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ELI Approved to Host Chuo University Undergrads

The University of Tennessee, English Language Institute is approved to host undergraduate students from Chuo University in Tokyo. Students from Chuo University’s Global Management Program will arrive on August 16 for a four-week English training program coming in Fall 2020.

Chuo University undergraduates will gain valuable experience living in a new culture and studying a variety of level-appropriate topics while improving their English language skills.

The program will include 15 hours of English language instruction per week, visits to Tennessee Denso Manufacturing and Radio Systems and presentations from UTK’s Haslam College of Business Management Program.

Students will have various opportunities for social and cultural interaction with Tennessee undergraduates studying the Japanese language and culture. Students will learn more about the history and culture of Tennessee through a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a fun day at Pigeon Forge and a Saturday spent tailgating before the Vol football game.

The English Training Program is designed for first-year undergraduates, in programs such as business management, public management, economics, and other area studies, to learn to read, speak and write on topics within their academic program.

Upon arrival, students will participate in ELI’s testing to determine what core classes they would benefit from taking. There are seven proficiency levels of core classes – Grammar, Reading, Writing and Listening and Speaking.