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English Conversation Sessions

Vanderbilt Sessions

English Language Center

The ELC offers English for Academics and Professionals and Writing Workshops. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/


American Conversation Partners

This is a no-cost conversational English program in which international students and spouses are matched with an American college student or volunteer who will help them improve their conversational skills. We meet on Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m., starting on September 24 in the Koinonia Classroom at Belmont Church, 68 Music Square E., Nashville 37203. Light refreshments are served. Registration is required, and those interested should email Charles Parker: cap3105@bellsouth.net

Belmont International English

Beginning, mid-level, and upper level English classes are offered during the academic year for adults, free of charge. The classes are held at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave., in Hillsboro Village. Applicants will be referred to take a preliminary test before enrolling. Classes for the Fall Semester are expected to begin Tuesday, August 28 (check website). Please contact the following website for more details:http://www.frankjones.org/

Bridge International ESL Fellowship (Green Hills)

Sun., 1:00-2:00 p.m., Bible and ESL class held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 33 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville 37215. Contact Pat Toth: pjtoth@comcast.net.

Cohn Adult High School

English Language Learning (ELL) Classes are available for levels I, II, II, and IV.

International students who are new to Nashville must pre-register at our New Comers Academy located at 2601 Bransford Ave., Nashville, TN 37204.  Call for an appointment for faster service, 615-259-3282. http://www.cohnadulths.mnps.org

Conversational English Classes (Antioch)

Mon. & Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. (starting on Sept. 10, 2012), sponsored by Antioch Church of Christ, 2142 Antioch Pike, Antioch, TN 37013. Registration required in person at the “sign-up Saturday” on August 25th at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Lisa Steele at 615-834-3063.

Conversational English Classes (Brook Hollow)

Sunday 9-10:30 a.m., sponsored by Brook Hollow Baptist Church, 678 Brook Hollow Road, Nashville 37205. Child care. Includes summer sessions. Contact Judy Dalton at 615-673-1851.

ESL (3 levels, citizenship)

Tuesday 6:30-8:15 p.m. (summer session June 5 – July 31, 2012; fall session Sept. 4 – Nov. 20, 2012), sponsored by Crievewood Baptist Church, held at Thrift Smart, 4890 Nolensville Rd., Nashville 37211. Citizenship preparation is also offered. Contact Sam House at 615-268-7272 or James Brown at 615-418-7047.

Friday Conversations at Edgehill Café

This is a great place to practice your English and make new friends from Nashville and around the world. We sometimes have a topic, other times a presentation and often we just talk as friends. We meet most Fridays throughout the year from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Edgehill Café is a coffee shop located at 1201 Villa Place, Nashville TN (across from Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village). Contact Rob Vaughn: robvaughn1@gmail.com


FriendSpeak is a program designed to help individuals who already speak English as a secondary language practice their conversational English using a simplified version of the Bible as the text. Meets Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m., sponsored by West End Church of Christ, 3534 West End Ave., Nashville 37205. Contact Marcia Stewart at 615-497-0212 or email marcia.stewart@lipscomb.edu .


Kol Dodi

Thurs., 5:00-6:15 p.m., sponsored by Kol Dodi, meeting at Calvary Baptist Church at 101 Bowling Avenue (corner of Bowling Ave. and Murphy Rd.), Nashville 37205. Classes also meet during the summer. For more information, call 615-973-6933.


Nashville Adult Literacy Council

The NALC English Language Learning program offers beginner level classes, small groups, one-on-one instruction, and an interactive computer lab to Davidson County adult immigrants aged 18 and over who would like to improve their English communication skills. Initial assessment required. For more information, call the office at 615-298-8060 or email info@nashvilleliteracy.org .


Tennessee Foreign Language Institute

TFLI offers structured classes in advanced conversation in real-life situations, as well as grammar, writing, pronunciation, and TESL preparation for a fee. The placement test, which costs $20, is by appointment.