International Student Orientation, Testing and Advising

International Student Orientation, Testing, and Advising will be held January 7, 2019 on the Macon Cove Campus. This is for International Students and any other students wanting to be placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. For additional information, please contact Chris Hastings by email at esl@southwest.tn.edu or call 901-333-4250.

  • Testing for ESL courses
  • Information about Southwest degree programs and policies
  • Advising and placement.

Orientation [January 7]

The International Student orientation for ESL courses will start at 9 a.m. in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 195 (Presentation Theater).

Testing [January 7]

Testing for ESL will be offered at 1 p.m. in the Academic Building, Wing B, Room 139. Students will receive advising and placement appointment times for advising when tested.

Advising [January 7-8]

The International Student advising and placement for ESL courses will take place in the Academic Building, Wing B, Room 139. Appointments for the afternoon will be given during the testing session. During the week, advising appointments will be taken by emailing ESL@southwest.tn.edu.

Courses - Spring 2019 ESL Schedule

Southwest offers three levels of ESL courses, with all three levels focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Courses for the Spring 2019 semester are listed below.


English as a Second Language I – Listening & Speaking
11885 ENGL-1000-110
Time/Day/Location:
9:10am-10:40 AM
Mondays & Wednesdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 171 
January 14 -May 3, 2019

English as a Second Language I – Reading & Writing
11886 ENGL-1001-111
Time/Day/Location: 
10:50am-12:20 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 188 
January 14 -May 3, 2019

English as a Second Language II
11495 ENGL-1002-102
Time/Day/Location: 
10:50am-12:20 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 275
January 14 -May 3, 2019

English as a Second Language III
10421 ENGL-1003-101
Time/Day/Location: 
9:10am-10:40 AM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 291 
January 14 -May 3, 2019

English Composition I
10642 ENGL-1010-131
Time/Day/Location: 
10:50 AM -12:20 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 191 
January 14 -May 3, 2019

English Composition II
10079 ENGL-1020-110
Time/Day/Location: 
12:30- 2:00 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 295 
January 14 -May 3, 2019

Fundamentals of Communication
11563 COMM-2025-105
Time/Day/Location: 
2:10-3:40 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
Macon Academic Bldg C 287
January 14 -May 3, 2019