The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


English as a Second Language Institute program offered

A ten-week program is being offered through the English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga beginning Monday, January 24.

"This program is aimed at adults who want to learn English in order to enroll in an American university, or to expand career choices, or to simply communicate better," said Jane Womack, director of the ESL Institute.

Instructors who have Master's degrees in English or a related field teach the classes, which meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with one hour for lunch.

The mission of the ESL Institute is to serve international students by developing their English proficiency and by assisting them in their transition to American culture. Within a supportive environment, the ESL Institute respects and promotes the individual needs and goals of each student, whether their goals include learning English for personal, business, or academic reasons.

Four levels of English proficiency are available. Testing will determine the level of English proficiency.  Classes are offered in pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, conversation, grammar, reading comprehension, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation, and listening/speaking. Writing classes are taught in the computer lab, and a listening lab is also available.

To discuss fees and registration, please call (423)425-4238. 

February 1, 2005