CESL offers many affordable, part-time options during the day or evening to students who may be busy with jobs or other studies. CESL part-time options can enhance your life or further your career. UA international students may brush up on particular English language skills.
CESL's Part-Time Program is effective because it provides quality instruction through highly trained instructors in small classes which promotes close teaching-learning relationships between students and their teachers. CESL offers Arizona's only part-time community program, fully accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA). Our continued commitment to high-quality ESL instruction sets us apart from other part-time language programs.
Summer part-time classes are offered for two hours beginning at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., two times per week (Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Fall and Spring part-time classes are offered for two hours beginning at 8:40 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., two times per week (Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays) for a total of 30 hours of instruction per class. Regular sessions start in January, March, August, and October of each year.
*You may enroll in no more than 3 classes per session.
Application deadlines are at 5pm Arizona time. All applications materials must be received by the application deadline.
These classes combine all four-language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing while focusing on grammar structures, vocabulary building and pronunciation. All levels are offered, Basic, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
This intermediate-level course is for students who want to learn American English pronunciation through intensive practice. Course goals include increasing accuracy in reception and production, reducing accent, analyzing the sounds of American English, and developing phonemic discrimination skills.
This intermediate-level course is for students who want to develop their knowledge and use of spoken English. It focuses on all the factors that play a role in casual conversation, including pronunciation, slang, idioms, and colloquial language. It also focuses on popular topics that reflect Americans’ cultural interests.
This advanced-level course focuses on the development of the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills needed to be successful on the TOEFL test. Students will expand their existing language knowledge and skills through a focus on vocabulary, grammar, rhetorical forms, as well as test-taking strategies.
This advanced-level ESL course is designed for students who want to master complex grammatical structures used in writing and speaking both in professional and academic settings through the identification of grammatical errors and the development of editing skills.
This advanced-level ESL course is designed for students with a proficient use of English language who want to improve their public speaking skills in business and academic settings. Students will learn how to design and deliver an effective presentation using effective visual aids and public speaking skills.