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Since 1966, the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) has been a successful intensive English program with a well-established international reputation. 

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CESL is a unit of the Department of Linguistics on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is staffed by members of the University faculty. The intensive English language program at CESL is open to prospective University students, professionals, and others who want to learn English as a second language in an immersion and intensive community.

The advantages of studying English at CESL are many. In addition to intensive English instruction, CESL students benefit from the central location of CESL on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIU is a large, comprehensive, public university with over 18,000 students. CESL is housed in Faner Hall, which lies only a few steps from Morris Library and the Student Center.

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