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The ESL Institute - English as a Second Language

The mission of the ESL Institute is to serve international students and community members by offering a diversified, high-quality English language program for students wanting to improve their English language skills.

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The English as a Second Language Institute


Our English programs provide a personalized, flexible learning experience. Small class sizes and one-on-one sessions ensure high quality learning interactions to reach your language goals. Students from abroad, from local communities, from travels, from businesses, and from working families in the US are all welcome!

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Intensive English Program

This full-time English program is designed for F-1 visa students and community members to prepare for future academic study or professional career enhancement. Basic knowledge of English is expected to benefit from the intensive level of study.

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General English Program

Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and general communication skills during 7-week terms. Students meet one day a week to allow time to work, explore the US, and practice learned English skills.

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Private Lessons

Individual lessons for small group or 1-on-1 tutoring to achieve personal or professional goals.

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Business Programs

English courses for businesses, their employees, and their families. Customized group or 1-on-1 sessions for your company's language and industry needs.

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What's next? Mark your calendars!

Make sure you don't miss any deadlines, holidays, or exams.

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Adolph Dagan ('14)

Togo, West Africa native, Education major

As the only class member who did not speak clear English, he was the only male to complete and pass his courses. That was a sign for Dagan, and something that pushes him today to help others.

“I want to encourage others to excel, that come from other countries and believe that learning and the curriculum at Austin Peay is difficult,” he said. “They can do it and it can be done.”