About CEL

Our mission

CEL’s mission is to provide English language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences to speakers of other languages who want to improve their English skills for personal, professional, or academic reasons. Our educational programs take an integrated skills approach to language learning with a focus on communicative language teaching. We aim to establish a professional yet friendly atmosphere in our offices, common areas, and classrooms so that every student feels accepted into a friendly and supportive environment where learning can take place.


The College of English Language strives to guarantee the highest possible quality of services to our clients. In order to properly meet these standards, our services are regularly evaluated to meet accreditation requirements set by bodies such as the United States Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS).

As an accredited institution, CEL is qualified to issue I-20’s to welcome students from all around the world with an F1 student visa.

What is an accreditation? And how do schools become accredited?


To be an accredited International English School, CEL must provide service of the highest quality. Our service is judged by standards set by a peer review board that consists of faculty members from various notable accredited colleges and universities. In order to maintain our accreditation, we must maintain a high quality of service.

The such observations are mainly focused on academics, however, other aspects are noted when schools are judged for quality. These include classes, teacher qualification, accommodation options, student welfare and the school’s overall management.

When selecting an English school to help you achieve your goals, it is important to make sure that you choose an institution that is reputable. Schools that have been through the accreditation process are guaranteed to provide the highest level of service to international students.


Our accreditations

Commission of English Language Accreditation (CEA)


Commission of English Language Accreditation is a specialized accrediting agency which focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs and institutions. In order to obtain such accreditation through CEA, languages schools are provided with a systematic approach by which institutions are able to demonstrate their compliance through accepted standards, and continuous improvement to assist schools in providing an environment with the highest level of learning for all students.

CEA is a recognized accreditor by the US Secretary of Education. In doing so, the US Secretary determines the quality of education or training provided by the CEA accredited institute is reliable and provides the highest level of education.



EnglishUSA is an American association of intensive English programs who was formally known as AAIEP. They assist English schools in providing and setting professional standards for all intensive English classes that are offered to students.


TOEFL ITP test center

CEACollege of English Language is an approved ETS TOEFL ITP test center. The TOEFL ITP test provides students with the tools needed to assess their English language skills.  The TOEFL ITP tests specializes in assessing three important language skills –listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and written expression. The TOEFL ITP test has been designed so that the material covered aligns with the material used in the TOEFL® test, one of the most commonly used English-Language tests in the world. By using the TOEFL ITP test, our teachers are able to pinpoint the exact areas where our students need the most assistance. This allows our teachers to tailor their lesson plans to strengthen these areas, providing a competitive advantage in obtaining a more desirable TOEFL® score, a score that is viewed by many respected Colleges and Universities.



Issued by the Saudi Arabian government, the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) gives financial assistance to Saudi nationals that allows them to study abroad in the United States to diversify their cultural and educational experiences. CEL has been accredited by the Saudi Arabian government to accept any student that has received this scholarship from SACM. If you have received the scholarship from SACM and would like to attend CEL click here. If you would like to learn more about SACM, go to www.sacm.org.

Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (CSN)

CSNThe Centrala Studiestödsnämnden is a student aid program that is only available to recognized institutions. A CSN approved institute, allows Swedish students to apply for financial aid that for their studies. The financial aid available includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad.



Bildungsurlaub is a German recognitzed accreditation which is managed individually by the ministries of education in different federal states. This allows for schools to be recognized by different federal states.

Language courses are a very common option for Bildungsurlaub, as it allows German employees to travel and advance their foreign language skills by taking part in language courses abroad.



CEL is also recognized by BPPE . Here you can find our performance factsheets 2014 and 2015 part 1, 2015 part 2 and part 3. Here you can also find our annual report for 2015 and our school catalog