Part-time English Classes

For those already living or working in the United States, you can take English classes on a part-time basis through our English for Academic Purposes program.  Classes are offered throughout the week and provide students opportunities to refine language skills that support their academic and professional goals. We have courses to meet a variety of needs - from au pairs who want to improve their English conversation to professionals looking to improve their writing skills

  • day and night classes
  • access to university facilities
  • qualified language instructors
  • fun and engaging topics

Apply Now

1. Apply here (part-time application only - not for full-time students)

2. Take an English test online

3. Choose your course (with approval of program director)


We offer courses in listening, speaking, reading and writing that meet your language needs!

Class Location

Classes are on Lipscomb University’s campus in Green Hills, just minutes from downtown Nashville.

Completion and Certificate

A certificate showing the number of hours of participation is provided to part-time students upon completion.

Faculty and Instructors

Faculty and instructors are fully qualified in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), hold advanced degrees and qualifications in TESOL, ELL or ESL, and are skilled in using effective teaching strategies.

Accreditation and Memberships

Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lipscomb University.  The EAP program is included in this accreditation.

Additionally, the EAP program is approved by the Student and Visa Exchange Program (SEVP) to issue I-20s. We are also proud members of EnglishUSA and Study Tennessee.

Online Payment

Once you have been accepted into a class, you can pay your course fee here.