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Center of English Language Program



Mission Statement


Our mission is to provide the best possible English instruction in a dynamic, caring, student-centered environment.

The Center of English Language (CEL) exists to assist those individuals whose first language is not English in acquiring proficiency in the English language, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as achieving individually determined educational, vocational, and/or personal goals.

Furthermore, the CEL offers specific programs designed to:



Help international students acquire sufficient English language skills for admission into an American prep-school, college, or university of their choice.



Help professionals acquire sufficient English proficiency for employment and/or global business negotiations.



Help new residents in the United States become competent in the English language in order to live, work, and if so desired, gain citizenship.

The CEL's primary and foremost goal is to provide the best possible instruction of English to local and international students, in order for them to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals.

In addition C.E.L strives to:



Produce alumni proficient in English in order to successfully communicate in today's global, multicultural society.


Recruit and retain dynamic, dedicated, and effective instructors.


Remain current with new teaching methods and materials.


Increase and respect the diversity of the CEL student population.


Help students adjust to the U.S. culture and traditions.



Assist students with housing accommodations, drivers' licenses, insurance, and/or any other needs within CEL's ability.



Maintain a comfortable and enjoyable learning/working environment for CEL's students, faculty, and staff.


Academic Policies

International students planning to enter colleges and universities in the United States must earn acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The English as a Foreign Language program (EFL) is designed to help students gain sufficient proficiency in English to earn high scores on the TOEFL.

New students are given the Michigan English Placement Test and admitted to the EFL level for which they qualify.

The EFL program offers twelve levels of intensive English. Each level consists of 72 class-hours of instruction. At the end of each four-week session students take final exams. Students making satisfactory academic progress then advance to the next higher level. The minimum passing grade is 70%.

Grade sheets are issued to students upon completion of final exams. Transcripts of grades are furnished to admissions departments of colleges and universities upon request.

Upon successful completion of level twelve, each student is awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating that he or she is prepared to undertake university studies in the United States.



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CEL Main Campus | 3434 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75234 | P(214) 696-0027 F(214) 696-0065 |
CEL Branch School - Richardson North Campus | 222 Municipal Drive, Suite 180 Richardson, TX 75080 | P(972) 421-1288 F(972) 458-1388 |