Features of TSIE

TSIE offers many different services to help students achieve academic English proficiency. The list below shows how students and their families can get involved in the student's acquisition of the language and to help promote success in a university setting.

  • 4 core skills at 5 different levels (from beginning to advanced) offered every semester
    • Reading
    • Oral Skills (listening and speaking)
    • Writing
    • Grammar
  • Small class sizes (about 10-15 students per class)
  • Centrally-located classrooms using the latest technology available at Texas State
  • Official language test preparation (TOEFL PBT, iBT, IELTS) class offered every semester
  • Institutional TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) offered each semester for a discount rate ($45)
  • ESL-oriented materials including textbooks, tapes, CDs available for student check-out
  • TOEFL and IELTS-oriented materials available for student check-out
  • American Conversation Partner Program
  • Conversation Circle Program
  • Personalized academic advising and counseling
  • Placement, evaluative, and post-program testing
  • Special events and ceremonies for international students and their families
  • Bi-semester grade/academic status reports (at midterm and at the end of each semester)
  • Certificates of Completion from TSIE (upon request)
  • Omission of language requirement scores through the 4550 Agreement (Students should contact their academic adivsor to confirm their eligibility for this agreement)