New Mexico State University’s Center for English Language Programs (CELP) is the premier intensive English program in the Southwest offering a variety of courses and programs to fit the needs of today’s students, professionals, and community members. NMSU’s intensive English programs have existed for over 40 years, providing a comfortable and challenging environment in which students of all levels can study the principles of effective communication leading to enhanced proficiency in English. CELP’s extensive program portfolio assures that there is a variety of courses for everyone, and our flexibility of delivery styles (face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online) provide access to students, regardless of their location.
At CELP, we treat all students like family, and we believe that’s what sets us apart from our competitors! We pride ourselves on service, communication, expediency and professionalism. We take the time to ensure that all needs of our students are met and that they feel at home in CELP.
Our students come from around the world (110 countries to date) as well from our own backyard (Las Cruces, El Paso and the Borderlands). We celebrate diversity at CELP and know that the success of our program is dependent upon the richness of culture, language and experience of our international student population.
CELP faculty ensure that a friendly and supportive learning environment is created to provide students the necessary foundation for learning English. Our exceptional faculty have a wide range of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds that allow them to empathize and mentor students in achieving their individual short-term and long-term goals.
CELP offers eight (8) types of intensive English programs to fit the needs of our local and international students and clients. Click on a box below for more information.
New Mexico State University values its international students and is committed to student success by offering a variety of admissions pathways designed to lower the cost of tuition thereby increasing access to academic programs through conditional admissions.
To learn more about these opportunities, click on a box below.