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CESL serves international students enrolled in CESL or SIU. Our primary mission is to provide the highest quality English language program and curriculum, delivered by professionals in the field of ESL. We aim to: Provide high-quality ESL instruction to students to meet their educational, professional, and/or personal goals. Foster global citizenship by helping students acquire a better understanding of both US academic and social culture as well as their own and other cultures. Provide effective teacher training and mentoring of CESL teaching assistants. Provide advanced linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical trainingfor international graduate assistants. Promote international awareness within the SIU community and the region.
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is a place where students from all over the world come to learn and improve their English. In order to successfully learn any language, one needs to practice with native speakers of the language. It is our goal to find a conversation partner for each CESL student who would like to further develop their English listening, speaking, and conversational skills.
For native English speakers, the Conversation Partner Program is a great way to learn about another culture and begin networking internationally while gaining resume building experience. Conversation partners can earn volunteer hours recognized by the University.