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International English Institute
Academic Preparation, English for Specific Purposes, Study-Travel Programs, Computer & Word Processing Instruction, and Assistance with Cultural Adjustment
Nashville, "Music City, USA," (pop. 700,000), an exciting music-oriented, tourist city in the rolling Tennessee hills; a safe, friendly, inexpensive place to live; a diverse economy celebrated for its music recording industry; a university center with 17 programs in higher education.
MA in TESL or allied disciplines with core courses in ESL methodology; overseas living experience; ESL previous teaching experience preferred
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: Yes
Other Programs:Study-travel program using language experience methodology and traveling in mid-south part of the US; TOEFL and MET preparation; English for Special Purposes on demand.
Private Classes: Yes
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 16
Average Class Size: 8
Beginner Levels: 2
Intermediate Levels: 2
Advanced Levels: 2
Strong academic preparation as well as emphasis on speaking-listening skills; placements in each skill area rather than placement at one level for all skill areas.
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 20
Maximum Hours Per Week: 25
Part Time Available: Yes
7 week sessions starting every two months: January 5th, March 2nd, May 4th, June 27th, September 7th, October 31st; students may begin at the start of any term and study for only 4 weeks with prorated tuition and fees if arranged in advance.
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 16%
Middle East: 25%
Conveniently located a few miles from Nashville International Airport near interstates I-24 & I-40 within a modern office building. Student lounge & kitchen, computer, listening, & reading laboratory facilities available from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
Fees based on a session length of 7 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
Notes on Fees:
Homestay placement includes airport pickup if helpful. Housing fee is $550 per month with 14 meals per week. Recommended $125 per month for transportation if needed; wide range of homestays from traditional nuclear family to grandparents, single parents, and single professionals.
IEI meets students in the baggage claim area of the Nashville airport and provides housing and living assistance: bank orientation, counseling, and problem solving. IEI also has an active, year-round social/cultural program with trips to Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, NASA Alabama Space Museum, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Kentucky horse country. IEI assists in university placement and campus visits.
Educational Service Opportunities
IEI provides a 6-level, 5-skill area approach with 25 hours per week of student-teacher contact. IEI emphasizes conversation and grammar and requires a minimum of 2 hours of homework per day. Teachers provide extra work for students upon request. Faculty are MA level or above and emphasize a communicative approach.
Nashville has basic, but limited public transportation. Many students buy cars. Some students ride to IEI on the bus or with host families/friends.
Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).