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Center for English Language Education

Center for English Language Education

The Center for English Language Education (CELE) at Northwest University (NU) provides intensive academic English instruction to students from around the world with the goal of developing scholars, leaders, and international professionals.

CELE is dedicated to:
Cultivating a Culture-Rich Community that provides Exceptional English-Learning Experiences to develop Language Learners and Dynamic Leaders who promote intercultural Education, Exchange, and Engagement

Not only will students receive a top notch ESL education, but they will be welcomed into the caring community of Northwest University where they will engage the culture, broaden their worldview, and develop as leaders.

Through CELE, you can:

  • Enroll as a full-time ESL student (Fall, Spring, & Summer starts)
  • Gain conditional admittance into NU Undergraduate Programs (AA, BA)
  • Gain conditional admittance into NU Master's Programs (MBA, MA ICD)
  • Register for individual CELE courses based on your interests or language needs
  • Participate in exciting Culture & Language Short-Term Programs
    (2–4 week camps)
  • Complete our TEFL Certificate Online (15–20 weeks)
  • Earn our MA TESOL Online (18–23 months)
  • Go Abroad for semester exchange or short term summer programs at our sister universities

CELE is a part of Northwest University, a distinctively Christian university. While CELE students do not need to profess a Christian faith, they must agree to live by our lifestyle standards.

Northwest University is in Kirkland, USA, just 15 minutes away from Seattle, Washington. A safe place to live and learn. Come discover your American life!