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General English for Spouses/Partners

Program Overview

General English Conversation Students at Final Potluck.

This tuition-free English course for VU community spouses/partners helps non-native English speakers with a low to intermediate proficiency develop functional oral language skills commonly used in social situations through a series of listening, speaking, and reading activities.

The program was originally funded by a Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning Instructional Improvement Grant and is currently funded through the ELC.

Program Requirements:

  • Commit to attending the full 11 weeks of classes
  • Agree to being assessed
  • Buy the textbook, available in the Vanderbilt Bookstore
  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis

Who should enroll in this program?

This English-language course is specifically designed for adults at the beginning to low intermediate levels. The course focuses on developing functional oral language skills commonly used in social settings. Through a series of listening, speaking, and reading activities, students learn to talk about common topics, and make simple conversation.

How do I enroll?

General English for Spouses/Partners is offered only in the Spring Semester. In December, you will be able to apply for the class HERE


What is a “Partner”? This course is available to same-sex domestic partners of the VU Community.

For more information about the course, please contact:

Romy Frank, Language Teaching Specialist
Tel: +1 615-322-2277