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About CELL

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) offers a high quality program of intensive English language training for non-native speakers of English. The Center for English Language Learning (CELL), established in 1978, is designed to provide individuals as quickly as possible with the English language skills necessary to successfully study for an academic degree at a college or university in the United States. The language skills taught are also very useful for individuals who wish to improve their English language ability for professional or personal reasons. Admission is open to all individuals who are over 17 years of age and have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.

CELLĀ Mission Statement

The Center for English Language Learning (CELL) provides high quality English language instruction to non-native speakers of English to prepare them for university-level studies, professional endeavors and community engagement. Through our courses, services and extracurricular activities, we

  • provide our students with a deeper understanding of academic and American culture, both within and outside of the university;
  • assist our students with personal and cultural adjustments;
  • foster support for international initiatives at the University of Missouri; and
  • advocate for international students locally and nationally.


CELL is a proud member of the EnglishUSA consortiumĀ and UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs).


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