• Study at Maryville College - Intensive English Program
  • Maryville College ESL

Description

Maryville College’s ESL sessions are designed to welcome English language learners from all cultural backgrounds, English language levels, interests, and goals.

Whether your goal is to better your career, to prepare for college, or to improve your communication skills, our quality program is the right choice for you.

Our ESL program provides a diverse and safe environment in which students feel comfortable practicing and applying their English skills in an authentic setting, where small class sizes, quality instruction and flexible schedules allow students to have the personal attention needed to achieve their language goals.

It is our mission to help you Live the English Language to achieve your goals. 

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502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway · Maryville, TN, United States 37804-5907

Why Maryville Intensive English Program?

The Maryville College Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers courses year-round for anyone who wishes to improve their English skills. They are dedicated to providing intensive, high-quality English instruction in a supportive environment that prepares each student to achieve his or her academic goals. More information can be found on our Academic Info page or the site navigation.

American College Campus Experience: Extra opportunities to practice listening and speaking skills.

Intensive English Training: 25 hours each week. Small classes. Strong grammar course, full hour each day of listening and speaking, full hour each day of reading and writing.

International Student Orientation Students participate in an orientation to the college and the ESL program during week 1.

Events & Activities: Weekly transportation to local shopping, international student cultural events and field trips, an international club on campus.

Tutoring: Free tutor twice a week at International House for ESL students who want help with homework, conversation practice and more.

Earn Credit towards your Maryville College Degree: If you enroll as a degree-seeking student at Maryville College, you will get elective credit towards your degree for your time in our ESL program.

Programs

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Intensive English


Estimated cost $11,659 PER SEMESTER- Academic and Living Expenses - All Inclusive
15 weeks

2018 Fall Semester - August 20 - December 7, 2018

Maryville College ESL program is an intensive language program for students serious about learning English rapidly. We offer two full semesters per academic year:

2018 Spring Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions): January 29 - May 17, 2018

2018 Fall Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions): August 20 - December 7, 2018

. Comprehensive 2-day international student orientation program

. Courses at all ability levels from introductory to advanced

. Small class size of no more than 12 students (average 6-8)

. 25 hours a week in class and additional hours out of class, during optional trips and excursions

. Opportunity to audit college classes, or take college classes for credit

. Conditional admission to Maryville College and 3 college credits per successfully completed ESL session at Maryville College once enrolled.

. Instructors who are native English speakers and have at least master’s degrees or equivalent experience

. A beautiful and safe campus environment

. Customized specialty programs for groups, such as teacher training, high school student groups, and courses of specialized content like business or legal English

Intensive English


Estimated cost $11,659 PER SEMESTER- Academic and Living Expenses - All Inclusive
15 weeks

2018 Spring Semester - January 29 - May 17, 2018

Maryville College ESL program is an intensive language program for students serious about learning English rapidly. We offer two full semesters per academic year:

2018 Spring Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions): January 29 - May 17, 2018

2018 Fall Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions): August 20 - December 7, 2018

. Comprehensive 2-day international student orientation program

. Courses at all ability levels from introductory to advanced

. Small class size of no more than 12 students (average 6-8)

. 25 hours a week in class and additional hours out of class, during optional trips and excursions

. Opportunity to audit college classes, or take college classes for credit

. Conditional admission to Maryville College and 3 college credits per successfully completed ESL session at Maryville College once enrolled.

. Instructors who are native English speakers and have at least master’s degrees or equivalent experience

. A beautiful and safe campus environment

. Customized specialty programs for groups, such as teacher training, high school student groups, and courses of specialized content like business or legal English

English Plus


$4,249 [Total estimate of Academic and Living Expenses and all activities- All inclusive]
6 weeks

2018 Summer Session I [May 21-June 29, 2018]

We offer two start dates for our Summer ESL Program (includes Service and Culture) at Maryville College. Students are tested upon arrival. Our program places students into a group with others close to their own language ability, to help them learn faster and more easily!

6- week summer program 25 hours/week

Courses include English language instruction at Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. There are 12 different levels available. Courses are 5 hours each day. One day each week will offer cultural excursions and activities to help students use their English skills in a real-world setting and explore East Tennessee.

