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Nashville, TN

820 Fairview Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Tel.: (615) 898-2980
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Middle Tennessee State University
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Welcome to ELS/Nashville, located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee! With an enrollment of 23,000 students, MTSU is the largest undergraduate universities in Tennessee, offering more than 140 different undergraduate degree programs and more than 100 different graduate degree programs. <br/>ELS/Nashville has numerous opportunities for our students to experience American culture and daily life. Conversation partners allow for numerous opportunities to meet and practice English with other students in the area. Our homestay families provide a more ?authentic? American life experience for our students. In addition, MTSU/ELS Nashville is located approximately 30 minutes from Nashville, 3.5 hours from Atlanta, and 3.5 hours from Memphis, providing plenty of opportunities for cultural experiences while maintaining a smaller city feel.

  • With an enrollment of 23,000 students, Middle Tennessee State University is the largest undergraduate universities in Tennessee, offering more than 140 different undergraduate degree programs and more than 100 different graduate degree programs
  • There are over 200 student organizations available to our students; including national honor societies, clubs and other student associations.
  • Join ELS on social media! #ELSCenters #ELSNashville

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 120/40
Bank 45/30/15/7
Downtown Area 45/30/15/7
Post Office 30/30/15
Restaurants 2/2/5/10
Shopping Mall/Outlet 60/20
Sports Stadium 10/7/10/7
Supermarket 60/60/15
Pharmacy 60/60/15
Public Transportation 5/2/2








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Programs available at this location

2017 Cost Per Session
$1840 USD
2017 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2017 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD
English for Executives

Group and One-to-One Instruction

2017 Cost Per Session
$5725 USD
Super Intensive English Program

One-to-One instruction

Super Intensive Plus

One-to-One Instruction

Spacious Furnished Bedroom Private Bathroom Washer and dryer in each apartment. Cozy Common Area- with private balcony Fully Equipped Kitchen


Our homestay families are eager to welcome you in their homes! Come experience American culture (family life, meals, entertainment) in a safe, comfortable home, close to the campus of MTSU. You also have the opportunity to meet other language learners as well as practice your English with the homestay family.

Price per Session $800
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $75
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Campus Crossings Apartments(Student Residence (Off Campus))

The Campus Crossings Apartments offers single occupancy rooms in a fully furnished 4-bedroom, 4 bathroom unit. Each student is provided their own private bedroom and bathroom, while sharing the living room, kitchen and laundry facilites with three other students. Rooms include full-size bed, dresser, desk, chair, closet, and private bathroom. Linens are included and the kitchen is supplied with utensils for cooking and eating. Each apartment has a shared living area with free cable TV and Internet access, and a kitchen with cooking and eating utensils so that students can prepare their own meals. Students share responsibility for cleaning their apartment with their ELS roommates. Residents also enjoy access to the swimming pool and hot tub, beach volleyball, 24-hour computer lab with free printing, 24-hour fitness center, tanning beds, and game room with pool table and big screen TV. The apartment management office is open seven days a week, and there is a security officer residing on the premises.

Price per Session $640
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $75
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

Middle Tennessee State University Campus Campus of MTSU Welcome sign of Middle Tennessee State University Campus of MTSU MTSU Building Fitness Room Campus Courtyard Campus Pool Campus Library Inside the Campus Library
  • Computer lab
  • Gymnasium
  • Music practice rooms
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking at Center
  • Free parking at Host Institution
  • Student Health Center
  • Basketball court
  • Library
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • Center NOT handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms NOT handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Tom Cruz

Tom Cruz

Center Director

I've spent my entire life in this community. I grew up right outside of Nashville and went to college at our host institution, Middle Tennessee State University. This community and area have a lot to offer and benefits greatly from a thriving and booming international population. That's why I have stuck around, and luckily, I have been blessed to work in several different areas and levels within our Middle Tennessee community. I'm confident you will enjoy your time here as well.

Sevda Kheshti

Sevda Kheshti

Academic Director

I am originally from Azerbaijan, Baku. I speak Azerbaijani, English, Russian, and Turkish fluently and understand Persian. I have taught ESL for twenty years. As a language student and teacher, I am well aware of the problems that language learners face. I am especially sensitive to the practical aspects of using the English language in everyday life. As Academic Director of the Nashville ELS Center, I am delighted to be participating in the creation of a high-quality academic program and working with professional staff, experienced teachers, and motivated students. Our center is an enjoyable place to learn English and will meet high standards we have set ourselves from the start. Come and explore the world of English in Nashville!


November 1, 2016

We made the activity room as haunted as possible and had some good costumes to show off!

Haunted House

October 27, 2016

We went to one of the best Haunted attractions in town...Nashville Nightmare!

Fall = bonfires and S'mores

October 18, 2016

We had a campfire, hotdogs and s'mores...and some good company!

Pumpkin Carving

September 28, 2016

The weather is still hot in Nashville but we are getting into the Halloween and Fall spirit by carving pumpkins!

Apple Picking

August 8, 2016

We went to Bottom View Farm and picked apples in their orchard and had ice cream at their farm store.

Go USA Fun Park

July 14, 2016

Golf and Go Karts!

Ice Cream!

May 24, 2016

Students love ice cream days :)

Overnight trip to Atlanta

May 24, 2016

We took a 1 night trip to Atlanta where we went to a museum and then spent the whole next day at SIX FLAGS!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

May 24, 2016

We had a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with tacos and a pinata!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

May 24, 2016

We had a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with tacos and a pinata!


May 6, 2016

We took a trip to Adventureworks Nashville. They have 10 ziplines through the canopy of the forest. It was something else.

Happy St. Patty's!

May 6, 2016

An Irish celebration in Murfreesboro

Cosmic Bowling

February 18, 2016

Some bowling in the VIP room...


2017 ELS/Nashville Application

2017 ELS/Nashville Application

2017 ELS/Nashville Center Application

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ELS at Middle Tennessee State University

ELS at Middle Tennessee State University

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Nashville ELS Language Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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