Center for English as a Second Language
Center for ESL
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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:
- Reading & Vocabulary
- Listening & Speaking
- 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)
|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|