking

Levels: 

FoundationIntermediateAdvanced
Pre A1A2+B2
A1B1University Preperation
A2B1+ 

Note: These levels are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Please  follow this link to learn more about the CEFR.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION - OU TRACK

The University Preparation course is offered from 9 to 11:50 a.m. CDT and is taken in place of the Core Course. 

The University Preparation course is an option for students who want to attend OU and complete the OU Track Requirements. Successful completion of the OU Track program allows students to be admitted to the University of Oklahoma with lower IELTS and TOEFL scores than students who do not go through the OU Track program.

The University Preparation course is offered in the morning and is taken in place of the core courses. 


SEMINAR COURSES

CESL offers a variety of seminar courses from 1 to 2:50 p.m. CDT.  (8 hours of class per week)

Seminar classes vary each session. Below are examples of the topics we offer to our students:

  • American History and Government
  • Everyday English
  • Project-Based Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • University Reading and Writing
  • TOEFL iBT Test Preparation
  • IELTS Test Preparation

Seminar classes are rated for intermediate and advanced skill levels.


TEST PREPARATION CLASSES

TOEFLIn addition to our core courses and seminars, we offer test preparation classes for the TOEFL iBT and IELTS. These classes are for upper intermediate and advanced students interested in studying for the English proficiency exams. When available, you can choose a Test Prep Course for your seminar. 

Classes are Monday - Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m.