Tennessee State University Intensive English Center is located in Nashville, one of the most vibrant and fastest growing cities the US. The IEC offers English as a Second Language training in 10 levels from beginner to advanced. The IEC has a strong curriculum, highly-qualified faculty and a student-centered approach to language teaching. IEC students have full access to Tennessee State University campus facilities and events. Successful completion of IEC Level 7 or IEC Level 8 satisfies language requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs, respectively.

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3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard · Nashville, TN, United States 37209


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Intensive English

7 Weeks

Intensive English Program

This program is for students who intend to enter a college or university in the US and want to develop their communication skills in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Designed according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the curriculum offers general language training as well as skill-based instruction with an increased focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking at higher levels. Curriculum also includes elective courses that address individual learner needs as well as an opportunity to observe an undergraduate or graduate TSU class.

General English

7 Weeks

General English Program (GEP)

The General English courses will provide students with effective training to develop their communication skills, fluency, pronunciation, cultural knowledge and use of English. This program will prepare you for your college-level courses, improve your written and oral proficiency in English required by your employer, and train you for the language tests that you may want to take. The classes are great for students as well as for professionals. Our classes enable you to use English in a variety of ‘real life’ situations providing a wide range of functional English instruction. *GEP is an evening program.

Executive English

0-4 Weeks

Executive English Program (EEP)

The Executive English Program (EEP) is a short-term language-training program aimed at corporate executives and high-level professionals who need customized language study on a flexible schedule. Syllabus, course materials and extra-curricular activities are explicitly prepared to complement the needs and profile of learners. Courses are delivered on a one-to-one basis or in small groups depending on the preference of learners.

English Plus

7 Weeks

Conversational English Program (CEP)

This program offers a combination of language study and exposure to a wide range of cultural activities in Nashville, TN. Participants of this program will not only improve their language skills but also gain an understanding of and appreciation for US Culture. This program includes field trips, cultural activities, community service and other activities that complement the syllabus on offer.

Vacation Course

0-4 Weeks

IEP & Cultural Immersion (IEP&CI)

This program is designed for individuals who have at least intermediate level of English and desire to have an intensive language experience. The course will help students improve their language skills and become familiar with the Southern Culture in Nashville, Tennessee.

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