Center for English as a Second Language
the C.E.S.L. Program
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 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.
- Novice (starting)
- Intermediate I
- Intermediate II
- Advanced-Pathway Ready
- Proficient-College Ready