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Texas State Intensive English (TSIE)

Texas State Intensive English Language Program (TSIE)

The Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Program is a non-credit program for students and professionals seeking to improve their English proficiency and communication skills.

Classes are offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions in online and face-to-face formats on our campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock, Texas.

Who Is TSIE For?

  • Adults who want to improve their English communication skills.
  • Students or professionals who want to advance in their English abilities for academic readiness, test preparation, self-improvement, and/or cultural integration.
  • Friends and family of Texas State students/staff who want to communicate better in English.
  • International students participating in exchange through the Education Abroad program, academic programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels, or a visiting scholar program.**

**TSIE does not currently participate in the F-1 program.

Program Dates



In-Person Classes

In-person TSIE courses are offered in San Marcos and Round Rock.

Academic Writing
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speaking & Listening
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 p.m.


Online Classes

Online summer TSIE courses meet on Zoom, with self-paced activities between sessions.

Academic Writing
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Speaking & Listening
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

How to Request Information

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Courses start 3 times per year, in January (Spring), May (Summer), and August (Fall). Spring and Fall courses are 15 weeks long. Summer courses are 8 weeks long.

In-person classes meet for 2.5 hours, two days per week. Online courses meet via Zoom for 1.5 hours, two days per week, with one hour of additional online activities between sessions.

A full-time load of 4 TSIE courses provides 20 hours of instruction each week. This intensive format enables students to develop English proficiency at an accelerated pace.

Program Cost

Fall and Spring courses are $999 each, for 15 weeks of instruction in English. All textbooks and materials are included.

Student Testimonials

For more students' Success Stories, visit our TSIE Youtube Channel

Language Proficiency Examinations

If you are a new TSIE student who has not taken an English placement exam in the past six months, an exam will be provided for you free of charge.

If you have recently taken an English test, we accept the following exams, as long as the results are from the past six months.