Semi-Intensive ESL Program
The Semi-Intensive CESL Program at the University of Kentucky is designed for participants who are already in the United States in some capacity: visiting faculty, exchange visitors, employees of local companies, post-docs, residents of Lexington and surrounding areas, graduate students or spouses of graduate students and faculty, and others who do not need a student visa.
The program has five hours of instruction per week, usually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. During the academic year, there are four 6-week sessions. In summer, there are two 4-week sessions. The program is intended to improve the general language skills of non-native speakers of English and will focus on listening, speaking, reading, and grammar. Because of time constraints, the skill of writing is not addressed. Usually, two levels of proficiency are offered: a lower group and an upper group. A placement test is given prior to the first class to determine levels. Non-native speakers of English of all proficiency levels may attend this program.