Intensive English

Welcome to the Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico!

CELAC offers top quality English language training for student success in both academic and professional settings. Reach your language goals through English courses and interactive cultural activities in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico!


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Countries of International Students

UNM is a second home for 1,300 international students and scholars.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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