TSIE's Mission Statement
The mission of Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) is to provide academic English programs to international students, scholars, and professionals for the goals of academic readiness, test preparation, self-improvement, and cultural integration.
In pursuit of the mission stated above,
- TSIE will provide intensive academic English courses to international students who seek degrees of higher education from colleges and universities in the United States.
- TSIE will provide quality English learning opportunities to international scholars and professionals who seek to improve their English proficiency to be more competent and confident in their area of profession.
- TSIE will provide language learning opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds who seek cultural adaptation by inquiring into new practices and developing cultural awareness.
Overview of TSIE
The TSIE Program offers non-credit-bearing, academic-based, intensive English programs to international students and Texas State University faculty and staff focusing on reading, listening, speaking, writing, grammar, American culture, and test preparation. Classes are offered 4 days per week each semester (fall, spring, and summer) for 15 weeks in the fall and spring and 10 weeks in the summer. All TSIE classes are housed on the main campus of Texas State University and are conducted by professionally-trained instructors with advanced degrees in Foreign Language Education, TESOL, and/or English.
Through participation in TSIE classes, students will engage in activities and assignments geared toward improving academic English proficiency and ultimately obtain the tools necessary to succeed in freshmen-level undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level. Students will be evaluated before, during, and after their participation in TSIE to ensure proficiency goals are met and allow for a smooth and successful transition from language training to participation in credit-bearing degree programs.
The Texas State Intensive English Program at Texas State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2015 through April 2020 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.