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Oct. 5, 2017

Three IEP students win MIDTESOL essay contest prizes

Three of our very own IEP students were recently awarded top honors through the MIDTESOL student essay contest — adult ESL category. MIDTESOL is the local professional organization for teachers of English as a second language. At the 2017…


Sept. 13, 2017

IEP hosts Eclipse Watch Party

On Monday, Aug. 27, the IEP hosted an Eclipse Watch Party to celebrate the start of the fall semester and view the total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse in Missouri occurred in 1869, and the next won't occur for hundreds of years. It was an historic event that new and returning students were…


April 3, 2017

Mark Algren receives 2017 James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL

Mark Algren, executive director of the Center for English Language Learning at the University of Missouri, received the James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL on March 23, 2017, during the annual TESOL International Association Convention in Seattle. TESOL is the professional association for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. After receiving…


Jan. 31, 2017

Center for English Language Learning mentioned in Al-Fanar

The MU Center for English Language Learning was recently mentioned in Al-Fanar, Arabic media on higher education. The article, "Iraqi Universities Focus on Teaching English," talks about training that Southern Technical University faculty participated in at CELL. Read more about the CELL Professional Development program.


Nov. 18, 2016

Conversation Partner Program featured on “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper”

Radio host Paul Pepper interviewed Debbie Parker, coordinator of the Conversation Partner Program, and IEP student Chuqiao (Candace) Wu on his show Friday, Nov. 18. They discussed how to join the program and the benefits of having a conversation partner for both international students and Americans. You can watch the interview in this nine-minute video:…

MU Center for English Language Learning now a member of UCIEP

Published Oct. 27, 2016

The University of Missouri Center for English Language Learning has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs. UCIEP was founded in 1967 and currently has 79 member programs located in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Membership is limited to university- and college-governed English language…


Oct. 11, 2016

Iraqi English language instructors from Southern Technical University participate in CELL Professional Development Program

CELL hosted four English language instructors from Southern Technical University of Basra, Iraq.


July 24, 2016

Maeva Boko, former IEP student, wins MIDTESOL essay award

MIDTESOL, the Mid-American Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages association, honored former IEP student Maeva Boko with the Best ESL Student Essay award for her essay on creativity. She wrote the essay in IEP instructor Mary Browning's level 5 reading-writing class in spring 2016. Congratulations, Maeva! A copy of the winning essay can…