CESL stands for "Community-based English as a Second Language." UM CESL is an English language program designed to help participants improve their everyday English skills.
Who are the classes for?
The classes are for family members of faculty, staff, and international scholars ages 18 and up from the University of Mississippi. The classes are designed for beginning- to intermediate-level speakers, but they will also accommodate speakers below or above that level.
How much do the classes cost?
The CESL classes are FREE to any family member of University of Mississippi faculty, staff, or international scholars!
Who are the teachers?
The teachers are volunteers who are currently students in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program in the department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. The program is overseen by a UM faculty member.
Classes are held Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. As of last fall, we also have Conversation Corners on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 during which students are able to speak with instructors in a relaxed setting.
Where are classes held?
Classes are held in the Intensive English Program's classrooms in the Former Athletic Office, 1st Floor on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus. For a map and directions, please click on Contact Us.
Can I bring my kids?
Childcare is provided on Monday nights by volunteers who are currently students in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program. Childcare is FREE, and your children will enjoy playing games and coloring while you are in class. While we do offer childcare during classes on Monday nights, we do not offer childcare during Conversation Corners on Wednesday nights. For age restrictions and other policies, please click on Childcare.