UK CESL Living and Learning Course for Academic Success

New students in the Center for ESL will now be required to attend the UK CESL Living and Learning Course for Academic Success for two hours per week.

The UK CESL Living and Learning Course for Academic Success is a series of guest lectures and workshops covering essential information for new CESL students. The course helps ensure students have the study skills, cultural awareness, and health and safety knowledge to succeed at the University of Kentucky. Meetings are two hours once a week and are broken into two strands. The first strand familiarizes students with topics concerned with school and government policies, safety, health services, student support groups and organizations, and other campus resources. The second strand provides students with valuable insights into U.S. academic culture, including class attendance, teacher expectations and peer interaction. A full list of course topics can be found below.

Strand 1:

  • Campus safety and student transportation
  • Immigration policies
  • Acclimating to U.S. culture and climate
  • UK health services and U.S. health insurance policies
  • Violence prevention
  • International programs at UK

Strand 2:

  • U.S. classroom culture
  • UK computer services
  • U.S. time orientations/time management strategies
  • Multiple intelligences/identifying learning strengths
  • How to prepare for final exams
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