Skill Intensive Workshops


CESL offers the option of small group instruction. A group of two to five students can request an intensive workshop focused on a particular English skill (such as speaking, listening, reading, writing, or grammar). The students must apply, pay and register together. There is a minimum of 10 hours for a tuition cost of $750 per group. In addition, each participant must pay an application fee of $30 and a technology fee of $20. The students are responsible for forming their own groups.

Some possible SIW topics

General English skills (all levels):

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Accent Reduction/Pronunciation
  • Presentation skills

Specific topics (intermediate-advanced):

  • Business English
  • American Culture
  • Discussion and Presentation Skills
  • GRE
We can also do SIWs on other topics.


Please read our SIW Policies.

Students in Skill Workshops are expected to attend all scheduled meetings and complete all assigned work.


Karyn Light-Gibson
Learning Advisor

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