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ESL Program, Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky USA



School Introduction

The English as a Second Language Program of Murray State University is a professionally administered language instruction program. ESL instructors have earned or are completing their Master's Degree in TESOL. The program issues I-20's for ESL study alone, for ESL & undergraduate university studies, and ESL with conditional admittance to graduate programs. Murray State University has received numerous top rankings nationwide among U.S. colleges and universities. The community of Murray, located in the beautiful state of Kentucky, has a population of approximately 17, 000 and the cost of living is below the average of most other regions of the country. It is located near Land Between the Lakes offering various recreational sites. Murray is a friendly town and the university has been ranked as one of the safest campuses in America. It is within driving distance of several large cities.

ESL Program Introduction

The ESL program provides students with instruction in all language skill areas (grammar, reading, writing, conversation, listening comprehension, speech development, oral skills, error analysis, and TOEFL preparation) at six different proficiency levels. In addition to the regular curriculum, students go on field trips to nearby major cities and also visit local tourist attractions, including agricultural facilities and two lakes that form the largest man-made body of water in the world. Our ESL classes are small, averaging 10 to 12 students each. This makes it possible for instructors to give special, personal attention to each student. We have a modern language lab and a state-of-the-art computer writing lab. Students are encouraged to participate in special recreational activities, which provide even more English language experience. Students who successfully complete Level 6 of ESL are able to enroll in any undergraduate program and most graduate programs that are offered at Murray State. MSU strives to provide a friendly environment for international students, faculty and visitors. We have students from many different countries and all are encouraged to join in the activities of the International Student Organization. This organization sponsors picnics, buffet dinners, and dances designed to allow students from many different countries to learn from each other.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring I: 1/14/2002 - 3/24/2002 (8 weeks)
Spring II: 3/25/2002 - 5/10/2002 (8 weeks)
Summer: 6/10/2002 - 8/2/2002 (8 weeks)
Fall I: 8/21/2002 - 10/17/2002 (8 weeks)
Fall II: 10/21/2002 - 12/13/2002 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $1, 400.00 (8 weeks)
Application Fee: $100.00
Housing: $525.00 (8 weeks) $1050.00 (16 weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

ESL Program, Murray State University
115 Woods Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071-3304