Improve your English at the University of Arizona

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Welcome to the University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

Since the fall of 1970, when the University of Sonora in Hermosillo sent 22 engineers to the UA to perfect their English language skills before beginning their graduate degrees in the College of Engineering, CESL has trained thousands of undergraduate and graduate students from nearly 100 countries for academic study at the University of Arizona.

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"Even though I have lived in Tucson for ten years, this is the first time I have really studied English."