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Center for English as a Second Language

Cost of

the C.E.S.L. Program

 
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Cost of the C.E.S.L. Program

C.E.S.L. Instructional Hours per week:

Students will be enrolled in 18 hours per week, this includes Listening & Speaking; Grammar & Writing; Reading and Discussion and Vocabulary Development  over 7-week semester: 126 contact hours or 252  contact hours in a 14-week period.

Tennessee Tech University is a SEVP-Certified school which is permitted by Federal Law to issue immigration documents for non-resident students who join the C.E.S.L. Intensive English Program.

If you receive acceptance into C.E.S.L. and will attend school in F-1 status, you will receive the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students.

document issued by SEVP-certified schools

C.E.S.L. Courses (levels 1-3):

 An ESL program, generally referred to as an Intensive English Program (IEP) in the U.S., is a language program that does not allow students to take credit-bearing university courses.  18 hours of contact time is the minimum requirement by the USCIS/ SEVP.

  • The C.E.S.L. program at Tennessee Tech University, will be 18 hours per week, each session will be 7-weeks.   Cost for 18 hours for 7-weeks will be: $2400

Part-Time Studies in C.E.S.L.

  • Some students may want to take only 1 class in C.E.S.L.;  we do have options for part-time students. 

  • Ala carte options (student may opt to take only one of the 4 parts of the curriculum at a separate cost).

  • Grammar and Writing $700 for 4 hours per week for 7-weeks
  • Listening and Speaking   $700 for 4 hours per week for 7-weeks
  • Reading and Discussion $700 for 4 hours per week for 7-weeks
  • Vocabulary Development $700 for 4 hours per week for 7-weeks

 

 

7 weeks of Intensive ESL is $2400 US Dollars

*Tennessee Tech's Summer term will be 10 weeks as we will follow the school semesters.  The extra weeks will cost $1030 more. 
** We will be offering intersessions as well. The cost will be $345 per week
These prices would be for 7 weeks Full time ESL 18 hrs. for  7 weeks

Part-time (ala carte module options)

Level 5

Level 5 program $2400 Plus 3 hours of Academic Courses + Plus 3 hours of Academic Courses + Plus 3 hours of Academic Courses + Plus 3 hours of Academic Courses +
Level 4 Level 4 program $2400 Grammar and Writing $700 Reading and Discussion $700 Vocabulary Development $700 Listening & Speaking $700
Level 3 Level 3 program $2400 Grammar and Writing $700 Reading and Discussion $700 Vocabulary Development $700 Listening & Speaking $700
Level 2 Level 2 program $2400 Grammar and Writing $700 Reading and Discussion $700 Vocabulary Development $700 Listening & Speaking $700
Level 1 Level 1 program $2400 (no ala carte option)  

Note: Each of the 5 levels will be 4 hours of Grammar & Writing; 4 hours of Listening & Speaking; 4 hours of Reading and Discussion; and 4 hours of Vocabulary Development.  


C.E.S.L. will have 5 levels; with four separate topics for the students to participate to improve their language skills:  Listening & Speaking; Reading & Discussion, Grammar & Writing and Vocabulary Development.  Lower level students should take these courses concurrently, although it might be possible for them to take the courses separately. 

  1. Novice (starting)
  2. Intermediate I
  3. Intermediate II 
  4. Advanced-Pathway Ready
  5. Proficient-College Ready