The IEP is an institutional credit-bearing program for anyone who wishes to study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and/or English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The IEP is very intensive. Participants will be in class at least twenty hours per week; attendance, participation, and demonstrable progress are required.  In addition, students participate in cultural events including weekend excursions and extracurricular activities.


Special topics in the field will be taught as interest among the students and availability of faculty allow. Possible topics include English for Academic Purposes (EAP), including English that will support college coursework, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP), such as English that will assist educators, businesspeople, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers, scientists, artists, and other learners with focused language needs.


Each course listed is offered on demand for two or three hours of institutional credit.

ESL 095 — Speaking Special Topics

Focus: Developing oral skills with an emphasis on presentations, discussion, vocabulary acquisition, fluency, and accuracy in speaking and pronunciation.

ESL 096 — Listening Special Topics

Focus: Developing aural skills with an emphasis on listening comprehension, authentic listening situations, vocabulary acquisition, and active listening skills. 

ESL 097 — Grammar Special Topics

Focus: Developing morphosyntactical, semantic, and pragmatic competence with grammatical structures.

ESL 098 — Reading Special Topics

Focus: Developing critical reading skills with an emphasis on the application of reading strategies to a variety of academic and/or professional texts, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and phonemic awareness (with phonics).

ESL 099 — Writing Special Topics

Focus: Academic writing with an emphasis on writing as a rhetorical process, vocabulary acquisition, style, grammar, and mechanics.

Cultural Events and Extracurricular Activities:

  • attended the Fourth of July Celebration in Pulaski, Tennessee;
  • camped out at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee;
  • visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama;
  • attended the “Children’s Reading Carnival at Southside Elementary School”;
  • boated at David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee;
  • attended Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music concerts in Pulaski, Tennessee;
  • and toured Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. 

Participants also played sports and used the indoor swimming pool: they had full access to the Curry Christian Life Center, the college’s sports complex.


Credits Gained:

Ten hours of summer coursework beginning July 1 and ending July 29, 2014 


Program Cost:

  • $3,000 Tuition for 10 Hours (Credit, plus certification)
  • $1,200  Room and Board for Four Weeks, Private Room
  • $1,000  Cultural Excursion: New York City
  • $500     Weekend Culture Trips
  • $5,700 Total Cost for Summer Session


For more information, please contact Dr. Eric W. Stalions, Director of Intensive English Program, at 931.424.7367 or click the link below to send us an email.

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478