Center for English Language Education
Learn in a Community that Cares
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.
Program Quick Facts
- Next start: January 2021
- $483 per credit
- $5,790 CELE tuition per semester
- $11,366 Bridge tuition per semester
- 4 levels offered including a Bridge/Undergraduate level
- Conditional admittance into NU undergraduate (AA, BA) and graduate programs (MBA, MAICD, MEd)
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!
Intensive English Program
In the CELE program, students take intensive English courses to strengthen their English speaking, listening, reading, writing, and pronunciation skills. The CELE program gives students confidence in their English skills, whether they desire to use them for business, travel, conversation, or to become a traditional undergraduate or graduate student. Students who have conditional admission into a Northwest degree program and who pass CELE exit exams are not required to take an additional English proficiency score (TOEFL).
Students may join the Intensive English Program year-round:
- Fall semester: August—December (15 weeks)
- Spring semester: January—May (15 weeks)
- Summer semester: June—August (9 weeks) reduced tuition!