The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is a unit of the Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and is staffed by members of the University faculty. The intensive English language program at CESL is open to prospective University students, professionals, and others who want to learn English as a second language in an immersion and intensive community.
Our CESL department can help make you successful in any of the following ways:
- Conditional Admission - most undergraduate programs give conditional admission
- English for any level - beginner to graduate
- English for graduate students - some graduate programs might give conditional admission but you should check with your department individually
- Customized programs - for special groups
Are you already a CESL student and want information about how to apply to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs at SIU? See our current CESL students page.