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ESL / TICE Program

Welcome to the International Center for English (TICE) at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro!

International students in the student union

Our center will give you the English language skills necessary for academic and social success. You will quickly master English through expert classroom instruction and through exciting programs and activities offered by TICE.

As a TICE student, you will have free and unlimited access to all University services and facilities with your paid enrollment. This includes recreational facilities, student health facilities, the library, e-mail, computer access, student organizations and clubs, and more!

Additionally, as a TICE student, you will not need to submit any test scores such as TOEFL or IELTS to start our academic programs at ASU when you successfully complete our ESL program!

Proud Member of the AAIEP

AAIEP logoThe International Center for English at ASU is proud to be a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs which demonstrates ASU’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest standards in the field of English as a Second Language.


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Our Mission

TICE provides quality instruction in English as a second language to prepare international students for academic study at ASU or other institutions of higher education in the US. The program seeks to develop students’ linguistic competency, cultural awareness, and critical thinking skills to enable them to succeed academically and to have a positive intercultural experience.


Life at TICE

TICE students at the bowling alley

At TICE, we make sure to provide plenty of opportunity for our students to form friendships and experience a variety of group activities.


Accredited by CEA

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The International Center for English at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period (years) and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency.


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