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The Language Company(TLC) - Kirksville
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 30students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • (660)627-6001
  • Fax
  • (660)627-6099
  • Address
  • Truman State University Kirk Building 215 100 E. Normal avenue Kirksville, MO 63501


  • Suburban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • Private language institute (at University)
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - The host university offers conditional admission to TLC Kirksville's students.
    - TLC Kirksville students will be granted full access to Truman State University's facilities.
    - By living and studying with Truman State University's students, TLC Kirksville students will experience American college life.
    - TLC provides professional instruction on TLC's mainstream course: the Intensive English Program.

About the  The Language Company(TLC) - Kirksville

  • Since its establishment in 1983, The Language Company has been providing international students with a place to exchange culture and learn new language. TLC not only focuses on students' academic growth but it also emphasizes the coming together of international students and the growth of their ethnic and cultural values. TLC supports students with extensively trained instructors and professional academic counselors who have abundant experiences with foreign students. Accredited by ACCET, TLC offers several challenging courses that promise students with significantly noticeable growth in their English skills. One of TLC's ultimate goals is to prepare students for their future academic endeavors in American universities or colleges. TLC has accomplished such goal ever since its establishment and still works to make every student's academic journey a success. Students, in the past, have been waived TOEFL requirements after completing courses at TLC. As such, TLC is making continuous effort to give as much benefit to international students as possible.

About the  Truman State University

  • As TLC Kirksville's host university, Truman State University currently serve approximately 5,900 students. With its student to faculty ratio at 16 to 1, Truman State University is a 4-year public school providing bachelors and masters program. TSU is the #1 Public university in the Midwest, providing top-quality education to its students.

Conditional admission

  • TLC supports students' transfer to other universities via conditional admission under the assumption that students pay all applicable fess and submit required documents before the official process begins. Conditional admission applications cannot go over two per student. Required documents include completed and signed TLC APS Screening/Release Form, Institution admission application, financial documents, immunization records, recommendation letters and much more. Please refer back the the website in order to get a set list of required documents. Students who have completed TLC Level 9 will receive a waiver on their TOEFL requirement.


Course Information

  • Focusof Study : 
    TheIntensive Language Program aims to achieve maximum outcome in terms ofstudents' English proficiency in order to prepare them for further academicendeavors at American colleges and universities. However, the course is alsodesigned for students who find joy in learning new language.

    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    Upontheir arrival, students will be given a placement test by the school in orderto make an accurate examination on each student's English proficiency and placethem in an appropriate level of class. TLC also provides students with anoptional sixth block lesson at no extra cost.

    Curriculum : 
    The Intensive English Program evolves around a 4-weeksession during which 25 hours of classroom lessons are given per week. At theend of each session, students receive a Final Grade Report from theirinstructors, making its possible for students to see their whereabouts andoutcomes. Equal instruction is given at nine different levels, from beginner toadvanced. Beginners (Level 1-3) learn to communicate in every day situations,understand simple dialogues, read starting level passages and express theirthoughts in a basic manner of writing. Intermediates (Level 4-6) learn toexpress themselves through writing with less errors than beginners, incorporategrammatical structure and rules in writing, develop academic vocabulary andunderstand longer reading passages. Advanced students (Level 7-9) learn tofreely discuss issues on specific topics, participate in debates, writeprofessional paper that incorporates the discussions and analyze other reportswritten by authorities andprofessionals.

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 Weeks
Course Level 9 VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


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Course Schedule

2025-01-27 2025-01-20 2025-01-13 2025-01-06
2024-12-30 2024-12-23 2024-12-16 2024-12-09
2024-12-02 2024-11-25 2024-11-18 2024-11-11
2024-11-04 2024-10-28 2024-10-21 2024-10-14
2024-10-07 2024-09-30 2024-09-23 2024-09-16
2024-09-09 2024-09-02 2024-08-26 2024-08-19
2024-08-12 2024-08-05 2024-07-29 2024-07-22
2024-07-15 2024-07-08 2024-07-01
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32Weeks(month) Choose



School's Admin fee (USD)$ 100
4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16 Week 20 Week
(USD)$ 1,595 (USD)$ 2,871 (USD)$ 3,828 (USD)$ 5,104 (USD)$ 6,380
24 Week 28 Week 32 Week Week Week
(USD)$ 7,656 (USD)$ 8,932 (USD)$ 10,208


Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 200
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (USD)$ $700 (16meals/weekly,transpotation included) (USD)$ $1130 (20meals/weekly,2-4 Person room)

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 50
Other Charges (USD)$ 280    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • TLC offers is its unique homestay program. With experienced, welcoming host families, students will find the greatest opportunity to enhance their English skills and experience the local culture. The host family will provide ride to school each day as well as all three meals and a private bedroom. TLC Kirksville also has the university housing option. Students can choose to live in Truman State University'y dormitory which is close to the TLC center. All rooms are double occupancy.  The last option is off-campus housing for students who prefer more independence and privacy. TLC will help students make arrangements at these furnished, recently-built apartment complex. 

Surrounding Area

  • With its population of 17,000, Kirksville is a suburban town, home to two major universities and many other learning institutions. The serene town atmosphere is collaborated with town's bucolic sports activities such as fishing, paddle boating, sightseeing, swimming and cooking. Kirksville is also close to major cities such as Kansas City, St. Louis, and Des Moines. Kirksville is supported by efficient transportation system. Kirk train operated every week day from 7am to 6:30pm. Amtrak service is also offered from La Plata, Missouri, only 20 minutes away from Kirksville. This will take students to bigger cities like Chicago.


  • Truman State University's facilities include Student Union Building, cafe, coffee shops, bookstore, conference areas, ATM, sports facilities and vending machines. TLC Kirksville language center is located in the Kirk Memorial just north to the Science and Business/Computer buildings.

National Mix

  • TLC has worked with many international students, majority of which come from Asia. Many students are from Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Other students come from Latin American and Europe as well.


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