ELS/Johnson City is located on the campus of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, ETSU is the fourth largest public university in Tennessee. Johnson City has been nicknamed "Tennessee's Green City," and residents enjoy a mountain atmosphere characterized by the area's rich natural beauty and world famous music culture. Students benefit from a safe, family-friendly atmosphere that is accommodating to international travelers, with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including skiing, rafting, and hiking, just to name a few. ETSU offers 112 undergraduate programs, 7 graduate certificates, 75 Master's programs, and 13 Doctoral programs. Because many of the ELS/Johnson City staff have lived and worked overseas, they understand the individual needs of students and work closely with them to ensure their experience at ELS is extraordinary and unforgettable!
If you want to learn English while still having time to visit local cities and attractions, the ELS Semi-Intensive English program is perfect for you! You will take classes in the morning and have afternoons free to explore and use your improving English.
The development of important language skills and elements, such as listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary, allows you to communicate accurately and effectively.
(American Explorer Program)
If you are planning a short vacation and would like to include some English classes, our American Explorer Program is perfect for you!
Study English in the morning and enjoy the afternoons sightseeing and visiting local attractions while practicing your English in the process.
For students seeking admission to a college or university outside of your home country, the ELS English for Academic Purposes program provides you with the English language and academic skills you need to accomplish your goal. Complete Level 112 of the program and receive an official certificate recognized by more than 650 colleges and universities confirming that you have achieved the English language proficiency required for admission.
- Apply for conditional admission to any of our 650+ partner universities
- Get one free conditional application to any of our Host Institutions
- Receive free university counseling while studying at ELS
- Receive an academic transcript
- Receive a certificate of completion that fulfills the English language requirement for admission to our partner schools within the country of study
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