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Starting Summer Semester 2021
new Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program
Tennessee Tech is starting a new Intensive English Program from Summer and will follow the 10-week Summer term.
Students will take 18 hours of instruction in:
- Grammar & Writing
- Listening & Speaking
- Reading and Discussion
- Vocabulary Development
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 terms in Fall 2021 and two terms in Spring 2022.
- 18 hours of contact time is the minimum requirement by the USCIS/ SEVP.
- The C.E.S.L. program at Tech will be 18 hours per week, each session will be 7-weeks.
Cost for 18 hours for 7-weeks will be: $2400
ESL + Pathway
Students in Level 4 and 5 can enroll in Tennessee Tech University specific academic courses which will mentored as part of the Pathway.
C.E.S.L. Schedule (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
|9:00 am to 10 a.m.||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking|
|10 to 10:15 a.m.||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|10:15 to 11:45 a.m.||Reading & Discussion||Reading & Discussion||Reading & Discussion||Reading & Discussion||Reading & Discussion|
|11:45 to 1:00 p.m.||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|1:00 pm to 2 p.m.||Grammar & Writing||Study Hall or Listening Lab||Grammar & Writing||Grammar & Writing||Grammar & Writing|
|2 pm to 2:15 p.m.||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|2:15 to 3:15 p.m.||Vocabulary Development||Vocabulary Development||Guess Speakers||Vocabulary Development||Vocabulary Development|