Teen English Program Part Time


Intensive English language instruction for teens from ages 13-17. Students will improve their English, develop new friendships, and find joy in learning a second language! Students learn and use English in classes taught by experienced, enthusiastic ESL teachers.


We have set the age standard for the Teen English Program to better meet the needs and attention of our teen-aged students and the students in the intensive English Program. We encourage students ages 13-17 to enroll in the Teen Program. Students must be at least 13 by the time of application.


Monday - Thursday

Students are divided by level and receive 2 hours of language instruction per day, M-Th, in University of Arizona classrooms where speaking and listening skills are emphasized. Lessons are designed specifically for teen learners. Part time students have to select whether to take the morning class from 10am - 12pm or afternoon class from 1-3pm.


On Fridays, teachers accompany students on recreation/cultural excursions in and around Tucson. On these excursions, the teens have a chance to speak and listen to English in real world settings.

Part time cost

Application fee $30.00
Program fee
$ 20.00
$ 500.00
Student Services
$ 125.00
Student Health Center
$ 70.00
$ 745.00


We offer group discounts. Please visit our discounts page for a description.

The $70.00 student health center fee may be applicable if student is unable to provide proof of health insurance.


July 15 - August 9, 2013


Most teens stay with family or friends in Tucson. For more information about Housing and home stay opportunities, email cesl@email.arizona.edu, or see the CESL housing webpage for homestay information.

Part time application

Teens who are currently in Tucson may join this program for 2 hours per day plus Friday field trips.

Proof of residency is not required.

Print and complete CESL application forms:


All students must provide proof of immunizations and health insurance. See immunization & insurance.

Students on tourist/laser visas will not be permitted to study in the TEP.

""My experience as a CESL student, an astonishing adventure""