Our Schedule

Our ESL program is offered three times a year. Our schedule is Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch). Classes meet for 20 hours each week and are taught by instructors who have Master's degrees in English or a related field.

****Contact the ESL Coordinator (esl@utc.edu) for more information offerings*****


Our Classes

Six levels of English proficiency are available. Students will be tested to determine their level of English proficiency. Classes are offered in many areas: pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, conversation, grammar, reading comprehension, TOEFL preparation, and listening/speaking.

Completion of sessions at the ESL Institute:

At the end of each session, all students are given a certificate verifying that they have attended classes and completed assignments for that session only.  Specifically, the following information is given to students in their syllabus at the beginning of the session:

The ESL program offers six levels of study. Once the required TOEFL score is attained, students are no longer eligible for study in the ESL Institute at UTChattanooga.  Students may repeat level five only if they have not yet made the TOEFL score required by the University for the academic program for which they are applying:  500 for undergraduate studies and 550 for graduate studies.