Study English in Florida's Capital City
The English Language Program at Tallahassee Community College allows students to improve their English while making progress toward their academic and career goals. By linking accelerated English language instruction with programs in engineering technology, environmental science, healthcare, computer technology, and other fields, TCC provides instruction that is highly relevant to students’ interests.
Transfer to Universities in Florida
Students who earn the Associate in Arts degree at TCC are guaranteed admission to upper division study at any one of Florida’s state colleges or universities. There are two state universities right in Tallahassee: Florida State University and Florida A&M University.
TCC offers degrees and certificates in many occupations that are in demand the world over. Students may study in TCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, take courses at the new Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, or pursue many other career programs.
Practical English Language Instruction
TCC’s English language program helps students meet their personal and professional goals, preparing them to use English in the workplace and in their travels abroad. English language instruction can be tailored to students’ individual career goals and linked with courses in specialized fields of study.
The English Language Program at TCC currently offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. These courses offer intermediate and advanced English as a second language instruction in a compressed format. The primary purpose of these courses is to prepare TCC students for success in undergraduate level classes offered at TCC, but the English Language Program welcomes anyone who is a nonnative speaker of English, and who has achieved a basic level of English proficiency, to enroll.
TCC students who are nonnative speakers of English and who have not achieved the minimum reading and writing scores on the SAT, ACT, or PERT tests are automatically enrolled in EAP classes based on their test scores.
The English Language Program offers EAP courses in reading, writing, and combined listening and speaking. Courses are offered at two levels: intermediate and advanced. Students entering the EAP program must have achieved at least an elementary level of English proficiency, as demonstrated by the required TOEFL score of 450 for international students or completion of an elementary ESOL program for U.S. permanent resident students. The English Language Program offers the following EAP courses:
Note: Courses marked with asterisk (*) do not earn college credit toward an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
EAP 1503—Intermediate Listening and Speaking (1 credit)
Students develop English listening and speaking skills that are essential for success in undergraduate classes, develop pronunciation skills, prepare and deliver short oral presentations, participate in discussions, listen and respond to oral presentations on academic topics, acquire academic and conversational vocabulary, and practice communicating in English in a variety of situations and contexts.
EAP 1602—Advanced Listening and Speaking (1 credit)
Students develop pronunciation skills, prepare and deliver oral presentations, participate in discussions, listen and respond to oral presentations on academic topics, acquire academic and conversational vocabulary, and practice communicating in English in a variety of situations and contexts.
*EAP 0320—Intermediate Reading (3 credit hours)
Students develop the ability to comprehend intermediate-level academic reading selections; practice paraphrasing, summarizing and responding to academic texts, both orally and in writing; acquire academic vocabulary; recognize cultural references and learn strategies for decoding cultural references; and increase reading fluency and speed.
*EAP 0420—Advanced Reading (3 credit hours)
Students develop the ability to comprehend advanced-level academic reading selections that replicate selections commonly assigned in undergraduate college classes; synthesize information from multiple undergraduate-level academic texts; practice paraphrasing, summarizing and responding; and acquire advanced-level academic English vocabulary.
*EAP 0384—Intermediate Writing and Grammar (3 credit hours)
Students develop the ability to produce logical, coherent and unified paragraphs and short essays on academic topics; write clear, logical and effective sentences that adhere to the conventions of standard written English; and acquire knowledge of intermediate-level English grammar, applying that knowledge when editing and proofreading their own original paragraphs and short essays.
*EAP 0440—Advanced Writing (3 credit hours)
Students develop the ability to produce logical, coherent and unified academic essays that replicate writing tasks commonly assigned in undergraduate college classes; develop the ability to write clear, logical and effective sentences that adhere to the conventions of standard written English; and acquire knowledge of advanced-level English grammar, applying that knowledge when editing and proofreading their own original academic essays.
Residents of Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties who are interested in taking elementary English as a second language classes should contact TCC's Workforce Development to learn about the English for Speakers of Other Language program at (850) 201-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org