The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students curriculum prepares non-native English speakers to use English effectively in their university study or careers. The classes emphasize a holistic approach to language learning. Students participate in activities that simulate those that they will experience in their future academic or professional environments.
CELCIS offers in-person or online ESL courses 45 weeks of the calendar year in two semesters (Fall, Spring) and two sessions (Summer I, Summer II). In-person instruction is available for all proficiency levels, while online instruction is available for students with a higher level of language proficiency. CELCIS helps students meet University English proficiency requirements while studying on the WMU campus or while studying online in their home country.
All summer session I courses will be offered through distance education. Keep up-to-date on the University’s response to COVID-19 at wmich.edu/covid-19.
Curriculum description—CELCIS curriculum description by proficiency levels.
Class schedule—Outline of student schedule, hours of instruction, and course offerings.
Learning resources—Websites for students to gain additional practice.
Faculty resources—Tips and resources for faculty teaching international students.