Govs Life: The ESL Institute
The Austin Peay State University English as a Second (ESL) Institute’s non-credit intensive English language program was created in 1998.
In order to achieve our mission, the ESL Institute:
- offers an intensive English language program for students desiring improve their English language proficiency for university admission
- provides our community members opportunities to study English language through general English programs, private tutoring, or contract lessons to prepare for professional careers or daily life
- presents students with cultural knowledge and awareness needed to adjust and live, both academically and socially, in the United States.
Class sizes are small to provide students with personalized attention and opportunities to improve their language skills.
Students have access to university computer labs as well as state-of-the-art technology used by trained instructors. All students in the Intensive English program will be able to receive an APSU student ID; all full-time students will receive full access to other University facilities and services, such as athletic events and the recreation center. Check out our facilities, recreation, and events pages to stay up to date with what's going on at the Peay!
Conveniently located 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, the University is near Nashville International Airport, the excitement of Music City, USA, and several professional sports stadiums.
As one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing public universities, APSU occupies a beautifully
pastoral, 180-acre campus in Clarksville, Tennessee. Each year, students from around
the world enroll here to take advantage of our diverse offering of associates, bachelors,
masters and doctoral programs, in addition to its specialized English Language program.
Our faculty and staff prioritize each student, which is why Austin Peay has been nationally recognized for its student success initiatives. Students thrive on this campus because of its inspiring academic environment and its focus on extracurricular activities.
When individuals aren’t in class, they enjoy attending sporting events in 16 different sports, participating in social events, or joining student associations. Austin Peay isn’t simply a university; it’s a community of learners from across the globe.
Opportunities in and out of the classroom give students a true American cultural experience.