The Language Company to Host Open House

Truman State University and the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome the community’s newest partner organization with a ribbon cutting and open house Feb. 6.

The Language Company (TLC) specializes in helping international students with their English goals. TLC employees provide instruction and assessment and help get international students placed at American universities around the country.

The Kirksville Center is one of TLC’s 10 locations in the U.S. and their second to be located actually on a university campus. Other centers are located adjacent or near the university or stand alone. Students at the TLC Kirksville Center are evenly divided between students recruited by Truman and students recruited by The Language Company. Most students recruited by The Language Company eventually apply to attend Truman. The University currently has 47 degree-seeking students enrolled this semester that would not be here if it were not for the partnership with The Language Company.

The Language Company has been partnering with Truman for the past 18 months, but has only recently moved into its permanent on-campus facilities, located in Kirk Building. Since beginning operations in Kirksville, The Language Company has grown to include 20 employees. TLC Kirksville Center has a current enrollment of 34 students and with potential for growth. TLC offers 13 start dates per year so students may enter at a later start date based on their English needs.

Anyone interested in learning more about the services provided by The Language Company can go online to

The ribbon cutting and open house for The Language Company will take place at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 in Kirk Building with an open house to follow. Refreshments will be provided. All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.