Our mission 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.
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The English as a Second Language Institute is an intensive English program within the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Students who learn English at UTC take courses on TOEFL preparation, reading and writing, listening and speaking, and other English language topics. Course instructors utilize the communicative teaching approach to prepare students for success in academic and professional settings.
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English learners at UTC access the same facilities, resources, and events as degree-seeking students. ESL students make friends and immerse themselves in the English language through experiential learning activities, on-campus living, and community events. Visit the links below for information about attendance policies, housing options, health insurance, and more.