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Intensive English

Intensive English courses support students to develop skills to succeed in a wide variety of academic studies or professional settings in English speaking countries around the world.

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Community Course

This English class is designed to help non-native English speakers gain confidence in English, introduce them to local customs, and communicate more easily in their everyday lives.

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Pathway to UNM

No TOEFL Required! Students who successfully complete the Academic Bridge level of English instruction at CELAC do not need an English proficiency English exam score to continue with full-time degree status at UNM.

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TOEFL ITP Prep Course

Program participants attend ONLINE asynchronous classes for 30 days anytime, understand the format of the TOEFL ITP test and each section individually, and develop reading, grammar, and listening skills required for success on the TOEFL ITP test. 

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Customized Programs

CELAC has provided specialized intensive English language courses and unique educational experiences to many groups from around world.

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Student Testimonials




Hometown: Mexico

"For many years I took English classes in Mexico, and I always learned something new but never had the confidence to speak. When I arrived to Albuquerque, I believed that I would never be able to communicate, but four months later I see results. The CELAC program removed my fear, and it has helped me to integrate myself into American culture."




Hometown: Thailand

"I arrived in the USA from Thailand with no English skills at all, and in one and a half years, I am now able to converse proficiently in English. Thank you to my instructors in CELAC for supporting me and making this incredible accomplishment possible."



Wenting Y.

Hometown: China

"CELAC for international students is like a bridge to reduce our uncertainty in order to make a smooth transition to a new environment. After my one semester experience at CELAC, I successfully moved to my MS-ISA program at the Anderson School of Management. I believe CELAC gave me a solid foundation of English learning which will affect my future employment prospects."