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Established in Dallas in 1981, the CEL specializes in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The school also offers additional preparation for the TOEFL IBT exam. In 2003, CEL became incorporated in the state of Texas as CEL Educational Systems of Texas, Inc. CEL has been praised for its outstanding programs by the former Mayor of Dallas (Annette Strauss).

Every year hundreds of students from more than fifty different countries improve their English at CEL. CEL’s experience working with students from so many national, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds has created a welcoming and tolerant environment that offers culturally sensitive instruction and academic counseling.



The Main Campus is located in North Dallas, 7 miles north of downtown Dallas and only 20 minutes from DFW International Airport. The CEL main campus occupies in its entirety a substantial, one-story brick building with a spacious parking lot. The classrooms are of varying sizes to adjust to the number of students for specific levels and there is a student computer lab as well as additional student computers in CEL’s large auditorium, which can accommodate 150 people for special events. In addition, there is a kitchen, equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee machine and snack machine.

Our branch location is about 20 minutes northeast of the Main Campus in Richardson, Texas, located near U.S. Highway 75 and Campbell Rd. It is a smaller but newer building with several large classrooms, a conference room, computer lab, copy room and a small kitchen. This location is convenient for those students living in Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Garland, Sachse, Rockwall, Mesquite, and the northeastern part of the metroplex.

CEL - Contact Information

Center of English Language - Main Campus

3434 Forest Lane

Dallas, Texas 75234 USA

Phone (214) 696-0027

Fax (214) 696-0065

Center of English Language Branch School- Richardson Branch

222 Municipal Drive, Suite 180

Richardson, Texas 75080 USA

Phone (972) 421-1288

Fax (972) 458-1388

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CEL Main Campus | 3434 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75234 | P(214) 696-0027 F(214) 696-0065 |
CEL Branch School - Richardson North Campus | 222 Municipal Drive, Suite 180 Richardson, TX 75080 | P(972) 421-1288 F(972) 458-1388 |