The Maryville College ESL program is an intensive 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, etc. We offer small class sizes (average 6-8 students per class) and opportunities to audit college classes or take college classes for credit.
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- 25 hours of classroom instruction per week
- 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.
- Look at Course Descriptions
|9:00 - 10:00||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar|
|10:00 - 11:00||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar|
|11:00 - 12:00||Choice: Pronunciation||Choice: TOEFL||Choice: Pronunciation||Choice: TOEFL||Choice: Pronunciation|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:00||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking||Listening & Speaking|
|2:00 - 3:00||Reading & Writing||Reading & Writing||Reading & Writing||Reading & Writing||Reading & Writing|
- Grammar class includes: Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Listening Skills, Speaking Skills
Choice classes change every 5 weeks and are different at lower and upper levels. Sample classes include:
- Survival Skills
- TOEFL preparation
- English idioms
- American culture
- Business English
- American cinema
- Other choices depending on students’ interest and needs
Listening, Speaking and Reading Comprehension
(1 pm - 3 pm)
Generally, students will have homework every day. Expect a minimum of two hours per night to be successful in this program.
All of our instructors are native English speakers who have at least master’s degrees in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
New students are tested during their first days here and placed into one of 12 levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Each level normally takes one five-week session to complete.
Our program places students into a group with others close to their own language ability, to help them learn faster and more easily!
Students who enroll as degree-seeking students at Maryville College will receive three Maryville College elective credits for each five-week session he/she completes successfully in our ESL program.
You can join our program for just one of our sessions, or for any number of sessions. The three-week January term and summer sessions offer three hours of classroom instruction in the morning and trips and activities in the afternoon.
July 15 - August 16, 2013
Aug. 26 - Sept. 27, 2013
Sept. 30 - Nov. 1, 2013 *
Nov. 4 - Dec. 12, 2013 *
January 6 – 24, 2014 (J-term Session)
January 27 – February 28, 2014
March 3 – April 11, 2014 *
April 14 – May 15, 2014
May 26 - June 27, 2014
June 30 – July 11, 2014 (Explore!)
July 14 – August 15, 2014
August 25 – September 26, 2014
September 29 – October 31, 2014 *
November 3 – December 11, 2014 *
In the sessions marked with * there are vacation or holiday dates included. We will help you with travel plans or finding a place to stay in those vacation weeks. For most of the year (except Christmas - New Year’s holidays) residence halls remain open during breaks but do NOT always offer food services.
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.