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The English as a Second Language Institute
APSU is committed to keeping our campus community safe and healthy. Contact the ESL Institute for more information and questions.
Our English programs provide a personalized and flexible learning experience. ESL offers small class sizes and one-on-one sessions to ensure a high quality learning interaction to reach your individual language goal. Our students are from abroad, those that already live in the States, youth that travel to the US, and business professionals and their families working in the US.
Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and general communication skills in one
or multiple 7-week terms. The program is designed for one day a week to allow you
enough time to work or explore the US and practice your learned English skills.
This full time English Program is designed for international students on an F-1 visa
as well as community members to prepare for their future academic study or professional
career enhancement. Basic knowledge of English is expected to benefit from the intensive
level of study.
Individual lessons for a small group or 1-on-1 training to achieve their personal
and professional goals through English preparation.
The mission of the ESL Institute is to serve current and prospective international students and community members by offering a diversified and high quality English language program for those students wanting to improve their English language skills.
Instructors at the ESL Institute have taught English in the U.S. and abroad. All have
strong backgrounds in education – most with Master’s degrees and concentrations in
English, language and/or education – and extensive experience in teaching English
to non-English speakers. In addition, most instructors have also experienced the learning
of a language.
Situated 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, the University is convenient to Nashville
International Airport, the excitement of Music City USA and professional hockey and
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 at the school to take advantage of Austin Peay’s diverse offering of associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs, in addition to its specialized English language (ESL) program.
The University’s faculty and staff make each student a priority, 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, coupled with a focus on extra-curricular offerings.
When individuals aren’t in class, they enjoy attending sporting events in 16 different sports and participating in social events and academic student associations. That’s why Austin Peay isn’t simply a university; it’s a community of learners from across the globe.
The many opportunities in and out of the classroom will give students a true American cultural experience.
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