Since 1966, CESL at SIU has been a successful intensive English program with a well-established international reputation. Students benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention in a beautiful natural environment. They enjoy academic preparation and cultural experiences while building relationships with the friendly people of Southern Illinois. 
Located on a nationally-ranked university campus, CESL strives to provide the best language and cultural experience possible. 

Community is important, and the city of Carbondale was named ‘The Best Small City in Illinois’ by Life in America’s Small Cities. Located in the ‘Heartland’ region of the U.S.A., residents enjoy a low cost of living combined with easy access to major American cities like St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis and Nashville.

Discover life in an American community. Discover CESL.
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