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General English Program



  • Classes are small and taught by instructors with extensive experience in teaching English to non-English speakers.
  • Classes are not taken for credit, although grades and transcripts are provided.


  • Classes are designed for students who are not in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, including:
         Citizens whose first language is not English
       Permanent residents
       J-1 (au pairs)
       J-1 (others)
       Military spouses
       Other visa types which allow part-time study (some tourist visas, dependents, etc.)


  • Classes are held in 7-week terms on APSU's campus in Clarksville.
  • General English classes are usually 1 day a week for 2 hours. Students may also choose to take an Intensive English class (2 or 3 days a week for 3 to 4 hours a week)
  • Five terms are offered each year: Fall 1 (August-October), Fall 2 (October-December), Spring 1 (January-March), Spring 2 (March-May), Summer (June-July)
  • Current and upcoming term schedules are found on the Calendar & Schedules page.


  • Students should submit the online application form or contact the ESL office for a paper application.
  • F-1 visa students must study full time, and some of these courses do not fulfill that requirement.


  • Visit the Tuition & Fees page for details.
  • Payment is due during registration before classes begin and should be made at the McReynolds Building on APSU's Clarksville campus during regular business hours. 
  • Credit card payments can be made online or can be taken via telephone by calling 931-221-6270.
  • A late fee may be charged during the late registration period. See Important Dates for registration dates.
  • Refund Policy


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