The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at the University of Kentucky provides comprehensive English language instruction for non-native English speakers in a university setting. At the Center for English as a Second Language, we assist students in achieving language proficiency goals for academic, professional, and social purposes through multi-level language instruction. The Center for English as a Second Language is dedicated to promoting diversity and to providing reciprocal cultural enrichment opportunities to the University, the community, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
The General English course is offered Tuesday and Thursday. It is intended to improve the general language skills of non-native speakers of English and will focus on listening, speaking, reading, and grammar. Participants are required to purchase a book/materials packet.
The Test Preparation course is offered Monday and Wednesday. It will prepare students for the GRE Verbal and TOEFL examinations. The course emphasizes vocabulary building strategies, critical thinking exercises, test-taking skills, and 30-minute essay writing workshops. Participants are required to purchase a book/materials packet.
This program is designed to prepare international students academically and culturally for the challenges of university life. Students may elect to take all four courses, two in the Fall and two in the Spring of their first year of academic work. They may also test out of courses by doing the Compass ESL test and an interview with the EAP screening team.
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