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Nashville State offers three levels of ESL (English as a Second Language) courses from the low intermediate level to the low advanced level. These courses are designed to teach immigrants and international students academic English to prepare them for college-level coursework.
Michigan Tests for Fall 2015 have ended. Michigan Testing for Spring 2016 semester will open at the end of October. The testing schedule will be available in October.
Students who do not have English as their first/home language take the Michigan Plus Test for English placement unless they score 19 or higher on the Reading and English portions of the ACT, or have transfer credit for ENGL 1010 from a U.S. college. Michigan Plus Test scores are used for placement purposes only at Nashville State and cannot be reported to other institutions.
If you are an F-1 visa student and need an I-20 to study ESL, please click here. F-1 students who are non-degree-seeking and study ESL at Nashville State will take the Michigan Plus Test on site instead of submitting a TOEFL score. Click here for Michigan Plus Test information.
ESL accommodations may be available for those who complete all recommended ESOL courses. Those who do not wish to take ESOL courses must sign a waiver of ESL assistance and are not eligible for ESL accommodations.
ESL Admission and Program Information
ESL Office Location
D Building, D-109
on the Main Campus
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
ESOL Coordinator: Wendy Dierberger
Nashville State Community College is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Full Non-Discrimination Policy