The CELAC BugleOur Mission

Welcome to the Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico! As the University’s intensive English program, our mission is to prepare international students and professionals with the language skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of academic studies or professional settings in the United States and in English speaking countries around the world. Students also learn about American culture through active involvement in the UNM campus community and from participating in fun field trips around the state of New Mexico.

CELAC students can easily transition into University studies at UNM upon successfully completing our English classes and receiving a passing score on our institutional TOEFL exam. Assistance with the application process and academic advisement is always available at CELAC. We hope you will choose CELAC for your English studies and look forward to meeting you soon!


Program Info

Program Info

The Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) is a university pre-academic (non-credit) intensive English language program at the University of New Mexico (UNM). It is part of Global Education Office (GEO) at the University of New Mexico. CELAC serves students who want to develop college-level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Online Courses

Online Classes

The Center for English & American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico offers online courses that will run for eight weeks every semester.

CELAC will be offering the following online courses:

  • TOEFL Preparation Course: iBT (internet-based) test)
  • Academic Writing Course
  • Academic Reading Course
Apply Now!

Apply Now

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have proof of High School graduation (or GED)
  • Must have a minimum U.S. Grade Point Average of 2.0
  • Must have basic knowledge of the English language (at least one academic semester)
  • CELAC can issue an I-20, non-immigrant document

Pay the $100 application fee


Upcoming Events

Sep. 7, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Labor Day NO CLASS