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University of Arizona (CESL)

Center for English as a Second Language [Tucson, Arizona]


  • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students
  • Become a part of a nationally-ranked American university
  • World-famous attractions nearby: The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and California's beaches

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1968
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 75-100
      Average Class Size : 14
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from Tucson!
      Welcome to the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)! I invite you today to learn more about our program and apply to CESL through ApplyESL.com. Studying at CESL is one of the best choices you can make. Our English students have continued their academic studies to become teachers, lawyers, doctors, government leaders, and professional athletes. Just think of what you could do when you study with us! Not only does CESL offer up to 25 hours of intensive English instruction per week for our regular courses, but we also create individualized programs for special groups (of any size) including scholars, administrators, businessmen, and even teenagers. If you have any questions about CESL, please feel free to let us know. We can even put you in contact with CESL students who can tell you about their personal, academic and cultural experiences while attending our program. On behalf of everyone here at CESL, we would be most honored if you would come to study with us and we all look forward to meeting you soon!
      Dr. Suzanne Panferov
      Director, Center for English as a Second Language
    • Center for English as a Second Language
      University of Arizona

      P.O. Box 210024 1100E James E Rogers Way
      Tucson, Arizona  85721-0024  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 520-621-3637
      FAX: +1 520-621-9180
      E-mail: cesl@email.arizona.edu
      Website: http://www.cesl.arizona.edu
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 16-18 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8, 16, 24,32 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request
      HOUSING: The CESL does not manage any specific housing facilities.
      However, upon request, housing information will be provided.
    • Dates
    • 2022
      8 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 3/4
      Apply by 12/5
      3/8 - 5/6
      Apply by 2/8
      5/31 - 7/29
      Apply by 5/1

    • Costs
      US $120
      TUITION FEE (2022)
      4 WEEKS US $1,250
      8 WEEKS US $2,500
      US $180
      8-32 WEEKS See Remarks See Remarks See Remarks
      Airport Pickup Service
      Health Insurance
      $165 (4W) ; $330 (8W)
      University Fees
      $297.50 (4W) ; $595 (8W)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Tucson, Arizona
    • Location
      Center for English as a Second Language
      University of Arizona

      P.O. Box 210024 1100E James E Rogers Way Tucson, Arizona  85721-0024  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Tuscon International Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation from the airport to campus. School can introduce airport pick up services that cost approximately US$12 and arrive on campus in approximately 20 minutes, but students have to make reservations on their own. Taxis are also available from the airport that will cost approximately US$20 and arrive on campus in approximately the same time.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.8
      School Environment: 4.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5
      Activities and Social Life: 4.7
      Accommodation: 3.5


    • There are 6 reviews for this school

    • Lulu
      [ Gansu, China, Age 22, Female ]
      28 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
      The school was pretty good!
      I am very happy to share my experience with you. I thought that learning English would require more and more practice, including lots of conversation practice. CESL offers this to students and the diversity of courses you need. Actually, before I came to CESL, I was not motivated to study English because I did not know how to read an article or completely understand what a certain passage was talking about, but now I am able to understand what the teacher and my classmates say. The most important thing is that I can say that I love English!
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      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 32, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 27, Female ]
      13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
      I love CESL
      一直現在還很懷念在CESL上課的那段日子,對我來說是很特別的經驗. U of A校園還蠻有特色的,語言學校的學生跟UA的學生一樣,可以使用學校的資源(Rec Center, Library...)

      老師基本上都蠻有耐心的,有任何事都很樂意幫忙. 他們只會跟你說英文,在學生不懂的時候,他們會放慢說話速度,或用不同的方式形容讓你了解.(雖然老師只會跟你說英文,但據我所知,很多老師都在國外住過,會兩種以上的語言) 班上同學來自日本,韓國,墨西哥,非洲,阿拉伯等,從同學身上也能學到不少有趣的事. 如果有需要CESL會協助找coversation partner,聊天又能練習會話. 當初選擇Homestay, 回到家也有很多機會說英文. 除此之外, 也跟homestay family上教堂,購物,拜訪親友,野餐, 體驗到很多美國人與我們不同的生活方式與文化特色.


      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 33, Male ]
      6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.

      [ taipei, taiwan, Age 28, Female ]

      valentin castillo garzon
      [ hermosillo, mexico, Age 41, Male ]
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