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Maryville College - Center for English Language Learning

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502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, MC CELL, Box 2898 , Maryville (view map)

About Maryville College - Center for English Language Learning

The Maryville College Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers courses year-round for anyone who wishes to improve their English language skills. We are dedicated to providing intensive, high-quality English instruction in a supportive environment that prepares each student to achieve his or her academic goals.

Since 1985, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Maryville College has provided high-quality English instruction in a supportive environment to non-native speakers of English from abroad and from the local community. Our program prepares students to achieve their academic or professional goals and succeed in social, business, and academic settings.

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Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • On campus

Activities

  • Dancing
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • On campus events
  • University student social events
  • Professional Sports events

Courses

General English

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

The Maryville College ESL program is an Intensive English Program designed for students who want to improve their overall English quickly. All of the classes work towards students becoming more fluent, both orally and in writing communication.

Our graduates are well prepared to use English in any setting, including the TOEFL exam or other standard English exams such as the TOEIC, IELTS, iTEP Academic etc. We offer small class sizes (average 6-8 students per class) and opportunities to audit college classes or take college classes for credit.

We offer 5-week sessions during the academic year (September - May), 6-week sessions in the summer (June - August) and a 3-week travel & study session during January.

Class hours (5 week sessions):
25 hours of classroom instruction per week (week 1: 15 hours + orientation)
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Core curriculum and Choice class in the morning.
Focus on listening & speaking and reading & writing in the afternoon hours

January Travel Study ESL Program

Study for 3 weeks in beautiful East Tennessee during our January session.
Courses include English language instruction at Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. We generally offer 3 different levels during this session. This session focuses strongly on the practical use of English Language skills.

Students who are interested in improving their speaking and listening skills often find that they make significant progress in their abilities during this 3-week period. Students have ample opportunity to interact with Americans. All events and activities are included in the cost and are connected to our learning curriculum.

Our travel study session offers students the opportunity to learn English in a classroom setting in the morning and learn English in real world settings in the afternoons and on weekends. Students will explore Tennessee while applying their lessons from the classroom.

Minimum Age Requirement
Our program is generally designed for students aged 16 and over. We will admit students under 16 on a case-by-case basis. Students under the age of 18 need special permission to live on campus.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Tailor made English courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Maryville College ESL Program staff will work closely with you to develop a program that satisfies your specific academic and programming requirements - including curriculum, complementary cultural activities, and comprehensive support services. Programs generally range from two to five-weeks in duration.

We can design a program that meets your objectives and needs. Past students in our customized programs have had the opportunity to:

· Practice listening and speaking skills with native speakers through conversation practice and classroom discussions.
· Increase their English vocabulary in a real-life setting
· Improve reading comprehension
· Develop English writing, public speaking and presentation skills
· Use English skills with people from a variety of language backgrounds and cultures.
· Learn about local history and culture.
· Visit tourist attractions in the nearby area.
· Experience new outdoors activities in the Great Smoky Mountains and local rivers.

How to get started:
The first step in reserving a space for your customized group is to complete our Customized Group Questionnaire. To request a copy of the Questionnaire or to ask questions, please send us an email

English Summer Courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

On our 6 week Summer in Tennessee program, you’ll live in Maryville, a small city in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and attend the Center for International Education Intensive ESL Program where you’ll improve your English language skills among students from other countries. Immerse yourself in American campus culture as you explore the local area!

Intensive Language Program – Our program of Intensive English Language and Culture offers the extensive hours of language - 25 hours/week during our 5-week sessions. Five weeks at Maryville College is equivalent to a semester of language at university (3 credits)

We offer TWO summer terms at Maryville College. Students are tested upon arrival. Our program places students into a group with others close to their own language ability, to help them learn faster and more easily!

6 week summer program
25 hours/week

Courses include English language instruction at Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. There are 12 different levels available. Courses are 5 hours each day. One day each week will offer cultural excursions and activities to help students use their English skills in a real-world setting and explore East Tennessee.

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