English Language Program

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. TCC provides a learning experience that is relevant and tailored to students' interests by pairing accelerated English language instruction with engineering technology, healthcare, computer technology, and other programs.

Transfer to a Florida University

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. Tallahassee is home to two state universities: Florida State University and Florida A&M University.  

Career Education 

Our degree and certificate programs offer many opportunities for in-demand occupations around the world. Whether students study in TCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center or take courses at the new Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, the programs at TCC lead the way to in-demand careers. 

Practical Instruction

TCC’s English language program helps students meet their personal and professional goals, and prepares them to use English in the workplace and abroad. English language instruction can be tailored to students’ individual career goals and linked with courses in specialized fields of study.  

Our Courses 

The English Language Program at TCC currently offers intermediate and advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. EAP courses are designed to prepare TCC students for success in undergraduate level classes offered at TCC, but the English Language Program welcomes any nonnative speaker of English who has achieved a basic level of English proficiency. The topics offered are reading, writing, and combined listening and speaking.

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. 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.

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, and participate in discussions. They will also 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.

Note: Courses marked with asterisk (*) do not earn college credit toward an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.


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 workforce@tcc.fl.edu.