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Austin Peay State University ESL Institute

601 College Street
P.O.Box 4678
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
Phone: 931.221.7816
Fax: 931.221.7748

picture of Austin Peay State University ESL Institute
  • Setting: City,Small/College Town
  • Type: Public
  • Total Students: 10500
  • School Size: Medium
  • Type of School: University/Intensive English Program
  • Type of Housing: Residence Hall, Apartment
  • Cost of Attendance: 3450-Tuition and required fees only

Top Programs:

  1. General English
  2. Intensive English
Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University is located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, just 45 minutes northwest of Nashville. Clarksville, a city of more than 140,000 people, is surrounded by natural beauty, the amenities of city living and an array of opportunities for outdoor recreation. APSU is a four-year public, master’s level university offering over 58 majors and 85 different concentrations. The 172-acre main campus strikes a balance between lush green space and state-of-the-art facilities, including one of the state’s premier science education complexes, a fitness center and village-style student apartments.

Program Overview

The ESL Institute’s non-credit intensive English language program was created in 1998 to ensure students are prepared for the rigors of a university classroom experience, such as strong writing skills and the comprehension of lectures and reading materials. These same skills are also essential for developing greater career opportunities in the professional world.

  • Two 15-week semesters each year, fall (August-December) and spring (January-May) semester
  • Short 5-week summer courses offered for part-time study
  • Small classes, between 4-14 students, to provide students with more personalized attention and opportunities to improve their learning skills
  • Classes held Monday through Thursday with 20 hours of class each week
  • Available computer lab with language learning software along with TOEFL and IETLS practice tests and study guides
  • Qualified instructors with extensive experience in teaching English to non-English speakers both in the U.S. and abroad

A basic knowledge of English is desirable in order to benefit from the intensive level of study in the program.


Austin Peay State University

Opportunities for Students

  • Full-time students may apply to live in campus residence halls and fully participate in campus life and activities, including access to the library, fitness and recreation center, athletic events, student organizations and more.
  • The Institute, along with the Office of International Education, organizes at least one weekend trip in addition to various events on and off campus in Clarksville and nearby Nashville throughout each semester for all international and English language students.
  • Conversation partners are fluent English-speaking APSU students, faculty and staff who volunteer to partner with students, promoting practice of the English language in natural conversation and participation in various campus activities and events.

Customized Programs

The Institute also develops customized programs for groups, companies, institutions and other individuals. These programs are very flexible in length and content. Contact the Institute for more information on customized programs.

Austin Peay State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The Director of Affirmative Action has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and can be reached at 601 College Street, Browning Bldg. Room 7A, Clarksville, TN 37044, 931-221-7178, nondiscrimination@apsu.edu.


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