Center Update

Students, staff and faculty at Middle Tennessee State University are encouraged to be vaccinated for in-person instruction. Unvaccinated students and staff are required to wear masks, practice social distancing and will undergo regular screening and testing. ELS students can receive free vaccinations in the community on arrival!

About This Center

The country music capital of the world is home to the ELS English Language Center in Nashville. Students can immerse themselves in live music, concerts, and cultural events while taking English classes in Nashville. The center is located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee.

The quaint city is located just 30 minutes from Nashville. It’s also four hours from Atlanta and three hours from Memphis, making it easy to see other sites and experience other tourist destinations.

Learn English at Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public institution in Tennessee that offers more than 300 academic programs. The diverse curriculum is complemented by a thriving campus that features a variety of facilities, including sports courts, a fitness center, computer lab, dining facilities and a library.

Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Middle Tennessee State University, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.


IELTS Testing Available

This location is an IELTS testing center. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.

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ELS Nashville | Middle Tennessee State University Facilities

  • Basketball court
  • Cafeteria
  • Center and classrooms are not handicapped accessible
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking at Center
  • Free parking at University
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Music practice rooms
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • Student Health Center
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wi-Fi
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English Language Center Nashville, Tennessee

Housing Options



Students are placed in single occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. Travel time to and from homestays varies, but it usually takes between 15-20 minutes by car. Host families will assist with transportation when needed. The student’s will get to share meals together, explore the city, and enjoy activities with their host family.

Cost per Session: $800

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: 14 meals per week, which are breakfast and dinner daily.


Great Things to See and Do in Nashville

Explore Music City U.S.A.: Nashville is famous for country music, but it also offers entertainment options for all musical tastes.

Grand Ole Opry: This top attraction showcases country music legends and musical newcomers.

Centennial Park: Nashville’s premier park features the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world, a walking trail, Lake Watauga, and the Centennial Art Center.

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