General Daily Schedule

9:00 - 11:00am Grammar & Integrative Skills

11:00am -12:00pm Elective Classes (offerings vary each 5 weeks)

1:00 - 2:00pm Listening & Speaking Skills

2:00 - 3:00pm Reading & Writing Skills

Each week includes one cultural excursion or event!

English Plus


$4,249 [Total estimate of Academic and Living Expenses and all activities- All inclusive]
6 weeks

2018 Summer Session II [July 2-August 10, 2018]

We offer two start dates for our Summer ESL Program (includes Service and Culture) at Maryville College. Students are tested upon arrival. Our program places students into a group with others close to their own language ability, to help them learn faster and more easily!

6- week summer program 25 hours/week

Courses include English language instruction at Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. There are 12 different levels available. Courses are 5 hours each day. One day each week will offer cultural excursions and activities to help students use their English skills in a real-world setting and explore East Tennessee.

General Daily Schedule

9:00 - 11:00am Grammar & Integrative Skills

11:00am -12:00pm Elective Classes (offerings vary each 5 weeks)

1:00 - 2:00pm Listening & Speaking Skills

2:00 - 3:00pm Reading & Writing Skills

Each week includes one cultural excursion or event!

Intensive English


$3860 per 5-week session- Academic and Living Expenses - All Inclusive
5 weeks

5-week Intensive English sessions

Maryville College ESL program is an intensive language program for students serious about learning English rapidly. We offer:

  1. 5-week sessions starting year-round (6 weeks in the summer) so you can begin when you want and study for as long as you want

  2. Comprehensive 2-day international student orientation program

  3. Courses at all ability levels from introductory to advanced

  4. Small class size of no more than 12 students (average 6-8)

  5. 25 hours a week in class and additional hours out of class, during optional trips and excursions

  6. Opportunity to audit college classes, or take college classes for credit

  7. Conditional admission to Maryville College and 3 college credits per successfully completed ESL session at Maryville College once enrolled.

  8. Instructors who are native English speakers and have at least master’s degrees or equivalent experience

  9. A beautiful and safe campus environment

  10. Customized specialty programs for groups, such as teacher training, high school student groups, and courses of specialized content like business or legal English

2018 Spring Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions)

_January 29 - March 2, 2018_

_March 5 - April 13, 2018_ 
 [Spring Break: March 17 - March 25; Good Friday: March 30]

_April 16 - May 17, 2018_

2018 Fall Semester (Three 5-Week Sessions)

_August 20 - September 21_ 
 [Labor Day Holiday: September 3]

_September 24 - October 26_ 
 [Fall Break: October 4 - October 7]

_October 29 - December 7_
 [Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - November 26]

College Pathway/Bridge


$11,659 per semester (total cost estimate-all inclusive)
5-6 weeks; one semester; academic year

Bridge Program

Earn Credit towards your Maryville College Degree: If you enroll as a degree-seeking student at Maryville College, you will get elective credit towards your degree for your time in our ESL program. Each 5-week session equals 3 college credit hours. Each semester you can earn 9 college credit hours.


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Customized Group Programs

“Let us take care of all the details!” We can create a program customized to your group’s needs and goals. We can create a program to fit desired duration of study, times and activities. We offer personalized attention and comprehensive support services.

Maryville College ESL Program staff will work closely with you to develop a program that satisfies your specific academic and programming requirements - including curriculum, complementary cultural activities, and comprehensive support services. Programs generally range from two to five-weeks in duration.

We can design a program that meets your objectives and needs. Past students in our customized programs have had the opportunity to:

· Practice listening and speaking skills with native speakers through conversation practice and classroom discussions.

· Increase their English vocabulary in a real-life setting

· Improve reading comprehension

· Develop English writing, public speaking and presentation skills

· Use English skills with people from a variety of language backgrounds and cultures.

· Learn about local history and culture.

· Visit tourist attractions in the nearby area.

· Experience new outdoors activities in the Great Smoky Mountains and local rivers.

How to get started: The first step in reserving a space for your customized group is to complete our Customized Group Questionnaire. To request a copy of the Questionnaire or to ask questions, please send us an email to: international@maryvillecollege.edu.

Housing Options

Residence Hall

Shared Room Included in the total cost estimate

$800 for a 5-week session; $850 for a 6-week session; $2400 for a semester

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