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ELS Nashville, Tennessee, at Middle Tennessee State University

Learn English in Nashville on a vibrant university campus with ELS Language Centers.

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Discover ELS Nashville

Known as the Music City, Nashville is a star-making place that offers a culturally rich and truly unique American experience accompanied by non-stop music, arts, and energy.

Embrace the lively music scene, historic landmarks, and southern charm that make Nashville an exceptional destination for English study and entertainment. Learn English in Nashville at ELS on the welcoming campus of Middle Tennessee State University. At ELS Nashville, you’ll immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere of Nashville while experiencing the amazing learning atmosphere and excellent facilities on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Discover the best of both worlds as you live and learn in Nashville’s happening biggest suburb, Murfreesboro, and enjoy access to Nashville where you can explore the city’s world-famous live music scene, popular attractions, exceptional food, and a wealth of cultural experiences.


Learn English in Nashville at Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University offers more than 300 academic programs including highly regarded Recording Industry and Aerospace programs. The diverse curriculum is complemented by a thriving campus that features a variety of facilities available to ELS students, including sports courts, a fitness center, computer lab, dining facilities and a library.

Considering transferring to an American college or university after your English studies? Upon successful completion of ELS Intensive English level 112, you meet the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Middle Tennessee State University, alongside several esteemed partner colleges and universities in the vicinity.

Explore the Middle Tennessee State University
Students sitting outside on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in the USA  near ELS Language Centers.

Why you should Choose
ELS Nashville for Your English
Learning Experience

  • Study English at ELS and explore the vibrant city of music while enjoying the safety and comfort of the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Nashville’s biggest suburb, Murfreesboro.
  • Immerse yourself in the complete American university experience as you connect with Middle Tennessee State University students and take advantage of the university's top-notch facilities.
  • Enjoy access to downtown Nashville, where you’ll discover the dynamic atmosphere of one of the United States’ most spirited cities.
  • Select the ideal program tailored to your objectives and interests, whether seeking intensive Academic English study or a curriculum allowing exploration of the United States.
  • Experience our specialized, engaging curriculum and renowned English training – ELS’s Intensive English level 109 or 112 fulfills the English language entry criteria for over 600 colleges and universities across the USA!

Unique opportunities at
Middle Tennessee State University


American Conversation Partnerships

ELS students can connect with current MTSU students to practice their English conversation.

Class Visitation

University Class Auditing & Visitation*

We offer free class visits for you to experience learning at MTSU. ELS level 110 students can audit full MTSU classes as well.
* Additional fees may apply.

Explore the ELS Nashville Campus


Jamie Trusty
ELS Nashville Center Director

Jamie Trusty has taught English language learners from the U.S. and countries around the world for over fifteen years and has experience administrating testing systems such as IELTS. Her background in teaching English as a second language helps her to stay in tune to the needs of students as well as teachers as Center Director at ELS Nashville. As a Murfreesboro local, Jamie helps students adapt to and thrive in the local culture.


Important Campus Info


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    Years Old
  • 12-15
  • 18

ELS Nashville | Middle Tennessee State University Campus Facilities

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  • cafeteria
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  • gymnasium
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  • library
  • music-practice-rooms
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The library at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville, the host institution of ELS Language Centers in Tennessee, USA.
The fitness center at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville, the host institution of ELS Language Centers in Tennessee, USA.
Fitness Center
The science building at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville, the host institution of ELS Language Centers in Tennessee, USA.
Science Building

Things to do in Nashville

Explore Nashville's top attractions to make your English study experience unforgettable. 
An interior view of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of country music through exhibits, artifacts, and interactive experiences.

An exterior view of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS English Language Centers.

The Parthenon

Visit this full-scale replica of the ancient Greek monument set in the heart of beautiful Centennial Park which houses an art gallery and acts as a backdrop for local theatre productions.

A nighttime view of the Broadway Honky Tonk Highway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Broadway Honky Tonk Highway

Wander through downtown Nashville’s lively streets, filled with iconic live music bars (known in Nashville as “Honky Tonks”), restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

An audience watching a show inside the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Rayman Auditorium

Enjoy a concert at the "Mother Church of Country Music," known for its exceptional acoustics and historical significance – the Ryman features shows from a variety of music and other genres.

People gathered around a mural in the Gulch neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

The Gulch

Discover a trendy neighborhood featuring chic boutiques, art galleries, breweries, murals, and a wide variety of dining options.

A wooden bridge surrounded by trees along the trails of Shelly Bottoms Greenway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Enjoy 5 miles of nature trails, wildlife, and scenic views along the Cumberland River in this expansive urban park, perfect for running, biking, hiking, or skating.

A sign outside the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA near ELS Language Centers.

The Johnny Cash Museum

Delve into the life and legacy of the iconic musician at this comprehensive museum dedicated to Johnny Cash.

ELS Nashville
Student Residence

The off-campus student residence is located within walking distance of the center. Students also have access to the shuttle bus from the residence to the ELS Nashville center. Units are furnished, private apartments with a full suite of appliances and utilities. Students can enjoy a lounge area, resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, barbeque grills, and more.

Housing availability and confirmations are contingent on university and/or provider approval and are subject to change.

An outdoor view of the ELS Nashville Student Residence building and yard space.
  • price
    Cost per week
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  • Meals
    Meals not included
  • age
    Minimum Age
  • off-campus
    Off campus
    Get to the ELS campus in five minutes by walking.

Discover ELS English Programs in Nashville

Intensive English

Our most complete English learning experience, designed to develop your language proficiency to support success in English-speaking higher education, business, or in any activity where you need to speak English well. Choose this program if you plan to attend one of the 600+ colleges that recognize ELS level 109 or 112 for language entry. 

Semi-Intensive English

Make English language development a priority while still leaving plenty of time to discover local culture and activities. Enjoy four daily English lessons designed to quickly improve your English communication skills. Outside the classroom, connect with locals and discover the attractions in your USA study city. 

American Explorer

The American Explorer Program offers a casual English learning experience while providing plenty of free time for local discovery and American cultural immersion. Designed for the curious explorer, this relaxed study program will help you improve your English to enrich a short-term study adventure. 

English for Executives

English for Executives is built to cater to the unique needs of business executives and professionals. Combine group classes designed to build comprehensive English skills with private lessons tailored to your specific learning needs and business communication goals.  Available for individuals or for teams. 

Super Intensive English

A fully customizable, one-on-one course designed for executives and professionals to quickly gain proficiency in business English. Choose 15, 20 or 30 lessons per week, and schedule this flexible program at a time that fits around your professional and personal commitments. 

Where to Find ELS Nashville

ELS Nashville is located on the Campus of Middle Tennessee State University:

  • 820 Fairview Avenue,
    Tennessee, United States
  • (615) 898-2980