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New term starts January 12th, students can start anytime during this 8 week period!

Next session is open in March 2023! APPLY NOW!


Intensive English Program

Tennessee Tech's new Center for English as a Second Language started Fall  2021 on August 16th!

We have been open 1 year!!

Students will take 20 hours of instruction in:

  1. Reading & Vocabulary
  2. Writing
  3. Listening & Speaking
  4. Grammar
  5. Electives like Idioms,  American Culture,  Test Prep. or Pronunciation.

C.E.S.L. Courses (levels 1-5)

An ESL program, generally referred to as an Intensive English Program (IEP) in the U.S., is a language program in which the classes are non-credit. There will be two 7-week terms in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.  The Summer term will be 10 weeks, with 1 session for 10 weeks, or two 5 week sessions.

  • 20 hours of contact time is the minimum requirement by the USCIS/ SEVP.
  • The C.E.S.L. program at Tech will be 20 hours per week, each session will be 7-weeks.  

Cost for 20 hours for 7-weeks will be: $2400

ESL + Pathway

Students in Level 4 and 5 can enroll in specific academic courses at Tennessee Tech University as part of the Pathway program. 

C.E.S.L.  Schedule (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

Daily Schedule  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  Reading & Vocabulary  Reading & Vocabulary  Reading & Vocabulary  Reading & Vocabulary  Pronunciation
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  Writing Writing Writing Writing American Novels
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Break Break Break Break Break
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar Idioms
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking Listening& Speaking American Culture 




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