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!
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.
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:
CELAC can issue an I-20, non-immigrant document
The English program of CELAC has helped me in a grand way to better my English. The instructors at CELAC are qualified to give classes to international students and are very patient. At CELAC, they understand that each student has different needs and attend to these needs punctually. In general, everyone at CELAC is patient and always has the ability to help us in our difficulties. I am very happy to be part of this program, and my improvement in English as a result is remarkable. - CELAC graduate Summer 2015
The time I spend at CELAC has helped me transition into graduate school and to familiarize myself with the education system in the United States. It provides a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and a good place to learn English. - CELAC graduate Fall 2012, currently an Ed.D candidate in Educational Leadership at the College of Education at UNM
The time I spent studying at CELAC was of great and crucial importance for my improvement as well as to my excellent development in the English language. The daily contact with people of different nationalities makes us want to go beyond, to overcome our limitations, in other words, it opens us to new horizons and contributes greatly to our learning process. - CELAC graduate Fall 2014, currently attending UNM