The English Language Center (ELC) is a program run through Lee University’s TESOL program which allows people from the Cleveland, Tennessee community (normally immigrants or refugees) to learn English for free. Every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., these people come to learn English from Lee University TESOL majors and minors. Lee University’s own students are the teachers and leaders in this program. There are 5 levels of English classes taught at the ELC, from True Beginner to Advanced, as well as a Young Adult and Children's Program. Once you include people from these three areas, the ELC has over 160 people coming through its doors every week! For more information, please see the contact information below.

Chris Blake
Office: Vest 106-D
(423) 614-8223
[email protected]

Betsy Poole
Office: Vest 106-A
(423) 614-1172
[email protected]

Thursdays from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 pm

Walker Memorial Building,
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
11th St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

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