English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Volunteer State offers a complete English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program of high beginning to advanced courses in reading, writing, grammar, and conversation whether you want to learn English for yourself, a current job, or to prepare for a college degree. Our college also serves international students who want to attend college with a Language Training VISA as recognized through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). We offer a free placement test to help identify the best levels and classes you would benefit from the most which are accessible at our Gallatin, Springfield, and Cookeville Campuses.

How to Apply

  1. Talk with an ESOL Advisor
  2. Apply to the college and complete the admissions packet
  3. Complete free English language placement test (Michigan Test)
  4. Register

Meet the ESOL Advising Team

Karen Hutson
ESOL Coordinator &
Associate Professor of Reading
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Pedro Martinez
ESOL Advisor
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Duane Berry
(F-1 VISA Student Advisor)
Ramar 122 B

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Terry Bubb
Director of Advising
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Preview Courses Offered in Vol State’s ESOL Program

Other Helpful Catalog Information for International and ESOL Students

Admission of International Students

Send other international questions to: international@volstate.edu