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Center for English Language & American Culture (CELAC)
The Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) is an intensive English program designed for international students and/or professionls who wish to develop college-level skills in listening, reading, writing, grammar and speaking in order to prepare for US academic studies or for work purposes.
CELAC is centrally located in Albuquerque on UNM campus, 10 minute drive from Albuquerque International Airport, one hour drive south of Santa Fe, NM, in southwestern USA.
Instructors have substantial ESL teaching experience both in the US and other countries, and either have a Master's degree or are in the process of their studies for a Master's or Ph.D.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: No
Other Programs:Conversation Partners, One-On-One Tutoring, CELAC Arts Group, Cultural Field Trips, Study Groups (extra practice in pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation, grammar)
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: No
Maximum Class Size: 14
Average Class Size: 10
Beginner Levels: 0
Intermediate Levels: 3
Advanced Levels: 3
Levels established by placement exam. No beginner level available.
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 20
Maximum Hours Per Week: 20
Part Time Available: Yes
16 weeks- Fall Semester- August to December 16 weeks- Spring Semster- January to May 8 weeks- Summer Session- June to July
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 27%
Middle East: 5%
All classrooms are housed in one building centrally located on the UNM campus. Computer lab and administrative offices also in same location.
Fees based on a session length of 4 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
Notes on Fees:
Books and student fees included in tuition fee.
Dormitories are a few minutes walking distance to classes. Price does not include meal plans.
All University services available to CELAC students including gymnasium, health center, all libraries, computer labs, international student advisement and counseling services.
Educational Service Opportunities
Education services include counseling, advisement, tutoring, field trips, assistance with undergraduate and graduate applications to UNM, international student orientations.
City bus service available and taxi service. Campus shuttle service free throughout campus.
Applicant must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.